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Monday, June 21, 2010

Week 9 - June 26, 2010

Hello MP Market goers!

It's BBLT time! All ingredients are available at the Market - Bacon from Marr's Valley View Farms, Bread from Papa Bob of Herbs Spices and More, Lettuce from Shooting Star Farm or Kings Hill Farm, Tomatoes from Wyman Produce.

UW Extension Nutrition Educators return to market this week for the first time this season. Julie Stephenson will be providing samples and recipes of a tossed spring salad with a quick and easy dressing. All those folks that have Farmers' Market Vouchers please bring them with you to redeem for an incentive. See you at the Market!


Following is the complete list of who will be vending at this week's market - hope to see you there!

Alpacas of Prairie Station
Shannon, her daughter Sarah, and her mother Barbe will be at the Farmers' Market this Saturday demonstrating some of the many uses of their homegrown alpaca fiber. We will be needle-felting and will have tools and materials available for you to take up this easy, light, and COOL summer fiber activity. Shannon will also be demonstrating spinning yarn using a drop spindle. She will be a teaching a drop spindling class at La Bella Vita (Fountain Street) on Saturday, June 26, so you will be able to see what this is all about and decide if you want to sign up for the class at Molly's!

Bures Berry Patch
Bures Berry Patch will be at market this week and we will be bringing NEW BABY RED AND WHITE POTATOES, more sugar snap peas, and maple syrup! Later in the season we offer raspberries, which are another delicious treat from the patch. Then we will have sweet corn that is perfect for the summer cookout. Fall raspberries will also come out around this time which make this crop doubly-good since we can offer them for an extended period of time. 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 www.buresberrypatch.com.

Cafe' 4
Scott Spilger from Café 4 & Randy Tilk from Alley Stage will be at market with hot coffee, strawberry-raspberry lemonade, strawberry scones made with Bures Berry Patch strawberries, plus the debut of the peanut butter sandwich cookie!

Chestnut Hill Studio
I am returning to Market with cards, prints, trivets, tiles, t-shirts and market bags featuring fruits, veggies, flowers and an occasional critter. Stop by and check out my new designs.

DDB Beads
Stop by and check out the expanded offering this week of sparkling creations to compliment a special night on the town or give some added flare to daily attire. A wide selection of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets with components including pressed glass, semi-precious stones, base metal, sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and oh so much more! A myriad of dazzling, colorful creations to capture the eye of every passerby. See you on Saturday. Email address is ddpbeads@yahoo.com. Phone: (815) 777-9405.

David Hall Raw Honey

I have two bee yards, 25 hives each. The one is north of Dodgeville which is on an organic farm. The bees roam between clover, sweet clover, yellow rod, basswood, wild black berries and red and black caps. The other bee yard is east of Dodgeville. There they roam clover, sweet clover, wild flowers and plants. The trees are basswood, weeping willow, cherry, pear and apple. David lives in Dodgeville. You can contact David at 608-553-0951 or 608-937-0808.

Driftless Ridge Farm
Driftless Ridge Farm offers fresh, long lasting, cut flowers and bouquets - all locally grown right here in Iowa County. See you at the Market on Saturday. Cara.

Emily Ewers Jewelry
I will be at Market this week with many new designs and summery colors in my jewelry, all sold at affordable prices...stop by and say hello and see what I have.

Herbs, Spices and More

Bob and Mike will be back with their full line of breads, soups and nummy cheesecakes. Look for them under the shelter where Shooting Star Farm used to be.

Kings Hill Farm
Kings Hill Farm is a certified organic farm located south of Mineral Point and inspired by permaculture (permanent agriculture) ideas. We are a small family farm providing your family with a wide variety of vegetables, small fruits, herbs, mushrooms and flowers. This week we will have lettuce, radishes, celeriac, Yukon potatoes, cilantro, green onions, yellow onions, chard, kale and Amish snap peas. Joel and Jai Kellum.

Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap
Hi! I won't be at Market this Saturday but I will return on July 3! If you would like to get a hold of me when I am not at market, feel free to email me at, tncnnbc@mhtc.net or call 1-608-574-9829. Lacey's Lathers is on Facebook so look us up!! See you on the third!! Clare Wiesbrook.

Magic Light Photography
I won't be at Market this week.
I have added several new prints to my collection. I will also have a large selection of hand made greeting cards featuring many of my favorite images. All of my cards are blank inside and are great for any occasion. I also have a selection of bookmarks designed using many of my photos. You can also view my work at
www.magiclightphotography.com. Thanks, Mike.

Mark and Jennifer Bendorf
Mark and Jennifer will be at market with their full line of baked goods - nummy cinnamon rolls, croissants, pecan rolls and Mark's famous breakfast omelet garlic croissant sandwiches made with ingredients produced by Mineral Point Market vendors. Make sure to stop by this week and try one.

Marr's Valley View Farms

4th of July is literally just around the corner. We are fully stocked with ground beef patties, wieners and bratwurst for your holiday cookout! And of course, Tenderloin, New York Strip, Ribeye and Top Sirloin are irresistible on the grill. Feeding extra-hungry mouths - go for the "meal on it's own" Porterhouse or T-Bone steak. If you are like us, you are a lover of weekend family breakfasts that include bacon, pork sausage and ham steak. Bone in and Boneless Butterflied Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our beef products. Even though it is summer we have all varieties of Beef and Pork Roasts and on hand - all of which are great on the grill. Our Stew Meat makes the perfect shish-ka-bob meat. Or how about some Beef Short Ribs and Pork Spare Ribs "falling-off-the-bone" slow cooked and covered in Big Butz BBQ Sauce. If you are in need of a large quantity please place your order in advance and we will have it all ready for you to pick up at the Market. When you dine on Marr's Valley View Farms meats, rest assured you are eating naturally lean meats - fresh beef and pork products direct from a local farm to you. The only stop in-between is a State or USDA inspected processing facility. No gassing or carbon monoxide irradiation necessary. If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Friday evening and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the market. See you Saturday! Doral-Lois-Mike.

Mary Buckhaus
Garden produce.

P & M Gardens
P & M Gardens,LLC will be at market this week. With all the rain and cool
weather the Hosta, Daylilies and Peonies are all growing very well and ready
for planting in your gardens. We will bring a grouping of each to the market. See you Saturday. Pat and Cecil.

Pine Valley Farm

Mary Jean will be at Market with her chicken, eggs and cheese offerings.

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey
We won't be at Market this week. We look forward to returning with our honey, handmade soaps and beeswax products. www.1887brand.com

River Valley Seed and Grain
Jennifer will be flipping Lonesome Stone Pancakes for sampling at market this week and will have 2 pound bags of pancake mix available for purchase. Last week we sold out of the 50/50 rye/wheat flour but I will be back with more of it this Saturday and plenty of the 100% whole wheat flour available as well. All flour is available in 3 pound bags. River Valley Seed and Grain offers locally grown and processed grain products. Lonesome Stone Pancake Mix - a whole grain mix of all Iowa County grown wheat and rye; Lonesome Stone Organic Whole Wheat Flour - ground from Iowa County hard red winter wheat; Lonesome Stone Rye Flour - ground from Iowa County winter rye. These products are processed under license from WI DATCP and organic certification by MOSA. They also have seed samples available and are looking to sell farm quantities in organic medium red clover, buckwheat and food grade soybeans, IA 1008. River Valley Seed and Grain is headquartered out of Lone Rock, Wisconsin. Contact Gilbert at rivervalleyseed@verizon.net or 608-574-6656.

Sandy's Palette
Hi - I look forward to being back at the Mineral Point Market this week with some fun jewelry, tie dyed clothes and yarn. Looking forward to seeing you all! Sandy. Sandy Jones, Owner, Sandy's Palette, LLC; 305 Maiden Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565, 608/987-1346, sandy@sandyspalette.com. www.sandyspalette.com

Shooting Star Farm

New items this week include beets, sugar snap peas, cabbage, mini onions, and a few sweet peppers (really). We’ll be short on salad mix this week. It’s been difficult to continue our regular plantings with so much rain. But we will have lots of beautiful lettuce including romaine, bibb, and leaf lettuces. Cooking greens include kale, Swiss chard and collards. Zucchini and summer squash should be more plentiful this week. Other items include scallions, endive, basil, dill, cilantro. We’ll have one last week of kohlrabi and spring turnips until September, and rhubarb is still good. See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.

Wyman Produce and Supreme Seafood

Liz Wyman and Molly Parker are a mother daughter team bringing a wide variety of products to the Mineral Point Market. We will continue to have Beefsteak tomatoes and Cherry tomatoes at the market in June. Along with our cucumbers, the tomatoes are all homegrown by us in our greenhouses in Potosi. Through the summer we will have seafood from Supreme Seafood including shrimp, talapia, salmon, cod, frog legs, lobster, crab legs, scallops and many more. The scallops, cod, crab and salmon are from Alaska. The lobster and reef shark are from the Caribbean. The shrimp is from the Gulf. The perch, bluegill and walleye are from Canada. Most all other are farm raised in Louisiana and Florida. We will be running a different special each week.


New vendors are always welcome although if we have a limited amount of spaces for each product category so some may be placed on a waiting list until a spot becomes available. 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, Lois Federman, at federman@charter.net or call 608-987-2097.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday morning at Water Tower Park, Business Hwy 151 at Madison Street, Mineral Point, WI. 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Rain or Shine!
All Of Us At The Mineral Point Market.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Week 8 - June 19, 2010

Hello MP Market goers!

JUNE MARKET BASKET DRAWING Congratulations to Claudia Gehlhaart - she's the winner of the June Market Basket giveaway. Make sure to stop by and pick up your winnings this Saturday.

Following is the complete list of who will be vending at this week's market - hope to see you there!

Alpacas of Prairie Station
Shannon, her daughter Sarah, and her mother Barbe will be at the
Farmers' Market this Saturday demonstrating some of the many uses of
their homegrown alpaca fiber. We will be needle-felting and will have
tools and materials available for you to take up this easy, light, and
COOL summer fiber activity. Shannon will also be demonstrating spinning
yarn using a drop spindle. She will be a teaching a drop spindling
class at La Bella Vita (Fountain Street) on Saturday, June 26, so you
will be able to see what this is all about and decide if you want to
sign up for the class at Molly's!

Bures Berry Patch
Bures Berry Patch will be at market this week and we will be bringing MORE STRAWBERRIES (maybe for the last time this season), sugar snap peas, and maple syrup! Strawberry season is winding down so hurry out to the patch soon to pick-your-own! At the patch you are able to pick your own berries or we can pick them for you, nothing tastes better than a juicy, warm strawberry. We are open Mon-Sat 8 am – 8 pm and Sundays 8 am – 4 pm. No appointment is necessary to come out and pick-your-own and picking containers are provided. If you would like us to pick them for you, give us a call ahead of time to place an order so that we can be sure to save some for you. Later in the season we offer raspberries, which are another delicious treat from the patch. Then we will have sweet corn that is perfect for the summer cookout. Fall raspberries will also come out around this time which make this crop doubly-good since we can offer them for an extended period of time. 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 www.buresberrypatch.com

Cafe' 4
Scott Spilger from Café 4 & Randy Tilk from Alley Stage will be at market with hot coffee, strawberry lemonade & strawberry scones made with Bures Berry Patch strawberries, plus other bakery items!

Chestnut Hill Studio
I am returning to Market with cards, prints, trivets, tiles, t-shirts and market bags featuring fruits, veggies, flowers and an occasional critter. Stop by and check out my new designs.

DDB Beads. Just a quick note to advise that I will not be at market this weekend as we are helping with The Great Galena Balloon Race Juvenile Diabetes Fund Raiser at Eagle Ridge this weekend. Hope to see everyone next weekend!

I plan to participate at the Mineral Point Market periodically throughout the season bringing a treasure trove of handcrafted jewelry—bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Components range from Swarovski crystals, semi precious stones, base metal, sterling silver, glass and so much more. Custom orders are welcome. My adventure with beading began when I attempted to make Christmas ornaments from wire and beads seven years ago. Although I was not successful with that particular project, my interests soon turned to stringing beads and making bracelets, then necklaces. The rest—as they say—is history! By experimenting with mixing and matching various components, my results have blossomed into an eclectic collection of items suitable for casual or special occasion wear. I enjoy participating in events such as the Mineral Point Market as it provides an opportunity to share my creativity with others in a casual, relaxing setting. Email address is ddpbeads@yahoo.com. Phone: (815) 777-9405.

David Hall Raw Honey

I have two bee yards, 25 hives each. The one is north of Dodgeville which is on an organic farm. The bees roam between clover, sweet clover, yellow rod, basswood, wild black berries and red and black caps. The other bee yard is east of Dodgeville. There they roam clover, sweet clover, wild flowers and plants. The trees are basswood, weeping willow, cherry, pear and apple. David lives in Dodgeville. You can contact David at 608-553-0951 or 608-937-0808.

Driftless Ridge Farm
Driftless Ridge Farm will be at the Market on Saturday with more pretty flowers. Cara.

Emily Ewers Jewelry
I will be at Market this week with many new designs and summery colors in my jewelry, all sold at affordable prices...stop by and say hello and see what I have.

Herbs, Spices and More

Bob and Mike will be back with their full line of breads, soups and nummy cheesecakes. Look for them under the shelter where Shooting Star Farm used to be.

Kings Hill Farm
Kings Hill Farm is a certified organic farm located south of Mineral Point and inspired by permaculture (permanent agriculture) ideas. We are a small family farm providing your family with a wide variety of vegetables, small fruits, herbs, mushrooms and flowers. This week we will have lettuce, radishes, celeriac, Yukon potatoes, cilantro, green onions, yellow onions, chard, kale and Amish snap peas. Joel and Jai Kellum.

Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap
Hi! I won't be at Market this Saturday or next, but I will return on July 3! If you would like to get a hold of me when I am not at market, feel free to email me at, tncnnbc@mhtc.net or call 1-608-574-9829. Lacey's Lathers is on Facebook so look us up!! See you on the third!! Clare Wiesbrook

Magic Light Photography
I have added several new prints to my collection. I will also have a large selection of hand made greeting cards featuring many of my favorite images. All of my cards are blank inside and are great for any occasion. I also have a selection of bookmarks designed using many of my photos. You can also view my work at
www.magiclightphotography.com. Thanks, Mike.

Mark and Jennifer Bendorf
Mark and Jennifer will be at market with their full line of baked goods - nummy cinnamon rolls, croissants, pecan rolls and Mark's famous breakfast omelet garlic croissant sandwiches made with ingredients produced by Mineral Point Market vendors. Make sure to stop by this week and try one.

Marr's Valley View Farms

Even though it is summer we are fully stocked with all varieties of Beef and Pork Roasts, Ribs, Soup Bones and Stew Meat. Perfect starters for nummy home cooked meals on a rainy day. When you dine on Marr's Valley View Farms meats, rest assured you are eating naturally lean meats - fresh beef and pork products direct from a local farm to you. The only stop in-between is a State or USDA inspected processing facility. No gassing or carbon monoxide irradiation necessary. If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Friday evening and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the market. See you Saturday! Doral-Lois-Mike.

P & M Gardens
P & M Gardens,LLC will be at market this week. With all the rain and cool
weather the Hosta, Daylilies and Peonies are all growing very well and ready
for planting in your gardens. We will bring a grouping of each to the market. See you Saturday. Pat and Cecil.

Pine Valley Farm

Mary Jean will be at Market with her chicken, eggs and cheese offerings.

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey
Mark or Annie will return this week with their Honey, handmade soaps and beeswax products. www.1887brand.com

River Valley Seed and Grain
Jennifer will be flipping Lonesome Stone Pancakes for sampling at market this week and will have 2 pound bags of pancake mix available for purchase. Last week we sold out of the 50/50 rye/wheat flour but I will be back with more of it this Saturday and plenty of the 100% whole wheat flour available as well. All flour is available in 3 pound bags. River Valley Seed and Grain offers locally grown and processed grain products. Lonesome Stone Pancake Mix - a whole grain mix of all Iowa County grown wheat and rye; Lonesome Stone Organic Whole Wheat Flour - ground from Iowa County hard red winter wheat; Lonesome Stone Rye Flour - ground from Iowa County winter rye. These products are processed under license from WI DATCP and organic certification by MOSA. They also have seed samples available and are looking to sell farm quantities in organic medium red clover, buckwheat and food grade soybeans, IA 1008. River Valley Seed and Grain is headquartered out of Lone Rock, Wisconsin. Contact Gilbert at rivervalleyseed@verizon.net or 608-574-6656.

Sandy's Palette
Hi - I look forward to being back at the Mineral Point Market this week with some fun jewelry, tie dyed clothes and yarn. Looking forward to seeing you all! Sandy. Sandy Jones, Owner, Sandy's Palette, LLC; 305 Maiden Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565, 608/987-1346, sandy@sandyspalette.com. www.sandyspalette.com

Shooting Star Farm

Rain, rain go away… I’ve been singing that song with Charlie a lot this month. We’ve had just about two days during the last two weeks when it’s been dry enough to plant, hoe effectively, or do any kind of tractor field work. Hopefully things will stay dry for a bit. Vegetables are growing well despite the rapidly growing weeds! This week we’ll have some new items. Scallions, napa cabbage, zucchini, and sugar snap peas will be ready. The peas are in short supply right now. We have a second planting which will hopefully yield more for next week. It’s been great weather for salad eating. Salad mix will be a bit limited this week, but we’ll have lots of beautiful lettuces: red and green leaf, red and green bibb, huge heads of romaine, and a few others. Salad turnips are almost done for the season. This last planting is beautiful and plentiful. Kohlrabi, kale, Swiss chard, collards, a bit of broccoli, basil, parsley, and rhubarb will also be available. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.

Wyman Produce and Supreme Seafood

Liz Wyman and Molly Parker are a mother daughter team bringing a wide variety of products to the Mineral Point Market. We will continue to have Beefsteak tomatoes and Cherry tomatoes at the market in June. Along with our cucumbers, the tomatoes are all homegrown by us in our greenhouses in Potosi. Through the summer we will have seafood from Supreme Seafood including shrimp, talapia, salmon, cod, frog legs, lobster, crab legs, scallops and many more. The scallops, cod, crab and salmon are from Alaska. The lobster and reef shark are from the Caribbean. The shrimp is from the Gulf. The perch, bluegill and walleye are from Canada. Most all other are farm raised in Louisiana and Florida. We will be running a different special each week.


New vendors are always welcome although if we have a limited amount of spaces for each product category so some may be placed on a waiting list until a spot becomes available. 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, Lois Federman, at federman@charter.net or call 608-987-2097.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday morning at Water Tower Park, Business Hwy 151 at Madison Street, Mineral Point, WI. 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Rain or Shine!
All Of Us At The Mineral Point Market.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Week 7 - June 12, 2010

Hello MP Market goers!

It is June Dairy Month in Wisconsin. In celebration of Dairy Goat Awareness Week, Clare Wiesbrook of Lacey's Lathers will be back at Market with one of her new baby goats in tow. Be sure to stop by Saturday to see a baby goat!!!

We would like to extend a thank you to Ben Allgyer with Meadow View Greenhouses for supplying us with exquisite floral hanging baskets and annual flowering plants. They are sold out for the season so won't be returning to market. We look forward to having Meadow View Greenhouses back with us in 2011.

JUNE MARKET BASKET DRAWING registration this week! Make sure to register when you come to market for a chance to win a broad selection of products donated by the Mineral Point Market vendors in appreciation of the support you, our customers, give the market. No purchase necessary to win.

STRAWBERRIES! It was heaven last week - I'm ready for it to be Saturday again. Bures Berry Patch brought their luscious strawberries to market for the first time this season. Cafe' 4 teamed with Bures Berry Patch to offer made-to-order Strawberry Shortcake and Strawberry Lemonade at the market. I have to admit I had one of each and took berries home.

TOMATOES! Molly Parker of Wyman Produce told me last Saturday that the tomatoes would make their first appearance at Market this week! I can't want to see if they do.

Have you tried Lonesome Stone Pancake Mix yet from River Valley Seed and Grains? Jen Logueflower samples it every week at market. They also now have flour for sale.

Welcome new vendor Dianne Phillips of DDB Beads. Here's a bit from Dianne:

This weekend will be my first weekend to participate at the Mineral Point Market bringing a treasure trove of handcrafted jewelry—bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Components range from Swarovski crystals, semi precious stones, base metal, sterling silver, glass and so much more. Custom orders are welcome. My adventure with beading began when I attempted to make Christmas ornaments from wire and beads seven years ago. Although I was not successful with that particular project, my interests soon turned to stringing beads and making bracelets, then necklaces. The rest—as they say—is history! By experimenting with mixing and matching various components, my results have blossomed into an eclectic collection of items suitable for casual or special occasion wear. I enjoy participating in events such as the Mineral Point Market as it provides an opportunity to share my creativity with others in a casual, relaxing setting. Email address is ddpbeads@yahoo.com. Phone: (815) 777-9405.

Following is the complete list of who will be vending at this week's market - hope to see you there!

Alpacas of Prairie Station
Shannon will be at the Market with Alpacas of Prairie Station products.

Bures Berry Patch
Bures Berry Patch will be at market this week and we will be bringing MORE STRAWBERRIES, rhubarb, and maple syrup! Yes it is true the strawberry season has begun! At the patch you are able to pick your own berries or we can pick them for you, nothing tastes better than a juicy, warm strawberry. We are open Mon-Sat 8 am – 8 pm and Sundays 8 am – 4 pm. No appointment is necessary to come out and pick-your-own and picking containers are provided. If you would like us to pick them for you, give us a call ahead of time to place an order so that we can be sure to save some for you. Later in the season we offer raspberries, which are another delicious treat from the patch. Then we will have sweet corn that is perfect for the summer cookout. Fall raspberries will also come out around this time which make this crop doubly-good since we can offer them for an extended period of time. 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 www.buresberrypatch.com.

Cafe' 4
Cafe' 4 will not be at market this week but will return on the 19th.
Scott Spilger from Cafe' 4 and Randy Tilk from Alley Stage will be at market with hot coffee, strawberry-rhubarb lemonade, new bakery items and even made-to-order strawberry shortcake!

Chestnut Hill Studio
I am returning to Market with cards, prints, trivets, tiles, t-shirts and market bags featuring fruits, veggies, flowers and an occasional critter. Stop by and check out my new designs.

David Hall Raw Honey

I have two bee yards, 25 hives each. The one is north of Dodgeville which is on an organic farm. The bees roam between clover, sweet clover, yellow rod, basswood, wild black berries and red and black caps. The other bee yard is east of Dodgeville. There they roam clover, sweet clover, wild flowers and plants. The trees are basswood, weeping willow, cherry, pear and apple. David lives in Dodgeville. You can contact David at 608-553-0951 or 608-937-0808.

Driftless Ridge Farm
Driftless Ridge Farm will be at the Market on Saturday with more sunflowers, stocks and satin flowers. Cara.

Emily Ewers Jewelry
I will be at Market this week with many new designs and summery colors in my jewelry, all sold at affordable prices...stop by and say hello and see what I have.

Herbs, Spices and More

Bob and Mike will be back with their full line of breads, soups and nummy cheesecakes. Look for them under the shelter where Shooting Star Farm used to be.

Kings Hill Farm
Kings Hill Farm is a certified organic farm located south of Mineral Point and inspired by permaculture (permanent agriculture) ideas. We are a small family farm providing your family with a wide variety of vegetables, small fruits, herbs, mushrooms and flowers. This week we will have lettuce, radishes, celeriac, Yukon potatoes, cilantro, green onions, yellow onions, chard, kale and Amish snap peas. Joel and Jai Kellum.

Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap
Hi! I will be back at market this Saturday and will have one of my new baby goats in tow. This week is Dairy Goat Awareness Week and I figured it would be a good time to promote the goat by bringing one of my kids!! So be sure to stop by Saturday to see a baby goat!!! Clare.

Magic Light Photography
I have added several new prints to my collection. I will also have a large selection of hand made greeting cards featuring many of my favorite images. All of my cards are blank inside and are great for any occasion. I also have a selection of bookmarks designed using many of my photos. You can also view my work at
www.magiclightphotography.com. Thanks, Mike.

Mark and Jennifer Bendorf
Mark and Jennifer will be at market with their full line of baked goods - nummy cinnamon rolls, croissants, pecan rolls and more. The return of Mark's famous breakfast omelet garlic croissant sandwiches was a bit of a challenge last week with the windy but it all worked out. Make sure to stop by this week and try one.

Marr's Valley View Farms

If the weather forecast is accurate we may all be doing some home cooking inside this weekend. Even though it is summer we are fully stocked with all varieties of Beef and Pork Roasts, Ribs, Soup Bones and Stew Meat. Perfect starters for nummy home cooked meals on a rainy day. When you dine on Marr's Valley View Farms meats, rest assured you are eating naturally lean meats - fresh beef and pork products direct from a local farm to you. The only stop in-between is a State or USDA inspected processing facility. No gassing or carbon monoxide irradiation necessary. If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Friday evening and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the market. See you Saturday! Doral-Lois-Mike.

P & M Gardens
P & M Gardens will be back at Market this week. Pat and Cecil Borcherding.

Pine Valley Farm

Mary Jean will be at Market with her chicken, eggs and cheese offerings.

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey
Mark or Annie will return this week with their Honey, handmade soaps and beeswax products. www.1887brand.com

River Valley Seed and Grain
Jennifer will be flipping Lonesome Stone Pancakes for sampling at market this week and will have 2 pound bags of pancake mix available for purchase. Last week we sold out of the 50/50 rye/wheat flour but I will be back with more of it this Saturday and plenty of the 100% whole wheat flour available as well. All flour is available in 3 pound bags. River Valley Seed and Grain offers locally grown and processed grain products. Lonesome Stone Pancake Mix - a whole grain mix of all Iowa County grown wheat and rye; Lonesome Stone Organic Whole Wheat Flour - ground from Iowa County hard red winter wheat; Lonesome Stone Rye Flour - ground from Iowa County winter rye. These products are processed under license from WI DATCP and organic certification by MOSA. They also have seed samples available and are looking to sell farm quantities in organic medium red clover, buckwheat and food grade soybeans, IA 1008. River Valley Seed and Grain is headquartered out of Lone Rock, Wisconsin. Contact Gilbert at rivervalleyseed@verizon.net or 608-574-6656.

Sandy's Palette
Hi - I'll be away doing shows for a few weekends. I look forward to being back at the Mineral Point Market on June 19th with some fun jewelry, tie dyed clothes and yarn. Looking forward to seeing you all! Sandy. Sandy Jones, Owner, Sandy's Palette, LLC; 305 Maiden Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565, 608/987-1346, sandy@sandyspalette.com. www.sandyspalette.com

Shooting Star Farm

Rain, rain! Every year we dread the first week in June when the combination of heat and rain cause an explosion of weed growth. It’s been impossible to hoe or cultivate with the wet soil, but hopefully we’ll get caught up this weekend. Vegetables are growing well and appreciating the milder temperatures. We’ll have lots of variety at market this week. We’ll have heads of broccoli – our first of the season. The variety we grew doesn’t get large and has a somewhat loose head. It’s delicious. Kohlrabi is finally ready, too. It’s crisp, juicy, and very sweet even at a large size. Never woody. Eat it raw or cooked with cream. The greens are delicious, too. Other cooking greens include kale, collards, and swiss chard. Lettuce types include green leaf, green bibb, red bibb, green romaine, and a few heirlooms. We’ll also have salad mix and baby arugula. If you haven’t tried garlic scapes, now is the time. These are the seed head of hard-necked garlic. They are removed in June to encourage bulb growth. Chop the whole scape and use just like garlic in pasta dishes, with eggs, or anything calling for garlic. Some people like to pickle scapes. Scapes are milder than the cloves, so use much more. Other items to look for: parsley, basil, rhubarb, radishes, and possibly a few zucchini. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie

Wyman Produce and Supreme Seafood

Liz Wyman and Molly Parker are a mother daughter team bringing a wide variety of products to the Mineral Point Market. We will have Beefsteak tomatoes and Cherry tomatoes at the market in June. Along with our cucumbers, the tomatoes are all homegrown by us in our greenhouses in Potosi. Through the summer we will have seafood from Supreme Seafood including shrimp, talapia, salmon, cod, frog legs, lobster, crab legs, scallops and many more. The scallops, cod, crab and salmon are from Alaska. The lobster and reef shark are from the Caribbean. The shrimp is from the Gulf. The perch, bluegill and walleye are from Canada. Most all other are farm raised in Louisiana and Florida. We will be running a different special each week.


New vendors are always welcome although if we have a limited amount of spaces for each product category so some may be placed on a waiting list until a spot becomes available. 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, Lois Federman, at federman@charter.net or call 608-987-2097.

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

All Of Us At The Mineral Point Market.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Vendor Profile - Pat and Cecil Borcherding - P & M Gardens, LLC

Cecil and I are retired. When I retired (Cecil had retired a year earlier) I knew I needed to do something to keep me busy. P & M Gardens, LLC took a different direction after 2 years of selling CSA shares. Growing vegetables was not the same as perennial flowering plants! Since I enjoy perennial gardening very much, I decided I needed to support my habit, perennial plants!

Now we specialize in Daylilies, Peonies and Hosta. This is great as our yard is becoming a display garden for the Peonies and Daylilies. This spring we removed all the other perennials from a large bed in our front yard to plant Daylilies and Peonies. We should be able to have a good mix of each planted in it.

When we purchased our home on Jewett St. in Dodgeville, WI, Cecil was very specific about what we wanted for our new residence. No steps to enter the house and a small yard. This was a very good idea because after a couple of years he had to have 2 knee replacements. Since we did not have any steps to our home he was able to come home 2 weeks after surgery. The small yard keeps me from getting carried away with planting!

We have 4 children, Dawn Goplin, Doug Borcherding, Dana Palzkill and Diane Berg. We have 6 grandchildren, Ashley, 23, Megan, 21 and Matt 20. Then comes Sarah 10, Ellie 8, and Erik 7. It is great to have the Grandchildren’s ages spread this way as they give us the best in life!

Then there is our spoiled Papillon, Sam. She keeps us entertained and makes us get our daily exercise!! She needs to be walked several times a day (and more if she can get it)! She loves being outside or wherever we are. If she is not where we are she lets us know she is not happy.

We market our plants from our home, the Mineral Point Market on Saturdays, and at the Wednesday Market in Dodgeville. Give us a call if you plan to stop at our home to look or purchase our plants. If there is a specific Hosta, Daylily or Peony you are dreaming about or would have a specific spot to plant Hosta, Daylilies, or Peonies, we have many varieties of each. Be sure to give us a call 608-930-9442 or e-mail patcecil@mhtc.net!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Week 6 - June 5, 2010

Very exciting news - Strawberry Season has begun! Bures Berry Patch will have strawberries for sale at market this week. Read more in their listing below.

Following is the complete list of who will be vending at this week's market - hope to see you there!

Alpacas of Prairie Station
Shannon will be at the Market with Alpacas of Prairie Station products.

Bures Berry Patch
Bures Berry Patch will be at market this weekend and we will be bringing STRAWBERRIES, asparagus (for the last time), rhubarb and maple syrup! Yes it is true, the strawberry season has begun! Right now at the patch we have pre-picked strawberries, please call ahead to place an order. We anticipate opening the patch to our u-pick customers sometime around June 7th, depending on weather. At the patch you are able to pick your own berries or we can pick them for you, nothing tastes better than a juicy, warm strawberry. Later in the season we offer raspberries, which are another delicious treat from the patch. Then we will have sweet corn that is perfect for the summer cookout. Fall raspberries will also come out around this time which make this crop doubly-good since we can offer them for an extended period of time. 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 www.buresberrypatch.com.

Cafe' 4
Scott Spilger from Cafe' 4 and Randy Tilk from Alley Stage will be at market with hot coffee, strawberry-rhubarb lemonade, new bakery items and even made-to-order strawberry shortcake!

Chestnut Hill Studio
I'm returning to Market with cards, prints, trivets, tiles, t-shirts and market bags featuring fruits, veggies, flowers and an occasional critter. Stop by and check out my new designs.

David Hall Raw Honey

David will not be at Market this week.
I have two bee yards, 25 hives each. The one is north of Dodgeville which is on an organic farm. The bees roam between clover, sweet clover, yellow rod, basswood, wild black berries and red and black caps. The other bee yard is east of Dodgeville. There they roam clover, sweet clover, wild flowers and plants. The trees are basswood, weeping willow, cherry, pear and apple. David lives in Dodgeville. You can contact David at 608-553-0951 or 608-937-0808.

Driftless Ridge Farm
Driftless Ridge Farm will be at the Market on Saturday with more sunflowers, stocks and satin flowers. Cara.

Emily Ewers Jewelry
I will be at Market this week with many new designs and summery colors in my jewelry, all sold at affordable prices...stop by and say hello and see what I have.

Herbs, Spices and More

Bob and Mike will be busy catering a wedding this week so will not be at the Market. Bob and Mike will be back with their full line of breads, and more next Saturday. With the new layout you will find Bob and Mike under the shelter where Shooting Star Farm used to be.

Kings Hill Farm
Kings Hill Farm is a certified organic farm located south of Mineral Point and inspired by permaculture (permanent agriculture) ideas. We are a small family farm providing your family with a wide variety of vegetables, small fruits, herbs, mushrooms and flowers. This week we will have lettuce, radishes, celeriac, Yukon potatoes, cilantro, green onions, yellow onions, chard, kale and Amish snap peas. Joel and Jai Kellum.

Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap
Hi! I won't be at market this week. I will be back to Market in the near future with lotion bars and soap! Be sure to add Lacey's Lathers on Facebook! Clare Wiesbrook.

Magic Light Photography
I won't be at Market this week but I hope you will come see me at future Markets. I have added several new prints to my collection. I will also have a large selection of hand made greeting cards featuring many of my favorite images. All of my cards are blank inside and are great for any occasion. I also have a selection of bookmarks designed using many of my photos. You can also view my work at
www.magiclightphotography.com. Thanks, Mike.

Mark and Jennifer Bendorf
Mark and Jennifer will be at market with their full line of baked goods - nummy cinnamon rolls, croissants, pecan rolls and more. The return of Mark's famous breakfast omelet garlic croissant sandwiches was a bit of a challenge last week with the windy but it all worked out. Make sure to stop by this week and try one.

Marr's Valley View Farms

At Market this week: Pork-Beef blend and all Beef Bratwurst are here in all their glory. We have ample supply of Bulk Ground Beef. Our Patties are unfortunately temporarily sold out. We suggest some Beef Short Ribs, Pork Spare Ribs, Hot Dogs and Steaks for your holiday weekend and graduation parties. It's amazing how great these products taste off the grill. You know you are eating naturally lean meats - fresh beef and pork products direct from a local farm to you. The only stop in-between is a State or USDA inspected processing facility. No gassing or carbon monoxide irradiation necessary. If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Friday evening and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the market. See you Saturday! Doral-Lois-Mike.

Meadow View Greenhouse
Ben Allgyer with Meadow View Greenhouses returned this past Saturday with their beautiful annual flowers, plants and and hanging baskets. I purchased baskets from Ben at the market last season and they stayed beautiful until the frost. This is a first for me as typically my baskets are done in August so I was quite pleased. Ben plans to be at market for the next few weeks.

P & M Gardens
P & M Gardens will not be at Market this week. Pat and Cecil Borcherding.

Pine Valley Farm

Mary Jean will not be at Market this week - she will be working at the Iowa County Dairy Breakfast so make sure and stop by to see her before or after shopping the Market. She will be back next week with her chicken, eggs and cheese offerings.

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey
Mark or Annie will return this week with their Honey, handmade soaps and beeswax products. www.1887brand.com

River Valley Seed and Grain
Jennifer will be flipping Lonesome Stone Pancakes for sampling at market this week and will have 2 pound bags of pancake mix available for purchase. Last week we sold out of the 50/50 rye/wheat flour but I will be back with more of it this Saturday and plenty of the 100% whole wheat flour available as well. All flour is available in 3 pound bags. River Valley Seed and Grain offers locally grown and processed grain products. Lonesome Stone Pancake Mix - a whole grain mix of all Iowa County grown wheat and rye; Lonesome Stone Organic Whole Wheat Flour - ground from Iowa County hard red winter wheat; Lonesome Stone Rye Flour - ground from Iowa County winter rye. These products are processed under license from WI DATCP and organic certification by MOSA. They also have seed samples available and are looking to sell farm quantities in organic medium red clover, buckwheat and food grade soybeans, IA 1008. River Valley Seed and Grain is headquartered out of Lone Rock, Wisconsin. Contact Gilbert at rivervalleyseed@verizon.net or 608-574-6656.

Sandy's Palette
Hi - I'll be away doing shows for a few weekends. I look forward to being back at the Mineral Point Market on June 19th with some fun jewelry, tie dyed clothes and yarn. Looking forward to seeing you all! Sandy. Sandy Jones, Owner, Sandy's Palette, LLC; 305 Maiden Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565, 608/987-1346, sandy@sandyspalette.com. www.sandyspalette.com

Shooting Star Farm

For Saturday June 5th we'll still be knee deep in greens. Look for salad mix, a good variety of head lettuces, baby arugula, and a new crop of spinach. We should have some French breakfast radishes too. We'll have a few bunches of collar greens, some bok choy, possibly Swiss chard and a few herbs and rhubarb. We're between crops of salad turnips so those will probably be a week away. See you then! Rink, Jenny and Charlie.

Wyman Produce and Supreme Seafood

Liz Wyman and Molly Parker are a mother daughter team bringing a wide variety of products to the Mineral Point Market. We will have Beefsteak tomatoes and Cherry tomatoes at the market in June. Along with our cucumbers, the tomatoes are all homegrown by us in our greenhouses in Potosi. Through the summer we will have seafood from Supreme Seafood including shrimp, talapia, salmon, cod, frog legs, lobster, crab legs, scallops and many more. The scallops, cod, crab and salmon are from Alaska. The lobster and reef shark are from the Caribbean. The shrimp is from the Gulf. The perch, bluegill and walleye are from Canada. Most all other are farm raised in Louisiana and Florida. We will be running a different special each week.



New vendors are always welcome although if we have a limited amount of spaces for each product category so some may be placed on a waiting list until a spot becomes available. 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, Lois Federman, at federman@charter.net or call 608-987-2097.

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

All Of Us At The Mineral Point Market.


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