Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, November 11th, 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
Laughing Tree Bakery needs preorders in by Tuesday 6pm
The Pasturage & Liberty Farms still have turkeys available for preorder.
Vendors Attending Saturday November 11th:
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
We are very much looking forward to bringing the season’s bounty to all you good people at Saturday’s market. We will likely have available:
FIRE CIDER KITS!
red and yellow onions
Looking forward to seeing friends old and new at market this weekend!
Greg & Shel
The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Wow! That snow last week really did the field in! We measured 11″ in the field, and similar to the many trees that snapped under the pressure of the snow, many of my established field crops did the same. I have high hopes that the brassicas will bounce back, and I am crossing my fingers for the tender greens that were so close to being ready for harvest!
Due to the current conditions of the field, I am not sure what this week’s harvest will bring, but I will provide a Friday update!
In the meantime, I have been working hard on holiday wreaths, as well as have been setting up for microgreens! (keep your eyes peeled for an update on when microgreens will be back on the market table!)
Our 2024 CSA shares launched this week and are live on our website! Current offerings include our main season CSA, flower CSA, and flexible market cards. I am excited for another wonderful year full of abundant harvests and welcoming members both old and new onto the farm! If you would like to learn more about CSA, click the link below! Your early season support of a CSA means the absolute world and is incredibly helpful in navigating the slow season until veg is back in full swing!
I am also excited to announce that I am offering a CSA raffle! After a big ol’ real estate mistake and 2 seasons without water, the farm has taken quite a financial hit. I currently have about $5000 more to save before we are able to have a professional well drilled, as well as need to get our hoop house paid off by the end of the year!
I have been thinking of ways to make this happen, and the idea of a raffle has brought about much positive support!
For the raffle, I will be raffling off 3 individual items: 1 Full Share Veg CSA Share ($ 600 value), 1 Full Share Flower CSA ($200 value), and 1 $100 Market Card.
-Raffle Entries are $25 each or 5 for $100
-Winners will be drawn on Sunday, December 10th.
To enter, you are able to pay for entries at the market any Saturday from now through
12/9/23. You may also pay for entries via Venmo ( @thewoventrifecta)
. I appreciate the support and wish all who enter the best of luck!
See you all on Saturday!
Cheers to Good Growing!
Farmer; Food+Farm Edu
The Woven Trifecta
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, November 11:
Cranberry Orange Almond Bread $10.00 (available November—December!)
Elbridge Parmesan Olive Bread $8.00
Hazel Road Rustic $7.50
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $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
Rosie’s Wholegrain Kamut $7.50
Pilgrim Rye $7.50
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, November 11:
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
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
Find us on facebook and Instagram
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
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 try 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.
Rolled rump roast $8.50
Chuck roast $8.50
Round roast $7.75
Denver steaks $8.50
Chuck steaks $8.50
Short ribs, regular or Korean cut, $7
Shank $5.75 1 left
Ground sirloin (tube pack) $11.50
Soup bones $2.25
We sell by halves and quarters. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the list for 2024.
All of our poultry is free range, locked in nightly, and has certified organic feed. The young flock is laying well but all others are molting and there’s still an egg shortage.
Chicken eggs are $6/dozen.
Duck eggs are $10/dozen.
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
1# raw $8
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:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
See you Saturday!
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Certified Organic Jonathon Apples from Hackert Farms!
1/2 peck $7.00
New! Kale $5.00 per bag
TURKEYS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, SPREAD THE WORD, WE STILL HAVE PLENTY!!
ORDER YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKEY TODAY! average weight 15-25, some will be less than 15, and some will be larger than 25 lbs. $6.25 per lb. These are fed Non-Gmo feed and raised on fresh pasture. NO CHEMICALS OR HORMONES EVER. Thanks!
PASTURED TURKEY – Reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey now!! Put down a $25.00 deposit.
We will also have Turkey Sausage available in November.
PASTURED CHICKEN- new batch of chicken this week.
Whole Chicken $5.00 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $10.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Broth Pack $4.00
PASTURED PORK- Brand new batch of pork this Saturday!
New! Nitrate Free Bacon $10.00 per lb limited!
New! Pork Chops $8.00/lb
New! Pork Roasts $8.00 lb
New! Ribs $8.00/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Slices $8.50/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $6.00 lb
New! Italian Brats $9.00/lb
New! Maple Sage Breakfast sausage 1 lb package $10.00/lb
New! Italian Sausage bulk 1lb pkg $10.00/lb
New! Garlic Basil Sausage bulk 1lb pkg $10.00
New! Breakfast Links $10.00
New! Cinnamon Raisin Loaf $8.00
New! Apple Cinnamon Bread lg $8.00
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Apple Galette (8″) $8.00
Apple Crumb Top Pie $15.00 GF $18.00
Pumpkin Maple Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Pumpkin Donuts or Regular Baked Donuts $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
plain or glazed donuts.
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $3.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
We will bring extra meat, and any extra baked goods to market.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the market! Please send order via email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Thank you very much!
Liberty Family Farm
Crows Nest Garlic
I will be back for (probably) the last time this season! We will have Music and Carpathian garlic for sale, discount for bulk purchases (1pound or more) Fingers crossed for beautiful fall weather!
The Pasturage of Montague
We will not be at Sweetwater this Saturday but will return on the 18th for Turkey Deliveries.
November is the month that our farm population converts from foot to freezer. First up is lamb. If turkey is not your thing for Thanksgiving, never fear, we will have rack of lamb back in stock this weekend along with loin chops, spicy breakfast links, and many other coveted cuts. Then, of course, the big turkey day: we will deliver our turkeys to Sweetwater on Saturday, November 18. Yes, we are still taking pre-orders! Then at the end of November, we will send our Gloucester Old Spot feeder pigs which means ham just in time for Christmas! And these are going to be some hams (said Charlotte). So, do please join us at Sweetwater for an exciting array of safe, healthy, nutritious holiday food. Speaking of which, we are offering a holiday meat platter! It is ready to eat! And 36% savings! It includes one smoked lamb polish sausage, two lamb jerky, one lamb snack stick and a liver sausage. Pair with pickles, olives and your favorite crackers. Yum! All of the above options are on our pre-order form at www.thepasturage.com/order/
We will not be at Sweetwater on Nov. 11 but we will be at Muskegon.
See you the 18th!
The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We will return to both Sweetwater and Muskegon Farmers Markets on November 18th.
We will have our Certified Naturally Grown Chicken as well as our Daikons, Ancho Peppers, Crushed HOT Pepper Flakes, and Rutabagas. We may have some eggs. We may have a few New England Pie Pumpkins left.
Our site is open to take orders for November 18th until 4pm on November 17th if you want to pre-order.
We will be adding more dried items over the next few weeks. Check https://mannorfarm.eatfromfarms.com/shop.php for new dried items.
We currently are offering CSA Memberships for 2024. Check it out at https://mannorfarm.eatfromfarms.com/page/csa-member-program
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Rd
Hesperia, MI 49421
Email orders to email@example.com or text to 231-301-9894
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return soon.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Dirty Roots Healing of Muskegon
I will return soon to market. As always I can be contacted for orders, for pickup at Henry St Health Hutt, or I can ship items. . . Find our new menu at https://sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DIRTY-ROOTS.pdf
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 616-834-3233 Thank you for your support!
Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return in January.
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe
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!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR How to Pre-Order
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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