Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, February 25th, 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
Thursday, February 23, several of us from Sweetwater attended the Frauenthal theatre viewing of local filmmaker David Rucks award winning documentary The Erie Situation, about a horrific problem of CAFO induced toxic algae in Lake Erie. The local showing featured a panel with one of our farmers, Bill Bobier of Earthscape, participating. It was an excellent, troubling film and should you have a chance to view it, please do. It forces all of us to ask the question: could it happen here? To Muskegon Lake, Lake Michigan, Spring Lake? https://www.theeriesituation.com/
You still have time today to get preorders in, and if not, we’ll see you at the market!
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 25th:
Liberty Family Farm of Hart
FARM FRESH EGGS! Lots of eggs this week! $6.00 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
Drumsticks $5.75/ lb
Breakfast links $12.00lb
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
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
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!
Leg Steaks $15.00
Lamb Stew Meat $9.00
GRASS FED BEEF
Ground beef $8.00 lb
New! No Knead, Slow rising Cranberry Breakfast Loaf $8.00
New! Cinnamon Rolls $5.00 single large, or 4pk for $18.00
Apple Galettes $10.00 made with organic apples!
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $17.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $17.00
Classic Banana Bread $9.00 small $6.00
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $4.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
Please send order via email email@example.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!
Liberty Family Farm
The Pasturage of Montague
We are in the process of getting jerky and snack sticks made from some of our sheep. I am so excited about this! Do you have a favorite flavor? If so, let us know! They should be available in about 3-4 weeks. Otherwise, check out our list for all the goods. Remember: if you’d like to feed a crowd, pre-ordering is the way to get the quantity you need, and I appreciate them too! Either way, stop by and see our selection (or check out our list here: )
The Pasturage Product Price List 1-2023
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.
NY strip $17.50
Rolled rump roasts $8.50
Skirt steak $10
Chuck 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.
We have one 100% grass fed Jersey steer available now. 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
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),
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will return next week.
Scholl Farm of Montague
Attending a conference this week, be back next week.
Stu and Connie
The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Attending a conference this week, be back next week.
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return soon.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Forest Finds of Muskegon
We are off this week, but feel free to place a Preorder that can be picked up at the Muskegon Health Hutt. For our entire list of herbal remedies please check 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
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
We are offering Prepaid CSA Member Cards. The Card can be purchased for any dollar amount of $50 or more.
The card can be used at any of the farmers markets that we attend or at our farm stand during normal business hours. We currently plan to attend the Sweetwater Farmers Market (starting in May 2023), Newaygo Farmers Market, and New Era Farmers Market. We will be announcing our farm stand hours in May. We will be offering Certified Naturally Grown produce, eggs, and poultry as well as rabbit.
Now through March 2023, we will add 10% of the paid amount to the Card (i.e. $50 gets $55 loaded on the card).
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Road, Hesperia, MI
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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