Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, November 18th, 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
We will be CLOSED the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 25th.
There is still time to order a Thanksgiving turkey for your holiday meal. Both Liberty Family Farm and The Pasturage will have a few extra birds with them on Saturday but to get the size you want PREORDER!
Laughing Tree needs your orders by Tuesday 6pm. They will also be at the Cheese Lady Wed Nov 22 with pies & holiday goodies!
Vendors Attending Saturday November 18th:
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Note: You can still preorder garlic until 6pm Friday evening. $15 per pound, one-pound minimum order.
“Ohio Red” Garlic: This garlic stock has been handed down through my family from my great-great-great-grandmother. Nice large purple-striped heads with an average of ten cloves per head. Easy to peel. Stored properly, should keep up to six months. Stock up now for winter. $14 per pound, two-pound minimum order.
“Music” Garlic: A popular, widely-available vartiery. Nice large heads with four to five cloves per head. Good garlic flavor. $14 per pound, two-pound minimum order.
To order ginger or garlic, please email us at email@example.com by 6pm Friday evening. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
At market Saturday 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
Scholl Farms of Montague
We will be at market Saturday with our potatoes and squash.
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
New! Organic Spy & Jonathon Apples from Hackert Farms!
1/2 peck $8.00
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 $6.50 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $11.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Broth Pack $6.00
New! Nitrate Free Bacon $12.00 per lb limited!
New! Pork Chops $9.00/lb
New! Pork Roasts $10.00 lb
New! Ribs $9.00/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Slices $9.00/lb
New! Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 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! Cranberry Crumb bars $4.00
New! Apple Crumb Bars $4.00 each
Spinach & Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche $15.00
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
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. Egg layers should start to pick up soon.
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
The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Look for squash, potatoes, holiday wreaths, and possibly a fresh batch of microgreens for the November 18th Thanksgiving market!
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!
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
PLEASE NOTE: We will be at The Cheese Lady in Muskegon on Wednesday, Nov. 22 with fresh bread, rolls, and pies for Thanksgiving. For more information email
SOURDOUGH BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, November 18:
Cranberry Orange Almond Bread $10.00 (available November—December!)
Chili Cheddar Bread $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye $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 18:
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
Pecan Date Scones
Double Chocolate 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
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Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Please note that due to the volume of standing orders, I am at market on the Saturdays that market is closed. (Weather permitting of course! I cancelled last year in the Christmas blizzard.) If you would like to place an order to pick anything up at market on 11-25, please follow the regular preorder procedures and I will be at market from 10-10:30. I only bring orders. If you have a standing order, please confirm if you are coming on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Thanks!
Lily calved on Thursday, closing out the calving for this year. Her calf is a hefty fella, was on his feet eating in under an hour, and both are doing well! We aren’t expecting any more calves until April.
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:
We have beef at the processor and will update what’s available on Friday. 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
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. We do have 10 more hens we’re raising but they probably won’t produce until February.
*Chicken eggs are $6/dozen.
Duck eggs are $10/dozen.
*Eggs will be plentiful on November 25. See above for ordering details.
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
1# raw $8
Glass canning jars:
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
1# block $10
New item! Tiny block $1.50
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
See you Saturday!
Funny Farm of Grant
Hello, all! We discovered some winter squash that were set aside and I
didn’t know were here. So I’ll be at market Saturday. Here’s a list of
what else I’ll bring. If you’d like to reserve something, please text me
at 734 945 0720. I’m excited to be back! Thanks, see you Saturday!
Winter squash, butternut, acorn, maybe more
Jelly, with Pomona’s pectin, elderberry and blackberry/elderberry mix $8
Jelly with regular pectin, I made apple, crab apple/kiwi,
kiwi,elderberry, blueberry and wild grape
Dried scallions, dried onions, kale powder, mushroom powder
The Funny Farm
The Pasturage of Montague
How-dee! We are excited to see you this Saturday with some fresh turkeys in tow. We will likely have a few extra for walk-up sales. If you’re aiming for a specific size, use our pre-order form: www.thepasturage.com/order/ It will likely not be me there, so if you have any questions, contact me directly at 231 288 6112 or email@example.com. Happy Thanksgiving! 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/ See you the 18th!
The Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We have Certified Naturally Grown Chicken, eggs, and produce. No synthetic fertilizer, herbicides or pesticides and only non-GMO seeds are used.
All our chickens are Certified Naturally Grown; they are fed Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown feed.
Chicken (All our chicken is young and tender. Processed at 7-10 weeks)
Whole Chicken Average 4.21 lbs – $4.50 per lb
Whole Roaster Chicken (5 plus lbs) Average 5.25 lbs – $4.00 per lb LIMITED QUANTITY Only 4 left.
Breast (boneless with skin on; two per package) Average 1.25 lbs – normally $7.00 per lb VERY LIMITED QUANTITY LEFT
Breast (boneless SKINLESS; two per package) Average 1.25 lbs – Normally $9.00 per lb SPECIAL $8.50 per lb
Thighs (4 per pack) Average 1.8 lbs – $6.00 per lb
Legs/drumsticks (6 per pack) Average 2.16 lbs – $5.50 per lb
Wings (6 per pack) Average 1.65 lbs- $5.00 per lb
Brown Eggs – Dozen $5.00 Our hens are molting. If we have any – we will bring them on Saturday.
Japanese Minowase Daikon Radish – Daikon radish that is sweet and mild. It is white inside and out with a long, slender shape. The roots store well. Here is another radish that is a great substitute for potatoes. $2.00 each 6 for $5.00
Rutabaga – This root has a deep purple crown and cream-yellow base and is suitable for winter storage. Here is another root veggie that is a great substitute for potatoes. They make great Crispy Hash Browns! $2.00 for 3 1/2 Peck for $5.00
Anchor Peppers – Dried Poblano Pepper. 3 oz resealable pouch $8.00. Limited Quantity
Dried Garlic Scapes – Dehydrated chopped garlic scapes. Enjoy that early summer culinary delight all year long. 3 oz jar $12.00. Very Limited Quantity
Crushed Hot Pepper Flakes – Blend of our dried hot peppers. 2 oz jar $8.00.
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
OUR ORDER DEADLINE TO FRIDAY AT 4PM.
Go to https://mannorfarm.eatfromfarms.com/shop.php
to place an order. This site will get your order reserved immediately if the item is in stock.
We prefer orders be placed through the above link but will take emailed or text orders. We need an email address or text phone number to send invoices to. Email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 231-301-9894.
We are also at the Muskegon Farmers Market on November 18th.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Rd
Hesperia, MI 49421
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 email@example.com 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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