Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, January 22nd, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
This cold weather calls for soups & stews, so start making your lists – we’ve got great products to inspire your cooking this week!
And just as I’m about to start complaining about being stuck out in the cold again for another winter pandemic season I saw pictures of vendors out in the cold at Fulton Street Market in Grand Rapids, for 3 hours! Yikes, farmers & food producers – you are a tough bunch! We are still continuing our search for indoor shelter for the winter, so if you have ideas for a space email me at email@example.com – thanks!
Shady Side Farm is back this week so be sure to stock up on Einkorn & spelt flours and beans! And Earthscape Farm & Sweetwater Curated have winter veggies along with lots of other goodies!
Preorders are the lifeblood of this market right now, so order up, please!
Vendors attending Saturday January 22nd :
Shady Side Farm of Holland
Shady Side Farm will be at the market this Saturday, January 22. I welcome pre-orders by email before Friday at 5 pm. I will respond to every email—if you don’t hear back from me, follow up. If you would like me to send an invoice ahead of time to pay by credit card, let me know. Otherwise I will assume you will pay at the market with cash/check. I will take a few extra beans and a little bit of flour/ground corn, but your best bet in getting what you want is to pre-order.
Certified organic heirloom dry beans available in 1# bags, $10 each:
Amethyst – Creamy texture, mild flavor
Arikara Yellow – Intense flavor, hold shape well, baked beans, soups
Dapple Grey – Hold shape well, meaty texture, deep flavor, great for soup
Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food
Jacob’s Cattle – Big & meaty, taste like potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili
Medley – Random mixture of our beans, good for soup
Painted Lady – Slightly sweet bean, smooth, creamy texture, good all-purpose bean
Rouge et Noir Cowpeas – earth flavor, holds shape well, all purpose bean/pea
Spanish Tolosana – Rich & creamy, hold shape well, good for chili, bean salads
Zebra – Smooth, creamy texture, full-bodied flavor, good all-purpose bean
Certified organic non-heirloom dry beans, available in 1# bags ($6), 2# bags ($10), or 5# bags ($20):
· Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes
· Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, fall apart under long cooking
Ground products from our certified organic heritage corn in 1# bags ($5) or 2# bags ($8):
· Corn Flour, great in muffins, pancakes, waffles, and more, also available in 4# bags ($14)
· Corn Meal, can be used for polenta
· Coarse Grits, good for grits or polenta
Ground products from our certified organic heritage grain in 12 oz. bags ($5), 24 oz. bags ($8), or 4# bags ($16):
· Barley Flour
· Einkorn Flour
· Spelt Flour
Bran from the grinding of the einkorn, available in 9 oz. bags ($4). Great for bran muffins (recipe on the back of the bag). Enough for 2 batches.
Dehulled berries from our certified organic heritage grains:
· Einkorn Berries, in 1# bags ($8) or 2# bags ($15)
· Spelt Berries, in 1# bags ($6) or 2# bags ($10)
Berries can be ground for flour, added to soups like barley, or soaked and cooked like rice for a hearty, nutty whole grain pilaf or breakfast cereal.
Wool dryer balls, 1 for $7, 3 for $20, and 6 for $35.
Wool hats (crocheted beanies), $25. Please let me know if you are interested in looking at these—I can take them along if there is interest, but I won’t bother if no one emails me. (No obligation if you email about the hats—I’ll just take them along.)
See you Saturday!
Shady Side Farm
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
~~ We’ve had a nice WARM vacation and are back in Farming business now. It’s COLD here!
EGGS! WE RAISED SOME NEW HENS. The chickens laid really well while we were gone, but the cartons didn’t get dated. They are from January 1st – January 21st. $4 per dozen.
RED CABBAGE $2 and $3 each ~ AND WE HAVE ENOUGH STORED TO LAST UNTIL SPRING!
RED AND YELLOW Onions $2 per lb, OR $3 FOR A QUART!
GARLIC $2 per head!
CELERIAC! $2 – $3 DEPENDING ON SIZE
Note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, but please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS: BEEF ROASTS! BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
We butchered end of December and have 2 quarters available. We butcher again the end of January. Get on the list! You save about $100 per quarter buying beef like this.
Please let us know if you want to pay at pick up (cash or checks made out to Earthscape Farm), or on line with a Square invoice.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb 1 & 2 per package
RibEye $14 / lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak $13/ lb. 2 per package
Sirloin Steak $10/lb. 1 per package.
Flank Steak $10 / lb. 1 per package
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb. I FOUND 1 PACKAGE!
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak $6.50/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump, English and Arm Roast $8.00/lb. BUY 2 of any roast, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck! $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef $6.50/lb. ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb. 2 per package and 4 per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
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, January 22nd:
Chili Cheddar Bread $8.00
Lumbertown Rye $7.00
Honey Oat $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, January 22nd:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $4.00 each
Cherry 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
Lovely Lemon Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10.00
Peanut Butter Granola $10.00If you forgot to preorder by Tuesday we will have a small selection of breads and pastries available for walk up purchase.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram
Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $6/doz. Limit 1 dozen.
POTATOES: Butterball, Red skins, Austrian Crescents, Purple, Yellow, and
Adirondack Red (pink inside). All spuds $2/lb. Buy in quantity; 10lbs/$17,
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): sizes starting at 5.5 lbs – 7+ lbs. $5.50/lb
CHICKEN GIZZARDS, LIVER, AND FEET $3/lb
Place 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:
NY strip steaks $13.75/# (1 pack of 2 left)
Arm roasts $7.50/#
English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Ground round $7/# (2# left)
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/# (2 packages left)
Soup bones $2/#
We also sell by halves and quarters! Please contact us if you wish to be added to the waiting list for spring.
We have 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 currently. We do have a waiting list for spring pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Making stock with pork feet is not something you should put your foot in your mouth about. Shout it to the rooftops! It’s high in collagen, which according to https://www.healthline.com/
Sweet Italian links. $14.00lb. My Mom’s favorite. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Boneless Shoulder Roast. $10.00lb. Braise, appraise and rave. Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $10.00lb. Curry approved. Avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast. $8.00lb. Wine and dine. Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast. $16.00lb. Melt in your mouth amazing. 1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb. $14.00lb. Epitome of a roast. Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb. $14.00lb. Any way you cut it: delicious. Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
OUT (back Feb. 20) Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Heart. $5.00lb. Aorta be standard fare. Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb
Soup bones. $5.00lb. Whole bones for bone broth or raw dog diet. Range per pack 1-3 lbs.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Brisket. $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
Half Rack. *low stock, pre-order only* $16.00lb. Impressive cut, delectable meat. 4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack. $16.00lb. Get ready to Grill!! 8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $16.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Steaks and such
Sirloin Steak. $16.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Leg steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $10.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat. $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Brats. $13.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Chorizo. $13.00ea. A Sweetwater favorite. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Italian. $13.00ea. Perfect for spaghetti. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Kielbasa. $13.00ea. Fresh German style. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Breakfast links. $13.00 per lb. The packages avg. 0.85-1 lbs with 10 links per package.
Fresh Ham. $10.00lb. Half (1.5-2lbs) or whole (2-4lbs). Put that home-smoker to use.
Loin Roast. $12.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb. My favorite for deep frying. Range 0.5-2.0 lbs per pack.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Jowl, fresh. $5.00lb. Make your own jowl bacon. 1-2 lbs per pack.
Hocks, fresh. $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork shanks. $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1-2.5lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. 0.75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. 0.25 – 0.75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock. 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Ears. $5.00lb. Also great raw dog treat. Two per pkg. .25 – .5 lb
Pork Snout. $5.00lb. Don’t be weirded out, it’s good for you. One per pkg. .25 lb
Cuts of the smaller variety
Back! Ground Pork! Verstatile. $9.00ea. 1 lb. tube
Pork Chops. *low stock, pre-order only* $11.00lb. 3/4″-1″thick, 2-4 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
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.
Forest Finds of Muskegon
–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
Skin rich oils infused with evergreen resins and needles. A multipurpose balm for skin protection, chest rub and muscle rub. Smells like the forest!
–Mama’s 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.
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 $5
Aromatic herbs were used traditionally worldwide, and burned to cleanse the air of bacteria and negative energy. Wildcrafted with intention and ceremony on Michigan’s lakeshore. A rotating selection of Michigan evergreens.
*Citrus Rose Bath Salts 7$
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 sea salt.
–Elderberry & Wild Cherry 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 bark, turkey tail mushroom, usnea, warming spices, our raw honey and a touch of potent honeybee propolis.
–Osha Root Candy $7
7 gram bag of osha root candied in michigan maple syrup. Aromatic root for strong respiratory support.
*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
*Be Gone! – Cold, flu, and allergy, head clearing.
Hyssop, lemon balm, goldenrod, elderberry, elderflower, and licorice root
*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 $15
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 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.
Anti microbial, antiviral, excellent for immediate immune response.
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 given minimal natural treatment or no treatment. There are seasonal batches available, if you prefer early harvest or late, let us know! 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. Available: Cottonwood, osha,
and immunity blend – with echinacea, rudbekia, anise hyssop, and white fir.
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Note: Because we have a minimum required for order please stock up where possible to ensure an order!
Deadline for preorder this week is Wednesday noon. Please email back at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Providence Farm of Traverse City
Rainbow Carrots $3.00 lb
Orange Carrots $3.00 lb
Gold Beets $3.50lb
Stutzman Farm of Blanchard
Candy Cane Beets $3.00 lb
Green Cabbage $1.00 lb
Naturally Nutty of Traverse City
Peanut Butter, smooth. 12oz. $6.50 ea
Pepita Sunflower Butter, smooth. 12oz. $6.50 ea
Food for Thought of TC
Fruit preserves. All certified organic. 8 oz. $6.00 ea
Pick your favorites from:
Apricot Chardonnay, Strawberry Basil, Spiced Cherry, Cherry Raspberry, Blueberry Merlot
Note: Please list your 1st & 2nd preference as we need 6 of any kind to place order.
Mycopia Mushrooms of Scottville
OG Chef Sampler Mix of Trumpet Royal, Velvet Pioppini, Brown/Alba Clamshell 8 oz $6.00
New! Farm Country Cheese House of Lakeview
Our cheeses are pure, simple, and clean. We use milk made by cows on our local Amish dairy farms and follow Amish traditions and practices. Because the health and comfort of the cows are a top priority, the small dairy farms that we work with raise herds of only 4 to 20 cows, where each cow is hand-milked twice daily. In the operation of our equipment and business, we use minimal amounts of electricity, which is supplied to us by an electric cooperative.
Medium Sharp Cheddar 8 oz $6.00 ea
Jack Cheese 8 oz $5.00 ea
Marble Cheese 8 oz $5.00 ea
The Brinery of Ann Arbor
Storm Cloud Kraut $9.00
Sea Stag Kraut $9.00
Hot Holy Matrimony 5oz $6.50 habanero peppers, distilled vinegar, carrots, onions, garlic, filtered water, sea salt
Kim Chi Oh Gee $10.50 (napa cabbage, carrots, apples, dried hot pepper, onion, garlic, fresh ginger root, filtered water, sea salt)
Idyll Farms Cheese of Northport
Kidding season for goats, no cheese available.
Send orders to: email@example.com
Payment: You will receive an invoice Friday to pay online or if you would rather you may pay by check payable to Sweetwater Curated, or cash at Saturday pickup, and thanks
We are planning to visit again on February 5th, so please send us your orders as soon as possible! Email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
LIBERTY FAMILY FARM & BAKERY
This week we will NOT be at market. We will return for every week after that:)
The Woven Farm of Muskegon
Check Friday’s news for microgreens, heres some info about our 2022 CSA shares, and market cards available for purchase! If you are looking for a great way to support the farm, as well as an abundance of fresh veggies this season, check out these options!
Note: CSA pick up location is flexible: Wednesday on farm (North Muskegon) or Saturday at Sweetwater Farmers Market!
Check out the CSA info here: https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop
Have a lovely week!
Cheers to good growing!
Three Speed Coffee of Muskegon
We are traveling to a warmer clime for a bit and will return to market on February 5th.
Chad & Lori Shepard
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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