Sweetwater Friday Update News for Saturday August 27th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, August 27th, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
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All I can say about this Saturday is that if you care about organic in any way shape or form you won’t miss this market! Just in terms of the precious organic fruit we’ve all been missing, we’ll have peaches, apples and watermelons available (and raspberries & elderberries if you get to market early)!

If you went on the Organic Bus Tour back some years ago you will remember touring Crow Feather Farm. They are now Crow’s Nest Ltd & Carolyn is back Saturday with some beautiful garlic for sale!

Liberty Farm made a late decision to return Saturday, so please take a look at their list and put in a preorder by Friday evening. They will have items for walk ups but best choice is a preorder.

As for the peaches, Sam reports she will also have a limited amount of half bushels for $50 and will also have peaches for walk up sales Saturday! See her listing if you want to reserve some. These are from Greg Mund’s farm, were certified organic and he took great pride in them.

Again, please consider preordering meats from the four farms with frozen meats this week: Pine Row Farm, The Pasturage, Scholl Farm & Liberty Farm. They only have so much space for freezers, coolers, etc and can’t bring everything…so order up, please!?

Thanks again, and hope to see you all at the Market!

Vendors Attending Saturday August 27th:

The Woven Farmstead of Whitehall
Wowieeeeee, peaches are the popular item this week!! I picked Thursday evening, and they are abundant as ever and sweet as can be! I have all current orders fulfilled (I haven’t gotten confirmation emails sent out yet, so no worries if you’ve placed an order and have not received a response!) I will have peaches available for walk up in both quarts ($6/quart) and half bushels ($50/half bushel.) – for folks who are interested in adding quantities to their current order, please send me an email to update your order!
NOTE: For the Half Bushel orders you will need to bring your own containers – mine are borrowed and need to return to owner!
As a reminder, these peaches are from Greg Mund’s farm, and all profits will be donated to WMEAC in his honor. They are organic, chemical free peaches. They are looking spectacular, but do have some marks/insect damage here and there due to their organic nature!
Below are some of my own Certified Naturally Grown and Grown with love, chemical free offerings available for preorder and walk up sales:
Spicy Mix Microgreens – $5 + $1 jar deposit
Mellow Mix Microgreens – $5 + $1 jar deposit
Mini Cabbages – $3/quart
Napa Cabbage – $2/head
Swiss Chard – $3/bunch
Curly Kale – $3/bunch
Tuscan Kale -$3/bunch
Collards – $3/bunch
Carrots – (limited – walk up only  )
Cucumbers (pickling and slicers available) – $3/quart
Zucchini/ Summer Squash – $3/quart
Lunchbox peppers – $3/quart
Jalapeno Peppers – $3/Pint
Banana Peppers – $3/pint
Green tomatoes – $5/quart
Heirloom tomatoes – $5/quart
Assorted Cherry Tomatoes – $5/clamshell (an overflowing pint)
Tomatillo – $4/clamshell (overflowing pint)
Potato Medley (red/yellow/purple/blue) – $5/quart
Onions (small) – $5/pint
Edible Flower Confetti – $4/clamshell
Basil – $3/bunch
Sage – $3/bunch
Leaf Fennel – $3/bunch
Fresh garlic – $5/pint
Large flower bouquet (Quart Jar) – $20
Small flower bouquet (Pint Jar) – $12
All is Certified Naturally Grown and Grown with Love!
To place a pre-order for all veggies, please email inquire@thewoventrifecta.com by 12pm Friday.
Cash, cards, and checks are accepted.
Please make checks out to : The Woven Trifecta or Samantha Otto
Have a lovely week + Cheers to good growing!!

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Friends, what a bounty we have in store for you tomorrow at Sweetwater! If you’ve not been to market for a while, this would be a good day to return. We’ll have all manner of deliciousness for you, including:
WATERMELONS!: Yellow, orange, and red fleshed. So sweet and delicious you won’t hardly be able to stand it.
cherry tomato mix: Our exclusive Blackbird Farms blend, selected for deliciousness by our very own Grand Master of Taste.
tomatillos: Make up a big batch of salsa verde and put it on everything you cook this week and thank me later.
raspberries: at least a couple of containers
elderberries: very limited quantities
green beans
red tomatoes
heirloom tomatoes
mini-roma tomatoes
head lettuce
mini cabbages
green peppers
shishito peppers
summer squash
hot peppers
sweet onions
red-skinned potatoes
We will also be bringing a selection of small bouquets from Shel’s cut flower garden.
Forrest will also have a selection of provisions, including hot sauces, for your perusal.
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at market this weekend!
Blackbird Farm

Crow’s Nest Ltd Veggies
Formerly Crow Feather Farm
We’re bringing garlic back! We will offer two varieties for your culinary pleasure.
Music, the standard-bearer for storage garlic. Large heads, large cloves have classic garlic flavor perfect for roasting.
– $3 / head OR 2 for $5 OR $12 / lb
Siberian is a true garlic-lovers variety. Gorgeous purple striped cloves bring an intense flavor and aroma to any dish. Not for long-term storage.
– $1.50 / head OR $15 / lb
To preorder: carolyn.a.harper@gmail.com
I will accept pre-orders until 9 pm Friday. I will also have walk-up sales available.
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
I will have Shitake available for the market on August 27th.
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms

VEGGIES from the garden and hoop house!!
Red Potatoes $5.00/ qt
White Potatoes Russets $5.00/ qt
Kale $5.00/bag
Carrots $5.00 per bunch
Tomatoes $5.00/qt
Red Cabbage $5.00 each large
Collards $5.00 bunch
APPLES- McIntosh  $5.00 per 1/2peck our own apples organically grown:)
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
Thighs $7.00/lb
Drumsticks $5.75/ lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Livers $5.00
Pork chops $8.00 /lb
Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Fresh Ham Steaks $9.00 /lb
Pork Kabobs $8.00 /lb
Ground Pork $6.00/lb
Maple Sage Sausage $8.00/lb
Italian Brats $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $ 9.00/lb
Pork Shoulder  Roasts $10.00 lb
Ribs $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 /lb
Peach Galettes $8.00
Apple Galettes $8.00
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $4.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com by Friday evening 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.
NOTE: If you get this email too late for a preorder we will plan to have limited amounts of veggies, apples, eggs & baked goods available for walk up sales.
Thank you very much!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Scholl Farm of Montague
Good supply of freshly harvested RED SKIN POTATOES, $5.00 qt.
– Frozen whole birds, 4 TO 7+ LBS. $5.50/lb.
– Frozen chicken pcs, 8 pcs per pkg. $6.00/lb.
RHUBARB: 2 lb. bundle $5.00
NOTE: Our chickens are slowing down…it’s that time of year, so we are limiting eggs to 2 dozen or one flat per customer. Thanks!
– CHICKEN $6.00/doz. FLAT $15
– DUCK $10/doz.
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

Funny Farm of Grant
Hello! Here’s this week’s offerings. Text me at 734 945 0720 if there’s
anything you’d like me to hold for you. Please contact me by 5pm on
Friday. Summer squash, zucchinis and cucumbers are done. Too much warm and wet for them. Green beans are probably going to be done soon, too.
Melons, both water and cantaloupe will be ready soon, maybe this week.
Check back on Friday’s newsletter. I should know more by then. Thanks,
see you Saturday!
Cherry tomatoes, lots of colors and shapes, all are sweet
Green tomatoes, for fried green tomatoes
Onions, red and white
Green peppers, so more will turn red
Jellies, asst varieties
Kale powder and mushroom powder
For preorders, please send
a text to 734 945 0720

Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears
We will be bringing a nice selection of coffees with us Saturday!  Find information about all our coffees here: www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com,
We can’t wait to see you!
Your humble coffee servants,
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
If you missed the Tuesday preorder deadline, we will have a nice selection of breads & pastries for walk up sales!
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. If you miss the deadline or prefer to shop in person, I bring a selection of what’s available every Saturday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 9:30pm.  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.
Ribeye $17
NY Strip steaks $16.75
Brisket $9
Skirt steak $10
Flank steak $10
Hanger steak $10
Sirloin sizzlers $11.50
Sirloin tip roasts $11.50
Round steaks $7.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Chuck roasts $8.50
English roasts $8.50
Rolled rump roasts $8.50
Burger patties (1# average 4/package) $8.25
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round $7.75
Ground sirloin $11.50
Stew meat $8.75
Kabob meat $11.50
Short ribs $7
Shank $5.75
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you are interested in beef this fall.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
2# $12
Glass canning jars:
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
1# block $6.50
Apples? Maybe…
Our early tree has a nice crop. These are a tart, short shelf life old variety. No sprays or chemicals of any type, so there’s some insect damage and blemishes. Walk up sales only, if they’re ready by Saturday.
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup: 
Pints $10
Quarts $16
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Quarts $16
Gallons $55
We 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),

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Wow, you guys will (probably) get to meet my Dad! As of right now, Mom is improving at a pace where Dad can be of service to you. So check out our list and show up en masse! As always, we’re also at Muskegon in stall 148 in case we miss you for some reason. Tootaloo!
The product price list link is here:
The Pasturage LLC of Montague UPDATE 6 17 22
To place a preorder: Text or call 231 288 6112. Email thepasturage@gmail.com Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
To Pickup: At Sweetwater Local Foods Market, order before 4pm Friday for the 10am to 11am Saturday market. At Muskegon Farmers Market, visit stall 148 every Saturday for direct purchase.
To pay: 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!
The Pasturage


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Hello, Sweetwater friends!  We will return on Saturday, September 3rd!  
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will return on Saturday Sept 17th!
We have lots of good things to help protect your skin, safely, in the summer, along with our newest teas as well!
Click here FOREST FINDS-3
to get the whole list of products and how to order. Thanks!
Contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Contact me @ ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

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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If you have questions about info in this newsletter
please email them to sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
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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 Sweetwater Pledge to Customers