Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday December 23rd Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, December 23rd, 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
Open Saturday December 23rd.
Closed December 30th.
Closed January 6th.
Open Saturday January 13th & 27th.
February 10th  & 24th .  March 9th & 23rd. I will send emails Monday & Friday as usual, with email reminders on off weeks as well.

There’s still time to get preorders in & with the market closing until January 13th be sure to order what you need!
Liberty Family Farm has plenty of eggs this week.
Be sure to check out The Pasturage meat list…bacon is back along with new smoked items and with a nice holiday meat platter (included lamb snack sticks and liver pate)
Funny Farm & Dirty Roots Healing will both have some nice gift ideas.

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Vendors Attending Saturday December 23rd:

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
EGGS! We have plenty of eggs right now. $5.00 dzn
Certified Organic Spy Apples from Hackert Farms!
1/2 peck $8.00
Peck $15.00
Christmas Cookie Box! Gingerbread, crumb bars, chocolate, shortbread, and more. $10.00
Cinnamon Rolls 4 pack $10.00
Buttery Dinner Rolls 8pk  $8.00
Cranberry Crumb bars $4.00
Apple Crumb Bars $4.00 each
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Regular Baked Donuts  $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
plain or glazed donuts.
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
Italian Turkey sausage $12.00/lb
Whole Chicken $6.50 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $12.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Thighs $8.00/lb
Drumsticks $6.00/lb
Wings $6.00/lb
Broth Pack $6.00
Livers $5.00
Pork Chops $9.00/lb
Pork Roasts $10.00 lb
Ribs $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 lb
Italian Brats $10.00/lb
Maple Sage Breakfast sausage 1 lb package $10.00/lb
Italian Sausage bulk 1lb pkg $10.00/lb
Garlic Basil Sausage bulk 1lb pkg $10.00
We will bring extra meat to market. Egg layers should start to pick up soon.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the market!
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.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!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will try 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.
Winter schedule (Weather permitting), I will be at the market location on December 30th. I did cancel in the Christmas blizzard last year and will follow the same procedure of contacting everyone if I have to cancel this year. Closed market days are preorder and standing order only. I don’t bring extra items for walk up sales.
I have kefir grains that are growing exponentially. Please let me know if you would like any. They are free to a good home.  😉
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will try 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.
Stew meat $8.25
Burger patties $8.25
Denver steaks $8.50
Chuck steaks $8.50
Short ribs, regular or Korean cut, $7
Ground sirloin (tube pack) $11.50
Soup bones $2.25
Oxtail $6.25
We sell by halves and quarters. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the list for 2024.
All of our poultry is free range, locked in nightly, and has certified organic feed. The young flock is laying well but all others are molting and there’s still an egg shortage. We do have 10 more hens and 10 female ducks we’re raising but they probably won’t produce until February. Duck eggs are trickling in but I anticipate they will take a complete winter break soon.
Chicken eggs are $6/dozen. Sold out 
Duck eggs are $10/dozen. Sold out
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
New item! Tiny block $1.50
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!

The Pasturage of Montague
Welcome winter!  And welcome to the array of choices for your holiday dinner!  Whole turkey, turkey breast, rack of lamb, lamb sirloin roast, smoked ham end roast, smoked ham slice… the list goes on!  We have all sorts of sizes and shapes to accommodate any (lack of) crowd!  Even though I love vegetables and feel they don’t get the time and attention they deserve at the holiday table, and even though dessert always seems to steal the show, I feel like the heart of the meal is the meat.  Everything else cascades from this central choice: wine, sides, even how you set the table.  This is one time to splurge on special meat: don’t worry, you won’t mess it up and it will be worth every penny.
Don’t forget to order your holiday meat platter!  Great for New Years!  It’s on sale now for only $40 on our pre-order form (www.thepasturage.com/order).  It includes liver sausage (a better description is liver pate), lamb jerky, lamb snack sticks and smoked polish lamb sausage.  All possible allergens are listed in our online pre-order form.
Pork is back in stock: bacon, chorizo, ground pork, smoked ham center slices, breakfast links, smoked hocks and (NEW this year!) smoked neck bones.  We are not sure when we will be back to Sweetwater equipped for walk-up sales.  However, if you place a pre-order online (www.thepasturage.com/order), I’ll get it to Sweetwater on the date that you wish via Laughing Tree.  In the meantime, we will be at Muskegon farmer’s market inside the big red building with the white garage doors.

Scholl Farms of Montague
We will be at market with our 4 kinds of potatoes and squash.
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will have a selection of breads and pastries for walk up sales Saturday.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
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Dirty Roots Healing of Muskegon
New! Winter Glow! Skin care blend of essential oils with Wild Rose & St. John’s Wort.
New! Za’atar Spice! Traditional blend of sumac, sesame, hyssop, thyme & more.
New! Root & Shroom Broth. Reishi, turkey tail, birch polypore, nettles, burdock & astralagus. Add to broth (esp bone broth!) with vegetables for a real health boost!
Order from our new website at: DirtyRootsHealing.com
You can order directly through the site, and choose local pickup at the checkout. I can also take orders through email or phone. Orders are available for pickup at Health Hutt on Henry St, or some other location we agree upon. Signing up for the newsletter via the site will keep you updated with the latest news, classes, and shop updates. Thanks all for your support! Elderberry syrup will be available soon.

Funny Farm of Grant
Hello, friends! Hope the holiday season is treating you well. If I get enough preorders I would like to come back on Dec 16th & 23rd.  So if
you’re stuffing some stockings this month, how about some homemade jelly to help fill it up? Or maybe a bowl cozy or two for the one that’s hard
to buy for. At this time I can design custom patterns for someone
special. Text or call and we can discuss this option. I love baking and
it helps keep the house warm so I’m excited to bring my favorite Alton
Brown Blueberry muffins for your morning breakfast. I use local
blueberries and King Arthur flours. They are moist and crumbly, perfect
treats. I’m going to keep an eye on the weather and hope that I can come
on Dec 16 or 23. You can text me at 734 945 0720 and I’ll be sure to
have your order prepared for you. Thank you for your support this year
and always. Here’s my list of jellies available.
Jelly, with Pomona’s pectin: elderberry and blackberry/elderberry mix $8
Jelly with regular pectin: apple, crab apple/kiwi,
kiwi, elderberry, blueberry and wild grape $5
Barb Loe

The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
Remember to stock up on wings and drumsticks for the Rose Bowl Game.  Go Wolverines!!
We have $50 CSA Member Farm Cards (gift cards) available.  These cards would make a great way to introduce your friends and family members to a healthy and fresh organic approach to food shopping.
Rabbit (whole)  Average 2.5 lbs –  $8.00 per lb.  Rabbit can be cooked and served just like chicken.  It is all lean dark meat.   Limited Quantity
Certified Naturally Grown Chicken  
Breast (boneless SKINLESS)  Average 1.25 lbs  –  $9.00 per lb
Legs/drumsticks (6 per pack)  Average 2.16 lbs – $5.50 per lb
Wings (6 per pack) Average 1.65 lbs- $5.00 per lb
Since we had a poor field corn and  hay harvest this year, we will be raising our chicken and rabbit prices after January 1st to reflect our increased feed costs.    Stock up now.
We plan to bring some rabbit and chicken to the market for walk-up sales.
All dried products are made with our Certified Naturally Grown produce.
Anchor Peppers – Dried Poblano Pepper.  3 oz  resealable pouch $8.00. Limited Quantity
Crushed Hot Pepper Flakes – Blend of our dried hot peppers.  2 oz jar $8.00.
Dried Onion Flakes – Dehydrated red and/or white onions.  These make a great onion soup or dip and are great as a topping on a green bean casserole.  6 oz  resealable pouch $10.00.
We currently are offering CSA  Memberships for 2024.  Our CSA is a free choice plan…you decide what you want and when you want it.  You can save up to 20% on your purchases from our farm with your CSA Membership. This offer ends January 31, 2024.   Check it out at  Shop at The Mannor Farm
Go to Shop at The Mannor Farm  to place an order.  This site will get your order reserved immediately if the item is in stock.  Orders through this link get priority to emailed or text orders.
We prefer orders be placed through the above link but will take emailed or text orders.   We need an email address or  text phone number to send invoices to.  Email orders to the.mannor.farm@gmail.com or text to 231-301-9894.
We plan to be at Sweetwater Market at least ONCE in January.  We do not plan to attend the Muskegon Farmers Market until  March.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Rd
Hesperia, MI 49421

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Hello all!
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday for those last minute holiday needs!
Check out the website for CSA shares + market cards!
I am running some early bird deals through 12/31 including:
– A veg + flower CSA bundle
– market card deal! Buy a $100 market card and receive $25 extra dollars!
-buy a CSA before Christmas and receive a free farm foraged wreath
Cheers to Good Growing!
Samantha Otto
Farmer; Food+Farm Edu
The Woven Trifecta

Returning Soon

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
 Note: We are not able to come to market tomorrow as our beef was not ready to be picked up yet. We hope to be at market some time near the end of January. When our beef is delivered and you want to come to the farm for pickup stay tuned to this newsletter or you can email us at earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return in January.
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe
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: sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
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