Sweetwater Monday Newsletter for Saturday April 30th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, April 30th 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Monday Preorder Newsletter
New! We’re super excited to welcome Lauren & Tony Dematteo of Dark Water Coffee who will be joining the market soon – stay tuned!

Scholls Farm says asparagus & rhubarb is just around the corner.

Please remember that Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by Tuesday 6PM.

Vendors attending Saturday April 30th:

Liberty Family Farm &  Bakery of Hart
FARM FRESH EGGS! $5.00 per dozen
From the Hoophouse
SPINACH $5.00 bag
Whole Chicken $5.50 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $10.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Thighs $7.00/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Livers $5.00
Turkey Drumsticks $5.00/lb
Wings $5.00/lb
Pork Chops $8.00/lb
Pork Shoulder  Roasts $10.00 lb
Ribs $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $9,00/lb
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
English Muffins $6.00
Apple Cinnamon Bread $5.00
Cranberry Bread mini loaves$5.00
Raspberry Muffins $4.00 made with our very own raspberries.
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $4.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the market! Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com and we will send an invoice on Friday evening through email.  Feel free to pay with cash on Saturday. Please email if you do not get a confirmation within 24 hours. Thank you very much!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $6/doz., $15/flat, no limit. Duck: $10/doz.
DRESSED BROILERS: (frozen whole): 7+ lbs. $5.50/lb.
2022 Broilers will be available in late June – Order now, still only $5.50/lb. –
state weight and quantity.
Rhubarb and Asparagus just around the corner!
Place all orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 9:00pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
Our cattle are all born and raised on the farm, except the two bulls, currently Pistol and Turbo, and our Jersey milk cow, Fancey. We are quite particular about the demeanor of our cattle and raising them ourselves gets them accustomed to us from the beginning. Despite the names that the bulls came to us with, they are manageable fellows. 🙂
Prices listed are per pound.
Ribeye: $17
NY strip: $16.50
Sirloin sizzlers: $11.50
Ground round: $7.75
Short ribs: $7.00
Brisket: $9.00
Skirt steak: $9.25
Hanger steak: $10.00
Liver: $4.50
Tongue: $6.00
Soup bones: $2.25
Oxtail: $6.25
Suet: $1.25
We sell by halves and quarters! Please contact us if you are interested.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
Goose eggs! Our geese are American Buff.
At least two of our hives were winter casualties; one hive had operated consistently for 7 years.
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Pints $10
Quarts $16
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Quarts $16
Gallons $55
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely. They are eating hay and certified organic feed while we all wait for pastures to green up. We do have a waiting list for pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added. Pork should be ready by fall, and Ofelia looks close to farrowing!
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Lambing season is half over here at The Pasturage. They are so cute! I cannot wait to get the flock out on grass, and I bet they cannot wait either. It is one of the most peaceful things in the world to observe a flock of sheep happily munching grass. May all our munching be as happy (I’m here to help you with that)!
L Chop Loin $16.00/# Classic cut. 2 per pack, avg .47 lb / pk.
L Chop Rib $16.00/# Tender nugget in an arc of bone. 2/pkg, avg 0.36 lb/pk.
L Ground Lamb $12.00/# Shepherd’s pie. 1lb tube.
L ofl Bones, Soup $5.00/# Now cut into pieces!  Avg 1.5 lbs per pack.
L ofl Heart $5.00/# Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
L ofl Kidney $5.00/# Deviled kidneys, so good!  2 per pkg, avg 0.3 per pkg.
L ofl Liver $5.00/# Conveniently pre-sliced. Avg 0.5-1 lb per pkg.
L Rack Of Lamb, Half $16.00/# 4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
L Rack Of Lamb, Whole $16.00/# 8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
L rst Leg Bone-in $14.00/# Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
L rst Leg Boneless $14.00/# Any way you cut it: delicious. Netted, range 3-4 lbs / pk.
L rst Shoulder Boneless $10.00/# Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
L rst Sirloin Roast $16.00/# Small crowd pleaser.  1/pk, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs.
L saus Bratwurst $14.00ea Perfect for pork averse people.  5 links in 1 lb package.
L saus Breakfast links $14.00ea Breakfast is better with lamb!  10 links in 1lb package.
L saus Kielbasa $14.00ea Not just for pork. No sugar or dextrose. 5 links in 1 lb pkg.
L saus SPICY Breakfast links $14.00ea Add a little heat to your morning!  10 links in 1lb package.
L saus Italian $14.00ea New recipe, still Italian but not sweet. 5 links in 1lb package.
L Shanks Osso Bucco $10.00/# Singly packaged, so order three to make a whole shank.
L Shanks Whole $10.00/# Stunning. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 2.2 # per pkg
L steak Leg $14.00/# Christmas in July! 1/pk, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb/pk.
L steak Shoulder $10.00/# Slow and low. 2/pk. 0.75 – 1.1lb/pk.
L steak Sirloin Steak $16.00/# Nothing says special like sirloin. 1/pkg, avg .77lb/pk.
L Stewmeat $12.00ea Kebob ready. 1lb pkg.
M chops $13.00/# Mutton chops, more than just a hair style. 2/pk, 0.75 # avg.
P Bacon NO NITRATE $16.00ea Sliced in a heap. Avg. 1#/pk.
P Belly $10.00/# Fresh side pork, skin off. Avg. 0.5#/pk.
P Chops $11.00/# 3/4″-1″thick, 2-4 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
P Fat Back $3.00/# My favorite for deep frying.  Range 0.5-2.0 lbs per pack.
P Fat Leaf fat $5.00/# Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
P Ground Pork $9.00ea Versatile.  1 lb. tube
P leg Hocks, Fresh $5.00/# For Schweinhaxe. 2/pk, range 1.5-2lbs.
P leg Hocks, Smoked NO NITRATE $8.00/# Pea soup. 2 hocks cut into 3 pieces each, avg 2#/pk.
P leg Pork Shanks $5.00/# Also for Schweinhaxe. 1/pk, range 1.5-2lbs.
P ofl Ears $5.00/# Also great raw dog treat.  Two per pkg. .25 – .5 lb
P ofl Heart $5.00/# One per pkg. 0.75 – 1.25lb
P ofl Jowl, fresh/cheek $5.00/# Make your own jowl bacon. 1-2 lbs per pack.
P ofl Jowl, Smoked NO NITRATE $8.00/# Aka guanciale or jowl bacon. Sliced. Avg .75#/pk.
P ofl Kidney $5.00/# One or two per pkg. 0.25 – 0.75lb
P ofl Liver $5.00/# Zinc your cold away with liver. 0.5-1.5 #/pk.
P ofl Neck Bones $4.00/# Budget cut, lots of meat and nutrition. 1-2 #/pk.
P ofl Snout $5.00/# Collagen rich. 1/pk, avg 0.5#/pk.
P ofl Tongue $5.00/# Makes the best tacos. 0.3-0.7 per package.
P Pork Steak $11.00/# Better than beef!  2/pk, 0.75-1.5#/pk.
P rst Ham, fresh $10.00/# Put home-smoker to use. Whole (2-4lbs).
P rst Loin Roast $12.00/# Prime rib of pork. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
P rst Shldr, butt, fresh, whole $12.00/# The back of the shoulder. Whole (3-4lbs).
P rst Shldr, fresh $12.00/# Traditional pulled pork cut. Half (1.5-2lbs) only.
P saus Andouille $13.00ea Last chance, discontinued recipe. 1 lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Brats $13.00ea Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Brats, Jalapeno $13.00ea Mild heat, booming flavor.  1lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Breakfast Links $13.00/# Labeled wrong. Real ingredients: pork, water, salt, sugar, spices. 10 links.
P saus Chorizo $13.00ea A Sweetwater favorite. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Italian $13.00ea Perfect for spaghetti. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Kielbasa $13.00ea Fresh German style. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Polish $13.00/# No sugar or dextrose. 4 links, range 0.8-1.7#/pk.
P Smoked Ham slice $10.00/# So easy, practically serves itself for dinner. 0.5-2.0 #/pk.
P Smoked Ham slice NO NITRATE $12.00/# Has cane sugar, brown sugar. Avg 0.7#
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112. 
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm for Sweetwater Local Foods Market pick up.  Otherwise, whenever.
Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) at pick up is preferred.
Or I can do a credit card at pick up.  Or, finally, I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to www.laughingtreebakery.com
And look for the ORDER FOR SWEETWATER button in the upper right corner.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
To pay with cash or check at pickup send an email order to: Hilde@laughingtreebakery.com
Please note: We will be raising several bread prices beginning May 1 st .
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, April 30th:
Chile Cheddar Bread $8.00
Lumbertown Rye $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $6.00
Michigander $6.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, Apri. 30th:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $4.00 each
COOKIES: $3.00 each
Tree Hugger (PB Choc. Chip Cookie–VEGAN)
Whangdangdoodlers (Dark chocolate batons and walnuts)
Pecan Maple Oaties (Oatmeal Raisin with pecans and Mich. Maple syrup)
Hilltoppers (Ginger Molasses cookies with candied ginger)
Vanilla Shortcakes: (On Vacation—but we will accept special orders of 12 or more)
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10.00
Peanut Butter Granola $10.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Forest Finds of Muskegon
-Tallow Balm 25$/4oz 15$/2oz
Tallow made from Pine Row suet. Infused with white pine, calendula, marshmallow root, and propolis. Bit of jojoba and beeswax. Perfect for extra dry or irritated skin. I use this on my face as well.
-Turmeric Honey 12$/4oz
Organic turmeric, ginger, and black pepper in our raw honey. A potent paste off the spoon or mixed into your tea. Excellent with warm milk.
-St Johns Wort Oil $25/4oz
Organic olive oil infused with fresh St. John’s wort. This blood red oil is very helpful for inflammation, nerve irritation, and shingles. Body oiling is a lovely way to calm the nervous system.
-Juicy Rose Honey Electuary 15$/4oz
An electuary is a honey herb paste taken for medicinal benefits, and also delicious! You can add to tea or eat directly off spoon. This is a blend of wild roses, sharavari, schizandra berries, and cardamom. This blend used to support stress, energy, and libido.
-Sale on all hydrosols! 11$!
Plant facts! 
Kava kava is a root medicine from the South Pacific. It has a rich history with many uses. It is a muscle skeletal relaxant, soothes anxiety, and helps to ease communication. Great for social settings, or with friends. Kava kava is in our Cacao Kava hot cocoa blend – On Sale! $10
We also have Kava Kava extract. For 10$/oz. This is great for stronger or quick acting doses. Kava will create a numbing sensation in the mouth. I find it gives me a kind of buzzy relaxed feeling.
Moon Glow – Face Serum $25
Anti-aging, reduces fine lines, softens and soothes.
Calendula, sea Buckthorn, rose hips, sandalwood, frankincense, helichrysum, argan, and jojoba.
Herbal Toner $15
Soothing and clearing. Remove excess oil, and tighten pores. Calendula, yarrow, rose Water, and witch hazel.
Forest Balm $10
A multipurpose balm for skin protection, chest rub and muscle rub. Smells like the pine forest!
Heal All $10
For cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, and rashes. A seasonal blend of skin healing, and soothing herbs.
Magnesium Butter  $12
Magnesium is essential for relaxing muscles, brain, and nervous system.
Coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter, and magnesium chloride.
-Propolis lip balm $5
Our honeybee propolis combined with our beeswax and jojoba oil.
-Garden Balm lip balm $4
Plantain, calendula, and more, combine to make a soothing green lip balm. I like this for chapped noses and cheeks too.
Hydrosols $15/2oz
Hydrosols are the molecular water from a distillation. They contain the essential oils of the plant along with other healing constituents. Can be used as room or body sprays. Some are ok for internal use, and wounds.
Available: Yarrow, balsam fir, thyme, tulsi, and rose.
Smudge Sticks $5
Aromatic herbs are used traditionally worldwide, and burned to cleanse the air of bacteria and negative energy. Wildcrafted with intention and ceremony on Michigan’s lakeshore. A rotating selection of Michigan evergreens.
*Citrus Rose Bath Salts 7$
A blend of magnesium and Dead Sea salts with wild rose, sweet orange, and sandalwood. 2-3 baths worth.
Wild Green Salt  $10
Rotating blend of wild and organically grown herbs infused into Real salt.
Elderberry Syrup $15/4oz
A great antiviral with respiratory support, that is also delicious! Can be taken regularly by the spoonful when symptomatic, or enjoy as a treat when desired. Wild elderberries, wild cherry, turkey tail mushroom, usnea, warming spices, our raw honey and a touch of potent honeybee propolis.
-Fire cider! $10/2oz, $20/4oz
A potent blend of apple cider vinegar, and our honey, infused with onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, cranberries, white pine, and more. Great for immune support, or add to salad dressing, or marinade.
Teas, Tisanes, Infusions  $10
Organically grown and sustainably wildcrafted herbs, as locally sourced as possible. Approx. 20-25 servings.
*Nourish – A nourishing blend for all ages. Raspberry leaf,nettles, oatstraw, red clover, mint
*Mallow Balm – Soothe & Support. Lemon Balm, marshmallow leaf, bee balm, and hawthorn leaf and flower
*Tranquility – Relax, and relieve
Lemon Balm, damiana, linden, lavender, skullcap, and sweet fern
*Cacao Kava  $10
Functional hot cocoa! A synergistic blend of cacao and kava kava root with medicinal mushrooms and creamy coconut milk, and maca root. Kava kava is especially enjoyable for a relaxed mind and body, or in social situations and conversation.
Tinctures $10/oz up to 8oz sizes available.
A product of the hive, excellent for immune support, tooth problems, and overall health.
*Forest Guardian
A blend of 6 medicinal mushrooms harvested by me in Michigan forests. Double extracted to give you more medicinal benefits.
Adaptogenic herbs to help you deal with stress. Productive and focused without burnout.
*Heart’s Ease
A heart healing, heart opening blend. I love this formula for relieving grief and anxiety that resides in the heart.
*Sunshine Elixir
A traditional blend of lemon balm and St. John’s wort for supporting seasonal mood shifts, and chronic viral support.
*Kava Kava
Muscle skeletal relaxation, anti-anxiety, and social lubricant.
Herbal extract used as digestive tonic for bloating, heartburn, indigestion and occasional gas.
Blends available: Grapefruit Spicebush Rosemary, Balsam Hawthorn
Raw Local Honey
Our honey is small batch, completly raw and unheated, minimally filtered, and only glass jars. The bees are only given minimal natural treatment. Grown right here in Muskegon!
By Volume:
4oz – $5
8oz – $10
Pint – $15
Quart – $25
Half Gallon – $50
New! Infused honey! 7$
4oz jars with herb infused honey. These are great by the spoonful or in your tea.
Available: Cottonwood, osha, balsam fir, and tulsi.
Orders can be placed until 5pm Friday.
Contact me @ ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Woven Farm of Whitehall
CSA Shares are still available!
I am offering half and whole shares for vegetable CSA and a floral CSA! Both include added perks. Learn more here:
Market Cards are available! – if CSA is not your style, but you would like to support the farm through an early season purchase, consider a market card. It is a gift card that I add an extra 20% of the value to, that can be used on any of the farm offerings + gets you all of the additional perks I offer to traditional CSA customers! To learn more:
Seedlings are available for preorder! I am offering preorders on seedling plants this year! This will allow me to grow a bit more sustainably as it will prevent over seeding and wasting resources. (I will have limited seedling availability for walk up purchases though May and June)
However, if you would like to guarantee yourself seedlings consider preordering below!
All seedlings will be healthy and well rooted in a 3” pot, ready to transplant into your own garden!
All seedlings will be available to pick up on farm or at Sweetwater market from late May through June!
Order here:
Please reach out via phone or email with any questions regarding CSA! – I would love to grow ya an abundance of fresh veggies+flowers all season long!
Samantha Otto

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be at market again in May. 
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return soon, in the meantime see below.
Shady Side Farm
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe

1. Look over the list. Each vendor has a unique deadline for when they need to receive your pre-order depending on their product. Send your pre-order by email to each vendor you want to order from, within their required deadlines.
2. Vendors will respond back by no later than Friday before market day with an order confirmation and an invoice that in most cases will allow you to pre-pay for your order. If a vendor is not set up to take payment online they will accept checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.

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To remind everyone about what is unique about Sweetwater, here is a link to the Sweetwater Pledge to Our Customers. This Pledge is signed by all vendors, and we stand behind it. http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015-final-sweetwater-pledge-to-customers-update.pdf