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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Week 25 - Oct. 18, 2008

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!

This is it! The last Market of 2008.

Reminder - we will be downtown Mineral Point this week in Library Park.

Congratulations to Virginia Noble, the winner of the October Market Basket.
Come to market this week to pick up your winnings!

It's Fall Art Tour Weekend. http://www.fallarttour.com/

What does Fall Art Tour mean to Mineral Point?
This weekend is as critical as any to the annual success of our community as a whole. We all work hard to welcome and service our guests during this event. The Mineral Point Market vendors are committed to rolling out the red carpet and doing our part to welcome old and new friends as only Mineral Point can! There is no better time than this weekend to start your Christmas shopping, look for that special birthday present or just pamper yourself with a night out on the town at our incredible restaurants. Up for a little fun ~ start with a cocktail & appetizers at one ~ go to a second for dinner ~ wrap up at a third for desert or an after dinner nightcap. It doesn't get any better than this! As customers you have done such an incredible job of supporting the market vendors - we thank you for this and encourage you to "buy local" throughout the Mineral Point business community.

If you can't make it to market, several of our vendors will be set up downtown at Library Park on Friday and Sunday as well so stop by and see what they have to offer.

This weekend also wraps up the Farm Life Exhibit - see details at the bottom of this newsletter under Community Events.

MooGrass - music folks - will be performing at market on Saturday, October 18th. Other musicians are welcome to join in and jam on folk/traditional music.

MammaBees Kettle Korn will return this week for their only market appearance of the season. Make sure to stock up on this sweet/salty addicting treat.

The vendor lineup this week is as follows:

Alpacas of Prairie Station
Alpacas of Prairie Station will be back this week with lots of fun fall treats. Before Saturday you can still join us at the farm by calling 608-987-5400.

Bures Berry Patch
Bures Berry Patch will be at market this week! Our selection this week will include watermelon, squash, many varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and other fall decorations! In addition to being at market Saturday morning, we also plan on being in the park downtown throughout the weekend to ensure that everyone is able to get the decorations they need for fall. 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, Indian corn, straw bales, and corn stalks. The patch is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays we offer FREE HAYRIDES from 11 am to 5 pm. 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
For the first time, weather permitting, Jan will be joining us for market on this Fall Art Tour Weekend. She 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. Our prices are listed on our website http://www.cookswoods.biz along with our contact information so you may order ahead and we willl bring your order to this final market for 2008 or arrange for deliveyr or pickup at our farm. We appreciate your choice to enjoy our maple syrup this year. If real Christmas trees and/or greenery are your tradition we hope you will try out some of ours. Stop by our farm any day from November 28 thru December 2, 9 am to 5pm to check out our homegrown trees and hand made greenery. We will have more information on our web site in early November. Barb and Dave.

Driftless Ridge Farm
Driftless Ridge farm will be at the last market. I will have fresh bouquets and everlasting. Thank you for a great season. Cara and Mark.

Herb, Spices and More
Bob had to cancel at the last minute last week and sends his apologies to all of his loyal customers that came to buy his products. His products will be there this week and he hinted that we might even see him live and in person for the last market of the season! Bob's breads and other products are in such demand lately that he's kept busy baking, just trying to keep up and his son Michael has been covering for him at market. 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 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.

Jeanie Lewis - book signing of "When Mom Was a Farmwife"
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.

Kristin Foley
I have Indian corn gallor! Straw bales, and corn stalks. See you Saturday. I do plan on coming for the rest of the markets.

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 be at the market both Saturday and Sunday this weekend (weather permitting) with a large selection of framed, and matted prints. I will also have my large selection of hand made greeting cards, as well as my bookmarks. All of my prints are signed and numbered, and all of my cards are hand made and signed by me. All of my cards are blank inside so they are perfect for any occasion. I also designed all of my bookmarks featuring some of my most popular photos. Whether you're looking for a fine art photograph for your home, or as a gift, I'm sure you will find something you like. My bookmarks are perfect for that hard to shop for reader and make great stocking stuffers! Feel free to take a look at many of the photos on my website. I have just added a new gallery featuring many new photos, as well as some previously unpublished images. http://www.magiclightphotography.com/. 'm looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend! Mike.

Marr's Valley View Farms
SAVE - SAVE - SAVE!!!!! We can't say thank you enough for your incredible support of our farm with your purchases throughout the 2008 market season. As a result we are once again offereing our SEASON ENDING CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SPECIAL through November 15th. It gets better - we have rolled back hamburger prices to those offered during the 2007 customer appreciation special! Save up to 30% based on the quantity you purchase. Our roasts are buy one, get one at half price....see full details below. You can take advantage of this offer at market or by calling or e-mailing at anytime. If you can - please pre-order for pick-up at market this Saturday if you wish to purchase a large quantity. Of course we still have our wide variety of Black Angus Beef and Pork products. We have ample supply of beef bacon but are out of pork bacon and butterfly chops - apologies. We have a few ham roasts and smoked ham hocks (bean and ham soup -nummmm!). 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. See you Saturday for one more time! Mike, Lois and Doral.

Annual Customer Appreciation Special ~ Price Rollback through Nov 15th

BUY MORE/SAVE MORE ** BULK HAMBURGER ~ 1/3# HAMBURGER PATTIES **

This is the same Black Angus Ground Beef that we sell everyday - 85% lean at minimum.

USDA data shows ground beef is low in fat and calories and, of course, high in essential nutrients.

Bulk Regularly $3.99 per pound. ~ Patties Regularly $4.39 per pound.

10 pounds - bulk $3.19 per lb. ~ 1/3# patties $3.59 per lb.
25 pounds - bulk $3.09 per lb. ~ 1/3# patties $3.49 per lb.
50 pounds - bulk $2.99 per lb. ~ 1/3# patties $3.39 per lb.
75 pounds - bulk $2.89 per lb. ~ 1/3# patties $3.29 per lb.
100 pounds - bulk $2.79 per lb. ~ 1/3# patties $3.19 per lb.

ROASTS

Bone In Chuck - Boneless Chuck - Sirloin Tip - Rolled Rump
Regularly $3.99 to $4.99 per pound.
Buy 1st roast at full price – get 2nd roast of equal or lesser value at half price

Mike - 608-987-3096 or jimarr@mhtc.net Lois - 608-987-3096 or federman@charter.net

P & M Gardens, LLC
Cecil and I thank you for shopping at the Farmers Market this past season. We enjoy talking with you and miss you when you are unable to attend. We will be at the market this week, We will have Peonies, Hosta, Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus, Hyacinths and Alliums This is the perfect time of the year to plant bulbs and perennials. The soil is warm, the roots love the warmth, next spring they will be ready to grow and bloom for you. Pat and Cecil. Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey
Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey news flash! The case of the missing comb honey has been solved! Literally! We have found an additional case of our cut comb and will have it available this final market at the Library Park. To those who have been asking for it, this will be another chance to buy this unique product. We will also have plenty of honey, candles, and soap including 1 gallon jars of raw, unheated, unfiltered honey. It promises to be a beautiful weekend and we plan to be set up all day Saturday. See you there! Mark.

Sandy's Palette
Sandy will not be at market this week.
Sandy will be busy at her shop this weekend with Fall Art Tour so make sure to stop by to see all she has to offer - 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
I can’t believe the last market is here and we have so much great produce left for sale! It’s been a busy year for us, but we’re sad to end our Saturday tradition for the year. Many home gardens are finished for the season but we try to go strong right to the end so expect overflowing displays as always. We are especially pleased with our fall lettuce crop (green and red bibb, red and green leaf lettuce and for this Saturday we’ll also bring some little gem) - over 1000 heads available though we don’t expect to sell them all at the Mineral Point market this weekend. We’ll have a bountiful supply of broccoli, radishes, salad mix, lettuce and leeks. For early birds we hope to have baby white turnips. Other fall favorites: radicchio, curly endive (great cooking green), celery root, beets, Swiss chard, kale, collards, onions, shallots. And new for this week: baby bok choi. Remember we’ll be setting up at Library Park this week. 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!

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



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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

http://www.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, October 9, 2008

Week 24 - Oct. 11, 2008

The countdown is on - TWO 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!

Don't forget to register this week for the last market basket drawing of the season!

Two new vendor profiles are posted on the website this week - P & M Gardens and Cooks' Woods. Be sure to take a look to learn more about the families bringing you locally produced products for your family and home.

MooGrass - music folks - will be performing at market on Saturday, October 18th. 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
Alpacas of Prairie Station will be back this week with lots of fun fall treats. Before Saturday you can still join us at the farm by calling 608-987-5400.

Bures Berry Patch
Bures Berry Patch will not be at market this week. However, we will return for the final market next weekend! If you are in need of some pumpkins and a great time come on out to the patch! The patch is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays we offer FREE HAYRIDES from 11 am to 5 pm. We have a huge selection of pumpkins (both in the shed and in the field) for you to choose from. In addition, we have gourds, squash, Indian corn, straw bales, and corn stalks. For more information please call 608-924-1404 or visit http://www.buresberrypatch.com/ Have a great week, we hope to see you in the patch!

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
Neither Barb nor I will be attending this week's market. We still have maple syrup for sale in 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. 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.we will be at the market this sat.with sunflowers (ring of fire) zinnias celosia, lisianthus and more. I also will have everlastings. See you there. Cara.

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 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.

Jeanie Lewis - book signing of "When Mom Was a Farmwife" on 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.

Kristin Foley
I have Indian corn gallor! Straw bales, and corn stalks. See you Saturday. I do plan on coming for the rest of the markets.

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 wife Amy will be selling my hand made greeting cards, as well as some matted prints this week. 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. Mike.

Marr's Valley View Farms
It's cooling down outside which means it's time to warm it up inside! Ham steaks, smoked ham hocks and smaller hams, just right for 2 people, are back for a short while - get yours now before they are gone. How about a meaty soup bone or some stew meat for that heartwarming home cooked soup or stew. Meatballs, meatloaf and 5# boxes of ground beef patties are almost gone - first come first serve. Our end of season customer appreciation roast and ground beef special is on now - ask us for details. Also choose from a wide variety of steaks, brats, hot dogs and burgers for your grill - yes - there just has to be a few more grilling days left - don't forget football tailgating parties. Pick up one of our many 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 daylilies, 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
Well, we didn’t escape the first frost like we usually do. Our tomato plants are mostly dead and the basil is black. I forgot to set out a thermometer, but it looks to have gotten down to 30 degrees or less. It’s a wonder, though, that many of the weeds are still alive! It’s unlikely we’ll have much for tomatoes this Saturday, but we will have lots of other good stuff. This week’s warm weather will help our broccoli crop size up a bit. We should have some for this week and next. The red and French breakfast radishes are beautiful and bountiful. Also look for fennel, endive, lettuce, salad mix, arugula, Swiss chard, kale, celery root (celeriac), napa cabbage, bunched beets, red cabbage, leeks, onions, shallots, and possibly an assortment of green peppers and tomatoes harvested before the frost. We may have a bit of spinach this week, but most likely more next. Salad turnips will return on the 18th, too. 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.

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 Children under 12 are free.
Ticket is good for free return visits all summer one free tour of Orchard Lawn and discounted admission at local museums. http://www.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, October 2, 2008

Week 23 - Oct. 4, 2008

The countdown is on - THREE 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!


MooGrass - music folks - will be performing at market on Saturday, October 18th. 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
Alpacas of Prairie Station will be hosting a handspinning day at the farm this week, so we’ll miss seeing you at the market. Before Saturday you can still join us at the farm by calling 608-987-5400 to reserve a chair for spinning and lunch for $40. If we don’t see you then, we’ll be back next week with lots of fun fall treats.

Bures Berry Patch
Bures Berry Patch will be at market again this week but not next week so be sure to stop by and get your fall decorations this Saturday! 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, Indian corn, straw bales, and corn stalks. The patch is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays we offer FREE HAYRIDES from 11 am to 5 pm. 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
Neither Barb nor I will be attending this week's market. We still 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 for sale. 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
I will be on vacation this Saturday but plan on being at the market on October 11th. See you then. Cara. Fresh, longlasting cut flowers. Locally grown here in Iowa County using sustainable growing practices. 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 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.

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.

Kristin Foley
I have Indian corn gallor! Straw bales, and corn stalks. See you Saturday. I do plan on coming for the rest of the markets.

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 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. Mike.

Marr's Valley View Farms
It's cooling down outside which means it's time to warm it up inside! We have lots of roasts, meatballs, meatloaf in stock along with soup bones, stew meat and more. All perfect for meals that will warm your heart in addition to your stomach. Ham steaks, smoked ham hocks and smaller hams, just right for 2 people, are back for a short while - get your's now before they are gone. Also choose from a wide variety of steaks, brats, hot dogs and burgers for your grill - yes - there just has to be a few more griller days left - don't forget football tailgating parties. Pick up one of our many 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.

Mineral Point Community Chest
Stephanie and Emily Mohlmann will be at Market this week for the Mineral Point Community Chest. They will do some face painting for the little kids and have a collection bucket and information about Community Chest if people are interested in stopping by and finding out more about it.

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 daylilies, 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
Fall is back, and it’s time to cook. Our celeriac is ready to harvest and we’ll have it for the remaining markets. Celeriac is related to celery, but is a mild-flavored root vegetable rather than a leafy vegetable. Once the outer skin is peeled it can be eaten raw or cooked. Chop it and use in Waldorf salad in place of celery, oven-roast it with other vegetables, parboil and layer into a potato/celeriac gratin with cream and cheese, or boil and mash with potatoes. Leeks are great for fall cooking, too, and we’ll have plenty. Also look for onions, salad turnips, lots of radishes, cooking greens (chard, kale, and collards), napa cabbage, red cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, salad mix, curly endive, arugula, and spinach. We will have some slicing tomatoes and lots of paste/roma types, but they are slowing down considerably. If you’re looking for winter squash, visit Bures Berry Patch a few tables down from us. We just didn’t get ours in this year. 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



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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 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.


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