Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 4th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
We’ve got your Labor Day weekend picnics covered: Blackbird has a cornucopia of veggies to offer. Scholl’s has your potatoes & eggs, and if grilling is on your list of must do’s see Earthscape, Pine Row or the Pasturage for 100% grass fed meats! Sweetwater Curated has Idyll Farms cheese, Mycopia mushrooms & Brinery ferments. Laughing Tree breads & pastries are on the menu but do get those preorders in by tomorrow night! Three Speed Coffee will have Cold Brew available for Saturday, and no table should go without a beautiful bouquet of dahlias from Liberty Farm! And do check out the newest product from Forest Finds – her Allergy Formula herbal blend is coming just in time for fall allergy season!
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 4th :
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, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, scallions, 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
Forest Finds of Muskegon
*Allergy formula $20/2oz
Extracts of nettle, goldenrod, burdock, with our bee propolis and raw honey. All those late season symptoms popping up from ragweed can be irritating. This blend has been helpful for many!
Fresh batch of facial care!
*Moon Glow face serum. $25
A dry oil combination of my calendula infused jojoba oil, with argan oil, rosehip seed oil, sea buckthorn extract, amd essential oils of sandalwood, frankincense, and helichrysum.
*Herbal Toner $10
A blend of witch hazel infused with calendula, chamomile, yarrow, and marshmallow, with my rose hydrosol. This combination is great for healing acne, shrinking pores, removing excess oil and dirt. Also an excellent way to get a quick clean without soap and water.
*Restock of all hydrosols! $13
Rose, yarrow, and balsam fir!
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Teas, honey, balms, self-care products, 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
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:
*Labor Day special: preorder only and only this Saturday. $6.25/# for 25-49 pounds of ground beef, or $6/# for 50# or more.
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
Rib steaks $13.75/# (ribeye, with bone)
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
Please note that our hens are not laying well in this heat. Limited availability. We do have a very young flock of replacement hens growing out in the front yard.
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 Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will bring what ever extra vegetables we have! Sweet peppers and onions for sure! 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.
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. WE ARE PICKING UP BEEF THIS WEEK SO SHOULD HAVE ALL ITEMS!
SALE ITEMS: BEEF BROTH BONES $2 / LB; LIVER $3.50 PER LB; BEEF ROASTS! BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
We have Quarters of Beef hanging at the butcher’s. Are you interested? Cut, wrapped and frozen ~~ they are all about $600.
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 us if you are interested in a quarter. firstname.lastname@example.org .
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
New! Dahlia Bouquets. We have loads of beautiful dahlias for sale!! $10.00 small, $ 20.00 large
PASTURED EGGS – Loads of eggs now! The new hens are really laying well. They are free range on fresh green grass.
$5.00 per dozen
Cherry Tomatoes $5.00 lb
Red Norland Potatoes $5.00
Dragon Red Carrot Bunch $5.00
Heirloom Tomatoes $3.00/lb
Swiss Chard $3.00 a bunch
Laccinato Kale $5.00
Winterbor Kale $5.00
PASTURED CHICKEN New! Batch of chickens!
New! Pork Chops $8,00lb
New! Italian Brats $9.00 lb
Butt Roasts $8.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Ribs $8.00/lb quartered slabs.
New! Zucchini Bread $4.00 mini loaf
New! Banana Bread $4.00 mini loaf
New! Peach Crumb Top Pie $15.00
New! Peach Galette $8.00 (8inch)
New! Blueberry Coffee Cake $8.00 (8 inch square)
New! Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
Ultimate Granola made with organic oats, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, olive oil and maple syrup. $5.00 bag
Cinnamon Rolls 4pack $5.00
Morning Glory Muffins $3.00
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
New! Broccoli Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular.
Please send order via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and and we will send an invoice on Friday evening through the email. Feel free to pay with cash or check on Saturday. Please call if you don’t get a confirmation on your order in 24 hours. Thank you very much!
Have a great week,
Liberty Family Farm
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 our NEW WEBSITE
And look for the ORDER FOR SWEETWATER button in the upper right corner.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
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 4th:
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye $7.00
Big Country $7.00
Oceana Rolls 5 for $6
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $9.50
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 4th:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
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)
Vanilla Shortcakes: $2.50 each
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $9.00
Peanut Butter Granola $9.00
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.
Beat the heat! We will have Cold Brew available for $4.00 a 20 oz cup!
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!
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: 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!
NOVA Bakery of Muskegon
NOVA will be back on the 11th!
Addy Kinziger, RD, Pastry Chef
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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