Sweetwater Saturday May 16th One Hour Pre-Order Drive Through Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
DRIVE-THROUGH Pre-Order Market
Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Limited One Hour Market: 10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
To our Sweetwater Community:
Thank you all for your cooperation in helping make this One Hour Pre-Order Drive Up Market work! With over 370 positive cases of Covid19 in our community we are trying to do everything we can to keep all of us safe and still enjoy fresh local foods. Like all area farmers markets we are now requiring all vendors to wear masks. Because you stay in your vehicle we do not require that customers wear masks but of course it is your choice if you want to do so. If you are new to the market please read the directions below and see the map.Here are the steps to take to secure your place in line this coming Saturday, May 16th:

1. Look over the list below. 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.
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. It’s very helpful if you make two signs, one for each side, so that way vendors don’t have to cross back and forth in front of your vehicle to see your list.
5. Have your trunk, or designated area of your car ready to receive your goods. As weather warms (if it ever does) think about bringing a cooler for frozen, refrigerated 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.

Vendors attending Saturday May 16th

Mund Farm of Rothbury
Due to the weather, it’ll be Friday before I know if I’ll have asparagus for this Saturday, sooo…you can place a pre-order by Friday, 10:00 AM and I’ll confirm later that day as to delivery…apologies for the uncertainty.
Price is $3.50 per lb. (NOTE: due to expected limited quantities and to allow some for everyone, there’s a limit of 2 lbs. per pre-order)
Pre-order via email to; grmund@aol.com
Payment by check, payable Greg Mund; or cash in an envelope…Thank You!!

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We’ll be back at market this Saturday–and throughout May–with herb and vegetable plants, including basil, oregano, rosemary, lemon balm, tomatoes (lots of heirlooms!), kale, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, tomatillos, and much more.
Our inventory will change each week depending on what’s ready in the greenhouse. Our online order form contains the current inventory for this week: https://forms.gle/55vb9mnL4ACMw5JF7.
Please submit your order no later than 10:00 am on Friday, May 15. (We do anticipate a large number of orders again this week, so early ordering is recommended.)
If you have selected online payment, we will send an invoice via Square. If necessary, payment can also be made at the market via check or cash in a sealed envelope. Questions? E-mail us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com.
If you’re curious about what plants will be available in the coming weeks, here’s a link to the full list of our 2020 greenhouse starts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NE36ONyZEDtdzkcoc4DZsUUJaCA1JKGlEFIZwA92BfY/edit?usp=sharing.
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg & Shelley
Blackbird Farms
E-mail us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com.

Grandson Gardens of West Olive
This Saturday we will be back at the market with greens.
Deadline for ordering: Friday or sooner if we run out.
We will have:
Arugula $5 per bag
Everything Mix. Includes Arugula, Mizuna, Tatsoi, Baby Red Russian Kale, Mixed Lettuce, sometimes Cilantro & Pea Tendrils.  $5 per bag
Spinach $5 per bag
Baby Kale $5 per bag
Liam will also have his scrubbies for sale 4 for $10.
Please also check the Grandsons Gardens facebook page for updated greens options later in the week.
To order please email grandsonsgardens@gmail.com. You will receive a confirmation email with total amount due. 
Please bring payment (cash or check) in a sealed envelop to the market. Please make Check payable to: Grandsons Gardens
Russ Tiles

Little Farm in the Big Woods of Whitehall
We will accept orders until Friday at 3  emnear92@gmail.com
We will be at market this Saturday with the following:
Baby Spinach $4/bag
Baby Kale $4/bag
Arugula $4/bag
Loose Leaf Lettuce $4/bag
Radishes $2/bunch
Eggs- Chicken-$5/dozen Duck– $7/dozen
Our chickens are fed soaked feed from Heritage Organics as well as eating lots of bugs and fresh greenery. They are in a moveable pen which gets moved around our property every couple of days.
We will accept orders until Friday at 3. Greens are still limited, so we will let everyone know by Friday evening if we can fill your order. Please pay by cash or check. Payable to Matthew or Emily Near
Thank you,
Matthew and Emily Near  emnear92@gmail.com

Scholl Farms of Montague
Pre-orders accepted through Friday dusk by calling 893-1311
NEW!  Bare root strawberry plants. In bundles of 25. Jewel & Earli-Glo both are June bearing meaning they bear once in June. $20 per bundle. Please specify amount and variety.
RHUBARB!  $5.00 for 2+lbs.
We have oodles of Eggs in a rainbow of colors.
Our girls are outside daily: grazing, picking, scratching and taking dust baths.
Their diet is supplemented with certified organic grain from Heritage Organic east of New Era.
We will attempt to honor special requests for size (Jumbo, Ex-Lg, Medium) and color.
Duck and Goose Eggs are also available.
$12.00/flat (2 1/2 doz)
$10.00/doz DUCK
$2.00/each GOOSE
Place an order now to insure availability to receive whole BROILERS.  They will be processed and ready for pick-up during mid to late July.
Two breeds will be offered:  Cornish Rock Cross and Freedom Rangers.
Weights will vary from 4 to 7 lbs.  Specify breed and approximate weight desire when ordering.
Broilers will be fed Certified Organic Grain from Heritage Organic and free to roam and scratch for critters in the grass.
– Place order by calling (231) 893-1311
– Place cash or check (payable to STU SCHOLL) in an envelope.
Thanks be with you.  The Hens.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Order Deadline: Thursday, see below for more.
Chops $7.50 lb
Pork Steaks $7.50 lb
Nitrate Free Bacon $10.00 lb
Nitrate Free Hocks $6.00 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50 lb
Italian Brats $9.00 lb
Maple Sage Breakfast Bulk $7.00 lb limited
Italian Bulk Sausage $7.00 lb limited
Breakfast Links $8.00 lb. limited
Broth packs- $4.00 chicken carcass great for making broth.
Full chicken supply coming at the beginning of June.
Pastured Lamb
Lamb coming at the beginning of June.
FRESH EGGS! $4.00 per doz
Spinach $4.00
Baby Spinach $4.00
Baby  Green Lettuce $4.00
Baby Kale- $4.00
Red Russian Kale- $4.00
Hakurei Turnips–  $4.00 a bunch. A delicious small salad turnip, crisp, and sweet, and they can be braised, glazed, or roasted with other root vegetables.  The turnip tops can be sauteed with garlic and olive oil.  Turnips are an excellent source of vit c, folic acid, and fiber, thiamine, potassium, and vit B6.
Ramps- $4.00 a bunch
Radishes- $3.00 limited avail.
New! GF sandwich loaf $6.00
New! Rhubarb Coffee Cake $8.00
New! Rhubarb Shortbread Bars $3.00 each (3×3″)
Oatmeal Bread $5.00
Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread $6.00
Pizza Crusts $4.00
Banana Bread mini loaf $4.00
Banana Bread large $7.00
Morning Glory Muffins $3.00
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread $7.00
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche lg. $14.00
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche GF or Reg small $5.00
Granola (organic oats, olive oil, maple syrup, sunflower seeds, organic coconut, and sea salt) $5.00
Granola made with GF oats.- $6.00
Paleo $3.50
Ultimate Breakfast Cookie $3.00
Chocolate Walnut Cookie $3.00
Cherry Chocolate Pecan Cookie $3.00
Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cookie $3.00
GF Ultimate Breakfast Cookie $3.00
GF Chocolate Walnut Breakfast Cookie $3.00
GF Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cookie $3.00
Other Garden
Dahlia Tubers variety pack (5 pack) $10.00  We still have plenty of tubers to sell.  These can be planted as soon as there is no danger of frost.
Herb Box- handcrafted box made here on the farm, and filled with fresh herbs! $45.00
Please Email your order to-
** We pack orders on Friday and send invoices on FRIDAY EVENING. You can pay online through the Square Link in the invoice or  bring a check for exact amount to the market.
Thanks~ The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Orders will be filled in the order received. We will accept orders until noon on Friday. Friday afternoon we will get everyone their total. If you don’t hear from me by 5pm, please contact me. We accept cash, or check payable to Pine Row Farm
100% grass fed beef:
Burger patties $7.50/#
NY strip $13.50/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Heart $4/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us for details. We currently have a waiting list.
Spring is when eggs are in season! We have  duck and goose eggs for sale. Our poultry is free range and has certified organic feed available from neighboring Heritage Organics. Duck eggs are $8/ dozen, and goose eggs are $2 each, 2 for $3, or $18 per dozen.
We have the following honey, in plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Thank you learning this unique system of preorder drive through farm marketing with us. We miss having the opportunity to chat with each of you and look forward to seeing you all whenever regular market resumes. We wish you and your families all a safe and healthy week,
Bill and Sarah
Pine Row Farm

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards! Woot!
No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
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.
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 (Molassas, 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.

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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 2pm.
If you need to pay with cash or check at the pickup:
Please email
Phone orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, May 16th:
Honey Oat $7.00
Cheddar Peppercorn $8.00
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
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order May 16th:
Deep Mud Brownies $3.50 each
Tree Hugger (PB Choc. Chip Cookie) $3.00
Pecan Maple Oaties (Oatmeal, Raisins, Pecans, Maple Syrup, Yum!) $3.00
Hilltoppers (Ginger Molasses Cookies with candied ginger)
Morning Buns $3.50 each (A hearty cinnamon roll made with our Honey Oat dough, ground
pecans, organic butter, Demerara brown sugar, and a splash of orange oil).
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods
PREORDER ONLY, deadline is Wednesday at 10:00am.
Send orders to:  sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
Payment: You will receive an invoice Friday to pay online. If that is not an option for you please plan to pay by check payable to Diana Jancek, or cash in a sealed envelope please, at Saturday pickup, and thanks!
All produce from Certified Organic Michigan farms.
Rose Products Tofu of Ann Arbor
OG Extra Firm Tofu From Michigan organic soybeans $3.00 lb
Second Spring Farm of Cedar
Red or Yellow Shallots $4.00 lb.
Red Beets $2.50 lb
Orange Carrots $2.50 a lb
Providence Farms of Traverse City
Rainbow Carrots 2lb bags $5.00
New! Omena Organics of Omena
Frozen OG Tart Cherries 1lb $5.50
Frozen OG Broccoli 7 oz bag $3.00
MI Farm to Freezer
OG Frozen Root Medley (parsnip, rutabaga, carrots, beets) $7.00 2lb OG Frozen Blueberries. 2 lb. bag $10.00
MYCOPIA Mushrooms of Scottville
Chef Sampler $6.00 ea
New! Forest Nameko 4 oz $4.00
New! Velvet Pioppini 4 oz $4.00
Food for Thought OG Preserves, Salsas & Sauces
Cherry Raspberry Preserves 12oz $6.00
Apricot Chardonnay Preserves 12oz $6.00
Garden Salsa 12 oz $6.00 ea
Naturally Nutty Nut Butters of Traverse City
OG Crunchy Peanut Butter 12oz $5.50 ea
OG Smooth Peanut Butter 12oz $5.50 ea
OG Almond Butter 12oz $10.50 ea
Idyll Farm Cheese
Fresh pastured goat cheese
Plain, Garlic & Herb, Lavender Honey or Fennel Pollen 4oz $4.00 ea
The Brinery of Ann Arbor
We source from organic farms.
Heart Beet Kvass $4.00 12 oz bottle
Sea Stag Sauerkraut turmeric & seaweeds $7.50 24oz jar
Cloud Zapper Sauerkraut Beets & Ginger $7.50 24oz jar.
Oh Gee Kim Chi Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, Carrots, Apples, Dried Hot Pepper $8.50 16oz jar.

Wormies Vermicompost of Grand Rapids
We will be attending the Saturday May 16th market and will be taking preorders for our Premium Vemicompost until Friday, May 15th. Email, call or text info@thewormies.com 616-322-1677
After preordering payment can be made in advance here:
– Venmo @wormies
– PayPal: www.paypal.me/WORMIES
Or cash or check at pickup time. Checks payable to Wormies
Product Price & Size Info:
– 3.5 gal, $25
– 1/2 gal, $10
Recommended application,
– For existing gardens and potted plants 1/4 to 1/2 cup per square foot.
– For new garden beds or pots, 10-20% of vermicompost into your soil mix.
Vermicompost Tea for plants:
– 32 oz, $8
– 1/2 gal, $12
NEW! Introducing Wormies Living Soil! Ready-to-use for raised beds, gardens, seed starting, and potting. We have two options, both full of life, containing beneficial organisms, and crafted to create thriving plants.
ESSENTIAL BLEND, $20/cft bag
* Wormies worm castings
* Composted organic matter
* Sphagnum peat moss for ideal water retention
* Rice Hulls and Lava Rocks for aeration
LUX BLEND, $45/cft bag
* Wormies Essential Living Soil, plus:
* BE1 amino acid based organic pellets, to propagate biodiversity
* Biochar, as a medium for microbes
* Premium blend of trace minerals and natural growth hormones
NEW! WORMIES & Golden Hour Farm Spring Plant Sale
Our offering is too long to list here but please checkout our website https://goldenhourfarmplants.square.site/ and you can either order through the website or by sending me a message info@thewormies.com / 616-322-1677
Thank you!
Luis Chen
Wormies Vermicompost
IG @wormies

Earthkeeper Farm of Kent City
Deadline 8am Friday. Note: Because of the distance we travel we will have to have a minimum # of orders and will let you know when you place an order about when we plan to attend. Thanks!
All crops are Certified Naturally Grown on our farm in Kent City.
Our wheat is ideal for pancakes, muffins, and quick breads. Whole wheat berries can be ground at home using a blender or food processor. Flour can be stone milled on-farm under the Michigan Cottage Food Law by request for an additional $0.50 per pound. Once milled it is best to store flour in the refrigerator or freezer.
Bess Soft Red Winter Wheat
whole & unmilled wheat berries (milled upon request for addition .50/lb)
2lbs- $5
10lbs- $22.50
25lbs- $50
Heirloom Red Fife Hard Red Winter Wheat
whole & unmilled wheat berries (milled upon request for addition .50/lb)
2lb- $6.50
10lb- $30
25lb- $68.75
Please email Rachelle@earthkeeperfarm.com or call/text 616-403-0526 to place order. Payment can be made at market pick up with a check or cash (correct change in envelope). Or we can email you an invoice for online payment. Order deadline is 8am the Friday before market. More farm info at www.earthkeeperfarm.com
Thank you!

Returning to Market Soon!

Shady Side Farm of Holland
I will be back at Sweetwater sometime near the end of May.  You can see what’s available here:  https://shadysidefarm.com/farm-store/
Shady Side Farm

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