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Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 2nd - Week 9

Hello MP Market Goers!

It's 4th of July, time to break out the grill invite friends over to watch the fireworks. Mineral Point is such a beautiful town, but to see it alight with fireworks is something else. Our very own Michael Smith took an inspiring picture of the fireworks from High Street. Be sure to come out this weekend both for the parade and the fireworks!
Market this week will have everything you need for the perfect cookout! From veggies to meat and everything in between, everyone will be pleased with your delicious creations!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Honey, Handmade Doll Clothes, Maple Syrup, Asparagus Soup, Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, Cucumbers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Zucchini and Summer Squash, fennel, collards, lettuce heads, arugula, salad greens, basil, parsley, cilantro, Dill, Garlic Scapes, Napa Cabbage, Watercolor paintings and artwork, Nature Prints, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Sunflower Oil, Perennial Plants, Yard Art, Baked Goods, Bread, Salsa, Jam, BBQ Sauce, 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
Strawberry season has come to an end unfortunately. But as one season ends another begins and it's now potato season. This week we will have baby red potatoes, sugar snap peas, eggs, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, frozen strawberry rhubarb pie and frozen cream of asparagus soup. 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 am 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
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 
I won't be at Market this Saturday but will be back at Market at the next two Saturdays July 2nd and 9th. Sorry about the Saturdays off but I'm enjoying more time with my growing little family. if you have any special requests or any products that you would need when I'm not at market feel free to call or Email 608-574-9829 or laceyslathers@yahoo.com.thank you for your past and present patronage :-)!
Clare
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's 4th of July weekend and we're kicking off July Beef month in Wisconsin! We are fully stocked with ground beef patties and bratwurst for your weekend cookout! And of course, Tenderloin, New York Strip, Ribeye 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 steak. Bone in and Boneless Butterflied Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our beef products. Even though it is summer we have all varieties of Beef and Pork Roasts and on hand - all of which are great on the grill. Our Stew Meat makes the perfect shish-ka-bob meat. Or how about some Beef Short Ribs and Pork Spare Ribs "falling-off-the-bone" slow cooked and covered in your favorite BBQ Sauce?  Here's a link to the WI Beef Council's newsletter and an almost endless list of great recipes for your summer dining enjoyment.  http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1103021243571&ca=936a83b9-ed1f-4440-b966-99fd10ab885e.  Pick out your favorite and pick up the ingredients Saturday at Market.  If 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 pick-up at the market. See you Saturday! All of us at Valley View Farms.
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  I’m excited to be back at the market this Saturday with my hand-crafted magnets made using images from vintage matchbook covers – including a nice selection of patriotic magnets.  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   See you this Saturday!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  What beautiful weather!!  I am loving it as it's so much like the Upper Michigan weather where I grew up!  And the best part is it sounds like this will continue for a few more days......which is great as that means I will be at Market this Sat. July 2.  Do stop by and say "Hi" and see all of the new clothes for the dolls!   I am busy, busy this week so will have LOTS of new things.  Included will be beach sets*, more sun dresses and new "handkerchief skirt" sets!  They are such fun to make and really very cute. Also new fabrics for the "Seat belt Buddies".   So check them out!!  If you can't be at Market and need a gift, feel free to call (623-2592) and we can set up a time for you to come to my house in Cobb and do your shopping there!  Have a great week and safe holiday.  Celebrate our country!   Mummu    *In case I forget to remind you when you purchase beach sets, do NOT put your dolls in water!!   They do not swim and they don't like to be in the sun.  Keep them healthy and happy!!!
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!
Pointer Pantry
Pointer Pantry will be selling coffee (regular and decaf) on Sat, 7/2 at Farmer's Market 8-11.
$2/Cup or any donation amount 
We also have mugs donated by local potters for sale at $25 each (all proceeds to Pointer Pantry).
Pointer Pantry is a 501c3 (donations are tax deductible), which provides gift certificates to Mineral Point students at risk for being hungry when school is not in session. These gift certificates are good for two weeks and can redeemed at Point Foods for anything except alcohol or tobacco products. Pointer Pantry only pays Point Foods for redeemed gift certificates. Anyone who has questions can reach out to Mo May Grimm at 608-574-3555.
Queen Bee Acres
Sorry to report but we will not be at market until Saturday, July 9th.  We will have fresh creamed honey on our return.  Queen Bee Acres honey is available locally in limited sizes at The Pear on Fountain St. in Mineral Point and The Cobblestone Coffee House on Iowa St. in Dodgeville.  Queen Bee Acres features local honey from Iowa and Lafayette counties, as well as creamed honey and sweet smelling golden beeswax bars.  We look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks! Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the Bees 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
New vegetables are coming in every week, and are table should be pretty full for all of your weekend get-togethers. New this week are beautiful, fresh mini onions. These are about two-inches in diameter with green tops. Perfect for grilling, salads, or just about anything. Cucumbers are in great supply, too. How about cucumber and onion salad? We’ll have a limited supply of sugar snap peas (not a good crop this year), so come early if you want some. Other items this week include kale, Kossack kohlrabi (the big kind), zucchini and summer squash, fennel, collards, lettuce heads, arugula, salad greens, basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, garlic scapes, napa cabbage, and possibly red and green cabbage. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet earth Gardens will be at the market this Saturday with daisies,  asiatic lilies, Gerberas, Sweet Williams, Dahlias and perhaps some sunflowers.  See you 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, June 23, 2016

June 25th - Week 8

Hello MP Market Goers!


So several of us were quite worried about the storms they were predicting on Wednesday. Fortunately they passed just south of us leaving our crops still a little thirsty for water but not beaten down by baseball size hail as occurred in northern Minnesota. So we are sighing relief. And since our weather has been good to us we are finding new items ready and waiting to be harvested and brought to market.
New this week is zuccini and summer squash as well as garlic scapes. Garlic scapes are fun and easy to work with; here is a great recipe for Sauteed Summer Squash and Garlic Scapes.


For the next few weeks our vendors will be in different locations due to the sidewalk repair going on in Water Tower Park. Be sure to look around; more than likely your favorite vendor is there but just in a different location.

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Honey, Handmade Doll Clothes, Maple Syrup, Asparagus Soup, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Carrots, Beets, Broccoli, Kale, Kohlrabi, Fennel, Napa Cabbage, Radishes, Scallions, Garlic Scapes, Basil, Dill, Cilantro, Lettuce, Watercolor paintings and artwork, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Sunflower Oil, Perennial Plants, Yard Art, Baked Goods, Bread, Salsa, Jam, BBQ Sauce, 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
It's officially strawberry season at the Patch but it won't last much longer. If you like to pick-your-own come on out to the Patch on Thursday or Saturday from 8-8. Or come up to market to grab a quart or two. In addition to strawberries we will also have sugar snap peas, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, frozen strawberry rhubarb pie and frozen cream of asparagus soup. 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 am 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
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 
I won't be at Market this Saturday but will be back at Market at the next two Saturdays July 2nd and 9th. Sorry about the Saturdays off but I'm enjoying more time with my growing little family. if you have any special requests or any products that you would need when I'm not at market feel free to call or Email 608-574-9829 or laceyslathers@yahoo.com.thank you for your past and present patronage :-)!
Clare
Magic Light Photography
I won't be at market this week. Be back shortly when I will once again 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's June Dairy Month - congratulations to our area dairy producers for the great products they bring to us each and every day! As Beef producers, we'd like to remind you that it's never to soon to be thinking about July "Beef Month" in Wisconsin. Time to begin planning your menu for those July 4th neighborhood cookouts and family camping trips to one of our beautiful parks or lakes in the area. It's never too early to place your order to ensure you will have what you want for the grill. This week, Marr's Valley View Farms will have our full line of tender, flavorful Black Angus Beef products and pork products at market. Bratwurst, hamburger patties, steaks and pork chops are in stock for quick 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. We are offering pick-up of our Meat CSA at market this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join. See you soon - all at Marr's Valley View Farms.
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  Thanks to all who stopped by on Week 5.  It was good to see so many familiar faces and some new ones, too!  My next market vending will be July 2.  Stop by and check out my magnets made using images from vintage matchbook covers – including a nice selection of patriotic magnets.   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   See you July 2!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  It has been another busy week for me as we had Giada with us for 3 days again.  Also I was able to spend time with Haydn, too last nite to take both grandchildren to see "Finding Dory".  Cute movie!  And what a treat it was for me to spend time with both of them together!  But I will have a couple of days to sew for the dolls now and will have several new items on Sat.  I do plan to be at Market, weather permitting, as always.  Sounds ok at this time.  I can't say what I might focus on for new items so you will have to stop by and find out!!  I did have a couple of shoppers come to my house recently to shop so do keep that in mind.  If you need a birthday (or any other) gift, feel free to call and we can set up a time that works for both of us for you to come to Cobb.  My phone number is still 623-2592 and I am very easy to find.  I look forward to seeing everyone this Sat. June 25.  Remember to support our local dairy farmers all the time but especially now during Dairy Month!!  See you on Sat!!    Mummu
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
Sorry to report but we will not be at market until Saturday, July 9th.  We will have fresh creamed honey on our return.  Queen Bee Acres honey is available locally in limited sizes at The Pear on Fountain St. in Mineral Point and The Cobblestone Coffee House on Iowa St. in Dodgeville.  Queen Bee Acres features local honey from Iowa and Lafayette counties, as well as creamed honey and sweet smelling golden beeswax bars.  We look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks! Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the Bees 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
It’s been a busy and warm week trying to get things harvested, planted, and especially weeded after the heavy rains last week. With the heat and humidity, I think it was possible to actually watch the weeds grow! We’re going to continue to be short on salad greens this week, but will have some new items, and of course lots of lettuce! For this week: zucchini and summer squash, cucumbers, carrots, beets, sugar snap peas (limited supply), broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, napa cabbage, radishes, scallions, garlic scapes (use like garlic), basil, dill, cilantro, and LETTUCE!  Find us at our new spot by the stone building while we let the grass grow around the beautiful, new, easy-to-access sidewalk! See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet earth Gardens will be at the market this Saturday with daisies,  asiatic lilies, Gerberas, Sweet Williams, Dahlias and perhaps some sunflowers.  See you 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, June 15, 2016

6/18/16 - Week 7

Hello MP Market Goers!



Are you celebrating Father's Day this weekend? We definately are! There will be lots of delicious food involved! Including a nice ceasar salad with Shooting Star lettuce and I might try my hand at a Strawberry Crostata with Bures Berry Patch strawberries. Dad's rock and we are so grateful that we have this day to celebrate all they do for the family.
In addition, we also need to give a shout out to Pam Rosecky winner of last week's market basket drawing! I wonder what deliciousness will find its way into her basket full of goodies.
For the next few weeks our vendors will be in different locations due to the sidewalk repair going on in Water Tower Park. Be sure to look around; more than likely your favorite vendor is there but just in a different location.


Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Honey, Handmade Doll Clothes, Maple Syrup, Asparagus Soup, Strawberries, Scallions, Bunched Carrots, Kale, Kohlrabi, Fennel, Beets, Cucumbers, Napa Cabbage, Dill, Cilantro, Basil, Lettuces, Salad Mix, Baby Arugula, Radishes, and Salad Turnips, Watercolor paintings and artwork, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Sunflower Oil, Perennial Plants, Yard Art, Baked Goods, Bread, Salsa, Jam, BBQ Sauce, 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
It's officially strawberry season at the Patch and we will be bringing our delicious berries to market on Saturday. But if you'd like to pick-your-own we will be open Thursday and Saturday for pick-your-own from 8 am to 8 pm! In addition to strawberries we will also have our farm fresh eggs, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, frozen strawberry rhubarb pie and frozen cream of asparagus soup. 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 am 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
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

We will only be at the market 2 Saturdays a month this year due to our growing family so stock up when I'm back at market on June 25th! See you next Saturday! Clare Heberlein
Magic Light Photography
I won't be at market this week. Be back shortly when I will once again 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
Marr's Valley View Farms invites you to join us in the WI Beef Council's 30 Day Protein Challenge.  "The 30 Day Protein Challenge is an exciting, easy-to-follow plan to add protein-rich foods to your daily life.  It focuses on feeling satisfied and energized after meals, which could lead to less snacking and eating out of boredom.  One small change in your diet can make a big difference in the way you feel.  Challenge yourself to incorporate protein-rich foods at every meal and feel the difference!  Introduce your family to new favorites.  Did you know Beef gives your body more of the high-quality protein you need to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and preserve and build muscle?"  Check out the many Benefits of Beef.
In need of new ideas to help you hit your protein intake target?  Here's some Tasty and Delicious Recipes with 30 Grams of Powerful Protein for breakfast, lunch and dinner; including  Strawberries and Cream smoothies and we all know that in just a few days strawberries will be here in abundance! 
Here a helpful guide to "Stock Your Protein Pantry". 

To assist with your protein challenge, Marr's Valley View Farms will again have our full line of tender, flavorful Black Angus Beef products and pork products at market this week.  Also it's never too soon to begin planning your menu for those July 4th neighborhood cookouts and family camping trips to one of our beautiful parks or lakes in the area. Place your order early to ensure you will have what you want for the grill.  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.  We are offering pick-up of our Meat CSA at market again this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join.  See you soon - all of us at Marr's Valley View Farms. 
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  Thanks to all who stopped by on Week 5.  It was good to see so many familiar faces and some new ones, too!  My next market vending will be July 2.  Stop by and check out my magnets made using images from vintage matchbook covers – including a nice selection of patriotic magnets.   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   See you July 2!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  Just a quick note re: Market next Sat. June18.  As of right now I do plan to be there.....as long as the weather cooperates.  It looks good at this point.  I have Giada with me for most of this week so I don't know how much sewing I'll get done.  As I've said in the past "Grandchildren do trump pretty much everything else!"  (We had a super morning in the Burres' Strawberry Patch on Monday and have been enjoying fresh berries galore!!) So if you are at Market and I am too, do stop by and say "Hi".  There may be new items for the dolls....probably something with strawberry fabric or maybe patriotic for the 4th of July???  Check it out!!  Looking forward to seeing you on Sat.    Have a great week!    Mummu
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
Sorry to report but we will not be at market until Saturday, July 9th.  We will have fresh creamed honey on our return.  Queen Bee Acres honey is available locally in limited sizes at The Pear on Fountain St. in Mineral Point and The Cobblestone Coffee House on Iowa St. in Dodgeville.  Queen Bee Acres features local honey from Iowa and Lafayette counties, as well as creamed honey and sweet smelling golden beeswax bars.  We look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks! Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the Bees 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
What a storm Tuesday night! We got about 3 inches of rain but others had 4 or more. Glad we got some weeding done first, because it’ll be a while before things dry out. Lots more variety of crops for this week. Here’s the list: scallions, bunched carrots, kale, kohlrabi (the smaller, earlier variety), fennel, beets, cucumbers (limited supply), napa cabbage, dill, cilantro, basil, plus all the usual beautiful lettuces, salad mix, baby arugula, radishes, and salad turnips. Should be a beautiful summer day. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market this week with Peonies, Ladies
Mantle, Asiatic Lilies and Lupines.

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, June 9, 2016

June 11th - Week 6

Hello MP Market Goers!

Summer is getting underway and we are working hard at getting all the crops in and weeded, because we know the weeds just won't stop growing. In addition, new tastes and flavors are coming to market each week. Come and eat your way through the seasons at the Mineral Point Market!





An added bonus to attending market this Saturday is that it is market basket giveaway week! Be sure to stop on up to register to win your very own box full of delicious and beautiful market goodies!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Eggs, Asparagus, Honey, Beeswax Bars, Goat Milk Soap and Lotion, Handmade Doll Clothes, Maple Syrup, Asparagus Soup, Rhubarb, Arugula, Spinach, Strawberries, Cilantro, Dill, Salad Mix, Turnips, Baby Lettuce, Green Garlic, Radishes, Watercolor paintings and artwork, Wildlife Prints, Sunflower Oil, Perennial Plants, Yard Art, Goat Milk Soap and Lotion, Baked Goods, Bread, Salsa, Jam, BBQ Sauce, 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's transition time at the Patch so we are a little unsure what we will have this Saturday. But hopefully we will have a bit more asparagus plus some strawberries! In addition we will have rhubarb, farm fresh eggs, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, and frozen cream of asparagus soup. 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 am 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
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
I will not be at the market on Saturday. I will be back next week with chicken, cheese, and eggs.
Lacey's Lathers
We will be back at market this week with our soaps and solid lotion bars! We will only be at the market 2 Saturdays a month this year due to our growing family so stock up on Saturday!
Did you know this week is dairy goat awareness week? So try something different and get some goat cheese if you are at the grocery store. My personal favorite is Montcherve's blueberry log it's great with crackers! See you Saturday! 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
Marr's Valley View Farms invites you to join us in the WI Beef Council's 30 Day Protein Challenge.  "The 30 Day Protein Challenge is an exciting, easy-to-follow plan to add protein-rich foods to your daily life.  It focuses on feeling satisfied and energized after meals, which could lead to less snacking and eating out of boredom.  One small change in your diet can make a big difference in the way you feel.  Challenge yourself to incorporate protein-rich foods at every meal and feel the difference!  Introduce your family to new favorites.  Did you know Beef gives your body more of the high-quality protein you need to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and preserve and build muscle?"  Check out the many Benefits of Beef.
In need of new ideas to help you hit your protein intake target?  Here's some Tasty and Delicious Recipes with 30 Grams of Powerful Protein for breakfast, lunch and dinner; including  Strawberries and Cream smoothies and we all know that in just a few days strawberries will be here in abundance! 
Here a helpful guide to "Stock Your Protein Pantry". 
To assist with your protein challenge, Marr's Valley View Farms will again have our full line of tender, flavorful Black Angus Beef products and pork products at market this week.  Also it's never too soon to begin planning your menu for those July 4th neighborhood cookouts and family camping trips to one of our beautiful parks or lakes in the area. Place your order early to ensure you will have what you want for the grill.  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.  We are offering pick-up of our Meat CSA at market again this year - ask us on Saturday for details and how to join.  See you soon - 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.  I'll be back again soon bringing last year’s favorites, and have some new magnets in the mix.  See you soon!  Cindy   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!!  I am finally ready to be at Market on a pretty regular basis for the summer.  I did make it last week and it was so nice to see many familiar faces and I met several new friends.  Right now everything I will be bringing will be NEW from last season including hoodies for the dolls and the big item is the "Seat Belt Buddy".  I started making them when Giada went into a booster seat in the car and didn't want to use her shoulder seat belt because "I don't like the way it feels".  Thus was born the "Buddy".  Do stop by and see them!  They are nicely padded, using Velcro they attach to any seat belt (and are left on the belt all the time so you never have to look for them), are washable, reversible and a large variety of fabrics, including Badgers, Packers, Frozen, Nascar, Barbie, dinosaurs, cats, dogs, etc. etc. etc.  BUT.....they aren't just for little ones.  I use mine all the time now.  If you have to commute to work daily, travel to see the family, go on road trips,  or just running to the grocery store, you will more than likely appreciate how much more comfortable the seat belt across your shoulder/neck will be.  So I will be adding more fabrics all the time to accommodate more interests.  They might as well be nice looking, too!!  Anyway, I do plan to be at Market this Sat., June 11 so I hope to see you all there!  Do stop by and say Hi and let's get caught up!!  See you there!!    Mummu
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 on June 11th. We plan to be at market about twice per month throughout the summer, our 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
It’s been a busy week getting in the last of the summer crops, working on trellising tomatoes, hoeing, and seeding the fall crops like cabbage and cauliflower. Plus, we’ve been irrigating again after some very windy, drying days. Greens will be the main item again at this week’s market: lettuce galore (gorgeous and lots of variety), spinach, salad mix, and arugula (hopefully). We should have some kale coming in, too. Radishes and Salad turnips should be plentiful again this week. Plus we may be digging carrots from our hoophouse! Also look for rhubarb, cilantro, dill, basil, and possibly some more green garlic. Should be a beautiful morning, so stop by and get a cup of coffee from the Pointer Pantry folks! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market this week with Peonies, Ladies
Mantle, Asiatic Lilies and Lupines.

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, June 2, 2016

June 4th - Week 5

Hello MP Market Goers!

It's the season of grad parties. Do you have a party to host? Why not try a twist on deviled eggs? These Buffalo Ranch Deviled Eggs sound delicious!



There are also lots of things going on around town this weekend. There's the Art In Motion parade Saturday at 4 pm. Then Saturday night our galleries stay open late for Gallery Night. Plus on Sunday from 1-4 pm the Iowa County Airport is hosting a community open house for those interested in seeing Med Flight's new facilities from which they will be better able to serve the area of southwest Wisconsin.
But don't forget to stop up at Market Saturday morning where new items keep coming each week and we hope that you are able to find everything you are looking for at the Mineral Point Market. If you've got a recipe for what's at market these days, why not share it? We'd love to hear what you are doing with the great products from market.

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market:  Beef, Pork, Eggs, Asparagus, Honey, Beeswax Bars, Maple Syrup, Frozen Sweet Corn, Asparagus Soup, Rhubarb, Arugula, 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, 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
Asparagus season has been going strong for a month now but it won't last forever. Get it before it's gone! This week at market we will have asparagus, rhubarb, farm fresh eggs, pure maple syrup, pure local honey, frozen sweet corn, and frozen cream of asparagus soup. 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
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
I won't be at market this week. I'll be at the Iowa County Dairy Breakfast. See you next week when I'll be back with more whole chickens, half chicken packages, leg/thigh packages and breast packages.  As well as several varieties of cheese from both Hooks Cheese and Brunkow Cheese.  See you next 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 won't be at market this week. Be back shortly when I will once again 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-end ahead for communities all around. What a better way to celebrate the graduation 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. 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 WaterTower - all of us at Marr's Valley View Farms. 
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  Weather permitting, I will be at the market this Saturday.  I’ll be bringing last year’s favorites, and have some new magnets in the mix.  Father’s Day is right around the corner, so surprise your dad or that special father-figure with a unique and personal gift.  See you June 4!  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 again 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
Our days of watering like mad are over – for now. Talk about getting some much-needed rain (and then some!) Crops are growing like mad, and we should have a few new items on the table this week. At the moment, this looks like our selection: basil (pinched top leaves), “cutting” kale (smaller leaf, perfect for cooking or smoothies), salad turnips, radishes, salad mix, baby arugula, small and large heads of lettuce, rhubarb, green garlic, cilantro, dill, and spinach. Should be a beautiful day. 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.


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