Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 12th, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Friday Update Newsletter!
Take a look at the list below and get in touch with your farmers & food producers today!
Vendors attending Saturday March 12th:
Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $6/doz. Good news! Our chickens are producing more so you may now order up to 2 dozen, or a flat (2.5 dzn) for $15.
POTATOES: Butterball, Red skins, Austrian Crescents, Purple, Yellow, and
Adirondack Red (pink inside). All spuds $2/lb. Buy in quantity; 10lbs/$17,
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): sizes starting at 5.5 lbs – 7+ lbs. $5.50/lb
CHICKEN GIZZARDS, LIVER, AND FEET $3/lb
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie
LIBERTY FAMILY FARM & BAKERY
FARM FRESH EGGS!
LIBERTY FAMILY FARM & BAKERY
FARM FRESH EGGS! $5.00 per dozen
Whole Chicken $5.50 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $10.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
New! Ground Turkey $8.00/lb
Garlic Basil Sausage $10.00/lb
Turkey Drumsticks $5.00/lb
Pork Chops $8.00/lb
New! Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Pork Shoulder Roasts $10.00 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $9,00/lb
Maple Sage Pork bulk $9.00/lb
Italian Pork bulk $9.00/lb
Breakfast Links $10.50/lb
GRASS FED BEEF- We have Dexter beef cattle that are 100% grass fed, hormone & antibiotic free, and pasture raised.
New! Ground Beef $7.00/lb
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
English Muffins $6.00
Apple Cinnamon Bread $5.00
Cranberry Bread mini loaves$5.00
Raspberry Muffins $4.00 made with our very own raspberries.
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Regular Baked Donuts $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $4.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the market! Please send order via email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Liberty Family Farm
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on 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.
3-5-22. Today I could hear the first Sandhill Cranes announce their arrival and several bee hives were alive with flight.
100% grass fed beef:
Our inventory is obviously low. We are scheduled for processing in March. Meanwhile, roasts pair wonderfully with storage vegetables…….
English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
We also sell by halves and quarters! Please contact us if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
Our young hens are laying! Yay! All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
Glass canning jars:
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely. They are eating hay and certified organic feed currently. We do have a waiting list for spring pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Sorry, folks, the early bird gets the trotters. I’m out until early May. I still have plenty of lamb soup bones, pork neck bones, shanks, etc. so keep bone broth on the menu.
Back! Breakfast links. $14.00lb. Breakfast is better with lamb! 10 links in 1lb package.
Back! Bratwurst. $14.00lb. Perfect for pork averse people. 5 links in 1 lb package.
New! Kielbasa. $14.00lb. Not just for pork. 5 links in 1 lb package.
Sweet Italian links. $14.00lb. My Mom’s favorite. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Boneless Shoulder Roast. $10.00lb. Braise, appraise and rave. Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $10.00lb. Curry approved. Avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast. $8.00lb. Wine and dine. Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast. $16.00lb. Melt in your mouth amazing. 1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb. $14.00lb. Epitome of a roast. Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb. $14.00lb. Any way you cut it: delicious. Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Back! Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Back! Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Heart. $5.00lb. Aorta be standard fare. Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb
Soup bones. $5.00lb. Now cut into pieces! Avg 2lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack. $16.00lb. Impressive cut, delectable meat. 4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack. $16.00lb. Get ready to Grill!! 8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $16.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Back! Rib Chop. $16.00lb. Tender nugget in an arc of bone. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb per package.
Steaks and such
Sirloin Steak. $16.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Leg steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $10.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat. $12.00lb. My Mom has recipes! 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Andouille $13.00ea. Last chance, the slaughterhouse discontinued recipe. 1 lb pkg of 5 links.
Brats. $13.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Jalapeno Brats. $13.00ea. Mild heat, booming flavor. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Chorizo. $13.00ea. A Sweetwater favorite. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Italian. $13.00ea. Perfect for spaghetti. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Kielbasa. $13.00ea. Fresh German style. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Breakfast links. $13.00 per lb. The packages avg. 0.85-1 lbs with 10 links per package.
Fresh Ham. $10.00lb. Put that home-smoker to use. Half (1.5-2lbs) or whole (2-4lbs).
Pork Shoulder Roast. $12.00lb. Traditional pulled pork cut. Half (1.5-2lbs) or whole (2-4lbs).
Pork Butt Roast. $12.00lb. The back of the shoulder. Whole (3-4lbs).
Loin Roast. $12.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb. My favorite for deep frying. Also, ran out of suet? Perfect for birds! Range 0.5-2.0 lbs per pack.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Jowl, fresh. $5.00lb. Make your own jowl bacon. 1-2 lbs per pack.
Hocks, fresh. $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork shanks. $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1-2.5lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. 0.75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. 0.25 – 0.75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock. 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Ears. $5.00lb. Also great raw dog treat. Two per pkg. .25 – .5 lb
Pork Tongue. $5.00lb. Makes the best tacos. 0.3-0.7 per package.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Ground Pork. $9.00ea. Versatile. 1 lb. tube
Pork Chops. $11.00lb. 3/4″-1″thick, 2-4 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Pork Steak. *low stock, pre-order only* $10.00lb. Marbled better than beef. Two per pkg, range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Text or call 231 288 6112.
Please do so by Friday at 4pm for Sweetwater Local Foods Market pick up. Otherwise, whenever.
Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) at pick up is preferred.
Or I can do a credit card at pick up. Or, finally, I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage!
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
If you missed the preorder deadline there will be a small assortment of breads & pastries available for walkup sales Saturday.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Three Speed Coffee of Muskegon PLEASE NOTE
April 9th will be our last day of attendance at Sweetwater Market until Fall of 2022.
Our schedules have become very busy during summer. We are still roasting, we are still
available for pick ups at our residence, and possible delivery during the week. The list
below is accurate, and will be updated. You can contact us direct at email below.
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole Bean, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
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
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Stinging nettle has been used for centuries as a food and fiber source. Did you know that stinging nettle can be a good source of iron and calcium? It is a nutritional powerhouse! A study showed three times more protein than wheat or barley and less than half the carbohydrates.
Young spring nettles make a delicious pot green. You can find stinging nettle in our Nourish tea, and Wild Green Salt.
–Moon Glow – Face Serum $25
Anti-aging, reduces fine lines, softens and soothes.
Calendula, sea Buckthorn, rose hips, sandalwood, frankincense, helichrysum, argan, and jojoba.
–Herbal Toner $15
Soothing and clearing. Remove excess oil, and tighten pores. Calendula, yarrow, rose Water, and witch hazel.
–Forest Balm $10
A multipurpose balm for skin protection, chest rub and muscle rub. Smells like the pine forest!
–Mama’s Heal All $10
For cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, and rashes. A seasonal blend of skin healing, and soothing herbs.
–Magnesium Butter $12
Magnesium is essential for relaxing muscles, brain, and nervous system.
Coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter, and magnesium chloride.
-Propolis lip balm $5
Our honeybee propolis combined with our beeswax and jojoba oil.
-Garden Balm lip balm $4
Plantain and calendula combine to make a soothing green lip balm. I like this for chapped noses and cheeks too.
Hydrosols are the molecular water from a distillation. They contain the essential oils of the plant along with other healing constituents. Can be used as room or body sprays. Some are ok for internal use, and wounds.
Available: Yarrow, balsam fir, thyme, tulsi, and rose.
–Smudge Sticks $5
Aromatic herbs are used traditionally worldwide, and burned to cleanse the air of bacteria and negative energy. Wildcrafted with intention and ceremony on Michigan’s lakeshore. A rotating selection of Michigan evergreens.
*Citrus Rose Bath Salts 7$
A blend of magnesium and Dead Sea salts with wild rose, sweet orange, and sandalwood. 2-3 baths worth.
–Wild Green Salt $10
Rotating blend of wild and organically grown herbs infused into Real salt.
–Elderberry Syrup $15/4oz
A great antiviral with respiratory support, that is also delicious! Can be taken regularly by the spoonful when symptomatic, or enjoy as a treat when desired. Wild elderberries, wild cherry, turkey tail mushroom, usnea, warming spices, our raw honey and a touch of potent honeybee propolis.
-Fire cider! $10/2oz, $20/4oz
A potent blend of apple cider vinegar, and our honey, infused with onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, cranberries, white pine, and more. Great for immune support, or add to salad dressing, or marinade.
–Teas, Tisanes, Infusions $10
Organically grown and sustainably wildcrafted herbs, as locally sourced as possible. Approx. 20-25 servings.
*Nourish – A nourishing blend for all ages. Raspberry leaf,nettles, oatstraw, red clover, mint
*Mallow Balm – Soothe & Support. Lemon Balm, marshmallow leaf, bee balm, and hawthorn leaf and flower
*Tranquility – Relax, and relieve
Lemon Balm, damiana, linden, lavender, skullcap, and sweet fern
*Cacao Kava $15
Functional hot cocoa! A synergistic blend of cacao and kava kava root with medicinal mushrooms and creamy coconut milk, and maca root. Kava kava is especially enjoyable for a relaxed mind and body, or in social situations and conversation.
–Tinctures $10/oz up to 8oz sizes available.
A product of the hive, excellent for immune support, tooth problems, and overall health.
A blend of 6 medicinal mushrooms harvested by me in Michigan forests. Double extracted to give you more medicinal benefits.
Adaptogenic herbs to help you deal with stress. Productive and focused without burnout.
A heart healing, heart opening blend. I love this formula for relieving grief and anxiety that resides in the heart.
A traditional blend of lemon balm and St. John’s wort for supporting seasonal mood shifts, and chronic viral support.
Herbal extract used as digestive tonic for bloating, heartburn, indigestion and occasional gas.
Blends available: Grapefruit Spicebush Rosemary, Balsam Hawthorn
–Raw Local Honey
Our honey is small batch, completly raw and unheated, minimally filtered, and only glass jars. The bees are only given minimal natural treatment. Grown right here in Muskegon!
4oz – $5
8oz – $10
Pint – $15
Quart – $25
Half Gallon – $50
New! Infused honey! 7$
4oz jars with herb infused honey. These are great by the spoonful or in your tea.
Available: Cottonwood, osha, balsam fir, and tulsi.
Orders can be placed until 5pm Friday.
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
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We have 7 new Calves! 16 or so more to go.
We will not be at Market this week, but will try to come on March 19th. You can put your order in any time between now and then!
We have 2 quarters for sale – our standard cut, picked up at The Farm or delivered to Sweetwater. Email us for the pricing.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Woven Farm of Whitehall
I will unfortunately not be at Market this week, as I will be in Grand Rapids, representing The West Michigan Growers Group!
I look forward to returning to market with some fresh microgreens on Saturday March 19th!
CSA+Market Card shares are still available for purchase! Click the links below to learn more about each share!
Payment plans are available 🙂
Full veggie share (20 weeks) – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/style-01-plpt4
Half veggie share (10 weeks) –https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/style-02-pyknh
CSA share payment plan – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/csa-payment-plan-downpayment
Full flower share (10 weeks) –https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/floral-bouquet-csa
Half flower share (5 weeks) – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/nfu9r9ui06iogfbqfa309jlcpots98
Flexible CSA market card – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/4mrgp138pty1nzjpg0v717ulfpqmu6
Please feel free to reach out via phone or email with any questions regarding CSA! – I would love to grow ya an abundance of fresh veggies all season long!
Shady Side Farm of Holland
We’ll return soon, in the meantime you can keep up with our farm news here: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe
Shady Side Farm
Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We are now accepting your application for our 2022 CSA!
Community Supported Agriculture
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