Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday October 21st Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, October 21st, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Contact info at end of newsletter
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Friday Update
You can preorder apples from Liberty Family Farm until this evening.
Blackbird Farm will have their fabulous ginger this Saturday!
It’s not too early to get your turkey orders in – both Liberty & Pasturage are taking orders!
Pasturage is hosting a Turkey Tour on October 29th – sign up today!

See you at the market!

Vendors Attending Saturday October 21st:

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart  
New! Certified Organic Jonathon Apples from Hackert Farms!
1/2 peck $7.00
Peck $12.00
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 $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 PORK- Brand new batch of pork this Saturday!
New! Nitrate Free Bacon $10.00 per lb limited!
New! Pork Chops $8.00/lb
New! Pork Roasts $8.00 lb
New! Ribs $8.00/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $6.00 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! Breakfast Links $10.00
New! Cinnamon Raisin Loaf $8.00
New! Apple Cinnamon Bread lg $8.00
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Apple Galette (8″) $8.00
Apple Crumb Top Pie $15.00 GF $18.00
Pumpkin Maple Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Pumpkin Donuts or 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.
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

Funny Farm of Grant
Hello, all.
I’m so glad to be back at market. Hopefully the rain passes before 10am!
I’ll have: Onions, red, white and yellow. Winter squash, spaghetti, acorn, butternut and delicata. Scallions, Cabbage, my jellies from grown on the farm fruit and lots of other things. If you want something reserved, text me at 734-945-0720.
Thank you for all your support this year. See you Saturday!
Barb Loe

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
We are very much looking forward to bringing the season’s bounty to all you good people at Saturday’s market. We will likely have available:
head lettuce
baby kale
broccoli raab
mini cabbages
storage cabbages
Napa cabbages
daikon radishes
sweet peppers
hot peppers
acorn squash
butternut squash
pie pumpkins
red and yellow onions
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at market this weekend!
Thanks see you all soon.
Greg & Shel
Blackbird Farm

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Among the offerings coming your way this Saturday:
Winter squash
Bunched greens
Flowers (limited)
Other stuff….
Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday!
Cheers to good growing!
Sam Otto
The Woven Trifecta

Scholl Farms of Montague
Sam Otto will have our butternut & spaghetti squash and potatoes available for walk up sales. (No eggs this week, our ladies are molting and they’re cold.)
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie

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 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:
Prices listed are per pound. Orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Round steaks $7.75 limited supply left
Rolled rump roast $8.50
Chuck roast $8.50
Chuck steaks $8.50
English roasts $8.50
Arm roasts $8.50
Short ribs, regular or Korean cut, $7
Shank $5.75
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round (vacuum sealed) $8.25
Ground round (tube pack) $7.75
Ground sirloin (tube pack) $11.50
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
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. With the young layers producing now, we have plenty of chicken eggs! The ducklings are nearly fully grown and feathered, but will not produce until February or March.
Chicken eggs are $6/dozen.
Duck eggs are $10/dozen.
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
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!

The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We have Certified Naturally Grown Chicken, eggs, black winter and daikon radishes, Angel Hair Spaghetti squash, and pie pumpkin.
Pre-orders only this week!  This will be the last week for several items.
Email orders to the.mannor.farm@gmail.com or text to 231-301-9894.
All our chickens and rabbits 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 4.3 lbs –  $4.50 per lb
Whole Chicken   ROASTERS (5 plus lbs)  Average 5.25 lbs –  $4.00 per lb  LIMITED QUANTITY
Breast (boneless with skin on; two per package)  Average 1.25 lbs  –  $7.00 per lb
Breast (boneless SKINLESS; two per package)  Average 1.25 lbs  –  $9.00 per lb
Thighs (4 per pack)  Average  1.78 lbs –  $6.50 per lb
Legs/drumsticks (6 per pack)  Average 2.0 lbs – $5.50 per lb
Wings (6 per pack) Average 1.5 lbs- $5.00 per lb
Backs (2 per pack) Average 2.5 lbs – $1.50 per lb
Brown Eggs – Dozen  $5.00  LIMITED QUANTITY
RABBIT – QUARTERED.  We have ONE left until late December.  3.6 lbs at $8.00 per lb.
Angel Hair Spaghetti Squash –  Here is the perfect personal size spaghetti squash, it weighs about 1-2 pounds and stores for 1-2 months.  $2.00 each   3 for $5.00  Last week for these.  Very limited Quantity.
New England Pie Pumpkin – This small pumpkin is a pie pumpkin, it does not store well but is great for making desserts. $2.00 each   3 for $5.00  This WILL be the last week for pie pumpkin.
Black Winter Radish –  These spicy radishes are big at 2-5” in diameter.  They can be eaten raw, pickled or cooked.  Also known as storage radish because they will store for a very long time.  $3.00 per quart   The last week for Black Winter Radish.  VERY LIMITED QUANTITY.
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
We will have Rutabagas soon.
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.  WE ARE EXTENDING OUR ORDER DEADLINE TO FRIDAY AT  NOON  for this week.  Prepay with CREDIT/DEBIT Card online or exact CASH at time of pick-up this week.
We  plan on returning to Sweetwater Farmers Market on a regular basis if there is a demand for our products.  We are also at the Muskegon Farmers Market on most Saturdays.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Rd
Hesperia, MI 49421Email orders to the.mannor.farm@gmail.com or text to 231-301-9894

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
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

Returning Soon

The Pasturage of Montague
How-dee! We will not be at Sweetwater on 10/21. We will return on 10/28. After that, I am not sure. We will always be at the Muskegon market, either in stall 148 or inside, depending on the weather. Come visit!
Turkey Tour!  As promised, we will host any intrepid souls that are curious to know where their Thanksgiving turkey comes from.  Or maybe you just want to go for a Sunday drive.  Either way, all are welcome: please join us Sunday, Oct 29 from 2-3 pm at our farm.  RSVP to thepasturage@gmail.com or text 231 288 6112 with a head count and to receive directions.  You can ask me about it in person next Saturday, 10/28, because we will be at Sweetwater with our meat in tow.  And if you can’t make the tour, but still want a turkey, we will reserve one for you; just email or text your name and contact info.  Our turkeys will be delivered to the Sweetwater market on Saturday, November 18.  (No guarantee that the one you pick in the field will end up on your table, though… this isn’t Red Lobster!)

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return soon.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Dirty Roots Healing of Muskegon
I will return soon to market. As always I can be contacted for orders, for pickup at Henry St Health Hutt, or I can ship items. . . Find our new menu at https://sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DIRTY-ROOTS.pdf
Email us at  dirtyrootshealing@yahoo.com or leave a message at 616-834-3233 Thank you for your support!
Love, Cody

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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