Sweetwater Saturday September 19th One Hour Drive Through Pre-order Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

DRIVE-THROUGH Pre-Order Market
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Limited One Hour Market: 10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Sweetwater Community: We are putting plans together for the fall & winter markets during the pandemic this season and will be sending out a separate email soon. Thanks for your continued support & participation in this effort.

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

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 or Butternut Squash: $4 each
Delicata Squash: $3 each
Tomato Quarts: $5 (Red, Valencia, Pineapple) 
Pepper Quarts: $3 (Poblano, Green, NuMex, Jalapeno)
Red Pepper Quarts: $4
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
Please look for produce updates on the Grandsons Gardens Facebook Page

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. 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 peppers, Anaheim hot peppers, baby fennel, kale, kohlrabi, broccoli, and leeks. Again, each bag will cost $15.
This week we also will have a variety of vegetables available for pre-order:
–kale, red curly, green curly, and lacinato: 1 pound for $4
–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)
–red and yellow storage onions: 1-1/2 pounds for $4.50
–yellow sweet onions: 1-1/2 pounds for $4.50
–leeks: 1-1/2 pounds for $4.50
–Music garlic (larger cloves, ~4-5 cloves per head): $15 per pound (1/2 pound minimum order)
–Anna Barbara’s Ohio Red garlic (smaller cloves, ~6-8 cloves per head): $15 per pound (1/2 pound minimum order)
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
We will be at market on Saturday, September 18th, and then will resume every other week. Deadline Friday Noon.
VEGETABLES!  I just continue to grow too much…  
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  $12 – Mostly Green with yellow and red ones to make them beautiful all winter long.
Red and yellow Onions $2.50 per lb or $1 each large ones
Eggplant $2 each
Smooth large cabbage or Lacy Savoy Cabbage $3 per head
Kossack giant Kohlrabis, $3 each.
We may have cauliflower and broccoli, but won’t know till the end of the week.
We have lots of BEEF! Pre-Orders only, by Friday noon, please.   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 – hanger and flank steaks for example.  
All orders received will get an email invoice from Square. Please pay online if possible, otherwise cash or checks payable to Earthscape Farm will be accepted at market  on Saturday. Thanks.
GRASS FED BEEF BY THE PACKAGE: Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb. 2 per package
RibEye 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
Round Steak  $6.50/lb.  .3 to 1# per
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.  2 or 4 per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/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
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
Vegetable Offerings
New! Cauliflower $5.00
New! Cabbage $4.00
Cauliflower Roasting Bag $8.00 ( head of cauliflower, 2 cloves of garlic, Italian Parsley, Baguette bread crumbs) add butter and Parmesan.
Italian Flat Parsley $3.00
Curly Parsley $3.00
Red & Green Lettuce Mix $4.00
Arugula $ 5.00
Laccinato, Winterbor, & Red Russian Kale $4.00
Yukon Gold Potatoes $5.00
Roasting Bag $8.00 ( Red & Yukon potatoes, green beans, green pepper, onion, carrots, basil, and tomatoes) will send recipe!
Whole (4-7lbs) $5.00 /lb
Breasts $10.25/lb
Thighs $6.00/lb
Drumsticks $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth Pack $4.00/lb
Maple Sage Chicken Sausage $10.00/lb
Italian Chicken Sausage Bulk $10.00/lb
Ground Turkey 1 lb $9.00
Garlic Parmesan Bulk $12.00/lb
Nitrate Free Hickory Smoked Bacon $10.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Chops $8.00/lb
Boston Butt Roasts & Shoulder Roasts $8.00/lb
Tenderloin $18.00/lb
Breakfast Links $8.00/lb
Ground Pork $7.00/lb
Italian Brats $9.00/lb
Garlic Basil Brats $9.00/lb
Garlic Basil Bulk $8.00/lb
Maple Sage Bulk $8.00lb
Ribs $8.00/lb
Leaf Lard $6.00/lb
New! Pizza Crusts! $5.00 4/pkg
New! Apple Crumb Top Pie $14.00 made with our apples!
New! Apple Shortbread Bars $3.00 each
New! Apple Galettes $10.00
New! Pumpkin Bread $7.00
New! Pumpkin Donuts $6.00 1/2 doz
Baked Donuts with cinnamon & sugar or plain $6.00 1/2 dozen
*Individual donuts $1.00
New! Carrot Cake (8×8) made with our own carrots! $8.00
Quiche Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $14.00
Oatmeal Bread $5.00
Cinnamon Raisin Bread $6.00
Whole Wheat Baguettes $4.00 fresh ground wheat!
Banana Bread $7.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
Paleo Cookies $3.50
GF Apple Cake $10.00 (8×8)
GF Apple Cobbler $10.00
GF Sandwich Bread $7.00
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
For the next 6 weeks or more, we will provide totals for orders received on Thursday evenings. Friday orders will receive confirmations and totals SATURDAY MORNING, hopefully by 8am. If you don’t hear from me by the expected time, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
100% grass fed beef:
Skirt steaks $8/#
Arm roasts $7.50/#
Rolled rump roasts $7.50/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Burger patties $7.50/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Heart $4/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
Liver $4/#
Production is low due to fall’s certain approach, and this year’s hatch not yet producing. 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 on orders, $5/bird, which will be deducted from your total at delivery.  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.
As always, feel free to contact us with any questions.
Bill and Sarah and the kids,

SCHOLL FARMS of Montague
Pre-orders accepted through Friday NOON by calling (231) 893-1311
Egg production slowing down a bit. We may have to limit quantities for each customer. And, to ensure egg orders please call early in the week.
Squash is ripening – we test all our squash in the kitchen for readiness. Although there are some that are ripening now, we will hold back offering them for sale one more week. Delicata, Acorn, Festival, Buttercup, Butternut, and Hooligan squash will all be available soon along with pie pumpkins, Ornamental squash and gourds. 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.
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.
Magic Molly – Rich deep-purple. Earthy flavor when grilled, roasted, baked or boiled. Limited supply; one pound max per customer.
Corolla – Golden yellow flesh. Creamy texture, exquisite flavor, steamed, boiled baked or fried.
Adirondack red – Light pink flesh. Flavorful and moist. We love them fried, mashed and roasted. High in antioxidants.
End of season – stock your freezer now.
– Place order by calling (231) 893-1311
– Place cash or check (payable to STU SCHOLL) in a recycled envelope.

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 19th:
Chili Cheddar $8.00
Cobmoosa Onion Rye $7.00
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 19th:
Deep Mud Brownies $3.50 each
Pecan 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
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
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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

NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
As the weather turns chilly, I am inspired by autumn spices, but also am not ready to give up summer fruit flavors!
NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery. will have the following on Saturday:
Wednesday by 10pm guarantees order!
*ALL of my products are GlutenFree.  I use as many organic ingredients as possible and my chocolate is always Fair-Trade and of the highest quality!*
GF Buckwheat Bars $4 (GF, soy-free) dense brownie-like base with toasted organic buckwheat-high in fiber and plant protein!
-Returning: Magic Chocolate Powder! Large: $7, Small: $4 (GF, Vegan)  Dry blend of all organic ingredients to make the BEST hot chocolate.  Can be mixed with any milk for a rich, creamy treat!
-In limited supply.. Paleo-approved Magic Chocolate Powder! Large $8 (GF, vegan) Organic coconut sugar replaces the organic cane sugar making a delicious hot drink with less guilt!
NEW: Ginger Snap Cookies $5/bag (GF): Crunchy, spicy, sweet mini cookies with chewy pieces of my organic candied ginger-yum!
NEW: Maple Ginger Spice Clouds $5/bag (What I call marshmallows!) (GF/DF): light, fluffy marshmallows sweetened only with local maple syrup with a hint of ginger and spices (tastes like pumpkin pie!)  Floats beautifully atop a cup of magic hot chocolate!!
Maple Walnut Granola $6/bag (GF/vegan/no added sugar): delicious, local maple syrup-sweetened granola with organic oats, buckwheat and walnuts!
Pecan Dandies $2 (GF/egg-free): tender shortbread cookie with organic pecans!
Buttercrunch Toffee $5 (GF): 4 ingredient magic!  Thin layers of toffee coated in 72% chocolate and sprinkled with fleur de sel sea salt
CHOCOLATE BARS: Small: $2, Large: $4 (PLEASE specify the size you would like!)
Candied Ginger (GF/vegan): housemade candied organic ginger studded in 72% dark chocolate
Mango Chili Lime (GF/vegan/no added sugar): organic dried mango, tajin spice blend, 72% dark chocolate
Yogurt Parfait (GF): my organic maple walnut granola, crunchy raspberries, freeze-dried yogurt crispies: a MUST try!
Raspberry Hemp (GF/vegan/no added sugar): organic crispy raspberries, organic hemp seeds (similar flavor to sesame seeds), 72% dark chocolate
Goji Berry Hemp (GF/vegan/no added sugar): organic chewy goji berries, organic hemp seeds, 72% dark chocolate
Tahini (GF/vegan/no added sugar/nut free): organic tahini and 72% dark chocolate
Peanut Butter (GF/vegan/no added sugar): 72% dark chocolate filled with vanilla bean-sweetened peanut butter
Tropical (GF/vegan): hold on to the last of the summer weather with organic mango, banana chips, toasted coconut, 72% dark chocolate
Solid 72% (GF/vegan/fair-trade certified): classic, rich and creamy!
BONBONS: $2 each
NEW: Snapping Turtle! (GF) Ginger-scented chewy caramel, toasted organic pecans wrapped in 72% dark chocolate (it’s like a classic turtle with a BITE!)
Caramel Ganache (GF): cooked caramel mixed with milk chocolate encased in 72%
Espress-o Yourself (GF/vegan): 72%, Three Speed espresso, local maple syrup
PB&J (GF/DF): PB, strawberry gummy, 72%
Berry (GF/vegan): 72%, rasp/blackberry puree, local maple syrup
-Returning: Lavender! (GF): 72%, organic milk and butter, local lavender and honey
Mint Meltaway (GF/vegan/no added sugar): 72%, organic coconut oil, peppermint oil
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Phone: 614.216.2546
email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
-IG: novasupernaturalbakery
-FB: @NOVA.bakery1

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods
Orders needed Wednesday by noon!
Stutzmans Family Farm of Blanchard
OG Detroit Red Beets $2.50 lb med size smooth skin
Bluestem Farm of East Jordan
OG Rainbow Chard $3 bunch
The Brinery of Ann Arbor
Sea Stag Sauerkraut $7.50 green cabbage, carrots, burdock root, seaweed (digitata, alaria, kelp), turmeric, filtered water, sea salt
Storm Cloud Zapper Sauerkraut $7.50 green cabbage, red beets, fresh ginger root, filtered water, sea salt)
Oh Gee Kimchi $8.50 napa cabbage, carrots, apples, dried hot pepper, onion, garlic, fresh ginger root, filtered water, sea salt)
Heart Beet Kvass $4.00 red beets, ginger, sea salt
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
Note: As this newsletter goes out they are out of smooth PB & almond butter, but that may change by Wednesday. Feel free to put an order in and I’ll let you know.
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
New! Idyll Gris Puck –same great Gris, 4oz size $5.00
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.
Mund Farm of Rothbury
Thanks to everyone for their purchases last Saturday! I expect to be back the first part of October with the first of the certified organic apples – stay tuned!

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
Contact us if you have coffee needs and we can arrange something for this week. See you next week!
CONTACT: Chad & Lori Shepard

J&J Tortilla of Hopkins
We will return on October 10th if orders are sufficient. Feel free to put an order in today, but please no later than Monday, October 5th. Thanks!
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

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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