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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Week 22 - Sept. 27, 2008

The countdown is on - FOUR markets left.


Saturdays - May through October - Water Tower Park - Business Hwy 151 at Madison Street - 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Rain or Shine - Cold or Hot - Breezy or Calm - We'll be there!

Let us know what you think of the new Mineral Point Market website. We are anxious to hear your thoughts.

Mineral Point Community Chest
Stephanie and Emily Mohlmann will be at Market this week for the Mineral Point Community Chest. We will do some face painting for the little kids and have a collection bucket and information about Community Chest. We invite you to stop by and find out more about it.

MooGrass - music folks - will be performing at market on Saturday and again on Saturday, October 18th. They had such a great time when they played last that they want to make it a tradition. Other musicians are welcome to join in and jam on folk/traditional music.

The vendor lineup this week is as follows:

Alpacas of Prairie Station
After a great time at the show, we're back with lots of wonderful fibers for spinning. Natural and hand-dyed rovings, plus raw suri alpaca fleece for you to love. Need a boost? Join us for our October 4th opening of our new facility at Prairie Station. Enjoy a full day of spinning, trying new wheels, experiment with drop spindling and lunch with us. Sign up at Farmers' Market or by calling us at 608-987-5400.

Blooming Valley
We are sad to say that we will not be at the market anymore this year, as our market season has wound down. It's been a fun market year for us, and we are so appreciative of all of our awesome customers and friends that we get to see each week. If you still have the garden bug (since we've entered into the perfect fall planting season) you can come shop at our nursery where all of our perennials, trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses are now 30% off!! If you'd like to take advantage of the great savings on great plants, check out our website for more info (http://www.bloomingvalley.com/). We will miss you all and look forward to being back at the market next spring. All of our best to each of you.... Ina and Doug Lukas.

Bures Berry Patch
Bures Berry Patch will be at market again this week! Sweet corn has unfortunately ended but we are now getting into the full swing of fall. Our selection this week will include watermelon, squash, many varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and other fall decorations in addition we may have some MORE RED RASPBERRIES! In October, we finish our season at the patch with a fantastic selection of pumpkins of all different shapes and colors as well as gourds, squash, and Indian corn. If you would like to learn more about Bures Berry Patch please introduce yourself to Ed and Kathy at the market, or feel free to give us a call at 608-924-1404, or visit our website at http://www.buresberrypatch.com/. We hope to see you in the patch soon!

Chestnut Hill Studio
Jan has new pen & ink drawings of local scenes in both cards & prints. We are sold out of market bags until new ones arrive but there are tiles, trivets, new t-shirts, and lots of prints and cards. See you at the market. Jan.

Cook's Woods
Barb will again be attending this week's market. She will have glass bottles in sizes from 8 oz to 32 oz, plastic jugs of maple syrup in 16 oz and 32 oz sizes and the maple leaf shaped gift bottles in both 100 ml and 250 ml sizes. She will also have a limited quantity of a new gift bottle design for sale this week and would like to know what you think of it. Our prices are listed on our website http://www.cookswoods.biz/ along with our contact information so you may order ahead and we will bring your order to the next market that we attend, or arrange for delivery or pickup at our farm. Barb and Dave.

Driftless Ridge Farm
Driftless Ridge Farm fresh cut, locally grown flowers. This weekend I will have sunflowers, more beautiful zinnia's, their colors are so intense this summer don't miss them. Lisianthus, celosia, cosmos and more. Can't wait. Cara. 608-987-3975.

Herb, Spices and More
Bob's son Mike will continue to sell at the market for the remainder of the season which is great news for all of us. Bob's breads and other products are in such demand lately that he's kept busy baking, just trying to keep up. If anyone wants to pre-order for market give Bob a call, 608-723-9000, or send him an e-mail at hsm1@execpc.com. http://www.thespiceshoppe.com/.

James Godfrey
James will be at market every week with his self-authored children's books. Stop by his table and check them out.

James' Pine Valley Farm
I will NOT be at market this week. I will be back next week with wholes, halves, cutups, packs of 2 breasts and packs of 2 legs/thighs at the market this week along with with eggs and a broad assortment of Brunkow's and Hook's cheeses and cheese spreads. Mary Jean.

Jeanie Lewis
Book signing of "When Mom Was a Farmwife" on Sept 20--October 11 and 18.
Former editor of Democrat Tribune--37 year veteran reporter/photographer--author of four books--will be joining us as a vendor this week signing and selling her latest book. When Mom Was a Farmwife harkens back to an earlier time; a time of small family farms of white houses and red barns dotting the countrysides, and mostly Holstein cows with names or a lucky number in the pastures. (The farmer knew just what one to call by name to get the herd started toward home at milking time). In season-we heard the hum of the earth in spring as the farmers plowed the land for spring planting, the smell of fresh-mown hay, hues of colorful trees, oats oh so golden in the fields, and ripening corn. Old Man Winter with a blanket of fresh fallen snow...such sights. When Mom Was a Farmwife, 256 pages of farm kitchen recipes from Mom's era, poems, stories and tidbits. Price $16.83--includes tax.

Lacey's Lathers
HI! I will be at market this week with my soaps and solid lotion bars. If you ever want to contact me when I am not at market feel free to call me at 608-574-9829. Thanks, Clare.

Magic Light Photography
My cards and a selection of my larger prints will be available at the market this weekend, but I will not be there. I will be attending an outdoor photography class this Saturday, but my wife Amy will be representing me at the market this weekend. She will be selling my hand made greeting cards, as well as some matted prints. Feel free to check out my website at http://www.magiclightphotography.com/ to see a much larger selection of my photos. I have recently added a new gallery featuring photos from my trip to South Africa earlier this summer. I'm hoping to have even more photos added to my galleries very soon. A big thank you to all of the people who made the trip to the Driftless Area Art Festival in Soldiers Grove this weekend. The turn out was great and so was the weather. It was a great experience and I had a blast. I should be back to the market on Oct. 4th. Mike.

Marr's Valley View Farms
We will NOT be at market this week. If you need meat you can call us Sunday evening or after, 608-987-2097 or 608-987-3096 - and we can make arrangements to get you your protein for the week! We'll see you at Market again on October 4th.

It's still BLT time and everything you need can be purchased at the MP Market - breads from Bob, lettuce and tomatoes from Rink and Jenny and Pork or Beef Bacon from us. Don't miss out on this seasonal treat - it won't be long and it will be gone for another year! We have all varieties of meatballs and meatloaf in stock ready for quick, convenient meals for you and your family. Also choose from a wide variety of steaks, brats, hot dogs and burgers for your grill. Don't forget one of our informational brochures from the WI Beef Council that are sure to build your confidence when cooking beef you purchase from Marr's Valley View Farms. Need a large quantity or can't make it to market Saturday morning - please call, 608-987-2097, and we will make other arrangements for your order. We encourage you to pre-order or come to market early for the best selection. Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to servicing your needs with our full line of Pork and Angus Beef products. We're looking forward to seeing everyone again! Mike, Lois and Doral.

P & M Gardens, LLC
P & M Gardens will be at the market this Saturday. October 27. This is the perfect time of the year to plant perennials, the ground is warm and the roots will get well established. Next spring your plants will be healthy and ready to strut their stuff or you. We have day lilies, hosta, peonies and bulbs. We will be taking orders for the bulbs and our new varieties of peonies. The bulbs and “new” peonies will be here the end of September or early October. Stop by our area and see what we have to offer. Pat and Cecil.

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey
Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey will be at market this week with plenty of honey, home made soap, and candles. We will also have a limited amount of wildflower comb honey available. As always, five percent of all our sales at MPFM will go to help a child through Compassion International. Mark.

Sandy's Palette
Sandy will be at Farmers' Market with tie-dyed kids clothes, women's tank tops, fun jewelry and buttons and her latest knitting project. Come enjoy the fun! Thanks, Sandy Jones, Owner Sandy's Palette, LLC. www.sandyspalette.com. 305 Maiden Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565. 608/987-1346. sandy@sandyspalette.com.

Shooting Star Farm
The last few weeks have been beautiful. It’s hard to believe that the summer crops are beginning to dwindle when the temperatures continue to be near 80 degrees. You’ll start seeing more fall crops at our stand. We’ll have lots of beautiful broccoli this weekend along with other brassicas like collards, kale, red cabbage, napa cabbage, and a bit of bok choy. Salad turnips – those yummy small white turnips that we grow in the spring – will be available, too. We should have a good supply of salad mix, lettuce, and radishes for your salads. In addition, leeks, onions, shallots, red peppers, Swiss chard, bunched beets, red tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and lots of paste/plum tomatoes will be available this weekend. Eggplants and cherry tomatoes are on the way out. See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.

The Old Royal Inn
We will be there rain or shine with our ever popular cinnamon and pecan rolls. New this year will be our homemade croissants - plain and chocolate! If we are lucky, Mark will make a few of his famous Chocolate Chip Cookies to bring to Market, too! Jennifer Bendorf. bendorf@charter.net 608-987-4120 hm day 608-987-4530 wk eve. WE ARE BACK TO OUR SUMMER HOURS! Tues thru Fri open at 7 AM, Sat at 8 AM. Dinner from 5-9 or Fri and Sat from 5 to 10. Thank you for you continued support of The Old Royal Inn, we are glad to be living in and a part of this fantastic community!

The Spotted Dog
The Spotted Dog will be at the market with fair trade coffees and an assortment of delicious pastries! Ann.

The Walker House
Unfortunately, the Walker House is going to end our season early this year. I would like to thank everyone for their support both at the market and since the opening of our historical property. I had a lot of fun at the market this year and have met some wonderful people most of whom have become friends, I am so glad that the community has embraced our spirit and am sure we will have stories to tell and share for many years to come. Thanks again everyone. Chef Mike and the Walker House Family. 608-987-1660.

Tippy Top Orchard - Mike Manogue
It was good to have Mike come to market last week. He'll be back this week - Mike tells us it's been a terrific year for pears. He has an outstanding crop and apples to follow soon. He plans to be at the market from now through the fall.
An hour west of Madison, in Iowa County's unglaciated, rolling hills, lays Tippy Top Orchard. As the name suggest, its trees stand along the summit of one of the beautiful knolls. No matter what direction you approach Tippy Top from; it's a scenic drive down winding country roads. It will take you back to an earlier time; a time of small family farms, harvest festivals, county fairs, cows with names rather than numbers, the smell of fresh-mown hay, and the pleasure of buying the fruit of his labor directly from the hands of the farmer or orchardist who put so much care into making sure that his produce was the best it could possibly be. The orchard was planted eighteen years ago. Mike personally selected the varieties and tenderly placed the slender "whips" (baby trees 3/4 of an inch in diameter) in the soil. Mike takes the extra time to do things right, to do things the old way, the way they were done before the advent of chemical agricultural techniques. He works in accord with Nature.


New vendors are ALWAYS welcome at the Mineral Point Market! If you know anyone that might enjoy selling at the market or perhaps you yourself would, please contact Jenny Bonde at starfarm@mhtc.net or call 608-967-2319, or myself, for details.

Hope to see you Saturday morning at Water Tower Park, Business Hwy 151 at Madison Street, Mineral Point! 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

All Of Us At The Mineral Point Market



All photos, contained in or attached to this newsletter are property of Lois A. Federman and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. No images may be used in any form without written permission of Lois A. Federman and payment of required usage fees. To receive permission and reproduction rights, contact Lois A. Federman at federman@charter.net.

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This week's Community Events

Farm Life:
A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors

The Mineral Point Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibit, Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors.

The exhibit explores the Mineral Point area’s agricultural history through stories, photographs, and artifacts provided by local farm families.
We are also displaying a traveling exhibit about agriculture in Wisconsin which was developed by the Chippewa Valley Museum.

The exhibit will be on display at
203 High Street
(corner of Chestnut & High Streets)

June 27 – October 19, 2008
Open Friday, Saturday (12-5), Sunday (12-3)

Admission - $5.00
Ticket is good for free return visits all summer
one free tour of Orchard Lawn and discounted admission at local museums
Children under 12 are free

mineralpointhistory.org
608.987.2884

The Farm Life exhibit has been made possible through the generous support of Farmers Implement Store, Premier Cooperative, Farmers Savings Bank, Ross Soil Service, Wal-Mart, Sloan Implement Company, Rockford Map Publishers, Ritchie Implement, Point of Beginnings, Farm & Fleet Company, Dodgeville Agri-Service, Iowa County Cattlemen’s Association, Tito and Halina Denkovski, Kay Cline, and the members of the Mineral Point Historical Society. The Chippewa Valley Museum exhibit is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


The chamber is encouraging us all to check the Mineral Point website each week to find out what is going on around town - go to www.mineralpoint.com.
You will see an entry in the top left-hand list titled "This Week in Mineral Point". Just click on it to find out what is going on.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Week 21 - Sept. 21, 2008

Jeremy Meek is this month's winner of the Market Basket!
Congratulations Jeremy. Make sure to come to market this week and pick up your winnings.

Jeanie Lewis - book signing of "When Mom Was a Farmwife" on Sept 20--October 11 and 18.
Former editor of Democrat Tribune--37 year veteran reporter/photographer--author of four books--will be joining us as a vendor this week signing and selling her latest book. When Mom Was a Farmwife harkens back to an earlier time; a time of small family farms of white houses and red barns dotting the countrysides, and mostly holstein cows with names or a lucky number in the pastures. (The farmer knew just what one to call by name to get the herd started toward home at milking time). In season-we heard the hum of the earth in spring as the farmers plowed the land for spring planting, the smell of fresh-mown hay, hues of colorful trees, oats oh so golden in the fields, and ripening corn. Old Man Winter with a blanket of fresh fallen snow...such sights. When Mom Was a Farmwife, 256 pages of farm kitchen recipes from Mom's era, poems, stories and tidbits. Price $16.83--includes tax.

MooGrass - music folks - will be performing at market on Saturday, September 27th and Saturday, October 18th. They had such a great time when they played last that they want to make it a tradition. Other musicians are welcome to join in and jam on folk/traditional music.

The vendor lineup this week is as follows:

Alpacas of Prairie Station
After a great time at the show, we're back with lots of wonderful fibers for spinning. Natural and hand-dyed rovings, plus raw suri alpaca fleece for you to love. Need a boost? Join us for our October 4th opening of our new facility at Prairie Station. Enjoy a full day of spinning, trying new wheels, experiment with drop spindling and lunch with us. Sign up at Farmers' Market or by calling us at 608-987-5400.

Blooming Valley
We are sad to say that we will not be at the market anymore this year, as our market season has wound down. It's been a fun market year for us, and we are so appreciative of all of our awesome customers and friends that we get to see each week. If you still have the garden bug (since we've entered into the perfect fall planting season) you can come shop at our nursery where all of our perennials, trees, shrubs and ornamental grasses are now 30% off!! If you'd like to take advantage of the great savings on great plants, check out our website for more info (http://www.bloomingvalley.com/). We will miss you all and look forward to being back at the market next spring. All of our best to each of you.... Ina and Doug Lukas.

Bures Berry Patch
Bures Berry Patch will be at market again this week! Sweet corn is still here, but this may be the last week! It makes such a delicious compliment to any meal. Did you know it can be frozen for eating throughout the winter? Ask Kathy at market for more details. Also at market we will have green beans, watermelon, squash, and MORE RED RASPBERRIES! In October, we finish our season at the patch with a fantastic selection of pumpkins of all different shapes and colors as well as gourds, squash, and Indian corn. If you would like to learn more about Bures Berry Patch please introduce yourself to Ed and Kathy at the market, or feel free to give us a call at 608-924-1404, or visit our website at http://www.buresberrypatch.com/. We hope to see you in the patch soon!

Chestnut Hill Studio
Jan has new pen & ink drawings of local scenes in both cards & prints. We are sold out of market bags until new ones arrive but there are tiles, trivets, new t-shirts, and lots of prints and cards. See you at the market. Jan.

Cook's Woods
Barb will be attending this week's market. She will have glass bottles in sizes from 8 oz to 32 oz, plastic jugs of maple syrup in 16 oz and 32 oz sizes and the maple leaf shpaed gift bottles in both 100 ml and 250 ml sizes. She will also have a limited quantity of a new gift bottle design for sale this week and would like to know what you think of it. Our prices are listed on our website, http://www.cookswoods.biz, along with our contact information so you may order ahead and we will bring your order to the next market that we attend, or arrange for delivery or pickup at our farm. Dave and Barb Cook.

Driftless Ridge Farm
Driftless Ridge Farm fresh cut, locally grown flowers. This weekend I will have sunflowers, more beautiful zinnia's, their colors are so intense this summer don't miss them. Lisianthus,celosia,cosmos and more. Can't wait. Cara. 608-987-3975.

Herb, Spices and More
Bob's son Mike will continue to sell at the market for the remainder of the season which is great news for all of us. Bob's breads and other products are in such demand lately that he's kept busy baking, just trying to keep up. If anyone wants to pre-order for market give Bob a call, 608-723-9000, or send him an e-mail at hsm1@execpc.com. http://www.thespiceshoppe.com/.

James Godfrey
James will be at market every week with his self-authored children's books. Stop by his table and check them out.

James' Pine Valley Farm
I will be at market this week but not on the 27th so stock up now!
I will have wholes, halves, cutups, packs of 2 breasts and packs of 2 legs/thighs at the market this week along with with eggs and a broad assortment of Brunkow's and Hook's cheeses and cheese spreads. Mary Jean.

Lacey's Lathers
HI! I will be at market this week with my soaps and solid lotion bars. If you ever want to contact me when I am not at market feel free to call me at 608-574-9829. Thanks, Clare.

Magic Light Photography
I will not be at the market this Saturday.
I will be displaying my work all weekend in Soldiers Grove at the Driftless Area Art Festival. The weather is looking great so far!! If anyone is looking for something to do after they visit the market, they should come to Soldiers Grove and check out all the artwork that will be on display. For more information on the Driftless Area Art Festival, you can check it out here. http://www.crawfordcountywi.com/art_festival/

Marr's Valley View Farms
We will be at market this week but will not be there on the 27th so stock up now.
It's still BLT time and everything you need can be purchased at the MP Market - breads from Bob, lettuce and tomatoes from Rink and Jenny and Pork or Beef Bacon from us. Don't miss out on this seasonal treat - it won't be long and it will be gone for another year! We have all varieties of meatballs and meatloaf in stock ready for quick, convenient meals for you and your family. Also choose from a wide variety of steaks, brats, hot dogs and burgers for your grill. Don't forget one of our informational brochures from the WI Beef Council that are sure to build your confidence when cooking beef you purchase from Marr's Valley View Farms. Need a large quantity or can't make it to market Saturday morning - please call, 608-987-2097, and we will make other arrangements for your order. We encourage you to pre-order or come to market early for the best selection. Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to servicing your needs with our full line of Pork and Angus Beef products. We're looking forward to seeing everyone again! Mike, Lois and Doral.

P & M Gardens, LLC
P & M Gardens will be at the market this week. We will bring Pictures of the following daylilies to assist you with selection - see you at the Market on Saturday, Pat and Cecil.Dads Best White, Near White ( one of the best Whites for color) Dormant, Single, M, Bloom 6" Bloom, 28" Scape, Viette 1984 Reg. - $7.00Forty Second Street, Pastel Pink w Bright Rose eye, Evergreen, Double, M, Bloom 5", Scape 24", Award of Merit, Honorable Mention, D. Kirchoff 1991 Reg. - $12.00Highland Lord, Red Wine, Semi-Evergreen, Double, Bloom 5", Scape 22", Award of Merit R. W. Munson, 1983 Reg. - $10.00Embroidery Plus, Pale Lemon Yellow, Dormant, Single, Very Fragrant, ML, Bloom 5.5" Scape 30" - $12.00Land's End, Purple w Black Purple Eye, Semi Evergreen, Single, M Bloom 5", Scape 23" B. Millikan, 1991 Reg. - $9.00We will also bring Miniature, Small, Medium and Large Hostas.Peonies:Buckeye Bell, Red, EM, Semi-Double, 34" Walter Mains 1956 $18.00Bunker Hill, Bright Rose, EM, Fragrant, Double, 32" Mollis 1906 $20.00Doreen, Magenta, Japanese, EM Single/Semi Double, 32" H.E. Sass 1949 $18.00Festiva Maxima, Large White w Red Fleck on inner petals M, Double, 34" $15.00 Honey Gold Creamy White/Yellow, M, Double, 30" Klehm 1966 $40.00Jan Van Leeuwen Satin White, Japanese L Single 30" Van Leeuwen 1928 $16.00Renato Watermelon Red, M, Double, 32" Murawska 1949 $33.00

Ranum's 188 Brand Honey
Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey will be at market this week with plenty of honey, home made soap, and candles. We will also have a limited amount of wildflower comb honey available. As always, five percent of all our sales at MPFM will go to help a child through Compassion International. Mark.

Sandy's Palette
Sandy will be at Farmers' Market with tie-dyed kids clothes, women's tank tops, fun jewelry and buttons and her latest knitting project. Come enjoy the fun! Thanks, Sandy Jones, Owner Sandy's Palette, LLC. http://www.sandyspalette.com/. 305 Maiden Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565. 608/987-1346. sandy@sandyspalette.com.

Shooting Star Farm
You may have heard about our cooler disaster if you came to the market looking for salad greens last week. We woke up Saturday morning and nearly everything was frozen. Luckily, the cooler is fixed and now working fine. So salad greens and lettuce will be back again this week. New items will include leeks, yellow onions, shallots, a bit of broccoli (the first of a nice fall planting), and some radishes. Our cherry tomato supply is starting to dwindle, but we’ll have plenty of red tomatoes, paste/plum tomatoes, and heirloom tomatoes. Last, we should continue to have beets, basil, Swiss chard, kale, collards, some nice red peppers and small amounts of eggplant. Should be a beautiful weekend! See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.

The Old Royal Inn
We will be there rain or shine with our ever popular cinnamon and pecan rolls. New this year will be our homemade croissants - plain and chocolate! If we are lucky, Mark will make a few of his famous Chocolate Chip Cookies to bring to Market, too! Jennifer Bendorf. bendorf@charter.net 608-987-4120 hm day 608-987-4530 wk eve. WE ARE BACK TO OUR SUMMER HOURS! Tues thru Fri open at 7 AM, Sat at 8 AM. Dinner from 5-9 or Fri and Sat from 5 to 10. Thank you for you continued support of The Old Royal Inn, we are glad to be living in and a part of this fantastic community!

The Spotted Dog
The Spotted Dog will be at the market with fair trade coffees and an assortment of delicious pastries! Ann.

The Walker House
The Ghost at the bottom of the hill has risen again…The Walker House Restaurant and Pub is finally opened!!! We hosted a four-course preview dinner on both Friday and Saturday last week with rave reviews of the food, of our Pub and overall experience. We open for good at 5PM on Friday evening and will be open 7 days, reservations for the weekend are recommended. Chef Mike will still be at the market on Saturday morning with his miniature pasties with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce and his Take and Bake Pizzas. So swing by, say Hi and pick up some of our new menus and while you're at it grab some Cinnamon Rolls from Chef's market neighbor Jennifer Bendorf of the Old Royal Inn. Thanks, Chef Mike. 608-987-1660.

Tippy Top Orchard - Mike Manogue
It was good to have Mike come to market last week. He'll be back this week - Mike tells us it's been a terrific year for pears. He has an outstanding crop and apples to follow soon. He plans to be at the market from now through the fall. An hour west of Madison, in Iowa County's unglaciated, rolling hills, lays Tippy Top Orchard. As the name suggest, its trees stand along the summit of one of the beautiful knolls. No matter what direction you approach Tippy Top from; it's a scenic drive down winding country roads. It will take you back to an earlier time; a time of small family farms, harvest festivals, county fairs, cows with names rather than numbers, the smell of fresh-mown hay, and the pleasure of buying the fruit of his labor directly from the hands of the farmer or orchardist who put so much care into making sure that his produce was the best it could possibly be. The orchard was planted eighteen years ago. Mike personally selected the varieties and tenderly placed the slender "whips" (baby trees 3/4 of an inch in diameter) in the soil. Mike takes the extra time to do things right, to do things the old way, the way they were done before the advent of chemical agricultural techniques. He works in accord with Nature.


New vendors are ALWAYS welcome at the Mineral Point Market! If you know anyone that might enjoy selling at the market or perhaps you yourself would, please contact Jenny Bonde at starfarm@mhtc.net or call 608-967-2319, or myself, for details.

Hope to see you Saturday morning at Water Tower Park, Business Hwy 151 at Madison Street, Mineral Point! 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

All Of Us At The Mineral Point Market



All photos, contained in or attached to this newsletter are property of Lois A. Federman and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. No images may be used in any form without written permission of Lois A. Federman and payment of required usage fees. To receive permission and reproduction rights, contact Lois A. Federman at federman@charter.net.

You have received this message as a subscriber to the Mineral Point Market announcements and newsletter list. If you would like to be removed from this list, send an e-mail to federman@charter.net with the word "unsubscribe" in the body of the message.



This week's Community Events

Farm Life:
A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors

The Mineral Point Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibit, Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors.

The exhibit explores the Mineral Point area’s agricultural history through stories, photographs, and artifacts provided by local farm families.
We are also displaying a traveling exhibit about agriculture in Wisconsin which was developed by the Chippewa Valley Museum.

The exhibit will be on display at
203 High Street
(corner of Chestnut & High Streets)

June 27 – October 19, 2008
Open Friday, Saturday (12-5), Sunday (12-3)

Admission - $5.00
Ticket is good for free return visits all summer
one free tour of Orchard Lawn and discounted admission at local museums
Children under 12 are free

mineralpointhistory.org
608.987.2884

The Farm Life exhibit has been made possible through the generous support of Farmers Implement Store, Premier Cooperative, Farmers Savings Bank, Ross Soil Service, Wal-Mart, Sloan Implement Company, Rockford Map Publishers, Ritchie Implement, Point of Beginnings, Farm & Fleet Company, Dodgeville Agri-Service, Iowa County Cattlemen’s Association, Tito and Halina Denkovski, Kay Cline, and the members of the Mineral Point Historical Society. The Chippewa Valley Museum exhibit is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


The chamber is encouraging us all to check the Mineral Point website each week to find out what is going on around town - go to http://www.mineralpoint.com/. You will see an entry in the top left-hand list titled "This Week in Mineral Point". Just click on it to find out what is going on.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September Newsletter


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