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Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 28th - Week 4

Hello MP Market Goers!



It's Memorial Day Weekend and we are so grateful for all the sacrifices that have been made for us to enjoy this great country that we live in. These sacrifices provide us with the opportunity to enjoy our friends and families, which is what we will be doing this weekend. The grill will be going and games will be played. There will probably be a bonfire with s'mores too!
Spring is such a busy time for farmers. Everything needs to get planted in a timely fashion plus some crops are ready for harvest. Other crops need to be monitored closely so that they will grow and be fruitful. But a day off is needed.
If you'd like to honor those who have fought for your freedom, please join us for a parade down High St at 10:30 with a ceremony in Library Park immediately following.

Happy Memorial Day!


Honey and Spice Sautéed Pork Hand Tacos
Source: National Pork Board, PorkBeInspired.com

Ingredients: 
1lb boneless chops (1/2” thick), cut into strips
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp soy sauce
½ tsp ground chipotle pepper (may substitute smoked or plain paprika)
8 small corn tortillas, warmed
1 c shredded romaine lettuce
1 c pico de gallo
Sour cream to taste

Directions:
Marinade – Combine honey, olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce and ground chipotle pepper in medium bowl and whisk.  Add slice pork and let sit for 15 minutes.
Heat skillet over high heat.  Add pork and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.  Once cooked, remove pork to plate and set aside.
Arrange 8 corn tortillas on platter.  Sprinkle each with equal amounts shredded lettuce and pico de gallo

Arrange a few pieces of pork on each taco and top with sour cream if desired.

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Asparagus, Honey, Beeswax Bars, Maple Syrup, Frozen Sweet Corn, Asparagus Soup, Dilly Beans, Rhubarb, Arugula, Bok Choy, Spinach, Cilantro, Salad Mix, Turnips, Baby Lettuce, Green Garlic, Radishes, Watercolor paintings and artwork, Sunflower Oil, Perennial Plants, Yard Art, Goat Milk Soap and Lotion, Baked Goods, Bread, Salsa, Jam, BBQ Sauce, Wildlife Prints, Matchbook Magnets, Fresh Cut Flowers, 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!
Bures Berry Patch
Finally, temperatures have warmed up and our asparagus is shooting out of the ground! This week at market we will have asparagus, rhubarb, farm fresh eggs, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, frozen sweet corn, frozen cream of asparagus soup, and our 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
Prints and cards from my original watercolor and colored  pencil drawings include old favorites and some new.  I an exploring sky and water this year and focusing on places rather than things. An expanding  line up of ceramic tiles will include mosaic back-splashes and table tops.  I am hoping to offer custom pieces made to order.  
I will have Jewelry  only until the current inventory is sold out.  
Anyone interested in private watercolor painting lesson please stop by. I teach two people at a time at the rate of $10/hour each. My course is eight lessons long. 
Carey's Greenhouse
For this market May 28, I will have a wide variety of perennial and native plants, most of which provide excellent ground cover for hard to mow spots. I will have lily-of-the-valley, snow-on-the-mountain, woodland ferns and violets, as well as hostas, traditional tiger lillies, and several native plants. I will also have small lilacs for the first time this spring. With the cold wet spring my potted flowers are running a few weeks behind but should be ready by mid-June. Thanks, Del
Evelyn's Gardens
Tom will be at market this Saturday with our wide selection of Perennials and yard art. Please call if you need more information about what plants we will be bringing each week. 608-967-2261
Farmers' Daughter Kitchen
Farmers daughter will be here this weekend. We will have seasonal treats and some of the usual baked goods. And scones are back for the season!! New this season, rustic artisan bread!
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will be at market this week. Showcasing soup, BBQ sauce, salsa, and jams & jellies
James' Pine Valley Farm
This week I will have whole chickens, half chicken packages, leg/thigh packages and breast packages.  Also I will have several varieties of cheese from both Hooks Cheese and Brunkow Cheese.  May have a few dozen eggs.  See you Saturday
Lacey's Lathers
Hello from Lacey's Lathers! We are back at market this year with our soaps and solid lotion bars! Due to our growing family we will only be able to attend 2 markets per month so stock up when you see us! We will be at market Saturday, see you then! Clare Heberlein
Magic Light Photography
I am planning on being at the market this weekend, weather permitting.  Once again I will have a selection of my nature and wildlife photography available as matted prints ready for framing as well as greeting cards and a book featuring over 80 of my favorite photos.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I have a couple of NEW photos that I captured over the winter that will be on display as well.  These new photos are printed on high gloss aluminum and are ready to hang, without any additional framing needed!  Along with the new prints, I also have some new cards.  I will also have an 11x17 poster of my most popular photograph, Bucky's Twins.  I'm no longer making photographic prints of this image so this is the next best way to get an enlarged copy of this photo at an affordable price and printed locally!  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  New this year, I am going to be joining a group of artist at the Hight Street Gallery located at 33 High Street.  If I'm not at the market, a larger selection of my work will be available at the gallery, open Friday - Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.  The gallery is currently under construction but we hope to be opening soon.  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com and you can like and follow my work on Facebook.  My photos don't handle moister very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
A busy week ahead for communities all around. What a better way to celebrate the holiday activities than with lean, tasty, locally raised beef and pork products from Marr's Valley View Farms of Mineral Point. Bratwurst, Hamburgers, Wieners, Ribs and our full line of Steaks are in stock for backyard grilling and entertaining. 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 pm on Friday night. Don't be caught short for your upcoming Memorial weekend cookouts!  We are offering pick-up of our Farm Connection Meat CSA at market again this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join. Our pledge to you is to continue to provide you and your family with a wide variety of high quality beef and pork products for your dining enjoyment. Sounds like Saturday morning will be a chilly so dress accordingly. See you under the WaterTower - all of us at Marr's Valley View Farms. 
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  I’m excited to be back this year with my magnets made using vintage matchbook images.  My first market vending will be May 28.  I’ll be bringing last year’s favorites, and have some new magnets in the mix.  See you May 28!  Cindy   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company
Hello Mineral Point Farmers market goers! We are pleased to announce that the Platteville Sunflower Oil Company will now be available to you this summer! We are a nonprofit organization that is almost completely ran by students at UW-Platteville. We don’t get any compensation for running this new small business other than the great work experience and meeting the many amazing people of southwest Wisconsin. Compared to some of the other vendors we are only going to retail Sunflower oil, and maybe the occasional brownie sample here and there! Our Sunflowers are grown with certified organic sunflower seeds from here in Wisconsin's Driftless Region by two local farmers, from there they go to a place north of Madison where it is cold pressed in bulk just to turn around and come back to Platteville where it is bottled by the UW-Platteville students. Sunflower oil is a healthy alternative to olive oil. It has a light nutty flavor that brings a unique and artisan taste to the many different baked goods, sautéed vegetables, and boiled/baked meats. By being locally grown it has less of a carbon footprint that can’t be said by other oils and name brands. Additionally, all profits from the sales of our oil help to fund sustainability and renewable energy related education and community engagement projects throughout southwestern Wisconsin. There will be one or more of our board members available this weekend that will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have for our organization or our Sunflower oil. We welcome you to stop by, see you Saturday!
Queen Bee Acres
We will be at market this Saturday, May 28 and again in 2 weeks on June 11th. We plan to be at market about twice per month throughout the summer, Out honey supply is low until fall harvest. Watch the newsletter, our schedule will be posted there. Queen Bee Acres honey is also available locally at The Pear on Fountain St in Mineral Point and The Cobblestone Coffee House on Iowa St. in Dodgeville. Queen Bee Acres feature local honey from Iowa and Lafayette counties, as well as creamed honey and sweet smellin golden beeswax bars. Beeswax has a variety of uses, for example craft projects, wood working, waterproofing, making cosmetics, thread conditioning, and for lubrication or polishing. We look forward to seeing you! Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the Bees www.queenbeeacres.com
Rustics at Ridge
Take a look this week at our hand crafted items including candleholders, centerpieces, chalk boards, ladders, tables, plant stands, stichery, and more.  Custom orders available.  For more information, stop in at Ridge Lumber or check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ridgelumbermp/.
Shooting Star Farm
Busy, busy week here getting all the summer crops in before the much-needed rain. Things in the field are starting to grow like mad, but the selection is still decidedly spring-like! We’ll have plenty of greens this week. Heads of lettuce will include green butter, red butter, oak leaf, baby romaine, and lots of mixed small heads. We’ll finally have plenty of salad mix and arugula. Also look for red and French breakfast radishes, salad turnips, bok choy, spinach, cilantro, dill, rhubarb, a bit of green garlic, and maybe a few surprises if we get some rain! We have mostly sold out of tomato plants, but will bring some if we have them. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth Gardens will not be at the market either May 14th or May 21rst.  But will look forward to being back on May 28th

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 19, 2016

May 21st - Week 3

Hello MP Market Goers!

Well last week was certainly one of our colder markets! Brr! Thank goodness this Saturday is looking much more promising! It even looks like it will be nice enough to stay awhile, have a breakfast roll, and catch up with friends!
One of the first items out of the garden is rhubarb, which there will be plenty of this week at market. Why not try something new with this wonderful tart dessert crop? Here's a new recipe that we will be trying at the Patch! Rhubarb Bars, like lemon bars but with the tartness of rhubarb.

This Saturday, volunteers from the Mineral Point Elementary School will be selling compost and cookbooks to raise funds for “The Garden Project”. All proceeds – that’s 100% - will go directly to the project for seeds, supplies, and continued maintenance.
Compost: This compost is sourced from Purple Cow. It’s specially formulated with worm castings, kelp, and other goodies which your garden veggies and flowers will love. It’s the “good stuff”! Compost is bagged by us in approximately 1 cubic foot quantities. Price is comparable to what you’d pay at a garden center.
Cookbooks: Super Snack for Super Kids, is written by local authors Dr. Sarah Fox and Julie Stephenson. The cookbook is full of great recipes for healthful, delicious, kid-approved snacks, and features lots of local super kids. Books are $18.95 each - all of which will be donated to the garden.

The Garden Project was started in 2013 in collaboration with the Mineral Point School District and parent volunteers. It gives all elementary students an opportunity to plant seeds, get in the garden, and eat the veggies that they have grown. If you haven’t been to the garden, visit https://www.facebook.com/MineralPointSchoolGarden/ for photos and updates. Let us know if you’d like to volunteer!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Asparagus, Honey, Beeswax Bars, Maple Syrup, Frozen Sweet Corn, Asparagus Soup, Dilly Beans, Rhubarb, Arugula, Bok Choy, Spinach, Cilantro, Salad Mix, Turnips, Baby Lettuce, Radishes, Watercolor paintings and artwork, Sunflower Oil, Perennial Plants, Yard Art, Baked Goods, Bread, 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!
Bures Berry Patch
Brrr, last weekend was so cold and those temps have continued into this week. We've had frost several times this week so we will have a limited supply of asparagus at market Saturday, come early. This week at market we will have asparagus, rhubarb, farm fresh eggs, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, frozen sweet corn, frozen cream of asparagus soup, and our 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
Prints and cards from my original watercolor and colored  pencil drawings include old favorites and some new.  I an exploring sky and water this year and focusing on places rather than things. An expanding  line up of ceramic tiles will include mosaic back-splashes and table tops.  I am hoping to offer custom pieces made to order.  
I will have Jewelry  only until the current inventory is sold out.  
Anyone interested in private watercolor painting lesson please stop by. I teach two people at a time at the rate of $10/hour each. My course is eight lessons long. 
Evelyn's Gardens
Tom will be at market this Saturday with our wide selection of Perennials and yard art. Please call if you need more information about what plants we will be bringing each week. 608-967-2261
Farmers' Daughter Kitchen
Farmers daughter will be here this weekend. We will have seasonal treats and some of the usual baked goods. And scones are back for the season!! New this season, rustic artisan bread!
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will NOT be at market this week. 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
This week I will have whole chickens, half chicken packages, leg/thigh packages and breast packages.  Also I will have several varieties of cheese from both Hooks Cheese and Brunkow Cheese.  May have a few dozen eggs.  See you Saturday
Lacey's Lathers
Hello from Lacey's Lathers! We are back at market this year with our soaps and solid lotion bars! Due to our growing family we will only be able to attend 2 markets per month so stock up when you see us! We will be back at market on May 28 see you then! Clare Heberlein
Magic Light Photography
I will not be at the market this weekend, but my cards will still be available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street. Be back next week with my selection of my nature and wildlife photography available as matted prints ready for framing as well as greeting cards and a book featuring over 80 of my favorite photos.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I have a couple of NEW photos that I captured over the winter that will be on display as well.  These new photos are printed on high gloss aluminum and are ready to hang, without any additional framing needed!  Along with the new prints, I also have some new cards.  I will also have an 11x17 poster of my most popular photograph, Bucky's Twins.  I'm no longer making photographic prints of this image so this is the next best way to get an enlarged copy of this photo at an affordable price and printed locally!  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  New this year, I am going to be joining a group of artist at the Hight Street Gallery located at 33 High Street.  If I'm not at the market, a larger selection of my work will be available at the gallery, open Friday - Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.  The gallery is currently under construction but we hope to be opening soon.  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com and you can like and follow my work on Facebook.  My photos don't handle moister very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
This week Bratwurst are here in all their glory!  In Pork we'll have Cheddar Cheese, Chipotle-Ranch, Classic and Kraut-Onion.  Mushroom-Swiss will be back before Memorial Day.  We also offer a Classic Beef Bratwurst.  We have already put some on the grill.  It's amazing how great the first ones of the season taste. 
Speaking of taste - have you ventured out and tried any of our Bacon varieties lately?  Maple and Pepper Crusted will give you that morning "wake-up call".  We have Applewood, Hickory (your favorite!) and Uncured as well.  Ask us about "Bacon Ends".  They are exactly what you think - the end trimmings already cut up for you to use anywhere you like bacon.  Top your German Potato Salad or sprinkle it on your Maple Frosted Donuts!  We were in downtown Cincinnati recently and had a Maple-Bacon Donut that was to die for.         
Reminder to try the new products we introduced at the opening Market - both perfect for the grill or any other method of cooking you prefer: 
    Boneless Ham - 4 to 5 pounds each
    Boneless Pork Loin Roast - 2.5 to 3.5 pounds each 
In addition, Marr's Valley View Farms will have our full offering of our products - everything from our lean Ground Beef to Steaks to Liver (yes nummy Liver!) and all your favorite Beef Roasts.  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 pm on Friday night.  It is never to early to place your pre-order for that special graduation party or Memorial weekend cookouts.  We are offering pick-up of our Farm Connection Meat CSA at market again this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join.  Our pledge to you is to continue to provide you and your family with a wide variety of high quality beef and pork products for your dining enjoyment. Sounds like Saturday morning will be a chilly so dress accordingly.  See you under the WaterTower - all of us at Marr's Valley View Farms.   
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  I’m excited to be back this year with my magnets made using vintage matchbook images.  My first market vending will not be until May 28.  I’ll be bringing last year’s favorites, and have some new magnets in the mix.  See you on May 28!  Cindy   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company
Hello Mineral Point Farmers market goers! We are pleased to announce that the Platteville Sunflower Oil Company will now be available to you this summer! We are a nonprofit organization that is almost completely ran by students at UW-Platteville. We don’t get any compensation for running this new small business other than the great work experience and meeting the many amazing people of southwest Wisconsin. Compared to some of the other vendors we are only going to retail Sunflower oil, and maybe the occasional brownie sample here and there! Our Sunflowers are grown with certified organic sunflower seeds from here in Wisconsin's Driftless Region by two local farmers, from there they go to a place north of Madison where it is cold pressed in bulk just to turn around and come back to Platteville where it is bottled by the UW-Platteville students. Sunflower oil is a healthy alternative to olive oil. It has a light nutty flavor that brings a unique and artisan taste to the many different baked goods, sautéed vegetables, and boiled/baked meats. By being locally grown it has less of a carbon footprint that can’t be said by other oils and name brands. Additionally, all profits from the sales of our oil help to fund sustainability and renewable energy related education and community engagement projects throughout southwestern Wisconsin. There will be one or more of our board members available this weekend that will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have for our organization or our Sunflower oil. We welcome you to stop by, see you Saturday!
Queen Bee Acres
We are excited to be returning for another season at the Mineral Point Market.  Featured at the Queen Bee Acres booth will be local honey from Iowa and Lafayette counties, as well as creamed honey and sweet smelling golden beeswax bars.  Beeswax has a variety of uses, for example craft projects, wood working, waterproofing, making cosmetics, thread conditioning,  and for lubrication or polishing.  Unfortunately honey supplies are low until the fall harvest in early September so we will not be at market every weekend.   We will be there opening day and the first three Saturdays in May.  Please check the Mineral Point newsletter for our availability throughout the summer.  Remember our honey is also available locally at The Pear on Fountain St. in Mineral Point and The Cobblestone Coffee House on Iowa St. in Dodgeville
Rustics at Ridge
Take a look this week at our hand crafted items including candleholders, centerpieces, chalk boards, ladders, tables, plant stands, stichery, and more.  Custom orders available.  For more information, stop in at Ridge Lumber or check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ridgelumbermp/.
Shooting Star Farm
Frost early Sunday morning didn’t hurt us a bit because everything outside can handle 30 degrees or colder. Yay! Tomatoes and peppers will go in next week when things are nice and settled. Hope everyone’s home gardens did okay. Looks like more seasonal temps this weekend, and a beautiful day coming up on Saturday. This is what we hope to have available: Salad mix and/or greens mix (salad mix minus the lettuce), baby arugula, baby lettuce heads, some larger lettuce heads (red leaf, butter, green leaf), red radishes, salad turnips, cilantro, rhubarb, baby bok choy, possibly spinach, maybe a few other items. Hard to tell this time of year. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth Gardens will not be at the market either May 14th or May 21rst.  But will look forward to being back on May 28th

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

Carey's Greenhouse


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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 14th - Week 2

Hello MP Market Goers!

We had a great opening day last Saturday! So much to eat and enjoy! It was great to catch up with friends and meet new ones. As the market progresses through the season more vendors will be appearing. Our plan is that you will be able to find all your home and meal needs at the Mineral Point Market each Saturday morning.

My kids love all that we got last week at market! However, because we grow asparagus and my kids love it I am always looking for new recipes and here is a new one I think they'll love! Creamy One-Pan Chicken Asparagus Pasta









Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Asparagus, Honey, Beeswax Bars, Maple Syrup, Frozen Sweet Corn, Dilly Beans, Rhubarb, Arugula, Bok Choy, Spinach, Parsley, Cilantro, Baby Lettuce, Wildlife prints, Radishes, Watercolor paintings and artwork, Salsas and BBQ Sauce, Sunflower Oil, 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!
Bures Berry Patch
It was so nice to see everyone last week! So glad that everyone had a decent winter and that you were excited as we were to have spring here once again. Our asparagus is jumping out of the ground and has been so tasty with dinner. This week at market we will have asparagus, rhuabarb, farm fresh eggs, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, frozen sweet corn, and our 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
Prints and cards from my original watercolor and colored  pencil drawings include old favorites and some new.  I an exploring sky and water this year and focusing on places rather than things. An expanding  line up of ceramic tiles will include mosaic back-splashes and table tops.  I am hoping to offer custom pieces made to order.  
I will have Jewelry  only until the current inventory is sold out.  
Anyone interested in private watercolor painting lesson please stop by. I teach two people at a time at the rate of $10/hour each. My course is eight lessons long. 
Farmers' Daughter Kitchen
Farmers daughter will be here this weekend. We will have seasonal treats and some of the usual baked goods. And scones are back for the season!!
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms will be at market 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
Great to see many customers at the market last Saturday.  This week I will have whole chickens, half chicken packages, leg/thigh packages and breast packages.  Also I will have several varieties of cheese from both Hooks Cheese and Brunkow Cheese.  May have a few dozen eggs.  See you Saturday
Lacey's Lathers
Hello from Lacey's Lathers! We are back at market this year with our soaps and solid lotion bars! Due to our growing family we will only be able to attend 2 markets per month so stock up when you see us! We will be back at market on May 28 see you then! Clare Heberlein
Magic Light Photography
I am planning on being at the market this weekend, weather permitting.  Once again I will have a selection of my nature and wildlife photography available as matted prints ready for framing as well as greeting cards and a book featuring over 80 of my favorite photos.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I have a couple of NEW photos that I captured over the winter that will be on display as well.  These new photos are printed on high gloss aluminum and are ready to hang, without any additional framing needed!  Along with the new prints, I also have some new cards.  I will also have an 11x17 poster of my most popular photograph, Bucky's Twins.  I'm no longer making photographic prints of this image so this is the next best way to get an enlarged copy of this photo at an affordable price and printed locally!  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  New this year, I am going to be joining a group of artist at the Hight Street Gallery located at 33 High Street.  If I'm not at the market, a larger selection of my work will be available at the gallery, open Friday - Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.  The gallery is currently under construction but we hope to be opening soon.  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com and you can like and follow my work on Facebook.  My photos don't handle moister very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
It was so good to see everyone last Saturday.  It was a strong opening day at the Mineral Point Market.
May is BEEF Month.  Why not celebrate with some Marr's Valley View Farms steaks on the grill.  Choose from NY Strip, Ribeye, Top Sirloin, Tenderloin or T-Bone.  We have limited quantities of Flank and Porterhouse so come early if those on are your shopping list.  
Here's some tips for preparing juicy, tender beef steaks:
- let beef steaks thaw naturally in the refrigerator - thawing in the microwave doesn't do tenderness any favors
- pat beef steaks dry with paper towels for better browning
- sear beef steaks on both sides making sure your grill or pan are nice and hot sealing in the natural juices - you want to hear that "sizzle" on contact
- turn beef steaks with tongs - a fork pierces the beef allowing loss of flavorful and moisturizing juices
- salt beef steaks after cooking or browning - salt draws out moisture and inhibits browning
- let beef steaks "rest" for 5 minutes before serving
In addition, Marr's Valley View Farms will have our full offering of our products - everything from our lean Ground Beef to Ham Roasts to Bratwursts to Pork Chops to all your favorite Beef Roasts. 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 pm on Friday night. It is never to early to place your pre-order for that special graduation party or Memorial weekend cookouts. We are offering pick-up of our Farm Connection Meat CSA at market again this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join. Our pledge to you is to continue to provide you and your family with a wide variety of high quality beef and pork products for your dining enjoyment.
See you under the Water Tower - all of us at Marr's Valley View Farms.  
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  I’m excited to be back this year with my magnets made using vintage matchbook images.  My first market vending will not be until May 28.  I’ll be bringing last year’s favorites, and have some new magnets in the mix.  See you on May 28!  Cindy   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company
Hello Mineral Point Farmers market goers! We are pleased to announce that the Platteville Sunflower Oil Company will now be available to you this summer! We are a nonprofit organization that is almost completely ran by students at UW-Platteville. We don’t get any compensation for running this new small business other than the great work experience and meeting the many amazing people of southwest Wisconsin. Compared to some of the other vendors we are only going to retail Sunflower oil, and maybe the occasional brownie sample here and there! Our Sunflowers are grown with certified organic sunflower seeds from here in Wisconsin's Driftless Region by two local farmers, from there they go to a place north of Madison where it is cold pressed in bulk just to turn around and come back to Platteville where it is bottled by the UW-Platteville students. Sunflower oil is a healthy alternative to olive oil. It has a light nutty flavor that brings a unique and artisan taste to the many different baked goods, sautéed vegetables, and boiled/baked meats. By being locally grown it has less of a carbon footprint that can’t be said by other oils and name brands. Additionally, all profits from the sales of our oil help to fund sustainability and renewable energy related education and community engagement projects throughout southwestern Wisconsin. There will be one or more of our board members available this weekend that will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have for our organization or our Sunflower oil. We welcome you to stop by, see you Saturday!
Queen Bee Acres
We are excited to be returning for another season at the Mineral Point Market.  Featured at the Queen Bee Acres booth will be local honey from Iowa and Lafayette counties, as well as creamed honey and sweet smelling golden beeswax bars.  Beeswax has a variety of uses, for example craft projects, wood working, waterproofing, making cosmetics, thread conditioning,  and for lubrication or polishing.  Unfortunately honey supplies are low until the fall harvest in early September so we will not be at market every weekend.   We will be there opening day and the first three Saturdays in May.  Please check the Mineral Point newsletter for our availability throughout the summer.  Remember our honey is also available locally at The Pear on Fountain St. in Mineral Point and The Cobblestone Coffee House on Iowa St. in Dodgeville
Rustics at Ridge
Take a look this week at our hand crafted items including candleholders, centerpieces, chalk boards, ladders, tables, plant stands, stichery, and more.  Custom orders available.  For more information, stop in at Ridge Lumber or check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ridgelumbermp/.
Shooting Star Farm
It was great to see familiar faces as well as some new folks at the first Market last week. The Uplands Garden Club plant sale takes place this Saturday morning at Harris Park. As one who knows, be sure to shop early for a good selection. Then head back to Mineral Point for the Market. We’ll be waiting for you! This is our hopeful list of veggies for the week: red and French breakfast radishes, spinach, rhubarb, bok choy, baby arugula and/or spicy greens mix (salad mix sans the lettuce part), cilantro, parsley, and a limited number of baby lettuce heads and salad turnips. Looks like ramps might be done for the season. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth Gardens will not be at the market either May 14th or May 21rst.  But will look forward to being back on May 28th

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

Emily Ranney
Carey's Greenhouse
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 5, 2016

May 7th - Week 1

Hello MP Market Goers!

It's opening day at the Mineral Point Market!  We are all so excited to be out in Water Tower Park once again. We hope you will join us each Saturday morning from 8:30-11 in Water Tower Park.  
The warm spring means that there will be plenty of fresh items to choose from on Saturday! From asparagus and bok choy to rhubarb and ramps, it's time to start eating fresh! In addition, one will also be able to restock their pantry with items like honey and maple syrup or their freezer with chicken, beef, and pork!
Please join us in welcoming Spring back to Mineral Point!
Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Asparagus, Honey, Beeswax Bars, Maple Syrup, Frozen Sweet Corn, Dilly Beans, Rhubarb, Ramps, Cilantro, Baby Lettuce, Wildlife prints, Radishes, 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!
Bures Berry Patch
Wow, we had a wonderful winter filled with family, friends, and good food; food that we preserved from last season to get us through the winter.  Soon we will start that process over again.  We will be harvesting delicious food from the Patch to eat both fresh and preserved for next winter.  And it's already beginning! Our asparagus is jumping out of the ground and has been so tasty with dinner. This week at market we will have asparagus, farm fresh eggs, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, frozen sweet corn, and our 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
Magic Light Photography
Welcome back to another great year at the Market!  I am planning on being at the market this weekend.  Once again I will have a selection of my nature and wildlife photography available as matted prints ready for framing as well as greeting cards and a book featuring over 80 of my favorite photos.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  I have a couple of NEW photos that I captured over the winter that will be on display as well.  These new photos are printed on high gloss aluminum and are ready to hang, without any additional framing!  I will also have an 11x17 poster of my most popular photograph, Bucky's Twins.  I'm no longer making photographic prints of this image so this is the next best way to get an enlarged copy of this photo at an affordable price and printed locally!  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 at 151 High Street.  New this year, I am going to be joining a group of artist at the Hight Street Gallery located at 33 High Street.  If I'm not at the market, a larger selection of my work will be available at the gallery, open Friday - Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com.   Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
Welcome back - it's time to kickoff the 2016 Mineral Point Market!  We are thrilled that our community Market is in it's 21st year and can't thank you enough for your support over the years. 
Marr's Valley View Farms' pledge to you this Market season is to continue to provide you and your family with a wide variety of high quality beef and pork products for your dining enjoyment. 
There will be introductions of new varieties of products throughout the season.  We're excited to announce the first of season this week and are anxious for you to give them a try:
    Boneless Ham - 4 to 5 pounds each
    Boneless Pork Loin Roast - 2.5 to 3.5 pounds each 
In addition, this week Marr's Valley View Farms will have our full offering of our products - everything from our lean Ground Beef to Tenderloin Steaks to Pork Chops to all your favorite Beef Roasts.  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 pm on Friday night.  It is never to early to place your pre-order for that special graduation party or Memorial weekend cookouts.  We are offering pick-up of our Farm Connection Meat CSA at market again this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join. Hopefully Saturday will be a beautiful day to welcome in the 2016 Market season.  See you under the Water Tower - all of us at Marr's Valley View Farms.   
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  I’m excited to be back this year with my magnets made using vintage matchbook images.  My first market vending will not be until May 28.  I’ll be bringing last year’s favorites, and have some new magnets in the mix.  See you on May 28!  Cindy   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com
Queen Bee Acres
We are excited to be returning for another season at the Mineral Point Market.  Featured at the Queen Bee Acres booth will be local honey from Iowa and Lafayette counties, as well as creamed honey and sweet smelling golden beeswax bars.  Beeswax has a variety of uses, for example craft projects, wood working, waterproofing, making cosmetics, thread conditioning,  and for lubrication or polishing.  Unfortunately honey supplies are low until the fall harvest in early September so we will not be at market every weekend.   We will be there opening day and the first three Saturdays in May.  Please check the Mineral Point newsletter for our availability throughout the summer.  Remember our honey is also available locally at The Pear on Fountain St. in Mineral Point and The Cobblestone Coffee House on Iowa St. in Dodgeville
Rustics at Ridge
Take a look this week at our hand crafted items including candleholders, centerpieces, chalk boards, ladders, tables, plant stands, stichery, and more.  Custom orders available.  For more information, stop in at Ridge Lumber or check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ridgelumbermp/
Shooting Star Farm
Holy Cow it’s May 2016! Seems like the last Market was only a few months ago. We’re excited to get going again this year, and will have a few fresh veggies for sale at this first Market. Looks like radishes, cilantro, baby bok choy, rhubarb, wild harvested ramps (wild leeks), and a limited supply of baby lettuce heads. Planting this year was almost 2 weeks later than 2015 due to the very wet ground back in April spring. Our fields are filling up now, but we want to let you know that crops will be later coming in than last year. We’ll bring everything we have and keep coddling those veggies along, and before you know it, we’ll have lots of variety. We’re looking forward to seeing you this weekend! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.

Here is a list of the unconfirmed vendors that may or may not be at market this week:
Chestnut Hill Studio
Emily Ranney
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Carey's Greenhouse
Farmers' Daughters' Kitchen
Happy Hunter Farms
James' Pine Valley Farm
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
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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