Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday April 29th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, April 29th, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Contact info at end of newsletter
Supporting Small Local Organic Food Producers since 2005!
Sweetwater Pledge to Customers
Friday Update!
George from Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms will be at market with ramps! There’s still time to get preorders in with all vendors.

See you at the market!

Vendors Attending Saturday April 29th:

Liberty Farm of Hart
Preorders accepted. Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com by Friday evening 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.
NEW! First of spring RAMPS! $5.00 a bunch.
NEW! Potato MIx $6.00 per bag
 Lots of eggs! Eggs are on sale this week! $5.00 per do
NEW! Rhubarb Crumb Top  Bars $3.00 each
NEW!  Rhubarb Scones (2pack) $4.00

Whole Chicken $5.50 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $10.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Thighs $7.00/lb
Drumsticks $5.75/ lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Livers $5.00
Breakfast Patties $12.00 lb
Pork chops $9.00/lb
Maple Sage sausage$10.00
Italian bulk sausage $10.00
Garlic basil bulk sausage$10.00
Ground pork $7.00
Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Fresh Ham Steaks $9.00 /lb
Pork Kabobs $8.00 /lb
Pork Shoulder  Roasts $10.00 lb
Ribs $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 /lb
**Please let us know if you need a bulk order of something so we can reserve it for you. We will have all the usual cuts, sausage, nitrate-free bacon & hams, and brats.
GRASS FED LAMB 100% raised on pasture! No hormones or chemicals ever!
Ground Lamb$10.50
Leg Steaks $15.00
Shoulder Steaks$12.75
Lamb Stew Meat $9.00
Shanks $9.00
New! Cinnamon Rolls $5.00 single large, or 4pk for $18.00
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $17.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $17.00
Classic Banana Bread $9.00 small $6.00
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com by Friday evening 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.
NOTE: If you get this email too late for a preorder we will plan to have limited amounts of eggs & baked goods available for walk up sales.
Thank you very much!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm 231-873-3737

Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
No mushrooms this week but I did find ramps! $10 a lb.
You can preorder or stop by the market Saturday.
George Simikowski

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Sign up today for the Spring Plant Walk at the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve! It is April 30th 2pm. We will see what spring plants are coming up and I will share what I know about edible and medicinal plants. Hope you can join me! Dm for details 616-834-3233 The cost is $30 but this can be sliding scale for those in need.
Please check our online product list and feel free to place an order anytime! I can make arrangements for pickup when you place your order. For our entire list of herbal products please check here:
Forest Finds
If you have any questions, etc about any of our products please email me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Forest Finds
Thanks! Cody

The Pasturage of Montague
Pull out your patio furniture, dust off your charcoal and welcome dusky evenings gathered with loved ones around the fire. Nothing satiates body and soul like meat over flame. Tap into primordial bliss with our extensive selection of perfectly grillable protein.  I will be at market with a freezer-full of selections, here’s the list:
The Pasturage Product Price List 1-2023
If you want to be sure of a selection, send a preorder to thepasturage@gmail.com

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Microgreens are back this week! Check back Saturday for available varieties!
In addition to microgreens, I will also have:
– hand harvested flower and veggie seeds available for $1 a packet
– bunches of heirloom daffodils – $8/bunch
If you are in search of a gift for Mothers Day, consider a Flower CSA – A gift that keeps on giving all season long!
Check out our website for available CSA options!
Cheers to good growing!
Cheers to Good Growing!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
There will be a good assortment of breads and pastries available for walk up sales on Saturday.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
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.
Ribeye $18
T-bone $18
Porterhouse $18
Rib steak $17.50
NY strip steaks $17.50
Sirloin sizzlers $11.50
Round steaks $7.75
Brisket $9
Hanger $10
Rolled rump roast $8.50
Chuck roast $8.50
English roasts $8.50
Skirt steaks $10
Stew meat $8.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Short ribs $7
Shank $5.75
Ground beef $7.25
Ground sirloin (vacuum sealed) $12
Soup bones $2.25
We sell by halves and quarters. We will have a half of beef available on May 1. Please contact us if you are interested in the half or would like to be on the list for beef later this year.
On May 1 we will have ground beef bundles available in 50 and 100 pounds. Please let me know if you want added to the list for that quantity.
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
Goose eggs $2 each or $20/dozen
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
1# raw $8
2# $12
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: 
Pints $10
Quarts $20
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Quarts $20
Gallons $55
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Scholl Farm of Montague
Sign up for the Sunday, June 18th Run-A-Muck at our farm!
Info at market Saturday or here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Montague/DadsDogsandDirtEuropeanCrossCountry?fbclid=IwAR3eypDLd2CCiBfeZSutUtJyD7JKuX-o0PeKRWu3UNbIMMU-BLbgpKt90XU
All our products and produce are raised/grown organically using 100% certified organic feeds for our animals.
NEW! Rhubarb. First harvest of season, come early as supplies are limited.
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz.
– 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.
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


Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Greetings, friends!
We are excited to see everyone in just a few weeks. We’ll be returning to Sweetwater on Saturday, May 6, with our herb and vegetable plants, including everything from thyme and parsley to tomatoes and cucumbers! We will send out a form for pre-orders in next weekend’s newsletter, but we will also have plants for walk-up sales. And if you won’t be getting in your garden for a few weeks yet, know that we’ll have plants available all through the month of May.
We’re also hosting a spring market day on May 20, 1:00-4:00 pm, where we’ll have our plants available for sale, along with food and artisan items from some farmer and artist friends of ours. We’ll also be hosting a perennial exchange that afternoon. All are welcome!
Finally, if you’re still looking to join a CSA for this season, we have a few spots left and would love to welcome you as a member. More information is available here: blackbirdfarms.net/community-supported-agriculture/

The Mannor Farm
The Mannor Farm will be returning in May with  Certified Naturally Grown Chicken and Rabbit as well as eggs.  Spring veggies as well as some plants, seeds, and dried pepper.
We will be offering Guinea Fowl by special order only this year.  All our meat is processed by a MDARD or USDA Inspected processor.
We are still offering prepaid Farm Cards.  These make a great gift and an easy way to introduce your friends and family members to our products.
We will be opening a market stand at the farm starting this spring.  You will announce the date later.
Meanwhile, we are busy rebuilding the old barn and maintaining (and expanding) our deer fencing as well as the normal spring planting chores.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Road
Hesperia, Michigan

Busy Bee Farm of Whitehall
We are hoping to be back May 6th.Thanks, Deb Brown

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be back the end of May.  Have 1 quarter for sale at the farm,  cut wrapped and frozen.  20 calves are frolicking in the pasture!
Happy Spring!
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.comCONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

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NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery.LLC of Muskegon
Thank you to everyone who ordered Easter goodies, I hoped you enjoyed them!
NOVA is returning to the Western Market, downtown Muskegon chalets for a second season!  Opening day is Saturday May 27.  If you want to know my specials/weekly offerings, please follow me on either FB or IG (@novasupernaturalbakery).  I will be moving more toward the middle into Chalet letter J (used to be teaologie!)
If you ever have any special requests for a special occasion, please feel free to email me!  addy@noavsupernaturalbakery.com
Visit my website: www.novasupernaturalbakery.com

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

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!

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 on market day pickup.

Contact the market
(231)742-8477 (leave a message).
Email: sweetwaterlocalfoodsmkt@gmail.com
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To remind everyone about what is unique about Sweetwater, here is a link to the Sweetwater Pledge to Our Customers. This Pledge is signed by all vendors, and we stand behind Sweetwater Pledge to Customers