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Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 29th - Week 18

Hello MP Market Goers!

Summer is here in all it's glory and it's time to reap the harvest! There are so many great things on our tables this week that you can preserve for enjoyment throughout the winter. Green Beans, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, and so much more!
Plus there are quick and easy meals to make the first week of school go smoother. Grab a chicken or some ribs for the slow cooker. The vendors at the Mineral Point Market have lots of great ideas, just ask them. Whether you need snacks for lunch, quick and easy dinners, want to save great food for winter? Your family will love it!
Got a student heading off to college this week? Why not send them off with a little basket of market goodies? Beef sticks, jerky, jam, salsa, or maybe some beautiful pictures to decorate their new room? What's your students favorite market item? There are so many wonderful gifts at the Mineral Point Market!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Salad Mix, Arugula, Lettuce, Kale, Collards, Swiss Chard, Onions, Green Beans, Cucumbers, Scallions, Leeks, Beets, Summer Squash, Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Cabbage, Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom TomatoesEggplant, Tomatillos, Melons, Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Raspberries, Maple Syrup, Frozen Cream of Asparagus Soup, Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Dilly Beans, Pectin, Baked Goods, Watercolor art, Wildlife prints and cards, Dehydrated veggies, Corn meal and flour, Baby Food, Kimchi and pickles, Pears, Fresh Cut Flowers, Doll Clothes, Alpaca Products, Honey 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

We will be at market this week.
Boxwood Bakehouse
I will be back next week with more of my delicious baked goods!  See you next Saturday!
Bures Berry Patch
It is sweet corn season and raspberry season at the Patch! Our sweet corn is super delicious and it's time to get some in your freezer. Never frozen corn before, here's our favorite recipe!
In addition, to sweet corn and raspberries we continue to have our wonderful homegrown potatoes, which by the way go great with corn! We'll also have our Pure Wisconsin Maple Syrup, New Local Non-Pasteurized Honey, Frozen Cream of Asparagus Soup, Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pies, New Dilly Beans, and new this year Pectin!  Be sure to 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
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 this week when we will once again have our delicious baked goods, pies, and cookies.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods will have our brown farm fresh eggs, dehydrated beets, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn, buttercup squash, pumpkin, carrots also our dehydrated baby food line. Our sweet cornmeal and sweet corn flour. As for our fresh line we will have cucumbers, beets, potatoes and more.
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will not be at market this week. Be back soon with everything from our BBQ Sauce to Tomato Basil Soup to Salsa to a variety of jams and jellies.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I will have whole chickens, half, leg quarters, breast quarters, and wings. Plus a variety of cheeses from Hooks Cheese Company and Brunkow Cheese Factory.  Mary Jean.
KStyle Handmade
I will be not be at the market, be back soon. If you need a MP t shirt or a handmade sign, please call 608-513-5810. I'm happy to do local deliveries.
Kusaka Restaurant
Hiroko will be back this week selling kimchi and daikon pickles.
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I wont be at market the next 2 weeks due to fair commitments, but I look forward to seeing you all again on the 12th of September! Clare Heberlein 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.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  If the delivery guy gets here in time, I will have 3 new metal prints on display.  One is of the newly painted "Thank You Farmers" barn between Mineral Point and Dodgeville.  Another is of the sunflower field on HWY 23 just north of Dodgeville, and the other is of this years 4th of July fireworks in Mineral Point.  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.  My website has been long overdue for an update, and I finally had some time to work on it over the last couple of weeks.  The wildlife and scenic galleries have both been updated with a fresh new look and lots of new photographs.  The galleries are even viewable on mobile devices now!  See you Saturday! Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
We are fully stocked with ground beef patties, hot dogs and bratwurst for your weekend cookout!  And of course, Tenderloin, New York Strip and Top Sirloin are irresistible on the grill.  Feeding extra-hungry mouths - go for the "meal on it's own" Porterhouse or T-Bone steak.  If you are like us, you are a lover of weekend family breakfasts that include bacon, pork sausage and ham.  Our Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our beef products.  Even though it is summer, we have all varieties of Beef and Pork Roasts on hand - all of which hit new levels of "delicious" when done on the grill.  Our Stew Meat makes the prefect shish-ka-bob meat.  Or how about some Beef Short Ribs and Pork Spare Ribs "falling-off-the-bone" slow cooked.  If you are in need of a large quantity please place your order in advance and we will have it all ready for you to pick up at the Market.  When you dine on Marr's Valley View Farms meats, rest assured you are eating naturally lean meats - fresh beef and pork products direct from a local farm to you.  If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Friday evening and we will have your order ready for pickup at the Market.  See you Saturday!  All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms, Mineral Point, WI.
Matchbook Magnets 
Due to other commitments, my next market as a vendor will not be until September 26.  I look forward to seeing you all then!  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in September!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  Well, it's very interesting how things can change in one phone call.  My son , Bill, called to say Giada's day care was cancelled for the week so the bonus is mine!!  I do have her again this week but this WILL be the last as she does start school next week.  So we have been having more fun.....which means less sewing on Mummu's part.  But that's ok as I did get many things done over the week-end.  So, weather permitting, I plan to be at Market this Sat. Aug. 29.  However, it doesn't sound real promising.....long needed rain is in the forecast and that would be great.  I certainly wouldn't mind missing a Market day to the rain.  And I imagine our farmers would love it, too!  Things are getting pretty dry.  So, hopefully I'll see you at Market but if you or I can't be there and you need a gift, please don't forget you can always call me at 623-2592 and I'd love to have you come and shop at my house in Cobb. But if you and I are there, do stop by and say "Hi" and visit a bit.  See you soon!    Mummu
Pointer Pantry
was originally inspired by a couple of Facebook posts where regular people stepped up to help someone in a pinch, paying for a snack at Kwik Trip for two kids short on change, buying a homeless man a cup of coffee.
Knowing that summer can be a tough time for some kids when school lunches aren't available, it seemed there had to be a way to help them out. 
A few phone calls, Facebook posts, text messages and only days later, Pointer Pantry was born.
One person after another said, "I can do that!" This can-do attitude, many would say you'll only find in Mineral Point, is allowing us to solve a big problem for Mineral Point kids in a really simple way. 
Stop by the Pointer Pantry booth on Saturday for more info!
If you're on Facebook, be sure to join Pointer Pantry to keep up-to-date on volunteer opportunities.  If you're not on Facebook, you may contact Mo May Grimm at 608-574-3555.
Queen Bee Acres
We will be returning to MP Market this week with the last of our honey for the season.  We will be harvesting this season's honey labor day weekend. Honey is available, some sizes in limited amounts.  Creamed honey is available in 12 oz tubs.  Come & enjoy the market.  Feel free to ask questions about beekeeping.  We are happy to share our beekeeping knowledge and experiences.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the   Bees; www.queenbeeacres.com
Shooting Star Farm
Roma tomato season is here! We’ll have lots of roma (a.k.a. paste) tomatoes at market this week. They are great for making salsa, canning, or making quick and fresh pasta sauce.  Though meaty, they have enough juice for good flavor when eaten fresh, too. We’ll also have lots of delicious saladette tomatoes, heirlooms, and cherry tomatoes. Other veggies on the table this week: eggplant, peppers, onions,  green beans, scallions, leeks, green cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, salad mix, arugula, lettuces, summer squash, cucumbers, beets, tomatillos, cilantro, dill, basil, and some cantaloupe and water melons.  See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.
Sweet Earth Gardens
Sweet Earth gardens will be at the market this week. We will have gladiolas, delphiniums, sunflowers, dahlias, alliums, zinnias, hydrangeas.  Looking forward to seeing you.  Barbara 
Tippy Top Orchard
Mike from Tippy Top may or may not be at market this week. He’s hoping the new crops of pears ripen in time, but they may take one more week. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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, August 20, 2015

August 22nd - Week 17

Hello MP Market Goers!

Wow, we sure had the full spectrum of weather this week! For a couple of days there it was like we were living in Florida then on Wednesday fall was here for a thankfully brief visit!
Speaking of visits...I visited the city of Seattle Washington this past week. It was a great visit with wonderful food and beautiful sites. In fact, I visited the Pike Place Market and guess what I found there?? Wisconsin! Not just Wisconsin, but Mineral Point was there!



Being at the Pike Place Market was eye opening. It really made me grateful for what we have in Wisconsin. There were very few farmers or fisherman for that matter at the Pike Place Market. Most of the products there are being resold! Don't get me wrong, the produce was delicious but it was hard to know where exactly things were grown and how they were grown or how long ago it was harvested. Count me happy to be back in Wisconsin eating sweet corn and raspberries that were just picked.
This is one reason the Mineral Point Market is so special! The only time we allow products to be resold is when the product is from Wisconsin and we don't have a current vendor offering the product.

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Salad Mix, Arugula, Lettuce, Kale, Collards, Swiss Chard, Onions, Carrots, Fennel, Green Beans, Cucumbers, Scallions, Leeks, Beets, Summer Squash, Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Cabbage, Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom TomatoesBroccoli, Eggplant, Tomatillos, Melons, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Raspberries, Maple Syrup, Frozen Cream of Asparagus Soup, Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Dilly Beans, Pectin, Baked Goods, Watercolor art, Wildlife prints and cards, Dehydrated veggies, Corn meal and flour, Baby Food, Kimchi and pickles, Pears, Fresh Cut Flowers, Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions, Doll Clothes, Alpaca Products, honey 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

We will be at market this week.
Boxwood Bakehouse
I am back this week with more of my delicious baked goods!  See you Saturday!
Bures Berry Patch
It is sweet corn season at the Patch and boy did it love the heat and rain we received this week! It has become our most delicious corn EVER! So if you tried our corn last week and loved it, be sure to try it again this week because it is even better! Abby will be selling her beautiful sunflowers, of which the money she earns goes to extra fun on our vacations (last year her and her brother got to ride a super speed boat in Chicago!) 
In addition, we will have a small sampling of our fall red raspberries and we continue to have our wonderful homegrown potatoes, which by the way go great with corn! We'll also have our Pure Wisconsin Maple Syrup, New Local Non-Pasteurized Honey, Frozen Cream of Asparagus Soup, Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pies, New Dilly Beans, and new this year Pectin!  Be sure to 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
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
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods will have our brown farm fresh eggs, dehydrated beets, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn, buttercup squash, pumpkin, carrots also our dehydrated baby food line. Our sweet cornmeal and sweet corn flour. As for our fresh line we will have cucumbers, beets, potatoes and more.
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will not be at market this week. Be back soon with everything from our BBQ Sauce to Tomato Basil Soup to Salsa to a variety of jams and jellies.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I will have whole chickens, half, leg quarters, breast quarters, and wings. Plus a variety of cheeses from Hooks Cheese Company and Brunkow Cheese Factory.  Mary Jean.
KStyle Handmade
I will be not be at the market, be back soon. If you need a MP t shirt or a handmade sign, please call 608-513-5810. I'm happy to do local deliveries.
Kusaka Restaurant
Hiroko will be back this week selling kimchi and daikon pickles.
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I will be back at market this week with our soaps and lotion bars, we are temporarily sold out of lipbalm but will have more in a couple weeks! If you are looking for a bargain stop by and stock up I will have my not  perfect soaps and lotion bars for $1 each!
See you Saturday!! Clare 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.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  If the delivery guy gets here in time, I will have 3 new metal prints on display.  One is of the newly painted "Thank You Farmers" barn between Mineral Point and Dodgeville.  Another is of the sunflower field on HWY 23 just north of Dodgeville, and the other is of this years 4th of July fireworks in Mineral Point.  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.  My website has been long overdue for an update, and I finally had some time to work on it over the last couple of weeks.  The wildlife and scenic galleries have both been updated with a fresh new look and lots of new photographs.  The galleries are even viewable on mobile devices now!  See you Saturday! Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
We are fully stocked with ground beef patties, hot dogs and bratwurst for your weekend cookout!  And of course, Tenderloin, New York Strip and Top Sirloin are irresistible on the grill.  Feeding extra-hungry mouths - go for the "meal on it's own" Porterhouse or T-Bone steak.  If you are like us, you are a lover of weekend family breakfasts that include bacon, pork sausage and ham.  Our Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our beef products.  Even though it is summer, we have all varieties of Beef and Pork Roasts on hand - all of which hit new levels of "delicious" when done on the grill.  Our Stew Meat makes the prefect shish-ka-bob meat.  Or how about some Beef Short Ribs and Pork Spare Ribs "falling-off-the-bone" slow cooked.  If you are in need of a large quantity please place your order in advance and we will have it all ready for you to pick up at the Market.  When you dine on Marr's Valley View Farms meats, rest assured you are eating naturally lean meats - fresh beef and pork products direct from a local farm to you.  If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Friday evening and we will have your order ready for pickup at the Market.  See you Saturday!  All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms, Mineral Point, WI.
Matchbook Magnets 
Due to other commitments, my next market as a vendor will not be until September 26.  I look forward to seeing you all then!  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in September!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!   Well, you might know I am loving this drop in temperature!!  It is so great to put on jeans and sweatshirt again!!  I was beginning to think I may never need them again!  This is my last week to have Giada with us b/4 school starts so I am not spending any time at the sewing machine.  We are getting the last of the "fun stuff" done instead. So I will NOT be at Market Aug. 22.  I always want to have a minimum of 10 new items to offer (and have even been able to go to 26 one time) but that won't happen this week. So I will be busy all next week.  If you do need a gift or want to stop by my house in Cobb and say "Hi" and see me at work, please call at 623-2592.  I will most likely be ready for a break!!  Looking forward to my next Market day which will be Aug. 29.  See you all then!!   Mummu
Pointer Pantry
was originally inspired by a couple of Facebook posts where regular people stepped up to help someone in a pinch, paying for a snack at Kwik Trip for two kids short on change, buying a homeless man a cup of coffee.
Knowing that summer can be a tough time for some kids when school lunches aren't available, it seemed there had to be a way to help them out. 
A few phone calls, Facebook posts, text messages and only days later, Pointer Pantry was born.
One person after another said, "I can do that!" This can-do attitude, many would say you'll only find in Mineral Point, is allowing us to solve a big problem for Mineral Point kids in a really simple way. 
Stop by the Pointer Pantry booth on Saturday for more info!
If you're on Facebook, be sure to join Pointer Pantry to keep up-to-date on volunteer opportunities.  If you're not on Facebook, you may contact Mo May Grimm at 608-574-3555.
Queen Bee Acres
We will be returning to MP Market this week with the last of our honey for the season.  We will be harvesting this season's honey labor day weekend. Honey is available, some sizes in limited amounts.  Creamed honey is available in 12 oz tubs.  Come & enjoy the market.  Feel free to ask questions about beekeeping.  We are happy to share our beekeeping knowledge and experiences.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the   Bees; www.queenbeeacres.com
Shooting Star Farm
It’s that time of year when there’s so much to harvest that it’s difficult to keep up with all the weeding, mowing, planting, and watering. At least that last item isn’t an issue for a while since we got some good rain Tuesday. This week at Market we’ll have lots of eggplant. Don’t like eggplant? Try brushing slices with oil and grilling them. Season with salt and pepper. The grill removes so much moisture you might not realize you’re eating eggplant. We love them! To go along with eggplant, peppers, onions, and tomatoes. We’ll have plenty of cherry tomatoes this week, along with some romas, heirlooms, and reds. We may be a bit short on red slicing tomatoes, but we’ll bring what we have. Other veggies on the table this week: carrots, green beans, scallions, leeks, green cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, salad mix, arugula, lettuces, summer squash, cucumbers, beets, tomatillos, basil, and possibly a few melons. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Gardens
Hello Marketgoers, Sweet Earth gardens will be at the market this week.  We will have delphiniums, dahlias, cosmos, alliums, zinnias, sunflowers,phlox,and more.      Hope to see you there. Barbara
Tippy Top Orchard
I will be at the market this week for the first time this season! I will have delicious pears and maybe a few apples!  Hope to see you all there!

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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August 15th - Week 16

Hello MP Market Goers!

Congratulations goes to Alicia Kanitz, winner of last week's market basket drawing!
We are over halfway through our market season and we are entering the season of preserving. Now is the time to start thinking about what you will eat this winter. Will it be healthy and delicious produce or something that was raised many miles away and is grown to travel long distances without spoiling?
There will be many great items this week at market that you may want to preserve for winter. Basil, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Green Beans and much more. Looking for ideas on how to preserve your favorite market items? Ask the grower, we are here to help!
Some vendors have even taken the work out of preserving for you. Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods and Bures Berry Patch have several items already preserved for your dining pleasure.
This week give them a try or try your hand at preserving your own market produce.

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Salad Mix, Arugula, Lettuce, Kale, Collards, Swiss Chard, Red and Gold Beets, Onions, Carrots, Fennel, Green Beans, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Cabbage, Green Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom TomatoesBroccoli, Eggplant, Spinach, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Maple Syrup, Frozen Cream of Asparagus Soup, Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Dilly Beans, Pectin, Baked Goods, Watercolor art, Wildlife prints and cards, Dehydrated veggies, Corn meal and flour, Baby Food, Kimchi and pickles, Pears, Fresh Cut Flowers, Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions, Doll Clothes, Alpaca Products, honey 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

We will be at market this week.
Boxwood Bakehouse
I am back next week with more of my delicious baked goods!  See you Next Saturday!
Bures Berry Patch
We've been away for a few weeks for fun and family, but we are back this week refreshed and with a new crop! Abby will be selling her beautiful sunflowers, of which the money she earns goes to extra fun on our vacations (last year her and her brother got to ride a super speed boat in Chicago!) 
Sweet corn is finally in season at the Patch and we will be bringing it for the first time this week to market! In addition, we continue to have our wonderful homegrown potatoes, which by the way go great with corn! We'll also have our Pure Wisconsin Maple Syrup, New Local Non-Pasteurized Honey, Frozen Cream of Asparagus Soup, Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pies, New Dilly Beans, and new this year Pectin!  Be sure to 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
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 this week and will once again have our delicious baked goods, pies, and cookies.
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods will have our brown farm fresh eggs, dehydrated beets, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn, buttercup squash, pumpkin, carrots also our dehydrated baby food line. Our sweet cornmeal and sweet corn flour. As for our fresh line we will have cucumbers, beets, potatoes and more.
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will not be at market this week. Be back soon with everything from our BBQ Sauce to Tomato Basil Soup to Salsa to a variety of jams and jellies.
James' Pine Valley Farm
I will have whole chickens, half, leg quarters, breast quarters, and wings. Plus a variety of cheeses from Hooks Cheese Company and Brunkow Cheese Factory.  Mary Jean.
KStyle Handmade
I will be not be at the market, be back soon. If you need a MP t shirt or a handmade sign, please call 608-513-5810. I'm happy to do local deliveries.
Kusaka Restaurant
Hiroko will be back this week selling kimchi and daikon pickles.
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I will be back at market this week with our soaps and lotion bars, we are temporarily sold out of lipbalm but will have more in a couple weeks! If you are looking for a bargain stop by and stock up I will have my not  perfect soaps and lotion bars for $1 each!
See you Saturday!! Clare 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.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  If the delivery guy gets here in time, I will have 3 new metal prints on display.  One is of the newly painted "Thank You Farmers" barn between Mineral Point and Dodgeville.  Another is of the sunflower field on HWY 23 just north of Dodgeville, and the other is of this years 4th of July fireworks in Mineral Point.  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.  My website has been long overdue for an update, and I finally had some time to work on it over the last couple of weeks.  The wildlife and scenic galleries have both been updated with a fresh new look and lots of new photographs.  The galleries are even viewable on mobile devices now!  See you Saturday! Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
We are fully stocked with ground beef patties, hot dogs and bratwurst for your weekend cookout!  And of course, Tenderloin, New York Strip and Top Sirloin are irresistible on the grill.  Feeding extra-hungry mouths - go for the "meal on it's own" Porterhouse or T-Bone steak.  If you are like us, you are a lover of weekend family breakfasts that include bacon, pork sausage and ham.  Our Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our beef products.  Even though it is summer, we have all varieties of Beef and Pork Roasts on hand - all of which hit new levels of "delicious" when done on the grill.  Our Stew Meat makes the prefect shish-ka-bob meat.  Or how about some Beef Short Ribs and Pork Spare Ribs "falling-off-the-bone" slow cooked.  If you are in need of a large quantity please place your order in advance and we will have it all ready for you to pick up at the Market.  When you dine on Marr's Valley View Farms meats, rest assured you are eating naturally lean meats - fresh beef and pork products direct from a local farm to you.  If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Friday evening and we will have your order ready for pickup at the Market.  See you Saturday!  All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms, Mineral Point, WI.
Matchbook Magnets 
Due to other commitments, my next market as a vendor will not be until September 26.  I look forward to seeing you all then!  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  See you in September!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  Well, I'm glad to report there is no "hanging on the fence" for me this week!   I AM planning to be at Market this Sat. the 15th.  It's city-wide garage sales and I love to be part of that action!  I'm also working on some special sales for the dolls.....everyone loves a bargain!  I must get to the sewing machine now so will keep this short and sweet.  I'm looking forward to seeing you so do stop by and say "Hi" and visit while you check out the goodies!  If you can't be at Market and need a gift or want to see what's new, give me a call at 623-2592 and we can set up a time to shop at my house in Cobb.   Mummu
Pointer Pantry
was originally inspired by a couple of Facebook posts where regular people stepped up to help someone in a pinch, paying for a snack at Kwik Trip for two kids short on change, buying a homeless man a cup of coffee.
Knowing that summer can be a tough time for some kids when school lunches aren't available, it seemed there had to be a way to help them out. 
A few phone calls, Facebook posts, text messages and only days later, Pointer Pantry was born.
One person after another said, "I can do that!" This can-do attitude, many would say you'll only find in Mineral Point, is allowing us to solve a big problem for Mineral Point kids in a really simple way. 
Stop by the Pointer Pantry booth on Saturday for more info!
If you're on Facebook, be sure to join Pointer Pantry to keep up-to-date on volunteer opportunities.  If you're not on Facebook, you may contact Mo May Grimm at 608-574-3555.
Queen Bee Acres
We are happy to be back at MP Market this week with local honey from Iowa and Lafayette Counties.  Our honey is available in various sizes in plastic and glass bottles.  Creamed honey will also be available while supplies last.  We offer sweet   smelling golden beeswax in small, medium & large size bars. Come & enjoy the market.  Feel free to ask questions about beekeeping.  We are happy to share our beekeeping knowledge and experiences.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the   Bees; www.queenbeeacres.com
Shooting Star Farm
Tomatoes are finally starting to come in this week. We’ll have a good supply of big, red slicers, along with lots of roma/paste tomatoes. Also look for delicious “saladette” varieties (two-bite tomatoes), as well as some larger slicing heirlooms and cherry tomatoes. Other items include white and Italian bottle onions, carrots, beets (red and Chioggia), green cabbage, Swiss chard, kale, collards, green beans, cucumbers, summer squash, green peppers (bell and Italian frying types), eggplant, basil, cilantro, parsley, a bit of broccoli, fennel, and arugula. We’ll have lots of small lettuces heads this week (few larger ones), and a decent supply of salad mix for a change! Hope to see you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Gardens
Sweet Earth will be at the market tomorrow with delphiniums, larkspur, dahlias, hydrangeas, zinnias, cosmos, phlox, gayflower, mums and more. Hope to see you, Barbara
Tippy Top Orchard
I will be at the market this week for the first time this season! I will have delicious pears and maybe a few apples!  Hope to see you all there!

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, August 6, 2015

August 8th - Week 15

Hello MP Market Goers!

This week is National Farmers Market Week! We had a great celebration a couple of weeks ago! Got any good pics? We'd love to see them! Email them to us or post them to our Facebook Page using hashtag #Farmmktwk.
It's going to be a big weekend in Mineral Point! Dairyland Dare, Paint the Point, and many other great events are in town. Check out the High Street Beat and Sandee's Calendar for all event listings and info. But don't forget the best part of the weekend...The Mineral Point Market!
The Mineral Point Market has been running now for 20 years! One of the reasons our market is so successful is because of our customers. Your dedication to buying local is a huge support to our market. Not only does the market offer you sustenance but it also offers you unique gifts, decor for your house, and many other great local items. So the next time you are at market, be sure to check out our local artists who vend each week at the Mineral Point Market. You are sure to find some treasures!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Salad Mix, Arugula, Lettuce, Kale, Collards, Swiss Chard, Red and Gold Beets, Broccoli, Onions, Carrots, Fennel, Green Beans, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Cabbage, Green Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom TomatoesBroccoli, Eggplant, Spinach. Door County Sweet Cherries, Potatoes, Maple Syrup, Frozen Cream of Asparagus Soup, Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Pectin, Baked Goods, Watercolor art, Dehydrated veggies, Corn meal and flour, Baby Food, BBQ Sauce, Salsa, Jams, and Jellies, Fresh Cut Flowers, Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions, Alpaca Products, honey 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

We will be at market this week.
Boxwood Bakehouse
I am back this week with more of my delicious baked goods, plus I am bringing the cake!  See you Saturday!
Bures Berry Patch
Once again our friend Mike will be vending for us. We will have a small amount Door County Cherries! It's POTATO time at the Patch; and we will have Baby Red Potatoes, Fingerling potatoes, Purple potatoes, and German Butterball potatoes! In addition to our wide selection of potatoes, we'll have our Beautiful Sunflowers, Pure Maple Syrup, Frozen Cream of Asparagus Soup, Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pies, and new this year Pectin!  Next week we will have sweet corn! Be sure to 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 am done for the season. Be back next spring with more beautiful perennials for your garden.
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 Gift Shop would like to thank all the great customers who supported us this season. We will be looking forward to Saturday mornings under the water tower with more perennials and yard art in our 2016 Season.  It was a fun season spending time with all the great vendors and customers.   We are planning a bigger and even better season for 2016.  It’s great to hear how our customers enjoy our perennials and special yard art. 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
Gough's Gorgeous Farm Goods will have our brown farm fresh eggs, dehydrated beets, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn, buttercup squash, pumpkin, carrots also our dehydrated baby food line. Our sweet cornmeal and sweet corn flour. As for our fresh line we will have cucumbers, beets, potatoes and more.
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
I will have whole chickens, half, leg quarters, breast quarters, and wings. Plus a variety of cheeses from Hooks Cheese Company and Brunkow Cheese Factory.  Mary Jean.
KStyle Handmade
I will be not be at the market. If you need a MP t shirt or a handmade sign, please call 608-513-5810. I'm happy to do local deliveries.
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
I will be back at market this week with our soaps and lotion bars, we are temporarily sold out of lipbalm but will have more in a couple weeks! If you are looking for a bargain stop by and stock up I will have my not  perfect soaps and lotion bars for $1 each!
See you Saturday!! Clare laceyslathers@yahoo.com.
Magic Light Photography
I will not be at market this week. Be back soon with a large selection of my nature and wildlife prints and cards, along with a book featuring almost 80 of my favorite photos.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I will also be displaying a new 20x30 canvas print of Dells Mill from Augusta WI, shot in infra-red.  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.  See you Saturday! Thanks, Mike.
Marr's Valley View Farms
We are fully stocked with ground beef patties, hot dogs and bratwurst for your weekend cookout!  And of course, Tenderloin, New York Strip and Top Sirloin are irresistible on the grill.  Feeding extra-hungry mouths - go for the "meal on it's own" Porterhouse or T-Bone steak.  If you are like us, you are a lover of weekend family breakfasts that include bacon, pork sausage and ham.  Our Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our beef products.  Even though it is summer, we have all varieties of Beef and Pork Roasts on hand - all of which hit new levels of "delicious" when done on the grill.  Our Stew Meat makes the prefect shish-ka-bob meat.  Or how about some Beef Short Ribs and Pork Spare Ribs "falling-off-the-bone" slow cooked.  If you are in need of a large quantity please place your order in advance and we will have it all ready for you to pick up at the Market.  When you dine on Marr's Valley View Farms meats, rest assured you are eating naturally lean meats - fresh beef and pork products direct from a local farm to you.  If you need a large quantity - send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by Friday evening and we will have your order ready for pickup at the Market.  See you Saturday!  All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms, Mineral Point, WI.
Matchbook Magnets 
Hello market-goers!  I will not be at the market this week, but will be returning August 8th with my vintage matchbook magnets.  See you then!   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!!  What a fantastic day last Sat. at Market!  Thank you so much to everyone that stopped to visit and/or shop!  This week is going to be one of those really "if-y" days.  Right now I'm planning to NOT be at Market as my plans are to be in Lancaster most of the day on Friday for their Sidewalk Sales, etc. with a craft/vendor day on their Square from 7 a.m. till 2 p.m.  But, it seems rain is in the forecast and that means I stay home.  It  is also Corn Roast week-end in Cobb so I may set up in my front yard on Sat. and/or Sun.  So I honestly don't know if I will be at Market on Sat.  I hate to be so unsure, but that's how it is at this moment.  If you and I are there, do stop by and say "Hi" and visit a bit.  Otherwise, please feel free to call me at 623-2592 if I can be of any help for a quick gift, etc.  Mummu
Pointer Pantry
was originally inspired by a couple of Facebook posts where regular people stepped up to help someone in a pinch, paying for a snack at Kwik Trip for two kids short on change, buying a homeless man a cup of coffee.
Knowing that summer can be a tough time for some kids when school lunches aren't available, it seemed there had to be a way to help them out. 
A few phone calls, Facebook posts, text messages and only days later, Pointer Pantry was born.
One person after another said, "I can do that!" This can-do attitude, many would say you'll only find in Mineral Point, is allowing us to solve a big problem for Mineral Point kids in a really simple way. 
Stop by the Pointer Pantry booth on Saturday for more info!
If you're on Facebook, be sure to join Pointer Pantry to keep up-to-date on volunteer opportunities.  If you're not on Facebook, you may contact Mo May Grimm at 608-574-3555.
Queen Bee Acres
We are happy to be back at MP Market this week with local honey from Iowa and   Lafayette Counties.  Our honey is available in various sizes in plastic and glass bottles.  Creamed honey will also be available while supplies last.  We offer sweet   smelling golden beeswax in small, medium & large size bars. Come & enjoy the market.  Feel free to ask questions about beekeeping.  We are happy to share our beekeeping knowledge and experiences.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the   Bees; www.queenbeeacres.com
Shooting Star Farm
It’s hard to believe we had nearly an inch and a half of rain a week ago. The wind has really dried things out. Hose moving time! Temperatures have been good for ripening tomatoes, so we should have more this week than last. Look for delicious “saladette” varieties (two-bite tomatoes), as well as some larger slicing heirlooms, red slicers, and plum/paste tomatoes. Not big quantities, but they more than last week. Other items include fresh white and Italian bottle onions, bunched carrots, beets (red and Chioggia), broccoli, red and green cabbage, Swiss chard, kale, collards, green beans, cucumbers, summer squash, green peppers (bell and Italian frying types), eggplant, basil, cilantro, parsley, arugula, mixed heads of lettuce, and some spinach. We’re still a little short on salad mix, but we’ll bring as much as we can. Rink will be riding in the Dairyland Dare again this year, so cheer him on if you him!  
Sweet Earth Gardens
Sweet Earth gardens will be attending the market this week.  We will have delphiniums,liatris dahlias, gladiolas, zinnias, summer alliums, cosmos, hydrangeas sunflowers, alstomerias and more.  Hope to see you there. 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.


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