Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, May 7th 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and we have some fresh spring veggies, flowers & fabulous gift ideas for her!
Blackbird Farms will have herbs & early garden plant starts!
A Garden in the Woods is bringing some beautiful flowers & produce!
Liberty Family Farm is baking up a super Mother’s Day Box of treats & will have flower bouquets to go with!
Forest Finds has loads of items your Mom would love!
Vendors attending Saturday May 7th:
Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
Happy spring, friends! We here at Blackbird Farms are excited to be returning to Sweetwater this Saturday with the first of our Certified Naturally Grown vegetable and herb starts for your garden. This week we will be bringing a selection of plants for walk-up sales. Starting next week and for the rest of May we will have plants available for preordering–look for details in next week’s newsletter. Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Blackbird Farms LLC
A Garden in the Woods of Hart, MI
Hello Sweetwater Friends,
We are bringing some beautiful flowers and produce for Mother’s Day. All items will be available for walk up sales, but we have good quantities for the market.
French Tulip Bouquets $30- Long stemmed tulips (red, pink, and buttercup yellow colors)
Spring Mix – $5 a bag
Lettuce Heads – $3 Each (Butter Heads and Leaf Lettuce Heads)
Arugula – $5 a bag
Radish Bunch – $3 each
Lemon Sorrel $3 a bunch
Chives $3 a bunch
– we may also have some kale and mustard bunches to bring along in limited quantities $3 each
The Woven Farmstead
Hello! I will have microgreens for walk up purchase this Saturday. An updated list of available greens will be shared in the Friday Newsletter!
I will also have a limited number of small spring bouquets available. If you buy a veggie or floral CSA for Mothers Day, a bouquet and card will be included. ( Can be purchased through the link below, or at market!)
Veggie + Flower CSA Shares are still available! – Check out the options + added perks!
Market Cards are available! – if CSA is not your style, but you would like to support the farm through an early season purchase, consider a market card. It is a gift card that I add an extra 20% of the value to, that can be used on any of the farm offerings + gets you all of the additional perks I offer to traditional CSA customers! To learn more:
Seedlings are available for preorder! I am offering preorders on seedling plants this year! This will allow me to grow a bit more sustainably as it will prevent over seeding and wasting resources. (I will have limited seedling availability for walk up purchases though May and June)
However, if you would like to guarantee yourself seedlings consider preordering below!
All seedlings will be healthy and well rooted in a 3” pot, ready to transplant into your own garden!
All seedlings will be available to pick up on farm or at Sweetwater market from late May through June!
Please reach out via phone or email with any questions regarding CSA!
Cheers to good growing!
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
LIBERTY FAMILY FARM & BAKERY
Happy Mother’s Day!
Tulip Bouquets small $14.00
Dahlia tuber pack $20.00 (5 per pack) Easy to grow flowers!
Spinach $5.00 per bag
FARM FRESH EGGS! $5.00 per dozen
Whole Chicken $5.50 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $10.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Turkey Drumsticks $5.00/lb
Pork Chops $8.00/lb
Pork Shoulder Roasts $10.00 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $9,00/lb
New! Mother’s Day Box- rhubarb bars, small pastries, lemon poppy seeds bites, and small raspberry muffins! $15.00
Apple Galettes $10.00
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
English Muffins $6.00
New! Raisin Cinnamon Bread $5.00
Cranberry Bread mini loaves$5.00
Raspberry Muffins $4.00 made with our very own raspberries.
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $4.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the market! Please send order via email email@example.com and we will send an invoice on Friday evening through email. Feel free to pay with cash on Saturday. Please email if you do not get a confirmation within 24 hours. Thank you very much!
Liberty Family Farm
Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
RHUBARB! $2.50 a bunch.
EGGS: Chicken: $6/doz., $15/flat, no limit. Duck: $10/doz.
DRESSED BROILERS: (frozen whole): 7+ lbs. $5.50/lb.
CHICKEN GIZZARDS, LIVER, AND FEET: $3/lb.
2022 Broilers will be available in late June – Order now, still only $5.50/lb. –
state weight and quantity.
Asparagus is just around the corner!
Place all 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 9:00pm. 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:
Prices listed are per pound.
NY strip: $16.50
Sirloin sizzlers: $11.50
Ground round: $7.75
Short ribs: $7.00
Skirt steak: $9.25
Hanger steak: $10.00
Soup bones: $2.25
We sell by halves and quarters! Please contact us if you are interested.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
Goose eggs! Our geese are American Buff.
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
Glass canning jars:
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. They are eating hay and certified organic feed while we all wait for pastures to green up. We do have a waiting list for pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added. Pork should be ready by fall, and Ofelia looks close to farrowing!
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Hello, Sweetwater friends! We will be there on Saturday, May 7th! We had a great visit to Spain to see our son, his wife and grandkids for the first time in 3 years! It’s a beautiful country, too.
Beef go in to the butcher this week. Are you interested in a quarter? Email me to reserve one. If you order now, you can have it cut and processed however you choose. You save about $100 per quarter buying it by the quarter. We have not raised our prices in years!
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.
EGGS! $5 per dozen. Fed organic feed. We have a good supply, but production is reduced now, as a predator killed 7 hens while we were gone.
Please note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, so please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS: BEEF ROASTS! BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package OUT
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package OUT
New York Strip $14 / lb 1 & 2 per package
RibEye $14 / lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak $13/ lb. 2 per package OUT
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 OUT
Rolled Rump, English and Arm Roast $8.00/lb. BUY 2 of any roast, 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.
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb. OUT
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb. SALE! BUY 10# FOR $2 PER LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Turns out (now that Covid is maybe not a thing anymore) my Mom has a social life. She has celebrations to attend: graduation open houses, her own 50th wedding anniversary party, and, by the way, riding her bike across Michigan as she has done every June for the past 30 years (minus the last 2). She covers market for me out of the goodness of her heart. With Mom absent, The Pasturage will be as well. We will not be at Sweetwater on May 21, and also for June and July. You can always find me, and all the goods, a scant 12 miles north at the Muskegon Farmers Market, stall 138. Or load up now!
L Chop Loin $16.00/# Classic cut. 2 per pack, avg .47 lb / pk.
L Chop Rib $16.00/# Tender nugget in an arc of bone. 2/pkg, avg 0.36 lb/pk.
L Ground Lamb $12.00/# Shepherd’s pie. 1lb tube.
L ofl Bones, Soup $5.00/# Now cut into pieces! Avg 1.5 lbs per pack.
L ofl Heart $5.00/# Aorta be standard fare. Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
L ofl Kidney $5.00/# Deviled kidneys, so good! 2 per pkg, avg 0.3 per pkg.
L ofl Liver $5.00/# Conveniently pre-sliced. Avg 0.5-1 lb per pkg.
L Rack Of Lamb, Half $16.00/# 4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
L Rack Of Lamb, Whole $16.00/# 8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
L rst Leg Bone-in $14.00/# Epitome of a roast. Around 4 lbs each.
L rst Leg Boneless $14.00/# Any way you cut it: delicious. Netted, range 3-4 lbs / pk.
L rst Shoulder Boneless $10.00/# Braise, appraise and rave. Avg. 3.3
L rst Sirloin Roast $16.00/# Small crowd pleaser. 1/pk, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs.
L saus Bratwurst $14.00ea Perfect for pork averse people. 5 links in 1 lb package.
L saus Breakfast links $14.00ea Breakfast is better with lamb! 10 links in 1lb package.
L saus Kielbasa $14.00ea Not just for pork. No sugar or dextrose. 5 links in 1 lb pkg.
L saus SPICY Breakfast links $14.00ea Add a little heat to your morning! 10 links in 1lb package.
L saus Italian $14.00ea New recipe, still Italian but not sweet. 5 links in 1lb package.
L Shanks Osso Bucco $10.00/# Singly packaged, so order three to make a whole shank.
L Shanks Whole $10.00/# Stunning. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 2.2 # per pkg
L steak Leg $14.00/# Christmas in July! 1/pk, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb/pk.
L steak Shoulder $10.00/# Slow and low. 2/pk. 0.75 – 1.1lb/pk.
L steak Sirloin Steak $16.00/# Nothing says special like sirloin. 1/pkg, avg .77lb/pk.
L Stewmeat $12.00ea Kebob ready. 1lb pkg.
M chops $13.00/# Mutton chops, more than just a hair style. 2/pk, 0.75 # avg.
P Side Pork $10.00/# Small packs, skin off. Avg. 0.5#/pk.
P Chops $11.00/# 3/4″-1″thick, 2-4 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
P Fat Back $3.00/# My favorite for deep frying. Range 0.5-2.0 lbs per pack.
P Fat Leaf fat $5.00/# Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
P Ground Pork $9.00ea Versatile. 1 lb. tube
P leg Hocks, Fresh $5.00/# For Schweinhaxe. 2/pk, range 1.5-2lbs.
P leg Hocks, Smoked NO NITRATE $8.00/# Pea soup. 2 hocks cut into 3 pieces each, avg 2#/pk.
P leg Pork Shanks $5.00/# Also for Schweinhaxe. 1/pk, range 1.5-2lbs.
P ofl Ears $5.00/# Also great raw dog treat. Two per pkg. .25 – .5 lb
P ofl Heart $5.00/# One per pkg. 0.75 – 1.25lb
P ofl Jowl, fresh/cheek $5.00/# Make your own jowl bacon. 1-2 lbs per pack.
P ofl Kidney $5.00/# One or two per pkg. 0.25 – 0.75lb
P ofl Liver $5.00/# Zinc your cold away with liver. 0.5-1.5 #/pk.
P ofl Neck Bones $4.00/# Budget cut, lots of meat and nutrition. 1-2 #/pk.
P ofl Snout $5.00/# Collagen rich. 1/pk, avg 0.5#/pk.
P ofl Tongue $5.00/# Makes the best tacos. 0.3-0.7 per package.
P Pork Steak $11.00/# Better than beef! 2/pk, 0.75-1.5#/pk.
P rst Ham, fresh $10.00/# Put home-smoker to use. Whole (2-4lbs).
P rst Loin Roast $12.00/# Prime rib of pork. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
P rst Shldr, butt, fresh, whole $12.00/# The back of the shoulder. Whole (3-4lbs).
P saus Andouille $13.00ea Last chance, discontinued recipe. 1 lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Brats $13.00ea Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Brats, Jalapeno $13.00ea Mild heat, booming flavor. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Breakfast Links $13.00/# Labeled wrong. Real ingredients: pork, water, salt, sugar, spices. 10 links.
P saus Chorizo $13.00ea A Sweetwater favorite. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Italian $13.00ea Perfect for spaghetti. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Kielbasa $13.00ea Fresh German style. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
P saus Polish $13.00/# No sugar or dextrose. 4 links, range 0.8-1.7#/pk.
P Smoked Ham slice $10.00/# So easy, practically serves itself for dinner. 0.5-2.0 #/pk.
P Smoked Ham slice NO NITRATE $12.00/# Has cane sugar, brown sugar. Avg 0.7#
P Smoked Ham, whole NO NITRATE $12.00/# Has cane sugar, brown sugar. Avg 2.5#
Text or call 231 288 6112.
Please do so by Friday at 4pm for Sweetwater Local Foods Market pick up. Otherwise, whenever.
Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) at pick up is preferred.
Or I can do a credit card at pick up. Or, finally, I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage!
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
if you missed the Tuesday preorder deadline we will have a nice selection of extra breads & pastries available for walk up purchase.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Forest Finds of Muskegon
-Tallow Balm 25$/4oz 15$/2oz
Tallow made from Pine Row suet. Infused with white pine, calendula, marshmallow root, and propolis. Bit of jojoba and beeswax. Perfect for extra dry or irritated skin. I use this on my face as well.
-Turmeric Honey 12$/4oz
Organic turmeric, ginger, and black pepper in our raw honey. A potent paste off the spoon or mixed into your tea. Excellent with warm milk.
-St Johns Wort Oil $25/4oz
Organic olive oil infused with fresh St. John’s wort. This blood red oil is very helpful for inflammation, nerve irritation, and shingles. Body oiling is a lovely way to calm the nervous system.
-Juicy Rose Honey Electuary 15$/4oz
An electuary is a honey herb paste taken for medicinal benefits, and also delicious! You can add to tea or eat directly off spoon. This is a blend of wild roses, sharavari, schizandra berries, and cardamom. This blend used to support stress, energy, and libido.
-Sale on all hydrosols! 11$!
Kava kava is a root medicine from the South Pacific. It has a rich history with many uses. It is a muscle skeletal relaxant, soothes anxiety, and helps to ease communication. Great for social settings, or with friends. Kava kava is in our Cacao Kava hot cocoa blend – On Sale! $10
We also have Kava Kava extract. For 10$/oz. This is great for stronger or quick acting doses. Kava will create a numbing sensation in the mouth. I find it gives me a kind of buzzy relaxed feeling.
–Moon Glow – Face Serum $25
Anti-aging, reduces fine lines, softens and soothes.
Calendula, sea Buckthorn, rose hips, sandalwood, frankincense, helichrysum, argan, and jojoba.
–Herbal Toner $15
Soothing and clearing. Remove excess oil, and tighten pores. Calendula, yarrow, rose Water, and witch hazel.
–Forest Balm $10
A multipurpose balm for skin protection, chest rub and muscle rub. Smells like the pine forest!
–Heal All $10
For cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, and rashes. A seasonal blend of skin healing, and soothing herbs.
–Magnesium Butter $12
Magnesium is essential for relaxing muscles, brain, and nervous system.
Coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter, and magnesium chloride.
-Propolis lip balm $5
Our honeybee propolis combined with our beeswax and jojoba oil.
-Garden Balm lip balm $4
Plantain, calendula, and more, combine to make a soothing green lip balm. I like this for chapped noses and cheeks too.
Hydrosols are the molecular water from a distillation. They contain the essential oils of the plant along with other healing constituents. Can be used as room or body sprays. Some are ok for internal use, and wounds.
Available: Yarrow, balsam fir, thyme, tulsi, and rose.
–Smudge Sticks $5
Aromatic herbs are used traditionally worldwide, and burned to cleanse the air of bacteria and negative energy. Wildcrafted with intention and ceremony on Michigan’s lakeshore. A rotating selection of Michigan evergreens.
*Citrus Rose Bath Salts 7$
A blend of magnesium and Dead Sea salts with wild rose, sweet orange, and sandalwood. 2-3 baths worth.
–Wild Green Salt $10
Rotating blend of wild and organically grown herbs infused into Real salt.
–Elderberry Syrup $15/4oz
A great antiviral with respiratory support, that is also delicious! Can be taken regularly by the spoonful when symptomatic, or enjoy as a treat when desired. Wild elderberries, wild cherry, turkey tail mushroom, usnea, warming spices, our raw honey and a touch of potent honeybee propolis.
-Fire cider! $10/2oz, $20/4oz
A potent blend of apple cider vinegar, and our honey, infused with onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, cranberries, white pine, and more. Great for immune support, or add to salad dressing, or marinade.
–Teas, Tisanes, Infusions $10
Organically grown and sustainably wildcrafted herbs, as locally sourced as possible. Approx. 20-25 servings.
*Nourish – A nourishing blend for all ages. Raspberry leaf,nettles, oatstraw, red clover, mint
*Mallow Balm – Soothe & Support. Lemon Balm, marshmallow leaf, bee balm, and hawthorn leaf and flower
*Tranquility – Relax, and relieve
Lemon Balm, damiana, linden, lavender, skullcap, and sweet fern
*Cacao Kava $10
Functional hot cocoa! A synergistic blend of cacao and kava kava root with medicinal mushrooms and creamy coconut milk, and maca root. Kava kava is especially enjoyable for a relaxed mind and body, or in social situations and conversation.
–Tinctures $10/oz up to 8oz sizes available.
A product of the hive, excellent for immune support, tooth problems, and overall health.
A blend of 6 medicinal mushrooms harvested by me in Michigan forests. Double extracted to give you more medicinal benefits.
Adaptogenic herbs to help you deal with stress. Productive and focused without burnout.
A heart healing, heart opening blend. I love this formula for relieving grief and anxiety that resides in the heart.
A traditional blend of lemon balm and St. John’s wort for supporting seasonal mood shifts, and chronic viral support.
Muscle skeletal relaxation, anti-anxiety, and social lubricant.
Herbal extract used as digestive tonic for bloating, heartburn, indigestion and occasional gas.
Blends available: Grapefruit Spicebush Rosemary, Balsam Hawthorn
–Raw Local Honey
Our honey is small batch, completly raw and unheated, minimally filtered, and only glass jars. The bees are only given minimal natural treatment. Grown right here in Muskegon!
4oz – $5
8oz – $10
Pint – $15
Quart – $25
Half Gallon – $50
New! Infused honey! 7$
4oz jars with herb infused honey. These are great by the spoonful or in your tea.
Available: Cottonwood, osha, balsam fir, and tulsi.
Orders can be placed until 5pm Friday.
Contact me @ ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return soon, in the meantime see below.
Shady Side Farm
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