Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 25th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
The weather might be trying to fool us, but nothing says fall like piles of beautiful tasty winter squash in all colors, shapes & sizes! Funny Farm returns this week! Earthscape is bringing their famous broccoli & eggplant, Scholl Farm has our favorite, Delicata squash, and new vendor Mannor Farm is returning as well.
A new customer asked what was unique about Sweetwater, so we thought we would post a link to our 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!
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 25th :
The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
Our little farm is located on 25 acres in Oceana County southwest of Hesperia in the Manistee National Forest. We are certified naturally grown. For more info: https://certified.naturallygrown.org/producers/6190
This week we have available:
Red Chinese (napa) cabbage $3.00 per head
Green Chinese (Napa) cabbage $3.00 per head
Kohlrabi (green) $1.00 each
Kohlrabi (purple) $1.00 each
Spaghetti Squash (small 1.5 – 2.5 lb each – some may be little bigger or smaller) $2.00 each
Honeynut Squash (mini butternut variety in the 1/2 to 1 lb range – single serving size) $1.00 each
Elephant Garlic $4.00 per bulb
Hardneck Garlic (Music) $2.00 per bulb
Garlic Granules Net wt 2 oz bottle $7.00 each
Onion Flakes Net wt 3.8 oz bottle $6.00 each
Crushed Hot Pepper Net wt 1.2 oz bottle $5.00 each
Dried Whole Black Hungarian Peppers (like a Jalapeno Pepper) 1/2 oz $2.00
Ancho (dried Poblano) Peppers 1/2 oz $2.00
All the produce is Certified Naturally Grown.
Please send all orders to email@example.com.
We will send an invoice for your order as soon as we receive it. We prefer credit card payments but will take cash at the time of pick-up.
The Mannor Farm LLC
Funny Farm of Grant
Hello to all our friends at Sweetwater! It will be good to see you all
again. It’s been a crazy year with weather but hopefully we’ll get thru
this year and next year will be better. We accept Senior Project Fresh
coupons, WIC coupons and credit card at market, as well as check and
cash. If there’s something you really want, send us an email and we’ll
reserve it for you. We’d like to sell “as usual” at market but know some
are not ready to “shop”. We understand, we’ve been home for a year and a
half, too! 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
Find on our table Saturday: BROCCOLI! Colorful Sweet Peppers! Poblano and Felicity heatless jalapeños! Onions! Eggplant! and whatever else we may have extra in the garden. We keep growing too much!
This is the last year we will grow onions for Market. I hope another younger farmer is ready to take over! We will bring red and yellow onions, all sizes and quantities, ~~ $2 per lb.
WE HAVE A NEW SUPPLY OF BEEF SO SHOULD HAVE ALL ITEMS!
Note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, but please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS: BEEF BROTH BONES $2 / LB; LIVER $3.50 PER LB; BEEF ROASTS! BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
We have Quarters of Beef for sale. Are you interested? Cut, wrapped and frozen ~~ they are all about $630. You save about $100 per quarter buying it like this.
Please let us know if you want to pay at pick up (cash or checks made out to Earthscape Farm), or on line with a Square invoice.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $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. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak $6.50/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump, English and Arm Roast $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each BUY 2, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck! $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef $6.50/lb. ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb. 2 per package and 4 per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb ON SALE $3.50 PER 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
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
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
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/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
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
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.
Sadly, there is no bacon. I apologize for keeping you all in suspense. Better luck next time, for all of us, right?
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.
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.
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.
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
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. 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.
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
Please note: We will NOT be baking for Saturday, October 2nd .
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 25th :
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00
Cobmoosa Onion Rye $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 25 th :
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
Sweetwater Curated Local Foods
Deadline for preorder this week is Wednesday noon. Please email back at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
New! Organic apple cider from Northern Natural Organics $7.00 ½ gal
New! Organic fresh baby ginger from Green Things Farm Collective in Ann Arbor, MI. $6.00 1/4lb
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
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
Ludwig Farmstead Creamery of Fifthian, IL
All cheese comes in 4-5 oz wedges for $6.00 each.
Kickapoo is a semi-hard, raw milk cheese reminiscent of an aged Parmesan. It has a distinctive green rind.
Jakes Havarti. A raw milk, semi-soft cheese that melts well, favorite of the founder Jacob Ludwig.
Jakes Havarti Herb. Dill, garlic, and chervil give this semi soft creamy cheese a fresh herb taste.
Send orders to: email@example.com
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).
Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We will be taking this week off from market but are looking forward to returning the week following. Looking forward to seeing everyone then! Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery
We are taking this week off for R&R after our daughter Olivia’s wedding. We will return on October 2nd.
NOVA Bakery of Muskegon
NOVA will be back October 2nd
Addy Kinziger, RD, Pastry Chef
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Will return October 2nd! In the meantime be sure to check out our Etsy shop for the new products we’ve added, included our Allergy Formula & Herbal Toner!
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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