Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 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
There’s still plenty of time to stock up on the lamb, pork, beef & chicken that’s still available for preorders below! Busy Bee Farm has some new items, and there will also be honey & maple syrup for sale. All the vendors attending tomorrow will also have stock available for walk up sales.
As I’m complaining to my 11 year old granddaughter about the bad weather last weekend, she (no eyes rolling) mentioned that she and her girl scout troop were out in it for 3 hours selling Girl Scout Cookies. Kudos to them (and congrats on the 280 boxes of cookies sold!) And also hopeful for no more of that kind of weather. This weekend seems to be a little less crazy but if we do get a blizzard, read the notice below!
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 March 25th:
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. We did call and obtain a processing date that’s sooner. In the meantime….
NY strip steaks $17.50
Rolled rump roast $8.50 (1 left)
Skirt steaks $10
Chuck roasts $8.50 (1 left)
Stew meat $8.75
Arm roasts $8.50 (2 left)
Short ribs $7
Soup bones $2.50 (1 package left)
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you would like to be on the list for beef in 2023.
Do you know anyone who says Jersey is the best beef? We have one 100% grass fed Jersey steer that’s ready. 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
Duck eggs: $10/dozen
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
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:
Quarts $16 First run (2023 syrup)
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
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 for our animals.
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz.
FROZEN CHICKEN [Looking for a warm home (oven)]
– 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.
Kennebec potatoes. Mix or match.
$12.00/1/2 peck (4 dry qt.)
$ 20.00/peck (8 dry qt.)
$ 30.00/1/2 bu. (16 dry qt.)
$50.00/1 bu. (32 dry qt.)
Spuds are easy to store if kept in cool, dark, dry environment with some airflow.
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
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Greetings Sweetwater Friends! We are aiming to come on Saturday, March 25th! Please send me your advance orders so I know it will be worth my time to come! And hope no babies are picking that day as a birthday.
We have a lot of ground beef! $6.50 per lb, in ~ 1/2 and 1# packaging. Same price for many years!
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. We can most likely fill orders up until 7am Saturday morning!
Please note: We have limited beef with us for you to buy at Market. Please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
We are still selling most of our beef as quarters, and have more going to the butcher this week. Order now and you will get your choice of cuts and packaging.
TENDERLOIN $22 / LB – 2 STEAKS PER PACKAGE. OUT
SOLD OUT Porterhouse $15/lb 2 per package
Rib Steaks $14 /lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak $14/ 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 $8 per lb. OUT
Kabob beef $8 per lb.Great for grilling! OUT
Skirt Steak $8/lb
Cubed Steak $8/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
English or Arm Roast $8.00/lb. OUT
Brisket $8 per lb. Half available!
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb. OUT
Ground Chuck! $8 per lb.
Ground Sirloin! $9 per lb!
Ground Beef $6.50/lb. ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $8 per lb. 2 and 4 per package
Short Ribs $6 per lb. OUT
Liver $4/lb OUT
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb. OUT
Soup Bones $2 per lb.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
The Pasturage of Montague
In like a lion, out like a lamb! Speaking of lamb, why wait for the finnicky weather? Why not purchase some lamb and make sure your skies are blue, at least in your kitchen. Get your leg today and get some jerky to boot!
Thank you all!
The Pasturage Product Price List 1-2023
Thank you all for keeping it real, the food that is.
Busy Bee Farm of Whitehall
For Preorders email firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we will have:
Savory pepper jam
Apple pie jam reg & sugar free
Pumpkin pie jam
Variety of Pie fillings
Thai chili sauce
Carrot Cake Jam
Chow Chow (pickled cabbage, great on sandwich)
New! Roasted Peppers
New! Pickled Red Onions
New! Sliced Green Tomatoes
New! Pickled tomatoes with dill
Taking preorders and I will have products available for walk up sales.
For Preorders email email@example.com
Pints are $10, 1⁄2 pints $5
Check out our products and follow us on Facebook @BusyBeeFarm5258
Cash or Credit Card Accepted
Thanks, Deb Brown
The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Microgreens slow growing this week, we’ll try again for next week.
Liberty Family Farm of Hart
Change of plans, we’ll be back next week.
Liberty Family Farm 231-873-3737
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
PLEASE NOTE: We will not be baking for the weekend of 3/25. This will be our last break before late summer…see you soon.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram
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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