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Thursday, July 28, 2016

July 30th - Week 13

Hello MP Market Goers!

Our fields are beginning to burst! It's that time of year when harvest becomes the main agenda. No longer can we worry about the weeds and for the most part the planting is complete (aside from a few things we plant in the fall). It's harvest time! Green beans are in abundance as well as tomatoes, peppers, onions and potatoes. I for one will be canning green beans now that my kitchen is a tad cooler. I'm also starting to think it's time to make salsa as I ran out in early spring forcing me to find inadequate salsa at the store (pout, pout). 
I love that I am able to preserve the wonderful tastes of summer for my family knowing exactly where everything came from, who picked it, and who helped it grow throughout the season. Local markets are perfect for this! Getting to know your local vendors at the Mineral Point Market can put your mind at ease. Please join us in savoring the tastes of summer to be enjoyed year-round.

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Asparagus Soup, Green Beans, Potatoes, Sweet Cherries, Celery, Fresh Italian Bottle Onions, Fresh White Onions, Green Beans, Eggplant, Sweet Green Peppers, Tomatillos, Hot Peppers, Kohlrabi, Red and Green Cabbage, Beets, Carrots, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Paste Tomatoes, Basil, Parsley, Cilantro, Dill, Lettuce, Arugula,Spicy Greens Mix , Watercolor paintings and artwork, Nature Prints, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Sunflower Oil, Perennial Plants, Yard Art, Coffee, 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
Our friend Farmer Mike will be vending for us this Saturday while we head north to a nephew's wedding. It's cherry season in Door County and we have once again partnered with our farmer friends at Healthy Ridge Farm. Organic sweet cherries will be on our table this week and they are delicious! We will also have potatoes: baby red, German Butterballs, fingerling, and Adirondack blue potatoes, green beans, 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
Farmer's Daughter Bakery will be back this week with more of our savory scones, pie bars, muffins, and delicious treats. Hope to see you Saturday! Til then, stay cool and dry. ~Becky and Helen
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 
To my market customers. I am sorry to say that I will not be back at market until august13th.Many of you are probably wondering what's going on or why I'm not at market. I have been recently working on completing a two-year Grant project for Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. I'm educating dairy goat producers, that teamed up with some extended family health issues has slowed down my attendance this year. I still have a significant amount of inventory so if you need any products when I'm coming to market and would like to place an order or make sure I have it feel free to call 6085 7498 tonight or email laceyslathers@yahoo.com. 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 High 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 progress is being made and we are hoping to be open by the first weekend in August.  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
We're officially into 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.  Our Stew Meat makes the perfect shish-ka-bob meat. Or pick up a Beef roast and cut your own kabobs to your favorite size.  If you are like us, you are a lover of weekend family breakfasts that include bacon, pork sausage and ham.  Bone In and Boneless Butterflied Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our Beef products.  Or how about some Beef Short Ribs and Pork Spare Ribs "falling-off-the-bone" slow cooked and covered in your favorite BBQ Sauce?  
If you're a Beef Tenderloin lover and enjoy grilling, here's a quick marinade recipe from our friends at Mad Dog and Merrill:  
1 cup burgundy wine 
1 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, mined
5 pounds of beef tenderloin whole or steaks
Mix wine, Worcestershire sauce, oil and garlic.  Marinate beef tenderloin in the mixture for at least 4 to 6 hours.  Before grilling, season the tenderloin with pepper.  Then grill over direct heat until desired doneness. 
For more great recipes, 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!  Thanks to all who stopped by on Week 9.  It was good to see so many familiar faces and some new ones, too!  My next market vending will be August 6.  Stop by and check out my magnets made using images from vintage matchbook covers.  I’m hoping to include some new magnets, along with the old favorites.  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   See you August 6!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  After staying inside last Sat. and keeping cool, I am very ready to be back at Market this Sat. July 30.  Lots of new doll clothes to see and I will be having my "Summer Sale" again.  I will be offering any $10.00 items at 3 for $25.00....a $5.00 saving!  Maybe start thinking of Christmas??  Will a special girl in your life be getting an 18" doll this year? (that's the American Girl size).  You can shop now while the selection is great and take advantage of the sale prices!!  Weather permitting, I will be at Market this Sat. so do stop by and say "Hi", check out the new things (and the SALE tables!!) and meet my sister, Sandy.  She will be visiting for a couple of days and has heard so much about our great Market so will finally be able to see it for herself!  See you on Sat. July 30.  As always, if you won't be able to be there and need a gift, do call me at 623-2592 and we can set up a time for you to come and shop at my house in Cobb.  Keep Cool!   Mummu
Queen Bee Acres
Queen Bee Acres has sold out of honey for the season. The bees are busy making more!  Honey is harvested once per season and we will be harvesting the first part of September.  Look for us to be back at the Mineral Point Market by the second weekend of September with fresh honey and beeswax.  We will also have creamed honey!  The Pear in Mineral Point and Cobblestone Coffee in Dodgeville have limited sizes and quantities available.  We are sorry for any inconvenience but we are at the mercy of our little worker bees.
Fran will be at the The Pear on August 6th for Gallery Night.  We are still in the planning stages but hope to have an observation hive available so folks can see the bees at work and a hive box to demonstrate a bit about beekeeping. Enjoy the Market, we will see you the second weekend of September.  Thank you for your understanding.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the Bees.  608-776-2188 or via email at queenbee@queenbeeacres.com
Rustics at Ridge
We will be back August 13th with more of 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/.
Scrappin with Joni
I am excited to join the many great vendors at the Mineral Point Market.  I will be there with my handmade cards and gift boxes.  I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.   For more ideas on the kind of things I make, check out my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scrappinjonimartin/
Shooting Star Farm
Thanks to everyone who came to last week’s market despite the threatening skies. We had to pack up nearly an hour early, but still had a good turnout. Later that day we had 3 ½ inches of rain at our place, along with some high winds. Some of the lettuces were damaged, but overall we feel fortunate to have gotten less than 5 inches of rain between the two storms. Looks like this sticky weather will finally be gone by Saturday, so come and enjoy a pleasant day at the Market. We’ve got tons of produce coming in this time of year. Here’s the anticipated list: celery, fresh Italian bottle onions, fresh white onions, green beans, eggplant, sweet green peppers, tomatillos, hot peppers, kohlrabi, red and green cabbage (nearly the end of them until fall), bulk beets, carrots, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, mixed heirloom tomatoes, a few red slicing and paste tomatoes, basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, lettuce (not as much), arugula, and spicy greens mix (no baby lettuce this week). That should do it. See you Saturday!  Rink, Jenny, and Charlie


Here is a list of the unconfirmed vendors that may or may not be at market this week:
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China


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

Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 23rd - Week 12

Hello MP Market Goers!

We are so lucky to live in Wisconsin, there are so many wonderful seasons to this state. All of them being delicious! Do you like to pick-your-own produce? Check out Pick-You-Own.org to find out all about the seasons of Wisconsin. From April to November there's always something to harvest in the fields of Wisconsin.
So many of these great items appear at the Mineral Point Market each week. But our wonderful market has so much more, beautiful art and home decor. Mineral Point is know for its wonderful artists and several of them join us each week to sell their work at the market. If you are in need of a gift, the market can be a great place to start!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Asparagus Soup, Green Beans, Potatoes, Sweet Cherries, Carrots, Celery, Green Peppers, Eggplant, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Mini White Onions, Red Italian Bottle Onions, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Green and Red Cabbage, Kale, Broccoli, Salad Mix, Arugula, Lettuces, Dill, Cilantro, Salad and Red Tomatoes, Watercolor paintings and artwork, Nature Prints, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Sunflower Oil, Perennial Plants, Yard Art, Coffee, 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 cherry season in Door County and we have once again partnered with our farmer friends at Healthy Ridge Farm. Organic sweet cherries will be on our table this week and they are delicious! We will also have potatoes: baby red, German Butterballs, fingerling, and Adirondack blue potatoes, green beans, 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
Farmer's Daughter Bakery will NOT be at market this weekend. We will be back next week with more of our savory scones, pie bars, muffins, and delicious treats. Hope to see you next week when we return! Til then, stay cool and dry. ~Becky and Helen
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. 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 High 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 progress is being made and we are hoping to be open by the first weekend in August.  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
We're officially into 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.  Our Stew Meat makes the perfect shish-ka-bob meat. Or pick up a Beef roast and cut your own kabobs to your favorite size.  If you are like us, you are a lover of weekend family breakfasts that include bacon, pork sausage and ham.  Bone In and Boneless Butterflied Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our Beef products.  Or how about some Beef Short Ribs and Pork Spare Ribs "falling-off-the-bone" slow cooked and covered in your favorite BBQ Sauce?  
If you're a Beef Tenderloin lover and enjoy grilling, here's a quick marinade recipe from our friends at Mad Dog and Merrill:  
1 cup burgundy wine 
1 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, mined
5 pounds of beef tenderloin whole or steaks
Mix wine, Worcestershire sauce, oil and garlic.  Marinate beef tenderloin in the mixture for at least 4 to 6 hours.  Before grilling, season the tenderloin with pepper.  Then grill over direct heat until desired doneness. 
For more great recipes, 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!  Thanks to all who stopped by on Week 9.  It was good to see so many familiar faces and some new ones, too!  My next market vending will be August 6.  Stop by and check out my magnets made using images from vintage matchbook covers.  I’m hoping to include some new magnets, along with the old favorites.  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   See you August 6!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  I'm saying "Uncle" already!  This heat and humidity is waaay more than I can take.  So having said that, you will not be seeing me at Market this Sat. July 23.  Unless something miraculous should happen between now and then.....like a  major blizzard???  That would sound great to me about now.  But enough of that....I do have more doll clothes made so if you would like to come and shop at my house in Cobb, give me a call at 623-2592 and we can set up a time to do that.  Hope you all are doing ok in the heat and I hope to see you at July 30 Market.   Keep cool!  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
Queen Bee Acres has sold out of honey for the season. The bees are busy making more!  Honey is harvested once per season and we will be harvesting the first part of September.  Look for us to be back at the Mineral Point Market by the second weekend of September with fresh honey and beeswax.  We will also have creamed honey!  The Pear in Mineral Point and Cobblestone Coffee in Dodgeville have limited sizes and quantities available.  We are sorry for any inconvenience but we are at the mercy of our little worker bees.
Fran will be at the The Pear on August 6th for Gallery Night.  We are still in the planning stages but hope to have an observation hive available so folks can see the bees at work and a hive box to demonstrate a bit about beekeeping. Enjoy the Market, we will see you the second weekend of September.  Thank you for your understanding.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the Bees.  608-776-2188 or via email at queenbee@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
Hot, humid weather this week is making bean picking a less-than enjoyable experience. But we will have beans! A bit less than last week, but still good quantities. They taste great, too. New this week will be bunched carrots and celery. Our celery is darker green and more flavorful than California blanched celery. We prefer the taste, but you may need to use less if you’re trying it for the first time. Other items this week include: green peppers (limited supply), eggplant, cherry tomatoes, basil, mini white onions, red Italian bottle onions, cucumbers, zucchini and summer squash, green and red cabbages, kale,  broccoli, salad mix, arugula,, lettuces, dill, cilantro, and a few mixed salad and red tomatoes. That a lot of stuff! See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Good evening, Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market this week with Sunflowers, Dahlias, Bee balm, Hydrangeas, Yarrow,  Daisies. Coneflowers, Cosmos, Liatris and Scabiosa. Hope to see you, Barbara

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



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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 16th - Week 11

Hello MP Market Goers!

Congratulations Peter Schmalz winner of last week's market basket drawing! Your next chance to win is August 13th.
I can't believe we are already halfway through summer! It's the middle of July already! Wow! That being said we are starting to get to the really good stuff coming out of the gardens! Cherry Tomatoes, Peppers, Green Beans, and more! Yum!



A farmer's life is all about balance. It can be pretty tricky. There's the balance between harvesting/planting and getting the regular day to day chores done such as feeding the animals and maintaining their home. There's also the balance of family and a job that never ends because you live where you work. These can be huge challenges to a farmer but they are also what drive us to be farmers. The contrast between harvesting/planting and the regular day to day chores gives us the variety we crave which not only changes day to day but also season to season. Balancing family and the farm is also challenging but it gives us the opportunity to teach our children the benefits of hard work, where their food comes from, and they get to work alongside of us learning constantly. We are blessed. Thank you for supporting our farm families at the Mineral Point Market.

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Honey, Handmade Doll Clothes, Maple Syrup, Asparagus Soup, Green Beans, Potatoes, Raspberries, Eggplant, Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Zucchini, Mini White Onions, Scallions, Salad Mix, Arugula, Lettuces, Kale, Red Beets, Napa Cabbage, Red and Green Cabbages, Basil, Parsley, Dill, Watercolor paintings and artwork, Nature Prints, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Sunflower Oil, Perennial Plants, Yard Art, Coffee, 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
This week we will have baby red potatoes and fingerling potatoes, green beans, a few raspberries, 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
Farmer's Daughter Bakery will be at market this weekend. We have some of the usual and lots of new treats! Chocolate cherry cookies, savory scones, pie bars, muffins, just to name a few. Come down and have some breakfast or get a snack for later. Who says chocolate can't be for breakfast!?!? Hope to see you there! Til then, stay cool and dry. ~Becky and Helen
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. 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 will not be at market this Saturday.  When I return 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 High 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 progress is being made and we are hoping to be open by the first weekend in August.  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com and you can like and follow my work on Facebook.  Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
We're officially into 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.  Our Stew Meat makes the perfect shish-ka-bob meat. Or pick up a Beef roast and cut your own kabobs to your favorite size.  If you are like us, you are a lover of weekend family breakfasts that include bacon, pork sausage and ham.  Bone In and Boneless Butterflied Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our Beef products.  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!  Thanks to all who stopped by on Week 9.  It was good to see so many familiar faces and some new ones, too!  My next market vending will be August 6.  Stop by and check out my magnets made using images from vintage matchbook covers.  I’m hoping to include some new magnets, along with the old favorites.  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   See you August 6!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  Just time for a quick note today.  You might know I'm fading fast with the heat and humidity this week but it sounds like it should be gone by Sat.  So I am planning to be at Market this week, Sat. July 16.....weather permitting, of course.  I will be doing a summer sale.....all of the $10.00 items will be any 3 for $25.00.  Plan to stock up at a $5.00 saving!!  I am making as many new things at this price point as I can so the selection will be very nice!  So do stop by and say "Hi" and check out the great sale!  Hope to see you all 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
The bees are busy making more!  Honey is harvested once per season and we will be harvesting the first part of September.  Look for us to be back at the Mineral Point Market by the second weekend of September with fresh honey and beeswax.  We will also have creamed honey!  The Pear in Mineral Point and Cobblestone Coffee in Dodgeville have limited sizes and quantities available.  We are sorry for any inconvenience but we are at the mercy of our little worker bees. Fran will be at the The Pear on August 6th for Gallery Night.  We are still in the planning stages but hope to have an observation hive available so folks can see the bees at work and a hive box to demonstrate a bit about beekeeping. Enjoy the Market, we will see you the second weekend of September.  Thank you for your understanding.  Pete & Fran Demo, Keepers of the Bees.  608-776-2188 or via email at queenbee@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
Summer crops are finally getting underway here. We may have a few eggplant and peppers on the table this week along with the first pints of cherry tomatoes. Broccoli is big and beautiful. Lots available for Saturday. Plus, cucumbers are coming on strong. They look and taste great. Other items this week include fennel, big “kossack” kohlrabi, zucchini, mini white onions, scallions, salad mix, arugula, lettuces (small and large), kale, red beets, napa cabbage, red and green cabbages, basil, parsley, and dill. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Good morning friends, Sweet earth Gardens will be at the market with Dahlias, Coneflowers, Hydrangeas, Zinnias, Sunflowers, Phlox, Daisies, Yarrow, Delphiniumss and ferns.

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, July 7, 2016

July 9th - Week 10

Hello MP Market Goers!

Oof dah! What a storm we had Tuesday night! Fortunately, it didn't do too much damage here. Beans got knocked down a bit and our sweet corn got a little tipsy but other than that the moisture was greatly appreciated. Hopefully, Mineral Point fared well in the storm? And now we are getting more rain. Thankfully, most of our crops are closing canopy (the process in which a crop grows to hide all the uncovered ground) so that the weeds this rain inspires will not have the sunlight they need to grow big and strong.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! This week is your chance to sign up and win one of our fabulous market baskets! Each month we have a market basket drawing and the person that wins gets a great box of goodies from all your favorite vendors at the Mineral Point Market! Be sure to sign up Saturday!



I'm not sure if you've noticed but the Pointer Pantry has been selling coffee up at the market this season. The money they raise goes to help students during the summer months with food costs. So come on up to market, grab a cup of Joe, a scone and enjoy your time with friends up at the Mineral Point Market!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Honey, Handmade Doll Clothes, Maple Syrup, Asparagus Soup, Green Beans, Potatoes, Raspberries, Broccoli, Napa Cabbage, Pearl Onions, Scallions, Kale, Collard Greens, Sugar Snap Peas, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Dill Weed, Parsley, Basil, Lettuce, Arugula, Mixed Greens, Watercolor paintings and artwork, Nature Prints, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Sunflower Oil, Perennial Plants, Yard Art, Coffee, 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
This week we will have baby red potatoes,  green beans, a few raspberries, 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
Farmer's Daughter Bakery will be at market this weekend. We have some of the usual and lots of new treats! Chocolate cherry cookies, savory scones, pie bars, muffins, just to name a few. Come down and have some breakfast or get a snack for later. Who says chocolate can't be for breakfast!?!? Hope to see you there! Til then, stay cool and dry. ~Becky and Helen
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 High 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 progress is being made and we are hoping to be open by the first weekend in August.  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
WOW - what a tremendous 4th of July weekend in Mineral Point.  Thank you for all the support you continually show us at the Market.  We are forever grateful.  Then we saw many of you out and about enjoying the extended weekend and holiday festivities.  We're officially into 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.  Our Stew Meat makes the perfect shish-ka-bob meat. Or pick up a Beef roast and cut your own kabobs to your favorite size.  If you are like us, you are a lover of weekend family breakfasts that include bacon, pork sausage and ham.  Bone In and Boneless Butterflied Pork Chops are great grilling companions to our Beef products.  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!  Thanks to all who stopped by on Week 9.  It was good to see so many familiar faces and some new ones, too!  My next market vending will be August 6.  Stop by and check out my magnets made using images from vintage matchbook covers.  I’m hoping to include some new magnets, along with the old favorites.  matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   See you August 6!  Cindy
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  Summer seems to be back this week.  Hope you all made it through the storm on Tues. nite with no damage.  I'm into my second week without Giada (and, yes, I am going into withdrawal!!) but on the plus side I have been able to do lots of sewing.  The dolls in Mineral Point (and others whose "moms" shop at Market) will be very nicely dressed!  I do plan to be at Market this Sat. July 9.  It sounds like this humidity should be gone by then and another lovely day will be here.  If you need a gift (or just want to shop for your own doll) and won't be at Market, do give me a call at 623-2592 and we can set up a time for you to come to Cobb and shop at my house.  If you are at Market, do stop by and say "Hi" and check out the new creations!!  And don't forget to support our local beef farmers.....every day, but especially during July Beef Month!!    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!
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
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July with family and friends. It was a beautiful weekend all around. The big storms that came through the area early Wednesday did hit us, be we were spared the worst of it. Our crops are still standing (thank goodness). Just a few shredded leaves from wind and rain. Everything should recover fine. On to the crops! Cherry tomatoes will be coming soon. Maybe a teaser or two for this weekend. The plants are loaded but need a bit more time to ripen. We will have a new crop of broccoli as well as red and green cabbage this weekend. Other items include napa cabbage, pearl onions, scallions, kale, collard greens, sugar snap peas, zucchini and summer squash, cucumbers, dill weed (dill with the tops for pickling), parsley, basil (lots), and a nice variety of lettuce. For a variety of reasons we’ve been short of salad mix this season, but it looks like we should have some arugula and hopefully some mixed greens for the weekend. 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.


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