Sweetwater Monday Preorder for Saturday September 23rd Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Contact info at end of newsletter
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Monday Preorder News
Laughing Tree Bakery needs preorders by Tuesday 6pm
The Pasturage is having a freezer blow out sale – check her listing!
Woven Farm finds proof of a mild winter coming!
Mannor Farm returns with chicken & squash – preorder only.
J&J Tortilla will be coming in October so get those preorders ready soon!

Vendors Attending Saturday September 23rd:

The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Happy Monday!
September is cruising right on by and the field is showing signs of slowing down ( for summer crops anyway!)
In the hustle and bustle of the season, I forgot to mention to folks that I’ve picked up a full time job in hopes of getting a deep well dripped on the farm sooner, rather than later. It’s been a balancing act keeping the farm thriving while simultaneously stepping away from the majority of the day, but we are making it happen!
With that said, I’ll be sticking with walk up sales for the next several weeks to make market harvest a bit easier!
I’ve been working hard to flip many summer crops into fall roots and greens in hopes that there will be veggies well into the snowy season – this weekend while in the field I found a handful of wooly bear caterpillars that featured lots of brown, leading to signs that there will be a mild winter (and an extended season ahead!)
Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday!
Cheers to good growing!
Sam Otto
The Woven Trifecta

Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
I’m looking forward to fall after a fairly hectic pace all summer. There is usually a brief reprieve from flies and other summer nuisances before the shoveling and fight for liquid water sets in. The birds in the brooder should be able to tolerate the lower temperatures in 4-6 weeks. A minimum of 70 degrees is my target temperature for them this week.
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.
Round steaks $7.75
Rolled rump roast $8.50
Chuck roast $8.50
Chuck steaks $8.50
English roasts $8.50
Arm roasts $8.50
Short ribs, regular or Korean cut, $7
Shank $5.75
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round (vacuum sealed) $8.25
Ground round (tube pack) $7.75
Ground sirloin (vacuum sealed) $12
Ground sirloin (tube pack) $11.50
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
Oxtail $6.25
Tongue $6.00
Kidneys $4.50
We sell by halves and quarters. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the list for 2024.
Sale! We have 25# ground beef bundles. Save 25 cents a pound while supplies last! We have enough ground round and ground sirloin on hand to offer the same sale.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
*Chicken eggs are $6/dozen.
Pullet eggs are $4/dozen.
Duck eggs are $10/dozen.
*We have plenty of eggs weekly! Most of the pullet eggs are now the same size as the feather-foots’ (light Brahmas’). This Saturday is likely the last for pullet eggs. The standing order list should reopen on the 30th. Please let me know if you would like to be on the list, and how many dozen you would like weekly. Thanks!
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!

The Pasturage of Montague
Hello all!  I hope the closure of highway 31 didn’t deter you last weekend.  It looks like construction will continue for a couple of weeks so plan accordingly: you won’t want to miss our blowout freezer sale!  We’ll be highlighting items over the coming weeks to help make room in our freezer.  This week, we’re offering lamb sirloin steaks at half price!  That’s only $8.75 per pound!  Stock up for those dinners when you cook to impress the company. As always, our pre-order form is the best way to see what we have and get what you want! Find it here: https://form.jotform.com/231266729632056 or you can always call/text 231 288 6112 or email thepasturage@gmail.com

Laughing Tree Bakery
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, Sept. 23:
Cheddar Peppercorn Bread $8.00
Cobmoosa Onion 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, Sept. 23:
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 will have Certified Naturally Grown Chicken, Rabbit, squash, and pie pumpkin.
Whole Chicken  –  $4.50 per lb
Breast (boneless with skin on; two per package)  –  $8.50 per lb
Thighs (4 per pack)  –  $6.50 per lb
Legs/drumsticks (6 per pack) – $5.50 per lb
Wings (6 per pack) – $5.00 per lb
Necks (10 per pack) – $2.00 per lb
Backs (2 per pack) – $1.50 per lb
Livers (about 1 lb per pack) – $2.50 per lb
Rabbit (quartered) – $8.00 per lb
Honeynut Squash – $3.00 each
AngelHair Spaghetti Squash – $2.00 each
New England Pie Pumpkin – $3.00 each
Pre-orders only.  Go to https://mannorfarm.eatfromfarms.com/shop.php to place an order.
We look forward to returning to Sweetwater Farmers Market on a regular basis if there is a demand for our products.
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Rd
Hesperia, MI 49421


Funny Farm of Grant
I am taking a weekend off next week. A close family friend is getting married on Saturday, 23rd, and we are going! I’ll be back on the 30th. The lettuce should be regrown by then. Who knows what else will be ready! If you’d like something reserved, send a text to 734 945 0720.
Barb Loe

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Though we will not be at market this Saturday, we look forward to bringing you all manner of delicious things the following week.
Greg & Shel
Blackbird Farm

Scholl Farms of Montague
We will return to market on Sept 30.
Thanks So Much,
Stu and Connie

Crow’s Nest Garlic
We are taking a few weeks off but will return.

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  dirtyrootshealing@yahoo.com or leave a message at 616-834-3233 Thank you for your support!
Love, Cody

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

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.

Contact the market
(231)742-8477 (leave a message).
Email: sweetwaterlocalfoodsmkt@gmail.com
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