Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday June 18th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, June 18th 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Friday Update Market News!
Father’s Day is Sunday! Perhaps grilling up something tasty for Dad? Steak & Shitakes? And Salad Season is here! The difference in fresh, organic greens from your local farms….well, I could fill up a book! George is back with Shitakes! Blackbird Farm has beautiful asian greens & lettuces,  Liberty Farm has special baked goodies for Dad (cheddar biscuits!) along with loads of radishes & kale, and Pine Row Farm & Earthscape Farm have all your beef needs covered (and Earthscape has garlic scapes!) The Pasturage has added bacon, pork belly & smoked jowl to their list for all you bacon fans!

Happy Father’s Day to all you great Dads, & see you at the Market!

The Bring Water to the Woven Farm fundraiser was a success! Between the funds raised online and folks who sent donations in the mail we have helped Woven Farm get water! If you still want to make a donation the fund will remain open for awhile at GoFundMe Link: https://gofund.me/c6873fdd Please see Sam’s note at the bottom.

Monday Update & Vendors Attending Saturday June 18th:

Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
I will have Shitake mushrooms available for market on June 18th.
Pound – $15
1/2 LB – $8
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
(773) 383-4243

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We are now deep in greens season, and the field is producing lots of lovely leafy things, which we will be offering to all of you good people at this Saturday’s market.
We will be bringing:
head lettuce
baby lettuce
bok choi
We will also be bringing a selection of herb starts, including some large potted rosemary plants, ready to set out on your deck, patio, or porch to enjoy all season long.
And please stop by and say hi to Forrest, hot sauce connoisseur, to see what provisions he has to share this week!
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at market this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
If you missed the Tuesday preorder we will have a nice assortment of breads & pastries for walk up sales.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Hello Sweetwater Folk!  Our attached list has been updated.  We have bacon, pork belly (a whole slab), fresh side pork (small pieces of pork belly), smoked jowl (also known as guanciale), fresh jowl (phenomenal over the fire), half pork butt roasts plus whole or half pork shoulder roasts (all of which are perfect for pulled pork). We also have the good ol’ stand-by’s that always satisfy like brats, breakfast links, and ground pork. Also, please note: we will not be back to Sweetwater until July 9.
Happy Father’s Day! My Dad insisted on being my soccer coach as a kid, which was not always welcome on my end. Nowadays, I am so thankful he is willing and able to help, and a fan of what we’re doing in the farm. The farm would not be where it is without his assistance. Thank your dad! (Perhaps in grill-able form, check out the list here:)
We will be at Sweetwater this weekend, June 18, so feel free to pre-order from the linked list.  All of those items will also be available for walk up purchase. A reminder that if you’d like more than one of something, pre-ordering guarantees you’ll get what you want!

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
New! For Walk Up Saturday: Loads of Kale $5.00 & Radishes $5 a bag
Fresh Veggies
Red Lettuce $5.00
Kale Mix medium size $5.00
Fresh Peony Bouquets $16.00
Mixed Flower Bouquets $16.00
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
Wings $5.75/lb
Livers $5.00
New Selection of Pork!
Breakfast Links $12.00/lb
Ground Pork $7.00/lb
Ham Slices nitrate free $8.50/lb
Italian brats $10.00/lb
Pork Chops $8.00/lb
Pork Shoulder  Roasts $10.00 lb
Ribs $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 lb
New! Cinnamon Rolls for Father’s Day!  8×8 pan  $12.00
New! Cheddar Biscuits 4pack $6.00 Delicious for breakfast with a slice of ham!
New! Rhubarb Bars $3.00 each
New! Asparagus Galettes $12.00
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Raspberry Muffins $4.00 made with our very own raspberries.
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $4.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the market! Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com 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. Thank you very much!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Hello, Sweetwater friends!  We will be there on Saturday, June 18th!  We have a restocked freezer!
New! Garlic Scapes!
Thyme plants – $3 each!
Here’s a recipe for a Rolled Rump Roast. We like rare beef at our house, and this is easy and turned out perfect.   My 92 year old mother said it was the best she ever ate! 

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.
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
EGGS!  $5 per dozen.  Fed organic feed.  OUT
Please note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, so please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package OUT
Porterhouse $14/lb 2 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 / lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package  OUT
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package.
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package
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.   BUY 2 of any roast, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb. Half and whole available!
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $7.50 per lb.
Ground Sirloin!  $9 per lb!
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.   2 and 4 per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb.  SALE!  BUY 10# FOR $2 PER LB.
Suet $1 per lb.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Taking orders now for market on June 18!
Our Price list is online! Click here FOREST FINDS-3
to get the whole list of products and how to order. Thanks!
Orders can be placed until 5pm Friday.
Contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Contact me @ ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 9:00pm.  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.
T-bone $17
Porterhouse $17
Ribeye $17
NY strip $16.50
Sirloin tip roasts $11.50
Hanger steak $10
Round steaks $7.75
Brisket $9
Arm roasts $8.50
Chuck roasts $8.50
English roasts $8.50
Rolled rump roasts $8.50
Shank $5.75
Burger patties (1# average 4/package) $8.25
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round $7.75
Ground sirloin $11.50
Stew meat $8.75
Short ribs $7
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
We sell by halves and quarters! Please contact us if you are interested.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $10/dozen
Goose eggs! Our geese are American Buff. $3 each or 2 for $5
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
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
We have a waiting list for pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added. Ofelia’s 8 piglets are running around outside with her.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Sweetwater Community,
Sending you all the biggest, most gracious thank you for your continued support of the farm! Through your many kind words and donations our hope for water has been restored and we are well on our way to it!
I would have never imagined to have  received the immediate support that we have received from this community, and my gratitude is beyond what words could express. My little farmer heart is full of love!
I look forward to returning with an abundance of fresh veggies and greens in the weeks to come! (That truly wouldn’t be possible without the support that we have received)
Thank you again Sweetwater Community! I truly couldn’t imagine a better place or better people to share these lovely grown goods with!
Cheers to good growing!
Samantha Otto

J&J Tortilla
Please note: Monday deadline!
CONTACT: Email info@jjtortillas.com to order.
We are accepting orders through Friday, July 1st for our next visit to the market on Saturday, July 9th.  Our tortillas freeze very well. Place wax paper between layers for easy one at a time use.
Product List:
Tortillas / 6 per pack
Kamut $4.50
Spelt $4.50
Spinach Garlic $4.00
Tomato Basil $4.00
Whole $3.50
Whole Large $6.00
White $3.50
White Large $6.00
Taco Seasoning $5.00
Email info@jjtortillas.com to order.
Thank you!
Jason & Jaclyn
J&J Tortilla Co.
hopkins, mi 49328

Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears
Good Morning:)
We are unable to attend Sweetwater on the 18th of next weekend, as we will be attending a Spring Artisan Fair in Pentwater and Montague Market as well.  If folks would like to order coffee through the website and choose shipping we are happily offering this service.  When placing orders, choose shipping on the website!
Thank you!
Your Humble Coffee Servants
Lauren, Tony, Damian and Neve

Scholl Farms of Montague
We will return next week, thanks!
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return soon, in the meantime see below.
Shady Side Farm
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe

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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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 it. http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015-final-sweetwater-pledge-to-customers-update.pdf