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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Week 5 - June 2nd


Hello MP Market Goers!

Well, the weather cooperated perfectly last weekend. Just as we were beginning to set up our tables the rain stopped and it turned out to be a beautiful morning. There were not as many of us vendors out there but hopefully those that made it out were able to get everything they needed. Remember we are there for you rain or shine every Saturday May through the third week in October .
There are lots of things going on around town this weekend, first and foremost is the Art in Motion Parade. This sounds like such a fun outing. Check out Art in Motion for more information. Also on Sunday Pendarvis is having Visitor Appreciation Day with general admission reduced to $2 per person. Did I mention Saturday night is gallery night! All in all this weekend is filled with exciting possibilities.
Things sure cooled down this week at the farm, which actually made for very comfortable working weather. Much better than the high 80's that we were feeling last weekend. New to market this week is the strawberries, can't wait to make my first pie of the season!
Some come on out and enjoy the Mineral Point Market and all its bounty!


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



Kathy Bures

Co-Manager

Mineral Point Market 




Following is the list of who will be vending at this week's Market. Be sure to click on the vendors tab to learn more about our new vendors!


Bob's Bitchin' BBQ Sauce
Bob and Judy Page will be at the market once again with our newly introduced line of locally bottled BBQ sauces. Choose from the Original Hickory Smoked, Razzberry, BrewBQ, Carolina, Habanero and Honey Chipotle flavors. New this year is our dry rub seasoning!  Stop by for a sample! Visit our website at http://www.bobsbitchinbbq.com/ or find us on Facebook!


Bures Berry Patch
We will be at market again this week with our last pickings of asparagus now is the time to stock up and get some in the freezer.  My favorite thing to do with asparagus is freeze cream of asparagus soup for the winter.  And now for what you have all been waiting for...STRAWBERRIES.  We will have strawberries at market this week, it is so exciting!  Come early though they will go fast.  In addition, we will also have PEONIES, honey and dilly beans at market this week.  If you haven't heard of us before, Bures Berry Patch specializes in providing you with healthy and delicious local foods from our family friendly farm. You can enjoy fresh strawberries (the Patch officially opened for strawberry season on May 31st), asparagus, rhubarb, peas, potatoes, sweet corn, raspberries, pumpkins, and much more. Visit us at http://www.buresberrypatch.com/ to learn more or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/buresberrypatch for the latest shovel on what's happening in the Patch! See you at market or in the Patch!



Chestnut Hill Studio
Jan Johnson will be at the market this Saturday with prints, cards, market bags, and tiles showcasing favorite images plus some new ones. She will also mat and frame your print or hers and is always available to draw or paint your portrait, your pet, or your home.


DDP Beads
DDP Beads will not be at market this week. Stop by next week to sneak a peek at one of a kind bracelets, necklaces, or sets 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. See you next Saturday!!!


Evelyn's Gardens
Will see you at the market this Saturday.  The perennials have grown much larger and are looking really good.  We have a great selection of 74 different plants to choose from.  Check us out on http://evelynsgardensandgiftshop.com/   CLICK ON PERENNIALS AND GET THE COMPLETE LIST OF PLANTS WE HAVE AT OUR SHOP.   Hope to see you at the market or at our shop.


Farmer's Daughter's Kitchen
We will be here this week with our delicious line of pies, tarts, bars, and much more.  See you next week!  If you would like to pre-order give Becky a call at 608-293-4660.


Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
For this week we will have our farm fresh eggs, vegetable plants, sweet corn seed, and a new product for us we now have sweet corn meal and sweet corn flour.


Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  My name is Heather Walker and I will be coming to the market later this summer with my fresh cut flowers...(as soon as the blooms are blooming!)  We are a newfound farmette called Gratiot House Farm, located in Shullsburg, WI.  I will be growing and selling fresh cut flower bouquets-  everything from old time favorites to sensational new varieties on the market scene.  All flowers are grown without sprays and chemicals.  Looking forward to seeing you later this summer! 


James' Pine Valley Farm
I will not be here this week with fresh eggs, a variety of cheeses from Hooks and Brunkow cheese factories and several different cuts of chicken such as whole, half, leg and thigh quarters, and breast quarters.  See you on June 9th!


Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I will not be at market this Saturday with my great seletion of soaps and lotions! I will be back towards the end of June due to my upcoming wedding on June 9! Feel free to facebook www.facebook.com/laceyslathers  or email laceyslathers@yahoo.com  for special requests for when I return.
Clare Wiesbrook-Lacey's Lathers


Magic Light Photography
Welcome back to the Market everyone!  I will once again be selling a selection of my fine art nature and wildlife photography prints.  I have added several new prints to my collection since last fall so be sure to stop by and check them out.  Along with the prints I will also have several hand made photo greeting cards that are perfect for any occasion.  I also have a selection of bookmarks designed using many of my photos.  They make great gifts!  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. Thanks, Mike.


Marr's Valley View Farms
The first holiday weekend of the season is behind us which means Summer has officially begun!  What a wonderful, old fashioned thunderstorm we had Friday night into Saturday morning.  A perfect soaking rain none too soon for our crops and pastures.  This week, Marr's Valley View Farms will be at Market with our full line of tender, flavorful Black Angus Beef products and pork products at market. Bratwurst, hamburger patties, steaks and pork chops are in stock for quick grilling that quick after work evening meal. If you need a large quantity or just want to pre-order for pick-up at market, e-mail your order to federman@charter.net by 5:00 p.m. on Friday night. We are offering pick-up of our Meat CSA at market this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join. See you soon - Mike - Lois - Doral


Matchbook Magnets
Thank you to everyone who stopped by Week 2 and checked out my vintage matchbook magnets.  I’ll be returning to the market on June 9 with lots of magnets to choose from for your special Dad.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in June!  Cindy 

Mission Abolition
Mission Abolition will be at market this week.  Mission Abolition creates schlep bags made from donated fabrics, which brings unique color and pattern designs to each bag.  All proceeds from the sales of these bags are donated to the Not For Sale organization, which works to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  Mission Abolition believes in raising awareness of the needs of people involved in human trafficking and modern-day slavery with a personal touch sewn into each bag.


P & M Gardens
P & M Gardens, LLC will be at the market this week.  We will bring Hosta and Peonies.  The Peonies are in bloom and look great! 
P&M Gardens, LLC believes we should protect our land by following the best sustainable practices.  We do not use pesticides, insecticides, or synthetic fertilizer.  We use mulch in all of our beds.  We believe following good practices will keep the soil healthy and grow healthy perennials for your home.  Please call or em0mail us.  Our garden is located north of Governor Dodge Park, 4689 Hwy 23, Dodgeville.  We will be open May 1st through September.  We are proud of our products and know they are good for our customers and our family.  To receive a catalog or to visit our gardens, please contact us.


Shooting Star Farm

Last Saturday brought some much needed rain (and storms), but we were at Market as usual. Thanks to those who came out and made it a great day! This Saturday we will have a nice selection of greens: bok choy, Swiss chard, two types of kale, and spinach. We’ll continue to have radishes, salad turnips, salad mix, baby arugula, and a nice variety of head lettuce. We still have some green garlic and delicious green onions (scallions). Rhubarb and cilantro should round out the selection. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.


Turtle Hill Wilds
Turtle Hill Wilds will not be at market this week, be back next week.  We are open at Turtle Hill for visitors by appointment.  Consider coming by for a walk in the forest to learn more about wild plants and a visit to our bee yard.  Into woodworking?  Check out our barn-dried sustainably harvested wood.  If you would like to learn more about Turtle Hill please introduce yourself to Cindy and Charles at the market, or give us a call at 608-523-4213. 


Other vendors included in the market:
Natalie & Rob Hanke will not be here this week with their line of fresh salsa, they hope to be back sometime in June.
Papa Bob will also be here with his scrumptious breads, coffee, and sweet rolls.


If you are interested in receiving the weekly Market newsletters send your request to Kathy Bures at raspberry@buresberrypatch.com.


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

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Week 4 - May 26th


Hello MP Market Goers!

 We have had another beautiful week in the fields! Lots of work is getting done and now we just need some rain to keep things growing. It is the fourth week of market and we will begin to see some new items coming on the menu in the next couple of weeks. Shooting Star Farm (Rink & Jenny) will have some new products for your taste buds this week and in another week or so Bures Berry Patch will have strawberries! But for now, it is time to fire up the grills, too hot for cooking in the house this weekend. Be sure to grab some tender and juicy meat as well as lots of delicious veggies (don't forget, many veggies can be cooked on the grill).
If you are like me, you also have gardening on the menu for this long weekend. Be sure to check out our wide selection of beautiful plants at market this week. There will be annual flowers and hanging baskets, perennial plants (some blooming) and native plants, as well as garden starts.
Some come on out and enjoy the Mineral Point Market and all its bounty!


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



Kathy Bures

Co-Manager

Mineral Point Market 




Following is the list of who will be vending at this week's Market. Be sure to click on the vendors tab to learn more about our new vendors!


Bob's Bitchin' BBQ Sauce
Bob and Judy Page will be at the market once again with our newly introduced line of locally bottled BBQ sauces. Choose from the Original Hickory Smoked, Razzberry, BrewBQ, Carolina, Habanero and Honey Chipotle flavors. New this year is our dry rub seasoning!  Stop by for a sample! Visit our website at http://www.bobsbitchinbbq.com/ or find us on Facebook!


Bures Berry Patch
Wow, another gorgeous week!  Should make for great grilling this Memorial Weekend.  Be sure to try some asparagus on the grill, that is my favorite way to make asparagus.  We will be at market again this week with lots of asparagus now is the time to stock up and get some in the freezer.  My favorite thing to do with asparagus is freeze cream of asparagus soup for the winter.  In addition, we will also have PEONIES, honey and dilly beans at market this week.  Unfortunately we will not have maple syrup this year for you, the weather got too warm too fast this spring and our sugar bush like many others in and around Wisconsin did not produce. If you haven't heard of us before, Bures Berry Patch specializes in providing you with healthy and delicious local foods from our family friendly farm. You can enjoy fresh strawberries (expected to begin sometime between June 2nd and June 7th), asparagus, rhubarb, peas, potatoes, sweet corn, raspberries, pumpkins, and much more. Visit us at http://www.buresberrypatch.com/ to learn more or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/buresberrypatch for the latest shovel on what's happening in the Patch! See you at market or in the Patch!



Chestnut Hill Studio
Jan Johnson will be at the market this Saturday with prints, cards, market bags, and tiles showcasing favorite images plus some new ones. She will also mat and frame your print or hers and is always available to draw or paint your portrait, your pet, or your home.


DDP Beads
DDP Beads will not be at market this week. Stop by in a couple of weeks to sneak a peek at one of a kind bracelets, necklaces, or sets 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. See you next Saturday!!!


Evelyn's Gardens
We will be at market once again this week.  We will have perennial plants as well as beautiful and playful home wrought yard art.  We have thousands of plants to choose from at our shop at 1669 County Road K, Hollandale.  OPEN FRIDAYS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAYS, 9:30 -5:30.  Our gift shop is filled and ready to be enjoyed by our customers.


Farmer's Daughter's Kitchen
We will not be here this week with our delicious line of pies, tarts, bars, and much more.  See you next week!  If you would like to pre-order give Becky a call at 608-293-4660.


Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
For this week we will have our farm fresh eggs, vegetable plants, sweet corn seed, and a new product for us we now have sweet corn meal and sweet corn flour.


Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  My name is Heather Walker and I will be coming to the market later this summer with my fresh cut flowers...(as soon as the blooms are blooming!)  We are a newfound farmette called Gratiot House Farm, located in Shullsburg, WI.  I will be growing and selling fresh cut flower bouquets-  everything from old time favorites to sensational new varieties on the market scene.  All flowers are grown without sprays and chemicals.  Looking forward to seeing you later this summer! 


James' Pine Valley Farm
I will not be here this week with fresh eggs, a variety of cheeses from Hooks and Brunkow cheese factories and several different cuts of chicken such as whole, half, leg and thigh quarters, and breast quarters.  Have a great Memorial Weekend!


Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions

I will be at market this Saturday with a great seletion of soaps and lotions! Stop by and stock up! This will be the last market I can attend until the end of June due to my upcoming wedding on June 9! Feel free to facebook www.facebook.com/laceyslathers  or email laceyslathers@yahoo.com  for special requests for this weeks market.
See you Saturday!
Clare Wiesbrook-Lacey's Lathers


Magic Light Photography
Welcome back to the Market everyone!  I will once again be selling a selection of my fine art nature and wildlife photography prints.  I have added several new prints to my collection since last fall so be sure to stop by and check them out.  Along with the prints I will also have several hand made photo greeting cards that are perfect for any occasion.  I also have a selection of bookmarks designed using many of my photos.  They make great gifts!  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. Thanks, Mike.


Marr's Valley View Farms

The first major holiday of the grilling season is upon us. It's Memorial Day weekend which means graduations, parties, and back yard cookouts. We have all of your meat needs covered.  As always, Marr's Valley View Farms will have the full line of tender, flavorful Black Angus Beef products and pork products at Market Saturday.  Traditional grilling fare - Pork Chops - Brats - Ground Beef Patties - Wieners and the ultimate - Black Angus Beef Steaks to fit all budgets. Can't live without our meats but getting to market weekly is a challenge? Join our "Farm Connection Meat CSA" - ask us for details at market.  If you need a large quantity or just want to pre-order for pick-up at Market, e-mail your order to federman@charter.net or call, 608-987-2097, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday night.  We encourage you to come to Market early for the best selection. Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to servicing your needs throughout 2012.  Mike, Lois and Doral.


Matchbook Magnets
Thank you to everyone who stopped by Week 2 and checked out my vintage matchbook magnets.  I’ll be returning to the market on June 9 with lots of magnets to choose from for your special Dad.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in June!  Cindy 

Mission Abolition
Mission Abolition will not be here this week, but will be back June 2.  Mission Abolition creates schlep bags made from donated fabrics, which brings unique color and pattern designs to each bag.  All proceeds from the sales of these bags are donated to the Not For Sale organization, which works to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  Mission Abolition believes in raising awareness of the needs of people involved in human trafficking and modern-day slavery with a personal touch sewn into each bag.


P & M Gardens
P & M Gardens, LLC will be at the market this week.  We will bring Daylilies (30% off original Price), Hosta and Peonies.  The Peonies are in bloom and look great! 
P&M Gardens, LLC believes we should protect our land by following the best sustainable practices.  We do not use pesticides, insecticides, or synthetic fertilizer.  We use mulch in all of our beds.  We believe following good practices will keep the soil healthy and grow healthy perennials for your home.  Please call or em0mail us.  Our garden is located north of Governor Dodge Park, 4689 Hwy 23, Dodgeville.  We will be open May 1st through September.  We are proud of our products and know they are good for our customers and our family.  To receive a catalog or to visit our gardens, please contact us.


Samuel's Amish Family Farm
We will be at market this week with hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables starts, and planters for window boxes.


Shooting Star Farm
We are fortunate to have irrigation lines in our fields, but we sure could use some rain right now. We’ve been dragging hoses around all week.  Crops do look good though, and we will have a few new items this week: scallions, frisee’ endive, bok choy, and kale (hopefully). We’ll continue to have some beautiful heads lettuce including green and red bibb, green leaf, red leaf, and baby romaine. We have a nice crop of red radishes from outdoors, some French breakfast radishes, lots of beautiful salad turnips, salad mix, baby arugula, rhubarb, wintered-over leeks, green garlic, and spinach. Looks to be a beautiful start to Memorial Day weekend. Stock up at the market! See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie

Turtle Hill Wilds
Turtle Hill Wilds will be at market this week.  For native plant enthusiasts, this is our last week during the spring season for perennials.  The native plants we offer are medicinal, edible, and/or pollinators attractors.  They also have one other very important characteristic - they are beautiful in bloom or foliage.  This week, we will have dried burgundy wine caps, and maybe some fresh too.  For those of you who stopped by for mushrooms last week, I apologize.  The chef at the Creamery in Paoli took all of our bounty for a locavore dinner, a pleasant surprise for him and us!   Raw local honey?  That too.  We are open at Turtle Hill for visitors by appointment.  Consider coming by for a walk in the forest to learn more about wild plants and a visit to our bee yard.  Into woodworking?  Check out our barn-dried sustainably harvested wood.  If you would like to learn more about Turtle Hill please introduce yourself to Cindy and Charles at the market, or give us a call at 608-523-4213. 


Other vendors included in the market:
Natalie & Rob Hanke will not be here this week with their line of fresh salsa, they hope to be back in June.
Papa Bob will also be here with his scrumptious breads, coffee, and sweet rolls.


If you are interested in receiving the weekly Market newsletters send your request to Kathy Bures at raspberry@buresberrypatch.com.


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

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Week 3 - May 19th




Hello MP Market Goers!

What a beautiful week it has been, sunshine and warm temps, yeah! Summer is quickly approaching and my list of things to do is nearly doubling by the day. With all this warm weather and sunshine things have really begun to pop. Sounds like there will be a wide selection of produce at market this week, including tender and delicious spring spinach. Right now is peek asparagus season so be sure to stock up and get some in your freezer for winter. Speaking of stocking up, Mary Jean James will be here this week but not for a couple weeks after that, so if you are planning a Memorial Day celebration be sure to put chicken and cheese on your list for this week.

Congratulations goes to Carole Spelic, winner of last week's market basket drawing. She's so lucky! She will be receiving a basket full of goodies from us vendors. This is just one way in which we can thank you for supporting the market. Thanks Carole and everyone else for coming out to market each week!

New this week...MUSIC! It is true, there will be music in the park this week at market! Just The Two Of Us, Bob Cullen on banjo and Peg Cullen on fiddle and vocals, will be entertaining us with Bluegrass and Old Time tunes. 


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



Kathy Bures

Co-Manager
Mineral Point Market 




Following is the list of who will be vending at this week's Market. Be sure to click on the vendors tab to learn more about our new vendors!


Bob's Bitchin' BBQ Sauce
Bob and Judy Page will be at the market once again with our newly introduced line of locally bottled BBQ sauces. Choose from the Original Hickory Smoked, Razzberry, BrewBQ, Carolina, Habanero and Honey Chipotle flavors. New this year is our dry rub seasoning!  Stop by for a sample! Visit our website at http://www.bobsbitchinbbq.com/ or find us on Facebook!


Bures Berry Patch
Wow, what a gorgeous week!  The asparagus absolutely loved this weather... and the rain that we poured on it the last two days (irrigation).  We will be at market again this week with lots of asparagus now is the time to stock up and get some in the freezer.  My favorite thing to do with asparagus is freeze cream of asparagus soup for the winter.  In addition, we will have rhubarb, honey and dilly beans at market this week.  Unfortunately we will not have maple syrup this year for you, the weather got too warm too fast this spring and our sugar bush like many others in and around Wisconsin did not produce. If you haven't heard of us before, Bures Berry Patch specializes in providing you with healthy and delicious local foods from our family friendly farm. You can enjoy fresh strawberries (expected to begin around the first week in June), asparagus, rhubarb, peas, potatoes, sweet corn, raspberries, pumpkins, and much more. Visit us at http://www.buresberrypatch.com/ to learn more or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/buresberrypatch for the latest shovel on what's happening in the Patch! See you at market or in the Patch!



Chestnut Hill Studio
Jan Johnson will not be at the market this Saturday.  I'll be back next week with prints, cards, market bags, and tiles showcasing favorite images plus some new ones. She will also mat and frame your print or hers and is always available to draw or paint your portrait, your pet, or your home.


DDP Beads
DDP Beads will not be at market this week. Stop by next week to sneak a peek at one of a kind bracelets, necklaces, or sets 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. See you next Saturday!!!


Evelyn's Gardens
We will be at market once again this week.  We will have perennial plants as well as beautiful and playful home wrought yard art.  We have thousands of plants to choose from at our shop at 1669 County Road K, Hollandale.  OPEN FRIDAYS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAYS, 9:30 -5:30.  Our gift shop is filled and ready to be enjoyed by our customers.


Farmer's Daughter's Kitchen
We will be here this week with our delicious line of pies, tarts, bars, and much more.  If you would like to pre-order give Becky a call at 608-293-4660.


Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
For this week we will have our farm fresh eggs, vegetable plants, sweet corn seed, and a new product for us we now have sweet corn meal and sweet corn flour.


Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  My name is Heather Walker and I will be coming to the market later this summer with my fresh cut flowers...(as soon as the blooms are blooming!)  We are a newfound farmette called Gratiot House Farm, located in Shullsburg, WI.  I will be growing and selling fresh cut flower bouquets-  everything from old time favorites to sensational new varieties on the market scene.  All flowers are grown without sprays and chemicals.  Looking forward to seeing you later this summer! 


James' Pine Valley Farm
Welcome back to all our customers.  This week at the Farmers Market I will have farm fresh eggs, a variety of cheeses from Hooks and Brunkow cheese factories and several different cuts of chicken such as whole, half, leg and thigh quarters, and breast quarters.  I will not be at the market May 26 or June 2.  Get your chicken for that Memorial weekend cookout this week.


Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Hi! From Clare and the goats!!! We will be at market this Saturday, and most of the summer! It has already been a busy spring for me and with my upcoming wedding in June, life promises to get even busier! I will have to misss some markets this year (for my wedding and honeymoon) so be sure to stock up when I am at market! New this spring and just in time for all those gardeners out there is COFFEE SOAP! This soap has a light Coffee fragrance and is perfect for cleaning dirt out of skin with the Coffee grounds as a natural scrubber. Also new will be Lilac and Grapefruit Lily Solid Lotion Bars, stop by and sample! I will also have the old favorites: Lavender, Honeysuckle, Spearmint, Oatmeal, and more! Stop by to catch up and hear about kidding season!  Check out my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/laceyslathers. If you would like to order some soap give me a call at 1-608-574-9829 or email me at laceyslathers@yahoo.com See you Saturday! Clare


Magic Light Photography
Welcome back to the Market everyone!  I will once again be selling a selection of my fine art nature and wildlife photography prints.  I have added several new prints to my collection since last fall so be sure to stop by and check them out.  Along with the prints I will also have several hand made photo greeting cards that are perfect for any occasion.  I also have a selection of bookmarks designed using many of my photos.  They make great gifts!  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. Thanks, Mike.


Marr's Valley View Farms
It was great seeing everyone again last Saturday.  We hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!  The popular items of choice last week were summer sausage, hot dogs, steaks, ground beef, pork chops and bacon - the tried and true staples of holiday weekends.  It is never to early to place your order for that special graduation party and Memorial weekend cookouts. As always, Marr's Valley View Farms will have our full line of tender, flavorful Black Angus Beef products and pork products at Market Saturday.  Bratwurst and hamburger patties are in stock for quick grilling that quick after work evening meal. If you need a large quantity or just want to pre-order for pick-up at market, e-mail your order to federman@charter.net by 5:00 p.m. on Friday night. We are offering pick-up of our Meat CSA at market again this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join. See you soon - Mike - Lois - Doral.


Matchbook Magnets
Thank you to everyone who stopped by Week 2 and checked out my vintage matchbook magnets.  I’ll be returning to the market on June 9 with lots of magnets to choose from for your special Dad.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in June!  Cindy 

Mission Abolition
Mission Abolition will not be here this week, but will be back June 2.  Mission Abolition creates schlep bags made from donated fabrics, which brings unique color and pattern designs to each bag.  All proceeds from the sales of these bags are donated to the Not For Sale organization, which works to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  Mission Abolition believes in raising awareness of the needs of people involved in human trafficking and modern-day slavery with a personal touch sewn into each bag.


P & M Gardens
We will not be at market this week.  We will be back next week with Peonies (red, white, and pink), Hosta (mini, small, medium, and large), as well as daylilies.   P&M Gardens, LLC believes we should protect our land by following the best sustainable practices.  We do not use pesticides, insecticides, or synthetic fertilizer.  We use mulch in all of our beds.  We believe following good practices will keep the soil healthy and grow healthy perennials for your home.  Please call or em0mail us.  Our garden is located north of Governor Dodge Park, 4689 Hwy 23, Dodgeville.  We will be open May 1st through September.  We are proud of our products and know they are good for our customers and our family.  To receive a catalog or to visit our gardens, please contact us.


Samuel's Amish Family Farm
We will be at market this week with hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables starts, and planters for window boxes.


Shooting Star Farm
This Saturday, May 19th is the Uplands plant sale in Dodgeville. If you are going to the plant sale, please be sure to stop by the market afterwards. We’ll have plenty of beautiful produce up until 11:00am.  For this week: lots of red and French breakfast radishes, yummy salad turnips, three types of Asian greens for cooking or salads, green bibb lettuce, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce, baby romaine lettuce, green garlic, wintered-over leeks, spring-planted spinach, baby arugula, salad mix, and rhubarb. I think that should do it. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.

Turtle Hill Wilds
Turtle Hill Wilds will be at market this week.  A patch of wild nettles clipped a few weeks back is ready for harvest.  Be adventurous and give them a try!  We'll also have dried wild and cultivated mushrooms, and some beautiful edible flowers.  I'll bring recipes.  Raw local honey?  That too.  Native plants to add into your landscaping designs around your home fill out our offerings this week.  The native plants we offer are medicinal, edible, and/or pollinators attractors.  They also have one other very important characteristic - they are beautiful in bloom or foliage.  We are open at Turtle Hill for visitors by appointment.  Consider coming by for a walk in the forest to learn more about wild plants and a visit to our bee yard (apiary).  Into woodworking?  Check out our barn-dried sustainably harvested wood.  If you would like to learn more about Turtle Hill please introduce yourself to Cindy and Charles at the market, or give us a call at 608-523-4213.  


Other vendors included in the market:
Natalie & Rob Hanke will not be here this week with their line of fresh salsa, they hope to be back in June.
Papa Bob will also be here with his scrumptious breads, coffee, and sweet rolls.


If you are interested in receiving the weekly Market newsletters send your request to Kathy Bures at raspberry@buresberrypatch.com.


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

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Week 2 - May 12th



Hey have you heard the news?
Mineral Point Market won 2012 Best of the Best Farmers' Market in Iowa County! Thanks for voting us Best!



Week 2 is here already? Really it's true, however, I feel as though I have gotten into the swing of things and the nervous jitters are gone. Yes, even after vending at farmers' markets for years now I still get nervous before the first one and inevitably forget something (this year it was brochures, not too painful). We all had a wonderful time last Saturday seeing you for the first time in awhile and meeting some new faces. Thanks so much for coming out last week.


This Saturday may not be a huge improvement in weather however, don't let the weather bug hold you back from coming out because it is the second market of the month and that makes this weeks market, market basket drawing week! This is a great opportunity to win a basket full of goodies from us, your local vendors. So be sure to come out and sign up! In addition, our market selection continues to grow, check out the website for more details. One little hint, one of the new product offerings involves flour.


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


Kathy Bures
Co-Manager
Mineral Point Market  




Following is the list of who will be vending at this week's Market. Be sure to click on the vendors tab to learn more about our new vendors!


Bob's Bitchin' BBQ Sauce
Bob and Judy Page will be at the market once again with our newly introduced line of locally bottled BBQ sauces. Choose from the Original Hickory Smoked, Razzberry, BrewBQ, Carolina, Habanero and Honey Chipotle flavors. New this year is our dry rub seasoning!  Stop by for a sample! Visit our website at http://www.bobsbitchinbbq.com/ or find us on Facebook!


Bures Berry Patch
Spring has sprung at the Patch and the grass is growing, that is asparagus! We will be at market again this week with lots of asparagus, rhubarb, honey and dilly beans.  Unfortunately we will not have maple syrup this year for you, the weather got too warm too fast this spring and our sugar bush like many others in and around Wisconsin did not produce. If you haven't heard of us before, Bures Berry Patch specializes in providing you with healthy and delicious local foods from our family friendly farm. You can enjoy fresh strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, peas, potatoes, sweet corn, raspberries, pumpkins, and much more. Visit us at http://www.buresberrypatch.com/ to learn more or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/buresberrypatch for the latest shovel on what's happening in the Patch! See you at market or in the Patch!



Chestnut Hill Studio
Jan Johnson will be at the market with prints, cards, market bags, and tiles showcasing favorite images plus some new ones. She will also mat and frame your print or hers and is always available to draw or paint your portrait, your pet, or your home.


DDP Beads
DDP Beads will be at market this week. Stop by to sneak a peek at one of a kind bracelets, necklaces, or sets 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. See you on Saturday!!!


Evelyn's Gardens
We will be at market once again this week.  We will have perennial plants as well as beautiful and playful home wrought yard art.  We have thousands of plants to choose from at our shop at 1669 County Road K, Hollandale.  OPEN FRIDAYS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAYS, 9:30 -5:30.  Our gift shop is filled and ready to be enjoyed by our customers.


Farmer's Daughter's Kitchen
We won't be here this week but will be back next week with our delicious line of pies, tarts, bars, and much more.  If you would like to pre-order give Becky a call at 608-293-4660.


Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
For this week we will have our farm fresh eggs, vegetable plants, sweet corn seed, and a new product for us we now have sweet corn meal and sweet corn flour.


Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  My name is Heather Walker and I will be coming to the market later this summer with my fresh cut flowers...(as soon as the blooms are blooming!)  We are a newfound farmette called Gratiot House Farm, located in Shullsburg, WI.  I will be growing and selling fresh cut flower bouquets-  everything from old time favorites to sensational new varieties on the market scene.  All flowers are grown without sprays and chemicals.  Looking forward to seeing you later this summer! 


James' Pine Valley Farm
Welcome back to all our customers.  This week at the Farmers Market I will have farm fresh eggs, a variety of cheeses from Hooks and Brunkow cheese factories and several different cuts of chicken such as whole, half, leg and thigh quarters, and breast quarters.


Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I can't make it to market this Saturday! But I will be back soon with my soaps and lotions! I have a variety of new scents this year including: Lilac, Coffee, Lily and more. Feel free to call or email me with orders or special requests; laceyslathers@yahoo.com 1608-574-9829 and "Like" us on Facebook- www.facebook.com/laceyslathers . See you soon! Clare


Magic Light Photography
Welcome back to the Market everyone!  I will once again be selling a selection of my fine art nature and wildlife photography prints.  I have added several new prints to my collection since last fall so be sure to stop by and check them out.  Along with the prints I will also have several hand made photo greeting cards that are perfect for any occasion.  I also have a selection of bookmarks designed using many of my photos.  They make great gifts!  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. Thanks, Mike.


Marr's Valley View Farms
It was great seeing everyone again last Saturday and so nice of Mother Nature to keep things dry during the Market season opener. This weekend it's Mother's Day! The popular items of choice this week will be steaks, ground beef and bacon - the tride and true staples of holiday weekends.  Marr's Valley View Farms will have our full line of tender, flavorful Black Angus Beef products and pork products at market again this Saturday. Bratwurst and hamburger patties are in stock for quick grilling that quick after work evening meal. If you need a large quantity or just want to pre-order for pick-up at market, e-mail your order to federman@charter.net by 5:00 p.m. on Friday night. It is never to early to place your order for that special graduation party and Memorial weekend cookouts. We are offering pick-up of our Meat CSA at market this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join. See you soon - Mike - Lois - Doral


Matchbook Magnets
I will be at the market this week with handcrafted magnets made using images from my Dad’s vintage matchbook collection.  They will brighten your kitchen, office or workshop and are a unique and personal gift for any special occasion.  I have a magnet that’s sure to please Mom and at kid-friendly prices!  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you at the market!  Cindy 

Mission Abolition
We are back at market this week.  Mission Abolition creates schlep bags made from donated fabrics, which brings unique color and pattern designs to each bag.  All proceeds from the sales of these bags are donated to the Not For Sale organization, which works to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  Mission Abolition believes in raising awareness of the needs of people involved in human trafficking and modern-day slavery with a personal touch sewn into each bag.



Nick Johnson
I'll be back again this week with more morels!


P & M Gardens
We will be at market this week with Peonies (red, white, and pink), Hosta (mini, small, medium, and large), as well as daylilies.   P&M Gardens, LLC believes we should protect our land by following the best sustainable practices.  We do not use pesticides, insecticides, or synthetic fertilizer.  We use mulch in all of our beds.  We believe following good practices will keep the soil healthy and grow healthy perennials for your home.  Please call or em0mail us.  Our garden is located north of Governor Dodge Park, 4689 Hwy 23, Dodgeville.  We will be open May 1st through September.  We are proud of our products and know they are good for our customers and our family.  To receive a catalog or to visit our gardens, please contact us.


Samuel's Amish Family Farm
We will be at market this week with hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables starts, and planters for window boxes.


Shooting Star Farm
Another busy week of transplanting, hoeing, seeding, and harvesting. Our 5-year old woke up this morning and said, “It didn’t rain! We’ve to get outside and do some farming”. This at 6am… Thanks in part to him we’ve got lots of fresh, yummy vegetables for this week. Salad greens will include baby arugula, salad mix (baby lettuces mixed flavorful baby Asian greens and arugula),  little gem romaine lettuce, green bibb lettuce (gorgeous!), and spinach.  Top your salad with red and French breakfast radishes and salad turnips. The salad turnips can be eaten raw or cooked, and their greens are delicious. Other cooking greens include “vitamin green” which is  similar to bok choy in flavor, but even milder and more tender. Plus bunches of young red Russian kale – perfect for quickly steaming or sautéing, but tender enough to eat raw. Also look for rhubarb and wintered-over leeks. The leeks are particularly sweet this time of year. Finally, we’ll have young garlic, known as green garlic. You can use the bulb and greens any way you might use garlic. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie

Turtle Hill Wilds
Turtle Hill Wilds will be at market this week.  As always, our honey supply will be well stocked.  Our mushrooms continue to flush, and we hope to have more wine cap and shitake mushrooms on our table.   The nettle and wild baby greens season is over until next spring. We will also have native plants to add into your landscaping designs around your home.  The native plants we offer are medicinal, edible, and/or home to the many pollinators we all love to have around us.  They also have one other very important characteristic - they are beautiful in bloom or foliage.  We are open at Turtle Hill for visitors by appointment.  Consider coming by for a walk in the forest to learn more about wild plants and a visit to our bee yard (apiary).  We welcome giving tours to youth groups.  If you would like to learn more about Turtle Hill please introduce yourself to Cindy and Charles at the market, or give us a call at 608-523-4213.  


Other vendors included in the market:
Natalie & Rob Hanke will not be here this week with their line of fresh salsa.
Papa Bob will also be here with his scrumptious breads, coffee, and sweet rolls.


If you are interested in receiving the weekly Market newsletters send your request to Kathy Bures at raspberry@buresberrypatch.com.


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

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Week 1 - May 5th



The Mineral Point Market begins this Saturday, May 5th!

The time has come, spring is officially here in Mineral Point. We hope everyone had a wonderful winter enjoying the not so Wisconsin winter. We should have a nice bounty to offer you this week. With the weather getting warm so quickly this year many of the crops are ahead of schedule, so get ready to satisfy some taste buds! Also, we have several new vendors this years so stop by and introduce yourself and as usual we will have coffee and rolls and everything in between. There is so much to list so be sure to visit the website to learn more about our product offerings. Remember the Mineral Point Market isn't just about food; we also have beautiful plants and wonderfully crafted paintings and pictures, cards, and jewelry.

Also going on around town is the Clay in May Tour, check out all the fantastic artist MP has to offer and maybe even learn a thing or two!

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

Kathy Bures
Co-Manager
Mineral Point Market


Hello MP Market goers it is great to be back for another season of providing you with locally grown/crafted products!


Following is the list of who will be vending at this week's Market. Be sure to click on the vendors tab to learn more about our new vendors!


Bob's Bitchin' BBQ Sauce
Bob and Judy Page will be at the market once again with our newly introduced line of locally bottled BBQ sauces. Choose from the Original Hickory Smoked, Razzberry, BrewBQ, Carolina, Habanero and Honey Chipotle flavors. New this year is our line of dry rub seasoning!  Stop by for a sample! Visit our website at http://www.bobsbitchinbbq.com/ or find us on Facebook!


Bures Berry Patch
Spring has sprung at the Patch and the grass is growing, that is asparagus! We will be at market this week with lots of asparagus, rhubarb, honey and dilly beans.  Unfortunately we will not have maple syrup this year for you, the weather got too warm too fast this spring and our sugar bush like many others in and around Wisconsin did not produce. If you haven't heard of us before, Bures Berry Patch specializes in providing you with healthy and delicious local foods from our family friendly farm. You can enjoy fresh strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, peas, potatoes, sweet corn, raspberries, pumpkins, and much more. Visit us at http://www.buresberrypatch.com/ to learn more or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/buresberrypatch for the latest shovel on what's happening in the Patch! See you at market or in the Patch!



Chestnut Hill Studio
Jan Johnson will be at the market with prints, cards, market bags, and tiles showcasing favorite images plus some new ones. She will also mat and frame your print or hers and is always available to draw or paint your portrait, your pet, or your home.


DDP Beads
DDP Beads will not be at market this week. Stop by next week to sneak a peek at one of a kind bracelets, necklaces, or sets 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. See you on Saturday!!!


Evelyn's Gardens
We plan on attending the market once again this year.  We will have perennial plants as well as beautiful and playful home wrought yard art.  We have thousands of plants to choose from at our shop at 1669 County Road K, Hollandale.  OPEN FRIDAYS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAYS, 9:30 -5:30.  Our gift shop is filled and ready to be enjoyed by our customers.

Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
Mary and Austin are back again. This week to start the season off we will have our farm fresh eggs, sweet corn seed, and a few vegetable plants.


Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  My name is Heather Walker and I will be coming to the market later this summer with my fresh cut flowers...(as soon as the blooms are blooming!)  We are a newfound farmette called Gratiot House Farm, located in Shullsburg, WI.  I will be growing and selling fresh cut flower bouquets-  everything from old time favorites to sensational new varieties on the market scene.  All flowers are grown without sprays and chemicals.  Looking forward to seeing you later this summer! 


Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Hi! From Clare and the goats!!! We will be at market this Saturday, and most of the summer! It has already been a busy spring for me and with my upcoming wedding in June, life promises to get even busier! I will have to misss some markets this year (for my wedding and honeymoon) so be sure to stock up when I am at market! New this spring and just in time for all those gardeners out there is COFFEE SOAP! This soap has a light Coffee fragrance and is perfect for cleaning dirt out of skin with the Coffee grounds as a natural scrubber. Also new will be Lilac and Grapefruit Lily Solid Lotion Bars, stop by and sample! I will also have the old favorites: Lavender, Honeysuckle, Spearmint, Oatmeal, and more! Stop by to catch up and hear about kidding season!  Check out my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/laceyslathers. If you would like to order some soap give me a call at 1-608-574-9829 or email me at laceyslathers@yahoo.com See you Saturday! Clare


Magic Light Photography
Welcome back to the Market everyone!  I will once again be selling a selection of my fine art nature and wildlife photography prints.  I have added several new prints to my collection since last fall so be sure to stop by and check them out.  Along with the prints I will also have several hand made photo greeting cards that are perfect for any occasion.  I also have a selection of bookmarks designed using many of my photos.  They make great gifts!  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. Thanks, Mike.



Marr's Valley View Farms
Welcome back to the Mineral Point Market! Like you, we have been waiting for the warm March weather to return.  Hopefully Saturday will be a beautiful day to welcome in the 2012 Market season.  We have a lot of excitement developing in our product line this season - some never before offered items and some old products with a new twist! Watch future Mineral Point Market weekly newsletters for details. This week Marr's Valley View Farms will have the complete offering of our products - everything from lean Ground Beef to Tenderloin Steaks to Pork Chops to Bratwurst and everyone's favorite - Bacon!  We have lots and lots of Bacon!  If you need a large quantity or just want to pre-order for pick-up at market, e-mail your order to federman@charter.net by 5:00 pm on Friday night. It is never to early to place your order for that special graduation party or Memorial weekend cookouts. We are offering pick-up of our Meat CSA at market again this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join. See you soon - Mike - Lois - Doral


Mission Abolition
Back again this year, however not for a couple of weeks! Mission Abolition creates schlep bags made from donated fabrics, which brings unique color and pattern designs to each bag. All proceeds from the sales of these bags are donated to the Not For Sale organization, which works to end human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Mission Abolition believes in raising awareness of the needs of people involved in human trafficking and modern-day slavery with a personal touch sewn into each bag. Look for them in weeks to come.


P & M Gardens
We will be at market this week.  We grow hostas, daylilies, and peonies.


Samuel's Amish Family Farm
We will be at market this week with hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables starts, and planters for window boxes.


Shooting Star Farm
It’s hard to believe May is here and another season is underway – our 17th! The early warm-up allowed us to get things in the ground sooner than usual, and we’ve had over-wintered spinach for an entire month now, which is incredible. Our selection for early May is better than usual. From our unheated hoophouse we have heads of little gem baby romaine lettuce, red and French breakfast radishes, and bunched Asian greens. Spinach, leeks (over-wintered), arugula, salad mix, and rhubarb will be coming from the fields. It looks to be a nice, warm day. We’re looking forward to a great season! See you Saturday. Rink, Jenny, and Charlie

Turtle Hill Wilds
Turtle Hill Wilds will be at market this week.  Welcome in the spring season with some wild greens and local raw honey for your body from the wilds of our forest farm.  We will also have native plants to add into your landscaping designs around your home.  The native plants we offer are medicinal, edible, and/or home to the many pollinators we all love to have around us.  They also have one other very important characteristic - they are beautiful in bloom or foliage.  We are open at Turtle Hill for visitors by appointment.  Consider coming by for a walk in the forest to learn more about wild plants and a visit to our bee yard (apiary).  We welcome giving tours to youth groups.  If you would like to learn more about Turtle Hill please introduce yourself to Cindy and Charles at the market, or give us a call at 608-523-4213.  




Other vendors included in the market:
Natalie Hanke may be bringing salsa.
Mary Jean James will bring her farm fresh eggs, farm raised chickens, and local cheeses.
Papa Bob will also be here with his scrumptious breads.
Farmer's Daughter, a new vendor, may be here with delicious baked goods.




If you are interested in receiving the weekly Market newsletters send your request to Kathy Bures at raspberry@buresberrypatch.com.


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


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