Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, February 4th, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Supporting Small Local Organic Food Producers since 2005!
Sweetwater Pledge to Customers
What with the Michigan winter finally getting real (and cold!) preorders are so important right now, and we are so grateful for all of you who understand that and put your orders in every week – THANK YOU!Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by 6pm Tuesday. In today’s LT newsletter they asked: What’s your favorite toast? Mine is a slice of their Homesteaders, with a smooshed avocado sprinkled with Forest Finds herby Wild Salt and some EVOO. Just about every morning. How about you?
Stu’s hens have picked up the pace again and there is no limit on egg orders. Sarah at Pine Row also reports an increase in her egg production.
All other vendors will accept preorders until Friday evening but do check the Friday newsletter for updates.
We were glad to hear that long-time customer Lois Veenstra is recuperating well at home after her recent hospital stay.
In Case of Severe Weather: Cancellation Notice
If we need to cancel a market due to severe weather I will send out a separate email no later than Friday evening before a market notifying you that we will be closed. I will post the same message to our FB & Instagram pages as well as the website. If you know people who are regulars to the market and not in the habit of checking emails please let them know. Thanks!
CSA INFO Interested in joining a CSA (community supported agriculture) farm this coming year? See bottom of newsletter for more info.
Vendors Attending Saturday February 4th:
The Pasturage of Montague
Greetings hearty winter folk! We’re deep into the season, but can you feel the days getting longer? How exciting! We’re back this weekend with all our goods in tow. See our pricelist for current inventory. And we have some tantalizing products in the works later this month, so stay tuned for what we have to offer next. Also stay tuned for our attendance because we may not be able to make Feb. 11 or 18. Thank you all so much!
The Pasturage Product Price List 1-2023
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Two suggestions to help your immune system fight off colds and dark day blues!
Fire cider – $10 for 2 ounces, $20 for 4 ounces – A potent blend of apple cider vinegar, honey from our hives, infused with onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, and more. Great for immune support, or as a zippy addition to salad dressing, or marinades.
Sunshine Elixr – A blend of St. John’s wort, lemon balm, and hawthorn. To brighten the mood during those dark winter days.
Preorders are essential during these winter months. For our entire list of herbal remedies please check here:
Preorders can also be picked up in Muskegon at the Health Hutt.
If you have any questions, etc about any of our products please email me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Microgreens will be back on the market table this week!
I am currently trialing fenugreek microgreens as a potential addition to the microgreen menu in 2023. Last Saturday was their debut on the market table, and I am anticipating them to be a popular item!
The seeds smell just like maple syrup. Seeding these trays had me dreaming up a pancake brunch
While they boast a sweet scent, these greens are actually quite zippy in flavor. They are a versatile green packed with nutrition that can be used in an array of dishes – I recommend pairing them with a curry based dish.
Stop on down to @sweetwaterlocal this Saturday to give them a try
I will publish a list of available greens in Friday’s newsletter. Walk up sales only.
See ya Saturday!!
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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.
To pay with cash or check at pickup send an email order to: Hilde@laughingtreebakery.com
SOURDOUGH BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, February 4:
Cheddar Peppercorn Bread $8.00
Honey Oat $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $7.00
Oceana Round $6.00 (This is our only non-sourdough loaf)
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Wholegrain Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, February 4:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud 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 (only available for orders of 12 or more through the winter)
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10/pound
PB Granola $10/pound
NEW! Pecan Maple Crunch Granola $10/pound
(it’s not yet listed on the website—order by email).
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. If you miss the deadline or prefer to shop in person, I do bring a selection of what’s available every Saturday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 9:30pm on Friday. 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. Orders are filled in the order we receive them. We have been notified that our beef is ready to be picked up from the processor, so here’s what we expect to have for Saturday:
NY strip $17.50
Rolled rump roasts $8.50
Skirt steak $10
Brisket (large) $9
Chuck roasts $8.50
English roasts $8.50
Stew meat $8.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Ground beef $7.25
Short ribs $7
Soup bones $2.50
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you would like to be on the list for beef in 2023.
Do you know anyone who says Jersey is the best beef? We have one 100% grass fed Jersey steer that’s ready. He was born and raised on the farm without any medications or vaccines.
We have one whole pork available. It is Idaho Pasture breed, born and raised on the farm, and never had any vaccines or medications. We raise our pigs on pasture, hay, and a small daily portion of certified organic grain.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $10/dozen
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
1# block $10
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
Maple cream $15/#
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
Scholl Farm of Montague
All of our products and produce are raised/grown organically using 100% certified
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz. No limit
FROZEN CHICKEN [Looking for a warm home (oven)]
– Frozen whole birds, 4 TO 6+ lbs. $5.50/lb.
– Frozen whole cut up chicken, 8 pcs per pkg. 5-6 lbs., $6.00/lb.
– Necks, gizzards, and livers: $3.00/lb.
Purple, Yellow, and Kennebec. Mix or match.
$12.00/1/2 peck (4 dry qt.)
$ 20.00/peck (8 dry qt.)
$ 30.00/1/2 bu. (16 dry qt.)
$50.00/1 bu. (32 dry qt.)
Spuds are easy to store if kept in cool, dark, dry environment with some airflow.
Stock up on your favorite varieties.
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
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Celebrating an anniversary this week, we’ll return on Feb 11th, thanks!
Liberty Family Farm
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return soon.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Dark Water Coffee Roasters of Mears
Check out our newest coffees at www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com and we will ship right to your doorstep! There are some exciting new offerings sure to excite your morning cuppa, including Winter Solstice! Notes of baked molasses and spice with subtle undertones of dried fruit. Our coffees are made with Fair Trade & Organic beans.
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve
The following farms have CSA plans for 2023. Membership is limited so don’t wait too long to inquire!
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Shares for the Blackbird Farms 2023 CSA program are now available! Sign up now for fresh vegetables June through October. Complete information, as well as sign-up forms, is available on our website at https://blackbirdfarms.net/community-supported-agriculture/. We hope to have you join us–there is a place at the table waiting for you!
The Woven Farm of Whitehall
CSA shares + market cards are live on the website! Visit here to learn more. https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/csa-shares
I’d love to grow ya delicious veggies + beautiful bouquets of flowers all season long!
Cheers to good growing!
Mannor Farm of Hesperia
Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership is a unique program. Members are issued a prepaid Farm (gift) Card loaded with the cash value of their membership (plus the bonus value). For an investment of $100 to $500, you will receive a Farm (gift) Card loaded with $110 to $600. That is a discount of 10-20%.
For more info: email@example.com
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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