Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday May 20th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, May 20th, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Contact info at end of newsletter
Supporting Small Local Organic Food Producers since 2005!
Sweetwater Pledge to Customers
FRIDAY Update!
Scholl Farm will bring an “abundance” of Purple Passion & Mary Washington green asparagus!
Today (Friday) is the last day for preorders for J&J Tortillas! They will also have product for walk up sales but to get exactly what you’re looking for contact them today!
Liberty Farm had a change of plans and will attend, with fresh veggies!
There’s still plenty of time to get preorders in & if that’s not an option for you there will also be plenty of products for walk up sales Saturday.
See you at the market!

Vendors Attending Saturday May 20th:

Scholl Farm of Montague
Connie will be at market Saturday with an abundance of Purple Passion & Mary Washington green asparagus! $5.00 a bag, first come first served.
All our products and produce are raised/grown organically using 100% certified organic feeds for our animals.
Rhubarb. Juicy,….$3.00 a bundle.
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz. Duck eggs – $10.00 a dozen
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

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
The sun is shining, the soil is dry, and the air is warm, which means it’s high time to get your garden in. To help you get the season started off on the right foot, at this Saturday’s market we will have for sale all manner of herb and vegetable starts, including our full line of heirloom and cherry tomatoes!
Not sure how to get started? On May 23 Farmer Greg will be teaching a free (with donations appreciated) introductory organic gardening class at Blackbird Farms (5213 Roosevelt, Coopersville, 49404), from 6 to 8 p.m. The class will cover all the basic information you will need to set the foundation for a successful growing season this year: seeding and transplanting, fertilizing and watering, weeding and pest control, and harvesting. Though the class is free, for planning purposes we ask that you e-mail us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com to let us know if you’ll be attending.
We’re also hosting a spring market day this Saturday afternoon, May 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m., where we’ll have our plants available for sale, along with food and artisan items from some farmer and artist friends of ours. We’ll also be hosting a perennial exchange that afternoon. All are welcome!
Finally, if you’re still looking to join a CSA for this season, we have a few spots left and would love to welcome you as a member. More information is available here: blackbirdfarms.net/community-supported-agriculture/

Liberty Farm of Hart
Preorders accepted. Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.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.
NEW! Spinach $5.00 limited
NEW! Lettuce $5.00 limited
NEW! Arugula $5.00
NEW! Rhubarb $5.00 per bunch
FARM FRESH EGGS! Lots of eggs! Eggs are on sale this week! $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
Drumsticks $5.75/ lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Livers $5.00
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
Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Fresh Ham Steaks $9.00 /lb
Pork Kabobs $8.00 /lb
Pork Shoulder  Roasts $10.00 lb
Ribs $9.00/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!
Ground Lamb$10.50
Leg Steaks $15.00
Shoulder Steaks$12.75
Lamb Stew Meat $9.00
Shanks $9.00
New! Rhubarb Custard Crumb Top Pie    $15.00
New! Organic Asparagus & Cheddar Quiche $17.00
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $17.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $17.00
Classic Banana Bread $9.00 small $6.00
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.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!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm 231-873-3737

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Eggs – $6.00/dozen
Chickens are on pasture and supplemented with organic corn free/soy free feed!
Quail Eggs will be returning soon!
Microgreens $5/Jar
I have an assortment of hand harvested seed. All were harvested on farm last season with germination trials through the winter. All came from USDA certified seed stock and were grown on farm using organic, chemical free practices!
Seeds have been selling quickly. To ensure your seed, please scroll through the availability on my online store. You can place an order on the website or email me the varieties and # of packets that you would like. Seeds can be. picked up at the Market or mailed directly to you!
Seedlings are growing strong in the greenhouse! I will begin bringing seedlings to market in mid May when temperatures warm up a bit!
CSA Shares!
Want to keep up with what is happening on the farm + get access to weekly seasonal recipes? Subscribe to the farm’s newsletter Here!
Cheers to good growing!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will have a nice assortment 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

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
Spring calves continue to arrive, strong and healthy! It’s fun to watch them play and learn their personalities. The whippoorwill has started to sing, and by Thursday the king blooms were open on the apple trees! Pastures are growing nicely and rotational grazing started, too. The main herd has crossed the road for a initial round there.
By the way:
Our freezers are full,
So yours must be empty. 
Please pick a sale below,
And order up plenty! 
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.
Back in stock! Burger patties $8.25/# (.3#ea. 4/pack)
Ribeye $18
T-bone $18
Porterhouse $18
Rib steak $17.50
NY strip steaks $17.50
Sirloin sizzlers $11.50
Round steaks $7.75
Brisket $9
Hanger $10
Rolled rump roast $8.50
Chuck roast $8.50
English roasts $8.50
Skirt steaks $10
Stew meat $8.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Short ribs $7
Shank $5.75
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round (vacuum sealed) $8.25
Ground sirloin (vacuum sealed) $12
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
Oxtail $6.25
Tongue $6.00
Kidneys $4.50
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you would like to be on the list for 2023.
Sale! We have ground beef bundles available in 25, 50, and 100 pounds. Save 25 cents a pound on 25#, and 50 cents a pound on 50# or more, while supplies last! We have enough ground round on hand to offer the same sale, if vacuum sealed is your preference.
Sale! Stock up now for Memorial Day and grilling weather. Save 5% on any steak order over $100. Your order may include any variety of steaks on hand.
Sale! Looking for comfort food? Save 25 cents a pound on 25# or more of any combination of roasts on hand.
*Coming soon: Jersey beef, 100% grass fed
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 sold out 
Duck eggs: $10/dozen
Goose eggs $2 each or $20/dozen sold out 
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
1# raw $8
2# $12
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: 
Pints $10
Quarts $20
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Quarts $20
Gallons $55
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),


J&J Tortillas
Hello all!
Just a friendly reminder we will be at Sweetwater Saturday, May 27th!
Many of you have already placed orders, so thank you!
Any orders need to be in by Friday, May 19th.
Thank you and see you then!
See below for product / pricing.  Our prices have not changed since we started this business in 2015.
Also, I’m sure many of you know, but our tortillas freeze wonderfully.
Tortillas / 6 per pack
Regular size (8” /  7.6oz)  OR Large size (10” / 16.7oz)
Organic KAMUT® ancient grain tortilla 7.6oz 6/$4.50
Organic Spelt Tortilla ancient grain tortilla 7.6oz 6/$4.50
Organic Spinach Garlic Wraps 7.6oz 6/$4.00
Organic Tomato Basil Wraps 7.6oz 6/$4.00
Organic Whole Wheat Tortilla (Regular & Large, 7.6oz & 16.7oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
Organic Unbleached White Tortilla (Regular & Large) 7.6oz & 16.7oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
Jason & Jaclyn

The Pasturage of Montague
We will not be at Sweetwater this weekend. My Mom and Dad will be over at Muskegon in stall 148 for any meat emergencies. We’ll be back en force for Memorial day with “sheep dogs” (lamb hot dogs), bratwurst and other grillable goodies.

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Please check our online product list and feel free to place an order anytime! I can make arrangements for pickup when you place your order. For our entire list of herbal products please check here:
Forest Finds
If you have any questions, etc about any of our products please email me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Forest Finds
Thanks! Cody

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be back the end of May.  Have 1 quarter for sale at the farm,  cut wrapped and frozen.  20 calves are frolicking in the pasture!
Happy Spring!
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.comCONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We will return to market soon.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Road
Hesperia, MI 49421

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NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery.LLC of Muskegon
NOVA is returning to the Western Market, downtown Muskegon chalets for a second season!  Opening day is Saturday May 27.  If you want to know my specials/weekly offerings, please follow me on either FB or IG (@novasupernaturalbakery).  I will be moving more toward the middle into Chalet letter J (used to be teaologie!)
If you ever have any special requests for a special occasion, please feel free to email me!  addy@noavsupernaturalbakery.com
Visit my website: www.novasupernaturalbakery.com

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

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!

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 on market day pickup.

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Email: sweetwaterlocalfoodsmkt@gmail.com
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