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Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 27th - Week 17

Hello MP Market Goers!

The tables are full these days at market. Scrumptious, ripe tomatoes, beautiful lettuces, eggplants, potatoes. So much deliciousness happens at the end of the season. But summer is winding down so be sure to think ahead towards the colder season and save some of that deliciousness in your freezer or cellar. Shooting Star Farm will have 20 lb boxes of tomatoes available this week and Bures Berry Patch will have frozen sweet corn all set for your freezer. 
Plus there are new fall items coming each week! In fact, Marr's Valley View Farm is bringing new flour products to the market this week. Be sure to read the news feed to find out all about this new offering.
The Mineral Point Market is constantly changing with the season, so each week brings new products and new choices. What's not there one week may be there the following so be sure to read the news feed and stop up each week to find the best selection of all that's fresh, delicious, and beautiful!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Flour, Honey, Maple Syrup, Asparagus Soup, Potatoes, Raspberries, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Onions, Leeks, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Swiss Chard, Kale, Carrots, Beets, Kohlrabi, Tomatillos, Peppers, Cilantro, Parsley, Scallions, Basil, Sage, Thyme, Tarragon, Lettuce, Wildlife Prints, Watercolor Paintings and Artwork, 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 are beginning! And as usual our table will have potatoes: baby red, German Butterballs, fingerling, and Adirondack blue potatoes, dilly beans, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, frozen sweet corn, frozen strawberry rhubarb pie and frozen cream of asparagus soup. 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
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.  
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 
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 and a book featuring over 80 of my favorite photos.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  Finally, the High Street Gallery is open!  The biggest selection of my work ever displayed at one location can be seen at 33 High Street.  This includes framed, metal canvas prints as well as a huge selection of matted prints and cards.  The hours for the gallery are Friday - Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.  I will be working at the gallery this Sunday so stop in and check out my work as a well as the work of several other artists.  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com and you can like and follow my work on Facebook.  My photos don't handle moister very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
WE HAVE NEW ITEMS FOR YOU THIS WEEK....and they aren't meat believe it or not!  
We will be offering whole grain flours and rolled oats produced by friends of ours.  They grow the whole grains, dry and mill the products right on their farm near Chilton.  Their sustainable growing practices using organic fertilizers guarantee you will get a great product free from harsh chemicals. The grains are 'whole grain' which means nothing has been taken out, nothing has been added and they are not pre-soaked.
We will have a very limited supply of the following products so get there early so you won't miss out:

- Rolled Oats
- Durum Flour - great for making pasta
- Oat Flour - great for GLUTEN-FREE baking
- Spelt Flour - great for making breads 

All are offered in one pound bags.

Back to the meat!  Mike's back from vacation but we've decided to run our special offer on Bone-In Loin Pork Chops again this week.  It was so well received by you a few weeks ago so why not do it again.  This Saturday you can purchase our ever popular bone-in loin chops for $4.99 a pound. That's a $1.00 per pound savings.  No minimum/maximum purchase. Show up early so you won't miss out.  If you would like a large quantity please pre-order. 
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 will not be at he market for the next few weeks, but am looking forward to being back on September 24,  Stop by then and check out my magnets made using images from vintage matchbook covers.  I’m have some new additions along with the old favorites. matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   See you September 24!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  I can't believe another week has gone by and it's time for Market report already!  Well, I'll try it again... I do want to be at Market this Sat. Aug. 27 as long as the weather cooperates.  Once again, it doesn't sound real promising but as we all know, we can't control it.  I feel like I haven't been there all summer, but it's only been 2 weeks.  Anyway, I'm thinking positive so hopefully I'll be there and you will, too!  Do stop by and say "Hi" and enjoy the Summer Sale of $10.00 items....choose any 3 for $25.00 and save $5.00!!  Hope to see you there!   Keep Cool!    Mummu 
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
Queen Bee Acres has sold out of honey for the season. The bees are busy making more!  Honey is harvested once per season and we will be harvesting the first part of September.  Look for us to be back at the Mineral Point Market by the second weekend of September with fresh honey and beeswax.  We will also have creamed honey!  The Pear in Mineral Point and Cobblestone Coffee in Dodgeville have limited sizes and quantities available.  We are sorry for any inconvenience but we are at the mercy of our little worker bees.
Enjoy the Market, we will see you the second weekend of September.  Thank you for your understanding.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the Bees.  608-776-2188 or via email at queenbee@queenbeeacres.com
Scrappin with Joni
I have loved being part of the Mineral Point Market, it has been great talking to so many people.  I will be gone this Saturdays.  I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 27th.   For more ideas on the kind of things I make, check out my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scrappinjonimartin/ 
Shooting Star Farm
Some cooler, less humid weather was really a treat this week. Picking tomatoes inside a hoophouse, even with ends and sides open, has been like taking a sauna this summer. We’ve been fortunate that tomatoes are doing great both outside as well as outdoor. All of our cherry tomatoes are in the hoophouse, which helps lessen cracking due to all the rain we’ve had. They also grow like mad. We got too busy to keep them all well pruned, so a few rows are like a jungle of tangled eight-foot vines. We will have lots of tomatoes on Saturday – heirlooms, cherry types, red slicing tomatoes, and roma tomatoes. We’ll have several packed into 20 pound boxes for those who want to freeze or can. Also look for eggplant, white and red onions, leeks, watermelon, cantaloupe, Swiss chard, kale, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, tomatillos, hot peppers, colorful and green sweet peppers, cilantro, parsley, scallions, basil, sage, thyme , tarragon, little gem romaine lettuce, and maybe a bit more. No salad mix this week. It got destroyed by hot, humid weather over the past few weeks. It’s been a humid summer, I’d say!! See you Saturday!  Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Hello friends, Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market this week.  We will have dahlias, sunflowers, coneflowers, zinnias, gladiolas, and hydrangeas and cosmos.

Here is a list of the unconfirmed vendors that may or may not be at market this week:
Farmers' Daughter Kitchen
Lacey's Lathers
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company
Rustics at Ridge


If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Jenny Bonde at starfarm@mhtc.net or Lois Federman at federman@charter.net.


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