Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday September 16th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, September 16th, 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 News
Peak of summer vegetables this week! Stock up and start making those fall/winter meals for the freezer – it’s not too soon!
Patrice is back this week and would like meat preorders! She will also have beautiful peppers, eggplant & more!
J&J Tortilla will be coming in October so get those preorders ready soon!

Vendors Attending Saturday September 16th:

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
We are very much looking forward to bringing the season’s abundance to you at this coming market. A reminder: It is your continued support of our stall that allows us to continue to attend the Sweetwater market. We hope to see you there this Saturday!
This Saturday we will likely be bringing:
Head lettuce, red and green summercrisp
Mini Cabbages
Salad Turnips
Potatoes, multiple varieties
Sweet onions
Tomatoes, red, heirloom, mini-roma, and San Marzano
Sweet peppers
Hot peppers
We may also have a few flower bouquets from Shel’s cut flower garden.
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at market this weekend!
Greg & Shel
Blackbird Farm

Funny Farm of Grant
Good day! What a week, lots of stuff to get ready for fall. The lettuce has sized up to cut so there will be a few bags of mixed lettuce greens. Radishes are doing well, this may be the last of this planting. More coming soon. And a surprise for someone tomorrow, first come, first served, as my Mom used to say! Here’s the list for this week.I am taking a weekend off next week. A close family friend is getting married on Saturday, 23rd, and we are going! I’ll be back on the 29th. The lettuce should be regrown by then. Who knows what else will be ready! If you’d like something reserved, send a text to 734 945 0720.
Cabbage and Napa cabbage
Kohlrabis, the not so Giant kind
Swiss chard
White, red and yellow onions & shallots
Red, orange and pink slicing tomatoes
Orange cherry tomatoes and Snackers 2-bite tomatoes
Multi-colored cherry/salad tomatoes
Red peppers
I will have some big blackberries, please preorder.
Preorder requests: text # 734 945 0720 and I
will respond to confirm the order. Thanks again!

Crow’s Nest Garlic of Muskegon
Crow’s Nest Garlic is back again!
We will have 3 varieties for walk up only sale this year
MUSIC is our all-purpose porcelain variety with 4-5 very large cloves per head. Especially good for roasting or processing.
SIBERIAN garlic has the highest allicin content of any garlic – this is the compound that makes garlic SO delicious and good for you!
CARPATHIAN garlic is my personal favorite… beautiful purple streaked clove wrappers peel very easily and the flavor is incredible.
Thanks again for your support!

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Happy September All!
The season is cruising on by! I am eager to continue to welcome some sweet summer favorites from the field, as well as to begin to welcome in some fall favorites as well. While I never want to wish this sunshine away, I have my fingers crossed for a bit of rain to move some more crops along to the market table. The field has really slowed down with all of this heat and little rain. I am crossing my fingers that the upcoming fall forecasts will promote production in the field!
This week I will be at market with an assortment of veggies for walk up sale.
Looking forward to sharing in the harvest this week!
Sam Otto
The Woven Trifecta

Scholl Farms of Montague
We will not be at market on Sept 23 so please order ahead!
Egg Preorders needed by Wednesday this week:
Limit to 1 dozen per customer.
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz.    Duck – $10.00/doz.
All our products and produce are raised/grown organically using 100% certified organic feeds for our animals.
Five kinds of potatoes for walk up sales Saturday.
Rhubarb $3.00 a bundle.
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

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
I had an eventful trip home from market Saturday. I rounded a curve where there are no farms in sight and found a full size horned Jersey with no collar or halter in my lane! I immediately braked and hopped out, slowing and stopping traffic from both directions as she frolicked, crossed the road a couple of times, then thankfully headed down a nearby dead end road, where I found someone who knew her owners.
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
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 (vacuum sealed) $12
Ground sirloin (tube pack) $11.50
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
Oxtail $6.25
Tongue $6.00
Kidneys $4.50
We sell by halves and quarters. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the list for 2024.
Sale! We have 25# ground beef bundles. Save 25 cents a pound while supplies last! We have enough ground round and ground sirloin on hand to offer the same sale.
We’re sold out for this year.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
*Chicken eggs are $6/dozen.
Pullet eggs are $4/dozen.
Duck eggs are $10/dozen.
*Chicken eggs have been in short supply. Please don’t give up on us. I have 52 lovely little hens that are now laying pullet eggs and also contributed a few full size eggs this past week. The standing order list will reopen once the supply increases sufficiently. Please let me know if you would like to be on the list, and how many dozen you would like weekly. Thanks!
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
I have been monitoring the fruit trees for the last couple of weeks. Fruit will be available for walk up sales only, once it’s ready and I have daylight hours for harvesting.
See you Saturday!

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Sorry for the late notice.  Please get your advance orders in to us.  ~Greetings Sweetwater Friends!  VEGETABLES!  Sweet Corn, Poblano Peppers, Red, Yellow, Orange, Purple Sweet Peppers, Cabbages, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Onions, and probably more.  We still grow too much!
We are still selling most of our beef as quarters, and have 2 quarters  available  Let me know if you are interested!
We have a lot of ground beef! $6.50 per lb, in ~ 1/2 and 1# packaging.  Same price for many years!
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.  We can most likely fill orders up until 7am Saturday morning!
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
Please note: We have limited beef with us for you to buy at Market.   Please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
Porterhouse $15/lb 2 per package
Rib Steaks $14 /lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $14/ lb.  2 per package
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package
Stew Meat $8 per lb.
Kabob beef $8 per lb.Great for grilling!
Skirt Steak $8/lb
Cubed Steak  $8/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak  $7/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump, English or Arm Roast  $8.00/lb.
Brisket $8 per lb. Half available!
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $8 per lb.   2 and 4 per package
Short Ribs $6 per lb.
Liver $4/lb
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.  Rabo De Toro in Spain
Soup Bones $2 per lb.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Laughing Tree Bakery
We will have a nice selection of breads and pastries for walk up sales Saturday.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram

The Pasturage of Montague
Hello! We will not be at Sweetwater this weekend. We will be at Muskegon in our usual place, stall 148. We will return to Sweetwater on 9/25.
With the onset of more fall-like weather, I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving. It’s never too early to reserve a turkey; we’ve started a list because so many people have been asking. Ballpark estimate is $110-$160 per bird, and they’ll weigh between 12-18 lbs (she said confidently).
Have a great week!

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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(231)742-8477 (leave a message).
Email: sweetwaterlocalfoodsmkt@gmail.com
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