Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, September 2nd, 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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September? Whoa, slow yer roll there, summer!
Crow’s Nest is back with garlic!
Laughing Tree Bakery needs preorders by Tuesday 6pm (rumor has it that Hilde herself will be here!)
Blackbird Farm needs your veggie bag preorders by Thursday.
Funny Farm needs preorders for blackberries.
Vendors Attending Saturday September 2nd:
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Thanks so much to all of you who came out to the market this past Saturday and made the day a success for us. We are looking forward to seeing you again at this Saturday’s market with all manner of good things to eat!
This week we are again offering for pre-order our pre-selected, pre-packed bags of fresh vegetables. These bags are something akin to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We assemble bags of our highest quality veggies based on whatever is fresh and in season for that week. In the bag, we aim to have some combination and quantity of at least five different vegetables with a combined value around $25. We also include a brief note from Farmer Greg and a farm-tested recipe. Each bag costs $20. This week’s bag will potentially contain a selection of some of the following: lettuce, carrots, herbs, sweet peppers, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, and garlic. To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at email@example.com
In addition, this season we are experimenting with offering four-week-long trial shares for folks who are curious about the CSA model but not quite ready to commit to a full season. These will be offered in four-week sessions (basically the months of September, and October), with pick-up on the farm on Thursday evenings. Trial shares will be offered as either full shares ($140) or small shares ($75). The sign-up form is available online.
We also plan to have many items for walk-up sales–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
Funny Farm of Grant
The farm is looking good except for the weeds. To be expected, it’s August! The berries are still making berries, I hope there’s more this week. They keep making flowers and more baby berries so I should have them for a while. Here’s what I plan to bring.
Cabbage and Napa cabbage,
kohlrabis, the Giant kind
White onions & garlic
Potatoes, red, golden and nicola
I will have some big blackberries, please preorder.
Updates if needed will post on Friday.
Preorder requests: text # 734 945 0720 and I
will respond to confirm the order.
Thanks for a good year!
Crow’s Nest Garlic of Muskegon
Crow’s Nest Garlic is back again!
We will have 3 varieties for walk up only sale this year 🙂
MUSIC is our all-purpose porcelain variety with 4-5 very large cloves per head. Especially good for roasting or processing.
SIBERIAN garlic has the highest allicin content of any garlic – this is the compound that makes garlic SO delicious and good for you!
CARPATHIAN garlic is my personal favorite… beautiful purple streaked clove wrappers peel very easily and the flavor is incredible.
Thanks again for your support!
Dirty Roots Healing of Muskegon
Forest Finds has rebranded! Dirty Roots Healing is our new name. Still the same amazing herbal products. I am going to continue to carry the favorites, along with new seasonal items.
This week: A new batch of Wild Salt is coming! If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a great blend of just right herbs and salt, for veggies and/or meats!
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!
Scholl Farms of Montague
Egg Preorders needed by Wednesday this week:
Limit to 1 dozen per customer.
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz. Duck – $10.00/doz.
All our products and produce are raised/grown organically using 100% certified organic feeds for our animals.
Five kinds of potatoes for walk up sales Saturday.
Rhubarb $3.00 a bundle.
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
The Woven Farm of Whitehall
Check back Friday for a full list of what will be on the market table!
Cheers to good growing!
The Woven Trifecta
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We received a call from the post office before 8am on Wednesday morning. Our “quackage” had arrived. The lady at the post office was giving the ducklings water from a cup while she waited for us to get there! They all arrived safe and sound, and THIRSTY. While they were drinking plenty of water, it took them another day to add food to their diet. Ducklings always seem to be perpetually happy, and are fun to watch as they grab a bite of food, wash it down with water, and repeat. They also waddle over to inspect the waterer every time it’s refilled.
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
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
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 ground beef bundles available in 25, 50, 75, and 100 pounds. Save 25 cents a pound on 25#, and 50 cents a pound on 50# or more, while supplies last! We have enough ground round and ground sirloin on hand to offer the same sale.
We’re sold out for this year.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
*Chicken eggs are $6/dozen. Sold out.
Orders are now rolling in over a week in advance. I did sell 4 dozen pullet eggs for walk up sales last Saturday. I anticipate at least that many this coming Saturday.
*Chicken eggs have been in short supply. Please don’t give up on us. I have 52 lovely little chick hens that should begin to lay at production level in September. I’ve been raising them since early April. The standing order list will reopen once the supply increases sufficiently. Please let me know if you would like to be on the list, and how many dozen you would like weekly. Thanks!
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
I have been monitoring the fruit trees for the last couple of weeks. Fruit will be available for walk up sales only, once it’s ready and I have daylight hours for harvesting.
See you Saturday!
The Pasturage of Montague
Life composed: what would that look like? Certainly not autumn. This begins our busiest time of year which won’t let up until after Thanksgiving. The days are shorter which yields less regrowth of the pasture. Plus those cute little lambies are now big teenagers with an appetite to match. The turkeys are not solely dependent on forage but they sure act like they are. Don’t even get me started on the pigs: they’re omnivorous almost to a fault. But what can I say? I love everything about my sheep and turkeys. The pigs… well… let’s just say they sure taste great.
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 email@example.com
Just a small sampling of our lamb & pork products from our preorder form:
Ground Lamb $13 PER POUND
Lamb Stewmeat $13 PER POUND
Lamb Hot Dogs (aka sheep dogs) $11.50 PER EACH
Lamb Gyro Brat $11.50 PER EACH
Pork Chops $12.00 PER POUND
Pork Breakfast links $13.50 PER POUND
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. 2:
Cheddar Peppercorn Bread $8.00
Lumbertown 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, Sept. 2:
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
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
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!
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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