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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Week 18 - August 28, 2010

Hello MP Market goers! The Unnamed Epic Bike Race comes to Mineral Point this weekend. The streets on the route, High, Doty or Fountain, will be closed to all parking and traffic Saturday morning until the last cyclist has passed. The race starts at 8 a.m. We anticipate they will be through the Mineral Point portion of the race by 8:30, so it is a very short time. Although High, Doty and Fountain Streets will be blocked off until 8:30, the area around Watertower Park, including North Iowa, Madison, and Ridge Streets will not be affected. If you usually come to Market via the blocked streets you can head up to Business Highway 151 on the north side of town and come over to the Market. Please extend a warm welcome to all the cyclists and their friends and families who may be along to watch. We hope this race becomes an annual one that will grow into something big.

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

Bures Berry Patch
BURES BERRY PATCH will be at market this week. Kathy will be back at market this week! She will be bringing some of our scrumptious fall red and yellow RASPBERRIES! In addition, Kathy will be bringing more of our delicious SWEET CORN. This bi-color variety is called OBSESSION and it certainly has become an obsession of Kathy’s. We put bags of this corn in the freezer so that we can eat it all winter long. Now is a great time to stock up the freezer with this delicious treat. For a great tasting and easy freezing recipe check out our recipe at www.buresberrypatch.com/corn-facts.htm. If you can't make it to market this week, THE FARM IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR SWEET CORN SEASON. Stop by on your way home from work and pick up dinner. The patch is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm. In addition to corn and raspberries, Bures Berry Patch will also have GARLIC, homemade DILLY BEANS, pure MAPLE SYRUP, as well as HONEY. In October, we finish our season at the patch with an unbelievable 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 We hope to see you in the patch soon!

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.

DDP Beads
The bevy of bodacious beads is back! Stop by the DDP Beads tables for a one of a kind bracelet, necklace, or pair of earrings to compliment that special clothing item in your wardrobe. So many designs, colors, shapes, sizes from which to choose. Saturday’s forecast touts that it will be an excellent day for shopping for that new piece of jewelry to add to you cache. You can contact me directly by e-mail or phone - ddpbeads@yahoo.com. (815) 777-9405. See you Saturday!!! Dianne.

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.

Gough's Gorgeous Gardening Farm
On the Gough's Gorgeous Gardening Farm we have tomatoes, peppers, green beans, corn, potatoes, cucumbers and soon to have pie pumpkin and spaghetti squash. We will be at the market every Saturday; hope to see you there. Mary, Arlo, and Austin Gough

Herbs, Spices and More

Mike will be at market this week with a full line of breads, soups and nummy cheesecakes.

Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap
I will be back at Market on Saturday, September 11th, with my soaps and lotions! If you would like to get ahold of me during the week you can look me up at www.facebook.com/laceyslathers or call 1-608-574-9829. 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 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

Marr's Valley View Farms offers a wide variety of high quality, flavorful, Pork and Black Angus Beef products available for your eating enjoyment. 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 Thursday evening and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the market. See you Saturday! Doral-Lois-Mike.

Mary Buckhaus
We will have sweet corn, cucumbers, peppers, and summer squash.

P & M Gardens
P & M Gardens,LLC will not be at market in August. We will return to Market on September 4 for the rest of the Season. The weather has not be kind to planting this year. It is to hot for the plants to get their normal good start. Fall is a good time for planting because the ground is warm, the roots take hold so they are ready to "Pop" in the spring. We all get into the gardening mode in the spring but the soil is not as warm as it is in the fall. However if you would like to plant now, send us and e-mail at patcecil@mhtc.net or give us a call at 608-930-9442. We will be happy to help you select the plants for your beds. See you in September.

Pine Valley Farm

Mary Jean will be at Market this week with her chicken, eggs and variety of cheeses.

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey
We will be back this week which may very well be our last Market of the season before we begin doing numerous shows in September and October. We will have our honey, handmade soaps and beeswax products. Mark and Annie. www.1887brand.com

River Valley Seed and Grain
Lonesome Stone Pancake mix available for purchase in 1 or 2 pound bags. 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.

Shooting Star Farm

Hurray for cooler, drier weather! We’ll actually have a fair amount of lettuce this weekend. Some salad mix will be available, too. It will be mostly baby lettuces with a bit of spicy greens tossed in. Tomatoes are slowing down a bit, but we still have plenty. We’ll offer red slicers, paste, heirlooms, and cherry tomatoes by the pound, pint and quart, and will have some larger quantities boxed up at a discount price. If you’d like larger quantities, or are willing to use large quantities of seconds (blemishes, small cracks), send us an email. We can set some aside. We’ll have lots of colorful peppers this weekend – all sweet – and few Anaheim (mildly hot) peppers, too. Also look for beets, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, basil, green beans, Swiss chard, two types of kale (new crop for fall), and onions. 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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Week 17 - August 21, 2010

Hello MP Market goers! Much nicer weather this week - I almost feel human again.

The August Market Basket winner is RICH MILZ ................... Congratulations Rich! Remember to come to Market this week to claim your winnings.

Thanks to Bob of WGLR for his annual "live broadcast" from the Mineral Point Market last week. Always our pleasure Bob!

If you stopped by Market last Saturday you saw we had three new vendors.

John and Janet Warrick are new on the Mineral Point local food scene with their handmade peanut brittle. They have a State approved kitchen in their home where they make their candies. Word has it that they will be adding a new Chocolate covered version, possibly caramels and more. I believe they intend to vend on a fairly regular basis.

Trying Market out for the first time were Diane Sterba of Mineral Point and Jack Nethery from Darlington. Diane brought intricate, detailed fairy houses that she makes. She's considering returning to another market in September. Jack brought his colorful, handmade mosaic tiles, planters, trivets, mirrors. Jack's work is top notch, high quality, colorful and just beautiful to the eye. We hope both Diane and Jack will come back and vend with us again.

These three new vendors and their products are a classic example of what makes the Mineral Point Market so interesting and fun. It enhances the already wide variety of high quality merchandise offered at the Market and keep things interesting - makes one want to come back each week to see what's new. For vendors it is a perfect place to "test the waters" to see if you like marketing your products and to receive feedback direct from the customer. For Jenny Bonde and I as Co-Market Managers, it's like Christmas every Saturday, you never know for sure what new products will show up - what fun!


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

Bures Berry Patch
BURES BERRY PATCH will be at market this week. Farmer Ed will be at market this week! He will be coming with our first picking of our 3rd planting of sweet corn! This bicolor variety is call OBSESSION and it certainly has become an obsession of Kathy’s. We put bags of this corn in the freezer so that we can eat it all winter long. Now is a great time to stock up the freezer with this delicious treat. For a great tasting & easy freezing recipe check out our recipe at www.buresberrypatch.com/corn-facts.htm. If you can't make it to market this week, THE FARM IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR SWEET CORN SEASON. Stop by on your way home from work and pick up dinner. The patch is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm. In addition to corn, farmer Ed will also be bringing garlic, pure maple syrup, as well as honey. In October, we finish our season at the patch with an unbelievable 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 We hope to see you in the patch soon!

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.

DDP Beads
I won't be at Market this week. Watch the newsletter for when I will be vending or contact me directly by e-mail or phone - ddpbeads@yahoo.com. (815) 777-9405. Diane.

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.

Gough's Gorgeous Gardening Farm
On the Gough's Gorgeous Gardening Farm we have tomatoes, peppers, green beans, corn, potatoes, cucumbers and soon to have pie pumpkin and spaghetti squash. We will be at the market every Saturday; hope to see you there. Mary, Arlo, and Austin Gough

Herbs, Spices and More

Mike will be at market this week with a full line of breads, soups and nummy cheesecakes.

Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap
I will be back at market this week with my soaps and lotions! Stop by and check out the NEW Tea Tree Oil Soap. Tea Tree is a natural bug repellent so if bugs are bothering you stop by and stock up! If you would like to get ahold of me during the week you can look me up at www.facebook.com/laceyslathers or call 1-608-574-9829. 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 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

Marr's Valley View Farms offers a wide variety of high quality, flavorful, Pork and Black Angus Beef products available for your eating enjoyment. 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 Thursday evening and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the market. See you Saturday! Doral-Lois-Mike.

Mary Buckhaus
We will have sweet corn, cucumbers, peppers, and summer squash.

P & M Gardens
P & M Gardens,LLC will not be at market in August. We will return to Market on September 4 for the rest of the Season. The weather has not be kind to planting this year. It is to hot for the plants to get their normal good start. Fall is a good time for planting because the ground is warm, the roots take hold so they are ready to "Pop" in the spring. We all get into the gardening mode in the spring but the soil is not as warm as it is in the fall. However if you would like to plant now, send us and e-mail at patcecil@mhtc.net or give us a call at 608-930-9442. We will be happy to help you select the plants for your beds. See you in September.

Pine Valley Farm

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

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey
We will not be at Market this week but will be back on Saturday, August 28th which may very well be our last Market of the season before we begin doing numerous shows in September and October. We will have our Honey, handmade soaps and beeswax products. Mark and Annie. www.1887brand.com

River Valley Seed and Grain
Lonesome Stone Pancake mix available for purchase in 1 or 2 pound bags. 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.

Shooting Star Farm

Tomatoes are still the story out here. We’ve been getting a decent harvest, even given the nearly 4 ½ inches of rain we received last week. The outdoor plants are starting to look a bit skeletal in places, but they’re still producing. Our hoophouse tomatoes look very good. Needless to say, we’ll have a nice variety of heirlooms, red slicers, romas, and cherry tomatoes. Look for recipes, too. We’ll have several. Eggplants and peppers are coming on strong. We have a nice variety of colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from. Our colorful peppers are mainly sweet – very sweet - but we’ll bring a few mildly hot Anaheims this week. They’ll add a little punch to salsa. Other items include beets, carrots, onions, garlic, basil, Swiss chard, a bit of lettuce and salad greens (still not caught up after all the heat and moisture), fennel, zucchini, and cucumbers. Several varieties of many of these items. Try something new! 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, August 12, 2010

Weel 16 - August 14, 2010

Hello MP Market goers! Where to start...there is something for everyone happening in Mineral Point this weekend.

- Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Alley Stage presents The Front Steps
- Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Wisconsin Regional High School Rodeo - Iowa County Fairgrounds
- Saturday - City Wide Garage Sales - 7 a.m. to ? - some starting on Thursday and Friday too!
- Saturday - Dairyland Dare Bike Race - the route, including High Street (main street through downtown) will be closed to parking between 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. There are 1200 or more registered for this race, so we're going to see bicyclists! Step out and give them a round of applause.

The following streets will have limited parking. All streets WILL be open to vehicle traffic.

1. Shake Rag Street - no parking on either side of the street between Antoine Street & Spruce Street.
2. Spruce Street - no parking.
3. High Street- no parking on the north side of High Street (Commerce to Ridge),

An annual event - WGLR will be broadcasting live from the Mineral Point Market this Saturday. Last but not least - August Market Basket Drawing sign-up at Market this week.

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

Bures Berry Patch
BURES BERRY PATCH will be at market this week. Kathy will be back with more SWEET CORN, this week the bi-color variety is called Ambrosia (fruit of the Gods)! Now is a great time to stock up the freezer with this delicious treat. For a great freezing recipe check out our recipe at http://www.buresberrypatch.com/corn-facts.htm. If you can't make it to market this week, THE FARM IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR SWEET CORN SEASON. Stop by on your way home from work and pick up dinner. The patch is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm. In October, we finish our season at the patch with an unbelievable 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 We hope to see you in the patch soon!

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.

DDP Beads
After a week of very HOT weather, stop by to take a look of some COOL jewels! Pretty beads shimmering in the morning sun capturing the attention of our Market visitors! A variety of components includes Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, glass, metal, sterling silver and more have been used to in my creations. It’s never too early to start holiday shopping! Do you need a custom design for that special occasion, let’s discuss the possibilities or email inquiries to ddpbeads@yahoo.com. Phone: (815) 777-9405. See you on Saturday!!!

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. I live in Dodgeville. You can contact me at 608-553-0951 or 608-937-0808.

Driftless Ridge Farm
Driftless Ridge Farm will not be at market this week.
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.

Gough's Gorgeous Gardening Farm
My husband Arlo, son Austin age 12 and I (Mary) together are Gough's Gorgeous Gardening Farm we are back for a 3rd year at the market selling vegetables such as green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes, and much, much more. We own a dairy goat farm that we have had for around 5 years, our garden has now grown to an acre and a half. We look forward to seeing you at this market each week. Mary, Arlo, and Austin Gough, Gough's Gorgeous Gardening Farm.

Herbs, Spices and More

Mike will be at market this week with a full line of breads, soups and nummy cheesecakes. Look for them under the shelter.

Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap
I won't be at market this week because I am at the Wisconsin State Fair. If you would like to get ahold of me during the week you can look me up at www.facebook.com/laceyslathers or call 1-608-574-9829. 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 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

Ahhhhh - August - that means the "dog days of summer" are upon us. The weather certainly can confirm that lately. If it's a bit to hot to cook in the house - we are fully stocked with ground beef patties, hot dogs and bratwurst for your grill. We are limited on steaks this week - popular items lately. 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. 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
We will have sweet corn, cucumbers, peppers, and summer squash.

P & M Gardens
P & M Gardens,LLC will not be at market in August. We will return to Market on September 4 for the rest of the Season. The weather has not be kind to planting this year. It is to hot for the plants to get their normal good start. Fall is a good time for planting because the ground is warm, the roots take hold so they are ready to "Pop" in the spring. We all get into the gardening mode in the spring but the soil is not as warm as it is in the fall. However if you would like to plant now, send us and e-mail at patcecil@mhtc.net or give us a call at 608-930-9442. We will be happy to help you select the plants for your beds. See you in September.

Pine Valley Farm

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

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey
We will be at Market with our Honey, handmade soaps and beeswax products. After that we will be back on August 28th which may vary well be our last market of the season before we begin doing numerous shows in September and October. Mark and Annie. www.1887brand.com

River Valley Seed and Grain
Jennifer will not be at Market this week. Look for her to return on the 21st, once again flipping Lonesome Stone Pancakes for sampling at market and will have 2 pound bags of pancake mix available for purchase. 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.

Shooting Star Farm

With all this heat the tomatoes are ripening fast and furious. We’ll have a great supply this week: reds, heirlooms of all sizes and colors, paste tomatoes and yummy cherry tomatoes in red, orange and black. The cherry tomatoes are available by the pint or quart and make a great hot-weather snack. Wet and humid conditions mean lots of leaf diseases on the tomato plants, and we’ve been hearing from farmers friends that their crops are poor. Our crop is doing pretty well, all things considered, but it may be a shorter season than usual if the weather doesn’t dry out soon. Our eggplant is enjoying the hot, humid conditions, and we’ll have plenty (several varieties). Also look for mixed sweet peppers, onions, zucchini, cucumbers, beets, basil, garlic, carrots, and green beans. Lettuce will be in short supply, but we should have some red bibb and possibly a baby lettuce mix. It’s been a tough year for growing greens, but cooler weather is on the way. Saturday should be a beautiful day. See you then! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie

UW-Iowa County Cooperative Extension

Donna from UW-Cooperative Extension in Iowa County will be at the market this Saturday morning with Farmers' Market relish. This tasty salsa like treat has been a big hit with market attendees and market vendors. Those of you with farmers market vouchers remember to bring your UW-Extension coupon with you to receive a veggie incentive. See you Saturday.

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, August 5, 2010

Week 15 - August 7, 2010

Hello MP Market goers!

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

Bures Berry Patch
BURES BERRY PATCH will be at market this week. Kathy will be back with lots more SWEET CORN, this week the bi-color variety is called Ambrosia (fruit of the Gods)! Now is a great time to stock up the freezer with this delicious treat. If you can't make it to market this week, THE FARM IS NOW OPEN FOR OUR SWEET CORN SEASON. Stop by on your way home from work and pick up dinner. The patch is open daily from 9 am to 7 pm. In October, we finish our season at the patch with a unbelievable 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. We hope to see you in the patch soon!

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.

DDP Beads
The DDP Beads is on the move to a new location this Saturday and will be located next to Marr’s Valley View Farms. It’s a bit of a sunny spot that will allow the display to shimmer and shine. Stop by and check out my dazzling creations from my bead garden! Do you need a custom design for that special occasion, let’s discuss the possibilities or email inquiries to 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. I live in Dodgeville. You can contact me 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.

Gough's Gorgeous Gardening Farm
My husband Arlo, son Austin age 12 and I (Mary) together are Gough's Gorgeous Gardening Farm we are back for a 3rd year at the market selling vegetables such as green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes, and much, much more. We own a dairy goat farm that we have had for around 5 years, our garden has now grown to an acre and a half. We look forward to seeing you at this market each week. Mary, Arlo, and Austin Gough, Gough's Gorgeous Gardening Farm.

Herbs, Spices and More

Bob and Mike will be at market this week with their full line of breads, soups and nummy cheesecakes. Look for them under the shelter.

Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap
I won't be at market this week because I am at the Wisconsin State Fair. If you would like to get ahold of me during the week you can look me up at www.facebook.com/laceyslathers or call 1-608-574-9829. 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 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

Ahhhhh - August - that means the "dog days of summer" are upon us. The weather certainly can confirm that although today was beautiful. If it's a bit to hot to cook in the house - we are fully stocked with ground beef patties, hot dogs and bratwurst for your grill. Ribeyes are back in stock but don't wait to get yours - we have a minimal quantity - they tend to fly out the door! And of course, Porterhouse, T-Bone, Tenderloin, New York Strip and Top Sirloin are irresistible on the grill. 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. 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
We will have sweet corn, cucumbers, peppers, and summer squash.

P & M Gardens
P & M Gardens,LLC will not be at market August 7th through August 28th. We
will return to Market on September 4 for the rest of the Season. The weather has not be kind to planting this year. It is to hot for the plants to get their normal good start. Fall is a good time for planting because the ground is warm, the roots take hold so they are ready to "Pop" in the spring. We all get into the gardening mode in the spring but the soil is not as warm as it is in the fall. However if you would like to plant now, send us and e-mail at patcecil@mhtc.net or give us a call at 608-930-9442. We will be happy to help you select the plants for your beds. See you in September.

Pine Valley Farm

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

Ranum's 1887 Brand Honey
The next market we will be at is August 14th with our Honey, handmade soaps and beeswax products. After that we will be back on August 28th which may vary well be our last market of the season before we begin doing numerous shows in September and October. Mark and Annie. 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.

Shooting Star Farm

More heat and humidity means no salad mix this week. We’ve really been struggling to keep greens and lettuce going in this weather. Normally a sprinkler running during part of the day would cool the crops to keep lettuce from bolting and baby greens from dying in the heat. But because of the humidity, water just leads to rot and disease after a day or two. We will have some heads of lettuce, but mostly, we’ll have tomatoes. Good tradeoff! We’ll have plenty of red slicing tomatoes, sauce tomatoes, colorful heirloom tomatoes and lots of cherry tomatoes (tangy sungolds, sweet reds, and yummy black variety). Cucumbers and zucchini continue to do well. We’ve been picking every other day. We’ll have more beautiful bunched carrots, lots of beets, fennel, basil, two types of onions, some green beans, and Swiss chard. Our Italian frying peppers are turning red, which means they’re sweet enough to eat like an apple. Charlie loves them raw. We’ll also have a variety of colorful sweet peppers like pimentos, Jimmy Nardellos, and Romanian frying peppers. Most people are familiar with purple Italian eggplants, but we’re growing some unusual varieties this year including white, long green, lavender, and a baby “little finger” variety. Generally speaking, the lighter the eggplant, the more mild its flavor. Look for recipes at our stand. 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.


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