Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
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 October 2nd :
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This week at market, we are offering again our pre-selected, pre-packed bags of fresh vegetables. These bags are something akin to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We assemble bags of our highest quality veggies based on whatever is fresh and in season for that week. In the bag, we aim to have some combination and quantity of at least six different vegetables with a combined value around $20. We also include a brief note from Farmer Greg and a farm-tested recipe. Each bag costs $15. This week’s bag will likely contain some combination of the following: lettuce, mini-cabbages, kohlrabi, radishes, carrots, potatoes, shallots, and garlic. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, 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 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!
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. Here’s our
offerings this week:
If there’s something you really want, send us an email and we’ll
reserve it for you. Our offerings this week are:
Potatoes, Nicola, Pinto, mottled pink and white with yellow/gold flesh,
All Blue, and Harvest Moon, blue outside, gold inside, qt box $3 (approx
Orange and Purple carrots $3 lb.
Kale, curly 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
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.)
Herbs, Parsley, Cilantro, Dill frond 1 oz bunches $1 & $2
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
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Happy Fall! The farm is overflowing with delicious food. We are so excited that Fall is here! There are so many veggies & meats available to cook with!
VEGETABLE OFFERINGS– We have a large amount of delicious vegetables in the garden ready for picking!
Red Norland Potatoes $5.00 per bag
Carrots $5,00 bunch
Onions $4.00 per bag
Chard $5.00 per bunch
Winterbor Kale $5.00
Laccinato Kale $5.00
Red Cabbage lg $8.00 per head
Green Cabbage lg $ 10.00 extra large
Heirloom Tomatoes $3.00/lb
Red Lettuce $5.00 per bag
Sage by bag $3.00
Basil by bag $3.00
DAHLIA BOUQUETS – we still have an abundant beautiful selection of flowers.
Autumn orange, yellow.burgundy, and creamy white bouquet large $20.00
Pink, purple, and white bouquet $20.00
Zinnias by the bunch $10.00
Mixed fall bouquet $10.00 with a variety of flowers!
Whole Chicken $5.00 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $10.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.3 lbs
Broth Pack $4.00
Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage $7.00/lb
Garlic Basil Sausage $7.00/lb
Turkey Drumsticks $5.00/lb
Pork Chops $8.00/lb
Pork Roasts $8.00
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $6.00
Italian Brats $9.00/lb
New! Maple Sage Sausage $8.00/lb
New! Italian Bulk Sausage $8.00/lb
New! Apple Galette (8″) $8.00
New! Apple Crumb Top Pie $15.00 GF $18.00
New! Pumpkin Maple Bread $8.00
New! Classic Banana Bread $8.00
New! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies $5.00 (stack of 6)
New! Pumpkin Donuts or Regular Baked Donuts $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $3.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche $14.00
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
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we have:
EGGS (chicken): $5/doz. limit 3, $12/flat (2 1/2 doz.) limit one
POTATOES: $2/lb. Varieties include: Butterball, Corolla, Purple, Adirondack
Red (pink inside), and Austrian Crescents.
SQUASH: $3 each. Varieties include: Butternut, Delicata, Acorn, and
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 8:30pm. 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/#
Soup bones $2/#
We sell by halves and quarters!
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
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 first Idaho Pasture Pigs were born on Friday, 8/27. Yay! She has 6 healthy piglets, and the next litter has 7! 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
Blurb: Check out this article about our sheep from The Lakeshore: https://www.secondwavemedia.com/lakeshore/features/sheep_farm_certified_for_sustainablility.aspx
In other news: this spring wasn’t too bad regarding slaughter availability. Sadly, this fall it’s back to pandemic pandemonium. As you’ll see, we are low on a lot of items. We are working hard to secure dates to send our animals, and we have one in early November for our pigs. Nothing confirmed for our sheep, yet, but I’ll keep you posted. So expect many pork cuts and some sausages to appear in the week(s) before Thanksgiving. Just in time for sausage stuffing!
Available this week:
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. $10.00lb. 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
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
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
OUT Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
OUT Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
OUT Bulk Breakfast sausage. $10.00ea. Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
New! Polish sausage. $10 per lb. Packages range 1.2-1.9 lbs per package.
New! 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
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.
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, 2 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. Thank you!
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.
Forest Finds of Muskegon
We are back!
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Teas, balms, self-care products, Be Nice Magick Honey, and more!
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
NOVA Bakery of Muskegon
Welcome Fall with me and get your NOVA treats! Please let me know by Wednesday night for pre-order or I will have my booth set up with all extras! Looking forward to seeing you all!
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)
-Buttercrunch Toffee $3: 4 ingredient magic!! Thin layer of organic toffee coated in 72% dark chocolate
-Chocolate-Coated Pepita Brittle $3: 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, PayPal, cash, check and all credit/debit cards. Please let me know if you have any special requests or questions!
Addy Kinziger, RD, Pastry Chef
Three Speed Coffee of Muskegon
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!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: 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
Deadline for preorder this week is Wednesday noon. Please email back at email@example.com Thanks!
New! Northern Natural organic apple cider $7.00 ½ gal
New! Omena organic Apple Juice. 32oz $4.00. Honeycrisp Apples.
Mycopia Mushrooms of Scottville
OG Chef Sampler Mix of Trumpet Royal, Velvet Pioppini, Brown/Alba Clamshell 8 oz $6.00
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 $6.50 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
The Brinery of Ann Arbor
Storm Cloud Kraut $9.00
Sea Stag Kraut $9.00
Dilly Dally Pickles 24oz $9.00
Hot Holy Matrimony 5oz $6.50 habanero peppers, distilled vinegar, carrots, onions, garlic, filtered water, sea salt
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!
(note: Naturally Nutty is having problems with sourcing almonds and peanuts and those items are out of stock at present).
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Taking a week off to stack wood, process grapes, and finish canning tomatoes! See you on October 9th!
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return in 2 weeks.
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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