Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday October 1st Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
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Beautiful fall weekend predicted, great time to scoop up all the fall fruits, veggies, meats and baked goods from the only FRESH LOCAL ORGANIC farmers market in West Michigan! There’s still time to get a preorder in on some items (apples!) but there will also be plenty for walk up sales.
Thanks again, and see you at the Market!

Vendors Attending Saturday October 1st:

The Pasturage of Montague
Are you enjoying those apples?!  Aren’t they good?!  Neither the Jensen’s nor I have cold storage, so if you want them throughout the fall, I highly recommend buying in bulk now and figuring out a place to store them.  We will have them at Sweetwater on 10/1 and 10/15.  We will NOT be at Sweetwater on 10/8 or 10/22.  I do not know if the apples will keep until 10/29, but if they do, I’ll plan to bring them then.  Feel free to pre-order; walk-ups welcome. Bring your own containers, please.
Prices are as follows:
Under 24# is $3.25/#
Over 24# is $3.00/#
Keep in mind 24# is about a half bushel, which nearly fills a paper grocery bag. I thank you for your patience as I fumble and figure this out!
Don’t forget to pre-order your pork and lamb as well Get the whole list here:
The Pasturage LLC of Montague UPDATE 6 17 22
To place a preorder: Text or call 231 288 6112. Email thepasturage@gmail.com Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
With these cooler and shorter days, we say farewell to the crops of summer and welcome those of fall. Be sure not to miss out on this season’s delights!
This week at market, we will be bringing the following (for walk-up sales only):
curly green kale
swiss chard
head lettuce
mini cabbages
full-size cabbages
sweet peppers
hot peppers
red onions
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at market this weekend!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

The Woven Farmstead of Whitehall
Hello! Fall is upon us, and the field is in transition. I will have the following available to preorder from, as well as Microgreens + leafy greens available for walk up purchase!
Mini Cabbages – $3/quart
Swiss Chard – $3/bunch
Curly Kale – $3/bunch
Tuscan Kale -$3/bunch
Collards – $3/bunch
Lunchbox peppers – $3/quart
Jalapeno Peppers – $3/Pint
Banana Peppers – $3/pint
Potato Medley (red/yellow/purple/blue) – $5/quart
Onions (small) – $5/pint
Sage – $3/bunch
Rosemary – $3/bunch
Lavender – $3/bunch
Leaf Fennel – $3/bunch
Fresh garlic – $5/pint
All is Certified Naturally Grown and Grown with Love!
Additionally, I will be hosting a CSA celebration at the farm on Sunday October 16th from 3pm-6pm. I would like to extend the invite to folks who contributed to the go fund me this past spring as a big thank you – I truly could not have gotten through the season without your support and would love to welcome you to celebrate the season successes. I will need RSVP by the 9th via email to plan accordingly for food 🙂
Cheers to good growing!
To place a pre-order, please email inquire@thewoventrifecta.com by 7am Friday.
Cash, cards, and checks are accepted.
Please make checks out to : The Woven Trifecta or Samantha Otto

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will have a nice selection of breads & pastries 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 :-),
Fall certainly arrived this week. The temperature Friday morning sent me to locate my winter farm apparel, and other signs of fall’s arrival are evident in the changing patterns of wildlife, and final flowers of the year.
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. If you miss the deadline or prefer to shop in person, I bring a selection of what’s available every Saturday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 9:30pm.  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
Hanger steak $10
Sirloin sizzlers $11.50
Round steaks $7.75
Eye of round $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
Stew meat $8.75
Kabob meat SALE! $8.75
Short ribs $7
Shank $5.75
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you are interested in beef this fall. We are trying to obtain a processing date.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
SOLD OUTChicken 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 $6.50
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),

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, Butterball, Redskin, 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.
RHUBARB still available – 2 lb. bundle $5.00
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

Funny Farm of Grant
Hello, everyone, It’s cool and brisk so we know what that means. Frost
is coming. Soon, so we gleaned out the peppers and tomatoes for the
season. I’ll have bulk tomatoes and peppers for canning or freezing. Now
is the time! Thanks for your support!
Please text me at 734-945-0720 for preorders.
New! Fresh Spinach, 5 oz bags, limit 1 per.
Red & orange peppers (mostly red)
White onions, large and medium
Slicing tomatoes
Tomatoes for canning or freezing
Asst cherry tomatoes, by the quart and pint
Butternut and acorn winter squash
Jellies, elderberry, apple, blueberry, and wild grape
Pink Himalayan salt, plain and smoked
Mushroom powder
Kale powder Dried onions and peppers
Thanks again, see you Saturday!

Forest Finds of Muskegon
New! Strawberry shrub! 4oz/11$
Organic strawberries extracted in apple cider vinegar and our raw honey. The combo of apple cider vinegar and honey is a good electrolyte mix. This makes a nice addition to sparkling or still water, for extra flavor and hydration. This is also a great addition to olive oil for a salad dressing.
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
We might need to take a day of some much needed family time this Saturday, although it’s quite possible we might make a last minute visit to Sweetwater if the stars align. BUT…as always, 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
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return soon.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
More weddings on the horizon. We’ll be gone a few weeks but will return soon!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm
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

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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If you have questions about info in this newsletter
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