Sweetwater Monday Preorder for Saturday July 16th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, July 16th 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Monday Market Preorder Newsletter

New this week:
-If you have ever thought about joining a CSA but didn’t want the every week commitment, try one of Blackbird Farms $15 Veggie Bags! Preorder by noon on Thursday.
-Laughing Tree is back and needs preorders by 6pm Tuesday.
-The Pasturage is now an official SNAP vendor! If you have a MI Bridge Card you can use it to purchase products from them!
-Earthscape is back with veggies and a sale on beef!

See you Saturday at the Market!

Vendors Attending Saturday July 16th:

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
This week at market, we are again offering our pre-selected, pre-packed bags of fresh vegetables. These bags are something akin to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We assemble bags of our highest quality veggies based on whatever is fresh and in season for that week. In the bag, we aim to have some combination and quantity of at least six different vegetables with a combined value around $20. We also include a brief note from Farmer Greg and a farm-tested recipe. Each bag costs $15.
This week’s bag will likely contain some combination of the following: kale, chard, lettuce, mini-cabbages, kohlrabi, salad turnips, summer squash, zucchini, scallions, and garlic scapes. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com by noon on Thursday. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
We also plan to have many items for walk-up sales—watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Looking ahead to Saturday, the market tables will feature:
Salad Mix
Head Lettuce
Assorted Asian Greens
Assorted Kale
Summer Squash
Edible Flower Mix
Assorted herbs
Flower Bouquets
….and probably a few more items I’m forgetting!
Some items are abundant, others are verrrrry limited!
Stop by, say hi, (Viki at Sweetwater, me at Montague) and stock up on fresh, local goods for the upcoming weekend! 💥

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
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, July 16th:
Cheddar Peppercorn Bread $8.00
Lumbertown Rye $7.00
Toasted Walnut Batard $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $7.00
Michigander $7.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, July 16 th :
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $4.00 each
Cherry Brownies $4.00 each
COOKIES: $3.00 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)
Vanilla Shortcakes $2.50 each
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Hello, Sweetwater friends!  We will be there on Saturday, July 16th!  
VEGGIES!  Snow peas and maybe some sugar snaps, too. We planted more than we can possibly eat.
Kohlrabis!  Sliced and eaten raw – my favorite way!
Thyme plants – $3 each!
We can’t haul all the beef we have to market Saturday so for the best selection please pre-order by Friday evening.
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.
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
Please note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, so please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package OUT
Porterhouse $14/lb 2 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb  2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 / lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $13/ lb.  2 per package  OUT
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package.
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.      Great for grilling!
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak  $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak  $6.50/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump,  English and Arm Roast  $8.00/lb.   BUY 2 of any roast, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb. Half and whole available!
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $7.50 per lb.
Ground Sirloin!  $9 per lb!
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb.   2 and 4 per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Liver $4/lb OUT
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb.  SALE!  BUY 10# FOR $2 PER LB.
Suet $1 per lb.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Hi Sweetwater folk! Serendipity struck The Pasturage and we will be able to attend Sweetwater this coming weekend, July 16.  We will be gone July 23, but back on the 30th of July and for the foreseeable August future.  On July 23, we will be at the Muskegon Farmers Market in stall 148.  If you haven’t visited our stall there, my Mom has beautiful twined rugs, gorgeous hand woven dish cloths, Lake Michigan stone magnets and fresh herbs.  Thank you so much for rolling with our busy lives!  We appreciate you!  And, oh my gosh, don’t you just love summer!
And we have NEWS! If you use a Michigan Bridge card you can now use it to buy my products! In addition to cash, check or credit card, we are also an official vendor for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Tell your friends!
Please call in preorders by Friday 6pm. Otherwise we will have most of the products with us at the market listed here:
The Pasturage LLC of Montague UPDATE 6 17 22

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. 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.
Ribeye $17
New York strip steaks $17
Sirloin tip roasts $11.50
Round steaks $7.75
Brisket $9
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.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $10/dozen
I will be bringing extra chicken eggs from Maple Moon Farm for the next two weeks.
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
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),


Forest Finds of Muskegon
Taking orders now for market on July 9th!
Please note, we will not be back again to market until the end of July.
In the meantime, our Price List is online! 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

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Hi friends, we are super busy at the farm right now and are planning to return to market at the end of August. If you would like to order our products and come to the farm for pick up you are welcome to.
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears
Hello friends,
This Saturday, July 16, we are unable to attend Sweetwater.  If you are in need of coffee, fear not!  Head over to www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com and we can ship it to your doorstep. Orders will be roasted Wednesday and shipped on Thursday.
We will be attending the Mears art show and Montague farmers market on Saturday so if you’re looking for something to do, it should be a fun event.
We’re looking for a little feedback, how often would you like to see us at market?  Your opinion matters to us. We have been enjoying meeting all you great folks and so grateful to be here this Summer.
Your humble coffee servants,
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve

Scholl Farms of Montague
Please note: I will be at runners camp on Saturday July 16 & 23.
See you soon!
Stu and Connie

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return soon, in the meantime see below.
Shady Side Farm
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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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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 it. http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015-final-sweetwater-pledge-to-customers-update.pdf