Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Thanks for the feedback on “A Call to Farms”. Many of you suggested we have another gathering similar to the one we held at the Grand Haven Church of the Dunes in March of 2013 (?) If you are interested in helping to organize this and/or have suggestions for location & time please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Please remember that Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by Tuesday 6PM.
Funny Farm will be on hand Saturday with lots of items available for walk up sales!
Pine Row Farm welcomes Fancey!
Woven Farm will be on hand with freshly harvested microgreens!
Vendors attending Saturday April 23rd:
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.
CHICKEN GIZZARDS, LIVER, AND FEET: $3/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 beef cattle are predominantly black angus, with small percentages of other breeds, including Charolais, Simmental, red angus, shorthorn, and Hereford, mixed in. The first calf of the year has arrived! He and his first time cow are doing great! She is quite meticulous about keeping him bathed. 🙂
Prices listed are per pound.
NY strip: $16.50
Sirloin sizzlers: $11.50
Ground round: $7.75
Short ribs: $7.00
Skirt steak: $9.25
Hanger steak: $10.00
Soup bones: $2.25
We sell by halves and quarters! Please contact us if you are interested.
New and noteworthy, as well as 100% grass fed: We have recently welcomed a sweet natured Jersey cow, Fancey, into our herd and are planning to offer cow milk shares soon. Please contact us for additional information 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 also available. 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
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:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
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
Note: I have pulled the pork links off the menu due to an error made by my processor/slaughterhouse in a recipe change. I apologize for the confusion. And thank you for your continued support!
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 $12.0/# 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.
OUT L rst Neck Roast $8.00/# Wine and dine. Avg 2 lbs per pack.
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 Sweet Italian $14.00ea My Mom’s favorite. 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/# Xmas 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 $6.00/# 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 Ribs, Spare, half $7.50/# Tiny but mighty. Avg 0.7#/pk.
P Ribs, Spare, whole $7.50/# Not much bigger than tiny. Avg. 1.2#/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/# Changed recipe w/o my knowledge. Contains BHA, maybe? 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, but no nitrate. Avg 0.7#
Text or call 231 288 6112.
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!
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: Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, April 23rd:
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00
Toasted Walnut Batard $7.00
Hazel Road Rustic $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $6.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, April 23rd:
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 Molassses cookies with candied ginger)
Vanilla Shortcakes: (On Vacation for Winter—but we will accept special orders of 12 or more)
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10.00
Peanut Butter Granola $10.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Funny Farm of Grant
Hello, all. Here’s hoping that spring is really here now! A few cold
days and nights but I think we’ve rounded the curve called winter. The
spring plantings have begun also. This is my offerings this week. See
you Saturday morning!
Jellies, apple, blueberry, wild grape and elderberry.
Eggs, medium and large
Dried mushroom powder, for soup or gravy
Dried kale, great for smoothies or sneaking into sauce
Dried onions and scallions
Woven Farm of Whitehall
Hello! I will have microgreens for walk up purchase this Saturday. An updated list of available greens will be shared in the Friday Newsletter!
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!
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!
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be at market again in May.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
We are attending a wedding and will return on April 30.
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
INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order
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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