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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 24th - Week 21

Hello MP Market Goers!

The colors of fall are upon us! I've noticed a few trees beginning to change colors and boy do I love driving through Mineral Point and seeing the beautiful maples. I can't wait until they are all bright yellow and orange. Colors are changing at the Patch too and we are busy pulling pumpkins, gourds, squash, and Indian corn from the fields. 
I love this time of year. The temperature outside is usually perfect to work in the fields. The kids love hunting through the fields for the most outrageous pumpkin. And cooking in the kitchen no longer requires cranking up the air conditioning! Whew! Plus I love soup and you can do so much with the vegetables coming out of the fields. From cabbage to leek to potato to tomato there are endless opportunities for a fabulous soup. Add beef, pork, or chicken to any of them and you've got a hearty meal!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Flour, Honey, Maple Syrup, Asparagus Soup, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Squash, Raspberries, Radishes, Beets, Leeks, Celery Root, Carrots, Peppers, Eggplant, Kale, Mustard Greens, Spinach, Arugula, Salad Mix, Lettuces, Oregano, Sage, Thyme, Tarragon, Basil, Cucumbers, Onions, Tomatoes, Endive, Radicchio, Cabbage, Green Onions, and Broccoli, Wildlife Prints, Goat Milk Soap, Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Frozen Sweet Corn, Dilly Beans, Coffee, Salsa, Jam, BBQ Sauce, Fresh Cut Flowers, 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
Co-Manager
Mineral Point Market



Following is the list of who will be vending at this week's Market. Be sure to click on the vendors tab to learn more about our new vendors!
Bures Berry Patch
Late summer is here and we are marching into fall. Our fall raspberries continue to produce! And as usual our table will have potatoes: Fingerling, and Adirondack blue potatoes, some early harvested squash, dilly beans, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, frozen sweet corn, frozen strawberry rhubarb pie and frozen cream of asparagus soup. We are also beginning our beautiful pumpkin season! Farmer Ed will bring a nice selection Saturday. Please check our website for hours and availability. Like us on Facebook or signup for our e-newsletter to get the latest shovel on what’s happening in the Patch!  Hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon! Kathy, Ed, Abby, and Ben
Chestnut Hill Studio
I will not be at market this week. Be back next week with from my original watercolor and colored pencil drawings.  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.  
I will have Jewelry only until the current inventory is sold out. Anyone interested in private watercolor painting lesson please stop by. I teach two people at a time at the rate of $10/hour each. My course is eight lessons long.
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will be at market this week. Showcasing soup, BBQ sauce, salsa, and jams & jellies
James' Pine Valley Farm
This week I will have whole chickens, half chicken packages, leg/thigh packages and breast packages.  Also I will have several varieties of cheese from both Hooks Cheese and Brunkow Cheese.  May have a few dozen eggs.  See you Saturday 
Lacey's Lathers
It is with a heavy heart that I would like to announce that Lacey’s Lathers will be suspending all sales at the end of 2016. Due to a combination of events:  a recent promising job, a growing family and some extended family illness I have decided I will be taking a break from the soap and lotion business for the near future.
I would like to thank all my customers for their past and present purchases and support!!!  I could not have asked for a better town then Mineral Point, and community then southwest Wisconsin to grow and run a business! The people I have met and experiences I have been through have been amazing to say the least!!!
For those of you wondering if you can still stock up on your favorite products, you can! We still have a great selection of soaps available and we will be using up our remaining solid lotion bar ingredients in the coming weeks. Orders will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We will finish our year at the Mineral Point Market, Fennimore, Argyle, and Lancaster Craft Fairs. Soaps can last up to 5 years when stored in normal temperatures and lotion bars have a shelf life of 2 years if kept under 70 degrees.
Please call, email, text, or facebook me with your orders. (608)574-9829 laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
I will not be at the market this weekend.  My work will be available this weekend at the High Street Gallery, located at 33 High Street here in Mineral Point.  I will be working at the gallery on Sunday from 11-4.
Marr's Valley View Farms
Why not try one or more of our delicious beef cuts this weekend?  Choose from Tenderloin, NY Strip, Ribeye, Porterhouse, T-Bone, Top Sirloin and Flat Iron steaks;  or perhaps a Fresh Beef Brisket, Sirloin Tip, Rolled Rump, Bone In or Boneless Chuck Roast; Bulk Ground Beef, Ground Chuck, Ground Round for the grill or easy fixing Ground Beef 1/3 Pound Patties, all Beef Wieners.  Try our "Portable Protein™" snacks - Soft Strip Beef Jerky, Beef Sticks, Classic, Jalapeno & Cheese Summer Sausage; and of course the Stew Meat, Soup Bones, and Short Ribs are always ready to head home to your kitchen to be made into a satisfying home cooked meal. As you know we also offer a full line of pork products so make sure to stop by this week and take home some tasty, locally raised meat from a 4th generation family farm. For larger quantities please call or e-mail in advance and we will have your order ready for pick up at market. If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by 5:00 p.m. Friday and we will have your order ready for pickup at the Market. See you Saturday! All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms, Mineral Point, WI.
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  I’m excited to be back this week with my magnets made using images from vintage matchbook covers.  It’s not too early to get a head start on your holiday shopping.  The magnets make great stocking-stuffers and also are easy to include with a card or letter for an unexpected surprise!  They also make great hostess gifts or party favors.  I have magnets that appeal to all ages and a wide variety of subject matter.  See you Saturday!  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  Cindy
Pointer Pantry
Pointer Pantry will be selling coffee (regular and decaf) on Sat. $2/Cup or any donation amount. We also have mugs donated by local potters for sale at $25 each (all proceeds to Pointer Pantry). Pointer Pantry is a 501c3 (donations are tax deductible), which provides gift certificates to Mineral Point students at risk for being hungry when school is not in session. These gift certificates are good for two weeks and can redeemed at Point Foods for anything except alcohol or tobacco products. Pointer Pantry only pays Point Foods for redeemed gift certificates. Anyone who has questions can reach out to Mo May Grimm at 608-574-3555.
Queen Bee Acres
We are excited to be returning to market this Saturday with freshly harvested honey from our locations in Iowa County.  Creamed honey will also be available for sampling and purchase.  We will be at Market through September and on October 8.  Remember our honey is also available locally at The Pear on Fountain St. in Mineral Point and at The Cobblestone Coffee House on Iowa St. in Dodgeville. We look forward to seeing you!  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the Bees
Shooting Star Farm
According to the news reports, 2016 is the fourth wettest summer on record for the state of Wisconsin. Our farm has been spared some of the heaviest rains that have plagued Richland Center, Viroqua, and northern Wisconsin, but it sure has been wet! We’re due for a few more inches this week alone. Looks like things will dry out for Saturday, so another nice Market day in store. Yay! Here’s our predicted harvest for the weekend: Radishes, beets, leeks, celery root, bunched carrots, red and green sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, kale, mustard greens, spinach, arugula, salad mix, baby and larger-sized lettuces, oregano, sage, thyme, tarragon, basil, cucumbers, red and white onions, cherry tomatoes, red slicing tomatoes, roma tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, endive, radicchio, napa cabbage, green onions, and broccoli. That should do it. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth Gardens will not be at the market this week.


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

Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company
Rustics at Ridge
Scrappin with Joni
Tyroll Forge and Tool


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


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