Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday March 26th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, March 26th, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.

Friday Update Preorder Newsletter
Almost all the vendors will have extra items available for walk in sales tomorrow, but to get exactly what you want from the lists below, put your preorders in until 5pm tonight!

Vendors attending Saturday March 26th:

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Shady Side Farm will be at the market this Saturday, March 26. I welcome pre-orders by email before Friday at 5 pm. I will respond to every email—if you don’t hear back from me, follow up. If you would like me to send an invoice ahead of time to pay by credit card, let me know. Otherwise I will assume you will pay at the market with cash/check. I will take a few extra beans and a little bit of flour/ground corn, but your best bet in getting what you want is to pre-order.
Certified organic heirloom dry beans available in 1# bags, $10 each:
· Amethyst – Creamy texture, mild flavor
· Arikara Yellow – Intense flavor, hold shape well, baked beans, soups
· Dapple Grey – Hold shape well, meaty texture, deep flavor, great for soup
· Hutterite Soup – Comfort food, cook fast, creamy soup, baby food
· Jacob’s Cattle – Big & meaty, taste like potatoes, traditional baked beans, chili
· Medley – Random mixture of our beans, good for soup
· Painted Lady – Slightly sweet bean, smooth, creamy texture, good all-purpose bean
· Rouge et Noir Cowpeas – earth flavor, holds shape well, all purpose bean/pea
· Spanish Tolosana – Rich & creamy, hold shape well, good for chili, bean salads
Certified organic non-heirloom dry beans, available in 1# bags ($6), 2# bags ($10), or 5# bags ($20):
· Black Turtle – Common black bean, great in Mexican dishes
· Pinto – Earthy flavor, great in Mexican cooking, fall apart under long cooking
Ground products from our certified organic heritage corn in 1# bags ($5) or 2# bags ($8):
· Corn Flour, great in muffins, pancakes, waffles, and more, also available in 4# bags ($14)
· Corn Meal, can be used for polenta or in baking
· Coarse Grits, good for grits or polenta
Flour from our certified organic heritage grain in 12 oz. bags ($5), 24 oz. bags ($8), or 4# bags ($16):
· Barley Flour
· Einkorn Flour
· Spelt Flour
Bran from the grinding of the certified organic heritage grain, available in 9 oz. bags ($4) or 18 oz. bags ($7). Great for bran muffins (recipe on the back of the bag). Small bag is enough for 2 batches.
· Einkorn Bran
· Spelt Bran
Dehulled berries from our certified organic heritage grains:
· Einkorn Berries, in 1# bags ($8), 2# bags ($15) or 5# bags ($30)
· Spelt Berries, in 1# bags ($6), 2# bags ($10), or 5# bags ($20)
Berries can be ground for flour, added to soups like barley, or soaked and cooked like rice for a hearty, nutty whole grain pilaf or breakfast cereal.
Wool dryer balls, 1 for $7, 3 for $20, and 6 for $35.
See you Saturday!
Shady Side Farm
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Shady Side Farm
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Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $6/dozGood news! Our chickens are producing more so you may now order up to 2 dozen, or a flat (2.5 dzn) for $15.
POTATOES: Butterball, Red skins, Austrian Crescents, Purple, Yellow, and
Adirondack Red (pink inside). All spuds $2/lb. Buy in quantity; 10lbs/$17,
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): sizes starting at 5.5 lbs – 7+ lbs. $5.50/lb
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Good morning!
We gathered the first goose egg of the year yesterday!
New! We have a quarter of beef available. Call immediately to have it cut how you would like it! 231-861-5215
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:
Our inventory is obviously low. We are scheduled for processing in March. Meanwhile, roasts pair wonderfully with storage vegetables…….
English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Suet $1/#
We also sell by halves and quarters! Please contact us if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
Our young hens are laying! Yay! All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
We have 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
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely. They are eating hay and certified organic feed currently. We do have a waiting list for spring pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
New! We have spicy breakfast links in lamb. They are similar to chorizo, with a little more heat. I would say it’s like a medium salsa kind of heat. Delicious! Speaking of lamb sausage, the lamb kielbasa has no sugar or dextrose and it is probably my favorite sausage that we offer. If you’re looking for a sugar free pork sausage, we will have polish sausage in perhaps by this Saturday, the 26th. If not then, look for it April 2. Enjoy!
New! Spicy Breakfast links.  $14.00lb.  Add a little heat to your morning!  10 links in 1lb package
Back! Breakfast links.  $14.00lb.  Breakfast is better with lamb!  10 links in 1lb package.
Back! Bratwurst.  $14.00lb.  Perfect for pork averse people.  5 links in 1 lb package.
New! Kielbasa.  $14.00lb.  Not just for pork. 5 links in 1 lb package. No sugar or dextrose.
Sweet Italian links.  $14.00lb.  My Mom’s favorite. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $10.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $10.00lb. Curry approved. Avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast.  $16.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $14.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $14.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Back! Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Back! Shanks, whole.  $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Heart.  $5.00lb.  Aorta be standard fare.  Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb per pkg.
Lamb kidney.  $5.00lb.  Deviled kidneys are one of my favorite foods.  2 per pkg, avg 0.3 per pkg.
Soup bones.  $5.00lb.  Now cut into pieces!  Avg 2lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack.  $16.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack.  $16.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $16.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Back! Rib Chop. $16.00lb. Tender nugget in an arc of bone. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb per package.
Steaks and such
Sirloin Steak. $16.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Leg steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $10.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. My Mom has recipes! 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Andouille $13.00ea. Last chance, the slaughterhouse discontinued recipe. 1 lb pkg of 5 links.
Brats. $13.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Jalapeno Brats.  $13.00ea.  Mild heat, booming flavor.  1lb pkg of 5 links.
Chorizo. $13.00ea. A Sweetwater favorite. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Italian. $13.00ea. Perfect for spaghetti. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Kielbasa. $13.00ea. Fresh German style. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Breakfast links. $13.00 per lb.  The packages avg. 0.85-1 lbs with 10 links per package.
Fresh Ham.  $10.00lb.  Put that home-smoker to use. Half (1.5-2lbs) or whole (2-4lbs).
OUT Pork Shoulder Roast. $12.00lb. Traditional pulled pork cut. Half (1.5-2lbs) or whole (2-4lbs).
Pork Butt Roast. $12.00lb. The back of the shoulder. Whole (3-4lbs).
Loin Roast. $12.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb.  My favorite for deep frying.  Also, ran out of suet?  Perfect for birds!  Range 0.5-2.0 lbs per pack.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Jowl, fresh.  $5.00lb.  Make your own jowl bacon. 1-2 lbs per pack.
Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork shanks.  $5.00lb.  Two per pack, range 1-2.5lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. 0.75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney.  $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. 0.25 – 0.75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock. 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Ears.  $5.00lb. Also great raw dog treat.  Two per pkg. .25 – .5 lb
Pork Tongue. $5.00lb.  Makes the best tacos. 0.3-0.7 per package.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Ground Pork. $9.00ea. Versatile.  1 lb. tube
Pork Chops. $11.00lb. 3/4″-1″thick, 2-4 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Pork Steak. *low stock, pre-order only* $10.00lb. Marbled better than beef.  Two per pkg, range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
To order:
Text or call 231 288 6112. 
Email thepasturage@gmail.com
Please do so by Friday at 4pm for Sweetwater Local Foods Market pick up.  Otherwise, whenever.
Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me.  Thank you!
To pay:
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) at pick up is preferred.
Or I can do a credit card at pick up.  Or, finally, I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
If you missed the Tuesday deadline for orders, we will have a small assortment of breads & pastries available for walk in sales Saturday.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram

Woven Farm of Whitehall
Happy Vernal Equinox!
I am excited to welcome spring, and all that comes with it! Seedlings are growing, and I will soon have more than microgreens on my market table!
As the farm expands, I am excited to have more varieties on my table, as well as larger quantities to share!
This week, I have a the following microgreens available:
Jazzy Mix – This is a colorful mix with a kick! A nice blend of mild greens with a kick of radish. These are a versatile micro that will give your meal some jazzy summer vibes on these chilly days!
Watercress Micros – This is a tender microgreen with a refreshing peppery taste.
Asian Green Micro Mix –  This mix consists of tender asian greens with a hint of spicy mustard greens.
Mellow Mix – This is a mix of salad greens + brassica micros that freshens up any meal with that delicious fresh green taste.
Sunflower Shoots – These are a crunchy microgreen with a nutty flavor – Think sunflower seeds in leaf form!
Pre-orders accepted through Friday evening
Payments accepted:
-Check (made out to: The Woven Trifecta)
-Square (Card or invoice)
To order, Email: inquire@thewoventrifecta.com
Microgreens $6 per pint jar ($5 + $1 deposit on the jar)
A friendly reminder that I have shifted my packaging to reusable glass jars! I charge a $1 deposit on the jar, in which I return to you upon the return of the jar.
If you are interested in Veggies all season long, consider a CSA or flexible market card! I have a few spots left in my CSA, and would love to grow you an abundance of veggies this season! (see below for details!)
CSA+Market Card shares are still available for purchase! Click the links below to learn more about each share! 
Payment plans are available 🙂
Full veggie share (20 weeks) – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/style-01-plpt4
Half veggie share (10 weeks) –https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/style-02-pyknh
CSA share payment plan – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/csa-payment-plan-downpayment
Full flower share (10 weeks) –https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/floral-bouquet-csa
Half flower share (5 weeks) – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/nfu9r9ui06iogfbqfa309jlcpots98
Flexible CSA market card – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/4mrgp138pty1nzjpg0v717ulfpqmu6
Please feel free to reach out via phone or email with any questions regarding CSA! – I would love to grow ya an abundance of fresh veggies+flowers all season long!
Samantha Otto

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! Ground Turkey $8.00/lb
Garlic Basil Sausage  $10.00/lb
Turkey Drumsticks $5.00/lb
Wings $5.00/lb
Pork Chops $8.00/lb
New! Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Pork Shoulder  Roasts $10.00 lb
Ribs $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $9,00/lb
Maple Sage Pork bulk $9.00/lb
Italian Pork bulk $9.00/lb
Breakfast Links $10.50/lb
GRASS FED BEEF- We have Dexter beef cattle that are 100% grass fed, hormone & antibiotic free, and pasture raised.
New! Ground Beef $7.00/lb
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
English Muffins $6.00
Apple Cinnamon Bread $5.00
Cranberry Bread mini loaves$5.00
Raspberry Muffins $4.00 made with our very own raspberries.
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Regular Baked Donuts  $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
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

Three Speed Coffee of Muskegon
NOTE: April 9th will be our last day of attendance at Sweetwater Market until Fall of 2022.
Our schedules have become very busy during summer. We are still roasting, we are still
available for pick ups at our residence, and possible delivery during the week. The list
below is accurate, and will be updated. You can contact us direct at email below.
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole Bean, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Sulawesi Toraja
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
TEXT 616-888-9628

Returning Soon
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Forest Finds will return April 2nd.
In the meantime check out the Etsy shop at Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove , or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

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

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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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