Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
Monday Preorder Newsletter
What to say about April? Simon & Garfunkel said it best.
Laughing Tree Bakery needs your preorders by Tuesday. For everyone else, please take a look at the list below and get in touch with your farmers & food producers today!
Vendors attending Saturday April 2nd:
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We will be at market on April 2nd and then we may take a month off!
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.
We will butcher again soon, so order a quarter to get it cut and processed to your specification. You save about $100 per quarter buying it by the quarter. We have not raised our prices in years!
Please note: We will have a limited selection of beef cuts with us for Walk up purchase, so please try to get a preorder in to get exactly what you want.
SALE ITEMS: BEEF ROASTS! BUY TWO, GET 10% OFF!
SOUP BONES (best bone broth!)! BUY 10+# AND GET THEM FOR $2 PER LB!
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 OUT
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. OUT
Soup Bones $2.50 per lb. Buy 10# and get them for $2 per lb!
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Scholl Farms of Montague
This week we will have:
EGGS: Chicken: $6/doz., $15/flat, no limit.
POTATOES: Adirondack Red (pink inside), $2/lb. Buy in quantity; 10lbs/$17,
DRESSED BROILERS: (frozen whole): 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
All of our products are grown organically.
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.
*New: We have a quarter of beef available on April 16. There is a waiting list for halves. If a quarter sounds like the perfect size for your freezer, please give us a call!
100% grass fed beef:
We are still waiting on getting scheduled for our next processing.
Meanwhile, roasts pair wonderfully with storage vegetables! And if you are fortunate enough to have an InstaPot….a great meal can be had in a hour!
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.
It’s officially spring on the farm. We gathered the first goose egg on Thursday. 🙂
All of our poultry are free range, locked in nightly, and have certified organic feed.
Chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
There will hopefully be a few goose eggs.
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),
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
What we call pork loin roast here at The Pasturage goes by many different names. Some call it a pork rib rack, similar to a rack of lamb. Some call it a rib roast, similar to a standing rib roast of beef. Some call it the prime rib of pork. Whatever you call it, it is a little known and extremely underappreciated cut of pork. Those that are in on the secret rave about it. Look it up! Try it for Easter instead of ham! You won’t be disappointed!
New! Spicy Breakfast links. $14.00lb. Add a little heat to your morning! 10 links in 1lb package
Breakfast links. $14.00lb. Breakfast is better with lamb! 10 links in 1lb package.
Bratwurst. $14.00lb. Perfect for pork averse people. 5 links in 1 lb package.
Kielbasa. $14.00lb. Not just for pork. 5 links in 1 lb package. No sugar or dextrose.
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.
Shanks, 2″. $10.00lb. Beautiful Osso Bucco. Singly packaged, so order three to make a whole shank.
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
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) only.
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, April 2nd:
Elbridge Parmesan Olive $8.00
Big Country $8.00
Lumbertown 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, April 2nd:
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: (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
Peanut Butter Granola $10.00
Hilde and Charlie Muller
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
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Three Speed Coffee of Muskegon
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
Calendula is a bright orange or yellow flower that was commonly seen in gardens. It has many healing properties such as, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, vulnerary ( wound healing), and more. I love it as a topical skin healer or internal use as a anti-fungal. You can find calendula in our Moon Glow face serum, Herbal Toner, Heal-All balm, and Garden lip balm.
Juicy Rose Honey Electuary 15
An electuary is a honey herb paste taken for medicinal benefits, and also delicious! You can add to tea or eat directly off spoon. This is a blend of wild roses, shatavari, schizandra berries, and cardamom. This blend is used to support stress, energy, and libido.
–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!
–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 $4
Plantain, calendula, and more, combine to make a soothing green lip balm. I like this for chapped noses and cheeks too.
Sale on all hydrosols! 11$!
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
Woven Farm of Whitehall
Hello! I will unfortunately be away from market this weekend, and finishing up some projects on the farm in preparation for my first planting of 2022 in just a few weeks!
If you’d like to support the farm in the meantime, 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!
Liberty Family Farm & Bakery of Hart
We will return on April 9th.
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
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