Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday December 3rd Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Supporting Small Local Organic Food Producers since 2005!
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Friday Update Newsletter
New vendor! Welcome Busy Bee Farm of Whitehall!
Forest Finds has some new products, be sure to check out the list!
The weather has turned cold and we are still looking for an indoor shelter! Until then please preorder where possible – it really helps!
Lots of great good local food available both for walk up sales on Saturday and for preordering right now!

Holiday Calendar: We will be open every Saturday except:
Closed Saturday Christmas Eve, December 24th
Closed Saturday New Years Eve, December 31st
Thanks again, and see you at the Market!

Vendors Attending Saturday December 3rd:

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
All of us here at Blackbird Farms hope that you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. And know that we are also thankful for all of you, our faithful Sweetwater customers. This Saturday we should have the following available for walk-up sales only:
head lettuce
baby kale
bok choi
baby kohlrabi
Brussels sprouts
butternut squash
acorn squash
autumn beauty squash
Forrest should also be in attendance with a variety of his handcrafted provisions.
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this weekend!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

The Woven Farmstead of Whitehall
I will have a variety of veggies available for walk up sales on Saturday!
I will also have a variety of foraged wreathes for the holidays. Most are a pinecone or greenery base with foraged finds, all from the farm
For those looking to give the gift of fresh veggies and/or flowers this holiday season, my 2023 veggie CSA and flower CSA are live on my website! Market cards are available as well – choose your amount and I will add an additional 10% to the value!
Follow the link below to sign up
(Payment plans available)
Cheers to good growing!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will have a variety 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.
Brisket $9
Skirt steak $10
Sirloin sizzlers $11.50
Eye of round steaks $7.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Rolled rump roasts $8.50
Burger patties (1# average 4/package) $8.25
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round $7.75
Short ribs $7
Shank $5.75
Soup bones $2.25
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you would like to be on the list for beef in 2023.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
SOLD OUT Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: we’ve got a couple of ducks that decided they quit laying a bit early this year (and I agree with them completely!). I expect to have a dozen or close to it by Saturday if they continue.
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
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 $16
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Quarts $16
Gallons $55
Holiday item: Maple cream $15/#. Spreadable and delicious 100% maple syrup.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will be at market Saturday!
New products!
Blueberry Shrub $13/4oz
Organic blueberries infused into apple cider vinegar with raw honey!
-Cottonwood Body Oil $25/4oz
Cottonwood is a great oil to seal in moisture and relieve inflammation!
-St John’s Wort Oil $25/4oz
Relieve inflammation and smooth the nervous system.
-Cottonwood Lip Balm $5
Seal in moisture and smells delicious!
For preorders, please check out the rest of our product list  here:
If you have any questions, etc about any of our products please email me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Preorders accepted.
Empire  Apples from Hackert Family Farm, Certified Organic! . $52 per bushel.
$28.00 per half bushel.
$15 per peck.
$9.00 per half peck.
VEGGIES from the garden and hoop house!!
Red Potatoes $5.00/ qt
White Potatoes Russets $5.00/ qt
Kale $5.00
SOLD OUT 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
Thighs $7.00/lb
Drumsticks $5.75/ lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Livers $5.00
New product in! PASTURED PORK
Breakfast links $10.00lb
New! Breakfast Patties $10.00 lb
Pork chops$9.00/lb
Maple Sage sausage$9.00
Italian bulk sausage $9.00
Garlic basil bulk sausage$9.00
Ground pork $6.00
Nitrate free bacon$12.00
Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Fresh Ham Steaks $9.00 /lb
Pork Kabobs $8.00 /lb
Italian Brats $9.00/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! Gingerbread Cookies $5.00 per 10 cookies/bag
New! Cranberry Bread Lg loaf $10.000
New! Cranberry Shortbread Bars $3.00
New! Gingerbread Muffins with a lemon glaze $4.00 lg
New! English Muffins $6.00 (6pk)
Baked donuts cinnamon/sugar, glazed, or Plain $6.00 per half dozen.
 Apple Crumb top pies made with our own organic apples $18.00
 MultiGrain Knot Rolls 4pk $6.00
Apple Galettes $10.00
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $4.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
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 veggies, apples, eggs & baked goods available for walk up sales.
Thank you very much!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We will have the following available for this week.
Please have orders in to us by Thursday.
Ancho Peppers  $8.00  3 oz resealable pouch.  Dried Poblano peppers.  This pepper is a very mild hot pepper (more spicy than hot).  Use them in Mole or Enchilada sauce.  Rehydrates easily in warm water in about 15 minutes.
Crushed Hot Pepper  $7 Net Wt  2 oz jar  A blend of our Certified Naturally Grown hot peppers.   Add a little zest to your chili, soups or fresh salads.
Honeynut Squash $2 each  This variety of butternut squash is sweeter and smaller running 1/2 to 1 1/2 lbs each.  It does not have a tough skin like most butternut varieties so does not store as long.
Tuffy acorn squash $2 each   This variety of acorn squash is smaller running 1/2 to 1 1/2 lbs each.
Whole Chicken $4.50 per lb. 5 – 6 lbs  Our poultry and rabbits are always young and fed 100% CNG or organic feed.   USDA Inspected
Young Guinea Fowl  $8 per lb 2.5 – 3 lbs   Guinea Fowl is all dark meat, very tender, and very similar to pheasant without a gamey taste.  Try guinea fowl roasted with a red currant gravy or batter fried like chicken. Our poultry and rabbits are always young and fed 100% CNG or organic fed.  Processed in MDARD or USDA Inspected  facilities.
Rabbit  $8 per lb 2.5 – 3 lbs   Our rabbits are always young and fed 100% CNG or organic Non-GMO feed.   Processed in MDARD or USDA Inspected  facilities.
Johansen’s Maple Syrup  $10 pint  Jed Johansen is a retired Navy Master Chief who lives northeast of Hesperia.  Jed and his family raise mushrooms and veggies as well as process the sap from the Maple trees on their arm.
All our produce and poultry are Certified Naturally Grown.  It is Locally Grown Naturally!
Please send orders to dlmannor1975@gmail.com or text to 231-301-9894.  We will send an invoice via Square for payment.  If you prefer, you may pay with cash at time of pick-up on Saturday.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Road
Hesperia, MI 49421

New Vendor!
Busy Bee Farm of Whitehall
Busy Bee Farm is located in Whitehall, Mi. Owner Deborah Brown, has forty year of vegetable garden experience and after years of canning for her family and friends she decided to start her canning business. The Michigan Department of Agriculture granted her food license in September 2022.
Current products for sale :
• Sweet and Savory Pepper Jam
• Salsa Verde
• Christmas Jam
• Apple Pie Jam
• Pumpkin Pie Jam
• Variety of Pie Fillings
• Thai Chili Sauce
Gift Sets
Taking preorders and I will have products available for purchase on the day of.
For preorders email  BusyBusyFarm58@gmail.com
Check out our products and follow us on Facebook @ BusyBeeFarm5258
Cash or Credit Card Accepted

Scholl Farm of Montague
We do not have enough eggs for market this week so plan on seeing us next week. Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie

Earthkeeper Farm of Kent City
Deadline 8pm Friday.
All crops are Certified Naturally Grown on our farm in Kent City. We plan to attend market once a month through the end of the year. Our next date will be Dec 10.
Thank you!
Funny Farm of Grant
Hello everyone! Our produce is finished for the season. That means Jim and I are getting busy in our workshops so I will be attending market if I receive orders for any goods. If you are interested in any unusual gifts for this holiday season, please consider contacting us about creating one for you. Custom orders are gladly accepted. Various types of cutting boards, hinged boxes, candle stands, wall shelves and nearly anything you could imagine, Jim could probably create. I will have our jelly assortment available for gift-giving also. The flavors are listed below. Bowl cozies for hot soups or ice cream bowls are good stocking stuffers! Please text me at 734-945-0720 for preorders or questions. See you in December.
All flavors are low sugar. Elderberry, blueberry, kiwi, crab apple-kiwi, apple, wild grape. Blackberry-elderberry coming soon.

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return soon.

Dark Water Coffee Roasters of Mears
Not sure of our plans at this point, but if you’re in need of a fresh coffee supply, jump on our website www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com and we will ship right to your doorstep!  There are some exciting new offerings sure to excite your morning cuppa.
Happy Fall,
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve

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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If you have questions about info in this newsletter
please email them to sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
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