Sweetwater Monday Preorder for Saturday May 13th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, May 13th, 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
Monday Preorder!
Lots of gift ideas for Mother’s Day Sunday May 14th!
Pine Row Farm has a nice freezer sale going on, and a poem to go with it!
Laughing Tree needs preorders by Tuesday!
J&J Tortillas will be back the 27th of May, please place orders by May 19th! More info in Returning Soon section of newsletter.

Speaking of poems, a few lines from a  poem by Christina Rossetti

There is no time like Spring,
When life’s alive in everything.

See you at the market!

Vendors Attending Saturday May 13th:

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Greetings, friends!
We are excited to be returning to the Sweetwater Market this weekend with our Certified Naturally Grown herb and vegetable plants! You can use our online form to place a preorder for pick up at this Saturday’s market (deadline: noon on Friday). We will also have plenty of plants for walk-up sales. And if you won’t be getting in your garden just yet, know that we’ll have plants available all through the month of May.
We’re also hosting a spring market day on May 20, 1:00-4:00 pm, where we’ll have our plants available for sale, along with food and artisan items from some farmer and artist friends of ours. We’ll also be hosting a perennial exchange that afternoon. All are welcome!
Finally, if you’re still looking to join a CSA for this season, we have a few spots left and would love to welcome you as a member. More information is available here: blackbirdfarms.net/community-supported-agriculture/

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Celebrate Mother’s Day with the gift of food and flowers!
Veggie CSAs, Floral CSAs, and market cards are available – A perfect gift for mom, whether she is the world’s best cook or a flower fanatic!
Eggs – $6.00/dozen
Chickens are on pasture and supplemented with organic corn free/soy free feed!
Quail Eggs will be returning soon!
Microgreens $5/Jar
Check back Friday for available varieties!
I have an assortment of hand harvested seed. All were harvested on farm last season with germination trials through the winter. All came from USDA certified seed stock and were grown on farm using organic, chemical free practices!
Seeds have been selling quickly. To ensure your seed, please scroll through the availability on my online store. You can place an order on the website or email me the varieties and # of packets that you would like. Seeds can be. picked up at the Market or mailed directly to you!
Seedlings are growing strong in the greenhouse! I will begin bringing seedlings to market in mid May when temperatures warm up a bit!
CSA Shares!
I am 90% sold out of Veggie CSA shares! (Woohoo!) If you are thinking of CSA, I have just a couple of shares remaining. Head to the website to learn more about CSA and the bonus perks of joining! (Multiple pick up locations + Delivery Available!
Flower shares are still available! We opened up a whole separate field for flowers this season and made some BIG investments in varieties!  I am excited to share beautiful blooms with you all!! I am currently offering 20% off 10 week shares through Sunday May 14th for Mothers Day! This discount can be redeemed at market or on the website using code “MOM’
Spring greens and roots are seeded and growing slowwwwwly but surely! – I hope to have some additional offerings on the market table within the next couple of weeks!
Want to keep up with what is happening on the farm + get access to weekly seasonal recipes? Subscribe to the farm’s newsletter Here!
Cheers to good growing!

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Please check our online product list and feel free to place an order anytime! I can make arrangements for pickup when you place your order. For our entire list of herbal products please check here:
Forest Finds
If you have any questions, etc about any of our products please email me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Forest Finds
Thanks! Cody

The Pasturage of Montague
Happy Mother’s Day! Where would I be without my Mom? Not selling at Sweetwater. She covers Muskegon while I serve you all! Thank you, Mom!
As promised, this link (https://form.jotform.com/231266729632056) will take you to a form where you can place an order. This is supposed to make your life easier! If you find that this is not the case, feel free to resort to the tried and true method of email. Or just show up on Saturday. There is a slight chance that I will be sold out of your desired product, but I try to be smarter than the AI formulas on the internet that predict shopping behavior. Sometimes I fail. If you really want something, especially in large quantity, contact me.
Don’t forget to subscribe to my email newsletter (https://www.signupanywhere.com/signup/kpfayexr). This week you’ll hear about how I made a lady cry last Tuesday.  They come out every other Thursday.
Finally, we will not be at Sweetwater on May 20. We will return just in time for Memorial Day.
Click https://www.signupanywhere.com/signup/kpfayexr to join. Now: regurgitate this to your friends!
I will be at market with a freezer-full of selections, here’s the list:
The Pasturage Product Price List 1-2023
If you want to be sure of a selection, send a preorder to thepasturage@gmail.com

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, May 13:
Cheddar Peppercorn Bread $8.00
Honey Oat $7.50
Lumbertown Rye $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
Wholegrain Kamut $7.50
Pilgrim Rye $7.50
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, May 13:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil—Hilde’s
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)
Vanilla Shortcakes $2.50 each (only available for orders of 12 or more) 12 for $30
SCONES: $3.50 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10/pound
NEW! Pecan Maple Crunch Granola $10/pound (This new granola contains pecans,
pumpkin seeds, organic oats, cinnamon, maple syrup and more!)Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
Find us on facebook and Instagram

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
Spring calves continue to arrive, strong and healthy! The lively chatter of the barn swallows amuses me as I do chores. I’ve always liked them, as long as I wasn’t being swooped at for getting near a nest, since it wasn’t my job as a kid to clean up their indoor messes!
By the way:

Our freezers are full,
So yours must be empty.
Please pick a sale below,
And order up plenty!

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 plan 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.
Back in stock! Burger patties $8.25/# (.3#ea. 4/pack)
Ribeye $18
T-bone $18
Porterhouse $18
Rib steak $17.50
NY strip steaks $17.50
Sirloin sizzlers $11.50
Round steaks $7.75
Brisket $9
Hanger $10
Rolled rump roast $8.50
Chuck roast $8.50
English roasts $8.50
Skirt steaks $10
Stew meat $8.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Short ribs $7
Shank $5.75
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round (vacuum sealed) $8.25
Ground sirloin (vacuum sealed) $12
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
Oxtail $6.25
Tongue $6.00
Kidneys $4.50
We sell by halves and quarters. We picked up a half of beef on Monday! This is likely the last half available until fall or perhaps next spring. Please contact us if you are interested in the half or would like to be on the list for 2023, and I’ll try to work your order in.
Sale! We have ground beef bundles available in 25, 50, and 100 pounds. Save 25 cents a pound on 25#, and 50 cents a pound on 50# or more, while supplies last!
Sale! Stock up now for Memorial Day and grilling weather. Save 5% on any steak order over $100. Your order may include any variety of steaks on hand.
Sale! Looking for comfort food? Save 25 cents a pound on 25# or more of any combination of roasts on hand.
*Coming soon: Jersey beef, 100% grass fed
We have one whole pork available. It is Idaho Pasture breed, born and raised on the farm, and never had any vaccines or medications. We raise our pigs on pasture, hay, and a small daily portion of certified organic grain.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $10/dozen
Goose eggs $2 each or $20/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
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Scholl Farm of Montague
Sign up for the Sunday, June 18th Run-A-Muck at our farm!
Info at market Saturday or here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Montague/DadsDogsandDirtEuropeanCrossCountry?fbclid=IwAR3eypDLd2CCiBfeZSutUtJyD7JKuX-o0PeKRWu3UNbIMMU-BLbgpKt90XU
All our products and produce are raised/grown organically using 100% certified organic feeds for our animals.
NEW! Rhubarb. Juicy,….$3.00 a bundle.
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz. Duck eggs – $10.00 a dozen
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

Busy Bee Farm of Whitehall
Thai chili sauce is back, this batch is hot, if it’s too hot mix with mayo for a great seafood dip or
sour cream.
Savory pepper jam
Salsa Verde
Apple pie jam, sugar free too
Pumpkin pie jam
Variety of Pie fillings, Sugar free Apple
Apple Butter
Carrot Cake Jam
Chow Chow
Tomato Jam
Strawberry Jam
Green Tomatoes
Sliced green tomato
Taking preorders and I will have products available for purchase on the day of.
For Preorders email busybeefarm58@gmail.com
Check out our products and follow us on Facebook @BusyBeeFarm5258
Cash or Credit Card Accepted


J&J Tortillas
Hello all!
Just a friendly reminder we will be at Sweetwater Saturday, May 27th!
Many of you have already placed orders, so thank you!
Any orders need to be in by Friday, May 19th.
Thank you and see you then!
See below for product / pricing.  Our prices have not changed since we started this business in 2015.
Also, I’m sure many of you know, but our tortillas freeze wonderfully.
Tortillas / 6 per pack
Regular size (8” /  7.6oz)  OR Large size (10” / 16.7oz)
Organic KAMUT® ancient grain tortilla 7.6oz 6/$4.50
Organic Spelt Tortilla ancient grain tortilla 7.6oz 6/$4.50
Organic Spinach Garlic Wraps 7.6oz 6/$4.00
Organic Tomato Basil Wraps 7.6oz 6/$4.00
Organic Whole Wheat Tortilla (Regular & Large, 7.6oz & 16.7oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
Organic Unbleached White Tortilla (Regular & Large) 7.6oz & 16.7oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
Jason & Jaclyn

Liberty Farm of Hart
We’re off this week, will return next week.
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm 231-873-3737

The Mannor Farm
The Mannor Farm will be returning in May with Certified Naturally Grown Chicken and Rabbit as well as eggs.  Spring veggies as well as some plants, seeds, and dried pepper.
We will be offering Guinea Fowl by special order only this year.  All our meat is processed by a MDARD or USDA Inspected processor.
We are still offering prepaid Farm Cards.  These make a great gift and an easy way to introduce your friends and family members to our products.
We will be opening a market stand at the farm starting this spring.  You will announce the date later.
Meanwhile, we are busy rebuilding the old barn and maintaining (and expanding) our deer fencing as well as the normal spring planting chores.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Road
Hesperia, Michigan
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be back the end of May.  Have 1 quarter for sale at the farm,  cut wrapped and frozen.  20 calves are frolicking in the pasture!
Happy Spring!
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.comCONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

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NOVA Super.Natural.Bakery.LLC of Muskegon
NOVA is returning to the Western Market, downtown Muskegon chalets for a second season!  Opening day is Saturday May 27.  If you want to know my specials/weekly offerings, please follow me on either FB or IG (@novasupernaturalbakery).  I will be moving more toward the middle into Chalet letter J (used to be teaologie!)
If you ever have any special requests for a special occasion, please feel free to email me!  addy@noavsupernaturalbakery.com
Visit my website: www.novasupernaturalbakery.com

Dark Water Coffee Roasters of Mears
Check out our newest coffees at www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com and we will ship right to your doorstep!  There are some exciting new offerings sure to excite your morning cuppa, including Winter Solstice! Notes of baked molasses and spice with subtle undertones of dried fruit. Our coffees are made with Fair Trade & Organic beans.
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve

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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(231)742-8477 (leave a message).
Email: sweetwaterlocalfoodsmkt@gmail.com
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