Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday January 14th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, January 14th, 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

Friday Update List!
The weatherman has promised sun for Saturday!

Looking for local eggs? Liberty Family Farm has plenty of eggs and you can still order them until 6pm today! When eggs are available I love to use them in Shakshuka, green or red, with a nice slice of crusty Laughing Tree bread on the side – yum!
Lots of lamb, chicken, beef and pork meat options still available for preorders, also (although limited choices) for walk up sales on Saturday.

In Case of Severe Weather: Cancellation Notice
If we need to cancel a market due to severe weather (like the Christmas blizzard) 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 January 14th:

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Friday update: We still have plenty of eggs available! We will also have extra eggs with us on Saturday.
Preorders accepted until 6pm Friday.
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
FARM FRESH EGGS! $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
Thighs $7.00/lb
Drumsticks $5.75/ lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Livers $5.00
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
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! 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 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

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
If you missed the Tuesday preorder deadline, we will have a nice selection 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

Forest Finds of Muskegon
This winter gloom needs a nice warm herbal tea! We have five to choose from.
Nourish – A nourishing blend for all ages. Raspberry leaf, nettles, oatstraw, red clover, mint. ❏Mallow Balm – Soothe & Support. Lemon Balm, marshmallow leaf, bee balm, hawthorn leaf and flower.
Hibiscus Mint – Cooling sun tea, can be enjoyed hot. Hibiscus, lemon balm, apple mint, mountain mint, marshmallow, lemongrass, and citrus peels
Sacred Self – Honor your sacred self. Tulsi, skullcap, lemon balm, sweet fern, marshmallow root, ginger, and cardamom
Tranquility – A relaxing and stress relieving blend. Lemon balm, linden, damiana, skullcap, lavender, and sweet fern.
Teas are $10 for approx 20-25 servings. Organically grown, locally sourced when possible and sustainably wildcrafted.
For preorders, please check out our entire product list  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

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.
Skirt steak $10
Eye of round steaks $7.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Ground beef $7.25
Short ribs $7
Shank $5.75
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you would like to be on the list for beef in 2023. We have unexpectedly obtained a processing date in January. If you would like a half or quarter early in the year, please let me know. We’d previously planned on spring being the next date. 
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 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
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
Maple cream $15/#
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Scholl Farm of Montague
All of our products and produce are raised/grown organically using 100% certified organic feeds.
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz. (Limit 1 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.
Purple, Yellow, Kennebec, and Crescent Fingers. Mix or match.
$15.00/peck (4 qt.)
$30.00/1/2 bu.
$50.00/1 bu.
Spuds are easy to store if kept in cool, dark, dry environment with some airflow.
Stock up on your favorite varieties.
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

The Pasturage of Montague
Just a reminder that we will be at Sweetwater tomorrow, Jan. 14, and then we won’t be back until Feb. 4.  We are selling out of some cuts, so please see our updated pricelist here:  Thank you! Our New Year Product Price List is up! You will find all of our current lamb & pork cuts (including bacon😉) at:
The Pasturage Product Price List 1-2023
To place a preorder: Text or call 231 288 6112. Email thepasturage@gmail.com Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.
To Pickup:
At Sweetwater Local Foods Market, order by 4pm Friday for the 10am-11am Saturday market.
Thank you!
The Pasturage Product Price List 1-2023

Opportunities for CSA 2023 (Community Supported Agriculture) Memberships
The following farms are accepting applications for CSA for 2023:

The Woven Farmstead of Whitehall
After a series of wild events in 2022, I am excited for all that is to come in the 2023 season. I am eager to share abundant harvests with you all this season!
I am tentatively planning to attend this weeks market – Microgreens are seeded and a small amount of greenhouse crops are slowwwwwly growing. Check back Friday for availability!
In the meantime, if you’d like to support the farm through an early season purchase, CSA shares + market cards are live on the website! Visit here to learn more :
I’d love to grow ya delicious veggies + beautiful bouquets of flowers all season long!
Cheers to good growing!

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 Mannor Farm of Hesperia
The new year is here.
At the farm, we are taking a little break and getting ready for the 2023 Farmers Market season.  It will be here before we know it.
In the past year, we made a few changes to our farm operations.  We stopped using plastic mulch; opting for machine cultivation and manual hoeing to control weeds.  We also added meat chickens, guinea fowl, and rabbits to our market offerings.  We started work on the barn (this project is still in progress).
Starting in May 2023, we will be offering eggs from our Certified Naturally Grown flock of hens.
We will also open a farm market stand at the farm starting in late spring or early summer.
We also started offering a CSA Farm Card membership program.
Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership is a unique program.  Members are issued a prepaid Farm (gift) Card loaded with the cash value of their membership (plus the bonus value). For an investment of $100 to $500, you will receive a Farm (gift) Card loaded with $110 to $600.   That is a discount of 10-20%.
The members can use the Farm Card to pay for their purchases from us at the farm or the Farmers Markets that we attend on a regular basis.
The members only buy what they want when they want it.  They will be notified what we will have each week so they may pre-order for pick-up at the farm stand or one of the Farmers Markets.  Or they may wait to purchase at the farm (during our scheduled hours) or at the farmers markets near them.
Again thank you for your business in 2022 and we look forward to seeing you at the Farmers Markets in 2023.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheMannorFarm
Check out our CNG Certification at https://certified.naturallygrown.org/producers/6190

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be returning near the end of January.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

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.
If you have not already done so you may want to sign up for the newsletter
to be informed of the pre-order schedule for the next market.
If you have questions about info in this newsletter
please email them to 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