Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Great news! Liberty has fresh spinach and red potatoes available for preorder today! Oh, the benefits of farmers with hoophouses, especially in this gloomy cold wet spring we’re having so far! (and watch for the Friday Update, Sam will be back with tasty microgreens!)
Great news for her, not so much for us (but still great news). Addy at NOVA Bakery has secured one of the downtown Chalets for her chocolate shop! Details below – congrats Addy, and I’ll still know where to find those Hazlenut Biscottis!
Sad news for us: This Saturday is the last day for Three Speed Coffee at the market. We are thankful for the delicious, freshly roasted best coffee in West Michigan we’ve gotten from Three Speed these last years and wish them the best!
Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by Tuesday. For everyone else, please take a look at the list below and get in touch with your farmers & food producers today!
Vendors attending Saturday April 9th:
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
New! Red potatoes $5.00 per bag
New! Spinach $5.00 (very limited, it is just coming on in the hoophouse)
FARM FRESH EGGS! $5.00 per dozen
Whole Chicken $5.50 per lb avg weight 5-7 lbs
Breasts $10.25 lb avg. weight per pkg 1-1.5 lbs
Turkey Drumsticks $5.00/lb
Pork Chops $8.00/lb
New! Pork Steaks $8.00/lb
Pork Shoulder Roasts $10.00 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Hocks $7.00 lb
Nitrate Free Ham Slices $9,00/lb
Spinach & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
Broccoli & Cheddar GF or Reg. $15.00
English Muffins $6.00
Apple Cinnamon Bread $5.00
Cranberry Bread mini loaves$5.00
Raspberry Muffins $4.00 made with our very own raspberries.
Classic Banana Bread $8.00 small $5.00
Regular Baked Donuts $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00
Ginger Apricot Granola $5.00 bag
Ultimate Granola $5.00 bag
Breakfast Cookies $4.00 each
Pizza Crusts $5.00 (4 pack)
Looking forward to seeing everyone 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
NOVA.Super.Natural.Bakery of Muskegon
Hello Sweetwater patrons! I have exciting news that you all are the first to read: NOVA will be moving to a downtown Muskegon chalet for the remainder of the 2022 year! Over the last 2 months I was exploring options to expand my business and cannot wait for this new exciting chapter! On a sad note, that means my last date at Sweetwater will be 4/16, but I will not be far away and have more hours and products for you!
Please put in your order by 4/13 before you go to sleep!
I thank all of you for your support!!
Easter 2022 Menu
Solid Bunnies: ($2)
–Chocolate choices: 88% Ultra dark, 72% dark, 43% Single-origin milk, white, raspberry/white, NEW: milk chocolate/hazelnut praline
-size: 18g (⅔ oz)
Hollow Bunnies: stand up bunny
-Chocolate choices: 88% Ultra dark, 72% dark, 43% single-origin milk, white chocolate
-size 1: ($3) 28g (1oz)
-size 2: ($6) 56g (2oz)
Hollow Bunny (larger size) with 10 small eggs (wrapped up as a great gift!) ($16)
-Bunny chocolate choices: 88% Ultra dark, 72% dark, 43% single-origin milk, white
-Egg flavor choices: solid 72%, solid 43% milk, raspberry/white chocolate, 43% milk with PB filling, 72% dark with caramel, milk chocolate/hazelnut praline
Solid Chicks: super cute detail!
-Chocolate choices: 88% Ultra dark, 72% dark, 43% single-origin milk, white, raspberry/white, milk chocolate/hazelnut praline
-size: ($5) 80g (2.8oz)
Small Eggs (double the size of last years!): individually foil-wrapped in bags of 10 (U pick the flavors!) ($10)
-flavor choices: solid 72%, solid 43% milk, raspberry/white chocolate, 43% milk with PB filling, 72% dark with caramel, milk chocolate/hazelnut praline
-size: 120g (4.2oz) for the 10 pack
Medium Eggs: filled eggs coated in chocolate-like a giant bonbon!
-choice 1: 43% milk with PB filling ($2.50)
-choice 2: 72% dark with caramel ($2.50)
-choice 3: take choice 1&2 and press them together-the ultimate egg-sperience! ($5)
GIANT Pastel Rainbow Hollow Egg! Perfect gift for the ultimate chocolate lover!! Filled with 10 of the foil-wrapped small eggs (see flavor options above) ($25)
-Flavor choices: 72% or 43% milk (plus your surprise small egg choices) (over 1# of chocolate!)
My regular offerings (ALL Gluten-Free):
-Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie $3: 72% dark chocolate chunks, organic oats with crisp outer edge and chewy center
-Pecan Dandie $2: tender shortbread packed with organic pecans
-Buckwheat Bars $4: chewy brownie, crunchy organic buckwheat, perfect treat!
-Hazelnut Biscotti $6: whole and ground organic hazelnuts give this a more delicate crunch and amazing flavor! Dipped in 72% dark chocolate
-Buttercrunch Toffee $6: 4 ingredient magic!! Thin layer of organic toffee coated in 72% dark chocolate
-Chocolate-Coated Pepita Brittle $6: organic pepitas toasted and coated in a local honey brittle and 72% dark chocolate
-Magic Chocolate Powder $5: all organic and dairy-free blend including Saigon cinnamon and fresh vanilla bean (will make 4 servings of hot chocolate using the milk of your choice)
-GF CHOCOLATE Bars: $6
-NEW: 43% milk chocolate/hazelnut praline: creamy ground hazelnut filling with milk chocolate-an amazing experience!
-Toasted Seeds-organic pumpkin, hemp, sunflower and sesame seeds (also DF)
-Mango Chili Lime (also dairy free)
-Toasted Organic Hazelnut (also dairy free)
-Peanut Butter (also DF)
-(Single Origin) 43% Milk Chocolate
-(Single Origin) 43% Milk with dried Michigan tart cherries
-Solid 72% (also DF)
I accept Venmo, cash, check and all credit/debit cards.
Please let me know if you have any special requests or questions!
Addy Kinziger, RD, Pastry Chef
NOVA Super. Natural. Bakery. LLC
Woven Farm of Whitehall
Hello! I will have microgreens for walk up purchase this Saturday. An updated list of available greens will be shared in the Friday Newsletter!
CSA Shares are still available!
I am offering half and whole shares for vegetable CSA and a floral CSA! Both include added perks. Learn more here:
Market Cards are available! – if CSA is not your style, but you would like to support the farm through an early season purchase, consider a market card. It is a gift card that I add an extra 20% of the value to, that can be used on any of the farm offerings + gets you all of the additional perks I offer to traditional CSA customers! To learn more:
Seedlings are available for preorder! I am offering preorders on seedling plants this year! This will allow me to grow a bit more sustainably as it will prevent over seeding and wasting resources. (I will have limited seedling availability for walk up purchases though May and June)
However, if you would like to guarantee yourself seedlings consider preordering below!
All seedlings will be healthy and well rooted in a 3” pot, ready to transplant into your own garden!
All seedlings will be available to pick up on farm or at Sweetwater market from late May through June!
Please reach out via phone or email with any questions regarding CSA! – I would love to grow ya an abundance of fresh veggies+flowers all season long!
Scholl Farms of Montague
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $6/doz., $15/flat, no limit.
POTATOES: Adirondack Red (pink inside), $2/lb. Buy in quantity; 10lbs/$17,
DRESSED BROILERS: (frozen whole): 7+ lbs. $5.50/lb
CHICKEN GIZZARDS, LIVER, AND FEET: $3/lb
Place orders via voice message at (231) 893-1311. Leave your name, phone number and speak slow and clear.
Thanks so Much,
Stu and Connie
All of our products are grown organically.
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 9:00pm. 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:
Our inventory is obviously low. We are scheduled to pick up beef from the processor on April 12. Meanwhile, roasts pair wonderfully with storage vegetables…….
English roasts $7.50/#
Chuck roasts $7.50/#
We also sell by halves and quarters! Please contact us if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
Goose eggs also available.
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
Glass canning jars:
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely. They are eating hay and certified organic feed currently. We do have a waiting list for pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
What we call pork loin roast here at The Pasturage goes by many different names. Some call it a pork rib rack, similar to a rack of lamb. Some call it a rib roast, similar to a standing rib roast of beef. Some call it the prime rib of pork. Whatever you call it, it is a little known and extremely underappreciated cut of pork. Those that are in on the secret rave about it. Look it up! Try it for Easter instead of ham! You won’t be disappointed!
New! Spicy Breakfast links. $14.00lb. Add a little heat to your morning! 10 links in 1lb package
Breakfast links. $14.00lb. Breakfast is better with lamb! 10 links in 1lb package.
Bratwurst. $14.00lb. Perfect for pork averse people. 5 links in 1 lb package.
Kielbasa. $14.00lb. Not just for pork. 5 links in 1 lb package. No sugar or dextrose.
Sweet Italian links. $14.00lb. My Mom’s favorite. Around a 1# package, natural casings.
Boneless Shoulder Roast. $10.00lb. Braise, appraise and rave. Avg. 3.3
Bone-in Shoulder Roast. $10.00lb. Curry approved. Avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Neck Roast. $8.00lb. Wine and dine. Avg 2 lbs per pack.
Sirloin Roast. $16.00lb. Melt in your mouth amazing. 1 per pack, boneless, netted, avg. 1.2 lbs per pack.
Bone-in Leg of lamb. $14.00lb. Epitome of a roast. Around 4 lbs each.
Boneless Leg of lamb. $14.00lb. Any way you cut it: delicious. Netted, range 3-4 lbs. per pack.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Singly packaged, so order three to make a whole shank.
Shanks, whole. $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Do not be afraid of
Lamb Heart. $5.00lb. Aorta be standard fare. Avg. 0.6 lbs per pkg.
Lamb Liver. $5.00lb. Conveniently pre-sliced in a reasonable package size. Avg 0.5lb per pkg.
Lamb kidney. $5.00lb. Deviled kidneys are one of my favorite foods. 2 per pkg, avg 0.3 per pkg.
Soup bones. $5.00lb. Now cut into pieces! Avg 2lbs per pack.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Half Rack. $16.00lb. Impressive cut, delectable meat. 4-5 ribs per pack, range 0.6-1.0 lbs. per pack.
Whole Rack. $16.00lb. Get ready to Grill!! 8-9 ribs per pack, range 1-1.75 lbs per pack.
Loin Chop. $16.00lb. Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop. $16.00lb. Tender nugget in an arc of bone. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb per package.
Steaks and such
Sirloin Steak. $16.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Leg steak. $14.00lb. 1 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Shoulder Steak. $10.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Can’t go wrong freezer stand-by’s
Stew Meat. $12.00lb. My Mom has recipes! 1lb pkg.
Ground Lamb. $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Andouille $13.00ea. Last chance, the slaughterhouse discontinued recipe. 1 lb pkg of 5 links.
Brats. $13.00ea. Classic recipe. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Jalapeno Brats. $13.00ea. Mild heat, booming flavor. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Chorizo. $13.00ea. A Sweetwater favorite. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Italian. $13.00ea. Perfect for spaghetti. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Kielbasa. $13.00ea. Fresh German style. 1lb pkg of 5 links.
Breakfast links. $13.00 per lb. The packages avg. 0.85-1 lbs with 10 links per package.
Fresh Ham. $10.00lb. Put that home-smoker to use. Half (1.5-2lbs) or whole (2-4lbs).
Pork Shoulder Roast. $12.00lb. Traditional pulled pork cut. Half (1.5-2lbs) only.
Pork Butt Roast. $12.00lb. The back of the shoulder. Whole (3-4lbs).
Loin Roast. $12.00lb. Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
Do not be afraid of
Fat Back. $3.00lb. My favorite for deep frying. Also, ran out of suet? Perfect for birds! Range 0.5-2.0 lbs per pack.
Leaf fat. $5.00lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Jowl, fresh. $5.00lb. Make your own jowl bacon. 1-2 lbs per pack.
Hocks, fresh. $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1.5-2lbs.
Pork shanks. $5.00lb. Two per pack, range 1-2.5lbs.
Pork Heart. $5.00lb. One per pkg. 0.75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney. $5.00lb. One or two per pkg. 0.25 – 0.75lb
Pork Neck Bones. $4.00lb. Great for stock. 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Ears. $5.00lb. Also great raw dog treat. Two per pkg. .25 – .5 lb
Pork Tongue. $5.00lb. Makes the best tacos. 0.3-0.7 per package.
Cuts of the smaller variety
Ground Pork. $9.00ea. Versatile. 1 lb. tube
Pork Chops. $11.00lb. 3/4″-1″thick, 2-4 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Pork Steak. *low stock, pre-order only* $10.00lb. Marbled better than beef. Two per pkg, range 0.75-1.5 lbs per pkg.
Text or call 231 288 6112.
Please do so by Friday at 4pm for Sweetwater Local Foods Market pick up. Otherwise, whenever.
Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) at pick up is preferred.
Or I can do a credit card at pick up. Or, finally, I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage!
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.
For EASTER weekend we will be baking: Cranberry Orange Almond Bread and Chocolate
Cherry Bread! Available Saturday, April 16 th .
To pay with cash or check at pickup send an email order to: Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, April 9th:
Chili Cheddar $8.00
Honey Oat $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $6.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, April 9th:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $4.00 each
COOKIES: $3.00 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)
Vanilla Shortcakes: (On Vacation for Winter—but we will accept special orders of 12 or more)
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10.00
Peanut Butter Granola $10.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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April 9th will be our last day of attendance at Sweetwater Market until Fall of 2022.
Our schedules have become very busy during summer. We are still roasting, we are still
available for pick ups at our residence, and possible delivery during the week. The list
below is accurate, and will be updated. You can contact us direct at email below.
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad.
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole Bean, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Mocha Java Blend
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
Three Speed Coffee
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards!
Chad & Lori Shepard
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Calendula is a bright orange or yellow flower that was commonly seen in gardens. It has many healing properties such as, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, vulnerary ( wound healing), and more. I love it as a topical skin healer or internal use as a anti-fungal. You can find calendula in our Moon Glow face serum, Herbal Toner, Heal-All balm, and Garden lip balm.
Juicy Rose Honey Electuary 15
An electuary is a honey herb paste taken for medicinal benefits, and also delicious! You can add to tea or eat directly off spoon. This is a blend of wild roses, shatavari, schizandra berries, and cardamom. This blend is used to support stress, energy, and libido.
–Moon Glow – Face Serum $25
Anti-aging, reduces fine lines, softens and soothes.
Calendula, sea Buckthorn, rose hips, sandalwood, frankincense, helichrysum, argan, and jojoba.
–Herbal Toner $15
Soothing and clearing. Remove excess oil, and tighten pores. Calendula, yarrow, rose Water, and witch hazel.
–Forest Balm $10
A multipurpose balm for skin protection, chest rub and muscle rub. Smells like the pine forest!
–Heal All $10
For cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, and rashes. A seasonal blend of skin healing, and soothing herbs.
–Magnesium Butter $12
Magnesium is essential for relaxing muscles, brain, and nervous system.
Coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter, and magnesium chloride.
-Propolis lip balm $5
Our honeybee propolis combined with our beeswax and jojoba oil.
-Garden Balm lip balm $4
Plantain, calendula, and more, combine to make a soothing green lip balm. I like this for chapped noses and cheeks too.
Sale on all hydrosols! 11$!
Hydrosols are the molecular water from a distillation. They contain the essential oils of the plant along with other healing constituents. Can be used as room or body sprays. Some are ok for internal use, and wounds.
Available: Yarrow, balsam fir, thyme, tulsi, and rose.
–Smudge Sticks $5
Aromatic herbs are used traditionally worldwide, and burned to cleanse the air of bacteria and negative energy. Wildcrafted with intention and ceremony on Michigan’s lakeshore. A rotating selection of Michigan evergreens.
*Citrus Rose Bath Salts 7$
A blend of magnesium and Dead Sea salts with wild rose, sweet orange, and sandalwood. 2-3 baths worth.
–Wild Green Salt $10
Rotating blend of wild and organically grown herbs infused into Real salt.
–Elderberry Syrup $15/4oz
A great antiviral with respiratory support, that is also delicious! Can be taken regularly by the spoonful when symptomatic, or enjoy as a treat when desired. Wild elderberries, wild cherry, turkey tail mushroom, usnea, warming spices, our raw honey and a touch of potent honeybee propolis.
-Fire cider! $10/2oz, $20/4oz
A potent blend of apple cider vinegar, and our honey, infused with onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, cranberries, white pine, and more. Great for immune support, or add to salad dressing, or marinade.
–Teas, Tisanes, Infusions $10
Organically grown and sustainably wildcrafted herbs, as locally sourced as possible. Approx. 20-25 servings.
*Nourish – A nourishing blend for all ages. Raspberry leaf,nettles, oatstraw, red clover, mint
*Mallow Balm – Soothe & Support. Lemon Balm, marshmallow leaf, bee balm, and hawthorn leaf and flower
*Tranquility – Relax, and relieve
Lemon Balm, damiana, linden, lavender, skullcap, and sweet fern
*Cacao Kava $15
Functional hot cocoa! A synergistic blend of cacao and kava kava root with medicinal mushrooms and creamy coconut milk, and maca root. Kava kava is especially enjoyable for a relaxed mind and body, or in social situations and conversation.
–Tinctures $10/oz up to 8oz sizes available.
A product of the hive, excellent for immune support, tooth problems, and overall health.
A blend of 6 medicinal mushrooms harvested by me in Michigan forests. Double extracted to give you more medicinal benefits.
Adaptogenic herbs to help you deal with stress. Productive and focused without burnout.
A heart healing, heart opening blend. I love this formula for relieving grief and anxiety that resides in the heart.
A traditional blend of lemon balm and St. John’s wort for supporting seasonal mood shifts, and chronic viral support.
Herbal extract used as digestive tonic for bloating, heartburn, indigestion and occasional gas.
Blends available: Grapefruit Spicebush Rosemary, Balsam Hawthorn
–Raw Local Honey
Our honey is small batch, completly raw and unheated, minimally filtered, and only glass jars. The bees are only given minimal natural treatment. Grown right here in Muskegon!
4oz – $5
8oz – $10
Pint – $15
Quart – $25
Half Gallon – $50
New! Infused honey! 7$
4oz jars with herb infused honey. These are great by the spoonful or in your tea.
Available: Cottonwood, osha, balsam fir, and tulsi.
Orders can be placed until 5pm Friday.
Check out the Etsy shop at
Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove, available for pick up at Sweetwater market, or contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be at market again in May.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return soon, in the meantime see below.
Shady Side Farm
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