Sweetwater Friday Update for Saturday September 9th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, September 9th, 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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Crow’s Nest Garlic and Earthscape Farms are also joining us this Saturday. Your preorders for meat with Earthscape, Pine Row and Pasturage farms are MUCH appreciated and accepted until 6pm Friday evening!

Vendors Attending Saturday September 9th:

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Forrest is 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
Yellow beans
Mini Cabbages
Potatoes, multiple varieties
Sweet onions
Tomatoes, red, heirloom, mini-roma, and San Marzano
Cherry tomato mix
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!
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!\Greg & Shel
Blackbird Farm

Funny Farm of Grant
The baby sprouts that came up became radishes! Something different for fall. I also have some spring mix up that should be ready next week. And my fingers are crossed for the spinach to get big enough to harvest also. Next week. The cooler temps will be nice for them. Here’s what I’ll have this week.  Thanks for supporting our market!
Cabbage and Napa cabbage
Kohlrabis, the Giant kind
Swiss chard
White, red and yellow onions, shallots & 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 again!
Barb Loe
The Funny Farm

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

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

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
The 10 little ducklings have no feathers yet but have at least tripled in size in a week and a half. In contrast, the 10 little chicks that are in the brooder with them are still quite small but have a good supply of feathers.
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.
Pullet eggs are $4/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 will eventually lay full size eggs as they finish growing. 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
Howdy rowdy folks!  Try to contain yourselves when you hear this news: buy one lamb bratwurst and get the second one for half price.  I know you all are not satiated after your Labor Day sausage grill-fest. I mean, there’s always more room for brats, right?
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 of Hart
ANITA will be back to Sweetwater this weekend! Yeah for Anita!
Though Hilde did enjoy having a chance to see customers this past weekend…
If you missed the Tuesday preorder we will have a nice assortment of breads and pastries available for walk up sales.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia ~Greetings Sweetwater Friends!   We plan to come to Sweetwater on September 9th.  Please get your advance orders in to us.
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
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package.  OUT
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 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 Chuck!  $8 per lb.  OUT
Ground Sirloin!  $9 per lb! OUT
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 OUT
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

Scholl Farms of Montague
We will be back on the 16th, thanks.
Stu and Connie

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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