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Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 30th - Week 5

Hello MP Market Goers!

Doesn't it feel wonderful to be eating fresh from the market once again?  I love knowing that my food is only a couple of days from the field.  If I don't happen to get around to making that salad I had planned on; no big deal because the lettuce keeps so well! Love that!
Doesn't it also feel wonderful to have the sun shining on us once again? We've had a lot of rain lately, which we kinda needed but I wouldn't say we needed 3.5"!  Wow, it got pretty wet here.  Thankfully, we've had a couple days of sun to dry things out a bit.  We especially needed this sun because the strawberries are at full blossom and the bees needed to be out pollinating! We have 4 bumble bee hives here at the Patch and they are so fun to watch because they do twice the work of a honey bee!  They collect nectar like the honey bee but they also harvest pollen and stick it to their little legs (I call it their saddle bags).  By sticking the pollen to their legs they transfer a little bit to every flower they go to. Pretty neat! Go bees go!
We had a great market last week with lots of vendors and lots of friends in attendance and this week will be excellent as well.  We have a new product making its debut at Marr's Valley View Farm booth... It's a drinkable, caffeinated, strawberry yogurt!  Stop by and give it a try! Also, did you get a chance last week to try Gough's Chocolate Green Bean Cake? Wow, delicious! Try it out for yourself, Mary has lots of great items to make baking healthier.
  
Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Asparagus, kale, spinach, red and French breakfast radishes, little gem romaine lettuce, kohlrabi, salad turnips, salad mix, arugula, rhubarb, cilantro, baby bok choy, Swiss chard, napa cabbages, Maple Syrup, Frozen Sweet Corn, Baked Goods, Dilly Beans, Watercolor art, Wildlife Prints, Dehydrated veggies, Corn meal and flour, Baby Food, Alpaca Products, Perennial Plants, BBQ Sauce, Salsa, Jams, and Jellies, drinkable yogurt, and so 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
Sarah Badger will be at the Mineral Point Market if it is not raining.  The rest of us will be down at the Driftless Area Fibre Art Faire at Pendarvis (Sat. & Sun. 10-5).
Boxwood Bakehouse
I am back this week with more of my delicious baked goods.  See you Saturday!
Bures Berry Patch
We are starting to eat our way through the season at Bures Berry Patch and probably have just 2 weeks left of our asparagus season.  Need to get some in the freezer?  This weekend looks to be a great one for heating up the kitchen. We will be at market again this week with our super tender asparagus! In addition we'll have our pure maple syrup, frozen sweet corn, frozen cream of asparagus soup and dilly beans.  Strawberry season is just around the corner and will begin sometime around the 15th of June.  Be sure to check our website for hours and availability. Like us on Facebook or signup for our e-newsletter so that you can be the first to know when strawberry season will begin!  Hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon! Kathy, Ed, Abby, and Ben
Carey's Greenhouse
I'll have hostas, ferns, day lillies, and phlox.
Chestnut Hill Studio
Weather permitting I will be back this Saturday with new art, prints, cards, jewelry and tiles.
Evelyn's Garden and Gifts
Evelyn’s Gardens and Gifts will have 5 of our wagons filled with our perennials.  This following link shows what we have available and will be bringing 3 of each of the listed plants that are listed on this sight.  https://www.pinterest.com/emweier/2015-perennial-list/   We are selling all plants for $2.75 except the hibiscus and roses.  Tom will be selling his yard art also.  Join us at the market or at our shop at 1669 County Road K,  Hollandale, Wi 53544.  Have a great holiday weekend everyone.  Tom and Evelyn Weier
Farmers' Daughters' Kitchen
We will be back at market next week! When we will once again have our delicious baked goods, pies, and cookies.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week Gough Gorgeous Farm Goods will have our farm fresh brown eggs, sweet cornmeal, sweet corn flour. Our dehydrated pumpkin, beets, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, buttercup squash, and sweet corn, and our news product line green bean, carrot, sweet corn, butternut squash and beet baby food.
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will be back this week with everything from our BBQ Sauce to Tomato Basil Soup to Salsa to a variety of jams and jellies.
James' Pine Valley Farm
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday. This week I will have available my usual chicken packages of whole chickens, halves, leg/thigh quarters and breast quarters.  New this year will be packages of wings - great with your favorite barbecue sauce!!  I will also have many varieties of cheese from Hooks Cheese of Mineral Point and Brunkow Cheese of Fayette.  Plan on seeing you this Saturday at the Market. Mary Jean
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
We will NOT be at Market on Saturday.  Be back on June 13th with our regular collection of soaps, lotions, and lipbalms. See you in a couple of Saturdays! laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
I am planning on being back at the market once again with a large selection of my nature and wildlife prints and cards, along with a book featuring almost 80 of my favorite photos.  My photos don't handle moister very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located on High Street.  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things at the market once again this year and hope to see you there as well! See you Saturday! Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
NEW product this week!  We are excited to announce that we will have this revolutionary product for you called Yo-up.  It's a drinkable, caffeinated, strawberry yogurt. We are  partnering with the Thuli Family Creamery, Darlington, to bring you this nutritional Wisconsin dairy product that will also jump start your morning while you shop or catch up with friends. We will have a limited quantity at Market this weekend so shop early and give it a try!
The first holiday weekend of the season is behind us and hopefully now we, and the weather, can settle into a bit of a summer routine. The popular items of choice last week were again steaks, ground beef bulk and patties, bratwurst and bacon!  The tride and true staples of holiday weekends. This week, Marr's Valley View Farms will have our full line of tender, flavorful Black Angus Beef products and pork products at Market - our full selection is in stock for you to choose for grilling that quick after work evening meal. If you need a large quantity or just want to pre-order for pick-up at market, e-mail your order to federman@charter.net by 5:00 p.m. on Friday night or call 608-574-2899.  We are again offering pick-up of our Meat CSA at market this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join.  We encourage you to come early for best selection.  Thank you for your continued support of both our farm and the Mineral Point Market.  See you soon under the Water Tower!  All of us at Marr's Valley View Farm, Mineral Point, WI.
Matchbook Magnets
I'm excited to be back for my 4th year offering magnets made using vintage matchbook images.  It’s been quite a journey and full of surprises.  When I started vending, I thought women would be my primary customer.  As it turns out, men make up a big segment of my supporters.  Now it may have something to do with the subject matter! Magnets that are popular with men feature hunting, fishing, farming, bowling, billiards, and beer -- especially the ever popular "Beer is Good for You".  My next market will be June 6 and Father's Day is right around the corner, so stop by and see if there's a magnet fitting for your special dad.  I'm sure you will have just as much fun deciding as he will receiving a one-of-a-kind gift.  See you June 6!  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  Cindy
Queen Bee Acres
Queen Bee Acres will not be at market for the next two week ends but will return on June 14th with our delicious honey, creamed honey and beeswax.  In the meantime, enjoy the following salad dressing to compliment the great selection of vegetables that can be found at the market.
Honey Asian Salad Dressing
Source: 2015 American Honey Princess Hayden Wolf
Ingredients:
1/4 c mayonnaise
4 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp HONEY
2 Tbsp Sesame Seed Oil
1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
Directions:
In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until well blended. Dressing can be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to one week. Yields approximately ¾ cup. 
Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the bees; www.queenbeeacres.com
Shooting Star Farm
Hope everyone had a great Memorial weekend. One more Saturday in May. It looks like we’ll have cooler, but pleasant weather. You never know what might size up with all this rain and warm weather, but here’s what we’re expecting this Saturday: three varieties of kale, spinach, red and French breakfast radishes, little gem romaine lettuce, kohlrabi (sweet, early, softball-sized bulbs), salad turnips, salad mix, arugula, rhubarb, cilantro, and possibly some baby bok choy, Swiss chard, and a few napa cabbages (we hope).  See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Gardens
Sweet Earth Gardens will at the market this weekend.  We will have verbena, lupines, iris and columbine.  See you there. Barbara

Here is a list of the unconfirmed vendors that may or may not be at market this week:
Kstyle Handmade 
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Nathan Gieseke Art

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 23rd - Week 4

Hello MP Market Goers!

Wow, after last week I am super excited about this week's market weather! Sunny and 74 degrees, I'll take it! Especially for Memorial Day Weekend and all those Graduations! 

Have you gotten your groceries for the celebrations? There are so many fun things to put on the table this weekend; deviled eggs, chips and salsa, dilly beans, specialty cheeses, rhubarb bars, salads.  Then there is everything for the grill; chicken, beef, brats, pork chops?  What will your food line up look like?


Not hosting a party but attending one? Why not bring a special hostess gift from the Mineral Point Market?  A fun Pointer t-shirt perhaps? Some goat milk soap or lotion?  A nice plant for their garden or maybe a beautiful wildlife print or watercolor picture for their new dorm room?  The options are endless at the Mineral Point Market!


Maybe you are heading out of town this weekend?  Going camping? Enjoying a little time out in nature?  Here are some tips, from Magic Light Photographer Mike Smith, on taking great wildlife shots!


Whatever you are up to this weekend, we here at the Mineral Point Market wish you the best in your celebration of those who have given everything to protect and serve. And if you are one of those people who have served, we greatly appreciate you!



Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Honey, Asparagus, Head Lettuce, Salad Mix, Kale, Spinach, Arugula, Maple Syrup, Frozen Sweet Corn, Baked Goods, Dilly Beans, Rhubarb, Baby Bok Choy, Cilantro, Salad Turnips, Watercolor art, Wildlife Prints, Dehydrated veggies, Corn meal and flour, Radishes, Baby Food, Goat Milk Soap, Lotion, and Lipbalm, Alpaca Products, Perennial Plants, BBQ Sauce, Salsa, Jams, and Jellies, Mineral Point T-Shirts, Spoon rings and hooks, blown glass and so 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
Sarah Badger, 3rd generation at Alpacas of Prairie Station will be at the Mineral Point Market.  Mom Shannon and Grandma Barbe Kackley will be at home shearing all day.  Everyone is welcome to come out to the first hill west of town to watch.  Maps will be available at Market.
Boxwood Bakehouse
I will be back next week with more of my delicious baked goods.  See you next Saturday!
Bures Berry Patch
We've had some chilly nights down in the Patch. Thankfully we are starting to warm back up again. We will be at market again this week with our super tender asparagus! In addition we'll have our pure maple syrup, frozen sweet corn, frozen cream of asparagus soup and dilly beans.  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! Kathy, Ed, Abby, and Ben
Carey's Greenhouse
I'll have hostas, ferns, day lillies, and phlox.
Chestnut Hill Studio
Weather permitting I will be back this Saturday with new art, prints, cards, jewelry and tiles.
Evelyn's Garden and Gifts
Evelyn’s Gardens and Gifts will have 5 of our wagons filled with our perennials.  This following link shows what we have available and will be bringing 3 of each of the listed plants that are listed on this sight.  https://www.pinterest.com/emweier/2015-perennial-list/   We are selling all plants for $2.75 except the hibiscus and roses.  Tom will be selling his yard art also.  Join us at the market or at our shop at 1669 County Road K,  Hollandale, Wi 53544.  Have a great holiday weekend everyone.  Tom and Evelyn Weier
Farmers' Daughters' Kitchen
We will be back at market this week! We will once again have our delicious baked goods, pies, and cookies.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
This week Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods will be bringing our farm fresh eggs, dehydrated potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkin, carrots, beets, sweet corn, buttercup squash and our dehydrated baby food. Also our Sweet cornmeal and sweet corn flour.
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will be back this week with everything from our BBQ Sauce to Tomato Basil Soup to Salsa to a variety of jams and jellies. 
James' Pine Valley Farm
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday, despite the not so great weather. This week I will have available my usual chicken packages of whole chickens, halves, leg/thigh quarters and breast quarters.  New this year will be packages of wings - great with your favorite barbecue sauce!!  I will also have many varieties of cheese from Hooks Cheese of Mineral Point and Brunkow Cheese of Fayette.  Plan on seeing you this Saturday at the Market. Mary Jean
Kstyle Handmade 
We will be at tmarket this week featuring the iconic Mineral Point Beer T's and a size 3xl is now available.  The Mineral Point WI in Pointer Blue will also be available. My  "gather" signs are made out of reclaimed wood, hand waxed and make nice gifts.
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
We will be at Market on Saturday with our ever popular lemongrass lotion bars.  They are back in stock and smell wonderful! We will also have our regular collection of soaps, lotions, and lipbalms. See you Saturday! laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
I am planning on being back at the market once again with a large selection of my nature and wildlife prints and cards, along with a book featuring almost 80 of my favorite photos.  My photos don't handle moister very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located on High Street.  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com. I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things at the market once again this year and hope to see you there as well! See you Saturday! Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
Thanks to everyone that braved the elements to shop at the Market last Saturday - we truly appreciate the support.  The first major holiday of the grilling season is upon us.  It's Memorial Day weekend which means graduations, parties, and back yard cookouts galore! We have all of your meat needs covered for the weekend.  Traditional grilling fare - brats - ground beef patties - hot dogs - tasty pork chops and Black Angus beef steaks to fit all budgets.  Can't live without our meats but getting to market weekly is a challenge?  Join our "meat CSA" - ask us for details at market.  Need a large quantity - we accept pre-orders to ensure you won't be disappointed with selection or quantity at the market.  Either e-mail federman@charter.net or call, 608-574-2899, and we will make other arrangements for your order.  We encourage you to come to market early for the best selection.  See you soon under the Water Tower! All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms, Mineral Point, WI.
Matchbook Magnets
I'll be back on May 23rd and am looking forward to seeing everyone!  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Super excited to be back at market this week! I've had a lot of time over the winter and will have lots of new doll clothes for those wonderful American Girls. And, as always, if you need a gift and can't make it to market feel free to call me at 623-2592 and we can arrange a time for you to come to my house in Cobb and shop.  (Do pass that information along to friends that have dolls in their house, as they too can come and shop.  The dolls are always welcome, too!!)  Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you at Market this week. Mummu
Nathan Gieseke Art
Oliver Gieseke is making his business debut at this week's Market (along with assistance from his Grandma Joy.)  He is very excited to be offering a variety of goods, hand-made by his dad, Nathan Gieseke.  He is bringing a  huge variety of spoon rings, fork and spoon hooks, bud vases, and some blown glass.  Stop by and say hello to this budding entrepreneur.  
Queen Bee Acres
How fun to be back for another season at the Mineral Point Market.  And how exciting  to be part of the 20th anniversary celebration!  Stop at the Queen Bee Acres booth for local honey from Iowa and Lafayette counties, available in glass and plastic bottles of various sizes.  Yes, creamed honey will be available while supplies last.  We will also have sweet smelling golden beeswax for sale in small, medium & large size bars.  Beeswax has many uses such as candle making, waterproofing, cosmetics, thread conditioning, lubrication or for polishing.  Come and enjoy the Market.  Feel free to stop and chat or ask questions about beekeeping.  We are happy to share our beekeeper adventurers and what we have learned from raising bees.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the bees; www.queenbeeacres.com
Shooting Star Farm
I’m awfully glad we didn’t risk putting our tomatoes in early this year. The cold nights this week wouldn’t have done them any favors! We’ll be getting them in very soon, though. We brought some tomato plants to Market last week, and will have some tomato plants for sale again this weekend. Many of the standard varieties are running low, but we still have some nice cherry tomatoes, paste, and heirloom varieties. On to produce. New this week is kale! Our early kale crop consists of curly green, flat leaf Siberian, and dark lacinato (or dinosaur). We’ll have a good supply. Also look for spinach, French Breakfast and red radishes, large heads of leaf and butter lettuce, baby romaine lettuce, arugula, salad mix, bok choy, possibly some cilantro, and a limited number of salad turnips. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.
Sweet Earth Gardens
Hello Friends,  Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the Market this saturday.  We will have bleeding hearts, lupines, variety of iris and oak wooden row markers.  Looking forward to seeing you. Barbara

Here is a list of the unconfirmed vendors that may or may 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, May 14, 2015

5/16/15 - Week 3

Hello MP Market Goers!

Congratulations to Maggie Basting winner of last week's market basket drawing.  She will be going home this weekend with a basket (okay in reality it will be a box, no basket could hold it all) full of wonderful market goodies.  Want your chance to win this wonderful prize? Next drawing is on June 13th.
Isn't it wonderful to be eating fresh from the fields? To have a wonderful salad with dinner that you know was just picked a day or two ago, isn't that incredible?  Or to know that your meat came from a local farm right here in Mineral Point?  Very cool and seriously delicious!  This week won't you try a new type of lettuce from Shooting Star Farms, maybe a new cut of meat from Marr's Valley View Farm or James' Pine Valley Farm and to top it off a new dessert?  Rhubarb Bar Dessert anyone?

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Honey, Asparagus, Head Lettuce, Salad Mix, Tokyo Bekana (Japanese cabbage), Maple Syrup, Frozen Sweet Corn, Baked Goods, Dilly Beans, Arugula, Rhubarb, Baby Bok Choy, Cilantro, Watercolor art, Dehydrated veggies, Corn meal and flour, Radishes, Baby Food, Goat Milk Soap, Lotion, and Lipbalm, Alpaca Products, Perennial Plants 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
Alpacas of Prairie Station will be at Market this weekend with our handmade alpaca products and hand-dyed yarns.  Shannon Badger
Boxwood Bakehouse
I will be back this week with more of my delicious baked goods.  See you Saturday!
Bures Berry Patch
We've had some chilly nights down in the Patch. Thankfully we are starting to warm back up again. We will be at market again this week with our super tender asparagus! In addition we'll have our pure maple syrup, frozen sweet corn, and dilly beans.  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! Kathy, Ed, Abby, and Ben
Carey's Greenhouse
I'll have hostas, ferns, day lillies, and phlox.
Chestnut Hill Studio
Weather permitting I will be back this Saturday with new art, prints, cards, jewelry and tiles.
Farmers' Daughters' Kitchen
We will be back at market next week when we will once again have our delicious baked goods, pies, and cookies.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
I will bring our farm fresh eggs, sweet cornmeal, sweet corn flour, dehydrated pumpkin, carrots, beets, potatoes, squash, sweet corn, and baby food.
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will not be at Market!  Be back next week with everything from our BBQ Sauce to Tomato Basil Soup to Salsa to a variety of jams and jellies. 
James' Pine Valley Farm
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday. The weather was perfect and it was great seeing and visiting with you.  This week I will have available my usual chicken packages of whole chickens, halves, leg/thigh quarters and breast quarters.  New this year will be packages of wings - great with your favorite barbecue sauce!!  I will also have many varieties of cheese from Hooks Cheese of Mineral Point and Brunkow Cheese of Fayette.  Plan on seeing you this Saturday at the Market. Mary Jean
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
we will be at Market on Saturday with our ever popular lemongrass lotion bars they are back in stock and smell wonderful! we will also have our regular collection of soaps lotions and lip balms see you saturday! laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
I will not be at the market this Saturday. I will be back once again with a large selection of my nature and wildlife prints and cards, along with a book featuring almost 80 of my favorite photos.  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located on High Street.  Hope to see you next weekend!
Marr's Valley View Farms
Well - last week was pretty crazy at Market - everyone one was in the mood for some farm fresh Beef and Pork!  Never fear, we have plenty more where that came from so come out this Saturday and restock everything you used celebrating all the Mom's in your lives!  Next on the agenda is Memorial Day and Graduation Parties.  Stock up now to avoid the rush.  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. 
A different type of CSA - we continue to offer pickup for our Farm Connection Meat CSA (Beef/Chicken/Pork) at Market again this year.  Ask us on Saturday for details on how to join.  See you soon under the Water Tower!
All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms, Mineral Point, WI.
Matchbook Magnets
I won’t be vending at the market this week, but will be returning for my 4th year offering magnets made using vintage matchbook images.   I'll be back on May 23rd and am looking forward to seeing everyone!  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  Cindy
Queen Bee Acres
How fun to be back for another season at the Mineral Point Market.  And how exciting  to be part of the 20th anniversary celebration!  Stop at the Queen Bee Acres booth for local honey from Iowa and Lafayette counties, available in glass and plastic bottles of various sizes.  Yes, creamed honey will be available while supplies last.  We will also have sweet smelling golden beeswax for sale in small, medium & large size bars.  Beeswax has many uses such as candle making, waterproofing, cosmetics, thread conditioning, lubrication or for polishing.  Come and enjoy the Market.  Feel free to stop and chat or ask questions about beekeeping.  We are happy to share our beekeeper adventurers and what we have learned from raising bees.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the bees; www.queenbeeacres.com
Shooting Star Farm
Another beautiful day is in store for Saturday’s market. We’ve been so fortunate to escape sleet, cold rain, and freezing temperatures so far this season. And what a difference a week makes. The recent warm nights have really boosted the growing rate of nearly everything. Last week we managed to have lots of greens available through the end of the market, and will have even more this week. And do we have greens! For Saturday we’ll have a nice, spring crop of spinach (lots!), some big heads of butter and leaf lettuces, more beautiful medium-sized mixed lettuce heads (including baby romaine), arugula, salad mix, baby bok choy, Tokyo bekana (Japanese cabbage), red radishes, rhubarb, cilantro, and possibly some kale and spring turnips.  See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Gardens
So sorry to not be able to be part of this weeks market.  Will be back the next week with new flowers.  See you then. Barbara

Here is a list of the unconfirmed vendors that may or may not be at market this week:

Kstyle Handmade
Evelyn's Gardens

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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

5/9/15 - Week 2

Hello MP Market Goers!

What a fantastic opening day we had last Saturday! Sure wish all our market days could be that gorgeous!  It was so nice seeing all of you once again!  Thank you for coming out to the market and celebrating spring with us under the water tower!

It's just the second week of market and already great produce is being harvested for your dinner table!  New items this week include: asparagus, head lettuce, salad mix, and Japanese cabbage!

This week is also market basket drawing week, so be sure to come on out and sign up for your chance to win a basket full of market goodies!

Did you restock your pantry last week?  Maybe you got some honey?  Want to try a fun, new recipe?  How about 
Honey Banana Velvet Doughnuts?  Um, yes please!


Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Honey, Asparagus, Head Lettuce, Salad Mix, Tokyo Bekana (Japanese cabbage), Maple Syrup, Frozen Sweet Corn, Baked Goods, Dilly Beans, Arugula, Rhubarb, Baby Bok Choy, Cilantro, Ramps, Wildlife prints, Watercolor art, Dehydrated veggies, Corn meal and flour, Radishes, Baby Food, BBQ Sauce, Soup, Salsa, Goat Milk Soap, Lotion, and Lipbalm, 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!
Boxwood Bakehouse
I will be back next week with more of my delicious baked goods.  Hope you all enjoyed the fruits of my labor last Saturday, see you next Saturday!
Bures Berry Patch
Temps have warmed up and we are finally eating fresh from the Patch! Asparagus season is here and we will be bringing these tasty first treats of spring to market Saturday! In addition we'll have our farm fresh eggs, pure maple syrup, frozen sweet corn, and dilly beans.  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! Kathy, Ed, Abby, and Ben
Chestnut Hill Studio
I will not be at market this Saturday.  Weather permitting I will be back next Saturday with new art, prints, cards, jewelry and tiles.
Farmers' Daughters' Kitchen
We will be at market for the first time this Saturday! We will once again have our delicious baked goods, pies, and cookies.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
I will bring our farm fresh eggs, sweet cornmeal, sweet corn flour, dehydrated pumpkin, carrots, beets, potatoes, squash, sweet corn, and baby food.
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will be at Market!  We will have everything from our BBQ Sauce to Tomato Basil Soup to Salsa to a variety of jams and jellies. 
James' Pine Valley Farm
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday on our opening day of 2015 Mineral Point Market.  The weather was perfect and it was great seeing and visiting with you.  This week I will have available my usual chicken packages of whole chickens, halves, leg/thigh quarters and breast quarters.  New this year will be packages of wings - great with your favorite barbecue sauce!!  I will also have many varieties of cheese from Hooks Cheese of Mineral Point and Brunkow Cheese of Fayette.  Plan on seeing you this Saturday at the Market. Mary Jean
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
We are excited to be heading back to market on Saturday!! We will be unveiling our newest product Lip Balm! We started testing this product last fall and perfected it over the winter and cant wait to bring it to you!! It has all the moisturizing qualities of our lotion bars in the convenience of a lip balm tube. Stop by and check it out!!! Of course we will have our soaps and lotion bars as well!! See you Saturday! Clare laceyslathers@yahoo.com
Magic Light Photography
What a perfect day we had for the opening Market!  I hope this weekend is just as nice!  Camden  made his first trip to the market last week but I think he slept through it.  Holden liked the 20th anniversary button on my had so much that he now has it on his hat!  When I told him it was a button, he tried to push it. :)  I am planning on being back at the market once again with a large selection of my nature and wildlife prints and cards, along with a book featuring almost 80 of my favorite photos.  Don't forget that Mother's Day is coming up and my photos and cards would make a great gift for any nature loving mom out there.  My photos don't handle moisture very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located on High Street.  Hope to see you this weekend!
Marr's Valley View Farms
Bratwurst are here in all their glory! We have already put some on the grill- it's amazing how great the first ones of the season taste each year. Did you try our new Applewood Smoked Bacon last week - what did you think?
We are well stocked with Beef Short Ribs, Pork Spare Ribs, Hamburger Patties, Pork Chops and Steaks for those weekend cookouts.  Here's some tips for preparing tender steaks:
    *Pat beef steaks dry with paper towels for better browning
    *Turn steaks with tongs. A fork pierces the beef allowing loss of flavorful juices
    *Salt beef after cooking or browning. Salt draws out moisture and inhibits browning
Memorial Day and graduation parties are just around the corner. 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. We continue to offer pickup for our Farm Connection Meat CSA at Market again this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join.  See you soon under the Water Tower!  All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms.  Mineral Point, WI. 
Matchbook Magnets
I won’t be vending at the market this week, but am excited to be back for my 4th year offering magnets made using vintage matchbook images.  It’s been quite a journey and full of surprises – like the reaction young kids have to the magnets.  Their little index fingers come out as they say “I want that one, and I want that one, and I want that one,” while their adult is telling them to pick out ONE!  It’s so much fun watching kids go through the decision making process and walk away proudly holding their choice.  They gravitate toward the magnets with animals, birds, flowers, and one that is a favorite of all ages “Candy is Delicious Food – Enjoy Some Every Day!”  I’ll be back on May 23rd.  See you then!  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  Cindy
Queen Bee Acres
How fun to be back for another season at the Mineral Point Market.  And how exciting  to be part of the 20th anniversary celebration!  Stop at the Queen Bee Acres booth for local honey from Iowa and Lafayette counties, available in glass and plastic bottles of various sizes.  Yes, creamed honey will be available while supplies last.  We will also have sweet smelling golden beeswax for sale in small, medium & large size bars.  Beeswax has many uses such as candle making, waterproofing, cosmetics, thread conditioning, lubrication or for polishing.  Come and enjoy the Market.  Feel free to stop and chat or ask questions about beekeeping.  We are happy to share our beekeeper adventurers and what we have learned from raising bees.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the bees; www.queenbeeacres.com
Shooting Star Farm
Thanks everyone for making our first market of the year such a great success. We were a bit overwhelmed, it being just May 2nd and all. But we will have a lot more produce this weekend. Some new items will include some nice, medium-sized heads of lettuce, salad mix, and Tokyo bekana (a Japanese cabbage). In addition, we'll have LOTS of red radishes (just a few French breakfast), baby arugula, rhubarb, wild-harvested ramps, baby bok choy, and cilantro. The weather looks good, so come on out! See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Gardens
Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market this week.  We will have fresh tulips and bleeding hearts.  New this year is our hand painted, oak row markers.  Looking forward to another beautiful Saturday. Hope to see you then, Barbara

Here is a list of the unconfirmed vendors that may or may not be at market this week:

Carey's Greenhouse
Kstyle Handmade
Evelyn's Gardens

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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