Sweetwater Local Foods Market
DRIVE-THROUGH Pre-Order Market
Saturday, April 10th 2021
Limited One Hour Market: 10:00am to 11:00am
Mercy Health Lakes Village
6401 Harvey St. at US31/Pontaluna Rd.
We’re so excited to welcome several new vendors to the market this coming season! Starting with this week, we welcome The Pasturage!
We are also looking forward to expanding the market to two hours soon, and are working on an arrangement that lets us keep the best of the pre-order drive through with what we have all been missing – actual contact with our wonderful customers!
If you’re new to the market, please see instructions at the bottom of this newsletter for more info on How to Order & Pick Up at Market. Payment is accepted online when you preorder, or cash/check at time of pickup.
Vendors attending Saturday April 10th :
The Pasturage LLC of Montague
Julie Engel owns and operates The Pasturage, LLC, which uses a wise mix of technology and tradition to produce good meat. Our pigs and sheep range on 40 acres in Montague, MI. The pigs eat certified organic grain (75% corn, 25% soy), are born on the farm, primarily roam in the woods, and get hay and baleage in the winter. The sheep are 100% grass-fed, are moved daily to a new paddock in the summer, and are also born on the farm. Both are in the process of becoming Animal Welfare Approved. Enjoy!
Available this week:
Andouille. $10.00 Classic creole style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Bacon $11.00. Thick slice, hickory smoked. 1lb pkg
Brats $10.00. 1lb pkg of 5 links bratwurst, classic recipe.
Brats, Jalepeno. $10.00 Medium heat. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Brkfast Sausage $10.00 1lb pkg 10 links of 8”, no casing.
Chorizo $10.00 Traditional Mexican style. 1lb pkg 5 links per pkg.
Fat Back $3.00lb
Ground Pork $7.00. 1lb tube.
Ham, Whole, Smoked $8.00 per lb Range 3-5.5 lbs each.
Ham Hocks, smoked $6.00lb Two hocks per pkg, range 0.5-1.5#
Italian Sausage Links $10.00 More hot than sweet. 1lb, 5 links ea
Kielbasa $10.00 German style. 1lb pkg, 5 links per pkg.
Leaf fat $5.00 lb. Great for flaky pastry. 1.5 – 4lbs per pkg
Loin Roast $10.00lb Bone-in. Range 1.5 – 2.75lb
Pork Chops $10.00 1” thick, 2 per pkg. Range 0.5 – 1.5lb
Pork Heart $5.00lb. One per pkg. .75 – 1.25lb
Pork Kidney $5.00lb One or two per pkg. .25 – .75lb
Pork Neck Bones $4.00lb. Great for stock 8-12 2” pcs, 1.25 – 2lbs
Pork Steak $10.00lb Great grilled. 2 per pkg, bone-in 1 – 1.75lb
Spare Ribs $7.50lb. Finger lickin’ good. 1-2lbs per rack.
Tongue, unscalded $5.00lb. La lengua? A Mexican fave for tacos. .25 – .75lb per pkg.
Brisket $8.00lb. Corned lamb. Avg .36lbs per pkg
Ground Lamb $12.00. Makes the best shepherd pie. 1lb tube
Heart $5.00 1 per pkg Avg .25lb
Leg, Boneless $10.00 lb One left. 3.5lb
Leg, Bone-in $10.lb Classic. Avg 3.7lb.
Leg, steak. $12.00lb 2 per pkg, bone-in, straight cut. .44 – .68lb
Liver $5.00lb Avg .5lb
Loin $14.00lb boneless loin roast, avg 0.5lbs
Loin Chop $14.00lb Avg wt .47lbs
Rib Chop $14.00lb. Tender dollar-coin size bone in. 2 per pkg, avg 0.36 lb
Shanks $10.00lb Beautiful Osso Bucco. 4 – 6 2” pcs ea
Shanks, whole $10.00lb. 2 whole shanks, avg 1.5 – 1.8 per pkg
Shoulder Roast. $8.00lb Bone in, avg 2 – 2.75 lb per pkg
Should Steak $8.00lb. 2 steaks per pkg, .75 – 1.1lb ea
Sirloin Roast $14.00lb. Netted, boneless, tender. 1.4 – 1.6lb
Sirloin Steak $14.00 2 per pkg, avg .77lb ea
Stew $12.00lb. 1lb pkg.
Tenderloin $14.00lb. Boneless, avg .25 – .35lb per pkg
Tongue $5.00lb. 1 per pkg, avg 0.14 lbs.
Text or call 231 288 6112
Please do so by Friday at 4pm at the latest. Look for a confirmation via whatever method you contacted me. Thank you!
Cash or check (made out to The Pasturage, LLC) or credit card (swipe or tap) on Saturday at pick up.
Or I can email you an online link to pay via credit card beforehand.
Thank you so much for your patronage.
Earthscape Farm of Hesperia
We are fully stocked with beef! Order the specialty cuts now! 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. Email email@example.com.
We are currently sold out of quarters, but will be butchering again soon. Get on the list for a quarter now!
We have certified organic yellow onions, grown by Allen Kaufman in Fremont, $2 per lb. They are large onions.
All the cuts are below, and orders are filled in the order we receive them.
Tenderloin $20 / lb. 2 per package
Porterhouse $14/lb 1 per package
New York Strip $14 / lb 2 per package
Rib Eye Steak $14 / lb 2 per package
T Bone Steak $13/ lb. 2 per package
Rib Steaks $12 /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 $7 per lb.
Kabob beef $7 per lb.
Skirt Steak $7/lb
Cubed Steak $7/lb. .3 to 1# per package
Round Steak $6.50/lb. .3 to 1# per package
Rolled Rump, English and Arm Roast $8.00/lb. 2 – 3.5 # each
Brisket $8 per lb.
Chuck Roast $7.50 per lb.
Ground Chuck! $8 per lb.
Ground Beef $6.50/lb. ~ 1/2# and 1# packages
Ground Beef Patties $7.50 per lb. 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.
Eggs! Fed Organic laying mash from Heritage Farms. $5 per dozen
CONTACT: Patrice and Bill Bobier
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
Scholl Farms of Montague
Pre-orders accepted through Friday evening by calling (231) 893-1311. This is a landline, please leave a message!
EGGS, Chicken – in a rainbow of colors
Our laying hens have access to the outside daily: As to going outside….ducks act like otters in snow, whereas chickens get cold feet and are more reluctant. Their diet of organic apples, pumpkins, squash, brassicas (kale, cabbage, collards, and Brussels sprout plants) and second cutting hay is supplemented with Certified Organic Layer Feed.
$12.00/flat (2 1/2 doz.)
– Place order by calling (231) 893-1311
– Place cash or check (payable to STU SCHOLL) in a recycled envelope.
In Gratitude – The Hens.
Pine Row Farm of Rothbury
Farm update: Our first calf of 2021 arrived Wednesday, March 24, a full week early but solid and healthy. Yay! Other babies have now joined her and it’s so fun to watch them race around playing!
We will accept orders until 5pm on Friday. We will be able to get totals out Friday evening, hopefully by 8:30 pm. 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:
NY strip steaks $13.75/#
Sirloin sizzlers $10/#
Sirloin tip roasts $10/#
Arm roast $7.50/#
Stew meat $8/#
Skirt steak $8/#
Ground sirloin $10/#
Burger patties $7.50/# (packages of 4, .3#ea)
Short ribs $6.50/#
We have one half and one quarter coming back from the processor in the next week or two. Please contact us if you’re interested.
Eggs are in season! Our poultry is all free range with certified organic feed available.
Aracauna chicken eggs: $6/dozen
Duck eggs: $9/dozen
Goose eggs: $3 each or 2 for $5
Turkeys and guineas are beginning to lay. If you’re interested in either variety of eggs please let me know and I’ll see how many Ezekiel gathers this week. Our geese are American Buff and our turkeys are Bourbon Red.
We have the following honey:
Plastic squeeze bottles:
12 oz bear $6
1# raw $8
Glass canning jars:
Half pint raw $6
Pint raw $10
Quart raw $16
2021 maple syrup is ready to go! Old fashioned boiled, not reverse osmosis, powered by wood! Glass jars only. Mother Hubbard’s maple syrup:
Kasza Sugar Bush Maple Syrup
We raised pigs with certified organic feed from Heritage Organics, and are selling them only by halves. We have a few halves available with total cost range from $436.03-$483.43 including processing. They’re frozen and ready for market!
Next Pork 🙂
Our Idaho Pasture Pigs are growing nicely while roaming a large fenced area behind the house for the winter. They are breeding stock. Our next batch of pork may well take until early 2022. We do already have a waiting list. Please contact us if you wish to be added.
See you Saturday!
Sarah (and Bill and the kids),
Three Speed Coffee of Grand Haven
We have lots of large coffee bags, burlap printed with unique coffee labels, for $5.00 ea.
New! Individual cups of fresh brewed coffee available for $3 each. Only one variety will be offered each week, and if you add condiments to your coffee you will need to bring them along with you! Add the cost to your bean order, or bring $3 cash, please & thanks!
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm.
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash, in sealed envelope at Saturday Market pickup.
All Three Speeds certified organic coffee is roasted by sight, smell & sound based on a roast profile developed by Chad. All coffee is small batch, no automation.
Winner Best Coffee honors in the 2020 People’s Choice of West MI Awards! Woot!
No Tolerance For Bitter Coffee…..EVER!
Coffee Price & Sizes (Please specify Whole, or Ground)
8oz – $9.00
14 oz – $15
Bali Blue Moon
Mocha Java Blend
CONTACT: Chad & Lori Shepard
Preorders accepted until Friday 6:00pm.
Payment by check payable to Three Speed Coffee, or cash, in sealed envelope at Saturday Market
Sweetwater Curated Local Foods of Muskegon
Deadline for preorder this week is Wednesday noon. Please email back at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
All produce is certified organic.
Michigan Farm to Freezer
OG Blueberries. Frozen, 2lb bags. $10.00
OG Sweet Potatoes. Frozen, 2lb bags. $6.50
OG Root Medley. Frozen, 2lb bags. $7.00 ea
Providence Farm of Traverse City
OG Orange Carrots $3.00 lb
OG Rainbow Carrots $3.50lb
Second Spring Farm
OG Green Cabbage $1.00 lb
Stutzman Family Farm of Blanchard
OG Red Beets $2.50 lb
OG Kennebec Potatoes $1.75lb
Mycopia Mushrooms of Scottville
OG Chef Sampler Mix of Trumpet Royal, Velvet Pioppini, Brown/Alba Clamshell 8 oz $6.00
Naturally Nutty Nut Butters of Traverse City
OG Smooth Peanut Butter 12 oz $5.50 ea
OG Crunchy Peanut Butter 12oz $5.50 ea
OG Almond Butter 12oz $10.50
OG Pepita Sunflower Butter 12oz $6.50
Idyll Farms Cheese of Northport
Fresh pastured goat cheese
Plain, Garlic & Herb, Lavender Honey or Fennel Pollen 4oz $4.00 ea
Idylweiss Round $6.00 ea
Camembert $6.50 ea
Mont Idyll $6.00 ea
Idyll Gris Wheel $15.00 ea
Ludwig Farmstead Creamery of Fifthian, IL
All cheese comes in 4-5 oz wedges for $6.00 each.
Kickapoo is a semi-hard, raw milk cheese reminiscent of an aged Parmesan. It has a distinctive green rind.
Vermilion River Blue. a triple cream cheese with a soft creamy texture punctuated with gentle notes of blue.
Sangamon Double Cream. Made with day-fresh milk and added cream, Sangamon melts well as a recipe ingredient.
Jakes Havarti. A raw milk, semi-soft cheese that melts well, favorite of the founder Jacob Ludwig.
Jakes Havarti Herb. Dill, garlic, and chervil give this semi soft creamy cheese a fresh herb taste.
Send orders to: email@example.com
Payment: You will receive an invoice Friday to pay online or if you would rather you may pay by check payable to Sweetwater Curated, or cash in a sealed envelope please, at Saturday pickup, and thanks!
Laughing Tree Brick Oven Bakery
We will return next week.
J&J Tortilla of Hopkins
We are planning on returning April 17th, and will need your orders by no later than 5pm Monday April 12th so we can put your orders into our Tuesday baking list.
Please email preorders to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Organic Bean & Rice Burritos (frozen) $7.00
Taco Seasoning $5.00
OG KAMUT® wheat tortilla 7.2oz 6/$4.50 An ancient wheat.
OG Spelt Tortilla is an ancient grain. 7.2oz 6/$4.50
OG OG Spinach Garlic Wraps 7.2oz 6/$4.00
OG Tomato Basil Wraps 7.2oz 6/$4.00
OG Whole Wheat Tortilla 7.2 & 14.4oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
OG UNbl White Tortilla 7.2oz & 14.4oz 6/$3.50 & 6/$6.00
J&J Tortilla Co.
hopkins, mi 49328
We are taking this Saturday off and will return on the 17th.
Forest Finds of Muskegon
Note: For the next few months I will be selling only through the Etsy shop. Please order through the shop for all your organic and wildcrafted herbs products. You’ll find lots of new products in our Etsy shop: Etsy.com/shop/forestfindslove Questions? Contact me at ForestFinds@yahoo.com
Call or text 616-834-3233
All vendors will continue to wear masks as part of our Covid19 Policy.
All customers are asked to please remain in their vehicles as they pass through on market day.
Please visit the Sweetwater Facebook Page for more details on our Covid19 Policy and what we are doing to keep everyone safe.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRE-ORDER & DRIVE THROUGH
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 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.
3. Market Day. Important! Please see the attached map with arrows indicating which way you should plan to approach the market. We have 3 sections opened now and are refining the traffic pattern plan every week!
Please plan to line up and stay in your vehicle. We will also have signs to help point you in the right direction.
4. Please note! Using a sheet of paper at least 8.5 x 11, please list all of the vendors you have orders with in black marker (or something as visible), large enough for vendors to see it clearly. Please put your first & last name at the top of the list. Tape or hold up the list to the side window or front windshield where it will be most visible.
5. Have your trunk, or designated area of your car ready to receive your goods. A cooler is suggested for refrigerated & frozen items.
6. As you drive through, each vendor will bring your order to your vehicle and place it in the trunk or other designated space, and collect payment if you have not paid in advance. Again, please have checks (preferred) or cash in a sealed envelope with your name and the name of the vendor on the outside of it.
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