Sweetwater Monday Preorder for Saturday May 6th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, May 6th, 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!
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Monday Preorder!
Liberty Family Farm has first of season kale & carrots!
The Woven Farm will have microgreens!
Blackbird Farm returns with garden plants!
The Pasturage will give you something to smile (or laugh out loud!) about.
Laughing Tree needs preorders by 6pm Tuesday.
J&J Tortillas will be back sometime in May. Feel free to send them an order now so they can make arrangements for the date they will come.

Happy May Day!
See you at the market!

Vendors Attending Saturday May 6th:

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! This week we will have plants available for walk up sales only, with preorders starting next week. 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/

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.
Kale! $5.00 a bag
Carrots! $5.00 a bag
RAMPS! $5.00 a bunch.
Potato MIx $6.00 per bag
FARM FRESH EGGS! Lots of eggs! Eggs are on sale this week! $5.00 per doz Supplemented with gmo-free feed.
NEW! Rhubarb Crumb Top  Bars $3.00 each
NEW!  Rhubarb Scones (2pack) $4.00

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.
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

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Happy May!
This week I will be at Market with:
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
-Spicy Mix
-Mellow Mix
Check back Friday to see if there are any additional varieties available!
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 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
I am entering the digital age.  This impacts you in two ways: first, an improved method to place an order (coming next week) and second, an email newsletter (available now at this link: https://www.signupanywhere.com/signup/kpfayexr).  Nothing on my farm, besides myself (and Dan depending on the day), cares about this new era of internet.  I gushed to the sheep that we have fiber optic streaming capabilities!  We can blow data caps out of the water!  Their response?  Chaw, chaw, chaw.  Have you ever watched a sheep chew its cud?  The standing ewe paws the ground, kneels her front half down, then her back side crumples.  She tilts her head back, half-closes her eyes, and a glob of grass comes flying up her esophagus.  Her jaw circles slightly to the right or left (depending on the day? the ewe?) and she chaw, chaw, chaws, like a metronome.   People say sheep are stupid.  Maybe.  I find comfort in their immunity to digitality, and peace in their assessment of what is urgent.  The sheep do not care if you open my emails.  The emails are for me and you. If you like what you read here, the newsletters are similar.  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
Please Note: We’ve raised the price of a number of our products, effective May 1st . Thanks for your understanding and continued patronage!
SOURDOUGH BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, May 6:
Chili Cheddar Bread $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye $7.50
Toasted Walnut $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 6:
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 $3.00 each (only available for orders of 12 or more)
SCONES: $3.50 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon 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 :-),
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.
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 sirloin (vacuum sealed) $12
Soup bones $2.25
We sell by halves and quarters. We have a half of beef ready to go. Please contact us if you are interested in the half or would like to be on the list for beef later this year.
We have ground beef bundles available in 25, 50, and 100 pounds.
Do you know anyone who says Jersey is the best beef? We have one 100% grass fed Jersey steer that’s ready. He was born and raised on the farm without any medications or vaccines.
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


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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Email: sweetwaterlocalfoodsmkt@gmail.com
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