Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday November 12th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, November 12th, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Supporting Small Local Organic Food Producers since 2005!
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Thankful as we all are for the wonderful warm days we’ve had, it seems cold weather is headed our way, time to stock up!
Be sure to peruse Blackbird Farms beautiful list of bounty available for walk up sales Saturday!
Pine Row Farm has some holiday turkeys available, but call soon to reserve!
Earthscape Farm will have veggies and beef cuts available!

Holiday Calendar: We will be open every Saturday except:
Closed Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26th
Closed Saturday Christmas Eve, December 24th
Closed Saturday New Years Eve, December 31st
Thanks again, and see you at the Market!

Vendors Attending Saturday November 12th:

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This week on the farm we enjoyed another string of unseasonably warm days, but winter is coming! Be sure to stock up on all the good things coming out of the field before the cold weather shuts them down.
This Saturday at market we will be bringing:
CAULIFLOWER: Some of the nicest we’ve grown this season, large, sweet and tender.
SPINACH, ARUGULA, AND BABY KALE: Tender baby greens fresh from our hoophouse. And there’s no spinach like fall spinach–don’t miss out!
BABY BEET, CARROT, AND POTATO ROASTING MIX: Little nuggets of deliciousness specially selected and ready for your roasting pan.
We will also be bringing:
Head lettuce
Bok choi
Brussels sprouts
Full-size cabbages
Salad turnips
Purple Viking potatoes
Onions, red and yellow storage
Winter Squash, multiple varieties
Also be sure to ask Forrest about the various provisions he will have with him.
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at market this weekend!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

The Woven Farmstead of Whitehall
I will have a nice selection of veggies for walk up sales Saturday!
All is Certified Naturally Grown and Grown with Love!
Cheers to good growing!

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

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
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.
Brisket $9
Skirt steak $10
Sirloin sizzlers $11.50
Eye of round steaks $7.75
Arm roasts $8.50
English roasts $8.50
Rolled rump roasts $8.50
Burger patties (1# average 4/package) $8.25
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round $7.75
Short ribs $7
Shank $5.75
Soup bones $2.25
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you would like to be on the list for beef in 2023.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen Counting eggs before they’re laid is as stressful as counting your chickens before they hatch; therefore, please check with me on Saturday to see if there’s any more available.  Thanks 🙂
We will have a few turkeys available. They are free range with certified organic feed. They are scheduled for processing on the 17th. Deposits and processing fees are due by the 16th. They will be whole, vacuum sealed birds.
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
1# block $10
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
We’re attempting to get maple cream for the holidays due to requests for it, so if you’re interested, check out the table on Saturday.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Scholl Farm of Montague
All of our products and produce are raised/grown organically.
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz. (Limit 1 doz)
– Frozen whole birds, 4 TO 7+ LBS. $5.50/lb.
– Frozen chicken pcs, ~6 LBS, 8 pcs per pkg. $6.00/lb.
– Necks, gizzards, and livers: $3.00/lb.
Purple, Yellow, Kennebec, and Crescent Fingers. Mix
or match.
$30.00/1/2 bu.
$50.00/1 bu.
Spuds are easy to store if kept in cool, dark, dry environment with some air flow.
Stock up on your favorite varieties.
OSAGE ORANGE (hedge apple) – $1.00 each
STRAW BALES- $6/bales
For Walk-up sales:
SQUASH: acorn, buttercup, delicata, kabocha, and spaghetti ($3 to $4 each)
PIE PUMPKINS ($3 each)
Broom corn and corn stalks available next week
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

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Preorders accepted.
Empire & Jonathan Apples from Hackert Family Farm, Certified Organic!  $52 per bushel.
$28.00 per half bushel.
$15 per peck.
$9.00 per half peck.
VEGGIES from the garden and hoop house!!
Red Potatoes $5.00/ qt
White Potatoes Russets $5.00/ qt
1/2 peck $8.00
New! Fingerlings $5.00 qt.
Kale $5.00/bag
Carrots $6.00 per lg bunch
FARM FRESH EGGS! $5.00 per dozen
Our animals are small flocks & raised on pasture, fed non-GMO feed when needed.
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
New product in! PASTURED PORK
Breakfast links $10.00lb
Maple $10.00
Ground pork $6.00
Nitrate free bacon $12.00
Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Fresh Ham Steaks $9.00 /lb
Pork Kabobs $8.00 /lb
Italian Brats $9.00/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
*Regarding turkeys this year: We are raising a smaller flock this year and will have more info about availability in next week’s newsletter.
New! Baked donuts cinnamon/sugar, glazed, or Plain $6.00 per half dozen.
New! Apple coffee cake $12.00 8-inch square made with our own organically grown apples.
New! Pear & Cheddar Galettes $10.00 8 inch
New! Maple Almond Granola $6.00
New! Apple Crumb top pies made with our own organic apples $18.00
New! MultiGrain Knot Rolls 4pk $6.00
Apple Galettes $10.00
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $4.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
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 veggies, apples, eggs & baked goods available for walk up sales.
Thank you very much!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Greetings Sweetwater Friends!  We are coming this Saturday!  November 12th.  Please get your pre – orders in!    We have a lot of ground beef! $6.50 per lb, in ~ 1/2 and 1# packaging.
Amarosa Fingerling potatoes
Amarosa is a mid-season fingerling variety with smooth bright red     skin and deep red/pink flesh. These creamy nutritious fingerlings are great for baking, roasting, and grilling.
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 8am Saturday morning!
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
Please note: We have limited beef with us to buy at Market.   Please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
We are low on beef cuts ~~ HAVE BEEN SELLING MOST BEEF BY THE QUARTER LATELY.  We butcher again in December.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Skirt Steak $7/lb
English Roast  $8.00/lb.
Ground Chuck!  $7.50 per lb.
Ground Sirloin!  $9 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# AND 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.  2 AND 4 patties per package!
Heart $3 per lb.
Liver $4
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We will have the following available for this week.
Ancho Peppers – $8 per bag. Dried Poblano peppers.  This pepper is a very mild hot pepper (more spicy than hot).  Use them in Mole or Enchilada sauce.  Rehydrates easily in warm water in about 15 minutes
Crushed Hot Pepper   A blend of our Certified Naturally Grown hot peppers. Add a little zest to your chili, soups or fresh salads.  $7 Net Wt 2 oz jar
Black Storage Radishes $3 per quart  These radishes are a great one for storage and can be stored up to a month or longer.   These radishes are larger than the radishes that most people are used to.  They are snow white in the center and have a peppery taste that is mellowed when cooked.
Honeynut Squash $1 each  This variety of butternut squash is sweeter and smaller running 1/2 to 1 1/2 lbs each.
Tuffy acorn squash $1 each   This variety of acorn squash is smaller running 1/2 to 1 1/2 lbs each.
Whole Chicken $4.50 per lb. 5 – 6 lbs  Our poultry and rabbits are always young and fed 100% CNG or organic feed.   USDA Inspected
Young Guinea Fowl  $8 per lb 2.5 – 3 lbs   Guinea Fowl is all dark meat, very tender, and very similar to pheasant without a gamey taste.  Our poultry and rabbits are always young and fed 100% CNG or organic fed.  USDA Inspected.
Johansen’s Maple Syrup  $10 pint
Please send orders to  dlmannor1975@gmail.com or text to 231-301-9894.  We will send an invoice via Square for payment.  If you prefer, you may pay with cash at time of pick-up on Saturday.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Road
Hesperia, MI 49421

The Pasturage of Montague
On Saturday at Muskegon, I attempted to put up my tarp and it blew away, nearly taking me with it. After chasing it down, I decided to move inside. Thank you to all who found me despite the last minute decision. We are planning to stay inside at Muskegon with meat and apples. We will be back at Sweetwater on 11/19 and 12/17 with apples in tow and holiday roasts. See you then!
Funny Farm of Grant
Hello everyone! Our produce is finished for the season. That means Jim and I are getting busy in our workshops so I will be attending market next on Nov 19th. If you are interested in any unusual gifts for this holiday season, please consider contacting us about creating one for you. Custom orders are gladly accepted. Various types of cutting boards, hinged boxes, candle stands, wall shelves and nearly anything you could imagine, Jim could probably create. I will have our jelly assortment available for gift-giving also. The flavors are listed below.Please text me at 734-945-0720 for preorders or questions.
Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will visit the market again soon.
If you have items you need before then, our product list is here:  FOREST FINDS-3
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
Not sure of our plans at this point, but if you’re in need of a fresh coffee supply, jump on our website www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com and we will ship right to your doorstep!  There are some exciting new offerings sure to excite your morning cuppa.
Happy Fall,
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve

Earthkeeper Farm of Kent City
We plan to attend market once a month through the end of the year. Our next dates will be Nov 19, and Dec 10. We will have 5lb frozen elderberries, elderberry cordial and garlic.
All crops are Certified Naturally Grown on our farm in Kent City.
More farm info at www.earthkeeperfarm.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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