Sweetwater Saturday September 12th One Hour Drive Through Pre-order Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

DRIVE-THROUGH Pre-Order Market
Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Limited One Hour Market: 10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Even though we are currently operating as a one hour drive through pre-order only market, with all the abundance of produce right now there will also be opportunities to purchase as you drive through Saturday from several vendors who will have “extras” on their tables. Look for the EXTRAS sign as you come in the market area for what is available.

If you are new to Sweetwater, please see instructions at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Order & Pick Up at Market

Vendors attending Saturday September 12th

Mund Farm of Rothbury
Certified Organic Pears!
– Certified organic “Bartlett Pears” Orders filled as received
– Quarts – 2 1/2 lbs. @ $5 each:
– ½ Bu, 25 lbs. @ $30 each; 1 Bu @ $50 (Please bring your container)
– On your pick-up sign – Mund Farm – ##. I will confirm pre-orders with a number assigned to it, so look for the return email confirmation with your order number
– 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!!

Summer Blend Gardens of Coopersville
Deadline 8pm Thursday.
This will have to be our last week at Market. The gardens start to wind down this time of year because of our early start, and Doug is back at school everyday teaching social studies to eighth graders. It was another great year and we can’t thank all of you enough. Many
blessings and thank you again.
The tomato heirloom varieties available: Brandywine, Dad’s Sunset (orange), Mortgage Lifter (organic beefsteak), Cherokee Purple, German Pink, and Black Krim. We also have smaller salad tomatoes available in pints.
Note: We are in need of our quart and pint containers to be returned. Please bring any back if you think of it. Also, please let us know in advance if you want large quantities at great prices for tomatoes, peppers, grapes for jam or juice, kale, or dill.
$1 each Peppers (Bells and Cubanelles – I can’t vouch for color on both varieties so we’ll have you pick your green, red, orange, yellow, etc. when you drive up. The Cubanelles are very sweet)
$3 each Spaghetti and Butternut Squash
$3 each Pie Pumpkins (New England Variety. For making Pumpkin Pie. Good to Practice before the Thanksgiving season)
$3 half pound Rhubarb
$2 small bag Baby Arugula
$3 big bundle Radish (Scarlet Globes and French Breakfast)
$5 a quart Green Beans
$5 a bundle Beets (Bull’s Blood are what’s left for the season)
$4 a pint Tomatoes (Salad Packs. Small tomatoes with a variety of color)
$5 a quart Heirloom Tomatoes (Slicers.  Many Varieties. You pick when drive up)
$3 a bundle Scallions (4 or 5 in a bundle)
$4 half pint Ground Cherries
$3 a quart Concord Grapes (good juice/jelly grapes, with seeds)
$4 a bag Broccoli Florets & long stems (Maybe just four bags available)
$1 each Zucchini
$4 a bundle Kale bundles (Choose: Scarlet or Curley or Lacinato or Thousandhead. Let us know if you want a bulk order for freezing)
$4 a bag Microgreens (Choose: Corn, Sunflower, Spicy Salad, Radish, Peas, and The Microgreen Medley sampler pack is a little smaller, so just $3 a bag for that one)
$4 big bag Greens Bag Mix (Kales, Collards)
$3 a batch Purslane
$3 for sprigs Dill (Stems and Tops; a few sprigs left)
$3 small bag Parsley
We can accept orders by 8:00 pm on Thursday. Our email address is sbgsweetwater@gmail.com. You will receive a confirmation email with total amount due in a timely manner. We accept credit card, cash (in a sealed envelope – your name on it,
please), or check (made out to Martin Alexander).
If there are problems getting your order in, please feel free
to call or text Marty at 616-514-0231.
Thank you all from Doug & Marty

Grandsons Gardens of West Olive
Here is our list for Saturday:
Arugula   $5 Per Bag
Everything Mix   $5 Per Bag
Baby Red Russian Kale  $5 Per Bag
Pie Pumpkins: $4 each
Spaghetti, Delicata, or Butternut Squash: $4 each
Tomato Quarts: $5 (Health Kick, Amish Paste, Valencia, Pineapple) 
Bulk tomatoes also available $20 for 20lbs
Pepper Quarts: $3 (Poblano, Green, NuMex, Jalapeno)
Eggplant $3 Per Quart
Kale $4 per Bundle
Shallots $3 per Bundle
Multi-Color Potatoes $4 per quart
Carrots $4 per Bundle
Herbs $3 per Bundle (Rosemary, Thyme,  Sage, Curly Parsley, or Flat Parsley)
Liam and Remy will have Produce themed Potholders as well $8 each or 2 for $15 as well as scrubbies 2 for $5.
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 envelope to the market. Please make Checks payable to: Russ Tiles

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
This week we will have a select variety of vegetables available for pre-order:
–heirloom tomato mix: 1-1/2 pounds for $5
–multicolored cherry tomato mix (so delicious!): 1 pound for $4
–red saladette tomatoes (perfect for roasting and freezing for use later this winter): 1 pound for $4
–shallots: $10 a pound (1/2 pound minimum order)
Starting this week, we also will have our heirloom GARLIC available!
Music (larger cloves, ~4-5 cloves per head): $15 per pound (1/2 pound minimum order)
Anna Barbara’s Ohio Red (smaller cloves, ~6-8 cloves per head): $15 per pound (1/2 pound minimum order)
We are also 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. Each bag will cost $15. There are a limited number of bags each week.
This week’s bag will contain some combination of the following: a mix of tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, kale, mini-cabbage, broccoli, leeks, and beet microgreens. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order, please e-mail us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com by noon on Friday. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
Thanks so much! We are looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Vegetables available:  
TOMATOES!  We have beautiful tomatoes available in bulk – 4 quart baskets for $12, or half bushels for $20.  A half bushel weighs about 25# and yields about 9 quarts canned.  We have red round – Jet Star, Rutgers, Cosmonaut Volkov; or Paste – Amish and Opalka. 
Red and yellow Onions $2.50 per lb or $1 each large ones
Montauk BiColor Sweet Corn 4 ears for $3
Green Peppers $1 each, Red sweet peppers $2 each, Carmen long, or Ace Bell shape;
Peppers for freezing:  a 4 quart basket of mixed colors for  $10 – Mostly Green with yellow and red to make them beautiful.
Eggplant $2 each
Smooth large cabbage or Lacy Savoy Cabbage $3 per head
Broccoli and Cauliflower $3 per head
Kossack giant Kohlrabis, $3 each.
Meat Pre-Orders needed by Friday noon, August 28th, please.  Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.  Remember, there are a few cuts that are very limited in availability.  
All orders received will get an email invoice from Square on Thursday or Friday.   Please pay online if possible, otherwise cash or checks payable to Earthscape Farm will be accepted at market  on Saturday. Thanks.
Cubed Steak  $7/lb. .3 to 1# per package
Rolled Rump, English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1# packages
Liver $4/lb
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb. ~ ON SALE $2 / LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Vegetable Offerings– We still have a ton of cherry & heirloom tomatoes!
New! Cauliflower Roasting Bag! $8.00 includes recipe & (head of cauliflower, 2 cloves of garlic, 8 oz. baguette bread crumbs, fresh parsley) Just add butter & parmesan.
New! Curly Parsley $3.00 bunch
New! Flat Parsley $3.00 bunch
New! Arugula $5.00 bag
New! Yukon Gold Potatoes qt $5.00
New! Yellow Pear Cherry Tomatoes $5.00
New! Bumble Bee Cherry Tomatoes qt. $5.00 pink with green stripes
Heirloom Tomatoes qt $5.00
New! Fresh Cherry Tomato Salsa- made with our own tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, sea salt, plus organic lime juice! 8 oz. $6.00
New! Tomato Jam- perfect sweet & tangy spread for hamburgers, sandwiches, & appetizers.Contains tomatoes, chili powder, paprika, thyme, maple syrup,& red wine vinegar. 8 0z. $6.00
Kale- Laccinato, Winterbor, and Red Russian $4.00 bunch. Please specify.
Roasting Bag- $8.00 ( potatoes, green beans, onion, green pepper, carrots, basil, and tomatoes) & recipe
Whole (4-7lbs.) $5.00/lb
Breasts $10.25/lb
Thighs $6.00/lb
Drumsticks $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth $4.00/lb
Maple Sage Bulk Sausage $10.00/lb This is a delicious Breakfast Sausage!
Italian Bulk Sausage $10.00/lb
New Batch of pork just in!!
Nitrate Free Bacon $10.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Chops $8.00/lb
Roasts $8.00/lb
Tenderloin $18.00/lb
Breakfast Links $9.00/lb
Ground Pork $7.00/lb
Italian Brats $9.00/lb The older version.
Garlic Basil Brats $9.00/lb
Garlic Basil Bulk $8.00/lb
Maple Sage Bulk $8.00/lb
Ribs $8.00/lb (2.5 lb )
Leaf Lard $6.00/lb
New! Tomato Tart, made with a buttery, cheddar crust filled with cream cheese, cheddar, our fresh garlic, basil, thyme, & topped with tomatoes! $14.00
New! Apple Pie- Crumb Top, made with our own Macintosh apples! $14.00
New! Organic Rustic Pear Galette- $9.00
New! Pear Bread $7.00
New! Apple Streusel Muffins- Just like the peach, but made with our apples. $3.00
New! GF Apple Cake- 8″ square cake with our apples! $8.00
New! Baked  Donuts are back! Plain or with cinnamon sugar. $6.00 for 6!
GF Sandwich Bread $7.00
GF Apple Cobbler $10.00
Paleo Cookies $3.50
Breakfast Cookies GF & Regular $3.00
Quiche -Spinach & Cheddar large $14.00
New! Quiche -caramelized onion, leek, cheddar, & corn. $14.00 Great with Bacon!
Goat Cheese & Leek Galette $8.00
Oatmeal Bread $5.00
Cinnamon Raisin Bread $6.00
Banana Bread $7.00
Whole Wheat Baguettes $4.00
French Baguettes $4.00
Lots of Dahlias in bloom!
Dahlia Bouquet $10.00
Mixed Bouquet $10.00
*Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com by noon on Friday.  We will send an invoice through the Square link or you can bring an exact cash or check to market. Please call if you don’t get a confirmation of order within 24 hours-231-873-3737. Thanks for your patronage! Have a great week!
~The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. Friday evening we will get everyone their total. If you don’t hear from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
Skirt steaks $8/#
Sirloin tip roast $10/# (1 left)
Round steaks $7/#
Arm roasts $7.50/#
Rolled rump roasts $7.50/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Heart $4/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
Production is low due to drought stress and fall’s certain approach. There’s limited amounts expected, but feel free to be on the waiting list. Since we’ve had recent questions, here’s some information on our practices. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Our poultry is pastured, free of vaccines and medications, and has certified organic feed available. Organic is always non-GMO. We do lock our poultry in nightly due to predators, although we keep a livestock guardian dog right with them. We do not de-beek poultry.
Fall Whole Broiler Chicken 
Watch for updates on your orders here. Birds are growing nicely! We are accepting deposits, $5/bird. Thanks!
We have the following honey, in plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Fall Pork
We are raising pigs with certified organic feed from Heritage Organics, and selling them only by halves. Please include your phone number with orders. We’ve secured processing for October 28. No deposit due until you submit your cutting instructions.
We hope you and your families are all doing well. We desperately need rain on a regular basis. We’ve spent most of the summer feeding stored bales due to the drought.
Bill and Sarah and the kids,

SCHOLL FARMS of Montague
Pre-orders accepted through Friday NOON by calling (231) 893-1311
All produce is grown organically.
Our laying hens are outside daily: grazing, picking, scratching and taking dust
baths. Their diet is supplemented with Certified Organic feed. Our broilers had a
similar life but are now resting quietly in the freezer waiting for the opportunity to
meat you.
We have oodles of Chicken Eggs in a rainbow of colors
$12.00/flat (2 1/2 doz)
BROILERS (Leghorn-Cornish cross)
Whole, frozen.
State quantity and size (5+ to 7 lbs available).
Gizzards, liver, hearts and feet are also available.
Corolla – Golden yellow flesh. Creamy texture, exquisite flavor, steamed, boiled
baked or fired.
Adirondack red – Light pink flesh. Flavorful and moist. We love them fired, mashed and roasted. High in antioxidants.
Magic Molly – Rich deep-purple. Earthy flavor when grilled, roasted, baked or boiled. Limited supply; one pound max per customer.
End of season – stock your freezer now.
– Place order by calling (231) 893-1311
– Place cash or check (payable to STU SCHOLL) in an envelope.
Thanks be with you.  The Hens.

Laughing Tree Brick Oven 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 6pm.
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, September 12th:
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye $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
Pay it forward Loaf (a loaf we donate to Mission for Area People’s food pantry) $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, September 12th:
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)
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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J&J Tortilla of Hopkins
Remember to get your next order in by TODAY (Monday) Sept 7th for  the Sept 12th market!
We should have enough orders by then to attend, if for some reason we do not, we will move our attendance to the following Saturday.
Thank you very much!
Product List:
Returning! Organic Bean & Rice Burritos (frozen) $7.00
Tortillas / 6 per pack
Kamut $4.50
Spelt $4.50
Spinach Garlic $4.00
Tomato Basil $4.00
Whole $3.50

Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
Shiitake (fresh).
$15 per pound
$8 per 1/2 pound
Email orders as soon as possible to
If paying by check please make it out to me.
George Simikowski

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
Deadline Friday 6pm
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.

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods
Orders needed Wednesday by noon!
Stutzman’s Farm
OG Detroit Red Beets $2.50 lb med size smooth skin
The Brinery of Ann Arbor
Dilly Dally Pickles 24 oz $6.50
Rose Products Tofu of Ann Arbor
OG Extra Firm Tofu From Michigan organic soybeans $3.00 lb
Food for Thought OG Preserves, Salsas & Sauces
OG Cherry Salsa $6.00 12 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 12 oz $10.50 ea
Idyll Farm Cheese of Northport
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
Idyll Gris – Wheel $15.00
Mycopia Mushrooms of Scottville
OG Chef Sampler Mix of Maitake, Trumpet Royal, Velvet Pioppini, Brown or Alba Clamshell 8 oz $6.00
Send orders to:  sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
Payment: You will receive an invoice Friday to pay online or if you would rather you may pay by check payable to Diana Jancek, or cash in a sealed envelope please, at Saturday pickup, and thanks!

Returning soon:

Returning September 19th!
NOVA Bakery of Muskegon
NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery. will be back Sept 19th with all of your favorites, plus some new Fall flavors!  If there is anything you need in the meantime or any questions/special requests, please feel free to reach out to me!
Email:  addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
FB: @NOVA.bakery1
IG:  novasupernaturalbakery
Thank you again for your continued support!!
Addy K
-IG: novasupernaturalbakery
-FB: @NOVA.bakery1
614-216-2546 (cell)

Returning soon.
Shady Side Farm of Holland
For best results and current inventory of our beans, corn meal and lamb cuts, please pre-order through the website between Tuesday evening and Friday at noon. Indicate in the comments/notes section that you would like to pickup at Sweetwater when we return. Email orders also work, but there are more moving parts and it’s easier for me to miss a step.
Shady Side Farm

Please visit the Sweetwater Facebook Page for our Covid19 Policy – What we are doing as a market to keep everyone safe is discussed there.

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 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. We have 3 sections opened now and are refining the traffic pattern plan every week!
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.
5. Have your trunk, or designated area of your car ready to receive your goods. As weather warms 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.

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