Sweetwater Monday Preorder for Saturday December 9th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, December 9th, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Contact info at end of newsletter
Supporting Small Local Organic Food Producers since 2005!
Sweetwater Pledge to Customers
Open Saturday December 9, 16 & 23rd.
Closed December 30th.
Taking a vote on January, February & March – stay tuned. (and we’d like to hear from all of you about an “every other week” schedule until spring. Let us know your thoughts! Email: sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com

Monday Preorder
Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by Tuesday 6pm.
Liberty has Hackert apples, please preorder.
Woven Farm has Christmas wreaths!

Vendors Attending Saturday December 9th:

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Sorry – No baked goods this Sat.
Certified Organic Spy Apples from Hackert Farms!
1/2 peck $8.00
Peck $15.00
Italian Turkey sausage $12.00/lb
Whole Chicken $6.50 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $12.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Thighs $8.00/lb
Drumsticks $6.00/lb
Wings $6.00/lb
Broth Pack $6.00
Livers $5.00
Pork Chops $9.00/lb
Pork Roasts $10.00 lb
Ribs $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 lb
Italian Brats $10.00/lb
Maple Sage Breakfast sausage 1 lb package $10.00/lb
Italian Sausage bulk 1lb pkg $10.00/lb
Garlic Basil Sausage bulk 1lb pkg $10.00
We will bring extra meat to market. Egg layers should start to pick up soon.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the market!
Please send order via email libertyff@gmail.com 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!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Look for squash, potatoes, holiday wreaths, and possibly a fresh batch of microgreens.
Our 2024 CSA shares launched this week and are live on our website! Current offerings include our main season CSA, flower CSA, and flexible market cards. I am excited for another wonderful year full of abundant harvests and welcoming members both old and new onto the farm! If you would like to learn more about CSA, click the link below! Your early season support of a CSA means the absolute world and is incredibly helpful in navigating the slow season until veg is back in full swing!
I am also excited to announce that I am offering a CSA raffle! After a big ol’ real estate mistake and 2 seasons without water, the farm has taken quite a financial hit. I currently have about $5000 more to save before we are able to have a professional well drilled, as well as need to get our hoop house paid off by the end of the year!
I have been thinking of ways to make this happen, and the idea of a raffle has brought about much positive support!
For the raffle, I will be raffling off 3 individual items: 1 Full Share Veg CSA Share ($ 600 value), 1 Full Share Flower CSA ($200 value), and 1 $100 Market Card.
-Raffle Entries are $25 each or 5 for $100
-Winners will be drawn on Sunday, December 10th.
To enter, you are able to pay for entries at the market any Saturday from now through
12/9/23. You may also pay for entries via Venmo ( @thewoventrifecta). I appreciate the support and wish all who enter the best of luck!
*You will also find Scholl Farm squash & potatoes at my booth.
Cheers to Good Growing!
Samantha Otto
Farmer; Food+Farm Edu
The Woven Trifecta

Scholl Farms of Montague
Sam Otto, Woven Farm, will be at market Saturday with our potatoes and squash.
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
To place an order and PRE-PAY please go to www.laughingtreebakery.com
And look for the ORDER FOR SWEETWATER button in the upper right corner.
Please pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm.
To pay with cash or check at pickup send an email order to: Hilde@laughingtreebakery.com
SOURDOUGH BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, December 9:
Cranberry Orange Almond Bread $10.00
Chili Cheddar Bread $8.00
Hazel Road Rustic $7.50
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $7.00
Michigander $7.00
Oceana Round $6.50 (This is our only non-sourdough loaf)
Third Coast Three Seed $7.50
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.50
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.50
Rosie’s Wholegrain Kamut $7.50
Pilgrim Rye $7.50
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, December 9:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil—Hilde’s
Vanilla Shortcakes $2.50 each (Only available for orders of 12 or more)
Deep Mud Brownies $4.00 each
COOKIES: $3.50 each
Tree Hugger (PB Choc. Chip Cookie–VEGAN)
Whangdangdoodlers (Dark chocolate batons and walnuts)
Pecan Maple Oaties (Oatmeal Raisin with pecans and Mich. Maple syrup)
Hilltoppers (Ginger Molassses cookies with candied ginger)
SCONES: $3.50 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10/pound
Pecan Maple Crunch Granola $10/pound (This new granola contains pecans, pumpkin seeds, organic oats, cinnamon, maple syrup and more!)
Hilde and Charlie Muller
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Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. 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.
Stew meat $8.25
Burger patties $8.25
Ground beef $7.25
Denver steaks $8.50
Chuck steaks $8.50
Short ribs, regular or Korean cut, $7
Ground sirloin (tube pack) $11.50
Soup bones $2.25
Oxtail $6.25
Tongue $6.00
We sell by halves and quarters. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the list for 2024.
All of our poultry is free range, locked in nightly, and has certified organic feed. The young flock is laying well but all others are molting and there’s still an egg shortage. We do have 10 more hens and 10 female ducks we’re raising but they probably won’t produce until February. Duck eggs are trickling in but I anticipate they will take a complete winter break soon.
Chicken eggs are $6/dozen.
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
New item! Tiny block $1.50
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
See you Saturday!

The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We have $50 CSA Member Farm Cards (gift cards) available.  These cards would make a great holiday gift and a chance to introduce friends and family members to a healthy and fresh approach to food shopping.
All our produce and meat is Certified Naturally Grown.
We have a limited quantity of rabbit available for delivery December 20th.  They will be 2-4 lbs at $8 per lb.  We are asking for a $10 deposit each to reserve them and will invoice when they are available for pick-up or delivery.
All our chickens are Certified Naturally Grown; they are fed Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown feed.  All our chicken is young and tender.  Processed at 7-10 weeks.
Breast (boneless SKINLESS; two per package)  Average 1.25 lbs  –  Normally $9.00 per lb     SPECIAL $8.00 per lb
Thighs (4 per pack)  Average  1.8 lbs –  $6.00 per lb
Legs/drumsticks (6 per pack)  Average 2.16 lbs – $5.50 per lb
Wings (6 per pack) Average 1.65 lbs- $5.00 per lb
We will be raising our chicken prices after January 1st to reflect our increased costs.    Stock up now.
All dried products are made with our Certified Naturally Grown produce.
Anchor Peppers – Dried Poblano Pepper.  3 oz  resealable pouch $8.00. Limited Quantity
Crushed Hot Pepper Flakes – Blend of our dried hot peppers.  2 oz jar $8.00.
Dried Onion Flakes – Dehydrated red and/or white onions.  These make a great onion soup or dip and are great as a topping on a green bean casserole.  6 oz  resealable pouch $10.00.
We will be adding more dried items over the next few weeks.  Check  https://mannorfarm.eatfromfarms.com/shop.php for new dried items.
We currently are offering CSA  Memberships for 2024.  Check it out at https://mannorfarm.eatfromfarms.com/page/csa-member-program
Go to https://mannorfarm.eatfromfarms.com/shop.php
to place an order.  This site will get your order reserved immediately if the item is in stock.
We prefer orders be placed through the above link but will take emailed or text orders.   We need an email address or  text phone number to send invoices to.  Email orders to the.mannor.farm@gmail.com or text to 231-301-9894.
We will also be at the Muskegon Farmers Market on   We will have whole chicken available for walk-up sales at the Muskegon Farmers Market this week.  We will be at Sweetwater next on December 23d.  
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Rd
Hesperia, MI 49421

The Pasturage of Montague
Hi all!  What a great snowy kick-off to the best time of the year!  We are not sure when we will be back to Sweetwater equipped for walk-up sales.  However, if you place a pre-order online (www.thepasturage.com/order), I’ll do my best to get it to Sweetwater on the date that you wish.  In the meantime, we will be at Muskegon farmer’s market inside the big red building with the white garage doors.  We have all sorts of lamb back in stock: loin chops, rib chops, rack of lamb, spicy breakfast links, brisket, neck roast, and gyro brats (please note: this is a different recipe!  The ingredients are listed on our online pre-order form).  We have turkey in stock: frozen whole birds, boneless breast, thigh, drumstick, wings, soup bones, feet, necks, gizzards, livers, (and a partridge in a pear tree.)  We will have pork back in stock on Dec. 16 including bacon, chorizo, whole smoked ham, ham slices, breakfast links, and smoked hocks.  On our online pre-order form, you can place an order for lamb and turkey, and at the request of some of you folks, you can even pre-order bacon.  Again, our online pre-order form is the best way to find out what we have in stock, the possible allergens in our sausages and smoked meats, prices, and pick up options.  Thank you!  Merry Christmas! All of the above options are on our pre-order form at www.thepasturage.com/order/

Returning Soon

Funny Farm of Grant
Hello, friends! Hope the holiday season is treating you well. If I get enough preorders I would
like to come back on Dec 16th & 23rd.  So if
you’re stuffing some stockings this month, how about some homemade jelly to help fill it up? Or maybe a bowl cozy or two for the one that’s hard
to buy for. At this time I can design custom patterns for someone
special. Text or call and we can discuss this option. I love baking and
it helps keep the house warm so I’m excited to bring my favorite Alton
Brown Blueberry muffins for your morning breakfast. I use local
blueberries and King Arthur flours. They are moist and crumbly, perfect
treats. I’m going to keep an eye on the weather and hope that I can come
on Dec 16 or 23. You can text me at 734 945 0720 and I’ll be sure to
have your order prepared for you. Thank you for your support this year
and always. Here’s my list of jellies available.
Jelly, with Pomona’s pectin: elderberry and blackberry/elderberry mix $8
Jelly with regular pectin: apple, crab apple/kiwi,
kiwi, elderberry, blueberry and wild grape $5
Barb Loe
The Funny Farm

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

Dirty Roots Healing of Muskegon
Herbalist Cody Westendorf has a new website! DirtyRootsHealing.com
You can order directly through the site, and choose local pickup at the checkout. I can also take orders through email or phone. Orders are available for pickup at Health Hutt on Henry St, or some other location we agree upon. Signing up for the newsletter via the site will keep you updated with the latest news, classes, and shop updates. Thanks all for your support! Elderberry syrup will be available soon.
Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return in January.
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
We are so grateful for your patronage this market season. this week will be the last we will be attending Sweetwater until spring,
Greg & Shel
Blackbird Farm

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.

Contact the market
(231)742-8477 (leave a message).
Email: 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