Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 28th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!
If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday August 28th :
Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
This week at market, we are offering again our pre-selected, pre-packed bags of fresh vegetables. These bags are something akin to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We assemble bags of our highest quality veggies based on whatever is fresh and in season for that week. In the bag, we aim to have some combination and quantity of at least six different vegetables with a combined value around $20. We also include a brief note from Farmer Greg and a farm-tested recipe. Each bag costs $15.
This week’s bag will likely contain some combination of the following: head lettuce, mini-cabbages, carrots, scallions, summer squash, zuccchini, cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes, and parsley. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at email@example.com by noon on Thursday. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
We also plan to have many other items for walk-up sales—watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Also, again this week our market stall will be run by our crew member Forrest. Be sure to ask him about his special hot sauce!
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Blackbird Farms LLC
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Have you tried our Wild Green Salt? It is a blend of organic herbs from Grandson’s Garden, and wildcrafted herbs that I collect here in west Michigan. Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, chives, ramps, nettle, field garlic, garlic Himalayan Pink salt, Real Salt and love! It is delicious on most anything. We especially enjoy it on our eggs in the morning.
Sunset Tea is back! Cooling soothing sun tea for relief on a hot day. Love, hibiscus, mint, Linden leaf & flowers, citrus peels. All OG or wildcrafted.
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Teas, honey, balms, self-care products, and more!
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
Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $5/doz. $12/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
Two new varieties this week: Purple & Austrian Crescents.
Also: Butterball, Red Skins, Yellow: $2/lb.
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): $5.50/lb. (5-7 lbs) (state approx. size
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
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI. The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter. The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm. The sheep are Certified Grass-fed and Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World.
We should have bacon back this weekend, along with some new pork cuts like baby back ribs, boneless loin roast and some new sausage flavors. Check Friday’s update for a complete list
Available this week:
Breakfast links. $14.00lb. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links. $14.00lb. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst. $14.00lb. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00lb. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Boneless Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Braise, appraise and rave. Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast. $8.00lb. Wine and dine. Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast. $14.00lb. Melt in your mouth amazing. 1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb. $10.00lb. Epitome of a roast. Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb. $10.00lb. Any way you cut it: delicious. Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. 2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb. Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
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
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack. $14.00lb. Impressive cut, delectable meat. 4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack. $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!! 8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
OUT Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork. Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb 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
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
OUT Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea. Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage. $10.00ea. Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
New! Pork Butt Roast. $9.00lb. Halved. Just under 2 pounds.
OUT Pork Shoulder Roast. $9.00lb. Halved. Just over 2 pounds.
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb. My favorite for deep frying.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Back! Hocks, fresh. $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Trotters (aka pig feet). $5lb. Collagen-rich. Makes you look 10 years younger! 2 per pack. Avg. 0.75lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Back! Ham Slice. $10.00/lb. So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
OUT Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Back! Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Back! Pork Steak. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5-1.5lbs/pkg.
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
OUT Ground Pork. $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
Text or call 231 288 6112
Please do so by Friday at 4pm. Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm. 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/#
Rib steaks $13.75/# (ribeye, with bone)
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We sell by halves and quarters!
We have halves available for Saturday pick up, or there’s a waiting list for fall halves and quarters. Please contact us for more information!
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
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 while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
PASTURED EGGS – Loads of eggs now! The new hens are really laying well. They are free range on fresh green grass.
$5.00 per dozen
New! Cherry Tomatoes $5.00 lb
New! Red Norland Potatoes $5.00
New! Dragon Red Carrot Bunch $5.00
New! Heirloom Tomatoes $3.00/lb
New! Swiss Chard $3.00 a bunch
New! Laccinato Kale $5.00
New! Winterbor Kale $5.00
PASTURED CHICKEN New! Batch of chickens!
Broth pack $4.00/lb
New! Pork Chops $8,00lb
New! Italian Brats $9.00 lb
Butt Roasts $8.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Ribs $8.00/lb quartered slabs.
New! Zucchini Bread $4.00 mini loaf
New! Banana Bread $4.00 mini loaf
New! Peach Crumb Top Pie $15.00
New! Peach Galette $8.00 (8inch)
New! Blueberry Coffee Cake $8.00 (8 inch square)
New! Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
Ultimate Granola made with organic oats, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, olive oil and maple syrup. $5.00 bag
Cinnamon Rolls 4pack $5.00
Morning Glory Muffins $3.00
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
New! Broccoli Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular.
Please send order via email firstname.lastname@example.org or l
Have a great week,
Liberty Family Farm
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to our NEW WEBSITE
And look for the ORDER FOR SWEETWATER button in the upper right corner.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
If you need to pay with cash or check at the pickup:
Phone orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday August 28th:
Chili Cheddar $8.00
Lumbertown Rye $7.00
Oceana Rolls 5 for $6
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $9.50
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, August 28th:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $3.50 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: $2.50 each
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Peanut Butter Granola $9.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
NOVA Bakery of Muskegon
NOVA will have the following this Saturday… Please get an order to me by Wednesday before you drift off to sleep to guarantee you get the delicious items you want. I will bring my extras as well!
GF BAKERY ITEMS:
-NEW: GF Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie $3: 72% dark chocolate chunks, organic oats with crisp outer edge and chewy center
-Buckwheat Bars $4: chewy brownie, crunchy organic buckwheat, perfect treat!
-Hazelnut Biscotti $6: whole and ground organic hazelnuts give this a more delicate crunch and amazing flavor! Dipped in 72% dark chocolate
–NEW Flavor: Cafe Miel Clouds $5: organic/local honey from Pine Row, 3 Speed organic espresso and organic Saigon cinnamon sweetened with only maple syrup-so light and tastes like a dream! (also dairy free)
-Buttercrunch Toffee $5: 4 ingredient magic!! Thin layer of organic toffee coated in 72% dark chocolate
-Chocolate-Coated Pepita Brittle $6: organic pepitas toasted and coated in a local honey brittle and 72% dark chocolate
GF CHOCOLATE Bars:
-88% Grand Cru chocolate bar $8: single-origin, intense dark chocolate flavor! (also dairy free)
72% dark chocolate with inclusions: (small $3/large $6-please specify size!):
-NEW: Toasted Seeds-pumpkin, hemp and sesame seeds (also DF)
-Mango Chili Lime (also dairy free)
-Breakfast: granola, raspberry and yogurt crispies
-Toasted Organic Hazelnut (also dairy free)
-Candied Organic House-made Ginger (also dairy free)
-Tropical (also dairy free)
-Peanut Butter (also DF)
-Milk & Cherries: single-origin milk chocolate and tart Michigan cherries
-Solid 72% (also DF)
-Solid 43% single-origin milk
I accept Venmo, PayPal, cash, check and all credit/debit cards. Please let me know if you have any special requests or questions!
Addy Kinziger, RD, Pastry Chef
NOVA Super. Natural. Bakery. LLC
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia We will return soon. We are butchering more beef. Contact us if you are interested in a quarter. email@example.com . You can have it cut and wrapped however you would like if you order in the next few weeks!
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
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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