Sweetwater Monday Preorder for Saturday November 4th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, November 4th, 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
You can preorder garlic from Blackbird Farm!
You can preorder Jonathan apples from Liberty!
Laughing Tree Bakery needs your bread preorders by Tuesday 6pm.
Cody at Dirty Roots has a new fall menu up – check it out!
If you need a good reason to love local food, read Julie of The Pasturage talk on turkeys in “returning soon” section. Speaking of turkeys, It’s not too early to get your turkey orders in – both Liberty & Pasturage are taking orders!

See you at the market!

Vendors Attending Saturday November 4th:

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This week we have the following items available for pre-orders:
“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 garlic, please email us at farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com by noon on Thursday. Payment can be made at market via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
We also plan to have many, many other items for walk-up sales, including fall favorites like Brussels sprouts, as well as ginger and our famous fire cider kits–watch for more information in Friday’s newsletter.
Thanks so much! We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new this Saturday!
Greg & Shel
Blackbird Farm

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Happy November (almost!)
This Saturday marks the first November market of the season and I am happy to report that while the field has sure slowed down, it is still filled abundantly with hardy fall crops to keep us nourished in the coming weeks + months.
I will have assorted crops for walk up sales!
I will also begin bringing foraged holiday wreathes this week! I have collected and dried many beautiful flowers and foliage throughout the season and have been enjoying assembling them into wreathes and swags to celebrate the season ahead.
Stop by and check them out!
Lastly, I am excited to announce that I will be opening sign ups for my 2024 main season CSA this week! CSA seems to fill up quicker and quicker each year – if you would like to guarantee yourself a full season of abundant harvests, consider joining! Hop on over to my website for additional details (will be published Wednesday November 1st!)
Cheers to good growing!
Sam Otto
The Woven Trifecta

Scholl Farms of Montague
Sam of The Woven Farm will have our products for walk up sales on Saturday (no preorders)
Four varieties of potatoes.
Butternut & Hubbard squash.
Indian corn and Strawberry popcorn
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie

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 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
Chuck steaks $8.50
Short ribs, regular or Korean cut, $7
Shank $5.75
Ground round (tube pack) $7.75
Ground sirloin (tube pack) $11.50
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
Oxtail $6.25
Tongue $6.00
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.
Chicken eggs are $6/dozen.
Duck eggs are $10/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!

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart 
New! Certified Organic Jonathon Apples from Hackert Farms!
1/2 peck $7.00
Peck $12.00
New! Kale $5.00 per bag
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
Thighs $6.00/lb
Drumsticks $5.75/lb
Wings $5.75/lb
Broth Pack $4.00
Livers $5.00
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 libertyff@gmail.com 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!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

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 4 th :
Cranberry Orange Almond Bread $10.00 (available November—December!)
Cheddar Peppercorn Bread $8.00
Lumbertown 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
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 4:
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
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
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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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 and rabbits 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  SPECIAL  $6.50 PER LB  
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
Backs (2 per pack) Average 2.5 lbs – $1.50 per lb
Brown Eggs – Dozen  $5.00  Our hens are saying the weather is too cold and there ain’t enough daylight…so we won’t work real hard in this egg laying business!!!  VERY LIMITED QUANTITY  
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.  SPECIAL $2.00 each   10 for $10.00
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
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.
We plan on being at Sweetwater Farmers Market next on November 18th if we have enough orders.  We are also at the Muskegon Farmers Market on November 4th and 18th.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Rd
Hesperia, MI 49421
Email orders to the.mannor.farm@gmail.com or text to 231-301-9894

Dirty Roots Healing of Muskegon
I will be at market Saturday with a wide variety of my herbal products. Preorders are appreciated. 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 http://www.sweetwaterlocalfoodsmarket.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DIRTY-ROOTS-4.pdf
Email us at  dirtyrootshealing@yahoo.com or leave a message at 616-834-3233 Thank you for your support!
Love, Cody

Returning Soon

The Pasturage of Montague
If you missed our turkey tour, I’ll recap for you here: Did I mention that our turkeys are Certified Naturally Grown?  They are!  Isn’t that cool?!  I know people say that turkeys are dumb, or I’ve heard people call them vicious, but I love the way we raise our birds.  They are fed certified organic grain on pasture, moved weekly, eat bugs, roost when they feel like it, and follow me around with the most endearing chirring noise.  When I move them to a new paddock, they purr.  I kid you not.  I’m using descriptive language meant for other species because, apparently, gobbling was the only thing people heard when they saw turkeys.  But the range of vocalizations is much greater than a gobble and I love their expressiveness!  So if your idea of giving thanks is eating a well-loved bird, please do drop me a line. Although we will not be at Sweetwater this weekend, check out our online pre-order form for some deep discounts!  Find it here: http://thepasturage.com/order/  Julie

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

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

Funny Farm of Grant
Well the season is over for us! I may return at some point with my preserves and dried goods, we’ll see. Thank you so much for your support recently, It is very much appreciated. Barb Loe

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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