Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday November 18th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, November 18th, 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!
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Friday Update
We will be CLOSED the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November
Stock up for the holidays & beyond! This will be Blackbird Farms LAST visit until spring!
Both Liberty Family Farm and The Pasturage will have a few extra birds with them on Saturday.
Liberty Farm also has certified organic Spy & Jonathan  apples from Hackerts this Saturday.
Earthscape Farm is also coming, taking preorders up until Saturday 7am.I am grateful for our farmers – for every seed planted, every animal lovingly cared for, every bit of soil tended to with utmost care, and I am grateful to all of you, the Sweetwater community, for showing up week after week! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday on the 23rd, and we’ll see you back again December 2nd!

Vendors Attending Saturday November 18th:

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
We are so grateful for your patronage this market season. And while this week will be the last we will be attending Sweetwater until spring, we are very much looking forward to bringing the season’s bounty to all you good people at Saturday’s market.
We will likely be bringing:
head lettuce
collard greens
bok choi
salad turnips
Brussels sprouts
mini cabbages
storage cabbages
daikon radishes
winter squash
red and yellow onions
We also have a few fire cider kits available to help you bolster your immune systems this winter.
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at market this weekend!
Greg & Shel
Blackbird Farm

Scholl Farms of Montague
We will be at market Saturday with our potatoes and squash.
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
New! Certified Organic Spy & Jonathon Apples from Hackert Farms!
1/2 peck $8.00
Peck $15.00
New! Kale $5.00 per bag
ORDER YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKEY TODAY! average weight 15-25, some will be less than 15, and some will be larger than 25 lbs. $6.25 per lb. These are fed Non-Gmo feed and raised on fresh pasture. NO CHEMICALS OR HORMONES EVER.   Thanks!
PASTURED TURKEY – Reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey now!! Put down a $25.00 deposit.
We will also have Turkey Sausage available in November.
PASTURED CHICKEN- new batch of chicken this week.
Whole Chicken $6.50 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $11.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Thighs $8.00/lb
Drumsticks $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth Pack $6.00
Livers $5.00
New! Nitrate Free Bacon $12.00 per lb limited!
New! Pork Chops $9.00/lb
New! Pork Roasts $10.00 lb
New! Ribs $9.00/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Slices $9.00/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 lb
New! Italian Brats $9.00/lb
New! Maple Sage Breakfast sausage 1 lb package $10.00/lb
New! Italian Sausage bulk 1lb pkg $10.00/lb
New! Garlic Basil Sausage bulk 1lb pkg $10.00
New! Cranberry Crumb bars $4.00
New! Apple Crumb Bars $4.00 each
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Regular Baked Donuts  $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
plain or glazed donuts.
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $3.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
We will bring extra meat,  and any extra baked goods to market. Egg layers should start to pick up soon.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the market!
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.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
Greetings Sweetwater Friends!   We plan to come to Sweetwater  on Saturday, 11/18, Pre-Thanksgiving!  Please get your advance orders in to us.
New! Northern Spy apples! Our own bumper crop, please bring your own containers.
VEGETABLES:  Brussels Sprouts! ONIONS, Red and Green Cabbages, Savoy Cabbage, Rosemary, Cilantro, Sage for your Turkey.  May have some parsley, too.
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!
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
We have limited quantities of beef right now, but we have a lot of ground beef! $6.50 per lb, in ~ 1/2 and 1# packaging.  Same price for many years!  We butcher again in December.  Let us know if you want to be on the list for a quarter of beef. Please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want from the list below.
Porterhouse $15/lb 2 per package  1 package left
Rib Steaks $14 /lb. 2 per package. 1 package left
T Bone Steak  $14/ lb.  1 package left – 1 steak only
Stew Meat $8 per lb. OUT  Substitute Round steak!
Round Steak  $7/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package  ~~ Make Swiss Steak!  Use it to make a Beef Stew.  My favorite way is to flour it, brown it, and then pressure cook it with about 2 cups of browned onionsand garlic.  YUM!
Rolled Rump or Arm Roast  $8.00/lb.
Tri-Tip Roast. $8 /lb  1 available
Brisket $8 per lb.1 half Brisket available!
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $8 per lb.   2 and 4 per package
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Look for squash, potatoes, holiday wreaths, and possibly a fresh batch of microgreens for the November 18th Thanksgiving market!
Our 2024 CSA shares launched this week and are live on our website! Current offerings include our main season CSA, flower CSA, and flexible market cards. I am excited for another wonderful year full of abundant harvests and welcoming members both old and new onto the farm! If you would like to learn more about CSA, click the link below! Your early season support of a CSA means the absolute world and is incredibly helpful in navigating the slow season until veg is back in full swing!
I am also excited to announce that I am offering a CSA raffle! After a big ol’ real estate mistake and 2 seasons without water, the farm has taken quite a financial hit. I currently have about $5000 more to save before we are able to have a professional well drilled, as well as need to get our hoop house paid off by the end of the year! 
I have been thinking of ways to make this happen, and the idea of a raffle has brought about much positive support!
For the raffle, I will be raffling off 3 individual items: 1 Full Share Veg CSA Share ($ 600 value), 1 Full Share Flower CSA ($200 value), and 1 $100 Market Card.
-Raffle Entries are $25 each or 5 for $100
-Winners will be drawn on Sunday, December 10th.
To enter, you are able to pay for entries at the market any Saturday from now through
12/9/23. You may also pay for entries via Venmo ( @thewoventrifecta). I appreciate the support and wish all who enter the best of luck!
Cheers to Good Growing!
Samantha Otto
Farmer; Food+Farm Edu
The Woven Trifecta

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will have a nice selection of breads and pastries for walk up sales Saturday.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be at The Cheese Lady in Muskegon on Wednesday, Nov. 22 with fresh bread, rolls, and pies for Thanksgiving. For more information email
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Find us on facebook and Instagram

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
Please note that due to the volume of standing orders, I am at market on the Saturdays that market is closed. (Weather permitting of course! I cancelled last year in the Christmas blizzard.) If you would like to place an order to pick anything up at market on 11-25, please follow the regular preorder procedures and I will be at market from 10-10:30. I only bring orders. If you have a standing order, please confirm if you are coming on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Thanks!
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 try 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:
We have beef at the processor and will update what’s available on Friday. Prices listed are per pound. Orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Rolled rump roast $8.50
Chuck roast $8.50
Round roast $7.75
Denver steaks $8.50
Chuck steaks $8.50
Short ribs, regular or Korean cut, $7
Ground sirloin (tube pack) $11.50
Soup bones $2.25
Oxtail $6.25
Tongue $6.00
We sell by halves and quarters. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the list for 2024.
All of our poultry is free range, locked in nightly, and has certified organic feed. The young flock is laying well but all others are molting and there’s still an egg shortage. We do have 10 more hens we’re raising but they probably won’t produce until February.
*Chicken eggs are $6/dozen. 
Duck eggs are $10/dozen.
*Eggs will be plentiful on November 25. See above for ordering details. 
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
New item! Tiny block $1.50
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!

Funny Farm of Grant
Hello, all! We discovered some winter squash that were set aside and I
didn’t know were here. So I’ll be at market Saturday. Here’s a list of
what else I’ll bring. If you’d like to reserve something, please text me
at 734 945 0720. I’m excited to be back! Thanks, see you Saturday!
New! Kale & Cilantro, limited qtys.
Winter squash, butternut, acorn, maybe more
Jelly, with Pomona’s pectin, elderberry and blackberry/elderberry mix $8
Jelly with regular pectin, I made apple, crab apple/kiwi,
kiwi, elderberry, blueberry and wild grape
Dried scallions, dried onions, kale powder, mushroom powder
Parsley flakes
Barb Loe
The Funny Farm

The Pasturage of Montague
How-dee!  We are excited to see you this Saturday with some fresh turkeys in tow.  We will likely have a few extra for walk-up sales.  If you’re aiming for a specific size, use our pre-order form: www.thepasturage.com/order/  It will likely not be me there, so if you have any questions, contact me directly at 231 288 6112 or thepasturage@gmail.com.  Happy Thanksgiving! November is the month that our farm population converts from foot to freezer.  First up is lamb.  If turkey is not your thing for Thanksgiving, never fear, we will have rack of lamb back in stock this weekend along with loin chops, spicy breakfast links, and many other coveted cuts.  Then, of course, the big turkey day: we will deliver our turkeys to Sweetwater on Saturday, November 18. Yes, we are still taking pre-orders!  Then at the end of November, we will send our Gloucester Old Spot feeder pigs which means ham just in time for Christmas!  And these are going to be some hams (said Charlotte).  So, do please join us at Sweetwater for an exciting array of safe, healthy, nutritious holiday food. Speaking of which, we are offering a holiday meat platter!  It is ready to eat!  And 36% savings!  It includes one smoked lamb polish sausage, two lamb jerky, one lamb snack stick and a liver sausage.  Pair with pickles, olives and your favorite crackers.  Yum! All of the above options are on our pre-order form at www.thepasturage.com/order/ See you the 18th!

The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We have $50 CSA Member Farm Cards (gift cards) available.  These cards would make a great holiday gift and a chance to introduce friends and family members to a healthy and fresh approach to food shopping.
We have a limited quantity of rabbit available for delivery after December 20th.  They will be 2-4 lbs at $8 per lb.  We are asking for a $10 deposit each to reserve them and will invoice when they are available for pick-up or delivery.
We will have  a limited quantity of Chicken Breast, Thighs, Wings and Legs as well as Daikon Radishes for walk-up sales this week.
If you want whole chicken, please pre-order it. 
All our chickens are Certified Naturally Grown; they are fed Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown feed.
Chicken  (All our chicken is young and tender.  Processed at 7-10 weeks)
Whole Chicken   Average 4.21 lbs –  $4.50 per lb
Whole Roaster Chicken (5 plus lbs)  Average 5.23 lbs – $4.00 per lb  LIMITED QUANTITY  Only ONE left.
Breast (boneless with skin on; two per package)  Average 1.25 lbs  –  normally $7.00 per lb  VERY LIMITED QUANTITY LEFT
Breast (boneless SKINLESS; two per package)  Average 1.25 lbs  –  Normally $9.00 per lb     SPECIAL $8.50 per lb
Thighs (4 per pack)  Average  1.8 lbs –  $6.00 per lb
Legs/drumsticks (6 per pack)  Average 2.16 lbs – $5.50 per lb
Wings (6 per pack) Average 1.65 lbs- $5.00 per lb
Japanese Minowase Daikon Radish –   Daikon radish that is sweet and mild. It is white inside and out with a long, slender shape. The roots store well.  Here is another radish that is a great substitute for potatoes.  $2.00 each   6 for $5.00
Anchor Peppers – Dried Poblano Pepper.  3 oz  resealable pouch $8.00. Limited Quantity
Dried Garlic Scapes – Dehydrated chopped garlic scapes.  Enjoy that early summer culinary delight all year long.  3 oz  jar $12.00. Very Limited Quantity
Crushed Hot Pepper Flakes – Blend of our dried hot peppers.  2 oz jar $8.00.
We will be adding more dried items over the next few weeks.  Check  https://mannorfarm.eatfromfarms.com/shop.php for new dried items.
We currently are offering CSA  Memberships for 2024.  Check it out at https://mannorfarm.eatfromfarms.com/page/csa-member-program
Go to https://mannorfarm.eatfromfarms.com/shop.php
to place an order.  This site will get your order reserved immediately if the item is in stock.
We prefer orders be placed through the above link but will take emailed or text orders.   We need an email address or  text phone number to send invoices to.  Email orders to the.mannor.farm@gmail.com or text to 231-301-9894.
We are also at the Muskegon Farmers Market on November 18th.   We will have whole chicken available for walk-up sales at the Muskegon Farmers Market this week.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Rd
Hesperia, MI 49421

Returning Soon
Dirty Roots Healing of Muskegon
New! Excited for you to see what I’ve been working on these past months. I am happy to announce my new website! DirtyRootsHealing.com
There will be class listings coming up when available. New products will be added when ready. You can sign up for the newsletter to stay updated with what I’m offering. Thank you friends! As always I can be contacted for orders, for pickup at Henry St Health Hutt, or I can ship items.
Email us at  dirtyrootshealing@yahoo.com or leave a message at 616-834-3233 Thank you for your support!
Love, Cody

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return in January.
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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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