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Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 22nd - Week 12

Hello MP Market Goers!

Okay so our waterways last week easily handled the 2" of rain that needed draining in our valley. Last night however we got over 6" of rain! Definitely more than they were able to handle. We've heard many reports of trees down and power out. We sincerely hope that all of you made it through with little to no damage.

Farmers have to weather a lot of extreme conditions to make it in the end. Last night our crops took quite a beating from all the rain and the straight line winds. One of our plantings of sweet corn laid right down and our strawberry fields suffered a lot of runoff because at this time of year we've rototilled the beds and there's a lot of exposed ground. In addition, one of our pumpkin fields was underwater for awhile last night. Fortunately, our waterways are doing their job at funneling all that water away from our crops and downstream to the Pecatonica River.

But just because we've had a lot of rain doesn't mean there won't be great products at market this week. Tomatoes are starting to come in! In addition, the Mineral Point Brownie and Daisy Troops will have a lunch stand offering brats, hotdogs, baked goods, and drinks.
All proceeds will go towards updating the playground equipment at Water Tower Park.
Be sure to stop up at market this week!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Bacon, Chicken, Rabbit, Turkey, Duck, Cheese, Eggs, Lettuces, Salad Mix, Tomatoes, Leeks, Onions, Garlic, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peppers, Swiss Chard, Kale, Red Beets, Basil, Dill, Cilantro, Fennel Bulbs, Green Beans, Potatoes, Asparagus Soup, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Honey, Maple Syrup, BBQ Sauce, Salsa, Relish, Bee Pollen, Cards, Perennials, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Bars, Doll Clothing, Wildlife Prints, Watercolor Art, Coffee, and much more. Come and check it all out!

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

Kathy Bures
Mineral Point Market

Byrant Family Farms
Bryant Family Farms will be bringing Asparagus with Pepper Jack cheese stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon. Will also have Whole rabbit, whole turkey, whole Duck along with chicken and duck eggs.  Bee Pollen, and Honey available as well.
Bures Berry Patch
We will be at market this week with more of our fresh green beans (my personal favorite). We'll also have more baby red potatoes, fingerling, and blue potatoes, garlic scapes, frozen strawberry rhubarb pie, cream of asparagus soup, honey, and pure maple syrup. 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
Carey's Greenhouse
I'll pretty much have the same things I had last week...cool damp weather means that a lot of stuff is a week or so behind. Its big, but not blooming.  I'll have hostas, lilacs, lily-of-the-valley, snow-on-the-mountain, ferns, violets, and day-lilies. 
Comforters Corner Crate Company
Comforters Corner Crate Company upcycles used pallets into sturdy crates of all sizes for decorating and organization around your home.  Each crate is made by local woodworking artisan Stephen Troester, with personalized messages and stain/paint options provided by his wife Hilary.
Chestnut Hill Studio
Prints and cards from my original watercolor and colored pencil drawings include old favorites and some new.  I am exploring sky and water this year and focusing on places rather than things. An expanding line up of ceramic tiles will include mosaic back-splashes and table tops.  I am hoping to offer custom pieces made to order.
Farmer's Daughters
Hello all! It's a bit warmer again, and now that the sorghum Sudan grass BMR (whatever it is), is drilled in, we'll welcome some rain here on the farm. I'm going to be starting more bread and bread goods, loaves, dinner rolls, etc. Some sweet for breakfast and sandwiches and some savory for dinner and sandwiches, or just to eat! This week we will be baking fresh for you: muffins, scones, cookies, breads, rolls, desserts and more! Hope to see you Saturday!
Happy Hunter Farms
Hi market friends!  We will be at market this Saturday with our wide array of homemade canned goods, ranging from soups to BBQ sauces, salsa, relishes, and many jams and jellies.  We look forward to seeing everyone next weekend!
James Pine Valley Farm
I will be at the market this week. I will have the usual chicken packages, cheese and eggs. Hope to see you on Saturday.
Mary Jean, James' Pine Valley Farm
Magic Light Photography
I am planning on being at the market this weekend, weather permitting.  Once again I will have a selection of my nature and wildlife photography available as matted prints ready for framing as well as greeting cards.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I will also have an 11x17 poster of my most popular photograph, Bucky's Twins.  I'm no longer making photographic prints of this image so this is the next best way to get an enlarged copy of this photo at an affordable price and printed locally!  My photos don't handle moister very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  I'm hoping that my schedule will allow me to be at the market a bit more often this year so I hope to see you under the water tower!  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com.   Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
It's July Beef Month and we have all the 'beef' you'll ever need and more!  Marr's Valley View Farms will have our full line of tender, flavorful Balck Angus Beef products and pork products at Market on Saturday. Bratwurst, hamburger patties, steaks and pork chops are in stock for grilling that quick after work evening meal. If you need a large quantity or just want to pre-order for pick-up at Market, e-mail your order to federman@charter.net by 5:00 p.m. Friday night.  We are offering pick-up of our Meat CSA at Market again this year - ask us on Saturday for details on how to join. See you soon! All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms.
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  Although you may see me as a shopper, my next market vending will be August 5.  If that changes, I will update the newsletter accordingly.  Looking forward to seeing everyone then!  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  Cindy
Meadowlark Organics
This weekend Meadowlark Organics won't be vending at the market. We look forward to getting back to it next weekend when we can bring you our certified organic flour, cornmeal, and baked goods made by Enos Farms. If you were hoping to see us there and would like to place a special order please get in touch. See our vendor profile for contact info, or send an email to meadowlarkorganics@gmail.com 
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  It seems summer is in full swing and you may remember that Mummu does not do heat very well (actually, not at all!!) so I will not be at Market this week, July 22.  Instead I will be in lovely air-conditioning with a cold drink.  I will be spending time at my sewing machine, too.  I don't find that terribly taxing in the heat.  So I will plan on seeing you on July 29.  If you do need a gift or just want to see my new creations, feel free to call me at 623-2595 and we can set up a time for you to come to my house in Cobb and shop.  As I always tell people.....DO remember it is a "crafting house" and fabric WILL meet you at the front door!!  Till we see each other again.....Keep Smiling  and  Keep Cool!!  Mummu
Scrappin With Joni
I will not be at Market this Saturday, in my place will be Stamping with Charity.  Stop by and see her beautiful cards and other products.   You will love them.  I will be back on July 29th.
Shooting Star Farm
We were grateful to miss the really heavy rains last week. It even dried out enough to do some planting on Tuesday. More rain is in store, but our field look quite good for this point in the summer. Lettuce is back! A new patch is maturing and looks great. We’ll have red leaf, green butter, green leaf, baby romaine, and some mixed baby lettuces. Salad mix will be in good supply, too. Cherry tomatoes are ripening every day, so hopefully we won’t run out before 10am! We’ll also have some saladette tomatoes (small orange, red, brown, and striped), and a few boxes of red slicing tomatoes (they’re just starting up). Other veggies include: leeks, fresh red bottle onions, garlic heads, zucchini and summer squash, cucumbers, a few eggplant, sweet green peppers, Swiss chard, kale, red beets, green beans (limited supply), basil, dill, cilantro, fennel bulbs, and probably a few things I’m forgetting. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.
Sweet Earth Garden
I am happy to say Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market this Saturday and the flowers are starting to pour in.  We will have Lilies, Bee Balm, Phlox, Daisies, Gerberas, Liatris, Rudbeckia, Coneflowers, Hydrangeas and some Dahlias. and maybe Zinnias.
Tryol Forge & Tool
We won't be at market this week. Be back soon with our handcrafted hooks.

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

Helianthus Farm
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company

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

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