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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Week 13 - July 28th


Hello MP Market Goers!


My words came true!  The rain we had last week did plump up the sweet corn, ripen the green beans, and juice up the tomatoes!  This weeks lineup of products looks to be delicious!  What's even better is that Saturday promises to be absolutely gorgeous!
In addition to market there are lots of fun things happening around town this weekend.  Shake Rag Alley is having a family fun day on Saturday!  My daughter Abby has been there all week working on art projects and having lots of fun.  The event starts at 1 pm and goes until 5 pm. In addition, Set in Stone is hosting Travis Phillips from 8 pm to 10 pm.  Come on down and listen to him sing his eclectic repertoire of jazz, folk, and 40s & 50s swing time music.  Also, happening this weekend is the Cowboy Country Church.  This sounds like something right up my daughters alley, she is already vying for a horse.
Lots to do this weekend in Mineral Point, so start your weekend at the Mineral Point Market then see where the fun takes you from there.

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 not be at the market this week.  Be back on August 4th 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
Sweet corn and green beans are here!  We will have plenty of corn this week to go with your BLTs or grilled items.  We've also still have a healthy supply of potatoes.  Fingerling and blue fleshed, baby red and yukon gold potatoes.  In addition, we will have garlic, honey and dilly beans.  Can't make it to market?  We are now open daily from 9 am to 7 pm.  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!
Carey's Green House
My name is Delbert Carey and I was born and raised in Mineral Point.  I have many annuals that can be used in both container gardens and traditional growing spaces. Because of my time at Pendarvis, English garden favorites such as lilacs, hollyhocks, and hostas are also favorites of mine. I taught pre-school for eight years and learned just how much fun kids can have growing sunflowers and pumpkins. Finally I’ve always had a weakness for climbing vines such as morning glories and moon flowers.
My parents have enjoyed joining in on this little project and they helped me choose the name Carey’s Green House which is an inside joke. After forty-six years of living in the same white house, last summer my parents decided to paint the whole thing Green, and thus the bulk of my plants come from Carey’s green house. All of the plants we offer for sale are either annuals grown naturally from seeds or perennials that are either grown from seeds or grown from cuttings of plants that have grown in my parents gardens for the last 46 years.
I hope to see you all at the market!
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.
Crochet Conniptions
Emily Ramsey will be back again this week with her wonderful line of crochet.
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. See you Saturday with a fresh assortment of bling things to compliment any occasion!
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.
Fabric Fun and Then Some
I started "Fabric Fun and Then Some" during this long hot summer.  As a retired teacher and farm wife, I had time to recreate many hobby items - fabric boxes, denim and fabric aprons, quilted table runners, and painted clay pots.  I really enjoyed seeing many friends and meeting others at last week's market and am looking forward to this week as well.  Stop by for a visit! Nancy Harker
Farmer's Daughter's Kitchen
We will not be here this week with our delicious line of pies, tarts, bars, and much more.  Hope to see you at market!  We will return on August 4th.  If you would like to pre-order give Becky a call at 608-293-4660.
Fun Family Creations
This is a new family-oriented business.  We market Gourmet's Best Cornish Chili Sauce.  This local product made from the season's best tomatoes will complement anything from pasty to fried potatoes.  Our best seller is a Delightfully Lite Salad Dressing.  As Gertrude Stein said, "Less is more." In other words, use sparingly.  We also market a yummy Strawberry/Rhubarb jam to be served on toasted homemade bread.  We feature two dry soup mixes both making up to 14 cups of soup.  The Cheezy Potato and Beef Noodle are both great for summer lunches.  Our crafts include picture frames which show two pictures back-to-back.  They can be purchased in 4 x 6 or 5 x 7.  These make great gifts. We also have water color note cards where you create your own verse.  After experiencing our wonderful rain with a bit of wind, you might be in need of some yard help; we have at our booth a business card for some expert landscaping, featuring mowing, retaining walls, application of chemicals, and trimming.We hope you will stop by our booth and check us out.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week we will have our farm fresh eggs, corn meal, onions, and potatoes.
Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  Gratiot House Farm Flowers will return next week with our colorful blooms.  Stop by to pick up a bouquet for yourself or for that special occasion. See you next Saturday!
Head 2 Toe
Jeani and Pat Heisz own and operate the home business Head 2 Toe.  Jeani began dabbling in making therapeutic oil blends when trying to develop several natural oil blends for her nail and massage clients. They began requesting different blends for their various ailments like muscle soreness, headaches, and general aches and pains. The business grew from there.  They make a wide variety of products using pure essential oils and herbs. They make therapeutic oil blends, body oils, shower gels, face masks, aromatherapy wraps, room mists, fragrances and herbal teas.
The herbal teas we will be featuring at the Farmer’s Market are Rooibos, Summertime Tea, Chai, Passion Peach and Hibiscus. Samples of each tea will be provided. There will also be samples of cakes made from the Hibiscus and Chai teas. Recipes will be available.  
A limited sample of therapeutic products and room sprays made with pure essential oils will be available. The therapeutic blends are Tiger Plus (a blend that takes four months to make), Arthritis, Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, Pain Relief and Neuropathy. The room sprays that will be featured are Lavender, Pure Air and Bug Off.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I am back 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.
Just the Two of Us
Bob and Peg Cullen will be back again soon with their wonderful bluegrass and old time style music for all to enjoy!
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Hi! I will be back at market again this week with my soaps and lotion bars. Stop by this week and stock up on imperfect soaps for a dollar each, and also I will have some not quite perfect lotion bars for a dollar each too!
Clare Heberlein - Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps
www.facebook.com/laceyslathers
Magic Light Photography
I hope everyone is staying cool in this hot weather.  I will not be at the market this weekend.  I will be displaying a large selection of my work at The Art Fair on the Green on the UW-Lacrosse campus.  This art fair runs from 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.  I plan on being back at the market with my prints, cards and bookmarks the first weekend of August.  If you need to pick up something special before then, my cards and bookmarks will be available Monday - Friday at the Mineral Point Collection on Hight St. in Mineral Point, or feel free to contact me directly.  You can find all of my contact information on my website:  www.magiclightphotography.com.  See you in August!
Marr's Valley View Farms
It's BLT time and everything you need can be purchased at the Mineral Point Market - breads from the McQuades, lettuce and tomatoes from Rink/Jenny/Charlie at Shooting Star Farms.  Last, but certainly not least, BACON from Marr's Valley View Farms! We have our smoked cured, smoked uncured and peppered bacons to choose from.  Don't miss out on this seasonal treat - it won't be long and it will be gone for another year!  Also choose from a wide variety of steaks, brats, hot dogs and burgers for your grill. Don't forget one of our informational brochures from the WI Beef and WI Pork Councils that are sure to build your confidence when cooking the beef and pork products you purchase from Marr's Valley View Farms.  We encourage you to pre-order or come to market early for the best selection.  Need a large quantity or can't make it to market Saturday morning - please call, 608-987-2097, and we will make other arrangements for your order. Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to servicing your needs with our full line of Pork and Black Angus Beef products.  A reminder that we are offering pick-up of our Meat CSA at market this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join.  We're looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning under the Watertower!  
Mike, Lois and Doral
Matchbook Magnets
I will not be at the market this week with my handcrafted magnets.  They are made using images from matchbooks my Dad collected during the golden age of matchbook advertising – the 1940s thru early 1960s.  Some are funny, many are colorful and others are poignant.  They will brighten your kitchen, office or workshop and are a unique and personal gift for any special occasion.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you soon!  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 not be at market this week.
We plan to be at market next week.  If there is a specific item you are looking for.  Please let us know.
Shooting Star Farm
It’s going to be a truly beautiful Saturday this week, so stop by the market and stay a while. Summer items are coming in full force. We’ll have lots of cherry tomatoes this week: red, grape, sungold, and mixed pints. Also red slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and a few paste tomatoes. We have three types of eggplant: a gorgeous lavender Japanese type (enlongated), a standard purple Italian type, and a wonderful globe-shaped lavender variety which is quite mild. The sweet peppers are beginning to come in. We’ll have some green bell peppers and a few red and orange Italian frying peppers. These are delicious raw or cooked.  Other items include red beets, kale, swiss chard, zucchini, garlic, onions (small this year, but good), a bit of head lettuce, and possibly some salad mix. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Turtle Hill Wilds
Turtle Hill Wilds will not be at market this upcoming Sat.   You can find us, however, at the Kickapoo Country Fair, a country fair celebrating the organic farms and products of the Driftless Area.  There will be music, educational events, a beer tent, a sampler food tent, and much more to see and do.   Find out more information at http://www.organicvalley.coop/kickapoo/.  Come find us in the vendor tent!

Other vendors included in the market:
Papa Bob will be at market this week, thank goodness it has cooled down a bit!
Badger Hollow Scents will be back again this week with their homemade soy candles.


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

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Week 12 - July 21st


Hello MP Market Goers!


Wow, how good it feels to have rain!  We have been waiting for this for what seems like forever.  As you'll notice from some of the vendors' comments however; even though we have finally had some rain it may not be enough to rescue their crops.   
While it seems as though nothing could grow in this weather, many of the vendors have invested in irrigation systems to support their crops in times of water deficiencies...that being said nothing beats a real rain, we got 1.75"!  That should plump up the sweet corn, ripen the green beans, and make those tomatoes extra juicy!


So 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 not be at the market this week.  Be back on August 4th 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.  Potatoes, potatoes we've got 'em.  Fingerling and blue fleshed, baby red and yukon gold potatoes.  In addition, we will also have honey and dilly beans.  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!
Carey's Green House
My name is Delbert Carey and I was born and raised in Mineral Point.  I have many annuals that can be used in both container gardens and traditional growing spaces. Because of my time at Pendarvis, English garden favorites such as lilacs, hollyhocks, and hostas are also favorites of mine. I taught pre-school for eight years and learned just how much fun kids can have growing sunflowers and pumpkins. Finally I’ve always had a weakness for climbing vines such as morning glories and moon flowers.
My parents have enjoyed joining in on this little project and they helped me choose the name Carey’s Green House which is an inside joke. After forty-six years of living in the same white house, last summer my parents decided to paint the whole thing Green, and thus the bulk of my plants come from Carey’s green house. All of the plants we offer for sale are either annuals grown naturally from seeds or perennials that are either grown from seeds or grown from cuttings of plants that have grown in my parents gardens for the last 46 years.
I hope to see you all at the market!
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.
Crochet Conniptions
Emily Ramsey will be back again this week with her wonderful line of crochet.
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. Hope to see you soon with a fresh assortment bling things to compliment any occasion!
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 not be here this week with our delicious line of pies, tarts, bars, and much more.  Hope to see you at market!  We will return on August 4th.  If you would like to pre-order give Becky a call at 608-293-4660.
Fun Family Creations
This is a new family-oriented business.  We market Gourmet's Best Cornish Chili Sauce.  This local product made from the season's best tomatoes will complement anything from pasty to fried potatoes.  Our best seller is a Delightfully Lite Salad Dressing.  As Gertrude Stein said, "Less is more." In other words, use sparingly.  We also market a yummy Strawberry/Rhubarb jam to be served on toasted homemade bread.  We feature two dry soup mixes both making up to 14 cups of soup.  The Cheezy Potato and Beef Noodle are both great for summer lunches.  Our crafts include picture frames which show two pictures back-to-back.  They can be purchased in 4 x 6 or 5 x 7.  These make great gifts. We also have water color note cards where you create your own verse.  We hope you will stop by our booth and check us out.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week we will have our farm fresh eggs, corn meal, onions, and potatoes.
Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  Gratiot House Farm Flowers will return this week with our colorful blooms.  Stop by to pick up a bouquet for yourself or for that special occasion. See you Saturday!
Head 2 Toe
Jeani and Pat Heisz own and operate the home business Head 2 Toe.  Jeani began dabbling in making therapeutic oil blends when trying to develop several natural oil blends for her nail and massage clients. They began requesting different blends for their various ailments like muscle soreness, headaches, and general aches and pains. The business grew from there.  They make a wide variety of products using pure essential oils and herbs. They make therapeutic oil blends, body oils, shower gels, face masks, aromatherapy wraps, room mists, fragrances and herbal teas.
The herbal teas we will be featuring at the Farmer’s Market are Rooibos, Summertime Tea, Chai, Passion Peach and Hibiscus. Samples of each tea will be provided. There will also be samples of cakes made from the Hibiscus and Chai teas. Recipes will be available.  
A limited sample of therapeutic products and room sprays made with pure essential oils will be available. The therapeutic blends are Tiger Plus (a blend that takes four months to make), Arthritis, Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, Pain Relief and Neuropathy. The room sprays that will be featured are Lavender, Pure Air and Bug Off.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I am back 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.
Just the Two of Us
Bob and Peg Cullen will be joined this week with their entire band, MooGrass!  Plan to hang out at market and listen to the music.  They play a wonderful bluegrass and old time style for all to enjoy!
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Hi! I will be back at market again this week with my soaps and lotion bars. Stop by this week and stock up on imperfect soaps for a dollar each, and also I will have some not quite perfect lotion bars for a dollar each too!
Clare Heberlein - Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps
www.facebook.com/laceyslathers
Magic Light Photography
I hope everyone is staying cool in this hot weather.  I will not be at the market this weekend.  Instead I will be displaying a large selection of framed and matted photographs, cards and bookmarks at the Mount Horeb Art Fair right on Main St. in Mount Horeb.  There are going to be about 150 artists with works on display.  It would make a great road trip for this weekend, after you visit the market on Saturday of course!  The art fair runs from 9-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.  I will not be at the market on the 28th either as I will be displaying a large selection of my work at The Art Fair on the Green on the UW-Lacrosse campus.  This art fair runs from 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.  I plan on being back at the market with my prints, cards and bookmarks the first weekend of August.  If you need to pick up something special before then, my cards and bookmarks will be available Monday - Friday at the Mineral Point Collection on Hight St. in Mineral Point, or feel free to contact me directly.  You can find all of my contact information on my website:  www.magiclightphotography.com.  See you in August!
Marr's Valley View Farms
I'm writing this late Wednesday afternoon while listening to the possibility of receiving some rain tonight.  Madison had a nice rain this morning - hopefully this evening it will be our turn with many more to follow.  This is the worst drought our generation has seen on our family farm.
Many farmers are considering selling part or all of their herds including all types of livestock from beef to dairy to hogs to sheep.  The challenge is that the drought is so far spread, feed may just not be available for purchase regardless of whether or not you have the money to do so.  Most of our corn fields are past saving but we have 2 that still have a chance of making something if we get rain now....so do your rain dance, say your rain prayers and let's get the faucet turned on!
We will be at Market this week with our full line of beef and pork products.  A reminder that it's July Beef Month and we have all the BEEF you need and more! 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
The storm Friday evening before market last week was certainly welcome, but waking up to a flashing alarm clock and not having enough time to set up was not!  So I will be at the market this week with my handcrafted magnets.  They are made using images from matchbooks my Dad collected during the golden age of matchbook advertising – the 1940s thru early 1960s.  Some are funny, many are colorful and others are poignant.  They will brighten your kitchen, office or workshop and are a unique and personal gift for any special occasion.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you Saturday!  Cindy
Mission Abolition
Mission Abolition will not 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
We will not be at the market this week because of the heat.  Hoping the heat is gone next week!  If there is a plant that you are thinking about let me know. With the heat the way it is I don't recommend recommend planting or digging any plants.  If it is potted just water and wait until the weather has cooled and we have received some rain.
Shooting Star Farm
It’s Wednesday night and we are experiencing our first measurable rainfall since Memorial weekend. Hurray! A bit fast and furious for my taste, but who’s complaining? It’ll be nice to turn the irrigation off for a day or two. This week’s selection will include cherry tomatoes, red slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, a few eggplants and peppers (just getting started), zucchini, kale, Swiss chard, a limited amount of salad mix, green beans, beets, baby fennel, and baby romaine lettuce (this will be the only lettuce available). Although our selection at is a bit down due to the extreme heat and drought, we appreciate your understanding and continued support.  See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Turtle Hill Wilds
Turtle Hill Wilds will be at market this Saturday with a selection of this year's honey harvest!  Made form spring and early summer flowers, the honey is derived primarily from the nectars of berry flowers, tree flowers, and spring and summer wildflowers.  Take some home with you this Saturday.  Also on our table will be strawberry-rhubarb jam, very berry and bramble berry jam, and a grape jelly made from tame and wild grapes.  All of our preserves are sweetened with honey, a uniquely and pleasant change to sweet sugar jams.


Other vendors included in the market:
Papa Bob will be at market this week, thank goodness it has cooled down a bit!
Badger Hollow Scents will be back again this week with their homemade soy candles.


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

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Week 11 - July 14th


Hello MP Market Goers!


Congratulations to Julee Reynolds winner of last week's market basket drawing, be sure to stop up at market this week to pick up your basket of goodies from the Mineral Point Market vendors!


Sure feels good to cool down a bit, even if it is only into the 80's!  The hot weather can be terribly hard on plants and vendors.  Looks like we will have a full lineup of vendors at market this week though and the season is starting to usher in some new and juicy products!  For starters we will have bouquets of flowers this week, be sure to check out Gratiot House Farm Flowers!  It looks as though tomatoes will also be at market this week as well as green beans, delicious!


So 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 this week 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.  Potatoes, potatoes we've got 'em.  Fingerling and blue fleshed, baby red and yukon gold potatoes.  In addition, we will also have honey and dilly beans.  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!
Carey's Green House
My name is Delbert Carey and I was born and raised in Mineral Point.  I have many annuals that can be used in both container gardens and traditional growing spaces. Because of my time at Pendarvis, English garden favorites such as lilacs, hollyhocks, and hostas are also favorites of mine. I taught pre-school for eight years and learned just how much fun kids can have growing sunflowers and pumpkins. Finally I’ve always had a weakness for climbing vines such as morning glories and moon flowers.
My parents have enjoyed joining in on this little project and they helped me choose the name Carey’s Green House which is an inside joke. After forty-six years of living in the same white house, last summer my parents decided to paint the whole thing Green, and thus the bulk of my plants come from Carey’s green house. All of the plants we offer for sale are either annuals grown naturally from seeds or perennials that are either grown from seeds or grown from cuttings of plants that have grown in my parents gardens for the last 46 years.
I hope to see you all at the market!
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.
Crochet Conniptions
Emily Ramsey will be back again this week with her wonderful line of crochet.
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. Hope to see you soon with a fresh assortment bling things to compliment any occasion!
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.  Hope to see you at market!  If you would like to pre-order give Becky a call at 608-293-4660.
Fun Family Creations
This is a new family-oriented business.  We market Gourmet's Best Cornish Chili Sauce.  This local product made from the season's best tomatoes will complement anything from pasty to fried potatoes.  Our best seller is a Delightfully Lite Salad Dressing.  As Gertrude Stein said, "Less is more." In other words, use sparingly.  We also market a yummy Strawberry/Rhubarb jam to be served on toasted homemade bread.  We feature two dry soup mixes both making up to 14 cups of soup.  The Cheezy Potato and Beef Noodle are both great for summer lunches.  Our crafts include picture frames which show two pictures back-to-back.  They can be purchased in 4 x 6 or 5 x 7.  These make great gifts. We also have water color note cards where you create your own verse.  We hope you will stop by our booth and check us out.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week we will have our farm fresh eggs, corn meal, onions, and potatoes.
Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  Gratiot House Farm Flowers will be debuting their colorful blooms at the market this Saturday!  Stop by to pick up a bouquet for yourself or for that special occasion. See you on Saturday!
Head 2 Toe
Jeani and Pat Heisz own and operate the home business Head 2 Toe.  Jeani began dabbling in making therapeutic oil blends when trying to develop several natural oil blends for her nail and massage clients. They began requesting different blends for their various ailments like muscle soreness, headaches, and general aches and pains. The business grew from there.  They make a wide variety of products using pure essential oils and herbs. They make therapeutic oil blends, body oils, shower gels, face masks, aromatherapy wraps, room mists, fragrances and herbal teas.
The herbal teas we will be featuring at the Farmer’s Market are Rooibos, Summertime Tea, Chai, Passion Peach and Hibiscus. Samples of each tea will be provided. There will also be samples of cakes made from the Hibiscus and Chai teas. Recipes will be available.  
A limited sample of therapeutic products and room sprays made with pure essential oils will be available. The therapeutic blends are Tiger Plus (a blend that takes four months to make), Arthritis, Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, Pain Relief and Neuropathy. The room sprays that will be featured are Lavender, Pure Air and Bug Off.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I am back 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.
Just the Two of Us
Bob and Peg Cullen will be here this week to play their wonderful bluegrass and old time style music for all to enjoy!
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Hi! I will be back at market again this week with my soaps and lotion bars. Stop by this week and stock up on imperfect soaps for a dollar each, and also I will have some not quite perfect lotion bars for a dollar each too!
Clare Heberlein - Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps
www.facebook.com/laceyslathers
Magic Light Photography
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's July Beef Month and we have all the BEEF you need and more! Marr's Valley View Farms will have 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 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
I am excited to be back at the market this week with my handcrafted magnets.  They are made using images from matchbooks my Dad collected during the golden age of matchbook advertising – the 1950s thru early 1960s.  Some are funny, many are colorful and others are poignant.  I love hearing the stories about why a magnet reminds you of someone special or of a memory stirred.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you Saturday!  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
We will not be at the market this week because of the heat.  Hoping the heat is gone next week!  If there is a plant that you are thinking about let me know. With the heat the way it is I don't recommend recommend planting or digging any plants.  If it is potted just water and wait until the weather has cooled and we have received some rain.
Shooting Star Farm
Right now anything below 90 degrees seems relatively cool to us, and since Saturday looks to be relatively cool, come on out to the market! Last week we had our first cherry tomatoes from the hoophouse. We hope to have many more pints this weekend from both the hoophouse and field. Varieties include a mix of red (grape and round), as well as sungolds. We’ll have a small supply of red tomatoes, and a larger selection of heirloom tomatoes (again, from the hoophouse). We may even have a few green peppers. Despite the heat, we will have lettuce – red bibb, baby romaine, and possibly a few others. We’ll also have salad mix and baby arugula. Other items include zucchini, basil, bulk beets, a few cucumbers (pests are horrible this year!), fennel, kale, and our first green beans of the season.  See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny and Charlie
Turtle Hill Wilds
Turtle Hill Wilds will not be at market this weekend.  Look for us next weekend!




Other vendors included in the market:
Papa Bob will be at market this week, thank goodness it has cooled down a bit!
Badger Hollow Scents will be back again this week with their homemade soy candles.


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

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Week 10 - July 7th


Hello MP Market Goers!

We hope everyone had wonderful Independence Day celebrations!  We took a trip to the lake for a day of swimming, whew that felt good.  We also decided that we had better watch the Madison fireworks on TV for fear that we might not see any this year with all the dry weather cancelations.  For the rest of the holiday weekend we plan on heading to the Farmers’ Appreciation Day Parade and barbeque on Sunday in Dodgeville.    
What a week this has been, I cannot not talk about the weather.  Whew, it has been so hot out.  At the Patch we have our water running just about every morning and evening to keep the plants cool and growing.  Our sweet corn and pumpkins are grateful.  It is a striking difference though on the lawn and everywhere else.  I drove up north to the Twin Cities last weekend and it took until about Mauston before I started to see live vegetation.  And when one gets way up north there is flooding and too much rain.  A fellow grower friend of ours had to stop picking his strawberries early because the crop got too wet, argh.  All in all though things are moving right along, albeit about two weeks ahead of schedule.
This week is market basket giveaway!  Be sure to sign up for your chance to win a basket full of goodies from all your favorite vendors.  It is just one way for us to say thank you for your commitment to buying local products from your market vendors!  Thanks everyone!

So 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 this week 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.  Potatoes, potatoes we've got 'em.  Fingerling and blue fleshed, baby red and yukon gold potatoes.  In addition, we will also have honey and dilly beans.  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!
Carey's Green House
My name is Delbert Carey and I was born and raised in Mineral Point.  I have many annuals that can be used in both container gardens and traditional growing spaces. Because of my time at Pendarvis, English garden favorites such as lilacs, hollyhocks, and hostas are also favorites of mine. I taught pre-school for eight years and learned just how much fun kids can have growing sunflowers and pumpkins. Finally I’ve always had a weakness for climbing vines such as morning glories and moon flowers.
My parents have enjoyed joining in on this little project and they helped me choose the name Carey’s Green House which is an inside joke. After forty-six years of living in the same white house, last summer my parents decided to paint the whole thing Green, and thus the bulk of my plants come from Carey’s green house. All of the plants we offer for sale are either annuals grown naturally from seeds or perennials that are either grown from seeds or grown from cuttings of plants that have grown in my parents gardens for the last 46 years.
I hope to see you all at the market!
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.
Crochet Conniptions
Emily Ramsey will be back again this week with her wonderful line of crochet.
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 Saturday with a fresh assortment bling things to compliment any occasion!
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 back next week with our delicious line of pies, tarts, bars, and much more.  Hope to see you at market!  If you would like to pre-order give Becky a call at 608-293-4660.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week we will have our farm fresh eggs, corn meal, onions, and potatoes.
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!
Head 2 Toe
Jeani and Pat Heisz own and operate the home business Head 2 Toe.  Jeani began dabbling in making therapeutic oil blends when trying to develop several natural oil blends for her nail and massage clients. They began requesting different blends for their various ailments like muscle soreness, headaches, and general aches and pains. The business grew from there.  They make a wide variety of products using pure essential oils and herbs. They make therapeutic oil blends, body oils, shower gels, face masks, aromatherapy wraps, room mists, fragrances and herbal teas.
The herbal teas we will be featuring at the Farmer’s Market are Rooibos, Summertime Tea, Chai, Passion Peach and Hibiscus. Samples of each tea will be provided. There will also be samples of cakes made from the Hibiscus and Chai teas. Recipes will be available.  
A limited sample of therapeutic products and room sprays made with pure essential oils will be available. The therapeutic blends are Tiger Plus (a blend that takes four months to make), Arthritis, Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, Pain Relief and Neuropathy. The room sprays that will be featured are Lavender, Pure Air and Bug Off.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I am back 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.
Just the Two of Us
Bob and Peg Cullen will not be here this week but will be back again soon to play their wonderful bluegrass and old time style music for all to enjoy!
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Hi! I will be back at market this week with my soaps and solid lotion bars! Stop by and ask about the wedding and see photos and get a free wedding favor!!!!! See you Saturday!!!
Clare Heberlein
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps
www.facebook.com/laceyslathers
Magic Light Photography
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
We will NOT be at Market this week.   If you would like some of our great beef and pork products, you can contact Lois at 608-987-2097 or e-mail your order to federman@charter.net.  HOLY COW it's HOT!  Make sure to drink lots of liquids and stay inside in the air conditioning if at all possible.  A reminder that 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 at Market on July 14th.  Mike - Lois - Doral
Matchbook Magnets
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July holiday.  I will not be at the market this week, but am looking forward to returning on July 14.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you soon!  Cindy

Mission Abolition
Mission Abolition will not 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
We will not be at the market this week because of the heat.  Hoping the heat is gone next week!  If there is a plant that you are thinking about let me know. With the heat the way it is I don't recommend recommend planting or digging any plants.  If is potted just water and wait until the weather has cooled and we have received some rain.

Shooting Star Farm
Some items may be in short supply due to the heat, but we will have a nice assortment of veggies for Saturday. Here’s the list: sugar snap peas, shelling peas, zucchini and summer squash, cucumbers, mini onions, scallions, garlic scapes, Swiss chard, kale, kohlrabi, salad turnips, head lettuce, salad mix (somewhat limited), bunched beets, radishes (hopefully), broccoli, and basil. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie

Turtle Hill Wilds
Last call for 2011 wildflower honey!  Our season has been so successful, we are down to the last of the honey.  Thank you bees.  Thank you customers.  We wll have 2012 honey on July 21 to share with you.  Also at our booth this week is a delightful selection on honey sweetened jams and jellies.  Come taste, and bring home to share with your loved ones.


Other vendors included in the market:
Papa Bob will not be at market this week, with temps outside being 100+ the temps inside the kitchen are above 110.  Too hot, hope to be back next week!
Badger Hollow Scents will be back again next week with their homemade soy candles.


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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