Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Two Hour Park & Walk-In or Drive Through
Pre-Order Market List
Saturday, May 29th 2021
10:00am to 12:00noon
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Beginning this Memorial Weekend Saturday, May 29th we are expanding the market to 2 hours, from 10am to noon! Pre-orders are still the best way to get the products you want, and also assures your farmers and food producers of enough guaranteed sales to make the trip to market worthwhile. We will send a Friday Update email listing products available without preorder for the walk-in market.
Also beginning this Saturday, May 29th we are offering a market delivery! For $10 per order we will deliver orders to addresses in the Muskegon, Grand Haven & Spring Lake areas on Saturday after the market. You will just place and pay for your preorders same as usual, and if you want delivery send your request to email@example.com. Order minimums for delivery are $35.00 (total for all vendors ordered from).
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 Order & Pick Up at Market. Payment is accepted online when you preorder, or cash/check at time of pickup. We will also be sending out a Friday update email for a list of what can be purchased by parking & walking in on Saturday, without preordering.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC ASPARAGUS for this Saturday!
Prices: 1-3 lbs. @ $3.50 ea.; 4-10 lbs. @ $3.00 ea.; 11+ lbs. @ $2.50 ea.
Pre-order – Via email, by Thursday, 8:00 PM to; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please look for the return confirmation email with Order# to be displayed and payment by check to Greg Mund; or cash in an envelope.
The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
The Woven Farmstead is a half acre urban farm in Muskegon, MI growing a wide variety of veggies, herbs, and cut flowers, as well as raising chickens and quail for eggs. All products are Certified Naturally Grown, and grown with love.
To learn more about the farm, and the trifecta as a whole, visit: www.thewoventrifecta.com
Products I’ll have Available for Saturday are:
Seedlings $3 each or 4 for $10
– dwarf blue kale
– red Russian kale
-bright lights Swiss chard
-fordhook Swiss chard
-rhubarb Swiss chard
– Asian greens (Rosie + green available)
– beefsteak tomato
-striped German tomato
-Cherokee purple tomato
– jambalaya okra
Quail Eggs – $5 per dozen
Please send pre-orders by email to:
I accept the following:
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
We’re back this week with a variety of herb, flower, and vegetable plants for your garden! Note that this is likely our final week for plant sales, so if you’re interested in anything, Saturday is the time to buy.
Due to capacity issues, we will be doing **walk-up sales only** for our plant sales at Sweetwater this May (payment via cash, check, or credit card). That said, we fully understand that not everyone is able, willing, or ready for in-person connection at the market yet, and we want to make sure that we are able to serve these individuals as well. The best way for us to do that is via pre-orders that can be **picked up, contact-free, at our farm in Coopersville** at a mutually convenient time in May. For more information on this option, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and we will send you the link to our online order form. We understand that this may not be ideal, but we do appreciate your patience as we navigate a busy month ahead with limited staff, time, and resources. 🙂
Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you at Sweetwater this Saturday!
Greg and Shel
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.
Cut of the week: In this space each week I would like to highlight some lesser known cuts so y’all can switch it up from sausage every so often (no offense, I love sausage too). Let’s start with lamb. Like, the whole animal. Once, I had a housemate that made grilled cheese by toasting the bread, then putting cheese on it, then microwaving it. If you consider yourself a more capable cook than my former housemate, you can cook lamb. The cut of lamb will determine the cooking method to a certain extent. Generally speaking, cuts closer to the top of the animal are more tender and require less cooking time. These include tenderloin, loin, loin and rib chops, half and whole racks, and I would put kidneys and liver in this category. Then come cuts slightly lower down like leg steaks and roasts and also sirloin steaks and roasts, plus, in my opinion, the heart. Then come the braise-worthy prizes like neck roasts, shanks, shoulder steaks and roasts, brisket, and tongue. Finally, there’s always ground and stew meat with which you can span practically raw to, well, stew. Broadening your palette of cookery will please your palate!
Available this week:
Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork. Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Lamb Kidney. $5.00lb. 2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Boneless Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Braise, appraise and rave. Avg. 3.3
Neck Roast. $8.00lb. Wine and dine. Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb. Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Tenderloin. $14.00lb. Pamper yourself. 1 per pack, boneless, avg 0.25 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. 4 lbs each.
Lamb Heart. $5.00lb. Aorta be standard fare. Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Boneless Leg of lamb. $10.00lb. Any way you cut it: delicious. Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Whole lamb loin. Diminutive in size but not in flavor. 1 per pack, boneless, avg wt per pack is 0.5 lbs.
Half Rack. $10.00lb. Impressive cut, delectable meat. 4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack. $10.00lb. Get ready to Grill!! 8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Brisket. $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 2 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Liver. $5.00lb. Avg 0.5lb
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. 4 – 6 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 2 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Stew Meat. $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Ham Slice. $10.00/lb. So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage. $10.00ea. Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bacon. $11.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea. Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Fat Back $3.00lb
Ground Pork $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
Ham, Whole, Smoked $8.00 per lb Range 3-5.5 lbs each.
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Hocks, fresh. $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Loin Roast. $10.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 1” OR 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. $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. $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Pork Steak. $10.00lb. Great grilled. 2 per pkg, bone-in 1 – 1.75lb
Tongue, unscalded. $5.00lb. A Mexican fave for tacos. .25 – .75lb per pkg.
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.
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
Hoop House Veggies
New!! Baby Kale $5.00
New! Green Heirloom Lettuce $5.00
New! Tarragon $3.00
New! Sage bundles $3.00
Broth pack $4.00/lb
New! Nitrate Free Hams 5-6lb $8.50/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Roasts $8.00/lb Shoulder and Boston Butt Roasts
Italian Bulk $8.00/lb Handmade with our Pastured Pork, Organic Basil & Parsley, Organic Oregano, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Black Pepper, Paprika, and Sea Salt.
New! Asparagus & Cheddar Galettes $8.00
New! Asparagus Cheddar & Onion Quiche $14.00 GF or Reg
New! Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
New! Blueberry Muffins Jumbo $3.00 organic blueberry
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular
New! Rhubarb cake 8×8 $8.00
Cinnamon Rolls 4pack $5.00
Dinner Rolls 7×7 9 rolls $5.00 soft and buttery
Ultimate Granola made with organic oats, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, olive oil and maple syrup. $5.00 bag
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular
English Muffins $5.00New!! Hand Painted Cards by Theodora & Vivian $5.00 designs will include Springtime flowers.Please send order via email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and and we will send an invoice on Friday evening through the email. Feel free to pay with cash or check on Saturday. Please call if you don’t get a confirmation on your order in 24 hours. Thank you very much!
Have a great week,
Liberty Family Farm
Scholl Farms of Montague
Pre-orders accepted through Friday evening by calling (231) 893-1311. This is a landline, please leave a message!
NEW! Rhubarb. 1lb $2.50
EGGS, Chicken – in a rainbow of colors
Our laying hens have access to the outside daily: As to going outside….ducks act like otters in snow, whereas chickens get cold feet and are more reluctant. Their diet of organic apples, pumpkins, squash, brassicas (kale, cabbage, collards, and Brussels sprout plants) and second cutting hay is supplemented with Certified Organic Layer Feed.
$12.00/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
– Place order by calling (231) 893-1311
– Place cash or check (payable to STU SCHOLL) in a recycled envelope.
In Gratitude – The Hens.
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. Please note: Isaac’s graduation is this Friday so if you contact me Friday afternoon I will likely be later than 8:30pm getting your total. 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/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
English roasts, arm or chuck roasts $7.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We are accepting orders for halves and quarters. Please contact us for information!
Eggs are in season! Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen, or 4 dozen for $20.
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
American Buff Goose eggs: $3 each or 2 for $5. $25/dozen
We have a limited number of turkey, Muscovy, and guinea eggs. Please contact me if interested.
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
2021 maple syrup is ready to go! Old fashioned boiled, not reverse osmosis, 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),
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We have potted Thyme plants for $2 each. Onions $2 per lb. Limited supply.
Eggs! Fed Organic laying mash from Heritage Farms. $5 per dozen
We are fully stocked with BEEF! Order the specialty cuts now! 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have quarters for sale.
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 2 per package
Rib Eye Steak $14 / lb 2 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 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. ON SALE $2 PER LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
Please consider donating a PAY IT FORWARD LOAF ($6).
We bake 30 loaves each week for a Muskegon food pantry—and your generosity is what makes
this possible! Donate at orderLT.com
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:
Phone orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, May 29th:
Chili Cheddar $8.00
Lumbertown Rye $7.00 (A NEW light rye with caraway—perfect for sandwiches!)
Toasted Walnut $7.00
Oceana Rolls (Soft roll–great for burgers, butter, or little sandwiches!) 5 rolls 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
Kamut $7.00 (No Kamut this week!)
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay it forward Loaf (a loaf we donate to a local food pantry) $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, May 29th:
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!
Coming Saturday just in time for warmer weather! Cold Brew!
Also: 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!
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
Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Deadline for preorder this week is Wednesday noon. Please email back at email@example.com Thanks!
The Brinery of Ann Arbor
Fennel Love Kraut. Green cabbage, apples, carrots, gold beets, fennel, fennel seed kraut. 24oz $7.50
Storm Cloud Kraut $7.25
Sea Stag Kraut $7.25
JKC Spicy Carrot Pickles $6.50
Hot Holy Matrimony 5oz $6.00 habanero peppers, distilled vinegar, carrots, onions, garlic, filtered water, sea salt
Mycopia Mushrooms of Scottville
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
OG Almond Butter 12oz $10.50
OG Pepita Sunflower Butter 12oz $6.50
Idyll Farms Cheese of Northport
Fresh pastured goat cheese
Plain, Fennel Pollen, Garlic & Herb, Lavender Honey 4oz $4.00 ea
Gris Puck 4oz $5.50 ea Inspired by the same size and shape of a hockey puck, it’s the same great ash ripened, cave aged beauty that won a best in class 1st place at the 2019 American Cheese Society contest
Camembert $7.00 ea under the bloomy, downy white rind is a delicate, mushroomy, rich flavored paste, developing an oozy middle as it ages.
Mont Idyll $6.00 ea Named a “Best Artisanal Cheese” by Food & Wine Magazine. The soft ripened rind is delicately painted with vegetable ash. Fluffy, smooth and citric when young, it evolves into a firmer interior with a developed creamline under the rind as it ages.
Idyllweiss Round Dual milk made with Idyll Goat milk and a splash of organic cow cream, this soft-ripened round is buttery rich and creamy with a wrinkled rind. Young, it is sweet and delicate, developing a touch of heat as it ages. 4oz $6.00
Idyll Gris Wheel $15.00 ea
Ludwig Farmstead Creamery of Fifthian, IL
All cheese comes in 4-5 oz wedges for $6.00 each.
Kickapoo is a semi-hard, raw milk cheese reminiscent of an aged Parmesan. It has a distinctive green rind.
Vermilion River Blue. 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.
Send orders to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
We will plan on returning June 5th
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Until we return to market you may shop at our Etsy Shop Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order (for both Drive Through & Park & Walk-in)
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.
3. Market Day for Park & Walk-in. Please see the map for where you will need to park and enter the market space. You may pick up your pre-orders from each vendor & purchase from additional vendors who have extra products.
4. Market Day For Drive Through Pre-Orders: Please see the market map with arrows indicating which way you should plan to approach the market. You are basically going to come in to the market the same way as before and then circle the perimeter of the vendor area, exiting the same way you come in. We will also have signs to help point you in the right direction.
5. (Drive Through) 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.
6. Have your trunk, or designated area of your car ready to receive your goods. A cooler is suggested for refrigerated & frozen items.
7. As you are driving 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.
Covid Policy. As of May 29th, even though there is now no requirement for vaccinated adults to wear masks, all vendors will have masks and will wear them when customers wear masks. In this time of transition we ask that everyone be cautious about distancing and please don’t attend if you don’t feel well! Thanks!
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