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Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 18th - Week 16

Hello MP Market Goers!

Congratulations to Lyn Strangstad winner of last week's market basket giveaway! Your next chance to win is September 8th!

Tomato season is here folks! And Shooting Star Farm has them all! It doesn't sound like canning time yet but it is certainly BLT time! 
What's your favorite tomato variety to use in a BLT? And an even tougher question, what's your favorite bacon variety to use on a BLT? Didn't know there were options? Check out Marr's Valley View Farm's table under the Pavilion this week for all the options.

Hint, Hint: maple bacon, yumm

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: 
Beef, Pork, Bacon, Poultry, Cheese, Eggs, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Zucchini, Peppers, Onions, Cilantro, Basil, Parsley, Thyme, Cucumbers, Beets, Carrots, Kale, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Salad Mix, Arugula, Fennel, Celery, Potatoes, Soup, Pie, Maple Syrup, Cards, Gift Boxes, Bread, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Bars, Cupcakes, Brownies, Fresh Cut Flowers, Honey, Coffee, Decorative Glass Blocks & Ceramic Tile, Doll Clothes, Hand-Crafted Wood Products, Massage Chair, and much more.   Come and check it all out!

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday morning in Water Tower Park, Business Hwy 151 at Madison Street, Mineral Point! 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Kathy Bures
Mineral Point Market

Following is the list of who will be vending at this week's Market. 

Bures Berry Patch
We're back at market this Saturday with more of our delicious, freshly dug potatoes! We've got baby reds, blue potatoes (fabulous for roasting), and German Butterball potatoes! Also this week at market we'll have Pure Maple Syrup, Honey, Dilly Beans, Cream of Asparagus Soup, and Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pies! Plus we'll have SUNFLOWERS! At the Patch we are now open for Sunflower Sensation! Your chance to see a full field of these beautiful blooms. Come on out to the Patch and let them put a smile on your face. The Patch is now open daily from 9-4:30. For more info about the Patch check out our websiteFacebook page, or sign up for our e-newsletter. We hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon! Kathy, Ed, Abby, and Ben
Center Street Crafts and Gifts
Center Street Crafts and Gifts will be at the market this weekend with our ceramic tiles, decorative glass blocks, and decorative wine bottles, and onesies. From The Garden box we will have Basil and Cucumbers with us.
See you on Saturday at the Market!
Divisions Cut Flower Farm
Wow, August is really flying by! As we get ready to start planting next years crops, Autumn has began showing her colors of rich burgundies,  oranges, and golden yellow. This weeks offerings will include bi color and specialty sunflowers, lisianthis, specialty zinnia, grasses, millets, sorghum, broom corn, and of course our gorgeous dahlias and asters. We will have a limited selection of our famous "Jason Mason Jar" arrangements as well as designer wrapped bouquets and more! If you are in need of specially designed arrangements or have an upcoming event or floral need let us know ahead of time, as we are happy to bring these items to market with us (time permitting). See you Saturday, under the water tower in beautiful Mineral Point. 
Farmer's Daughters
Hello everyone! Thanks so much for braving the hot weather to join us at the market last Saturday. It's always great to see all of you! We planted our corn for silage around the first of July; and this hot humid weather has it already head high! This is our first year of planting corn, so you can bet we are excited! The cows sure will be happy this winter. We're also waiting for 9 more babies; all due within the next month, so between cows, crops and kids - we manage to stay busy! In between all of that, I'll find time to bake for you! This week we'll have zucchini pies, breads, muffins, bars and much more! Hope to see you Saturday!
James' Pine-Valley Farm
I am back again this week with my meaty chicken including whole, half, leg/thigh quarter and breast packages. Also once again I will have available Hooks and Brunkow award winning cheese with many new varieties.  An ample supply of eggs round out my items. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. Mary Jean, James Pine Valley Farm
JC Acres
Hi my name is Jason Heberlein, I am owner and operator of JC Acres Goats. We are no strangers to the Mineral Point Market, as my wife previously vended there as Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap and Lotion. Our family milks goats on the rolling hills of south western Wisconsin, where we raise dairy and meat goats for milk and meat. Our business consists of selling goat meat state wide. We offer all the cuts possible to store's, restaurant, individuals, and any business. We offer live goats, dressed goats and all cuts of goat including snack sticks, steaks, ribs, and dog bones. We are here to supply consumers with local quality goat meat products. I am sorry to say that I won't be at the Mineral Point Market this week. Stay tuned to the newsletter for the exact date of my return. thanks again. from jc acres
Magic Light Photography
I will not be at the market this weekend as I will be in Madison for Badger Honor Flight Guardian training.  My next time at the market will most likely be on September 1st. When I'm not at the market my cards are available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street. Or feel free to visit my website at www.magiclightphotography.com or my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mlp.michaeljsmith/
Marr's Valley View Farms
At Market this week: BACON is here in all its glory and flavors! In addition, we are well stocked with Beef Short Ribs, Pork Spare Ribs, hamburger patties and steaks for those weekend cookouts. If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Friday evening and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the market. Not yet a member of our Meat CSA? Stop by our table and we will help you get registered. See you Saturday!
Mummu's Makeoever
Hi All!  Just another quick note re: Market this Sat. Aug. 18.  I DO plan to be there, weather permitting, of course.  As of now, it does sound very promising!  Hope to see you all there!  Do stop by and say "Hi"! Mummu
Pam Rosecky
I am Pam Rosecky Licenced Massage Therapist. I live in Mineral Point, and have been a massage therapist for the past 20 years. Working in Madison for the last 9 years, now available Monday - Friday in Mineral Point.  Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Energy sessions. Chair massage at businesses, and at market. I will be at the market this Saturday. 
Scrappin With Joni
I am pleased to be back at Market this Saturday.  Stop by my space for handmade gift boxes, covered notebooks, gift card holders and cards for all occasions; birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, get well, sympathy.   Sending a handmade card is a great way to say “I care”.   Follow my Facebook page Scrappin with Joni to see some of the product I will have at the market.  I look forward to seeing you at the Mineral Point Market, stop by and say hi.  I will be under the red canopy.
Shooting Star Farm
I remember the days when mid-August meant the bigger tomatoes were just starting to come in. Now that we grow many of them in an unheated hoophouse, tomato season starts at least two weeks sooner – even though hoophouse plants go in at the same time as field plants. We are bursting with cherry tomatoes, heirlooms, and saladette varieties this week. Lots of great red slicers, too. What goes great with tomatoes? Nearly everything else that’s ready this time of year! We’ll have eggplants, gold and green zucchini and pattypan squash, green bell peppers, sweet green Italian frying peppers, jalapeno peppers, Italian bottle onions, white onions, cilantro, basil, parsley, thyme, cucumbers (thin-skinned and regular slicing cukes), bulk beets (limited amount), bunched carrots, curly green kale and lacinato kale, Swiss chard, romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, baby lettuce heads of all kinds, salad mix, arugula, fennel, and celery. A beautiful Saturday is in store. See you then!
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market with Cone flowers, Dahlias, Zinnias, Gerberas, Phloxs, Sunflowers, Cosmos and more.
Wayne’s Woodworking and Engraving
I'm a small local woodworking shop specializing in a variety of handcrafted and engraved products. We will be displaying a variety of handcrafted cherry and butternut baskets, engraved wooden breadboards, rulers and key fobs. We will also be demonstrating our needlework frames, a lap table and hand knit designer scarves. Wayne Banaszak

Here is a list of the unconfirmed vendors that may or may not be at market this week:

Bryant Family Farms
Carey's Greenhouse
Chestnut Hill Studio
Happy Hunter
Hazelnut Cafe
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company

If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Jenny Bonde at starfarm@mhtc.net.

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