Sweetwater Monday Preorder for Saturday May 27th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, May 27th, 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!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
We’ve got a great market lined up for you this Saturday!
Scholl Farm returns with more Asparagus! No preorders on this, so if you want some of this short season vegetable plan to come this Saturday!
Laughing Tree needs preorders by Tuesday!
J&J Tortillas will have extra tortillas for walk up sales.
Blackbird Farm has garden plants, this will be the week to get the full selection!
Funny Farm is back this year!

Vendors Attending Saturday May 27th:

Scholl Farms of Montague
Purple Passion & Mary Washington Green asparagus! $5.00 a bag, first come first served. No preorders.
All our products and produce are raised/grown organically using 100% certified organic feeds for our animals.
RHUBARB. Juicy,….$3.00 a bundle.
Preorders needed for:
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz.    Duck – $10.00/doz.     Goose – $2.00 each
CHICKEN necks and livers.
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

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Greetings, friends!
Now that we are approaching Memorial Day, we can be increasingly confident that we can plant out our vegetable gardens without risk of losing them to frost. To help you get your garden going, at this Saturday’s market we will have for sale all manner of herb and vegetable starts, including heirloom and cherry tomatoes. You can use our online form to pre-order for pick up at this Saturday’s market (deadline: noon on Friday). We will also have plants for walk-up sales. Please note: This will likely be the last week that we will have our full line of plants available, so if there is something that you are particularly interested in, this is the week to get it.
Not sure how to get started? On May 23 Farmer Greg will be teaching a free (with donations appreciated) introductory organic gardening class at Blackbird Farms (5213 Roosevelt, Coopersville, 49404), from 6 to 8 p.m. The class will cover all the basic information you will need to set the foundation for a successful growing season this year: seeding and transplanting, fertilizing and watering, weeding and pest control, and harvesting. Though the class is free, for planning purposes we ask that you e-mail us at hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com to let us know if you’ll be attending.
Also, if all goes well this week, there is a very good chance that we will have the first of our spring produce available this Saturday, for walk-up sales only. This may include: leeks, green garlic, rhubarb, Asian greens, and lettuce. Please check Friday’s newsletter for confirmation.
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 Memorial Day Weekend with seedlings and greens!
I will have an assortment of seedling plants for your gardens, as well as some micros and (maybe) greens for walk up purchases!
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!
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!

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 27:
Chili Cheddar Bread $8.00
Cobmoosa Onion 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 27:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil—Hilde’s
Vanilla Shortcakes $2.50 each
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
Double Chocolate Scones
Pecan Date 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

J&J Tortillas
Hello all!
We will be at Sweetwater Saturday, May 27th!
To those who placed preorders, we’ll have it ready for you!
Also, we will have extra product for walk up sales.
See you Saturday!
Jason & Jaclyn

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
With the warmer weather, we’re back at keeping insects off of cattle. I make homemade fly spray out of apple cider vinegar and essential oils. I’ve also taken a tick off of myself and the dog, so if you have pets and/or young children especially, please start checking them for ticks.
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. Please contact us if you would like to be on the list for 2023.
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),

Liberty Farm of Hart
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.
NEW! Spinach $5.00 limited
NEW! Lettuce $5.00 limited
NEW! Arugula $5.00
NEW! Rhubarb $5.00 per bunch
FARM FRESH EGGS! Lots of eggs! Eggs are on sale this week! $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
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! Rhubarb Crumb Bars $3.00 ea
New! Rhubarb Custard Crumb Top Pie    $15.00
New! Organic Asparagus & Cheddar Quiche $17.00
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $17.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $17.00
Classic Banana Bread $9.00 small $6.00
NOTE: If you get this email too late for a preorder we will plan to have limited amounts of eggs & baked goods available for walk up sales.
Thank you very much!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm 231-873-3737

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia ~Greetings Sweetwater Friends!   We are home from Portugal and Spain, still catching up from being gone for 2 weeks.  It’s a busy time of year.
We have a lot of ground beef! $6.50 per lb, in ~ 1/2 and 1# packaging.  Same price for many years!
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.  We can most likely fill orders up until 7am Saturday morning!
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
Please note: We have limited beef with us for you to buy at Market.   Please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
We are still selling most of our beef as quarters, and have 2 quarters  available on the farm right now.
Porterhouse $15/lb 2 per package
Rib Steaks $14 /lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $14/ lb.  2 per package
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package.
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package
Stew Meat $8 per lb.
Kabob beef $8 per lb.Great for grilling!
Skirt Steak $8/lb
Cubed Steak  $8/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak  $7/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump, English or Arm Roast  $8.00/lb.
Brisket $8 per lb. Half available!
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $8 per lb.
Ground Sirloin!  $9 per lb!
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $8 per lb.   2 and 4 per package
Short Ribs $6 per lb.
Liver $4/lb OUT
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.  Rabo De Toro in Spain
Soup Bones $2 per lb.

CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

The Funny Farm of Grant
Hello, Sweetwater friends! The weather has cooperated and I have some
stuff starting to pop. Not sure how it’s going to go this week so I
think I may be able to bring some veggies to market this Saturday.
Please check back on Friday’s email as I will know by then how it’s
going to go. Thank you for your support thru these years!
Barb Loe


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 Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We will return soon.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Road
Hesperia, MI 49421

The Pasturage of Montague
Did you know? Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. (https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history)
We have a new product!  Braunschweiger!  For those of you not in the habit of eating this smoked liver sausage, you are in for a treat!  Liver is a nutritional powerhouse.  Many people know that but find the texture off-putting.  If this is you, try braunschweiger.  You get all the nutrition without the characteristic consistency.  As a child, my German grandmother always had some in her fridge.  Whenever we would go to her house, she would serve us “mushy meat” sandwiches.  It never occurred to me that some people might find the title “mushy meat” to be suspect, and its contents even more suspicious.  To me, it was a lot easier to say, and straight up delicious.  Now that I’m an adult, I still eat mushy meat sandwiches, but I’ve added a thin layer of onion and a squirt of good mustard on a slice of Laughing Tree Third Coast Three Seed.  Zum Wohl!
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.

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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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Email: sweetwaterlocalfoodsmkt@gmail.com
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