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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Week 18 - September 1st


Hello MP Market Goers!


Labor Day Weekend is here!  Get your grills out, cut the watermelon, and make the potato salad.  It is time to kick back, have some friends over, and relax on the back deck.  It's the last weekend before the kids go back to school and the chaos begins.  Let's just take a deep breath and enjoy the weekend, head to the Iowa County Fair maybe.  But first come on out to market and enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee, a roll, and great camaraderie.  Come on out to market where you can get the freshest, tastiest food around for that backyard Labor Day celebration.  Come on out to the Mineral Point Market where you can get gorgeous things for your home and for you.  You can get it all at the Mineral Point Market Saturday mornings!



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 next week with our 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
Bures Berry Patch will be at market again this week.  We are hoping to have more of our delicious SWEET CORN this week.  We will also have more of our scrumptious YELLOW RASPBERRIES.  If you haven't heard of yellow raspberries before, let me just tell you they are delicious! WATERMELONS will be on our table as well this week,; we grow red, juicy, old fashioned watermelons with seeds you can spit (did I say that?).  We will also have more of our delicious POTATOES, I personally have taken to frying chopped up fingerlings in butter with salt, pepper, and garlic.  Oh they are so yummy that way.  In addition to the fingerlings we will have yukon gold potatoes and a few of our mix bags with fingerlings and blue fleshed potatoes.  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. Remember, if you can't make it to market you can always visit us at the Patch, we are open daily from 9am - 7pm.  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 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.
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
We 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 be back 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.  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
The Gough's will be back this week with our farm fresh eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, watermelon, and  banana peppers.
Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  Gratiot House Farm Flowers will return soon with our colorful blooms.  Stop by to pick up a bouquet for yourself or for that special occasion. See you again soon!
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 will not be at market this week.  Be back next 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 won't be at market this Saturday but will be returning with my newest fragrance, Grapefruit and all my other scents on the 8th of September. Have a great Labor Day!  Clare Heberlein, laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
I will be at market this week 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. See you Saturday! Thanks, Mike.
Marr's Valley View Farms
Ahhhhh - the final days of August - the "dog days of summer" seemed to begin in May this year along with the opening of the Market!  Labor Day weekend is here with plenty of opportunities to cook your favorites meats.  We are fully stocked with ground beef patties, hot dogs and bratwurst for your grill. Ribeyes and New York Strips are in stock but don't wait to get yours - we have a minimal quantity - they tend to fly out the door!  And of course, Porterhouse, T-Bone and Top Sirloin are irresistible on the grill.  Sadly - Tenderloins are sold out.  Bone In Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our beef products.  If you are like us, you are a lover of weekend family breakfasts that include bacon, pork sausage and ham steak.  Even though it is summer we have all varieties of Beef and Pork Roasts and on hand. Our Stew Meat makes the perfect shish-ka-bob meat. Or how about some Beef Short Ribs and Pork Spare Ribs "falling-off-the-bone" slow cooked and covered in bbq sauce.  If you are in need of a large quantity please place your order in advance and we will have it all ready for you to pick up at the Market. When you dine on Marr's Valley View Farms meats, rest assured you are eating naturally lean meats - fresh beef and pork products direct from a local farm to you.  If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Thursday evening and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the market. See you Saturday! Doral-Lois-Mike
Matchbook Magnets
I will be back again soon with handcrafted magnets made using images from my Dad’s vintage matchbook collection.  Stop back and check out some of my new additions!  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  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 market this week.  If there is a specific item you are looking for.  Please let us know.
Shooting Star Farm
Labor weekend looks to be a beautiful one. This week we hope to have some Asian greens if they can survive the hot temps the next few days! The bok choy and Tokyo bekana (a very mild-flavored bunching green) will add a bit of fall to our table. Most other items are a repeat from last week: tomatoes (red, paste, heirloom, cherry), green beans, eggplant, gorgeous basil, onions, kale (lacinato and curly), Swiss chard (nice, new crop), head lettuce, salad mix, baby arugula, garlic, basil, cilantro, summer squash, lemon cucumbers (great pickled), possibly some standard cucumbers, and beets (hopefully). See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie

Turtle Hill Wilds

Turtle Hill Wilds will be at market this Sat. Sept. 1 with honey from our summer and fall harvests.  Creamed honey, and fruit-sweetened creamed honey will also be available.  Our mushroom logs and wood chip beds are sprouting - we should have fresh shitakes and burgundy wine cap mushrooms on the table.  Dried mushrooms for sure!
Other vendors included in the market:
Papa Bob's delicious homemade breads will be at market this week!
Mike Manogue will be back with more juicy pears and apples!

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

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Week 17 - August 25th


Hello MP Market Goers!


Wow, what a gorgeous week this has been!  Cooler weather, nice and sunny, I thought August was supposed to be the hottest month?  It is starting to feel like fall though and to tell you the truth, it is starting to look like fall on our farm.  We have pumpkins and squash beginning to ripen!  In August, really?
But with the cooler weather comes new or returning items from the garden.  Shooting Star Farm will have nice heads of lettuce once again, maybe some arugula and spinach too.  Bures Berry Patch will have some of their first yellow raspberries and watermelons.  And Marr's Valley View Farm will be featuring their new MAPLE BACON as well as Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters Maple Bacon Coffee!
Lots to check out this week at market!


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 back at the market this week with our 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
Bures Berry Patch will be at market this week.  There will not be sweet corn this week, but it will probably be back next week (we are just waiting for our last planting to ripen).  We will however have some of our first picking of YELLOW RASPBERRIES.  If you haven't heard of yellow raspberries before, let me just tell you they are delicious! WATERMELONS will be on our table as well this week,; we grow red, juicy, old fashioned watermelons with seeds you can spit (did I say that?).  We will also have more of our delicious POTATOES, I personally have taken to frying chopped up fingerlings in butter with salt, pepper, and garlic.  Oh they are so yummy that way.  In addition to the fingerlings we will have yukon gold potatoes and a few of our mix bags with fingerlings and blue fleshed potatoes.  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 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. See you next Saturday with a fresh assortment of bling things to compliment any occasion!
Evelyn's Gardens
We 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 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.
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
The Gough's will be on vacation this week be back next week with our farm fresh eggs, corn meal, onions, potatoes, and an assortment of garden produce.
Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  Gratiot House Farm Flowers will return soon 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 won't be at market for the next 2 Saturdays but will be returning with my newest fragrance, Grapefruit and all my other scents on the 8th of September. Have a great Labor Day!  Clare Heberlein, laceyslathers@yahoo.com

Magic Light Photography

I will not be at market this week 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. See you next week! Thanks, Mike.
Marr's Valley View Farms
New Product Alert!  Yes - BLT season is still in full swing and we're crankin' up the "got to have it" a notch this week with our newest product - MAPLE BACON!  But we're not stopping there.  We've paired up with Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters of Watertown who rolled out for the Wisconsin State Fair their Blue Ribbon Flavor - non other than - MAPLE BACON coffee!  Purchase Maple Bacon from Marr's Valley View Farms and receive a free packet of Maple Bacon Berres Brothers Coffee with our compliments.  Marr's Valley View Farms offers a wide variety of high quality, flavorful, Pork and Black Angus Beef products available for your eating enjoyment. When you dine on Marr's Valley View Farms meats, rest assured you are eating naturally lean meats - fresh beef and pork products direct from a local farm to you. The only stop in-between is a State inspected processing facility.  If you need a large quantity send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Thursday evening and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the market. See you Saturday! Doral-Lois-Mike
Matchbook Magnets
I will be back again soon with handcrafted magnets made using images from my Dad’s vintage matchbook collection.  Stop back and check out some of my new additions!  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  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 market this week.  If there is a specific item you are looking for.  Please let us know.
Shooting Star Farm
The cooler temps over the last week have been wonderful, but they have slowed the ripening of our tomatoes. We will definitely have some nice red tomatoes and paste tomatoes. The heirlooms and cherry tomatoes will be in shorter supply. Other items for this week: lemon cucumbers (looks like a lemon, taste like an old-fashioned juicy cuke), green beans, Japanese and Italian eggplant, green bell peppers, red and orange sweet peppers, zucchini (several shapes, colors, and sizes), Italian bottle onions, sweet onions (all small this year but yummy), baby romaine lettuce, green bibb and red bibb lettuce (beautiful), salad mix, baby arugula (probably), basil, Swiss chard, kale (curly or lacinato), beets, and possibly some spinach. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Turtle Hill Wilds
Hello!  Turtle Hill Wilds will not be at market this Sat., but look for us over the Labor Day weekend!
Other vendors included in the market:
Papa Bob's delicious homemade breads will be at market this week!

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

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Week 16 - August 18th


Hello MP Market Goers!

Congratulations Jude Clayton, winner of last week's market basket giveaway!  Lucky Jude will be picking up a basket full of wonderful items from the vendors.  Thanks so much to all for your support of the Mineral Point Market!
Whew, what a nice rain last night.  We got 1.5 inches and our beautiful but very tall sorghum is still standing at about 10 feet, it sure is amazing how strong their stems are and how much wind they can withstand!
The weather looks as though it will only get better for the weekend.  Which if anyone remembers is garage sale weekend in Mineral Point.  But before heading out to the sales be sure to stock up your fridge with food from market for the week.  With the rain, produce will be extra juicy and delicious!  I know that I have yet to get my fill of BLTs this season and even though we grow the sweet corn I am still loving it on our table just about every evening (even last night I threw some of our freezer corn into chicken wild rice soup, yummy).  Don't forget that much of the delicious produce you see at market can be preserved for use all winter long, I for one have to restock our sweet corn, pepper, and tomato supply.  So come on out to market and enjoy in the bounty year round!

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 soon with our 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
Bures Berry Patch will be at market this week, however our friend Farmer Mike will be standing in for Kathy and Ed while they take a weekend off with the kids.  Be sure to grab some of our delicious sweet corn and potatoes.  After this week we will have a bit of a gap before our next planting of sweet corn ripens.  If you can't make it to market we are open at the Patch daily from 9am to 7pm.  Stop on out to pick up some delicious corn and potatoes.  Now is the time to get some corn in the freezer, check out our favorite way to put corn up for winter.   In addition, we have garlic, 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 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
We 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 be back 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.  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, potatoes, and an assortment of garden produce.
Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  Gratiot House Farm Flowers will return soon 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
I will be at market this Saturday! I will have an all new soap scent at market, Grapefruit!!!! Stop by and smell!  See you Saturday! Clare Heberlein www.facebook.com/laceyslathers
Magic Light Photography
I will not be at market this week 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. See you next week! Thanks, Mike.
Marr's Valley View Farms
It's BLT time - don't miss out on this seasonal treat - it won't be long and it will be gone for another year!  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. 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’m excited to be back at the market this Saturday with handcrafted magnets made using images from my Dad’s vintage matchbook collection.  Stop by and check out some of my new additions!  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
P & M Gardens, LLC will be at market this week.  If there is a specific item you are looking for.  Please let us know.
Shooting Star Farm
Oh glorious cool weather. Fall crops are growing! Items for this week: lemon cucumbers (look like a lemon, taste like an old-fashioned juicy cuke), Big Beef red tomatoes from our fields, paste tomatoes (great for sauce/salsa), heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes (mostly red), green beans, Japanese and Italian eggplant, green bell peppers, red sweet peppers, zucchini (several shapes, colors, and sizes), Italian bottle onions, sweet onions (all small this year but yummy), baby romaine lettuce, a few larger heads of lettuce, salad mix, basil, Swiss chard, and kale (curly or lacinato). See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Turtle Hill Wilds
Hello!  Turtle Hill Wilds will be at market this Sat. with our raw wildflower honey and a selection of creamed honey and jams and jellies.  We also will have on hand dried shitakes and burgundy wine cap mushrooms, thanks to the rain!
Other vendors included in the market:
Papa Bob's delicious homemade breads will be at market this week!

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

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Week 15 - August 11th


Hello MP Market Goers!


Things are shaping up to be an absolutely gorgeous weekend!  There is so much going on this weekend that it is hard to know where to begin.  First off, I want to let everyone know that the Dairyland Dare Bike Race is coming through Mineral Point on Saturday morning.  Parking for the market will be limited to the east side of Church Street, the east side of High St and Madison Street.  Come on out to market and support the racers as they ride up High St.  They are anticipated to be by the park between 7:30 and 10 am, Farmer Rink will be one of the many racers.  Second off, it is market basket giveaway at the market this week, be sure to sign up to win a basket full of goodies from your market vendors.  Third, we welcome once again WGLR to the Mineral Point Market where they will be doing a live broadcast from 7:30 to 9:30!  So come on out to market; enjoy a race, some nice music from Just the Two of Us, win a basket of goodies, and head home with dinner for the week!


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 back 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 not be at market Saturday!  We are open at the Patch daily from 9am to 7pm.  Stop on out to pick up some delicious corn and potatoes.  Now is the time to get some corn in the freezer, check out our favorite way to put corn up for winter.  We also still have a healthy supply of potatoes.  Fingerling and blue fleshed, baby red and yukon gold potatoes.  In addition, we have garlic, 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 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. See you next Saturday with a fresh assortment of bling things to compliment any occasion!
Evelyn's Gardens
We 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 be back 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.  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, potatoes, and an assortment of garden produce.
Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  Gratiot House Farm Flowers will return soon 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 this week with their wonderful bluegrass and old time style music for all to enjoy!
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I will be at market this Saturday! I will have an all new soap scent at market, Grapefruit!!!! Stop by and smell!  See you Saturday! Clare Heberlein www.facebook.com/laceyslathers
Magic Light Photography
I will not be at market this week 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. See you next week! Thanks, Mike.
Marr's Valley View Farms
It's BLT time - don't miss out on this seasonal treat - it won't be long and it will be gone for another year!  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. 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, but will return on August 18th.  My magnets are made with images from matchbooks my Dad collected during the golden age of matchbook advertising – the 1940s thru early 1960s.  They will brighten your kitchen, office or workshop and are a unique and personal gift for any occasion.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you August 18th!  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 market this week.  If there is a specific item you are looking for.  Please let us know.
Shooting Star Farm
Come up to Water Tower Park this weekend and cheer on the Dairyland Dare Bikers, including Rink! He’ll be riding the 100K and should pass by the farmers’ market fairly early. Be aware that parking on the west side of Church and High Streets will be blocked off, but there’s plenty of parking on the east side (heading downhill from Water Tower Park), and of course right in front of the Park. Items for this week: red tomatoes from our fields, paste tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sungold, red, and black cherry tomatoes, green beans (gorgeous!), Japanese and Italian eggplant, green bell peppers, red sweet peppers, zucchini (several shapes, colors, and sizes), Italian bottle onions, sweet onions (all small this year but yummy), baby romaine lettuce, a few larger heads of lettuce, possibly some salad mix, beets, basil, Swiss chard, curly kale, and that’s about it. Loving this cooler weather! Just planted the first radishes for the fall which will be ready in early September! See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Turtle Hill Wilds
Turtle Hill Wilds will not be at market this Saturday.  Look for us Saturday, August 18 with this years honey harvest and other treats from the hive.

Other vendors included in the market:
Papa Bob's delicious homemade breads will not be at market this week!

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

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Week 14 - August 4th



Hello MP Market Goers!


It sure was nice to have a normal summer week this past week!  Hopefully there are a few more of those in store for us.  We are half way through our market season.  However, winter will be here soon enough so be sure to put away some of the delicious products from market to enjoy throughout the winter.  Ask us about freezing or canning if you are interested in putting some away for winter, we might have a trick or two up our sleeves.
Market will be full this week with several vendors returning from a couple weeks off, so be sure to check them out and stock back up!
Mineral Point is such a happening town and I am so grateful to be apart of it!  One can go to Alley Stage Friday night for a concert, market Saturday morning for all your meals throughout the week, Iowa Sister Folk Duo is playing at Windy Ridge Saturday afternoon, and then there is Gallery Night in Mineral Point Saturday evening!  What a lineup!  Have a great weekend everyone! 



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 back 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 back again this weekend with more delicious sweet corn!  Now is the time to get some in the freezer, check out our favorite way to put corn up for winter.  We 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
We 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 be back 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.  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, potatoes, and an assortment of garden produce.
Gratiot House Farm Flowers
Hello all!  Gratiot House Farm Flowers will return soon 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 will be back at market this week 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 BLT time - don't miss out on this seasonal treat - it won't be long and it will be gone for another year!  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. 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, but will return on August 18th.  My magnets are made with images from matchbooks my Dad collected during the golden age of matchbook advertising – the 1940s thru early 1960s.  They will brighten your kitchen, office or workshop and are a unique and personal gift for any occasion.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you August 18th!  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
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
For this Saturday: Eggplant! We have traditional purple Italian eggplant, a wonderful lavender variety, and an elongated Japanese variety. All can be used interchangeably. Do you need to salt eggplant prior to cooking? It depends how you cook it. Salting removes a lot of the moisture so your eggplant won’t absorb as much oil, but it isn’t necessary. Baked or fried dishes like eggplant parmesan benefit from salting to eliminate soggy slices. If you grill or steam, don’t bother to salt. We’ll have recipes and cooking tips. What goes with eggplant? Basil, onions, garlic, zucchini, and tomatoes – all of which are in good supply.  Also look for green beans (lots this week), beets, Swiss chard, curly kale, cherry tomatoes, and possibly some cucumbers (still waiting on that second planting!) Fresh shelling beans will be available for just a few weeks. You need to shuck these beans and simmer gently for about 25 minutes prior to eating. Delicious with a nice, garlicky vinaigrette and fresh tomatoes, or good olive oil and salt. Finally, we should have some small heads of lettuce and possibly salad mix. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Turtle Hill Wilds
Turtle Hill Wilds will be at market this Saturday with this summer's honey and a selection of creamed honeys flavored with wild fruit.  We are excited to share our mid summer harvest with you!  Just made bramble berry jelly, prickly pear jelly, and a variety of jams will also be on our table.  See you Saturday.
Other vendors included in the market:
Papa Bob's delicious homemade breads will be at market this week!


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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