Sweetwater Monday Preorder News for Saturday August 13th Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, August 13th, 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 Market Preorder Newsletter

Please keep the following deadlines in mind for preorders this week.
Blackbird Farm $15 brown bag deal – Noon Thursday.
Laughing Tree Bakery needs your orders by Tuesday 6pm.
Dark Waters Coffee Roasters are again shipping orders instead of bringing them to market, and their deadline is Wednesday noon.

Everyone else is accepting preorders all week up until Friday, so give them a look and please take the time to order! Thank you!

Today’s Soapbox Special: Reading Stolen Focus-Why You Can’t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again,  by Johann Hari. Interesting very deep dive into what it means to be human in today’s high tech world. He lists diet and exposure to pollution as two of the culprits. As a bonus you can go to stolenfocusbook.com/audio and listen to some of the actual interviews he conducted with experts. His biggest fear and motivation for writing the book is that we are losing the ability to focus just when we need it the most – to solve the climate crisis.

It’s going to be another hot sloppy wet week in paradise, so stay hydrated folks and we’ll see you Saturday at the Market!

Vendors Attending Saturday August 13th:

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, chard, green peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, 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 hello.blackbirdfarms@gmail.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!
Greg Dunn
Blackbird Farms LLC

The Woven Farmstead of Whitehall
Fingers crossed the first of the seasons tomatoes will be on the tables this week!
This week I will have the following available for preorders along with a variety of items for walk up purchases!
Napa Cabbage – $3/head
Zucchini/ Summer Squash – $3/quart
Lunchbox peppers – $4/quart
Green tomatoes – $1 each
Hakurei Turnips – $3/bunch
Kohlrabi – $3/bunch
Edible Flower Confetti – $4/clamshell
Basil – $3/bunch
Fresh garlic – $5/pint
**blueberries – I unfortunately cannot keep up with the blueberry orders! If you have previously ordered and not yet received your blueberries, I will have them for you this week. I will also (hopefully) have some available for walk up purchases, but will not be taking blueberry orders this week!
To order, please email inquire@thewoventrifecta.com by 7am Friday morning.
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!!

Scholl Farm of Montague
New! Sweet Corn! Bakers Dozen $7.00
Limited 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.
RHUBARB: 2 lb. bundle $5.00
– 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, things are growing at the farm now, More stuff is coming ready
and more ahead, too. If you would like to reserve anything, please send
a text to 734 945 0720 and I will get back with you to verify the order.
Quantities are smaller than in the past so “first come, first serve” is
the name of the game. I’ll try to supply as much as I can with the
quantities I have. Orders received by Noon Friday, please. Thank you for
your support.
Onions, white and red, large, 8+oz
Scallions or green onions
Zucchinis and yellow squash
Nicola potatoes
Limited quantities of green beans, 3 varieties coming on, Romano, flat,
wide, sweet; 2 filet varieties, one long and one short. These are very
Plus jellies and dried onions, mushroom and kale powder, smoked and
plain Himalayan salt. Great on the grilled stuff.
Anything else that comes ready will be there. We’re watching some melons
right now. Hopefully the gophers leave them alone. We think the
groundhog issue is under control!
For preorders, please send
a text to 734 945 0720

Laughing Tree Bakery of Hart
To place an order and prepay, please go to www.laughingtreebakery.com and click on the ORDER FOR SWEETWATER button in the upper right corner.
To pay with cash or check at pickup, email your order to Hilde@laughingtreebakery.com
We accept orders till 6pm on Tuesday.
BREADS available on Saturday, August 13 th :
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8
Toasted Walnut Batard $7
Hazel Road Rustic $7
Homesteader’s Wheat $7
Michigander $7
Oceana Round $6
Third Coast Three Seed $7
Griff’s 8 Grain $7
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7
Wholegrain Kamut $7
Pilgrim Rye $7
Rustic Baguettes $4
PAY IT FORWARD LOAF $6 (A loaf for Loaves of Grace Food Pantry)
PASTRY available for Saturday, August 13 th :
Morning Buns $4 (a hearty cinnamon roll with ground pecans, vanilla glaze, and a hint of orange)
Cherry Brownies $4
Deep Mud Brownies $4
Vanilla Shortcakes $2.50
COOKIES–$3 each
Whangdangdoodlers—Dark chocolate chunks and toasted walnut.
Hilltoppers—Best ginger molasses cookie ever!
Pecan Maple Oaties—Rolled oats, pecans, maple syrup, and raisins.
Tree Huggers—Hefty PB cookie with chocolate chips and rolled oats.
SCONES–$3 each
Michigan Cherry Scone
Truly Ginger Scone
Simply Blueberry Scone
Lovely Lemon Scone
Cranberry Orange Scone
MOUNTAIN CRUNCH GRANOLA $10 (Rolled oats, almonds, vanilla, coconut, honey and more!)
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
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.
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
Shank $5.75
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
We sell by halves and quarters and we have beef heading to the processor on Tuesday! Please contact us if you are interested.
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
2# $12
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: 
Pints $10
Quarts $16
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup 
Glass containers.
Quarts $16
Gallons $55
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),

Forest Finds of Muskegon
Taking orders for Saturday August 13th!
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

The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Hi folks! We won’t know if we will be at Sweetwater until Friday, so look at the update for word of our attendance then. Have a swell-tering week!
The product price list is here:
The Pasturage LLC of Montague UPDATE 6 17 22
To place a preorder: Text or call 231 288 6112. Email thepasturage@gmail.com 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!

Dark Waters Coffee Roasters of Mears
NEW! This week we will not be at market but instead will be taking orders online to ship to your doorstep!  All orders must be placed by Wednesday at noon.  We hope you are all well and thank you!
Your humble coffee servants,
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve


Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We have family stuff going on & will probably not be at market much in August, but watch this space for updates!
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI  49421
email earthscapefarm@gmail.com

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
Hi friends, we are super busy at the farm right now and are planning to return to market at the end of August. If you would like to order our products and come to the farm for pick up you are welcome to.
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm

Shady Side Farm of Holland
We will return soon, in the meantime see below.
Shady Side Farm
Get news, recipes, and alerts from the farm: https://mailchi.mp/ffb92e5e9f09/shadysidefarmsubscribe

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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