Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday October 23rd Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.

Friday Update for October 23!
For those new to Sweetwater, this Friday newsletter is an updated list of all vendors attending Saturday, along with what might still be available for preordering Friday, and also products 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

As always, if your time on Saturday is precious we won’t waste any of it! Shopping for the best in fresh, local & organic foods for your family is as easy as contacting the vendors with your pre-orders and stopping by the market on Saturday from 10am to 11am to pick it up! Of course, if you like to linger we’ll have plenty of things to buy without a preorder, so come on by!
Vendors attending Saturday October 23rd:

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This Saturday our indispensable crew member Forrest will be delighted to serve up for you all manner of fall vegetable deliciousness. (Please note that the following items are for walk-up sales only.)
We should be bringing:
kale, red and green curly
Brussels sprouts
cabbages, large and small
sweet peppers
hot peppers
winter squash
daikon radishes
black Spanish radishes
watermelon radishes
onions, red and yellow
and our exclusive family heirloom garlic
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday morning!
Greg & Crew
Blackbird Farm

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
If you missed the Tuesday preorder deadline we will have a small selection of breads & pastries available for walk up purchase.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Find us on facebook and Instagram

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Find on our table Saturday: SAVOY AND RED CABBAGE!   Colorful Sweet PeppersPoblano and HOT and  Heatless Jalapeños! This is probably the last week for Peppers of all kinds. Onions!  Eggplant!
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 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /lb. 2 per package
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package  OUT
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package   OUT
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.
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
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each  BUY 2, 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.
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
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier

Scholl Farms of Montague
For walk up sales on Saturday:
POTATOES: $2/lb. Varieties include: Butterball, Corolla, Purple, Adirondack
Red (pink inside), and Austrian Crescents.
SQUASH: $3 each. Varieties include: Butternut, Delicata, Acorn, and
LARGE DECORATIVE SQUASH: (some edible) $5 and up. Variety of colors: pink, orange (with and without warts), green, white, and multicolored. Call for more information; size, color and pricing.
PUMPKINS: Munchkin (fist size with ribs) $.50 each, Pie Pumpkins $3 each,
Larger pumpkins available, call for more information.
BROOM CORN: $8/shock (tied bundle of stalks). State height desired.
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): $5.50/lb. (5-7 lbs) state approx. size
desired. These birds are cool (frozen) and patiently waiting for a warm oven at your home.
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone number and speak slow and clear.
Make checks payable to STU SCHOLL
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will have a small selection of beef cuts available for walk up sales, as well as honey & maple syrup. Your best bet for getting the beef cuts you want is to put in a preorder, which we will accept until 5pm today (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/#
Liver $4/#
Soup bones $2/#
We sell by halves and quarters!
Our poultry is free range with certified organic feed available. We are currently getting very few eggs.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
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: 
Quarts $16
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),

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Cacao Kava $13
Hot cocoa with adaptogenic and relaxing benefits. Great shared with friends!
Elderberry syrup! $13 only 2 left!
Local elderberries with warming spices, elderflower, honeybee propolis, and raw honey from our bees.
Propolis Extract $10 only 2 left!
Propolis is a combination of different resins, pollen essential oils, and wax. Honeybees use is to seal up their hive and keep the colony protected. Propolis and its extracts have numerous applications in treating various diseases due to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antimycotic, antifungal, antiulcer, anticancer, and immunomodulatory properties.
Herbalist Cody Westendorf is offering seasonal products- with organic and wildcrafted herbs- to support health and happiness. Teas, honey, balms, self-care products, and more!
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Funny Farm of Grant
Hello to all our Sweetwater friends! We accept Senior Project Fresh and
WIC Project fresh coupons and credit cards, cash & checks at market. Last  week for WIC and SPF!
If there’s something you really want,  text me at 734 945 0720 and we’ll
reserve it for you. Our offerings this week are:
Cutting boards, several sizes
a few dozen eggs, mostly medium size, non-GMO feed and they run all over outside $4dz
Potatoes, Nicola, best flavor, qt box $3 (approx 1.5 lbs.)
Red Peppers
Orange and Purple carrots $3 lb.
Kale, curly, lacinato and Swiss chard $3/ .5 lb.
Onions, $2 lb.
Shallots, Red $2/4 oz.
Winter squash, Acorn 3/4 – 1.5#; Spaghetti, small 1-2#, large 3#;
Heirloom Butternut small 1#, med. 1.5-2#, large 3#,
priced at market. (about $1 lb.) Varieties getting low, still good amounts of the ones still available
Herbs, Parsley 1 oz bunches $1
Jellies, Elderberry, Wild grape, Blueberry, Apple and new this year our
own Blackberry! 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, onions andscallions, parsley, shiitake mushroom powder.
Barb & Jim Loe
The Funny Farm

The Woven Farm of Muskegon
This week I will have at my table:
$5 each
Mild Microgreens
Pea shoots
Sunflowers microgreens
Basil microgreens
$3 each
Tucson kale
Red Russian kale
Collard greens
Cutting celery
Bunching onions
$4 each
Small red onions (pint)

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

Sweetwater Curated
For walk up sales:
Northern Natural organic apple cider $7.00 ½ gal
Omena organic Apple Juice. 32oz $4.00. Honeycrisp Apples.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Due to low orders we will not be at market this Saturday, Oct 23rd.
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
My mom cannot be at the market this Saturday but I will be down at Muskegon Market with the same list of meats available.

Nova Bakery of Muskegon
I will be back after Halloween!  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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