Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 4th, 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
You still have time today to get a preorder in before the market!
Liberty Farm has a sale on eggs this week! And 3 new breakfast packages for great savings!
Busy Bee Farm of Whitehall joins us again Saturday, stock up on your jams & salsas!
Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by 6pm Tuesday!
The Woven Farm’s online seedling sale has started!
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 4th:
Liberty Family Farm of Hart
FARM FRESH EGGS! Lots of eggs! Eggs are on sale this week! $5.00 per dozen
NEW! Breakfast Package #1 $38.00 (savings of $10.00)
1 lb Bacon
1 lb Breakfast links
1 lb Maple Sage sausage bulk
2 Dozen eggs
NEW ! BREAKFAST PACKAGE #2 $ 30.00
2 lb Maple Sage Bulk Sausage
6 English Muffins/ or Cheddar Biscuits
2 Dozen Eggs
NEW! BREAKFAST PASTRY PACKAGE $15.00
Banana Bread small, Small Quiche 6″ ( Spinach or Broccoli), 2 Blueberry Crumb Top Muffins!
Whole Chicken $5.50 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $10.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Drumsticks $5.75/ lb
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
Pork Shoulder Roasts $10.00 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!
Leg Steaks $15.00
Lamb Stew Meat $9.00
GRASS FED BEEF
Ground beef $8.00 lb
New! No Knead, Slow rising Cranberry Breakfast Loaf $8.00
New! Cinnamon Rolls $5.00 single large, or 4pk for $18.00
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 email@example.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 eggs & baked goods available for walk up sales.
Thank you very much!
Liberty Family Farm 231-873-3737
The Pasturage of Montague
Have you heard the birds recently? Yahoo! We will be there this weekend (the 4th) and next (the 11th) and then we will miss the 18th. Check out our extensive list o’goods here: The Pasturage Product Price List 1-2023
Thank you all for keeping it real, the food that is.
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.
NY strip $17.50
Rolled rump roasts $8.50
Skirt steak $10
Chuck roasts $8.50
Stew meat $8.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Ground beef $7.25
Short ribs $7
Soup bones $2.50
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.
SOLD OUTChicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: maybe? Limited quantity while we wait for spring.
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
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:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
Maple cream $15/#
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
If you missed the Tuesday preorder window, we will have a nice selection of breads and pastries available for walk up sales Saturday.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram
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 4th! Please send me your advance orders so I know it will be worth my time to come! And hope no babies are picking 3/4/23 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 Market soon. Order now and you will get your choice of cuts and packaging.
TENDERLOIN $22 / LB – 2 STEAKS PER PACKAGE. OUT
Porterhouse $15/lb 2 per package
Rib Steaks $14 /lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak $14/ lb. 2 per package
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.
Kabob beef $8 per lb.Great for grilling!
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.
Brisket $8 per lb. Half available!
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
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
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2 per lb.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Busy Bee Farm of Whitehall
This week we will have:
● Savory pepper jam
● Salsa Verde
● Apple pie jam
● Pumpkin pie jam
● Variety of Pie fillings
● Thai chili sauce
● Apple Butter
● Carrot Cake Jam
● Chow Chow
● Tomato Jam
● Sweetheart Jam
● Strawberry Jam
Taking preorders and I will have products available for purchase on the day of.
For Preorders email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
I will be out and about hosting a booth at The Home and Garden Show this weekend for the West Michigan Growers Group, as well as hosting Growers Fare next weekend – If you find yourself in the Grand Rapids area, stop by and say hi from an array of West MI farmers!
In the meantime, my 2023 seedling sale is live on the website! Reserve seedlings now to pick up in May! All seedlings are certified naturally grown and grown with love on the farm using certified organic seed + soil.
I also have limited quantities of seeds saved from the farm last year – Seed packets can be mailed directly to you, or picked up on farm or at Sweetwater!
Veggie Shares/Flower Shares/Market Cards are also still available for the 2023 season!
I plan to return to market March 18th with microgreens + seeds!
See you all in a few weeks – Cheers to good growing!
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: email@example.com
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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