Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Monday Preorder time!
Liberty Farm has certified organic Cortland apples from Hackerts farm this week. Blackbird is taking preorders for baby ginger and two kinds of garlic. Laughing Tree needs your bread orders in by 6pm Tuesday!
A couple of dates to remember: Sweetwater will be CLOSED the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 27th, and also Christmas Day & New Years Day both fall on Saturday so we will be closed for those two days as well.
For those new to Sweetwater, this newsletter is a list of all vendors who will be attending the market on this date. Their products & prices and contact info are listed so that you can place a preorder with them. It also gives you a chance to start making your shopping list early in the week. On Friday we put out an updated version with items added to the list that will be available for walk up purchasing.
To remind everyone about what is unique about Sweetwater, here is a link to the Sweetwater Pledge to Our Customers. This Pledge is signed by all vendors, and we stand behind it. http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015-final-sweetwater-pledge-to-customers-update.pdf
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!
Vendors attending Saturday November 13th:
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This week we have the following items available for pre-orders:
Ginger: That’s correct—fresh, local, naturally grown ginger, right here in West Michigan. We have limited quantities of this very special crop, so be sure to order yours today: $15 per pound, one-pound minimum order.
“Ohio Red” Garlic: This garlic stock has been handed down through my family from my great-great-great-grandmother. Nice large purple-striped heads with an average of ten cloves per head. Easy to peel. Stored properly, should keep up to six months. Stock up now for winter. $12 per pound, three-pound minimum order.
“Music” Garlic: A popular, widely-available vartiery. Nice large heads with four to five cloves per head. Good garlic flavor. $12 per pound, three-pound minimum order.
In addition, we have grade-A seed garlic available for both varieties for pre-order at $15 a pound.
To order ginger or garlic, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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, many other items for walk-up sales—watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg & Crew
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to www.laughingtreebakery.com
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 or text orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
We will hand out flyers this weekend with a list of HOLIDAY GOODIES!
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, November 13th:
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00
Lumbertown Rye $7.00
Hazel Road Rustic $7.00
Oceana Rolls 5 for $6
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
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, November 13th:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $4.00 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: (On Vacation for Winter—but we will accept special orders of 12 or more)
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10.00
Peanut Butter Granola $10.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram
Nova Bakery of Muskegon
Please submit your order by Wednesday before you go to sleep to guarantee your order or take your chances and see the extras I bring. Thank you again for your continued support!
GF BAKERY ITEMS:
-Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie $3: 72% dark chocolate chunks, organic oats with crisp outer edge and chewy center
-Pecan Dandie $2: tender shortbread packed with organic pecans
-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: Apricot/Pistachio Snack $5: Organic dried apricots dipped in 72% chocolate and coated in salted ground pistachios-great on a cheese board or an afternoon snack! (also DF)
-Apple Pie Clouds (what I call marshmallows!): Local maple, Organic apple and ginger juice and a hint of spice! (also DF)
-Chai-Spiced clouds dipped in chocolate (on a stick!) $2: These are so fun to eat or stir into your coffee in the morning! Hints or cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom
-Buttercrunch Toffee $6: 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:
72% dark chocolate with inclusions: (small $3/large $6-please specify size!):
-Toasted Seeds-organic pumpkin, hemp, sunflower 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)
-Peanut Butter (also DF)
-(Single Origin) Milk Chocolate
-(Single Origin) 88% Dark Chocolate
I accept Venmo, cash, check and all credit/debit cards.
Please let me know if you have any special requests or questions!
Thanks and Happy November!
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
We have Hackert Farms Certified Organic Cortland Apples!
1/2 peck $7.00
1 peck $12.00
ORDER YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKEY TODAY! average weight 15-22, some will be less than 15, and some will be over 25 lbs. $6.25 per lb. These are fed Non-Gmo feed and raised on fresh pasture. The feed prices have gone up in price considerably, which is reflected in the price. Thanks!
FARM FRESH EGGS! $5.00 per dozen
Leeks $4.00 Bunch
Red Norland Potatoes $5.00 per bag
Winterbor Kale $5.00
Laccinato Kale $5.00
Whole Chicken $5.00 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $10.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Broth Pack $4.00
PASTURED TURKEY – Reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey now!!
Garlic Basil Sausage $7.00/lb
Turkey Drumsticks $5.00/lb
New! Nitrate Free Bacon $10.00 per lb limited supply
New! Ground Pork 1 lb pkg $6.00
Pork Chops $8.00/lb
Pork Roasts $8.00 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $6.00 lb
Italian Brats $9.00/lb
New! English Muffins $5.00
New! Apple Cinnamon Bread $4.00
New! Crumb Top Pear Pie $14.00
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche $14.00
Apple Pie with a crust on top! $18.00 made with delicious Ida Red Apples
Apple Galette (8″) $8.00
Raspberry Muffins $3.00 made with our very own raspberries.
Apple Crumb Top Pie $15.00 GF $18.00
Pumpkin Maple Bread $8.00 small $4.00
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $4.00
Pumpkin Donuts or Regular Baked Donuts $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
We will bring extra meat, eggs, and any extra baked goods to market.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the market! Please send order via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send an invoice on Friday evening through email. Feel free to pay with cash on Saturday. Please email if you do not get a confirmation within 24 hours. Thank you very much!
Liberty Family Farm
Scholl Farms of Montague
NEW TIME & EGG LIMITS in effect!
Order deadline: Orders will be accepted until Thursday 6pm.
Order limits: With production slowing down, I have to limit each customer to no more than 1 dozen per customer.
EGGS (chicken): $5/doz.
For preorder or walk up sales on Saturday:
POTATOES: $2/lb. Varieties include: Butterball, Corolla, Purple, Adirondack
Red (pink inside), and Austrian Crescents.
SQUASH: $3 each. Varieties: Delicata and Acorn
LARGE DECORATIVE SQUASH: (some edible) $5 and up. Variety of colors: pink, orange (with and without warts), green, white, and multicolored. Call for more information; size, color and pricing.
PUMPKINS: Munchkin (fist size with ribs) $.50 each, Pie Pumpkins $3 each,
Larger pumpkins available, call for more information.
BROOM CORN: $8/shock (tied bundle of stalks). State height desired.
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): $5.50/lb. (5-7 lbs) state approx. size
desired. These birds are cool (frozen) and patiently waiting for a warm oven at your home.
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone number and speak slow and clear.
Make checks payable to STU SCHOLL
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 9:00pm. 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/#
Arm roasts $7.50/#
English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
We also sell by halves and quarters!
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. They are incredibly entertaining as they race around outside. 🙂 We do already have a waiting list for pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Before bacon returns next week, consider making it yourself with our pork belly. We have it fresh (meaning not smoked although it is frozen) and in stock. If you don’t have a smoker, ask for it for Christmas!! Or, vice versa, if you have a person who has everything, consider giving the gift of culinary creativity in the form of an eight pound slab of side pork, skin on, ready for anything your gourmand wants it to be. It’ll bring a smile to your soul.
Available this week:
OUT Breakfast links. $14.00lb. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Sweet 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.
OUT 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. $12.00lb. 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
OUT Lamb Kidney. $5.00lb. 2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
OUT 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
OUT Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
OUT Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
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
Mutton chops. $13.00lb. 2 per pack, loin chop, bone-in., avg 0.50 lbs per pack.
OUT Mutton Rack, Whole. $12.00/lb. Avg. 9 ribs per rack, around 2 lbs per pack, thick layer of fat, and nice flavor because the ewes were hung for two weeks before cutting.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
OUT Polish sausage. $10 per lb. Packages range 1.2-1.9 lbs per package.
Jalapeno Bratwurst. $10 per lb. Packages range 1.2-1.9 lbs per package.
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
OUT 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.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
OUT 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
OUT Pork Liver. $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
OUT 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
Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 4 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Text or call 231 288 6112.
Please do so by Friday at 4pm for Sweetwater Local Foods Market pick up. Otherwise, whenever.
Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) at pick up is preferred.
Or I can do a credit card at pick up. Or, finally, I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.
Funny Farm of Grant
Hello to all our Sweetwater friends! We accept Senior Project Fresh and
WIC Project fresh coupons and credit cards, cash & checks at market. Last 2 weeks for WIC and SPF!
If there’s something you really want, text me at 734 945 0720 and we’ll
reserve it for you. Our offerings this week are:
Potatoes, Nicola, best flavor, IMHO; Harvest Moon, blue outside, gold inside, qt box $3 (approx 1.5 lbs.)
Orange and Purple carrots $3 lb.
Kale, curly, lacinato and Swiss chard $3/ .5 lb.
Onions, giant Red and Yellow $2 each, smaller size $2 lb.
Shallots, Red $2/4 oz.
Leeks $2 each Maybe?
Winter squash, Acorn 3/4 – 1.5#; Spaghetti, small 1-2#, large 3#;
Delicata 3/4 – 1#; Heirloom Butternut small 1#, med. 1.5-2#, large 3#,
priced at market. (about $1 lb.) Varieties getting low, still good amounts of the ones still available
Herbs, Parsley, Cilantro, Dill frond 1 oz bunches $1 & $2 Maybe?
Jellies, Elderberry, Wild grape, Blueberry, Apple and new this year our
own Blackberry! All low sugar varieties. $7
Himalayan salt, regular and smoked apricot and hickory $5 reg. and $8 smoked
I’m working on dried items. Coming soon, kale powder, onions and
scallions, parsley, shiitake mushroom powder.
Barb & Jim Loe
The WOVEN Farm of Muskegon
Below is a list of what I will have this week. Have a great week!!
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue Kale
Small red onions
Small yellow onions
Check (made out to Samantha Otto)
See you Saturday!
Three Speed Coffee of Muskegon
We will return on Nov 20.
Chad & Lori Shepard
J&J Tortilla of Hopkins
We are planning to bring your preordered tortillas to Sweetwater on November 20th!
As soon as you can, please place your orders with us! We will compile orders until Monday, 5pm, November 15th in time for our Tuesday bake, and plan to deliver them on the following Saturday Nov 20.
Please email preorders to us at email@example.com .
Organic Bean & Rice Burritos (frozen) $7.00
Taco Seasoning $5.00
OG KAMUT® wheat tortilla 7.2oz 6/$4.50 An ancient wheat.
OG Spelt Tortilla is an ancient grain. 7.2oz 6/$4.50
OG OG Spinach Garlic Wraps 7.2oz 6/$4.00
OG Tomato Basil Wraps 7.2oz 6/$4.00
OG Whole Wheat Tortilla 7.2 & 14.4oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
OG UNbl White Tortilla 7.2oz & 14.4oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
We’ll resume taking orders when Naturally Nutty has supply again. If there is something else that we have carried before that interests you, let me know. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Will return soon. In the meantime you can check out the Etsy shop or contact me to arrange pickups.
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be back November 6th
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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