Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday April 17th Farmers Market

Friday Fresh Update List!

New & Still Available Items for Pre-order
Sweetwater Local Foods Market
DRIVE-THROUGH Pre-Order Market
Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Limited One Hour Market: 10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Sweetwater Community
Below you will find items still available for preorder. You can add to an existing order or put in a new one! Please note the time deadlines of each vendor and contact them as soon as possible.
Payment is the same: online when you preorder, or cash/check at time of pickup.
NOTE: 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 April 17th :
Wormies Vermicompost of Grand Rapids
For ordering please send an email to info@thewormies.com or call/text 616-322-1677.
For payment you can use cash or check at pickup or prepay with Venmo @wormies or PayPal: www.PayPal.me/wormies.
Powerful soil amendment & all-natural plant food. Contains beneficial bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and nematodes. Increases nutrient & mineral absorption. Boosts plant immunity to fight pests and diseases naturally. Ph Neutral.
VERMIMULCH – 5gal/$35
Protect your soil with vermicompost-coated mulch. Conserve moisture, maintain consistent soil temperatures, prevent disease. Source of beneficial macro- organisms, such as: worm cocoons, worms, pill bugs. Slow release micro and macro nutrients. Small pieces of egg shells as a source of calcium.
BASE – 5gal/$13
The perfect foundation to add your own amendments. Includes: Vermicompost, Rice Hulls, Lava Rocks, Peat Moss, Vermiculite.
LUX – 5gal/$30
Our premium soil blend. Includes all the good stuff in Base, plus Premium Blend of Minerals & Amino Acids,  Biochar, Basalt.
POP – 5gal/$13
Seeding Mix. Nourish emerging sprouts and maintain ideal moisture and oxygen levels. Fight off damping-off disease. Includes Castings, Rice Hulls, Perlite, Vermiculite, Peat Moss, Basalt.
BED – 5gal/$10
Our Lux Soil pre-mixed with agricultural-grade Michigan topsoil and compost, ready for garden beds and pots.
See you soon!

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC, which uses a wise mix of technology and tradition to produce good meat.  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.  Both are in the process of becoming Animal Welfare Approved.  Enjoy!
Available this week:
Andouille. $10.00 Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bacon $11.00. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Brats $10.00. 1lb pkg of 5 links bratwurst, classic recipe.
Brats, Jalepeno. $10.00 Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Brkfast Sausage $10.00 1lb pkg 10 links of 8”, no casing.
Chorizo $10.00 Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Fat Back $3.00lb
Ground Pork $7.00. 1lb tube.
Ham, Whole, Smoked $8.00 per lb Range 3-5.5 lbs each.
Ham Hocks, smoked $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Italian Sausage Links $10.00 More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links ea
Kielbasa $10.00 German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Leaf fat $5.00 lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Loin Roast $10.00lb Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
Pork Chops $10.00 1” thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
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 Steak $10.00lb Great grilled. 2 per pkg, bone-in 1 – 1.75lb
Spare Ribs $7.50lb. Finger lickin’ good. 1-2lbs per rack.
Tongue, unscalded $5.00lb. La lengua? A Mexican fave for tacos. .25 – .75lb per pkg.
Brisket $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
Ground Lamb $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Heart $5.00 1 per pkg Avg .25lb
Leg, Boneless $10.00 lb One left. 3.5lb
Leg, Bone-in $10.lb Classic. Avg 3.7lb.
Leg, steak. $12.00lb 2 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Liver $5.00lb Avg .5lb
Loin $14.00lb boneless loin roast, avg 0.5lbs
Loin Chop $14.00lb Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Shanks $10.00lb Beautiful Osso Bucco. 4 – 6 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Should Steak $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Roast $14.00lb. Netted, boneless, tender. 1.4 – 1.6lb
Sirloin Steak $14.00 2 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Stew $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Tenderloin $14.00lb. Boneless, avg .25 – .35lb per pkg
Tongue $5.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg 0.14 lbs.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm at the latest.  Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) or credit card (swipe or tap) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Orders needed by 5pm Friday
Hoop House Veggies
New!! Ramps $5.00 a bunch
New! Spinach $5.00 

New! Kale $5.00 (med/large leaves)
Next week we will have lettuce mix, and a brassica mix!!
PASTURED EGGS – Loads of eggs now! The new hens are really laying well. They are free range and have a cozy hen house for the night.  They are fed non gmo grains, hay, and veggie scraps.
$4.00 per dozen
Whole $5.00/lb
SOLD OUTBreasts $10.25/lb
Thighs $6.00/lb
Drums $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth pack $4.00/lb
We have a new batch of pork in. We have made some delicious new Bulk Sausages for you!
New! Garlic Basil Bulk Sausage! $8.00/lb Handmade with our Pastured Pork, Organic Basil, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, & Pepper!
New! Chorizo Bulk Sausage! $8.00/lb  Handmade with our Pastured Pork, Organic Red Pepper, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Fennel, Organic Black Pepper, Sea Salt, & Organic red wine vinegar.
New! Nitrate Free Hams 5-6lb $8.50/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
SOLD OUTNew! Nitrate Free Bacon -Limited! $10.00/lb
New! Ham Hocks $5.00/lb
New! Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Italian Brats $9.00/lb
Chops $8.00/lb
Roasts $8.00/lb Shoulder  and Boston Butt Roasts
Ground Pork $7.00/lb
Italian Bulk $8.00/lb Handmade with our Pastured Pork, Organic Basil & Parsley, Organic Oregano, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Black Pepper, Paprika, and Sea Salt.
Maple Bulk $8.00/lb Handmade with our Pasture raised Pork, local maple syrup,organic sage, sea salt, organic black pepper.
New! Blueberry Muffins Jumbo $3.00 organic blueberries
New! Sunday Brunch Box $20.00 2 lemon scones, 2 blueberry muffins,(small) 2 croissants, 2 mini spinach quiche!
New! Apple Galettes mini 5″ for $5.00
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular
Apple Crumb Top Pie $15.00 or GF
Cinnamon Rolls 4pack $5.00
Dinner Rolls 7×7 9 rolls $5.00 soft and buttery
Carrot Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting  8×8 $8.00
Ultimate Granola made with organic oats, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, olive oil and maple syrup. $5.00 bag
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
Paleo Cookies $3.00 GF
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular
English Muffins $5.00
Morning Glory Muffins $3.00
*Dahlia Tuber Packs coming in a couple of weeks!
New!! Hand Painted Spring Cards by Theodora $5.00 designs will include Springtime flowers.
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com or libertyff@protonmail.com 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,
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Scholl Farms of Montague
Pre-orders accepted through Friday evening by calling (231) 893-1311. This is a landline, please leave a message!
EGGS, Chicken – in a rainbow of colors
Our laying hens have access to the outside daily: As to going outside….ducks act like otters in snow, whereas chickens get cold feet and are more reluctant. Their diet of organic apples, pumpkins, squash, brassicas (kale, cabbage, collards, and Brussels sprout plants) and second cutting hay is supplemented with Certified Organic Layer Feed.
$12.00/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
– Place order by calling (231) 893-1311
– Place cash or check (payable to STU SCHOLL) in a recycled envelope.
In Gratitude – The Hens.

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. We will be able to get totals out Friday evening, hopefully by 8:30 pm. If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
We were able to pick up beef from the processor this week and have a full selection of cuts, plus a half and a quarter ready to go! Please contact us for details.
100% grass fed beef:
Ribeye $14/#
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm or chuck roasts $7.50/#
Rolled rump roasts $7.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Skirt steaks $8/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Burger patties $7.50/# (packages of 4, .3#ea)
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Heart $4/#
Suet $1/#
Tongue $5.50/#
Soup bones $2/#
Liver $4/#
Half beef, packaged and ready!
Quarter beef, packaged and ready!
Eggs are in season! Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
Goose eggs: $3 each or 2 for $5
Turkeys and guineas are beginning to lay. If you’re interested in either variety of eggs please let me know and I’ll see how many Ezekiel gathers this week. Our geese are American Buff and our turkeys are Bourbon Red.
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
2021 maple syrup is ready to go! Old fashioned boiled, not reverse osmosis, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Quarts $16
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
We raised pigs with certified organic feed from Heritage Organics, and are selling them only by halves. We have a few halves available with total cost range from $436.03-$483.43 including processing. They’re frozen and ready for market!
Next Pork 🙂
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house for the winter. They are breeding stock. 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.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
New! Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Only one variety will be offered each week, and if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you! Add the cost to your bean order, or bring $3 cash, please & thanks!
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm.
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash, in sealed envelope at Saturday Market pickup.
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.
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards! Woot!
No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
Peru Lima
Mocha Java Blend
CONTACT: Chad & Lori Shepard
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm.
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash, in sealed envelope at Saturday Market

Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Deadline for preorder this week is Friday 6pm. Please email back at sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com  Thanks!
All produce is certified organic.
Michigan Farm to Freezer
OG Blueberries. Frozen, 2lb bags. $10.00
OG Sweet Potatoes. Frozen, 2lb bags. $6.50
OG Root Medley. Frozen, 2lb bags. $7.00 ea
Naturally Nutty Nut Butters of Traverse City
(2 avail)OG Smooth Peanut Butter 12 oz $5.50 ea
(3 avail)OG Crunchy Peanut Butter 12oz $5.50 ea
(5 avail)OG Almond Butter 12oz $10.50
(2 avail)OG Pepita Sunflower Butter 12oz $6.50
Idyll Farms Cheese of Northport
Aged goat cheeses
(2 avail)Mont Idyll $6.00 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.
Ludwig Farmstead Creamery of Fifthian, IL
All cheese comes in 4-5 oz wedges for $6.00 each.
(1 avail)Kickapoo is a semi-hard, raw milk cheese reminiscent of an aged Parmesan. It has a distinctive green rind.
(2 avail)Sangamon Double Cream.  Made with day-fresh milk and added cream, Sangamon melts well as a recipe ingredient.
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 Sweetwater Curated, or cash in a sealed envelope please, at Saturday pickup, and thanks!
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 Sweetwater Curated, or cash in a sealed envelope please, at Saturday pickup, and thanks!


NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery will be back 4/24 with all of your favorite Gluten-Free treats and chocolates!  In the meantime, visit my website to order some of my classics and pick up can be arranged: novasupernaturalbakery.com
See you soon and enjoy the sunshine!
Addy K
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be returning to market April 24th.

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Note: For the next few months I will be selling only through the Etsy shop. Please order through the shop for all your organic and wildcrafted herbs products. You’ll find lots of new products in our Etsy shop:  Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove Questions? Contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
All vendors will continue to wear masks as part of our Covid19 Policy.
All customers are asked to please remain in their vehicles as they pass through on market day.
Please visit the Sweetwater Facebook Page for more details on our Covid19 Policy and what we are doing to keep everyone safe.

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. A cooler is suggested for refrigerated & frozen 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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