Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, May 14th 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
We are happy to welcome a new coffee vendor: Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears! They will need your orders by Wednesday, just go to their website and make your selection!
Please remember that Laughing Tree needs your preorders by no later than Tuesday at 6pm.
Blackbird Farms will be back with more herb & vegetable plants, and with the weather forecast this week as high as the 80’s we will all be wanting to get out into our gardens!
Vendors attending Saturday May 14th:
Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears
Tony & Lauren DeMatteo started their coffee roasting company in 2019 with the mission to support farmers that take pride in what they do and who deserve to be compensated fairly for their hard work. They purchase certified organic & fair trade coffees and have a pretty incredible selection at their website here: www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com
They roast every Wednesday. When you place an order at their website you will choose your pick up option and place “Sweetwater Pickup” in the notes section.
Welcome Tony & Lauren!
Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We’ll be back at market this Saturday with a larger selection of herb and vegetable plants (including several heirloom tomato varieties!) for walk-up sales. And new this week, you have the option to pre-order via our online form, which will ensure that you’ll be able to get the plants you want on Saturday without waiting in line. The order deadline is noon on Friday.
We will have plants available at Sweetwater throughout the month of May (and perhaps into June), both for walk-up sales and pre-orders. (A new form will be published each week to reflect current inventory.)
And in case your May Saturdays are already jam-packed but you still want to purchase some plants, all Sweetwater friends are cordially invited to our on-farm plant sale and perennial exchange on Thursday, May 19, 5:00-8:00 pm (5213 Roosevelt, Coopersville, MI 49404).
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Blackbird Farms LLC
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
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, May 14th:
Elbridge Parmesan Olilve Bread $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye $7.00
Big Country $8.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $7.00
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, May 14th:
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 till Memorial Day weekend—but we will accept special orders
of 12 or more)
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10.00
Peanut Butter Granola $10.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
RHUBARB! $2.50 a bunch.
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.
Asparagus is 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.
I heard the first whippoorwill song last Wednesday, 5-4. Pastures are growing, and the herd and I are looking forward to another summer of grazing.
100% grass fed beef:
The beef we picked up from the processor in April is moooving quickly. We have beef at the processor that will lengthen our list again soon.
Prices listed are per pound.
NY strip: $16.50
Ground round: $7.75
Short ribs: $7.00
Hanger steak: $10.00
Soup bones: $2.25
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.
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
On May 21 we will not be at Sweetwater. We will be at Muskegon Farmers Market, though. Likewise, during June and July, we will not be at Sweetwater but we will still be at the Muskegon Farmers Market, and our stall is actually 148. We will return to Sweetwater in August.
Also, people wonder what we will have for walk up. Pretty much everything on this list is available for walk up in small quantity unless the listing says *low stock, pre-order only* or it is marked OUT in which case I usually give a date when it will be back in stock. If you want more than one of something, then I advise pre-ordering.
Spring! Sun! Salutations!
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 Side Pork $10.00/# Small packs, 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. *low stock, pre-order only*
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 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 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. *OUT until 5/28*
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#
P Smoked Ham, whole NO NITRATE $12.00/# Has cane sugar, brown sugar. Avg 2.5#
Text or call 231 288 6112.
Please do so by Friday at 4pm for Sweetwater Local Foods Market pick up. Otherwise, whenever.
Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) at pick up is preferred.
Or I can do a credit card at pick up. Or, finally, I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage!
The Woven Farmstead
Hello! I will have microgreens for walk up purchase this Saturday. An updated list of available greens will be shared in the Friday Newsletter!
I will also have a limited number of small spring bouquets available. If you buy a veggie or floral CSA for Mothers Day, a bouquet and card will be included. ( Can be purchased through the link below, or at market!)
Veggie + Flower CSA Shares are still available! – Check out the options + added perks!
Market Cards are available! – if CSA is not your style, but you would like to support the farm through an early season purchase, consider a market card. It is a gift card that I add an extra 20% of the value to, that can be used on any of the farm offerings + gets you all of the additional perks I offer to traditional CSA customers! To learn more:
Seedlings are available for preorder! I am offering preorders on seedling plants this year! This will allow me to grow a bit more sustainably as it will prevent over seeding and wasting resources. (I will have limited seedling availability for walk up purchases though May and June)
However, if you would like to guarantee yourself seedlings consider preordering below!
All seedlings will be healthy and well rooted in a 3” pot, ready to transplant into your own garden!
All seedlings will be available to pick up on farm or at Sweetwater market from late May through June!
Please reach out via phone or email with any questions regarding CSA!
Cheers to good growing!
Forest Finds of Muskegon
-Tallow Balm 25$/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$!
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 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.
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.
A heart healing, heart opening blend. I love this formula for relieving grief and anxiety that resides in the heart.
A traditional blend of lemon balm and St. John’s wort for supporting seasonal mood shifts, and chronic viral support.
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!
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
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Our son Walter is out west sheep shearing and we are traveling out to pick him up and then visit a few sights while we’re out there. We will return on June 4th.
Liberty Family Farm
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return soon. If you have questions or want to buy from the farm:
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
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
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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.
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