Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, February 18th, 2023
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Supporting Small Local Organic Food Producers since 2005!
Sweetwater Pledge to Customers
As this letter goes out Monday morning, looks like another clear, beautiful SUNNY day! Feels like this is our reward for surviving October, November, December & January cloudy gloom! Should have us all inspired to get those preorders in today!
-Earthscape Farm is back this week with the best price for ground beef in West Michigan!
-Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by Tuesday 6pm (and they will not be at market on the 25th so be sure to stock up!).
-Woven Tree Farm has a great last minute Valentine’s Day gift – a CSA Flower Share!
-Pine Row Farm, The Pasturage & Scholl Farm have excellent meats & eggs waiting for your preorders to bring them to you at the market!
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!
CSA INFO Interested in joining a CSA (community supported agriculture) farm this coming year? See bottom of newsletter for more info.
Vendors Attending Saturday February 18th:
The Woven Farm of Whitehall
This week we are back to slingin’ Microgreens, CSA shares, and market cards! This weeks micro menu is a bit limited, as space is being taken up by varieties that take a bit longer to grow (look forward to some microgreen herbs on the table in the next week or 2!)
If you’re looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift, flower shares are live on the website – Gift your Valentine a season full of fresh, local, chemical free flowers!
Microgreens ($5/Pint Jar)
*check back on Friday for additional varieties*
Cheers to good growing!
The Pasturage of Montague
Wasn’t that sun on Saturday glorious?! We shifted some things around so will be back this weekend, the 18th. Stop by and see our selection (or check out our list here: )
The Pasturage Product Price List 1-2023
Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
We will NOT be at market on Saturday, February 25. STOCK UP this weekend!
(We will not be baking that week so our products will not be available anywhere that weekend).
For this weekend of 2/18:
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, February 18:
Chili Cheddar Bread $8.00
Lumbertown Rye $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $7.00
Oceana Round $6.00 (This is our only non-sourdough loaf)
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Wholegrain Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, February 18:
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 $2.50 each (only available for orders of 12 or more through the winter)
SCONES: $3.00 each
Truly Ginger Scones
Michigan Cherry Scones
Double Chocolate Scones
Pecan Date Scones
Mountain Crunch Granola $10/pound
NEW! Pecan Maple Crunch Granola $10/pound (This new granola contains pecans, pumpkin seeds, oats, cinnamon, maple syrup and more!)
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
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 plan 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.
NY strip $17.50
Rolled rump roasts $8.50
Skirt steak $10
Chuck roasts $8.50
Stew meat $8.75
Arm roasts $8.50
Ground beef $7.25
Short ribs $7
Soup bones $2.50
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you would like to be on the list for beef in 2023.
Do you know anyone who says Jersey is the best beef? We have one 100% grass fed Jersey steer that’s ready. He was born and raised on the farm without any medications or vaccines.
We have one whole pork available. It is Idaho Pasture breed, born and raised on the farm, and never had any vaccines or medications. We raise our pigs on pasture, hay, and a small daily portion of certified organic grain.
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $10/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 $10
Old fashioned boiled maple syrup, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
Maple cream $15/#
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
Scholl Farm of Montague
Note: We will not be at the Feb 25th market.
All of our products and produce are raised/grown organically using 100% certified organic feeds.
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz.
FROZEN CHICKEN [Looking for a warm home (oven)]
– Frozen whole birds, 4 TO 6+ lbs. $5.50/lb.
– Frozen whole cut up chicken, 8 pcs per pkg. 5-6 lbs., $6.00/lb.
– Necks, gizzards, and livers: $3.00/lb.
$12.00/1/2 peck (4 dry qt.)
$ 20.00/peck (8 dry qt.)
$ 30.00/1/2 bu. (16 dry qt.)
$50.00/1 bu. (32 dry qt.)
Spuds are easy to store if kept in cool, dark, dry environment with some airflow.
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 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!
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.
We are still selling most of our beef as quarters, and have more going to Market soon. Order now and you will get your choice of cuts and packaging.
TENDERLOIN $22 / LB – 2 STEAKS PER PACKAGE. OUT
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
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
Round Steak $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
English or Arm Roast $8.00/lb.
Brisket $8 per lb. Half available!
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck! $8 per lb.
Ground Sirloin! $9 per lb!
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. OUT
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2 per lb.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Liberty Family Farm of Hart
We will return on February 25.
Forest Finds of Muskegon
We are off this week, but feel free to place a Preorder that can be picked up at the Muskegon Health Hutt. For our entire list of herbal remedies please check here:
If you have any questions, etc about any of our products please email me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
Dark Water Coffee Roasters of Mears
Check out our newest coffees at www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com and we will ship right to your doorstep! There are some exciting new offerings sure to excite your morning cuppa, including Winter Solstice! Notes of baked molasses and spice with subtle undertones of dried fruit. Our coffees are made with Fair Trade & Organic beans.
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve
The following farms have CSA plans for 2023. Membership is limited so don’t wait too long to inquire!
Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
Shares for the Blackbird Farms 2023 CSA program are now available! Sign up now for fresh vegetables June through October. Complete information, as well as sign-up forms, is available on our website at https://blackbirdfarms.net/community-supported-agriculture/. We hope to have you join us–there is a place at the table waiting for you!
The Woven Farm of Whitehall
CSA shares + market cards are live on the website! Visit here to learn more. https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/csa-shares
I’d love to grow ya delicious veggies + beautiful bouquets of flowers all season long!
Cheers to good growing!
Mannor Farm of Hesperia
We are offering Prepaid CSA Member Cards. The Card can be purchased for any dollar amount of $50 or more.
The card can be used at any of the farmers markets that we attend or at our farm stand during normal business hours. We currently plan to attend the Sweetwater Farmers Market (starting in May 2023), Newaygo Farmers Market, and New Era Farmers Market. We will be announcing our farm stand hours in May. We will be offering Certified Naturally Grown produce, eggs, and poultry as well as rabbit.
Now through March 2023, we will add 10% of the paid amount to the Card (i.e. $50 gets $55 loaded on the card).
Dan & Linda Mannor
The Mannor Farm LLC
5595 E Arthur Road, Hesperia, MI
For more info: email@example.com
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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