Sweetwater Monday Preorder for Saturday May 28th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, May 28th 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
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With the first holiday weekend coming up, Sweetwater will have all the fresh, local & organic foods you need! Scholl Farm has more asparagus this week! Don’t forget to order steaks & sausages for the grill! Sarah @ Pine Row has a special deal for the kids! Add coffee, breads & scones to the list? Of course! We can recommend the Seven Sisters coffee and a Laughing Tree Double Chocolate Scone!

Come back for more garden plants from Blackbird Farm and maybe even check out the Tuesday May 24th gardening class Greg is putting on out at the Farm?

The details are all below. Plan to have a good time with your family & friends, let us help you get the best foods for your meals, and we’ll see you at the market!

Vendors attending Saturday May 28th:

Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
ASPARAGUS!  1.5 lb. bag: Green $5, Purple $6
RHUBARB: 2 lb. bundle $5
EGGS: Chicken: $6/doz., $15/flat, no limit. Duck: $10/doz. Goose: $2 each
DRESSED BROILERS: (frozen whole): 7+ lbs. $5.50/lb.
MAY SPECIAL! 2022 Broilers will be available in mid-June
– SPECIAL PRICE now until the end of May – $5/lb. state weight and quantity.
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

Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears
Please remember that we need your preorders in by 9am Wednesday when we begin roasting. Visit our order website here:   www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com
When you place an order you will choose your pick up option and place “Sweetwater Pickup” in the notes section.
With Gratitude,
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve

Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We’ll be back at market this Saturday with our complete selection of herb and vegetable plants (including many new and unique heirloom tomato varieties!) for walk-up sales. And again this week, you have the option to pre-order via our online form, which will ensure that you’ll be able to get the plants you want on Saturday without waiting in line. The order deadline is noon on Friday.
We will have plants available at Sweetwater throughout the month of May (and perhaps into June), both for walk-up sales and pre-orders. (A new form will be published each week to reflect current inventory.)
And all Sweetwater friends are cordially invited to our on-farm organic gardening class on Tuesday, May 24, 6:00-8:00 pm (5213 Roosevelt, Coopersville, MI 49404), where we also will have plants available for sale.
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

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, May 28th:
Cheddar Peppercorn Bread $8.00
Cobmoosa Onion 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, May 28th:
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
Pecan Date Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10.00
Peanut Butter Granola $10.00
We will have a selection of breads & pastries available for those who missed the Tuesday baking preorder deadline.
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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The Pasturage LLC of Montague
We’ll have all your favorites at Sweetwater & Muskegon Farmers Market this weekend, like bacon, which we now have in stock.  Also, jowl bacon and bratwurst are back in stock.  We also have pork cubes which is a NEW product.  See website below for full product price list & details about how to order from The Pasturage.  Get your grill on!

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 9:00pm.  If you don’t get a response from me, please contact me. We accept cash or check payable to Pine Row Farm.
Pastures are growing, and the herd and I are looking forward to another summer of grazing. The cow/calf group started moooving from field to field last week. We plan to take the first trip across the road in the upcoming week.
100% grass fed beef:
Here’s what we should have back from the processor for Saturday. Prices listed are per pound.
T-bone, porterhouse and ribeye $17
NY strip $16.50
Sirloin steak, sizzlers, and tip roasts $11.50
Skirt or flank steak $9.25
Hanger steak $10
Brisket $9
Arm, chuck, English, and rump roasts $8.50
Shank $5.75
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round $7.75
Ground sirloin $11.50
Short ribs $7
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: $9/dozen
Goose eggs! Our geese are American Buff.
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
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely. They are eating hay and certified organic feed while we all wait for pastures to green up. We do have a waiting list for pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added. Pork should be ready by fall, and Ofelia looks close to farrowing!
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Forest Finds of Muskegon
New! Our Price list is online! Click here FOREST FINDS-3
to get the whole list of products and how to order. Thanks!
Orders can be placed until 5pm Friday.
Contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Orders can be placed until 5pm Friday.
Contact me @ ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233


Liberty Family Farm
Please check back with the Friday Update.
The Wrights

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

The Woven Farmstead
Hello! Veggie + Flower CSA Shares are still available! – Check out the options + added perks!
Market Cards are available! – if CSA is not your style, but you would like to support the farm through an early season purchase, consider a market card. It is a gift card that I add an extra 20% of the value to, that can be used on any of the farm offerings + gets you all of the additional perks I offer to traditional CSA customers! To learn more:
Seedlings are available for preorder! I am offering preorders on seedling plants this year! This will allow me to grow a bit more sustainably as it will prevent over seeding and wasting resources. (I will have limited seedling availability for walk up purchases though May and June)
However, if you would like to guarantee yourself seedlings consider preordering below!
All seedlings will be healthy and well rooted in a 3” pot, ready to transplant into your own garden!
All seedlings will be available to pick up on farm or at Sweetwater market from late May through June!
Order here:
Please reach out via phone or email with any questions regarding CSA!
Cheers to good growing!
Samantha Otto

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return soon, in the meantime see below.
Shady Side Farm
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe

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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If you have questions about info in this newsletter
please email them to 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 it. http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015-final-sweetwater-pledge-to-customers-update.pdf