Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday May 28th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, May 28th 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Friday Update Newsletter

Details below. We hope to see you at the market Saturday, but if not, we hope you all have a pleasant weekend with your loved ones this Memorial Day weekend.

Vendors attending Saturday May 28th:

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We’ll be back at market this Saturday with our complete selection of herb and vegetable plants (including many new and unique heirloom tomato varieties!) for walk-up sales. And again this week, you have the option to pre-order via our online form, which will ensure that you’ll be able to get the plants you want on Saturday without waiting in line. The order deadline is noon on Friday.
We will have plants available at Sweetwater throughout the month of May (and perhaps into June), both for walk-up sales and pre-orders. (A new form will be published each week to reflect current inventory.)
And all Sweetwater friends are cordially invited to our on-farm organic gardening class on Tuesday, May 24, 6:00-8:00 pm (5213 Roosevelt, Coopersville, MI 49404), where we also will have plants available for sale.
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
NOTE: Sunday night we were surprised by a killing frost that knocked down the whole field so we will not have asparagus available this week, but the new growth is already a couple inches tall so should be good for next week.
(ASPARAGUS!  1.5 lb. bag: Green $5, Purple $6
RHUBARB: 2 lb. bundle $5
EGGS: Chicken: $6/doz., $15/flat, no limit. Duck: $10/doz. Goose: $2 each
DRESSED BROILERS: (frozen whole): 7+ lbs. $5.50/lb.
MAY SPECIAL! 2022 Broilers will be available in mid-June
– SPECIAL PRICE now until the end of May – $5/lb. state weight and quantity.
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

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will have a nice selection of breads and pastries for those who missed the preorder deadline on Tuesday.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram

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.
Pastures are growing, and the herd and I are looking forward to another summer of grazing. The cow/calf group started moooving from field to field last week. We plan to take the first trip across the road in the upcoming week.
100% grass fed beef:
Here’s what we should have back from the processor for Saturday. Prices listed are per pound.
T-bone, porterhouse and ribeye $17
NY strip $16.50
Sirloin steak, sizzlers, and tip roasts $11.50
Skirt or flank steak $9.25
Hanger steak $10
Brisket $9
Arm, chuck, English, and rump roasts $8.50
Shank $5.75
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round $7.75
Ground sirloin $11.50
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: $9/dozen
Goose eggs! Our geese are American Buff.
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
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely. They are eating hay and certified organic feed while we all wait for pastures to green up. We do have a waiting list for pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added. Pork should be ready by fall, and Ofelia looks close to farrowing!
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Forest Finds of Muskegon
New! 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
Orders can be placed until 5pm Friday.
Contact me @ ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears
We will have a nice selection of our roasts available for walk up sales. Thanks!
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
My helper is out of town this week so you can find me at Muskegon Farmers Market stall #148 this weekend. See website below for full product price list & details about how to order from The Pasturage.  Get your grill on!


Liberty Family Farm
We will return to market next week with lots of veggies and more pork cuts.
The Wrights

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

The Woven Farmstead
Hello! Veggie + Flower CSA Shares are still available! – Check out the options + added perks!
Market Cards are available! – if CSA is not your style, but you would like to support the farm through an early season purchase, consider a market card. It is a gift card that I add an extra 20% of the value to, that can be used on any of the farm offerings + gets you all of the additional perks I offer to traditional CSA customers! To learn more:
Seedlings are available for preorder! I am offering preorders on seedling plants this year! This will allow me to grow a bit more sustainably as it will prevent over seeding and wasting resources. (I will have limited seedling availability for walk up purchases though May and June)
However, if you would like to guarantee yourself seedlings consider preordering below!
All seedlings will be healthy and well rooted in a 3” pot, ready to transplant into your own garden!
All seedlings will be available to pick up on farm or at Sweetwater market from late May through June!
Order here:
Please reach out via phone or email with any questions regarding CSA!
Cheers to good growing!
Samantha Otto

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