Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday Nov 6th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, November 6th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.

Friday Update News!
Along with all the other great locally raised foods, don’t miss your chance to stock up on beans & flours, certified organic and grown right here in Michigan, from Shady Side Farm!

Be sure to check out the new Blackbird Farm listing – they’ve put together a Fire Cider kit, just in time for the coming cold weather!

For everyone who asked, please see the ordering info for J & J Tortilla at the bottom in the Returning Soon space, and get your orders in soon!

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

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!
Vendors attending Saturday November 6th :

Shady Side Farm of Holland
Shady Side Farm will be at the market this Saturday, November 6. I welcome walk-up shopping on Saturday, but will take pre-orders by email if you prefer, with cash/check/credit card payment at the market.
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
Yellow Indian Woman – Mild, creamy tasting, sturdy, salads or chili
Zebra – Smooth, creamy texture, full-bodied flavor, good all-purpose bean
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 5# bags ($16)
Corn Meal, can be used for polenta
Coarse Grits, good for grits or polenta
Ground products 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 einkorn, available in 9 oz. bags ($3). Great for bran muffins (recipe on the back of the bag).
Dehulled berries from our certified organic heritage grains in 1# bags ($5) or 2# bags ($8):
Einkorn Berries
Spelt Berries
Berries can be ground for flour, added to soups, 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.
Shady Side Farm
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This Saturday our indispensable crew member Forrest will be delighted to serve up for you all manner of fall vegetable deliciousness. (Please note that the following items are for walk-up sales only.)
We should be bringing:
fire cider kits: Fire cider is an easily made tonic that is said to boost one’s immune system. Ingredients such as garlic, ginger, hot peppers, and horseradish are steeped in apple cider vinegar and then sweetened with honey. We have assembled kits, plus instructions, that will include all you will need to make your own, with ingredients grown here at Blackbird Farms, plus some locally-sourced apple cider vinegar.
ginger, fresh and local from our own hoophouse
kale, red and green curly
bok choi
Brussels sprouts
kohlrabi, green and purple
green peppers, the last of the season
daikon radishes
black spanish radishes
watermelon radishes
onions, red and yellow
“Music” garlic
and our exclusive family heirloom garlic
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday morning!
Greg & Crew
Blackbird Farm

NOVA Bakery of Muskegon
Due to a scheduling conflict, NOVA will not be at the 11/6 market. Sorry for any inconvenience. Many of my items are available online and a pick up day and time can be arranged (usually within 2-3 days of the order).  Feel free to email me with any requests anytime!
Email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Elderberry syrup! $13
Local elderberries with warming spices, elderflower, honeybee propolis, and raw honey from our bees.
Propolis Extract $10
Propolis is a combination of different resins, pollen essential oils, and wax. Honeybees use is to seal up their hive and keep the colony protected. Propolis and its extracts have numerous applications in treating various diseases due to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antimycotic, antifungal, antiulcer, anticancer, and immunomodulatory properties.
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Teas, honey, balms, self-care products, and more!
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
If you missed the Tuesday preorder deadline we will have a small selection of breads and pastries available for walk up purchasing.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Find us on facebook and Instagram

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Deadline for baked goods is today (Friday)1:00!
We have Hackert Farms Certified Organic Ida Red Apples available.
1/2 peck $7.00
Peck $12.00
ORDER YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKEY TODAY! average weight 15-22, some will be less than 15, and some will be  over 25 lbs. $6.25 per lb. These are fed Non-Gmo feed and raised on fresh pasture.  The feed prices have gone up in price considerably, which is reflected in the price.  Thanks!
FARM FRESH EGGS! $5.00 per dozen
New! Leeks large $4.00 per bunch
New! Kennebec Potatoes $5.00 per bag
Red Norland Potatoes $5.00 per bag
Winterbor Kale $5.00
Laccinato Kale $5.00
Whole Chicken $5.00 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $10.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Thighs $6.00/lb
Drumsticks $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth Pack $4.00
Livers $5.00
PASTURED TURKEY – Reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey now!!
Garlic Basil Sausage $7.00/lb
Turkey Drumsticks $5.00/lb
Wings $5.00/lb
Pork Chops $8.00/lb
Pork Roasts $8.00 lb
Ribs $8.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $6.00 lb
Italian Brats $9.00/lb
New! Apple Cinnamon Bread $4.00
New! Cranberry Bread mini loaves$4.00
New! Spinach & Cheddar Quiche $14.00
New! Apple Pie with a crust on top! $18.00 made with delicious Ida Red Apples
New! Apple Galette (8″) $8.00
Raspberry Muffins $3.00 made with our very own raspberries.
Apple Crumb Top Pie $15.00 GF $18.00
Pumpkin Maple Bread $8.00 small $4.00
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $4.00
Pumpkin Donuts or Regular Baked Donuts  $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $3.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
We will bring extra meat, eggs, and any extra baked goods to market.  We need baked good orders by Friday at 1:00 p.m. in order to get everything baked in time. Thanks!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the market! Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com or liberty@protonmail.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

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia ~~ Friday update!  Thyme plants!  Beets!
Find on our table Saturday: SAVOY AND RED CABBAGE!    Onions!  Rosemary!  Parsley!  GARLIC!
Note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, but please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS:  BEEF BROTH BONES $2 / LB; LIVER $3.50 PER LB;  BEEF ROASTS!  BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!  I cooked a beef roast in the crock pot today with onions, garlic, carrots, celeriac and potatoes, with fresh sprigs of rosemary on top!
We are butchering end of December and will have quarters available then.  Get on the list!  You save about $100 per quarter buying it like this.
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.
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package OUT
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /lb. 2 per package
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package  OUT
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package   OUT
Stew Meat $7 per lb. OUT
Kabob beef $7 per lb.
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak  $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak  $6.50/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each  BUY 2, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.   2 per package and 4 per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb ON SALE $3.50 PER LB.
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.  OUT
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb. ON SALE $2 PER LB.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
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.
*New: Apples! We have a plentiful crop on our latest maturing tree, and we’ve been asked to bring some to market. These are an old variety whose name (if there is one) is unknown to me. The tree has been there since Bill’s grandpa owned the farm. The flavor is reminiscent of an Empire, but are a later maturing variety. They are completely unsprayed; there are therefore blemishes including bug damage. Tree run, $9/bag.
100% grass fed beef:
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
Brisket $8/#
Arm roasts $7.50/#
English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Ground round $7/#
Ground beef $6.50/#
Short ribs $6.50/#
Shank $5/#
Suet $1/#
We sell by halves and quarters!
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Pints $10
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Gallons $55
Quarts $16
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely. They are incredibly entertaining as they race around outside. 🙂 We do already have a waiting list for 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
Got cast iron? Then you need lard! Lard, either from the fat back or from the leaf fat, is the absolute best way to take care of your cast iron cookware. It conditions it beautifully to create a naturally non-stick surface. Flip eggs with ease; no more prying protein off the griddle. My Mom has little sample cups available along with a recipe to tell you how to render it easily.  That way, you can smell the lack of odor for yourself!
Stay tuned: we are sending 4 pigs and 12 lambs to slaughter this week. Which means you can expect lots of cuts to be back in stock by the November 20 market. Or, if you want to order a whole/half lamb or have a specific cut in mind for the holidays, let me know… ah… by today (Monday). Thank you!
Available this week:
Breakfast links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Sweet Italian links.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Bratwurst.  $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Garlic Bratwurst. $14.00lb.  Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Boneless Shoulder Roast.  *only 1 left* $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast.  $8.00lb.  Wine and dine.  Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast.  $14.00lb.  Melt in your mouth amazing.  1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb.  $10.00lb.  Epitome of a roast.  Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb.  $12.00lb.  Any way you cut it: delicious.  Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
OUT Lamb Kidney.  $5.00lb.  2 per pack, avg. 0.3 lbs per pack.
OUT Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  Everyone’s favorite… 3 per pack, avg .58
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
Cuts of the smaller variety
OUT Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
OUT Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat.  $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Mutton chops.  $13.00lb.  2 per pack, loin chop, bone-in., avg 0.50 lbs per pack.
OUT Mutton Rack, Whole.  $12.00/lb.  Avg. 9 ribs per rack, around 2 lbs per pack, thick layer of fat, and nice flavor because the ewes were hung for two weeks before cutting.
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
OUT Polish sausage.  $10 per lb.  Packages range 1.2-1.9 lbs per package.
Jalapeno Bratwurst.  $10 per lb.  Packages range 1.2-1.9 lbs per package.
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb.  My favorite for deep frying.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
OUT Ham Hocks, smoked. $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
OUT Pork Kidney. $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
OUT Pork Liver. $5.00lb. Clean flavor.
OUT Trotters (aka pig feet).  $5lb.  Collagen-rich.  Makes you look 10 years younger! 2 per pack.   Avg. 0.75lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″ thick, 4 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
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.

Funny Farm of Grant
Hello to all our Sweetwater friends! We accept credit cards, cash & checks at market.
If there’s something you really want,  text me at 734 945 0720 and we’ll
reserve it for you. Our offerings this week are:
Cutting boards, several sizes
New item, Bowl cozies, protect your fingers when taking hot bowls to the table. Quilted of 100% cotton fabric and fill so safe for microwave. Lots of colors and prints
Eggs, a few dozen mostly medium size, non-GMO feed and they run all over outside $4dz
Potatoes, Nicola, best flavor,
Orange carrots $3 lb.
Kale, curly  $3/ .5 lb.
Shallots, Red $2/4 oz.
Winter squash, Acorn 3/4 – 1#; Spaghetti,
Heirloom Butternut, small $1ea
Varieties getting low
Jellies, Elderberry, Wild grape, Blueberry, Apple
All low sugar varieties. $7
Himalayan salt, regular and smoked apricot and hickory $5 reg. and $8 smoked
I’m working on dried items. Coming soon, kale powder, chopped onions and scallions, parsley and shiitake mushroom powders.
Barb & Jim Loe
The Funny Farm
The Woven Farm
Below is a list of what I will have this week for walk up sales.
Collard greens
Tucson kale
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue Kale
Swiss chard
Cutting celery
Bunching onions
Small red onions
Small yellow onions
Basil microgreens
Parsley microgreens
Lemon basil
Salad mix
Molokai Sweet Potatoes
Payment methods
Card (square)
Check (made out to Samantha Otto)
See you Saturday!
Samantha Otto

Three Speed Coffee of Muskegon
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation. No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Note: if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you.
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm. Send orders to chad.s@3Speedcoffee.com
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash at Saturday Market pickup.
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.
Chad & Lori Shepard
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!

J&J Tortilla of Hopkins
We are planning to bring your preordered tortillas to Sweetwater on November 20th!
As soon as you can, please place your orders with us! We will compile orders until Monday, 5pm, November 15th in time for our Tuesday bake, and plan to deliver them on the following Saturday Nov 20.
Please email preorders to us at info@jjtortillas.com .
Organic Bean & Rice Burritos (frozen) $7.00
Taco Seasoning $5.00
OG KAMUT® wheat tortilla 7.2oz 6/$4.50 An ancient wheat.
OG Spelt Tortilla is an ancient grain. 7.2oz 6/$4.50
OG OG Spinach Garlic Wraps 7.2oz 6/$4.00
OG Tomato Basil Wraps 7.2oz 6/$4.00
OG Whole Wheat Tortilla 7.2 & 14.4oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
OG UNbl White Tortilla 7.2oz & 14.4oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
J&J Tortilla Co.
hopkins, mi 49328

Scholl Farms of Montague
NOTE: We will not be at market Nov 6th & will return on Nov 13th.
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie


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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