Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday November 20th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, November 20th, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Friday Update!
Just a reminder: We will be closed the Saturday following Thanksgiving, on Nov. 27th.

We hope your family celebrations are awesome this year – lots to be thankful for! I know for myself at least, I am very thankful just to be here given all the loss from the pandemic, and I’m super grateful to each and every Sweetwater farmer and food producer for all of their hard labor to bring us the best in fresh, local & organic foods!

For those new to Sweetwater, this newsletter is a list of all vendors who will be attending the market on this date. Their products & prices and contact info are listed so that you can place a preorder with them. It also gives you a chance to start making your shopping list early in the week. On Friday we put out an updated version with items added to the list that will be available for walk up purchasing.

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
Vendors attending Saturday November 20th :

Returning vendor!
Grandson’s Gardens of West Olive
So…it has been a little while since we have come to the market and we are excited to come back for the weekend.
This weekend we will be bringing:
Pie Pumpkins: $3 each
Spaghetti Squash: $3 each
Maybe Delicata Squash
Potatoes(Red, Blue, Russets, or Red Skin)
Quarts: $4
5 Pounds: $8
Roasting Potatoes (These are just a blend of Red/White/Blue potatoes)
Quarts: $4
5 Pounds: $8
Herbs (Thyme, Rosemary, Sage)
$2 per small bundle
$5 per large mixed bundle
Liam and Remy will also be at the market with Pot Holders, Scrubbies, Scrub Clothes, Wash Clothes, Scarves, Hats, Etc.

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
As we enter into the days before Thanksgiving, please allow me to say how grateful we have been for our faithful Sweetwater customers this season. I especially was reminded of this last Saturday, when all you good people stood out in the wind and sleet so that you could buy our vegetables. This past season has been a very good one for us, and your faithful patronage has been a large part of that. So, again, thank you.
And an important note: While we hope to attend the market as long as we have vegetables available to sell, this coming Saturday will be the last one we will be guaranteed to be present at. Please plan accordingly.
We should have the following available this Saturday (for walk-up sales only, please):
kale, red and green curly
head lettuce
bok choi
Brussels sprouts
cabbages, midsize
daikon radishes
black spanish radishes
watermelon radishes
“Music” garlic
and our exclusive family heirloom garlic
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday morning!

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram

J&J Tortilla of Hopkins
If you placed an order with us, we
plan to deliver them on Saturday Nov 20.
Thanks! J&J Tortilla
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

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
New! Thanksgiving Pies Available on Wednesday the 24th! We will be at the parking lot that afternoon.  We can arrange a time frame that is best for everyone that orders:)
Apple Crumb Top Pie Regular or Gluten Free $16.00
Maple Walnut Pie made with walnuts and maple syrup! Delicious and not too sweet. $18.00 Regular or Gluten Free
Pumpkin Pie- a traditional pie made with our very own pumpkins!  Regular or Gluten Free $18.00
Ginger Crumb Top Pie- a traditional pumpkin pie topped with an oatmeal crumb top and crystalized ginger! Regular or Gluten Free $18.00
Double Crust Apple Pie made with Organic Ida Red Apples $18.00
New! We still have Organic Cortland Apples Available!
1/2 peck $7.00
Peck $12.00
TURKEYS WILL BE AVAILABLE THIS SATURDAY AT THE MARKET!! SPREAD THE WORD, WE STILL HAVE PLENTY!! For those that have preordered we will send exact weight and invoice on Friday night.
ORDER YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKEY TODAY! average weight 15-25, 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
Red Norland Potatoes $5.00 per bag
Winterbor Kale $5.00
PASTURED CHICKEN- new batch of chicken this week.
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
New! Nitrate Free Bacon $10.00 per lb limited!
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 ! Cranberry Walnut a rustic yeasted dough studded with walnuts & dried Cranberries. $8.00
New.! Cinnamon Raisin Loaf $7.00
Apple Cinnamon Bread $4.00
Cranberry Bread mini loaves$4.00
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche $14.00
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.
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

Scholl Farms of Montague
Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $5/doz. Limit 1 dozen.
POTATOES: Butterball, Red skins, Yellow, Purple, and Adirondack Red (pink
inside). All spuds $2/lb.
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): Huge (7 lbs +) Thanksgiving Chickens
Available. Also smaller sizes starting at 5.5 lbs. $5.50/lb
SQUASH: Acorn ($3 each or 2 for $5), small Delicata and Butternut ($2 each or 3
for $5), Hybrid Acorn ($2 each).
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone
number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie

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.
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 also 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),

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
SAVOY AND RED CABBAGE $2 and $3 each!    RED AND YELLOW Onion$2 per lb, OR $3 FOR A QUART OF SMALLER ONES!  Rosemary $2 per bunch!   GARLIC $2 per head!
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.
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 & 2 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb  1 & 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /lb. 1 & 2 per package
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package.  We had them cut thicker this time.
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package  OUT
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package   OUT
Stew Meat $7 per lb. OUT  Substitute a small chuck roast or round steak.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.  OUT
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  OUT
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each  BUY 2 of any roast, 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
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
You all are so lucky. At the prompting of a sincere question from a customer, I reviewed the organic standards regarding nitrate/nitrites. Synthetic forms are not allowed in organic products. I do not offer certified organic pork primarily because of slaughterhouse availability and expense. I stop short of that final step. So I looked online to see what would be available. Certified organic bacon is $29 per lb. That actually sounds about right, to be honest. What was more disturbing to me is the number of subscription services that offer products delivered to your doorstep that “you can feel good about.” The beef and sheep do not appear to be grass-fed. The pigs are heritage breed and fed non-GMO but they don’t say anything about being pastured. It IS nice to see that they are transparent about these different practices. My concern is that most eaters don’t know what questions to ask. I am in the industry and I can’t always keep up on the latest trend, or production practice, or understand it thoroughly enough to decide whether or not I think it is good for the animal, the eater, or the earth. They say eating ethically is a choice. What no one says is that the choices cascade exponentially and suddenly you find yourself in an existential crisis. No wonder websites that promise to do all that “choosing” for you are so popular. You all are so lucky that this market is available to you. You get the best of the best, and it also supports the local economy with no shipping charges or materials to waste. We are truly blessed to have Diana to facilitate it and to ask those questions for you, and that we have such a range of phenomenal producers who go way beyond what is mostly available online. To the holiday that celebrates good food (and, you know, so much more): Happy Thanksgiving!
Available this week:
Sweet Italian links.  $14.00lb.  My Mom’s favorite. 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.
Back! Boneless Shoulder Roast.  $8.00lb.  Braise, appraise and rave.  Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb. Curry approved. 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.  $10.00lb.  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
Back! (but not by popular demand, sadly) Lamb Tongue. $5.00lb.  1 per pack, avg 0.3
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
New! Soup bones.  $5.00lb.  Whole bones for bone broth or raw dog diet.  Range per pack 1-3 lbs.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Back! Brisket. $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
Back! Half Rack.  $14.00lb.  Impressive cut, delectable meat.  4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Back! Whole Rack.  $14.00lb. Get ready to Grill!!  8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Back! Loin Chop. $14.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Back! Rib Chop. $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Steaks and such
Sirloin Steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Back! Leg steak. $12.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Back! Shoulder Steak. $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Back! Boneless Loin.  $14.00lb.  1 per pkg, avg 0.9lb per pack.
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
Brats. $10.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Jalapeno Bratwurst.  $10 per lb.  Packages range 1.2-1.9 lbs per package.
Back! Breakfast links.  $10.00ea.  1 lb. pack of breakfast sausage links, 10 links per pack, each link 8″ long, no casings
New! Fresh Ham.  $8.00lb.  Half (1.5-2lbs) or whole (2-4lbs). Put that home-smoker to use.
Back! Pork Butt Roast.  $9.00lb.  Pulled pork perfect.  Halved OR whole.  Just under 2 pounds for half, or around 4 lbs for whole.
Back! Pork Shoulder Roast.  $9.00lb.  Aka picninc.  Halved OR whole.  Just under 2 pounds for half, or around 4 lbs for whole.
Back! Loin Roast. $10.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
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
Hocks, fresh.  $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
New! Pork shanks.  $5.00lb.  Two per pack, range 1-2.5lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Back 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
Cuts of the smaller variety
Back! Spare ribs.  $7.50lb. Whole rack.  Range 1.5-1.7lbs per pack.
Back! Ham Slice.  $10.00/lb.  So easy, practically serves itself for dinner.Range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Pork Chops. $10.00lb. 3/4″-1″thick, 2-4 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Back! Pork Steak.  $10.00lb.  3/4″ thick, 2 per pkg.  Range 0.5-1.5lbs/pkg.
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Back! Ground Pork. $7.00ea. 1lb tube.
Sadly Bacon is still not done as of this writing. It will be $11.00ea. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
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.

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.
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard

The Woven Farm of Muskegon
Below is a list of what I will have this week. Have a great week!!
Collard greens
Tucson kale
Red Russian kale
Dwarf blue Kale
Swiss chard
Cutting celery
Bunching onions
Small red onions
Small yellow onions
Parsley microgreens
Payment methods
Card (square)
Check (made out to Samantha Otto)
Email inquire@thewoventrifecta.com to order
See you Saturday!
Samantha Otto
The Woven Trifecta

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. Please use this for preorders too.This is the last market with fresh produce for the Funny Farm. Frost has finished us for the season and the kale is getting small. I have a craft show on Dec 4 at the Old School in Casnovia (9-3). If you’re out and about, stop by, it’s a fun show, Santa and everything. By then we’ll have squash and shallots until they are gone. I will also have crafts, jellies and cutting boards and other wood items for sale. Maybe some baked goods too! If we’re doing preorders, I’ll need a minimum dollar amount of presales to attend both weeks after Thanksgiving. Otherwise orders will be delivered Dec 18. Thanks for all your support this fall. We appreciate all your help and support.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, Quart boxes and 2 lb bags available $3 each
Orange carrots $3 lb.
Kale, curly  $3/ .5 lb.
Shallots, Red $2/4 oz.
Winter squash, Acorn 3/4 – 1#
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

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.
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will plan on attending Sweetwater next on Saturday December 18th. Until then you can find us on Saturdays 9-1 at the Holland Farmers Market, or at the Kerstmarkt (for dates/times see https://kerstmarkt.wordpress.com/about/). You can also come to the farm shop on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 pm or by appointment. We are located at 13275 Blair St, Holland 49424. Feel free to email info@shadysidefarm.net with questions.
Sweetwater Curated Local Foods
We’ll resume taking orders when Naturally Nutty has supply again. If there is something else that we have carried before that interests you, let me know. Contact me at sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Will return soon. In the meantime you can check out the Etsy shop or contact me to arrange pickups.
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove  or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Nova Bakery of Muskegon
I will be back soon!  In the meantime feel free to contact me for orders or use my website: novasupernaturalbakery.com
You can select the pick up option for no shipping charge and I’ll arrange the details!
Email: addy@novasupernaturalbakery.com
Phone: 614-216-2546
Thanks and Happy October!


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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