Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 11th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
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!
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 Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday September 11th :
Blackbird Farms 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: kale, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, sweet peppers, carrots, potatoes, and garlic. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at email@example.com
We also plan to have many other items for walk-up sales—watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Also, again this week our market stall will be run by our crew member Forrest. Be sure to ask him about his special hot sauce!
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Blackbird Farms LLC
Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $5/doz. $12/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
Two new varieties this week: Purple & Austrian Crescents.
Also: Butterball, Red Skins, Yellow: $2/lb.
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): $5.50/lb. (5-7 lbs) (state approx. size
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone number and speak slow and clear.
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/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
T-bone steaks $14/#
Porterhouse steaks $14/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
We sell by halves and quarters!
We’re currently taking orders for fall. Please contact us for information.
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
We have a very young flock of replacement hens and ducks growing out in the front yard, and meat chicks on the back hill. It’s busy keeping them all the correct temperature day and night!
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
Gallons $55Quarts $16
Our first Idaho Pasture Pigs were born on Friday, 8/27. Yay! She has 6 healthy piglets. 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
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. The sheep are Certified Grass-fed and Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World.
Update: We are still waiting for bacon. August is the month that most counties host their annual county fair. Most county fairs are now terminal fairs, which means all the large animals that are showed by the kids must go to slaughter after the fair. So the slaughterhouse is backed up. I did not know it would take this long! Stay tuned.
Available this week:
Breakfast links. $14.00lb. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
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.
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
Lamb Kidney. $5.00lb. 2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
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
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
OUT Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage. $10.00ea. Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
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
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
Ham Slice. $10.00/lb. So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Text or call 231 288 6112.
Please order by 4pm on Friday. Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) at pick up.
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.
Laughing Tree Brick Oven 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.
FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE LOAF OF BREAD EVERY WEEK FOR A YEAR—
Sign up to receive our weekly email before Sept. 30 th .
Sign up at www.laughingtreebakery.com
If you need to pay with cash or check at the pickup:
Phone or text orders also welcome. (Hilde—231-873-9820)
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, September 11th:
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00
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, September 11th:
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: $2.50 each
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
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!
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.
Beat the heat! We will have Cold Brew available for $4.00 a 20 oz cup!
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
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
We are taking the next 3 weeks off to prepare for our daughter Olivia’s wedding.
We will return on September 18th.
NOVA Bakery of Muskegon
NOVA will be back soon.
Addy Kinziger, RD, Pastry Chef
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Until I return, please 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
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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