Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, March 19th, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Monday Preorder Newsletter!
Spring ahead? Of course, I forgot to adjust my two battery clocks in the house. I mean, it was snowing outside, what would remind me of spring? Anyway, we are only weeks away from better weather. Last week’s market was tolerable only because we know that. Thanks to all Sweetwater customers who came out on that blusteriest of blustery days!
Remember, Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by Tuesday – & Finn’s Pecan Raisin is in the house this week! Woven Farm will have some microgreens for you by Friday so check back with Friday’s Update. Take a look at the list below and get in touch with your farmers & food producers today!
Vendors attending Saturday March 19th:
Scholl Farms of Montague
All of our products are grown organically.
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $6/doz. Good news! Our chickens are producing more so you may now order up to 2 dozen, or a flat (2.5 dzn) for $15.
POTATOES: Butterball, Red skins, Austrian Crescents, Purple, Yellow, and
Adirondack Red (pink inside). All spuds $2/lb. Buy in quantity; 10lbs/$17,
DRESSED BROILERS (frozen whole): sizes starting at 5.5 lbs – 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
LIBERTY FAMILY FARM & BAKERY
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
New! Ground Turkey $8.00/lb
Garlic Basil Sausage $10.00/lb
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
Maple Sage Pork bulk $9.00/lb
Italian Pork bulk $9.00/lb
Breakfast Links $10.50/lb
GRASS FED BEEF- We have Dexter beef cattle that are 100% grass fed, hormone & antibiotic free, and pasture raised.
New! Ground Beef $7.00/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 email@example.com 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
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 for processing in March. 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.
Our young hens are laying! Yay! All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
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 spring pork halves. Please contact us if you wish to be added.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia ~~ WE WILL COME ON SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH.
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.
EGGS! $5 per dozen. Fed organic feed.
Please note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, but please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS: BEEF ROASTS! BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
We butchered in January and have 1 quarter still available ~ $719 delivered to Sweetwater. You save about $100 per quarter buying beef like this. We can deliver your quarter to Sweetwater!
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package OUT
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package OUT
New York Strip $14 / lb 1 & 2 per package
RibEye $14 / lb. 2 per package
T Bone Steak $13/ lb. 2 per package OUT
Sirloin Steak $10/lb. 1 per package.
Flank Steak $10 / lb. 1 per package
Hanger Steak $10 / lb 1 per package
Stew Meat $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak $7/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package
Round Steak $6.50/lb. .5 to 1.5# per package MAY HAVE A FEW PACKAGES LEFT
Rolled Rump, English and Arm Roast $8.00/lb. BUY 2 of any roast, get 10% off!
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck! $7.50 per lb.
Ground Beef $6.50/lb. ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb. 2 per package and 4 per package
Short Ribs $5 per lb.
Heart $3 per lb.
Tongue $3.50 per lb.
Oxtail $5 per lb.
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
email firstname.lastname@example.org have 8 new Calves! 15 or so more to go.
We will not be at Market this week, but will try to come on March 26th. You can put your order in any time between now and then!
We have 1 quarter for sale for $709 picked up at The Farm – our standard cut. We will butcher again end of this month or end of April.
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Dan and I went on our honeymoon the week before last to the northwest corner of Alabama called the Shoals area. It was lovely: crystal clear streams with blue-green water falling over limestone cliffs, history on every corner, Helen Keller’s birthplace, and exquisite brick work. Thank you to all that made our trip possible, including your pre-orders!
Back! Breakfast links. $14.00lb. Breakfast is better with lamb! 10 links in 1lb package.
Back! Bratwurst. $14.00lb. Perfect for pork averse people. 5 links in 1 lb package.
New! Kielbasa. $14.00lb. Not just for pork. 5 links in 1 lb package.
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.
Back! Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Three 2” pcs ea
Back! 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
Back! 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) or whole (2-4lbs).
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.
To pay with cash or check at pickup send an email order to: Charlie@laughingtreebakery.com
BREADS Available for Pre-Order for Saturday, March 19th:
Chili Cheddar $8.00
Pumpernickel Rye $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, March 19th:
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: (On Vacation for Winter—but we will accept special orders of 12 or more)
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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Woven Farm of Whitehall
I will be back at the market after a 2 week hiatus on Microgreen production. I got a late start on seeding this week, so available varieties will be listed in Friday’s updated newsletter!
Spring is near – the first seedlings of 2022 have been planted, and are well on their way to being transplanted into the field within the next few weeks. If you are hoping to guarantee yourself fresh veggies + greens and/or flowers all season long, consider a CSA! Traditional + Flexible options available!
CSA+Market Card shares are still available for purchase! Click the links below to learn more about each share!
Payment plans are available 🙂
Full veggie share (20 weeks) – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/style-01-plpt4
Half veggie share (10 weeks) –https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/style-02-pyknh
CSA share payment plan – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/csa-payment-plan-downpayment
Full flower share (10 weeks) –https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/floral-bouquet-csa
Half flower share (5 weeks) – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/nfu9r9ui06iogfbqfa309jlcpots98
Flexible CSA market card – https://thewoventrifecta.com/shop/p/4mrgp138pty1nzjpg0v717ulfpqmu6
Please feel free to 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!
Three Speed Coffee of Muskegon
Please Note: 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
Stinging nettle has been used for centuries as a food and fiber source. Did you know that stinging nettle can be a good source of iron and calcium? It is a nutritional powerhouse! A study showed three times more protein than wheat or barley and less than half the carbohydrates.
Young spring nettles make a delicious pot green. You can find stinging nettle in our Nourish tea, and Wild Green Salt.
–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!
–Mama’s 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 and calendula combine to make a soothing green lip balm. I like this for chapped noses and cheeks too.
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
Shady Side Farm of Holland
We’ll return soon, in the meantime you can keep up with our farm news here: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe
Shady Side Farm
Blackbird Farms of Coopersville
We are now accepting your application for our 2022 CSA!
Community Supported Agriculture
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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