Sweetwater Monday Preorder for Saturday September 30th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, September 30th, 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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Sweetwater Pledge to Customers
Monday Preorder News
The Pasturage last week for Honey Crisp apples!
Laughing Tree Bakery needs preorders by Tuesday 6pm
J&J Tortilla will be coming in October so get those preorders ready soon!

Vendors Attending Saturday September 30th:

The Pasturage of Montague
The apples are just as good as last year!  This weekend will be our final weekend offering the apples.  They are honeycrisp apples from First Fruit Family Farm in New Era owned by the Jensen family.  They are $3.25/#, taste phenomenal, and will keep for several months if stored in your refrigerator: so load up! And bring your own containers!
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

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
LAST CALL FOR TOMATOES: This week we have available for preorders bulk San Marzano tomatoes, perfect for freezing or canning now for use all winter long. We are offering 10-pound bags for $25 each. If you are interested in ordering tomatoes for pickup at this week’s market, please email us at farmer.blackbirdfarms@gmail.com.
We are very much looking forward to returning to the Sweetwater Market this Saturday and will have many other vegetables for walk-up sales. Please look to this Friday’s newsletter for full details of our offerings.
Greg & Shel
Blackbird Farm

Funny Farm of Grant
Hello, I’m glad to be back, sorry for the absence. Check back on Friday for a more up-to-date list.
So far I’ll have:
Lettuce, bagged
Cherry tomatoes
Slicing tomatoes
Onions white, yellow & red
Winter squash, acorn, spaghetti and more
Napa Cabbage
Swiss Chard
Blackberries (limited quantity)
If you’d like something reserved, send a text to 734 945 0720. Thanks!
Barb Loe

Scholl Farms of Montague
All our products and produce are raised/grown organically using 100% certified organic feeds for our animals and no chemicals or inorganic fertilizers on our land.
CHICKEN EGGS:  $6.00/doz.  Limit one dozen.
RHUBARB:  $3.00 a bundle.  This is the last week.
SPUDS:  Purple, Yellow, Fingerlings (Austrian Crescents), Red Skins, Kennebec:  $20.00/peck(8 quarts), $30.00/half bushel (16 quarts), $50.00 bushel (32 quarts).  Mix and match or all one variety. Easy to store – dry, cool, dark and air flow.
SQUASH:  Butternut, Spaghetti, Acorn.  $2.00, $3.00 and $4.00 (price per size).
PUMPKINS:  Pie $3.00/each.  Decorative priced by size.
STRAWBERRY POPCORN (decorative and popping) $1.00 each or three for $2.00.
CORN STALKS BUNDLES:  Broom and Indian.  $8.00 each.  Pre-orders only – specify height (ft.)
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

Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
~Greetings Sweetwater Friends!   We plan to come to Sweetwater on September 30th.  Please get your advance orders in to us.
We have 1 quarter of beef available between now and the end of the year.  Let me know if you are interested!
We have a lot of ground beef! $6.50 per lb, in ~ 1/2 and 1# packaging.  Same price for many years!
Please let us know if you want to pay at pick up (cash or checks made out to Earthscape Farm), or on line with a Square invoice.  We can most likely fill orders up until 7am Saturday morning!
Email earthscapefarm@gmail.com.
Please note: We have limited beef with us for you to buy at Market.   Please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
Porterhouse $15/lb 2 per package
Rib Steaks $14 /lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak  $14/ lb.  2 per package
Sirloin Steak  $10/lb.   1 per package.
Flank Steak $10 / lb.  1 per package  OUT
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package
Stew Meat $8 per lb.
Kabob beef $8 per lb.Great for grilling!
Skirt Steak $8/lb
Cubed Steak  $8/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package  OUT
Round Steak  $7/lb.  .5 to 1.5# per package
Rolled Rump, English or Arm Roast  $8.00/lb.
Tri-Tip Roast. $8 /lb
Brisket $8 per lb. Halves available!
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck!  $8 per lb.  OUT
Ground Sirloin!  $9 per lb! OUT
Ground Beef  $6.50/lb.   ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $8 per lb.   2 and 4 per package
Short Ribs $6 per lb.
Liver $4/lb OUT
Heart $3 per lb. OUT
Tongue $3.50 per lb. OUT
Oxtail $5 per lb.  Rabo De Toro in Spain. OUT
Soup Bones $2 per lb.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

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 :-),
We’re hoping to get some much needed rain this week! Have a wonderful last week of September!
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.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
*Chicken eggs are $6/dozen.
Duck eggs are $10/dozen.
*We have plenty of eggs weekly! I’ve brought eggs back home from market on 2 of the last 3 weeks. The standing order list is open. 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!

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. 30:
Elbridge Parmesan Olive 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, Sept. 30:
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
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
Find us on facebook and Instagram

J&J Tortillas of Hopkins
Hello all!
We will be at Sweetwater Saturday, October 14th!
Any orders need to be in by Saturday, October 7th. Email your orders to info@jjtortillas.com
Thank you and see you then!
See below for product / pricing.  Our prices have not changed since we started this business in 2015.
Also, I’m sure many of you know, but our tortillas freeze wonderfully.
Tortillas / 6 per pack
Regular size (8” /  7.6oz)  OR Large size (10” / 16.7oz)
Organic KAMUT® ancient grain tortilla 7.6oz 6/$4.50
Organic Spelt Tortilla ancient grain tortilla 7.6oz 6/$4.50
Organic Spinach Garlic Wraps 7.6oz 6/$4.00
Organic Tomato Basil Wraps 7.6oz 6/$4.00
Organic Whole Wheat Tortilla (Regular & Large, 7.6oz & 16.7oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
Organic Unbleached White Tortilla (Regular & Large) 7.6oz & 16.7oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
Jason & Jaclyn
J&J Tortilla Co.
Hopkins, MI 49328

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

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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To remind everyone about what is unique about Sweetwater, here is a link to the Sweetwater Pledge to Our Customers. This Pledge is signed by all vendors, and we stand behind Sweetwater Pledge to Customers