Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday February 3rd Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
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!
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Friday Update – Still time to get those all important pre-orders in!

Vendors Attending Saturday February 3rd:

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Fresh Eggs- $5.00 per dozen, NON-gmo feed.
Whole Chickens- $ 6.50/lb average wt. Is 4-6 lbs.
Breasts- $12.25 /lb
Thighs- $8.00/lb
Wings- $6.00/lb
Broth Packs- $6.00
Pastured Pork
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Hocks $7.00/lb
Pork Chops $9.00/lb
Italian Brats $10.00/lb
Garlic Basil Sausage 1 lb/ $10.00
Italian Sausage 1 lb/ $10.00
Maple Sage 1 lb/$10.00
BAKERY ITEMS  made fresh for you!
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche made with Organic ingredients! $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche made with Organic ingredients $15.00
Quiche can be ordered Gluten Free.
Classic Banana Bread- $8.00/large
Classic Banana Bread with Organic Chocolate Chips- $10.00/large
Organic Pizza Crusts (4pk)- $5.00
Organic Apple Galette- $8.00     7 inch round
Organic Baguettes- $4.00 each
Blueberry Crumb Top Muffins- $8.00 (4pk) or $2.00 single
Multi-Grain Rolls $6.00 per 1/2 dozen.
Organic Spy Apples – 1/2 peck $8.00, $15.00/ peck
We look forward to hearing from you!  Stay warm!
Please email orders to-  libertyff@gmail.com
Questions- 231-873-3737
~ Andy & Dennise

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
*Please note that due to my work schedule, I’ll be unable to provide totals at a reasonable hour for orders received after noon today. I will have them by Saturday morning. I apologize for the inconvenience.
While I’m no more partial to mud than Julie and her sheep, I will say I’ve appreciated my clothes not freezing solid, liquid water for livestock, and not thawing pipes and machinery by transferring heat from my bare hands this past week. Bees also require temps to warm up enough they can take cleansing flights, so I was grateful for their sakes as well. We’ll soon see what February holds!
I will bring the usual walk up items weekly since market will be every week. Preorders are still recommended for items you consider crucial. I sometimes run out of items, and it’s easier than guessing what everyone wants to eat all week!
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.
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round, vacuum sealed $8.25
Ground sirloin, vacuum sealed $12.00
Burger patties $8.25
Chuck steaks $8.50
Short ribs, regular or Korean cut, $7
Soup bones $2.25
Oxtail $6.25
Heart $4.50
Suet $1.25
Stew meat $8.25
Ground specials: save 25 cents a pound on 25 pounds or more, and 50 cents a pound on 50 pounds or more. Sale is available on ground beef, ground round, and ground sirloin while sufficient quantities are available.
We sell by halves and quarters. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
All of our poultry is free range, locked in nightly, and has certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs are $6/dozen. Sold out 
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
Maple syrup 
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
Is winter over? Dan heard a robin last week and got the binoculars just to be sure. Yes, indeed, it was. I’m wondering if winter will make a belated entry, say about the time lambs start dropping and trees start blooming. I would welcome a winter reprise before that time. Here’s hoping! Thank you to all that have utilized our online pre-order form (available at www.thepasturage.com/order). You can order anytime for pick up at the farm, Sweetwater, or the Muskegon Farmers market. It is current with our products, prices and other pertinent information like ingredients in sausage, where the cut comes from on the animal, and how it is often prepared. Check it out!Tootaloo!  Julie

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 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 Healthy Pantry or a 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.

The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
Not too late to join our 2024 CSA Free Choice program and save up to 20% on your produce, meat and egg purchases from us.  We extended the deadline until February 28th.
We have a limited quantity of USDA Organic garden seeds available at our online store for ordering and delivery now.    These seeds are from High Mowing Seeds and packed for the 2024 growing season.
We do not feed any conventionally grown non-GMO feed. Conventionally grown non-GMO can be raised with chemical inputs, ie. Round-up, fertilizers, and pesticides.
Rabbit (whole)  Our rabbit is fed meadow grass hay and organic pellets.  About 2-3 lbs –  $9.00 per lb.
Certified Naturally Grown Eggs  Our hens are fed a 100% organic diet.   Our eggs are collected daily, are clean but not washed, and are packed in new unused paper cartons.   Limited supply; order early to reserve yours.  $5.50 per dozen.
Certified Naturally Grown Chicken Our chicken is processed at 7-10 weeks old and is raised on a 100% organic diet.  The chicken we have on hand will be the last we will have available until mid to late March.  We have our next batch of chicks growing now.
Breast (boneless SKINLESS)  Average 1.25 lbs  –  $10.50 per lb    Buy 3 packs get 10% off! 
Legs/drumsticks (6 per pack)  Average 2.16 lbs – $6.00 per lb  (5 packs left)
Wings (6 per pack) Average 1.65 lbs- $5.75 per lb.  Buy 3 packs get 10% off! 
Remember to stock up on the favorite sports event food for the Superbowl!   Homemade Chicken Nuggets (take a chicken breast and cut into chunks, batter, and deep fry) and don’t forget chicken wings.
All dried products are made with our Certified Naturally Grown produce.
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.  You can save up to 20% on your purchases from our farm with your CSA Membership. This offer ends February 28, 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.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Rd
Hesperia, MI 49421

Returning Soon
The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Hello Folks!
I am headed across the Big Lake to Madison Wisconsin this weekend for an organic grains conference. I am excited to learn more about small-scale organic grains and how to grow them for you!
While I will miss everyone at market this weekend, I plan to be back next weekend with some fresh microgreens! (and soon bagged greens!) We managed to plant out our newly built high tunnel with oodles of salad mix, spinach, and arugula – and we are eagerly awaiting its first harvest to share!
If you would like to support the farm prior to my return to market, CSA shares and market cards are live on the website, and the early season purchases are surely appreciated as we navigate this season’s expenses!
Vegetable CSA Shares, Bouquet CSA Shares, Combo Shares, and Market Cards can be purchased here: https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/csa-shares
Cheers to good growing!
Sam Otto
Farmer; Food+Farm Edu
The Woven Trifecta

Scholl Farms of Montague
We will be at market again soon.
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return sometime in February
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Until our next visit, here is info about what is available through our website/farmstore.
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe

Other Places to Find Sweetwater Verified Goods
Laughing Tree Bakery
You can find us every Saturday at the Muskegon Farmers Market as well as the Grand Haven Health Hutt, now carrying a full array of our pastries as well as bread.

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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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