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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Week 18 - August 31st

Hello MP Market Goers!

What a rare market we have in Mineral Point!  Not many small town markets boast the selection of products that this market has; in addition to the wonderful food available at market we have many artists that come each week to sell their handmade creations.  Mike from Magic Light Photography is always on the prowl to get a new great shot of a beautiful animal in the wild for a card or a picture to hang in your house.  Diane from DDP Beads works to design and craft new, beautiful, and sparkly jewelry for you to wear out and about.  And Jan Johnson is in her studio painting wonderful watercolor pictures for a new shirt, a trivet, or a necklace.  And that's just to name a few of our artistic vendors.
At the Mineral Point Market you get so much more than just food.  You get works of art both from the field and from the galleries and studios!


Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  pears, alpaca fleece and products, eggs, green beans, beets, brats, burgers, chicken, basil, carrots, kohlrabi, potatoes, watercolor creations, garden plants, honey, maple syrup, jams (lots of varieties), swiss chard, kale, wildlife pictures and cards, summer squash, zucchini, raspberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, egg plant, scallions, garlic, breakfast treats, lettuce (many kinds), cabbage, mini onions, beaded jewelry, artisan breads, sweet corn, and much more!  Come and check it all out!

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!


Alpacas of Prairie Station
Prairie Station will be at the market with baby socks and hats, our new drawstring style felted purses made from handspun yarn, and spindles so you may try to spin yarn yourself!  Let the creativity flow!
Bures Berry Patch
Farmer Ed will have lots of SWEET CORN; our Obsession sweet corn really is something to obsess about!  Time to think about getting some in the freezer.  Ask Farmer Ed for his recipe.  We also have red raspberries, and our delicious selection of potatoes (including red, Yukon gold, fingerling, and blue fleshed).  As usual we will have pure maple syrup, local honey, and dilly beans to grace our table of plenty.  We hope that you will join us this year in eating fresh from the Patch.  Now in the patch we have our farm fresh eggs, sweet corn, potatoes, frozen strawberry rhubarb pie, pure maple syrup, local honey, and dilly beans available.   Please check our website for hours and availability. Like us on Facebook or signup for our e-newsletter to get the latest shovel on what’s happening in the Patch!  Hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon!
Carey's Greenhouse
I will be attending the farmer's market this Saturday. See you Saturday with my full compliment of plants.  Del Carey
Chestnut Hill Studio
Weather permitting I will be there with new art, prints, cards, jewelry and tiles.
DDP Beads
I will be at market this Saturday with many new, original design pieces!  The Saturday morning sunshine is my business partner as it generates radiant facets which captures the attention of many a passerby.  Chatting with new customers and familiar acquaintances is always a pleasure as they gaze at the unique handcrafted  sparkling creations.  Custom pieces and minor repair services are also available.  Although I participate in a number of craft fairs throughout the year, the Market continues as a favorite as it's a local gathering place with many return customers.  See you Saturday!
Evelyn's Gardens
We have had a great season at the Mineral Point Market.  Thank you to all our customers.  Our perennials are sold out.  Looking forward and making plans for next season.  Evelyn’s Gardens and Gift Shop, 1669 County Road K, Hollandale, Wi 53544   Tel: 608-967-2261  Check us out on http://evelynsgardensandgiftshop.com/
Fabric Fun and Then Some
I started "Fabric Fun and Then Some" last 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.  Stop by for a visit! Nancy Harker
Farmer's Daughter's Kitchen
We will be here this week with more pies, cookies, dessert bars, tarts, a few gluten free goodies and plenty of treats!  Please call us with orders or questions! Call Becky at 608-293-4660.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week we will be bring our farm fresh eggs, pickled eggs, green beans, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, beets, and sweet corn.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I will NOT be at the market this weekend.  Need to get ready for the IOWA COUNTY FAIR.  Be back next week with my line of frozen chicken, several varieties of cheeses and a few dozen eggs.  See you Saturday.
Just the Two of Us
Bob and Peg Cullen will be back to perform a fun selection of bluegrass and old time style music.
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I will not be at market this weekend and Baby Heberlein is due September 4!  Feel free to email me any special requests for when I return!  Clare Heberlein laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
I will be at market this week with a large selection of my handmade greeting cards featuring one of my original photographs.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I will also have a selection of bookmarks that make great little gifts.  Along with the cards and bookmarks, I will have a large selection of my limited edition photographic prints.  My prints are all matted, signed and numbered by me and ready to slip into the frame of your choice.  If there is something in particular you are looking for, please ask as I may have something that fits your needs that isn't on display at the market. You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. I look forward to seeing you all this Saturday under the water tower!   Don't forget, when I'm not at the market, my cards, bookmarks and a small selection of framed prints are available at The Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
There is a possibility that we will not make Market this weekend.  If we are unable to attend, feel free to call 608-987-2097 or 608-574-2899 to order your meat for the weekend.  You can also order the majority of our beef and pork cuts on Green Square Saturday and Sunday.  
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to servicing your future needs with our full line of Pork and Black Angus Beef products.
Mike & Lois 
Matchbook Magnets
Thanks to everyone who stopped by Week 14 and checked out my latest magnets.  I will be back at the market in late August with more new magnets.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in again soon!  Cindy
Mission Abolition
Mission Abolition will be back in September.  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.
Papa Bob's
We will be at market this week with more breads, some gluten free. We will have muffins and coffee and some frozen soup.  Cheese cakes if I get them done and Biscotti too.  See you Saturday!  Papa Bob
Shooting Star Farm
Looks to be beautiful again this weekend for Saturday's Market. Harvest season is definitely here! We'll have loads of vegetables to choose from this week including carrots, green beans, 3 varieties of eggplant, green peppers, summer squash and zucchini, beets, red tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, 4 kinds of cherry tomatoes, 3 types of onions, garlic, basil, lettuce heads, salad mix, Swiss chard, a new crop of kale, green beans, and tomatillos.  See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Starlily Degisn
I am STARLILY  Design. I create Cuddly baby Quilties. Sewn from Flannel and backed with Fleece, I call them Quilties because they are smaller for babies and toddlers. They're colorful, soft and comforting. They are also wonderful lap blankets for older people because they're not heavy or unwieldy, they are bright, warm and cozy. Machine wash and dry, easy care. I also make Pot Holders, from bright cheerful cotton fabrics. The larger size is for bigger pans and the smaller ones work well for casserole dishes or for Coasters under your coffee cup. They are lined with a thermal batting for heat resistance. All are machine wash and dry. I've been sewing since childhood, I love color and texture, creating something useful and fun is important to me. I hope to see you at the Market in June!  Alice Raymer
The Summer Kitchen
The Summer Kitchen will be at the market Saturday.  My employee Mel Margis  will be selling jams and jellies. The Summer Kitchen has been selling jams over 40 years and doing it the old fashion way in small batches 10-12 jars at a time using fruit from the farm. I will have over 12 varieties.
Tippy Top Orchard
I will be back at the market this week with more of my delicious pears!  Hope to see you all there!

Other vendors included in the market:
Head 2 Toe 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 22, 2013

Week 17 - August 24th

Hello MP Market Goers!

Wow, it is a rain day on the farm!  We haven't had a day like this since I do not know when.  Feels so good!  This is when farmers get a chance to catch up on all those things they put off when the weather is nice (book work, equipment maintenance, etc.).  Fun stuff right?  I love the chance to finally minimize some of the piles that have been sitting on the desk for way too long.

Beyond the office and shop work though the crops really appreciate this rain.  Both Shooting Star and Bures Berry Patch have had their water systems going for the last several weeks but not all of us have this ability so mother nature is needed.  This rain will help plump up the sweet corn, grow the squash, fatten up the pears, apples, tomatoes and peppers.  In addition, it will grown the hay that will be fed to our livestock.  All of which will make a delicious addition to your table.


Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  pears, alpaca fleece and products, eggs, green beans, beets, brats, burgers, chicken, basil, carrots, kohlrabi, potatoes, watercolor paintings, garden plants, honey, maple syrup, jams (lots of varieties), swiss chard, kale, summer squash, zucchini, raspberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, egg plant, scallions, fresh garlic, breakfast treats, lettuce (many kinds), cabbage, mini onions, spinach, sweet corn, and much more!  Come and check it all out!

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!


Alpacas of Prairie Station
Prairie Station will be at the market with baby socks and hats, our new drawstring style felted purses made from handspun yarn, and spindles so you may try to spin yarn yourself!  Let the creativity flow!
Bures Berry Patch
Farmer Ed is back and Bures Berry Patch will have lots of SWEET CORN!  Time to think about getting some in the freezer.  There are many recipes out there on freezing corn but our favorite is Scrumptious Sweet Corn From the Freezer.  We also have red raspberries, and our delicious selection of potatoes (including red, Yukon gold, fingerling, and blue fleshed).  As usual we will have pure maple syrup, local honey, and dilly beans to grace our table of plenty.  We hope that you will join us this year in eating fresh from the Patch.  Now in the patch we have our farm fresh eggs, sweet corn, potatoes, frozen strawberry rhubarb pie, pure maple syrup, local honey, and dilly beans available.   Please check our website for hours and availability.   Like us on Facebook or signup for our e-newsletter to get the latest shovel on what’s happening in the Patch!  Hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon!
Carey's Greenhouse
I will be attending the farmer's market this Saturday. See you Saturday with my full compliment of plants.  Del Carey
Chestnut Hill Studio
Weather permitting I will be there with new art, prints, cards, jewelry and tiles.
DDP Beads
I will Not be at market this Saturday.  Be back on the 31st with many new, original design pieces!  The Saturday morning sunshine is my business partner as it generates radiant facets which captures the attention of many a passerby.  Chatting with new customers and familiar acquaintances is always a pleasure as they gaze at the unique handcrafted  sparkling creations.  Custom pieces and minor repair services are also available.  Although I participate in a number of craft fairs throughout the year, the Market continues as a favorite as it's a local gathering place with many return customers.  See you then!
Evelyn's Gardens
We have had a great season at the Mineral Point Market.  Thank you to all our customers.  Our perennials are sold out.  Looking forward and making plans for next season.  Evelyn’s Gardens and Gift Shop will be closed until Friday August 23. We are working on A Super SALE in both buildings. All items in the Posy House will be $1.00 or less. Sale dates are FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 23 THRU AUGUST 25 TH. We will have Antiques, Vintage, New, slightly used, very used and more. This will be one HUGE sale.  Please let your friends know.  Evelyn’s Gardens and Gift Shop, 1669 County Road K, Hollandale, Wi 53544   Tel: 608-967-2261  Check us out on http://evelynsgardensandgiftshop.com/
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.  Stop by for a visit! Nancy Harker
Farmer's Daughter's Kitchen
We will be here this week with more pies, cookies, dessert bars, tarts, a few gluten free goodies and plenty of treats!  Please call us with orders or questions! Call Becky at 608-293-4660.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week we will be bring with us our farm fresh eggs, pickled eggs, beets, carrots, cabbage, green beans, potatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and sweet corn.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I will be at the market this weekend with my line of frozen chicken, several varieties of cheeses and a few dozen eggs.  See you Saturday.
Just the Two of Us
Bob and Peg Cullen will be back to perform a fun selection of bluegrass and old time style music.
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I will not be at market this weekend and Baby Heberlein is due September 4 so hopefully I will be back at market next weekend but one never knows!  Feel free to email me any special requests!  Clare Heberlein laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
I will be at market this week with a large selection of my handmade greeting cards featuring one of my original photographs.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I will also have a selection of bookmarks that make great little gifts.  Along with the cards and bookmarks, I will have a large selection of my limited edition photographic prints.  My prints are all matted, signed and numbered by me and ready to slip into the frame of your choice.  If there is something in particular you are looking for, please ask as I may have something that fits your needs that isn't on display at the market. You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. I look forward to seeing you all this Saturday under the water tower!   Don't forget, when I'm not at the market, my cards, bookmarks and a small selection of framed prints are available at The Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  See you next Saturday! 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, and more, can be purchased at the Mineral Point Market this Saturday.  We're a bit biased of course, but the most important BLT ingredient has to be BACON from Marr's Valley View Farms!
Also select from a wide variety of steaks, brats, hot dogs and burgers for your grill. We encourage you to pre-order or come to the Market early for 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.
A reminder that we are offering pick-up of our Farm Connection Meat CSA at Market this year again - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join. We are looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning under the WaterTower. Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to servicing your needs with our full line of Pork and Black Angus Beef products.
Matchbook Magnets
Thanks to everyone who stopped by Week 14 and checked out my latest magnets.  I will be back at the market in late August with more new magnets.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in again soon!  Cindy
Mission Abolition
Mission Abolition will be back August 24th.  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.
Papa Bob's
We will be at market this week with more breads, some gluten free. We will have muffins and coffee and some frozen soup.  Cheese cakes if I get them done and Biscotti too.  See you Saturday!  Papa Bob
Pasta With a Purpose - back by popular demand!
We are selling handmade whole wheat pasta to raise funds for a fresh water well-drilling mission trip to El Salvador this fall. If you love great pasta and want to help support the growing need for clean water world-wide, come on down and buy some fettuccine  or spaghetti!
Shooting Star Farm
Looks to be beautiful again this weekend for Saturday's Market. Harvest season is definitely here! We'll have loads of vegetables to choose from this week including carrots, green beans, 3 varieties of eggplant, green peppers, summer squash and zucchini, beets, red tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, 4 kinds of cherry tomatoes, 3 types of onions, garlic, basil, lettuce heads, salad mix, Swiss chard, a new crop of kale, green beans, and tomatillos.  See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Starlily Degisn
I am STARLILY  Design. I create Cuddly baby Quilties. Sewn from Flannel and backed with Fleece, I call them Quilties because they are smaller for babies and toddlers. They're colorful, soft and comforting. They are also wonderful lap blankets for older people because they're not heavy or unwieldy, they are bright, warm and cozy. Machine wash and dry, easy care. I also make Pot Holders, from bright cheerful cotton fabrics. The larger size is for bigger pans and the smaller ones work well for casserole dishes or for Coasters under your coffee cup. They are lined with a thermal batting for heat resistance. All are machine wash and dry. I've been sewing since childhood, I love color and texture, creating something useful and fun is important to me. I hope to see you at the Market in June!  Alice Raymer
The Summer Kitchen
The Summer Kitchen will be at the market Saturday.  My employee Mel Margis  will be selling jams and jellies. The Summer Kitchen has been selling jams over 40 years and doing it the old fashion way in small batches 10-12 jars at a time using fruit from the farm. I will have over 12 varieties.
Tippy Top Orchard
I will be back at the market this week with my first picking of pears!  Hope to see you all there!

Other vendors included in the market:
Head 2 Toe 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 15, 2013

Week 16 - August 17th

Hello MP Market Goers!


Congratulations goes to Pam Koch, winner of last weeks market basket drawing!

Though it is not really feeling like the dog days of summer, we do have the products that are normally associated with the end of summer heat.  Products like bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers.  It is all so good this time of year!

So while you are out shopping those city wide garage sales, don't forget to stop up at market for all your needs.


Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  pears, alpaca fleece and products, eggs, green beans, brats, burgers, chicken, basil, carrots, kohlrabi, potatoes, watercolor paintings, garden plants, honey, maple syrup, jams (lots of varieties), swiss chard, kale, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, egg plant, scallions, fresh garlic, breakfast treats, lettuce (many kinds), cabbage, mini onions, spinach, sweet corn, and much more!  Come and check it all out!

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!


Alpacas of Prairie Station
Prairie Station will be at the market with baby socks and hats, our new drawstring style felted purses made from handspun yarn, and spindles so you may try to spin yarn yourself!  Let the creativity flow!
Bures Berry Patch
We've got so much sweet corn and potatoes that we will be at the Dane County Farmers' Market this weekend, won't you join us?  Unfortunately, we were unable to get help to do 2 locations so we will NOT be at the Mineral Point Market this week.  Sad, I know.  Good news though, we are just a short drive from Mineral Point and the Patch is open daily from 9am-7pm!  Stop on out for some delicious sweet corn, potatoes, green beans, eggs, honey, maple syrup, and dilly beans.  Be back next week!  Like us on Facebook or signup for our e-newsletter to get the latest shovel on what’s happening in the Patch!  Hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon!
Carey's Greenhouse
I will not be attending the farmer's market this Saturday. See you next week when I will have my full compliment of plants.  Del Carey
Chestnut Hill Studio
Weather permitting I will be there with new art, prints, cards, jewelry and tiles.
DDP Beads
I will Not be at market this Saturday.  Be back on the 24th with many new, original design pieces!  The Saturday morning sunshine is my business partner as it generates radiant facets which captures the attention of many a passerby.  Chatting with new customers and familiar acquaintances is always a pleasure as they gaze at the unique handcrafted  sparkling creations.  Custom pieces and minor repair services are also available.  Although I participate in a number of craft fairs throughout the year, the Market continues as a favorite as it's a local gathering place with many return customers.  See you then!
Evelyn's Gardens
We have had a great season at the Mineral Point Market.  Thank you to all our customers.  Our perennials are sold out.  Looking forward and making plans for next season.  Evelyn’s Gardens and Gift Shop will be closed until Friday August 23. We are working on A Super SALE in both buildings. All items in the Posy House will be $1.00 or less. Sale dates are FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 23 THRU AUGUST 25 TH. We will have Antiques, Vintage, New, slightly used, very used and more. This will be one HUGE sale.  Please let your friends know.  Evelyn’s Gardens and Gift Shop, 1669 County Road K, Hollandale, Wi 53544   Tel: 608-967-2261  Check us out on http://evelynsgardensandgiftshop.com/
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.  Stop by for a visit! Nancy Harker
Farmer's Daughter's Kitchen
We will be here this week with more pies, cookies, dessert bars, tarts, a few gluten free goodies and plenty of treats!  Please call us with orders or questions! Call Becky at 608-293-4660.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week we will be bring with us our farm fresh eggs, pickled eggs, beets, carrots, cabbage, green beans, potatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, and sweet corn.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I will be at the market this weekend with my line of frozen chicken, several varieties of cheeses and a few dozen eggs.  See you Saturday.
Just the Two of Us
Bob and Peg Cullen will be back soon to perform a fun selection of bluegrass and old time style music.
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Stop by the market on Saturday and stock up on your soap and lotion needs! Baby Heberlein is due September 4 so this may be my last market for a while!  Feel free to email me any special requests for Saturday, and yes I will bring Coffee Soap!  See you Saturday, Clare Heberlein laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
I will be at market this week with a large selection of my handmade greeting cards featuring one of my original photographs.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I will also have a selection of bookmarks that make great little gifts.  Along with the cards and bookmarks, I will have a large selection of my limited edition photographic prints.  My prints are all matted, signed and numbered by me and ready to slip into the frame of your choice.  If there is something in particular you are looking for, please ask as I may have something that fits your needs that isn't on display at the market. You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. I look forward to seeing you all this Saturday under the water tower!   Don't forget, when I'm not at the market, my cards, bookmarks and a small selection of framed prints are available at The Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  See you next Saturday! 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, and more, can be purchased at the Mineral Point Market this Saturday. 
We're a bit biased of course, but the most important BLT ingredient has to be BACON from Marr's Valley View Farms!  We have our Smoked Cured, Smoked Uncured, Maple and Pepper varieties to choose from.  Also select from a wide variety of steaks, brats, hot dogs and burgers for your grill.  We encourage you to pre-order or come to the Market early for 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. 
A reminder that we are offering pick-up of our Farm Connection Meat CSA at Market this year again - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning under the WaterTower.  Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to servicing your needs with our full line of Pork and Black Angus Beef products. 
Matchbook Magnets
Thanks to everyone who stopped by Week 14 and checked out my latest magnets.  I will be back at the market in late August with more new magnets.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in again soon!  Cindy
Mission Abolition
Mission Abolition will be back August 24th.  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.
Papa Bob's
We will NOT be at market this week, he will be catering a wedding.  Be back next week with more breads, some gluten free. We will have muffins and coffee and some frozen soup.  Cheese cakes if I get them done and Biscotti too.  See you next Saturday!  Papa Bob
Shooting Star Farm
Dry is the word around here. We'd rather it be 70's and dry than 90's and dry like last year! The irrigation is running every day and crops look great. This week's selection will be much like last week's: carrots, green beans, 3 varieties of eggplant, green peppers, summer squash and zucchini, red tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, 4 kinds of cherry tomatoes, 3 types of onions, garlic, basil, lettuce heads, salad mix, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, and tomatillos. We'll bring along a recipe for super easy tomatillo salsa. And in case you're wondering, Rink finished the 200k route of the Dairyland Dare last weekend! See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Starlily Degisn
I am STARLILY  Design. I create Cuddly baby Quilties. Sewn from Flannel and backed with Fleece, I call them Quilties because they are smaller for babies and toddlers. They're colorful, soft and comforting. They are also wonderful lap blankets for older people because they're not heavy or unwieldy, they are bright, warm and cozy. Machine wash and dry, easy care. I also make Pot Holders, from bright cheerful cotton fabrics. The larger size is for bigger pans and the smaller ones work well for casserole dishes or for Coasters under your coffee cup. They are lined with a thermal batting for heat resistance. All are machine wash and dry. I've been sewing since childhood, I love color and texture, creating something useful and fun is important to me. I hope to see you at the Market in June!  Alice Raymer
The Summer Kitchen
The Summer Kitchen will be at the market Saturday.  My employee Mel Margis  will be selling jams and jellies. The Summer Kitchen has been selling jams over 40 years and doing it the old fashion way in small batches 10-12 jars at a time using fruit from the farm. I will have over 12 varieties.
Tippy Top Orchard
I will be back at the market this week with my first picking of pears!  Hope to see you all there!

Other vendors included in the market:
Head 2 Toe 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.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Week 15 - August 10th

Hello MP Market Goers!


Did you know it is National Farmers' Market Week?  And did you know that there are 8,144 markets listed on the USDA's list of farmers' markets?  Pretty cool!  What better way to celebrate than with a Market Basket Drawing!  Be sure to sign up for your chance to win a basket full of market goodies direct from the vendors of the Mineral Point Market; it is our way of saying thanks for supporting your local vendors at the Mineral Point Market!

It is a big weekend in Mineral Point!  Come on out Saturday morning to market and watch as cyclists compete in the Dairyland Dare, in the event bikers will ride anywhere from 50k to 300k in and around Mineral Point!  20% of the entry fees for this event go back to the volunteer groups in the area that help run the event, pretty cool if you ask me!
Also going on this weekend in Mineral Point is the High School Rodeo at the fairgrounds. If you haven't been before it is quite a display of horsemanship!

At market this week we continue to have some great offerings.  For one, MooGrass will be performing; their music is sure to brighten your day!  In addition, pears may once again be on the scene as well as sweet corn and tomatoes.  BLT's and sweet corn?  Sounds like lunch to me!  Hope to see you all there!


Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  pears, alpaca fleece and products, eggs, green beans, brats, burgers, beets, chicken, broccoli, carrots, kohlrabi, potatoes, watercolor paintings, garden plants, honey, maple syrup, jams (lots of varieties), swiss chard, kale, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, egg plant, scallions, fresh garlic, breakfast treats, lettuce (many kinds), cabbage, mini onions, spinach, raspberries, artisan breads, sweet corn, and much more!  Come and check it all out!

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!


Alpacas of Prairie Station
Prairie Station will be at the market with baby socks and hats, our new drawstring style felted purses made from handspun yarn, and spindles so you may try to spin yarn yourself!  Let the creativity flow!
Bures Berry Patch
This week Farmer Mike will be taking over the stand for us as we take a much needed vacation with the kids.  Bures Berry Patch will have lots of SWEET CORN!  Time to think about getting some in the freezer.  There are many recipes out there on freezing corn but our favorite is Scrumptious Sweet Corn From the Freezer.  Farmer Mike will also have red raspberries, green beans, and our delicious selection of potatoes (including red, Yukon gold, fingerling, and blue fleshed).  As usual we will have pure maple syrup, local honey, and dilly beans to grace our table of plenty.  We hope that you will join us this year in eating fresh from the Patch.  Now in the patch we have our farm fresh eggs, sweet corn, green beans, potatoes, frozen strawberry rhubarb pie, pure maple syrup, local honey, and dilly beans available.   Please check our website for hours and availability.   Like us on Facebook or signup for our e-newsletter to get the latest shovel on what’s happening in the Patch!  Hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon!
Carey's Greenhouse
I will be attending the farmer's market this Saturday. I should have my full compliment of plants.  Del Carey
Chestnut Hill Studio
Weather permitting I will be there with new art, prints, cards, jewelry and tiles.
DDP Beads
I will Not be at market this Saturday.  Be back on the 24th with many new, original design pieces will make their debut throughout the summer!  The Saturday morning sunshine is my business partner as it generates radiant facets which captures the attention of many a passerby.  Chatting with new customers and familiar acquaintances is always a pleasure as they gaze at the unique handcrafted  sparkling creations.  Custom pieces and minor repair services are also available.  Although I participate in a number of craft fairs throughout the year, the Market continues as a favorite as it's a local gathering place with many return customers.  See you then!
Evelyn's Gardens
We have had a great season at the Mineral Point Market.  Thank you to all our customers.  Our perennials are sold out.  Looking forward and making plans for next season.  Evelyn’s Gardens and Gift Shop will be closed until Friday August 23. We are working on A Super SALE in both buildings. All items in the Posy House will be $1.00 or less. Sale dates are FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 23 THRU AUGUST 25 TH. We will have Antiques, Vintage, New, slightly used, very used and more. This will be one HUGE sale.  Please let your friends know.  Evelyn’s Gardens and Gift Shop, 1669 County Road K, Hollandale, Wi 53544   Tel: 608-967-2261  Check us out on http://evelynsgardensandgiftshop.com/
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.  Stop by for a visit! Nancy Harker
Farmer's Daughter's Kitchen
We will be here this week with more pies, cookies, dessert bars, tarts, a few gluten free goodies and plenty of treats!  Please call us with orders or questions! Call Becky at 608-293-4660.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week we will be bring our farm fresh eggs, pickled eggs, beets, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, green beans, kohlarbi, lettuce and raspberries.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I will be at the market this weekend with my line of frozen chicken, several varieties of cheeses and a few dozen eggs.  See you Saturday.
Just the Two of Us
Bob and Peg Cullen will be back this week with their entire band "MooGrass" to cheer on the bikers and get your feet tapping.  They will perform a fun selection of bluegrass and old time style music.
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I will be at market this Saturday stop by and check out the great smelling soaps and lotions, including our newest fragrances; Lemongrass and Patchouli!  See you Saturday! Clare Heberlein laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
I will NOT be at market this week.  Be back next week with a large selection of my handmade greeting cards featuring one of my original photographs.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I will also have a selection of bookmarks that make great little gifts.  Along with the cards and bookmarks, I will have a large selection of my limited edition photographic prints.  My prints are all matted, signed and numbered by me and ready to slip into the frame of your choice.  If there is something in particular you are looking for, please ask as I may have something that fits your needs that isn't on display at the market. You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. I look forward to seeing you all this Saturday under the water tower!   Don't forget, when I'm not at the market, my cards, bookmarks and a small selection of framed prints are available at The Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  See you next Saturday! Thanks, Mike
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, tomatoes from Gough's Gorgeous Gardens; lettuce and tomatoes from Shooting Star Farms. Last, but certainly not least, BACON from Marr's Valley View Farms! We have our Smoked Cured, Smoked Uncured, Maple 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
Thanks to everyone who stopped by Week 14 and checked out my latest magnets.  I will be back at the market in late August with more new magnets.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in again 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.
Papa Bob's
We will be at market this week with new breads, some gluten free. We will have muffins and coffee and some frozen soup.  Cheese cakes if I get them done and Biscotti too.  See you next Saturday!  Papa Bob
Shooting Star Farm
The weather this weekend should be perfect for the Market and for the Dairyland Dare bike event. Come and cheer on Rink as he rides past the park! Jenny and Charlie and our farm crew will be working the stand. We'll have lots of great produce including carrots(finally). Other items include red tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, green beans, green peppers, butter and leaf lettuces, kale, kohlrabi, onions, scallions, garlic, salad mix, baby arugula, summer squash, eggplant, cucumbers, beets, and basil. See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny and Charlie
Starlily Degisn
I am STARLILY  Design. I create Cuddly baby Quilties. Sewn from Flannel and backed with Fleece, I call them Quilties because they are smaller for babies and toddlers. They're colorful, soft and comforting. They are also wonderful lap blankets for older people because they're not heavy or unwieldy, they are bright, warm and cozy. Machine wash and dry, easy care. I also make Pot Holders, from bright cheerful cotton fabrics. The larger size is for bigger pans and the smaller ones work well for casserole dishes or for Coasters under your coffee cup. They are lined with a thermal batting for heat resistance. All are machine wash and dry. I've been sewing since childhood, I love color and texture, creating something useful and fun is important to me. I hope to see you at the Market in June!  Alice Raymer
The Summer Kitchen
The Summer Kitchen will be at the market Saturday.  My employee Mel Margis  will be selling jams and jellies. The Summer Kitchen has been selling jams over 40 years and doing it the old fashion way in small batches 10-12 jars at a time using fruit from the farm. I will have over 12 varieties.
Tippy Top Orchard
I am not sure quite yet, but I do hope to be at the market this week with my first picking of pears!  Hope to see you all there!

Other vendors included in the market:
Head 2 Toe 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 1, 2013

Week 14 - August 3rd

Hello MP Market Goers!


The summer is flying by but, we are just halfway through our market season.  There is so much more to be had from the Mineral Point Market.  We are starting to work our way into the late summer crops though and that means BLTs, corn on the cob, green beans, raspberries, cucumber salad, and lots of other deliciousness.
It also means in Mineral Point this Saturday is another gallery night!  Looking for a reason to walk the town and enjoy this beautiful weather?  Come on out to see all the great artisans, and their ware, of Point.  Great idea for a date night guys (hint, hint).
And next weekend is the big weekend for the Dairyland Dare.  Be sure to come up to market and cheer on the riders!
Dairyland Dare Help Needed!
Set in the bucolic hills of SW Wisconsin the 8th annual Dairyland Dare http://www.dairylanddare.com/ event on August 10th offers a day of challenging climbs, superior support, and scenic splendor for cyclists attending the event from over 20 different U.S. States. The hills in the area are not huge, but by the end of the day riders on the longest distance will have climbed over 20,000 ft - the equivalent of Mt. McKinley. WI Bikes For Good, the charitable arm of the event, donates to all the volunteer groups helping out and will pass the $100,000 donation mark in 2013.
Check out the “Bike the Hills – We Dare You” post at http://highstreetbeat.net/
4 flagging volunteers are needed in Mineral Point on August 10th (donation benefiting the MP Chamber of Commerce ) to direct cyclists and watch for traffic at the 2 big intersections on High Street. Detailed map attached. Vests and flags can be picked up at the MP Chamber of Commerce office.


Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  fresh pasta (a fundraiser for a water well-drilling mission trip to El Salvador), alpaca fleece and products, eggs, green beans, brats, burgers, beets, chicken, broccoli, carrots, kohlrabi, potatoes, watercolor paintings, garden plants, honey, maple syrup, jams (lots of varieties), swiss chard, kale, summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, egg plant, scallions, fresh garlic, breakfast treats, lettuce (many kinds), cabbage, mini onions, spinach, raspberries, sweet corn, and much more!  Come and check it all out!

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!


Alpacas of Prairie Station
Prairie Station will be at the market with baby socks and hats, our new drawstring style felted purses made from handspun yarn, and spindles so you may try to spin yarn yourself!  Let the creativity flow!
Bures Berry Patch
This week Farmer Ed will have red raspberries, green beans, and our delicious selection of potatoes (including red, Yukon gold, fingerling, and blue fleshed).  We also may have more SWEET CORN!  As usual we will have pure maple syrup, local honey, and dilly beans to grace our table of plenty.  We hope that you will join us this year in eating fresh from the Patch.  Now in the patch we have our farm fresh eggs, green beans, potatoes, frozen strawberry rhubarb pie, pure maple syrup, local honey, and dilly beans available, (raspberries are available by order only) please check our website for hours and availability.   Like us on Facebook or signup for our e-newsletter to get the latest shovel on what’s happening in the Patch!  Hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon!
Carey's Greenhouse
I will be attending the farmer's market this Saturday. I should have my full compliment of plants.  Del Carey
Chestnut Hill Studio
Weather permitting I will be there with new art, prints, cards, jewelry and tiles.
DDP Beads
I will be at market this Saturday with many new, original design pieces will make their debut throughout the summer!  The Saturday morning sunshine is my business partner as it generates radiant facets which captures the attention of many a passerby.  Chatting with new customers and familiar acquaintances is always a pleasure as they gaze at the unique handcrafted  sparkling creations.  Custom pieces and minor repair services are also available.  Although I participate in a number of craft fairs throughout the year, the Market continues as a favorite as it's a local gathering place with many return customers.  See you Saturday!
Evelyn's Gardens
We have had a great season at the Mineral Point Market.  Thank you to all our customers.  Our perennials are sold out.  Looking forward and making plans for next season.  Evelyn’s Gardens and Gift Shop will be closed until Friday August 23. We are working on A Super SALE in both buildings. All items in the Posy House will be $1.00 or less. Sale dates are FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY AUGUST 23 THRU AUGUST 25 TH. We will have Antiques, Vintage, New, slightly used, very used and more. This will be one HUGE sale.  Please let your friends know.  Evelyn’s Gardens and Gift Shop, 1669 County Road K, Hollandale, Wi 53544   Tel: 608-967-2261  Check us out on http://evelynsgardensandgiftshop.com/
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.  Stop by for a visit! Nancy Harker
Farmer's Daughter's Kitchen
We will be here this week with more pies, cookies, dessert bars, tarts, a few gluten free goodies and plenty of treats!  Please call us with orders or questions! Call Becky at 608-293-4660.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week we will be bring our farm fresh eggs, pickled eggs, beets, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, green beans, kohlarbi, lettuce and raspberries.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I will be at the market this weekend with my line of frozen chicken, several varieties of cheeses and a few dozen eggs.  See you Saturday.
Just the Two of Us
Bob and Peg Cullen will be back this week with more music to get your feet tapping with our fun selection of bluegrass and old time style music.
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I will be at market this Saturday stop by and check out the great smelling soaps and lotions, including our newest fragrances; Lemongrass and Patchouli!  See you Saturday! Clare Heberlein laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
I will be at market this week.  Once again I will have a large selection of my handmade greeting cards featuring one of my original photographs.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I will also have a selection of bookmarks that make great little gifts.  Along with the cards and bookmarks, I will have a large selection of my limited edition photographic prints.  My prints are all matted, signed and numbered by me and ready to slip into the frame of your choice.  If there is something in particular you are looking for, please ask as I may have something that fits your needs that isn't on display at the market. You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. I look forward to seeing you all this Saturday under the water tower!   Don't forget, when I'm not at the market, my cards, bookmarks and a small selection of framed prints are available at The Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  See you Saturday! Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
We can't quite believe that the month of August has arrived.  Lois's birthday is in August. When we were growing up she hated to see it come because it meant the end of Summer and the beginning of school.  We've been seeing ads for "back to school shopping" and today saw M & M's packaged in fall colors.  Next we'll be seeing Christmas decorations in the stores....where does time go!?!  But never fear we have almost 3 full months of the Mineral Point Market left.
This week we would like to focus on the return of my our grandmother's cooking oil of choice - Open Kettle Rendered Lard.  Pure lard is especially useful for cooking since it produces little smoke when heated and has a distinct taste when combined with other foods. Many chefs and bakers deem lard a superior cooking fat over shortening because of lard's range of applications and taste.  Because of the relatively large fat crystals found in lard, it is extremely effective as a shortening in baking.  Pie crusts made with lard tend to be more flaky than those made with butter. Many cooks use both types of fat in their pastries to combine the shortening properties of lard with the flavor of butter. 
A slice of bread spread with lard was a typical staple in traditional rural cuisine of many countries. I'm not quite sure I'm ready for that - I think I'll stay with Wisconsin Butter on my bread.  Stop by our table on Saturday and pickup your tub of Valley View Farms Lard.    
As usual we'll have our full line of Beef and Pork products for your dining pleasure. 
If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Friday evening and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the market. See you Saturday!  All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms.
Matchbook Magnets
Thanks to everyone who stopped by Week 11 and checked out my latest magnets.  I will be back at the market on August 3 with more new magnets.  Email:  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in August!  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.
Papa Bob's
We will NOT be at market this week with new breads, some gluten free. We will have muffins and coffee and some frozen soup.  Cheese cakes if I get them done and Biscotti too.  See you next Saturday!  Papa Bob
Pasta With a Purpose - debut this week!
We are selling handmade whole wheat pasta to raise funds for a fresh water well-drilling mission trip to El Salvador this fall. If you love great pasta and want to help support the growing need for clean water world-wide, come on down and buy some fettuccine  or spaghetti!
Shooting Star Farm
We've had great weather for working this week. A nice change from 92 degrees. Last week's heat brought on the eggplant. We'll have some on our table this week. Other new items will include red and green scallions, bunched fresh onions, and possibly a few green peppers. Also look for cherry tomatoes, a small amount of heirloom and red tomatoes, loads of beautiful green beans, salad mix, heads of lettuce, beets, kale, swiss chard, summer squash, cucumbers, basil, garlic, and fennel. That should do it. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.
Starlily Degisn
I am STARLILY  Design. I create Cuddly baby Quilties. Sewn from Flannel and backed with Fleece, I call them Quilties because they are smaller for babies and toddlers. They're colorful, soft and comforting. They are also wonderful lap blankets for older people because they're not heavy or unwieldy, they are bright, warm and cozy. Machine wash and dry, easy care. I also make Pot Holders, from bright cheerful cotton fabrics. The larger size is for bigger pans and the smaller ones work well for casserole dishes or for Coasters under your coffee cup. They are lined with a thermal batting for heat resistance. All are machine wash and dry. I've been sewing since childhood, I love color and texture, creating something useful and fun is important to me. I hope to see you at the Market in June!  Alice Raymer
The Summer Kitchen
The Summer Kitchen will be at the market Saturday.  My employee Mel Margis  will be selling jams and jellies. The Summer Kitchen has been selling jams over 40 years and doing it the old fashion way in small batches 10-12 jars at a time using fruit from the farm. I will have over 12 varieties.

Other vendors included in the market:
Head 2 Toe

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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