Sweetwater Monday Preorder for Saturday May 20th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, May 20th, 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!
Pine Row Farm continues their freezer sale.
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.
The Market Soapbox:
Permit me to reprint a short quote from a new book on farming by Kristin Kimball called Good Husbandry:
“Some people say farming is the most wholesome job in the universe. I say having a farm is more like having a gambling problem. A farm is a living, breathing slot machine, doling out just enough reward at exactly the right moment to keep you coming back for more. Farmers are professional hopers, wafting supplication toward ancient gods we don’t believe in. We hope in order to ward off disease and accident; or for rain, but not too much; or no rain, but not for too long. If frost threatens early in the fall or late in the spring, we double down on hope, trying to generate it with the degree or two of heat that is the difference between death and another few weeks of life, between a good harvest and none at all. When we win those bets, it’s magic, like making something out of nothing. When we lose, the chips that get swept off the table can be measured in both love and money.”
Please remember when you place a preorder you are helping your farmers take some of the gamble out of farming. Your preorder is something they can count on in an occupation that doesn’t offer them many sure bets.
Thanks, see you at the market!
Vendors Attending Saturday May 20th:
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
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!

Liberty Farm of Hart
We will have first of season lettuce, arugula & spinach along with our usual baked goods and meats.
Preorders accepted. 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.
 Lots of eggs! Eggs are on sale this week! $5.00 per doz Supplemented with gmo-free feed.

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
Breakfast Patties $12.00 lb
Pork chops $9.00/lb
Maple Sage sausage$10.00
Italian bulk sausage $10.00
Garlic basil bulk sausage$10.00
Ground pork $7.00
Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Fresh Ham Steaks $9.00 /lb
Pork Kabobs $8.00 /lb
Pork Shoulder  Roasts $10.00 lb
Ribs $9.00/lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 /lb
**Please let us know if you need a bulk order of something so we can reserve it for you. We will have all the usual cuts, sausage, nitrate-free bacon & hams, and brats.
GRASS FED LAMB 100% raised on pasture! No hormones or chemicals ever!
Ground Lamb$10.50
Leg Steaks $15.00
Shoulder Steaks$12.75
Lamb Stew Meat $9.00
Shanks $9.00
New! Cinnamon Rolls $5.00 single large, or 4pk for $18.00
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $17.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $17.00
Classic Banana Bread $9.00 small $6.00
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.
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm 231-873-3737

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 20:
Elbridge Parmesan Olive 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
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 20:
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
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon 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
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! It’s fun to watch them play and learn their personalities. The whippoorwill has started to sing, and by Thursday the king blooms were open on the apple trees! Pastures are growing nicely and rotational grazing started, too. The main herd has crossed the road for a initial round there.
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 have a half of beef on hand! 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! We have enough ground round on hand to offer the same sale, if vacuum sealed is your preference.
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

The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We will have the following available for this week.
Please have orders in to us by Thursday.
Ancho Peppers  $8.00  3 oz resealable pouch.  Dried Poblano peppers.  This pepper is a very mild hot pepper (more spicy than hot).  Use them in Mole or Enchilada sauce.  Rehydrates easily in warm water in about 15 minutes.
Crushed Hot Pepper  $7 Net Wt  2 oz jar  A blend of our Certified Naturally Grown hot peppers.   Add a little zest to your chili, soups or fresh salads.
Chicken Eggs  $4.00 per dozen.   These eggs are NOT large eggs because the hens are young and are just starting to lay. 
Rabbit    $6.00 per lb (average 3.92 lbs each)   We have 11 left.      Our rabbits are always young and fed 100% CNG or Non-GMO feed.   Processed in MDARD Inspected  facilities.
All our produce, eggs, and meat are Certified Naturally Grown.  It is Locally Grown Naturally!
Please send orders to the.mannor.farm@gmail.com or text to 231-301-9894.  We must receive all orders by Thursday 5pm.   We will send an invoice via Square for payment.  If you prefer, you may pay with cash at time of pick-up on Saturday.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Road
Hesperia, MI 49421


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

The Pasturage of Montague
We will not be at Sweetwater this weekend. My Mom and Dad will be over at Muskegon in stall 148 for any meat emergencies. We’ll be back en force for Memorial day with “sheep dogs” (lamb hot dogs), bratwurst and other grillable goodies.

Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will be back soon. 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

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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