Sweetwater Saturday May 23rd One Hour 10am – 11am Drive Through Pre-Order Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
DRIVE-THROUGH Pre-Order Market
Saturday, May 23rd, 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 486 positive cases of Covid19 and 23 deaths 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. 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 23rd:

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 23rd

Mund Farm of Rothbury
No limit! Harvest looks good this week!
Prices: 1-3 lbs. @ $3.50 ea.; 4-10 lbs. @ $3.00 ea.; 11+ lbs. @ $2.50 ea.
Please note, if you ordered last week you will have to order again as I won’t know for sure who is still interested this week. Again, my apologies for not being able to deliver to those that pre-ordered for last week…crazy weather!
Pre-order – Via email, by Thursday, 8:00 PM to; grmund@aol.com
Payment by check to Greg Mund; or cash in an envelope…Thank You!!

Grandson Gardens of West Olive
This Saturday we will be back at the market with greens.
We will have:
Arugula $5 per bag
Everything Mix $5 per bag. Arugula, Mizuna, Tatsoi, Baby Red Kale, Mixed Lettuce, sometimes Cilantro & Pea Tendrils.  $5 per bag
Spinach $5 per bag
Lettuce Mix $5 per bag
Liam will also have his scrubbies for sale 4 for $10 or 2 for $5.
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

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We’ll be back at market this Saturday with herb and vegetable plants, including basil (genovese, thai, and lemon), oregano, rosemary, lemon balm, tomatoes (lots of heirlooms!), kale, cucumbers, zucchini, sweet peppers, 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 22. (Due to delivery capacity, we have needed to close the order form before the deadline the past few weeks, so ordering early in the week is recommended.)
If you have selected online payment, will send an invoice via Square. If necessary, payment can also be made on site via check (payable to Blackbird Farms) 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 (and which ones have sold out for the season), 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.

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.
All crops are Certified Naturally Grown on our farm in Kent City.
Vegetable Garden Plants are ready! 
Basil, Beans, Broccoli, Dill, Cabbage, Chard, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Kale, Head Lettuce, Melons, Peas, Peppers, Summer Squash & Zucchini, Ground Cherry, Tomatoes (red, heirloom, cherry), Winter Squash.
Individual plants = $3.50-$4.00/pot, 6 pack of plants= $8-$10/pack
See website for full listing and to order.
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
Order online at www.earthkeeperfarm.com, select Sweetwater pick up during checkout. Or 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!

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.
Weights will vary from 4 to 7 lbs.  Specify approximate weight 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
PreOrders needed by Thursday!
Hoop House Offerings
New! Arugula $4.00 a bag limited
New! Spinach – 4.00 a bag limited
Baby Green Lettuce- $4.00 a bag
Greens Mix $4.00 a bag (Tatsoi, pac coi, red & green mustard)
New! Green onion bunches 4.00 a bunch
Ramps- wild leeks $4.00 a bunch
Kale Winterbor $4.00
FRESH EGGS! Our laying hens are at their peak! $4.00 dozen
New! Asparagus Cheddar Quiche made with Mund Farms Organic Asparagus!  GF or Regular
large $14.00
small $5.00
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche GF or Regular
large $14.00
small $ 5.00
New! Brat Buns $5.00 (6pack)
New! GF Millet Sandwich Loaf $6.00 – made with millet flour, tapioca starch, yeast, eggs, olive oil, honey, baking powder, xanthan gum, apple cider vinegar & sea salt.  The best way to keep Gluten Free bread is to slice it and put it in the freezer and use as needed:)
Gluten Free Sandwich Bread – $6.00- we will also make this Dairy free if needed.
Morning Glory Muffins $3.00
Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf large $7.00
Banana Bread large $7.00 or small $4.00
Oatmeal Bread $5.00- made with soaked oats, maple syrup, whole wheat flour, yeast, olive oil & sea salt!
Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread $6.00- a delicious bread with organic raisins. Great warmed in oven or toasted!
English Muffins- 6 pack
Carrot Cake $8.00
Rhubarb Cake $8.00 a moist delicious 8×8 cake made with our heirloom rhubarb.
Rhubarb Bars $3.00 (3×3″)
Pizza Crusts $4.00 (4 pack) great for the oven or grill!
Paleo Breakfast Cookies $3.50
The Original Breakfast Cookie $3.00
Chocolate Walnut Breakfast Cookie $3.00
Cherry Chocolate Pecan $3.00
Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cookie $3.00
GF Ulimate Breakfast Cookie $3.00
GF Chocolate Walnut Breakfast Cookie $3.00
GF Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cookie $3.00
Granola $5.00
GF Granola $6.00
Pork chops $7.50 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50 lb
Nitrate Free Hocks $6.00 lb
Nitrate Bacon $10.00 lb
Maple Sage Breakfast $7.00lb
Italian Bulk Sausage $7.00 lb
Garlic Basil Sausage $7.00 lb
Italian Brats $9.00 lb
Supply is still limited.  Lots of chicken coming in June & onward!! Pasture raised, supplemented with GMO- free feed.
Boneless Breasts $10.00 lb
Thighs $ 6.00 lb
Drumsticks $ 5.50 lb
Wings $ 4.00 lb
Broth $ 4.00 lb
Garden Plants
Dahlia Tubers a 5 pack of assorted dahlias that can be planted after last frost!  $10.00
Herb Box- a beautiful hand crafted box made here on the farm, and planted with fresh herbs, parsley, basil, oregano, and thyme.  Great for a sunny window, needs 6-8 hours of sunlight.  $45.00
**PLEASE let us know if you would like to be added to the Liberty Family Farm weekly email. It is an opportunity to stay updated on our offerings, and what is going on around the farm! Your email will be kept private. Thanks!
Taking PRE-ORDERS until Thursday, please send order to libertyff@gmail.com
We will send invoices Friday Evening with the Square link for you to pay.  We also accept CASH or CHECK at market (exact amount). Thank you so much for your patronage!
~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 23rd:
Toasted Walnut $7.00
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $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 23rd:
Deep Mud Brownies $3.50 each
Tree Hugger (PB Choc. Chip Cookie) $3.00
Whangdangdoodlers (Dark chocolate batons and walnuts) $3.00
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
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods
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
Omena Organics of Omena
OG Tart Cherries, frozen 1lb $5.50
OG Broccoli, frozen 7 oz bag $3.00
New! Mix Veg OG (carrots, corn, green beans, peas) Froz 10oz. $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
Forest Nameko 4 oz $4.00
Velvet Pioppini 4 oz $4.00
New! Trumpet Royale 4 oz $4.00
New! Hen of the Woods 4 oz $4.00
Food for Thought OG Preserves, Salsas & Sauces
Cherry Raspberry Preserves 12oz $6.00
Blueberry Merlot 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 of Northport
Freshly re-stocked!
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

Returning to Market Soon!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We take cattle in for butchering today.  We hope to see you all in 3 weeks with some great Earthscape Farms beef.  We wish you all could see how beautiful the Farm is this week, with new leaves popped out and blooms everywhere.

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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