Sweetwater Saturday December 19 One Hour Pre-order Drive Through Farmers Market

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Sweetwater Local Foods Market

DRIVE-THROUGH Pre-Order Market
Saturday, December 19th 2020
Limited One Hour Market: 10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Sweetwater Community
The first vaccines are going out as I write this, and we can begin to hope that there may be an end in sight to this awful pandemic. Please know that the vendors of Sweetwater appreciate all of you very much, and hope that you will have a happy, safe & peaceful Christmas Holiday with your loved ones.

PLEASE NOTE: The market will be CLOSED on the day after Christmas, December 26thWe will be OPEN on the day after New Years, January 2nd.

Below you will find the list of what is available for pre-order at Saturday’s market and also which vendors may have extras available on their tables that you can add to your purchases as your drive through.
Payment is accepted online when you preorder, or cash/check at time of pickup.
Please see instructions at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Order & Pick Up at Market
Vendors attending Saturday December 19th

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Shady Side Farm’s deadline for orders is Friday at 11 am. I will be at the market Saturday with the following available for pre-order. You may order from our website, or simply email me
what you’d like and whether you’d like to pay with cash, check or credit. If you choose credit, I’ll send you an email no later than Friday noon with a link to pay via credit card. If you choose cash or check, I’ll send you an email no later than Friday noon with your total due so that you can write the check out ahead of time, or gather the cash. If you don’t hear from me by Friday noon, it might mean I didn’t see your email.
Heirloom dry beans available in 1# bags, $10 each:
Arikara Yellow
Jacob’s Cattle
Jacob’s Cattle Gold
Lina Cisco Bird Egg (a cranberry bean)
Medley (a mixture)
Painted Lady
Spanish Tolosana
Yellow Indian Woman
Zuni Gold
Pinto beans in 1# bags, $6 each
Black Turtle beans:
1# bag, $4
2# bag, $7
5# bag, $16
We do NOT have any corn meal or grits, as the City of Holland has laid off the miller, and we can’t get any corn ground. 🙁
We have grass-fed lamb:
Ground 1# – $13
Stew 1# – $13
Bones for broth 3-4# – $12
Shanks (two) – $20 (free shanks recipe with each purchase)
Liver – $7
Boneless Roast about #3 – $40
Leg of Lamb – $15/lb (let me know how big a leg you’d like)
Chops (four) – $24
Wool socks, mittens, hats, dryer balls, felting kits.
Mill-made wool crew socks (men’s shoe size 13-15 ONLY) – $18
Mill-made wool hiker socks (women’s shoe size 6-8 ONLY) – $25
Felting kits – $12
Dryer balls – 3/$20 or 6/$35
On Saturday, I may have Mike’s hand-cranked wool socks along ($36), some rugs (price varies), some recycled wool sweater mittens ($32 or $38) and hats ($44).
Shady Side Farm
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe

Mund Farm of Rothbury
Certified Organic apples! Enterprise apples from Country Mill of Charlotte. Will have extra for drive-up sales.
Note: I’ll be at market every other
week (next time will be Jan 2nd )
Pre-order – Via email Friday by 12:00 Noon to; grmund@aol.com
Payment by check to Greg Mund; or cash in an envelope…Thank You!!
On your sign ”Mund Farm – ##”. I will confirm pre-orders with a number assigned to it, so look for the return email confirmation with your number
Quantities Available:
Quarts (2 1/2 lbs.) @ $4 ea.; Peck (5 qts.) @ $12 ea.;
1/2 bu. @ $18 (22 lbs.); 1 bu. @ $30 (44 lbs.); Please bring your container(s) for ½ and 1 bu.
Apple Sauce (1 qt. jar); Apple Butter (13 oz. jar); Apple Cider (frozen – ½ gal jug); $6 each
Enterprise (recent addition from Country Mill)
 A McIntosh – Golden Delicious – Rome cross apple
 Long shelf life
 Best for eating and cooking
 Late season apple that stores well

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Cabbages large heads $6.00
Orange Carrots $5.00 a bag
PASTURED EGGS – Finally they are starting to lay well!!
$4.00 per dozen
Whole $5.00/lb
Breasts $10.25/lb
Thighs $6.00/lb
Drums $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth pack $4.00/lb
Stewing Hens 2.00/lb
Drumsticks $ 6.00/lb
Wings $ 6.00/lb
Maple Breakfast Sausage $12.00/lb
Garlic Basil Sausage $12.00/lb
New! Nitrate Free Bacon $10.00 /lb
New! Nitrate Free Hocks $6.00/lb
Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Chops $8.00/lb
Roasts $8.00/lb
Ground Pork $7.00/lb
Italian Brats $9.00/lb
Maple Bulk $8.00/lb
Garlic Basil $8.00/lb
New! Rugelach – a special Christmas cookie. A cream cheese dough, peach jam, cinnamon, and walnuts. 4 to a pkg $3.00
New! Decorated Gingerbread Christmas Cookies 2/pkg $2.00
New! Christmas Star- made with a slightly sweet bread dough, cinnamon, and shaped as a star. Perfect with coffee or tea. approx. 10″  $15.00
New! Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular
New! Apple Cinnamon Babka $9.00
Oatmeal Bread $5.00
Banana Bread $7.00
Morning Glory Muffins $3.00
New! Cranberry shortbread bars (3×3) $3.00
NEW! CRANBERRY WALNUT BREAD $8.00 A yeasted dough studded with walnuts, and cranberries!
Apple Galettes $9.00 made with local organic Ida Reds!
Apple Crumb Top Pies $14.00 made with local organic Ida Reds!
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
English Muffins $5.00
Round Ball Bird Ornaments $12.00
Christmas Santa $12.00
Snowman Pin 3 ” round $8.00
Poinsetta Pin 3″ round $8.00
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com by Friday. We will invoice on Friday evening through the email. Please call if you don’t get a confirmation on your order in 24 hours. Thank you very much!
The market will be closed on Saturday Dec 26. We will return to market on Saturday Jan 2nd. Have a great week,
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Forest Finds of Muskegon
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!
Here’s a short list of what you’ll find at the Etsy Shop:
Elderberry Rosehip Syrup
Moon Glow Face Serum
Cotton & Violet Body Whip
Mama’s Heal All Salve
Cacao Kava
Herbal Steam – blend of aromatic herbs for sinus & congestion clearing
Rest & Digest Herbal Tea
Nourish Tea
Wild Green Salt
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

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
*Please note that the market will be closed on December 26.*
We will accept orders until 5pm this Friday. We will be able to get totals out Friday evening, hopefully by 8:30 pm. 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:
T-bone steaks $14/# (3 left)
Porterhouse steaks $14/# (2 left)
Round steaks $7/#
Skirt steaks $8/#
Brisket $8/# (2 left)
Ground beef $6.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Burger patties $7.50/# (packages of 4, .3#ea)
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Heart $4/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We have broilers or boilers available. $5/#+$3 each for cleaning. Birds will be frozen, whole, and bagged, not vacuum sealed.
We have the following honey, in plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Fall Pork
We raised pigs with certified organic feed from Heritage Organics, and are selling them only by halves. We have a few halves available with total cost range from $436.03-$483.43 including processing. They’re frozen and ready for market! Please contact us for additional information and to schedule delivery.
Next Pork 🙂
We’re happy to have our Idaho Pasture Pigs home. We’re working on naming them. They are roaming a large fenced area behind the house for the winter. They are breeding stock. 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.
Christmas Gift Ideas
*We’ve always offered gift certificates, available for any denomination you choose!
*Honey and maple syrup are popular shelf-stable items for gifts!
*We have done custom beef packages for Christmas. Just specify what value and favorite cuts, and we’ll put it together for you!
*Ground beef is versatile and delicious. We can make up gift packs of ground beef, just let us know how many pounds apiece!
*Split up one of those pork halves. Keep some in your own freezer and gift some to your friends and family!
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year, 
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia  ~~ We will be at Market on Saturday, December 19th! 
We have lots of beef!  Pre-Orders only, by Friday 6pm, please.  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.  Remember, there are a few cuts that are very limited in availability – hanger and flank steaks for example.  
GRASS FED BEEF BY THE PACKAGE: Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /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.
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak  $7/lb. .3 to 1# per package
Round Steak  $6.50/lb.  .3 to 1# per package
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground sirloin!  $8 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.  2 or 4 per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.00 per lb.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Please note: After this Saturday, 12/19—we will not return to Sweetwater until Saturday, January 9th . We will be at The Cheese Lady in Muskegon on Wednesday, Dec. 23rd with fresh
bread and pastries.
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to our online store:
This is our preferred platform for orders at this time.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
If you need to pay with cash or check at the pickup:
Please email
Phone orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
GIFT CERTIFICATES are available!
In any amount. Please email us if you would like to order one.
For Saturday, December 19 th :
PANETTONE! An Italian Christmas bread made with rum-soaked fruits, toasted almonds, vanilla, candied orange and lemon, and Boyajian citrus oils. $15
CHOCOLATE CHERRY BREAD: For chocolate lovers everywhere! A scrumptious sourdough made with cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate batons, and Michigan Montmorency cherries. $10
These two loaves (and more!) are also available on Wednesday, December 23 rd at The Cheese
Lady. Accepting Email orders now!
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, December 19th:
CRANBERRY ORANGE ALMOND BREAD $9.00 (Available through December 23 rd )
Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00
Panettone $15
Chocolate Cherry Bread $10
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $9.50
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 (a loaf we donate to Mission for Area People’s food pantry) $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, December 19th:
Morning Buns $3.50 each (A naturally-leavened cinnamon roll with ground pecans and a touch
of 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: These can be ordered in batches of 12 through the winter months.
$12 shortcakes for $30.
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Peanut Butter Granola $9.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller

NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
The final weekend before Christmas!  I have great gifts for everyone’s stocking or for the chocolate lovers in your life.  Please send me your orders by Wednesday @ 10:00pm to guarantee your order.  After that, I won’t be able to take additional orders for Saturday pick up, but may be able to arrange pick up from Kitchen 242 on 12/21 or 12/22.  Anyone that has a preorder for 12/19, look for a confirmation email from me by tomorrow.  Stay safe and shop local!!
Hot Chocolate Bombe: $6
72% chocolate sphere filled with Magic Chocolate Powder and mini house-made marshmallows!  Pour 1 cup of any hot milk and stir for the perfect single serving of amazing hot chocolate!  (DF)    Flavor options:
-Vanilla Bean
Holiday Bonbons (4 piece box): $10
-PB Meltaway: organic peanut butter and milk chocolate
-Peppermint Mocha (V): dark chocolate with locally-roasted espresso, peppermint oil and organic peppermint candies
-Spiked Eggnog: lots of fresh-grated nutmeg and a little spiced rum
-Snapping Turtle: ginger-infused caramel, candied organic ginger and toasted organic pecans (like a turtle, but with a BITE!)
Star Wars Chocolates (in limited supply!)
-3 piece set: Darth (72%), yoda (milk), storm trooper (white): $6
-Millenium Falcon (72%): $5
Peppermint Bark Bar: $7 
72% chocolate, white chocolate and organic candy cane pieces
Winter Wonderland Bar: $8
white chocolate snowflake/snowman pressed into milk chocolate with sprinkles
Into the Woods Bar (V): $8
organic walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans and sprinkles pressed into 72%
Agate Bar (V): $7
solid 72% with natural cocoa butter design
Chakra Box: $16
-Red: raspberry
-Orange: Cafe Miel (honey cinnamon latte) (DF)
-Yellow: Turmeric Spice Coconut Milk (V)
-Green: mint meltaway (V)
-Light Blue: lavender
-Indigo: blueberry balsamic
-Purple: PB (V)
Coffee/Chocolate gift set: $10
Collaboration with Three Speed Coffee-great gift set for any coffee and chocolate lover on your list!  Pre-order 2 bags of 2oz coffee of your choice plus 2 Espress-o Yourself Bonbons (GF/V/soy-free)
Magic Chocolate Powder (V): $7
makes 8-9 cups of the BEST hot chocolate using your favorite milk!
Buttercrunch Toffee: $5
4-ingredient magic!  Thin layer of butter toffee double-coated with 72% chocolate!
I accept the following payments: cash, check (please make checks out to: NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery.LLC), credit or debit card (I will run it on my square at pick up), Venmo and PayPal
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Phone: 614.216.2546
email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
-IG: novasupernaturalbakery
-FB: @NOVA.bakery1
Check out my IG and FB pages for pictures!

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
Deadline Friday 6pm
New! Great gift idea – We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
New! Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Only one variety will be offered each week, and if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you! Add the cost to your bean order, or bring $3 cash, please & thanks!
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm.
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash, in sealed envelope at Saturday Market pickup.
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.
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards! Woot!
No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Coffee Price & Sizes
8oz Whole Bean & Ground – $9.00
14 oz Whole Bean & Ground on pre-order – $15
Bali Blue Moon (Earthy, Butterscotch, Cocoa, Med Body)
Sulawesi Toraja (Molasses, Graham Cracker, Dark Chocolate, Med/Full body)
Plus our regular line-up:
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
CONTACT: Chad & Lori Shepard
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm.
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash, in sealed envelope at Saturday Market pickup.

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
There is an order going in for the list below on Wednesday by noon. Please email back at sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com if there is something you want so I can be sure to include it in the order. Thanks!
All produce is certified organic.
Providence Farm of Traverse City
OG Parsnips $3.00 lb
OG Rainbow Carrots $3.50 lb
OG Orange Carrots $3.00 lb
Second Spring Farm
OG Sweet Potatoes $3.00lb
Stutzman Family Farm of Blanchard 
New! OG Curly Kale Lg Bunch $4.00
OG Red Beets $2.50 lb
OG Red or Green Cabbage $1.50 1-1.5lb, $2.00 2-2.5lb $3.00 3.5+lb
Grazing Fields Eggs of Charlotte
$4.50 a dozen large brown eggs
Here’s a link to Grazing Fields practices:
Rose Products Tofu of Ann Arbor
OG Extra Firm Tofu From Michigan organic soybeans $3.00 lb
The Brinery of Ann Arbor
The Brinery’s tempeh is the only raw, unpasteurized tempeh made in the Midwest. https://thebrinery.com/tempeh
Tempeh Frozen Original 8oz $5.00
Tempeh Frozen Burger Patties 8oz $6.00
Tempeh Frozen Chorizo Crumbles 8oz $6.00
Tempeh Frozen Bacon Strips 8oz $6.00
Sea Stag Sauerkraut turmeric & seaweeds $7.50
Storm Cloud Zapper Sauerkraut Beets & Ginger $7.50 ea
Ludwig Farmstead Creamery of Fifthian, IL
For this week choose from :
Kickapoo Kickapoo is a semi-hard, raw milk cheese reminiscent of an aged Parmesan, with  fresh, buttery flavors and a sharper finish.  It has a distinctive green rind.
Vermilion River Blue  Vermilion River Blue is a triple cream cheese with a soft creamy texture punctuated with gentle notes of blue.
Sangamon Double Cream  Made with day-fresh milk and added cream, Sangamon melts well as a recipe ingredient.
Jakes Havarti A raw milk, semi-soft cheese that melts well, favorite of the founder Jacob Ludwig.
Jakes Havarti Herb Dill, garlic, and chervil give this semi soft creamy cheese a fresh herb taste.
All cheese comes in 4-5 oz wedges for $6.00 each.
Idyll Farm Cheese of Northport
Fresh pastured goat cheese
Plain, Garlic & Herb, Lavender Honey or Fennel Pollen 4oz $4.00 ea
Aged cheeses
Idyllweiss round 4 oz $6.00
Mont Idyll 5 oz $6.50
Camembert 7 oz $7.00
Idyll Gris – Wheel $15.00
Mycopia Mushrooms of Scottville
 OG Brown Clamshell Mushrooms 4oz pkg $3.50
OG Chef Sampler Mix of Trumpet Royal, Velvet Pioppini, Brown/Alba Clamshell 8 oz $6.00
Naturally Nutty Nut Butters of Traverse City
OG Smooth Peanut Butter 12 oz $5.50 ea
OG Crunchy Peanut Butter 12oz $5.50 ea
New! OG Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter $6.00 ea
New! OG Pepita Sunflower Nut Butter $6.50 ea
Send orders to:  sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
Payment: You will receive an invoice Friday to pay online or if you would rather you may pay by check payable to Diana Jancek, or cash in a sealed envelope please, at Saturday pickup, and thanks!

All vendors will continue to wear masks as part of our Covid19 Policy.
All customers are asked to please remain in their vehicles as they pass through on market day.
Please visit the Sweetwater Facebook Page for more details on our Covid19 Policy and what we are doing to keep everyone safe.

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 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.
3. Market Day. Important! Please see the attached map with arrows indicating which way you should plan to approach the market. We have 3 sections opened now and are refining the traffic pattern plan every week!
Please plan to line up and stay in your vehicleWe will also have signs to help point you in the right direction.
4. Please note! Using a sheet of paper at least 8.5 x 11, please list all of the vendors you have orders with in black marker (or something as visible), large enough for vendors to see it clearly.  Please put your first & last name at the top of the list. Tape or hold up the list to the side window or front windshield where it will be most visible.
5. Have your trunk, or designated area of your car ready to receive your goods. A cooler is suggested for refrigerated & frozen items.
6. As you drive through, each vendor will bring your order to your vehicle and place it in the trunk or other designated space, and collect payment if you have not paid in advance. Again, please have checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope with your name and the name of the vendor on the outside of it.

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