Sweetwater Monday Preorder News for Saturday October 1st Farmers Market

Sweetwater Local Foods Market

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
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And just like that, summer slams the door on us and it’s October!
Julie Engel of the Pasturage will be bringing the Jensen Honeycrisp apples to market again Saturday-be sure to grab some while you can! And they’re not just a great, juicy fresh apple, according to Bon Appétit, Honeycrisp apples are one of the best baking alternatives to Granny Smiths.
Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by 6pm Tuesday (Finn’s Pecan Raisin is on the menu!).
Scholl Farm is back with pumpkins & squashes & all that good fall stuff!
Pine Row Farm & The Pasturage both have a great selection of meats for the soups & stew season!
The good farmers of Woven & Blackbird & Funny Farm will be bringing a huge selection of summer into fall veggies!
Forest Finds has some new products including Strawberry Shrub and a new batch of Wild Green Salt!
George will be out stalking the wild mushrooms, let’s wish him luck and put some preorders in!Thanks again, and see you at the Market!

Vendors Attending Saturday October 1st:

The Pasturage of Montague
Are you enjoying those apples?!  Aren’t they good?!  Neither the Jensen’s nor I have cold storage, so if you want them throughout the fall, I highly recommend buying in bulk now and figuring out a place to store them.  We will have them at Sweetwater on 10/1 and 10/15.  We will NOT be at Sweetwater on 10/8 or 10/22.  I do not know if the apples will keep until 10/29, but if they do, I’ll plan to bring them then.  Feel free to pre-order; walk-ups welcome. Bring your own containers, please.
Prices are as follows:
Under 24# is $3.25/#
Over 24# is $3.00/#
Keep in mind 24# is about a half bushel, which nearly fills a paper grocery bag. I thank you for your patience as I fumble and figure this out!
Don’t forget to pre-order your pork and lamb as well Get the whole list 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!

Blackbird Farm of Coopersville
It’s garlic season! Time to stock up for this winter. This week we will be accepting preorders for our “Ohio Red” Garlic. This garlic stock has been handed down through my family from my great-great-great-grandmother. Nice large purple-striped heads with an average of ten cloves per head. Easy to peel. Stored properly, should keep up to six months. Stock up now for winter. $14 per pound, three-pound minimum order.
To order garlic, please email us at farmer.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, many other 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
Hello! Fall is upon us, and the field is in transition. I will have the following available to preorder from, as well as Microgreens + leafy greens available for walk up purchase!
Mini Cabbages – $3/quart
Swiss Chard – $3/bunch
Curly Kale – $3/bunch
Tuscan Kale -$3/bunch
Collards – $3/bunch
Lunchbox peppers – $3/quart
Jalapeno Peppers – $3/Pint
Banana Peppers – $3/pint
Potato Medley (red/yellow/purple/blue) – $5/quart
Onions (small) – $5/pint
Sage – $3/bunch
Rosemary – $3/bunch
Lavender – $3/bunch
Leaf Fennel – $3/bunch
Fresh garlic – $5/pint
All is Certified Naturally Grown and Grown with Love!
Additionally, I will be hosting a CSA celebration at the farm on Sunday October 16th from 3pm-6pm. I would like to extend the invite to folks who contributed to the go fund me this past spring as a big thank you – I truly could not have gotten through the season without your support and would love to welcome you to celebrate the season successes. I will need RSVP by the 9th via email to plan accordingly for food 🙂
Cheers to good growing!
To place a pre-order, please email inquire@thewoventrifecta.com by 7am Friday.
Cash, cards, and checks are accepted.
Please make checks out to : The Woven Trifecta or Samantha Otto

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, October 1st:
Chili Cheddar Bread $8.00
Honey Oat $7.00
Hazel Road Rustic $7.00
Finn’s Pecan Raisin Pecan $10.00
Homesteader’s Wheat $7.00
Michigander $7.00
Oceana Round $6.00
Third Coast Three Seed $7.00
Griff’s 8 Grain $7.00
Annie’s Raisin Spice $7.00
Kamut $7.00
Pilgrim Rye $7.00
Rustic Baguettes $4.00
Pay It Forward Loaf $6.00
PASTRIES Available for Pre-Order Saturday, October 1st:
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
Blueberry 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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Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Hello :-),
Fall certainly arrived this week. The temperature Friday morning sent me to locate my winter farm apparel, and other signs of fall’s arrival are evident in the changing patterns of wildlife, and final flowers of the year.
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.
Brisket $9
Skirt steak $10
Hanger steak $10
Sirloin sizzlers $11.50
Round steaks $7.75
Eye of round $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
Stew meat $8.75
Kabob meat SALE! $8.75
Short ribs $7
Shank $5.75
Soup bones $2.25
Suet $1.25
We sell by halves and quarters. Please contact us if you are interested in beef this fall. We are trying to obtain a processing date.
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
1# block $6.50
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
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),

Scholl Farm of Montague
All of our products and produce are raised/grown organically.
EGGS, Chicken – $6.00/doz. (Limit 1 doz)
– Frozen whole birds, 4 TO 7+ LBS. $5.50/lb.
– Frozen chicken pcs, ~6 LBS, 8 pcs per pkg. $6.00/lb.
– Necks, gizzards, and livers: $3.00/lb.
Purple, Yellow, Butterball, Redskin, Kennebec, and Crescent Fingers. Mix
or match.
$30.00/1/2 bu.
$50.00/1 bu.
Spuds are easy to store if kept in cool, dark, dry environment with some air flow.
Stock up on your favorite varieties.
RHUBARB still available – 2 lb. bundle $5.00
OSAGE ORANGE (hedge apple) – $1.00 each
STRAW BALES- $6/bales
For Walk-up sales:
SQUASH: acorn, buttercup, delicata, kabocha, and spaghetti ($3 to $4 each)
PIE PUMPKINS ($3 each)
Broom corn and corn stalks available next week
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 everyone! Here’s our offerings this week.
Please text me at 734-945-0720 for preorders.
Red & orange peppers
White onions
Slicing tomatoes
Tomatoes for canning
Asst cherry tomatoes
Butternut & acorn squash
Jellies, elderberry, blueberry, apple & wild grape
Pink Himalayan salt (Smoked and plain)
Mushroom powder
Kale powder
Dried onions & peppers
Thanks again, see you Saturday!

Forest Finds of Muskegon
New! Strawberry shrub! 4oz/11$
Organic strawberries extracted in apple cider vinegar and our raw honey. The combo of apple cider vinegar and honey is a good electrolyte mix. This makes a nice addition to sparkling or still water, for extra flavor and hydration. This is also a great addition to olive oil for a salad dressing.
Our product list is here:  FOREST FINDS-3
If you have any questions, etc about any of our products please email me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233

Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms
Finally, some cooler nights and rain have brought back some of our favorites!
I will have the following available for preorder and walk up Saturday.
Call if you want me to hold an order for you!
Shitake / Chanterelles / Hedgehog Mushrooms
$15 per pound / $8 per half pound
Also may have Stumpers (honey mushroom)
$8 per pound
Michigan’s Finest Mushrooms

Dark Water Coffee Roasters of Mears
We might need to take a day of some much needed family time this Saturday, although it’s quite possible we might make a last minute visit to Sweetwater if the stars align. BUT…as always, if you’re in need of a fresh coffee supply, jump on our website www.darkwatercoffeeroasters.com and we will ship right to your doorstep!  There are some exciting new offerings sure to excite your morning cuppa.
Happy Fall,
Lauren, Tony, Damian, and Neve
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will return soon.

Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
More weddings on the horizon. We’ll be gone a few weeks but will return soon!
The Wrights
Liberty Family Farm
Earthkeeper Farm of Kent City
We plan to attend market once a month through the end of the year. Our next dates will be Oct 22, Nov 19, and Dec 10. We will have 5lb frozen elderberries, elderberry cordial and garlic.
All crops are Certified Naturally Grown on our farm in Kent City.
More farm info at www.earthkeeperfarm.com

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.
If you have not already done so you may want to sign up for the newsletter
to be informed of the pre-order schedule for the next market.
If you have questions about info in this newsletter
please email them to sweetwaterlocalfoods@gmail.com
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