Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, July 24, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
New for Saturday, Blackbird Farms will have first of season green beans! Come early, they’ll go quick!
Earthscape Farm will be bringing some new veggies – green beans, eggplant & summer squash!
Liberty Farm will be adding Red Norland potatoes and broccoli to their list!
Add Wild Green Salt from Forest Finds to your shopping list – it really wakes up those fresh summer veggies & grilled meats!
Congratulations to Julie Engel & The Pasturage for becoming the first farm in Oceana County to be awarded the top animal welfare and grassfed certifications in the US! More info here: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/First-Farm-In-Oceana-County-Awarded-Top-Animal-Welfare-And-Grassfed-Certifications.html?soid=1102690018297&aid=Sm5BlL25_hE
If you missed the deadline for blueberries this week, don’t worry you can order them next week! Watch the Monday newsletter for details. Blueberries will be sold by preorder only, no extras on Saturday.
As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!
If you’re new to the market, please see instructions along with the map at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Place a Pre-Order & Pick Up at Market. We will also be sending out a Friday update email as a reminder and to list any new products.
Vendors attending Saturday July 24th :
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
Shitakes! Limited amounts of Shitakes for Saturday. $15 a pound.
To pre-order: send an email to Georosie84@yahoo.com
Thanks! George Simikowski
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Along with Teas, honey, balms, self-care products, and more we have Wild Green Salt, great herby topping for those seasonal fresh veggies & grilled meats!
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
Thank you to everyone who sent in a pre-order!
We should have the following available this Saturday for walk-up sales:
—the first of the season’s green beans, so fresh and delicious you won’t be able to stand it!
–some amazing broccoli!
–beautiful red butterhead lettuce
–a few varieties of microgreens
–summer squash and zucchini
Looking forward to seeing everyone at market!
Blackbird Farms LLC
The Woven Farmstead of Muskegon
Products I’ll have Available for both pre-order & walk up on Saturday are:
Bundles+bunches $3 each or 3 for $8
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue kale
Purple curly kale
Green curly kale
Green and purple basil blend
Baby romaine bundles
Assorted summer squash
Please send pre-orders by email to:
I accept the following:
Checks can be made out to Samantha Otto
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
We proudly announce that we are now the first farm In Oceana County awarded top Animal Welfare And Grassfed Certifications! We are Animal Welfare Approved & Certified Grassfed by AGW. AGW (A Greener World) certification lets you know that our animals are raised outdoors on pasture in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S. & Canada. Consumer Reports has rated Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW as the only “highly meaningful” label for farm animal welfare.
Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI. The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter. The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm.
Available this week:
Spare Ribs. $7.50lb. Not just for pork. Range 1.2-2.2 lbs per pack.
Lamb Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. 2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
Boneless Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Braise, appraise and rave. Avg. 3.3
Neck Roast. $8.00lb. Wine and dine. Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb. Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
Sirloin Roast. $14.00lb. Melt in your mouth amazing. 1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb. $10.00lb. Epitome of a roast. Around 4 lbs each.
Lamb Heart. $5.00lb. Aorta be standard fare. Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Boneless Leg of lamb. $10.00lb. Any way you cut it: delicious. Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Half Rack. $14.00lb. Impressive cut, delectable meat. 4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack. $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!! 8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Brisket. $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Liver. $5.00lb. Avg 0.5lb
Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Stew Meat. $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Breakfast links. $14.00/#. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Italian links. $14.00/#. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst. $14.00/#. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00/#. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
OUT Ham Slice. $10.00/lb. So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Bulk Breakfast sausage. $10.00ea. Same recipe as the links but in a 1 lb. tube.
Andouille. $10.00ea. Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
OUT Bacon. $10.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Brats, Jalapeno. $10.00ea. Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Chorizo. $10.00ea. Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Fat Back. $3.00lb
Ground Pork. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
Ham, Whole, Smoked. $8.00 per lb Range 3-5.5 lbs each.
Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Hocks, fresh. $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Italian Sausage Links. $10.00ea. More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links
Kielbasa. $10.00ea. German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Loin Roast. $10.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
OUT Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 1” OR 3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Liver. *low stock, available as pre-order only* $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
Text or call 231 288 6112
Please do so by Friday at 4pm. Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 8:30pm. 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:
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
T-bone steaks $14/#
Porterhouse steaks $14/#
Rib steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Arm, rolled rump, or English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Burger patties $7.50/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Flank and skirt steaks $8/#
Soup bones $2/#
We will have halves and quarters ready later this month, or there’s a waiting list for fall. Please contact us for more information!
Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
American Buff Goose eggs: $3 each or 2 for $5. $25/dozen
We have a limited number of turkey, Muscovy, and guinea eggs. Please contact me if interested.
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added. We sell pork by the half only.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
New Veggies since Monday listing! Red Norland potatoes $5.00 and Broccoli $3.00!
PASTURED EGGS – Loads of eggs now! The new hens are really laying well. They are free range on fresh green grass.
$5.00 per dozen
Hoop House Veggies
New! Carrot Bunch $5.00
New! Dragon Red Carrot Bunch $5.00
New! Black Seeded Simpson $5.00
Green Salanova Buttercrunch lettuce $5.00
New! Laccinato Kale $5.00
New! Winterbor Kale $5.00
PASTURED CHICKEN New! Batch of chickens!
Broth pack $4.00/lb
Butt Roasts $8.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Ribs $8.00/lb quartered slabs.
New! Cherry Galettes $8.00
New! Cherry Crumb Top Pie $15.00
New! Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
New! Carrot Cake made with our own carrots! 8×8 $10.00
Ultimate Granola made with organic oats, coconut, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, olive oil and maple syrup. $5.00 bag
Cinnamon Rolls 4pack $5.00
Pizza Crusts $5.00
Breakfast Cookies $3.00
Spinach and Cheddar Quiche $14.00 GF or Regular.
Please send order via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and and we will send an invoice on Friday evening through the email. Feel free to pay with cash or check on Saturday. Please call if you don’t get a confirmation on your order in 24 hours. Thank you very much!
Have a great week,
Liberty Family Farm
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
I think I lost an order from someone whose name I didn’t recognize. Please email to reorder!
VEGETABLES! I keep growing too much. Don’t tell Bill!
Green Beans $3 / lb.
Eggplant $2 each
Summer Squash $1 each
Onions + Maybe Kohlrabi
We have potted Thyme plants for $2 each.
GRASS FED BEEF! The adolescents have been naughty this week and have gotten out twice. More need to go to the butcher!
Note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, but please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS: BEEF BROTH BONES $2 / LB; LIVER $3.50 PER LB; BEEF ROASTS! BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
We have 1 small quarter of beef for sale. We can bring it to Market for $575.
Order the specialty cuts now! Please let us know if you want to pay at pick up (cash or checks made out to Earthscape Farm), or on line with a Square invoice.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb 2 per package
Rib Eye Steak $14 / lb 2 per package
T Bone Steak $13/ lb. 2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /lb. 2 per package
Sirloin Steak $10/lb. 1 per package
Flank Steak $10 / lb. 1 per package OUT
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package OUT
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak $6.50/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump, English and Arm Roast $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each BUY 2, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck! $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef $6.50/lb. ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb. 2 per package -only a few left!
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb ON SALE $3.50 PER LB.
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb. ON SALE $2 PER LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery of Hart
If you didn’t get a preorder in on Tuesday we usually have some extra breads, scones and other assorted goodies – check at the booth!
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Thanks for the preorders for Blueberries! If you forgot to put an order in be sure to check the Monday newsletter – the deadline is Wednesday noon.
NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
Scholl Farms of Montague
We are at camp up north & will be returning on July 31.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order (for both Drive Through & Park & Walk-in)
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.
3. Market Day for Park & Walk-in. Please see the map for where you will need to park and enter the market space. You may pick up your pre-orders from each vendor & purchase from additional vendors who have extra products.
4. Market Day For Drive Through Pre-Orders: Please see the market map with arrows indicating which way you should plan to approach the market. You are basically going to circle the perimeter of the vendor area, stopping behind the vehicles of each vendor you have placed an order with. 5. (Drive Through) Using a sheet of paper at least 8.5 x 11, please list all of the vendors you have orders with in black marker (or something as visible), large enough for vendors to see it clearly. Please put your first & last name at the top of the list. Tape or hold up the list to the side window or front windshield where it will be most visible.
6. Have your trunk, or designated area of your car ready to receive your goods. A cooler is suggested for refrigerated & frozen items.
7. As you are driving through, each vendor will bring your order to your vehicle and place it in the trunk or other designated space, and collect payment if you have not paid in advance.
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