Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 27th, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Supporting Small Local Organic Food Producers since 2005!
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Monday Preorder Newsletter
We have a really special item going on the list for preorders this week, and probably only this week. Sam at the Woven Farm is offering quarts of peaches from Greg Munds farm, for $6.00 a quart, limit 2 quarts per customer. Please contact her as soon as possible. These peaches will only be available at Sweetwater and if the demand is high and the fruit is not abundant she may only have enough for preorders.
Deadlines for other Preorders:
Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by Tuesday 6pm.
Dark Water Coffee needs your roast prefs & orders by Wednesday noon.
Blackbird Farm needs your preorder by Thursday noon for the $15 Market Veggie Bag.
Pine Row Farm & The Pasturage have a nice list of all the available cuts of 100% grassfed meats they have available and need preorders by Friday.
Most all of the vendors will also have lots of stuff available for walk up sales on Saturday, so be sure to check back with the Friday Update news for that list.
Thanks again, and see you at the Market!
Vendors Attending Saturday August 27th:
The Woven Farmstead of Whitehall
Thanks for bearing with me for the past few weeks as I navigate a dry well amongst the busy season! The market table has been a bit slim, but I look forward to adding my next succession of crops in the coming weeks. Good things are growing and I am eager to share them with you!
Spicy Mix Microgreens – $5 + $1 jar deposit
Mellow Mix Microgreens – $5 + $1 jar deposit
Mini Cabbages – $3/quart
Napa Cabbage – $2/head
Swiss Chard – $3/bunch
Curly Kale – $3/bunch
Tuscan Kale -$3/bunch
Collards – $3/bunch
Carrots – (limited – walk up only 🙂 )
Cucumbers (pickling and slicers available) – $3/quart
Zucchini/ Summer Squash – $3/quart
Lunchbox peppers – $3/quart
Jalapeno Peppers – $3/Pint
Banana Peppers – $3/pint
Green tomatoes – $5/quart
Heirloom tomatoes – $5/quart
Assorted Cherry Tomatoes – $5/clamshell (an overflowing pint)
Tomatillo – $4/clamshell (overflowing pint)
Potato Medley (red/yellow/purple/blue) – $5/quart
Onions (small) – $5/pint
Edible Flower Confetti – $4/clamshell
Basil – $3/bunch
Sage – $3/bunch
Leaf Fennel – $3/bunch
Fresh garlic – $5/pint
Large flower bouquet (Quart Jar) – $20
Small flower bouquet (Pint Jar) – $12
All is Certified Naturally Grown and Grown with Love!
Peaches – I have been offered the opportunity to pick peaches from Mund Farm. All profits from peaches will be donated to WMEAC in Gregs honor! – $6/quart. There will be a limit of 2 quarts per customer and at this point you will need to put in a preorder to get your name on the list for some. Email inquire@
To place a pre-order for all veggies, please email inquire@
Cash, cards, and checks are accepted.
Please make checks out to : The Woven Trifecta or Samantha Otto
Have a lovely week + Cheers to good growing!!
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
This week at market, we are again offering 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 six different vegetables with a combined value around $20. We also include a brief note from Farmer Greg and a farm-tested recipe. Each bag costs $15.
This week’s bag will likely contain a combination of some of the following: kale, lettuce, mini cabbage, green peppers, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, parsley, sweet onions, and fresh garlic. Again, each bag will cost $15.
To order your Blackbird Farms Veggie Bag, please email us at email@example.com by noon on Thursday. We will then send you an invoice via Square. Payment can also be made via cash or check (payable to Blackbird Farms).
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!
Blackbird Farms LLC
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
I will have Shitake available for the market on August 27th.
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
Scholl Farm of Montague
Good supply of freshly harvested RED SKIN POTATOES, $5.00 qt.
– Frozen whole birds, 4 TO 7+ LBS. $5.50/lb.
– Frozen chicken pcs, 8 pcs per pkg. $6.00/lb.
CHICKEN GIZZARDS, LIVER AND FEET: $3.00/lb.
RHUBARB: 2 lb. bundle $5.00
NOTE: Our chickens are slowing down…it’s that time of year, so we are limiting eggs to 2 dozen or one flat per customer. Thanks!
– CHICKEN $6.00/doz. FLAT $15
– DUCK $10/doz.
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
Funny Farm of Grant
Hello! Here’s this week’s offerings. Text me at 734 945 0720 if there’s
anything you’d like me to hold for you. Please contact me by 5pm on Friday. Summer squash, zucchinis and cucumbers are done. Too much warm and wet for them. Green beans are probably going to be done soon.
Melons, both water and cantaloupe will be ready soon, maybe this week.
Check back on Friday’s newsletter. I should know more by then. Thanks, see you Saturday!
Cherry tomatoes, lots of colors and shapes, all are sweet
Green tomatoes, for fried green tomatoes
Onions, red and white
Green peppers, so more will turn red
Jellies, asst varieties
Kale powder and mushroom powder
For preorders, please send
a text to 734 945 0720
Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears
We will be bringing a nice selection of coffees with us Saturday if preorders are abundant! All pre-ordering must be placed by Wednesday at noon, jump on our website www.
We can’t wait to see you!
Your humble coffee servants,
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve
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
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, August 27th:
Cheddar Peppercorn Bread $8.00
Lumbertown Rye $7.00
Honey Oat $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $7.00
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, August 27th:
Morning Buns $4.00 each (A hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans and orange oil)
Deep Mud Brownies $4.00 each
Cherry 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 $2.50 each
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Lovely Lemon Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
We’ve had a very interesting and busy summer. Thursday evening Fancey (our Jersey cow) came into the barn without being called or coaxed, and was moving at a faster pace than is typical. I went to see her, and hearing loud insects, headed for the swatter, thinking I would get revenge on the horse fly that nailed me on the back the night before. The insects didn’t behave like horse flies, so after taking out 3 of them, I stopped to inspect them. They were bald faced hornets! Now, I welcome most anything that helps with fly population control, but since I haven’t located where they intend to construct their home, I’m quite uneasy with their presence!
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. If you miss the deadline or prefer to shop in person, I bring a selection of what’s available every Saturday. I will plan to get totals emailed out by 9:30pm. 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.
NY Strip steaks $16.75
Skirt steak $10
Flank steak $10
Hanger steak $10
Sirloin sizzlers $11.50
Sirloin tip roasts $11.50
Round steaks $7.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Chuck roasts $8.50
English roasts $8.50
Rolled rump roasts $8.50
Burger patties (1# average 4/package) $8.25
Ground beef $7.25
Ground round $7.75
Ground sirloin $11.50
Stew meat $8.75
Kabob meat $11.50
Short ribs $7
Soup bones $2.25
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you are interested in beef this fall.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
We will bring the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
Glass canning jars:
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
1# block $6.50
Our early tree has a nice crop. These are a tart, short shelf life old variety. No sprays or chemicals of any type, so there’s some insect damage and blemishes. Walk up sales only, if they’re ready by Saturday.
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
We 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
Wow, you guys will (probably) get to meet my Dad! As of right now, Mom is improving at a pace where Dad can be of service to you. So check out our list and show up en masse! As always, we’re also at Muskegon in stall 148 in case we miss you for some reason. Tootaloo!
The product price list link is here:
The Pasturage LLC of Montague UPDATE 6 17 22
To place a preorder: Text or call 231 288 6112. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
To Pickup: At Sweetwater Local Foods Market, order before 4pm Friday for the 10am to 11am Saturday market. At Muskegon Farmers Market, visit stall 148 every Saturday for direct purchase.
To pay: 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!
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
Hello, Sweetwater friends! We will return on Saturday, September 3rd!
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Forest Finds of Muskegon
We will return on Saturday Sept 17th!
We have lots of good things to help protect your skin, safely, in the summer, along with our newest teas as well!
Click here FOREST FINDS-3
to get the whole list of products and how to order. Thanks!
Contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Contact me @ ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
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 in a sealed envelope on market day pickup.
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