Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday November 5th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, November 5th, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
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Dark Waters Coffee will be on hand with a new fall blend coffee for you to try…and take home! Laughing Tree Bakery will have some scones to go with….and everyone else will have veggies, meats and plenty of smiles!

Happy Friday everyone, and see you at the Market!

Vendors Attending Saturday November 5th:

Dark Water Coffee Roasters of Mears
We will be coming Saturday with a very nice selection of coffees, all our favorites. We have some new single origins and a beautiful fall blend we have been excited to share with you!  Can’t wait to see you!
Your humble coffee servants,
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will have a nice selection of breads & pastries available for walk up sales Saturday!
Thanks!  www.laughingtreebakery.com

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
These warm and golden days have not only been glorious but also very helpful as we begin to wrap things up on the farm for the season. The remaining vegetables are loving this weather also!
This Saturday at market we will be bringing:
HEAD LETTUCE: Red and green looseleaf, sweet and tender. Get it now before the inevitable cold weather takes it away.
BRUSSELS SPROUTS: We continue to have our best ever Brussels sprouts harvest, and last week’s frost has sweetened them up nicely. Don’t miss out on this fall treat.
BABY BEET, CARROT, AND POTATO ROASTING MIX: Little nuggets of deliciousness specially selected and ready for your roasting pan.
BROCCOLI: Some of the nicest we’ve grown this season, sweet and tender.
We will also be bringing:
Baby greens
Bok choi
Full-size cabbages
Salad turnips
Purple Viking potatoes
Onions, red and yellow storage
Winter Squash, multiple varieties
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at market this weekend!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

The Woven Farmstead of Whitehall
The field is slowing down! This week I will have an array of fresh veggies and greens available for walk up sales!
I have also been working hard to build up an inventory of Pinecone wreathes for the holiday season. Wreathes are created using pine cones, dried flowers, and foraged finds.
See you on Saturday!!

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 $10Sirloin sizzlers $11.50
Eye of round steaks $7.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Chuck 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
Kabob meat $8.50
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
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
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Funny Farm of Grant
Hello everyone!
Here’s our offerings this week. Our variety of produce is dwindling quickly now that frost has hit. That means Jim and I are getting busy in our workshops so I may have some new items this weekend and more to come. 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.
Please text me at 734-945-0720 for preorders.
Butternut squash, small
Nicola potatoes
Jellies, kiwi, kiwi-crab apple, elderberry, blueberry, apple & wild grape. All are low sugar and made from fruits from our farm, except blueberry. Coming soon, elderberry-blackberry. $5/8oz.
Pink Himalayan salt (Smoked and plain)
Mushroom powder
Kale powder
Dried onions & peppers
Thanks again, see you Saturday!
Hello everyone!
Thanks again, see you Saturday!
The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We will have the following available for this week.
Ancho Peppers – $8 per bag.  In Mexican Spanish, there are three peppers that change names when changing state.  The poblano pepper is one of the three.  Dried poblanos are ‘ancho’, which is Spanish for ‘wide’.  It is sweet and earthy with a touch of heat.
Napa/Chinese Cabbage – $3 per bag.   (2 heads per bag – 1 lb per bag more or less)    Limited amount.  Last for the season.
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.  They are great with a nice full body beer, in a veggie platter or salad.  Try radishes cooked in the same way you would cook potatoes…they are great roasted, fried, or mashed.
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.  Try guinea fowl roasted with a red currant gravy or batter fried like chicken.
Johansen’s Maple Syrup  $10 pint
We are currently out of our Rabbit but will have more back in stock in November.  We normally offer our poultry and rabbit frozen.  If you are interested in buying it fresh (not frozen), let us know and we can arrange pick-up the day we get it from the processor.
All our produce and poultry are Certified Naturally Grown.  It is Locally Grown Naturally!
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

Scholl Farm of Montague
Please note: Due to a track meet we will not be at market Saturday November 5th. See you next week!

The Pasturage of Montague
Hi folks, we will not be at Sweetwater this weekend.  We will be at Muskegon in stall 148 with limited quantities of apples and all the meat you can eat.  Stay tuned for future appearances at Sweetwater.  Thank you!
Take care,

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return soon.

Liberty Family Farm of Hart
We will not be at market this week, will return next week, November 12th.

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

Earthkeeper Farm of Kent City
We plan to attend market once a month through the end of the year. Our next dates will be Oct 22, 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

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