Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday September 2nd Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, September 2nd, 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
Stop by the market Saturday to grab some goodies for your Labor Day feasts!
Blackbird Farm has a delicious list of raspberries, tomatoes and other beauties!
Crow’s Nest is back with garlic!
Funny Farm has some new offerings!
Not too late to get your meat orders in!

Vendors Attending Saturday September 2nd:

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
Green and Yellow beans
Mini Cabbages
Potatoes, multiple varieties
Tomatoes, red, heirloom, mini-roma, and San Marzano
Cherry tomato mix
Summer squash
Patty pan squash
Sweet peppers
Hot peppers
We may also have a few flower bouquets from Shel’s cut flower garden.
Forrest will also be bringing his special hot sauce, now in two varieties.
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at market this weekend!
Greg & Shel
Blackbird Farm

Funny Farm of Grant
here’s some new stuff happening on the farm. Baby sprouts are up and we’ll see how it goes… New stuff for this weekend! Here’s what I plan to bring.
Cabbage and Napa cabbage
Kohlrabis, the Giant kind
Swiss chard
White, red and yellow onions & garlic
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 for a good year!
Barb Loe
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!

Dirty Roots Healing of Muskegon
Forest Finds has rebranded! Dirty Roots Healing is our new name. Still the same amazing herbal products. I am going to continue to carry the favorites, along with new seasonal items.
This week: A new batch of Wild Salt is coming! If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a great blend of just right herbs and salt, for veggies and/or meats!
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

Scholl Farms of Montague
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

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Cheers to good growing!
Sam Otto
The Woven Trifecta

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
We received a call from the post office before 8am on Wednesday morning. Our “quackage” had arrived. The lady at the post office was giving the ducklings water from a cup while she waited for us to get there! They all arrived safe and sound, and THIRSTY. While they were drinking plenty of water, it took them another day to add food to their diet. Ducklings always seem to be perpetually happy, and are fun to watch as they grab a bite of food, wash it down with water, and repeat. They also waddle over to inspect the waterer every time it’s refilled.
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 ground beef bundles available in 25, 50, 75, and 100 pounds. Save 25 cents a pound on 25#, and 50 cents a pound on 50# or more, 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. Sold out. 
Orders are now rolling in over a week in advance. I did sell 4 dozen pullet eggs for walk up sales last Saturday. I anticipate at least that many this coming Saturday.
*Chicken eggs have been in short supply. Please don’t give up on us. I have 52 lovely little chick hens that should begin to lay at production level in September. I’ve been raising them since early April. 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!
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
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!

The Pasturage of Montague
Life composed: what would that look like? Certainly not autumn. This begins our busiest time of year which won’t let up until after Thanksgiving.  The days are shorter which yields less regrowth of the pasture. Plus those cute little lambies are now big teenagers with an appetite to match. The turkeys are not solely dependent on forage but they sure act like they are. Don’t even get me started on the pigs: they’re omnivorous almost to a fault. But what can I say? I love everything about my sheep and turkeys. The pigs… well… let’s just say they sure taste great.
As always, our pre-order form is the best way to see what we have and get what you want! Find it here: https://form.jotform.com/231266729632056 or you can always call/text 231 288 6112 or email thepasturage@gmail.com
Just a small sampling of our lamb & pork products from our preorder form:
Ground Lamb $13 PER POUND
Lamb Stewmeat $13 PER POUND
Lamb Hot Dogs (aka sheep dogs) $11.50 PER EACH
Lamb Gyro Brat $11.50 PER EACH
Pork Chops $12.00 PER POUND
Pork Breakfast links $13.50 PER POUND

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

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

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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Email: sweetwaterlocalfoodsmkt@gmail.com
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