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Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 27th - Week 4

Hello MP Market Goers!

Whew, it sure was a wet one last Saturday! Thanks for not letting the weather stop you from coming up to market. We sure do appreciate it! Sounds like this Saturday will be warmer and dryer.


We're already at the end of May and market season is well underway. The vendors' tables are filling up with the bounty of the season giving you plenty of reasons to fire up your grill in celebration and remembrance of those who've served our country. Don't forget, the parade is at 10:30 on Monday.
We're also beginning to celebrate our recent graduates, Congrats goes out to all those who've worked hard and earned the honors. At market this week don't forget to look around at our artisans' tables for that perfect grad gift or card.




Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Bacon, Chicken, Eggs, Cheese, Beets, Kohlrabi, Green Garlic, Salad Mix, Baby Arugula, Spinach, Radishes, Salad Turnips, Leaf & Butter Lettuces, Gem Romaine, Cilantro, Tarragon, Oregano, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Dilly Beans, Honey, Maple Syrup, Wildlife Prints, Watercolor Art, Cards, Gift Boxes, Perennials, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Cakes, Bars, Salsa, Jams & Jellies, BBQ Sauce, Relish, Doll Clothes, Decorative Crates, Coffee, 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


Bures Berry Patch
It's Memorial Day weekend! Thank you to all who've served and continue to do so. Asparagus is coming in strong this week and is great on the grill! Plus the strawberries are starting to set fruit, looks like that season will begin sometime between June 10th and June 20th. This week at market we will have farm fresh eggs, asparagus, rhubarb, pure maple syrup, local honey, and dilly beans. For more info about the Patch check out our websiteFacebook page, or sign up for our e-newsletter. We hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon! Kathy, Ed, Abby, and Ben
Carey's Greenhouse
I'll pretty much have the same things I had last week...cool damp weather means that a lot of stuff is a week or so behind. Its big, but not blooming.  I'll have hostas, lilacs, lily-of-the-valley, snow-on-the-mountain, ferns, violets, and day-lilies. 
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.
Comforters Corner Crate Company
Comforters Corner Crate Company upcycles used pallets into sturdy crates of all sizes for decorating and organization around your home.  Each crate is made by local woodworking artisan Stephen Troester, with personalized messages and stain/paint options provided by his wife Hilary.
Farmer's Daughters
Hello all you ducklings! Seems to be that's the weather pattern as of late! The rye is baled and wrapped and the cows are eyeballing the first crop on their way to pasture. Hopefully the weather straightens out and we'll get it put up before the end of next week. This week we'll be baking fresh for you: muffins, scones, possibly some raised bread, (dependent on the weather), cookies, cherry lime cake (because it sounds good!) and more! I hope to see you Saturday! Also don't forget, if you have a request of something you haven't had or can't find, let us know!
Happy Hunter Farms
Hi market friends!  Our beloved apple butter is back!  We will have a wide array of homemade canned goods, ranging from soups to BBQ sauces, salsa, relishes, and many jams and jellies.  We look forward to seeing everyone!
James Pine Valley Farm
This week I will have whole chickens, half chicken packages, breast quarter packages and leg/thigh packages.  Also I will have several varieties of cheese from Hooks Cheese Company and Brunkow Cheese Company, and lots of eggs.  Hope to see you on Saturday.
Mary Jean, James' Pine Valley Farm
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.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  Graduation,  and Father's Day are all coming up!  I will also have an 11x17 poster of my most popular photograph, Bucky's Twins.  I'm no longer making photographic prints of this image so this is the next best way to get an enlarged copy of this photo at an affordable price and printed locally!  My photos don't handle moister very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  I'm hoping that my schedule will allow me to be at the market a bit more often this year so I hope to see you under the water tower!  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com.   Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
We will have our full beef and pork product line available for purchase this week. Everything from ground meats to top of the line steaks to bacon will be there for you. 
We've been busy working to enhance our meat product lines and servicing new wholesale accounts that have kept things hopping throughout the winter months. Our Farm Connection Meat CSA returned in February. If you find you can't live without our meats but getting to market weekly is a challenge then join our "meat CSA" - ask us for details at Market. 
Need a large quantity or can't make it to market Saturday morning - please call, 608-987-2097, and we will make other arrangements for your order. We encourage you to pre-order or come to market early for the best selection. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you and servicing your needs throughout 2017. 
All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms. 
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  I'm thrilled to be back again this year with my magnets made from vintage matchbook cover images.  I may not be vending in May due to other commitments, but will update the newsletter if that changes. Otherwise my first market will be June 3, and I've been busy making new magnets to add to the existing line-up!  I'm looking forward to seeing you all then.   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   Cindy
Meadowlark Organics
Meadowlark Organics is excited to be back at the Mineral Point Market this weekend. We'll be selling our certified organic stone-ground flours as well as our flint cornmeal. This week we will have a selection of baked goods made by Enos Farms featuring our flours and cornmeal which will include rhubarb cornmeal scones, currant and cardamom scones, whole-wheat blue cheese and pecan scones, banana bread, rye brownies, white chocolate and cranberry oatmeal cookies, and peanut butter cookies. We'll also be selling locally roasted Brewhaha Coffee! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! See our vendor profile for contact info, or send an email to meadowlarkorganics@gmail.com.
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Hi All!  It's another rainy Wed. but I am thinking positive for Market this Sat. May 27.  I do plan to be there, weather permitting, with LOTS of new items and hopefully a couple of dolls for sale as well (that is a little "ify" at this time).  I'm just having too much fun with new fabrics, new ideas and my sewing machine!!  So I do hope to see you there on Sat.  Do stop by and say "Hi" and chat a bit as you look over the new (and familiar) items.  Till then, Keep Smiling!   Mummu
Scrappin With Joni
I am excited to be back at Mineral Point Market.  May is the month we honor moms, dads, and grads.  I will have handmade cards and gift boxes for each of these events.   My table will also have cards for all occasions; birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, get well, sympathy.   Sending a handmade card is a great way to say “I care”.   Follow my Facebook page Scrappin with Joni to see some of the products I will have at the market.  I look forward to seeing you at the Mineral Point Market, stop by and say hi.  I will be under the red canopy.
Shooting Star Farm
Thanks everyone who braved the cold, wet weather to attend the Market last weekend! We’ve put in an order for a nicer Saturday this week, so come up to the park and stock up on Memorial weekend goodies. With this wet, chilly weather our crops are no longer ahead of schedule for the season. But the hoophouse is still cranking out some goodies. We will have a limited supply of bunched beets (in May – can you believe it?!). We transplanted them back in March and they are sizing up nicely. Also new this week is kohlrabi (standard size - not our giant variety), and a fresh crop of spinach from the field. Green garlic it ready, too. It won’t be around long. Use the whole plant in soups, pesto, or any way you might use garlic. The salad turnips are getting bigger and they are sweet, solid, and delicious as ever (still from the hoophouse). Red and French breakfast radishes are being harvested from the fields, as are heads of lettuce, salad mix, and arugula. We’ll also bring along some herbs: cilantro, tarragon, and oregano. See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.
Sweet Earth Garden
Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market this week.  We will have Alliums, Iris, Bleeding Hearts, Daisies, Lupines and Phlox.  Should be a beautiful day-see you there.

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

Byrant Family Farms
Evelyn's Gardens
Helianthus Farm
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company
Tyroll Forge & Tool


If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Jenny Bonde at starfarm@mhtc.net.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

5/20/17 - Week 3

Hello MP Market Goers!

Congratulations Deron, our winner of last week's market basket giveaway! He'll be going home this Saturday with a load of wonderful products from the Mineral Point Market.

Saturday's forecast doesn't seem all that great, but the Mineral Point Market goes on rain or shine. Which means that unless there's lightening our vendors will be there with the products you'll need for the upcoming week. Occasionally, there will be a vendor or two whose product can not withstand certain types of weather but the majority of our vendors will still be at market every Saturday morning. The only difference, some days they'll have their tents up and some days they won't bother.


Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Bacon, Chicken, Turkey, Rabbit, Duck, Goose, Eggs, Cheese, Salad Mix, Baby Arugula, Spinach, Radishes, Salad Turnips, Curly Kale, Dinosaur Kale, Bok Choy, Leaf & Butter Lettuces, Gem Romaine, Cilantro, Tarragon, Oregano, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Dilly Beans, Maple Syrup, Wildlife Prints, Cards, Gift Boxes, Perennials, Tomato Plants, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Cakes, Bars, Salsa, Jams & Jellies, BBQ Sauce, Relish, 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


Byrant Family Farms
Bryant Family Farms LLC, located 4 miles east of Mineral Point WI on 39. Nicholas Bryant had a dream of farming while growing up in Chicago and spending childhood summers at grandparents B&B in rural hollandale.  Spring of 2012 was the beginning to a great future full of amazing products. BFF is a pastured poultry farm specializing in French Rouge, Guinea, Duck, Goose, Heritage Turkey's and Rabbit. Chicken and Duck eggs are certified Animal Welfare Approved, and all products are certified by The Farmer Veteran Coalition under the Homegrown by Heroes logo as Nicholas Bryant is a US Air Force Veteran.
Bures Berry Patch
All this rain and warm weather has really brought spring to the forefront. Asparagus is coming in strong as is our rhubarb. Plus the strawberries are in full blossom. This week at market we will have farm fresh eggs, asparagus, rhubarb, pure maple syrup, and dilly beans. For more info about the Patch check out our websiteFacebook page, or sign up for our e-newsletter. We hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon! Kathy, Ed, Abby, and Ben
Carey's Greenhouse
I'll pretty much have the same things I had last week...cool damp weather means that a lot of stuff is a week or so behind. Its big, but not blooming.  I'll have hostas, lilacs, lily-of-the-valley, snow-on-the-mountain, ferns, violets, and day-lilies. 
Farmer's Daughters
Phew! This weather change is something! I'm not going to complain, because it could change on a dime! In between trying to dodge raindrops and get some hay made, we'll be baking fresh for you: pie bars, muffins, scones, cake (cherry lime or orange cream), cookies and more! Thank you to everyone who stopped by last week, and I hope all you mamas out there enjoyed a little spoiling. Hope to see you Saturday! Looking for a little mom humor? Look up Anita Renfroe, The Mom Song. 
Happy Hunter Farms
Hi market friends!  Our beloved apple butter is back!  We will have a wide array of homemade canned goods, ranging from soups to BBQ sauces, salsa, relishes, and many jams and jellies.  We look forward to seeing everyone!
Helianthus Farm
Beginning May 27th (possibly the 20th if we get some nice warm weather) Helianthus Farm will be selling produce at the Mineral Point Farmers Market. 
Our cool season crops are in the ground and growing so over the next several weeks customers can expect that we will have the following items as soon as they are ready to harvest:
Several varieties of Lettuce, Spinach, Green Onions, Broccoli, Can, Peas, Kale, Leeks, Beets, Pak Choi, Turnips, Parsnips, Cilantro, Cabbage, Kohlrabi and several varieties of Potatoes.  Last weekend we planted Tomatoes and Sweet Potatoes.  We have our next batches of plants started and will have them in the ground over the next couple of weeks.
We are really looking forward to a great season, and can't wait to see everyone at the market!
James Pine Valley Farm
This week I will have whole chickens, half chicken packages, breast quarter packages and leg/thigh packages.  Also I will have several varieties of cheese from Hooks Cheese Company and Brunkow Cheese Company, and lots of eggs.  Hope to see you on Saturday.
Mary Jean, James' Pine Valley Farm
Magic Light Photography
I hope everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful weather we had last weekend.  I know I did!   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.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  Graduation,  and Father's Day are all coming up!  I will also have an 11x17 poster of my most popular photograph, Bucky's Twins.  I'm no longer making photographic prints of this image so this is the next best way to get an enlarged copy of this photo at an affordable price and printed locally!  My photos don't handle moister very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  I'm hoping that my schedule will allow me to be at the market a bit more often this year so I hope to see you under the water tower!  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com.   Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
We will have our full beef and pork product line available for purchase this week. Everything from ground meats to top of the line steaks to bacon will be there for you. 
We've been busy working to enhance our meat product lines and servicing new wholesale accounts that have kept things hopping throughout the winter months. Our Farm Connection Meat CSA returned in February. If you find you can't live without our meats but getting to market weekly is a challenge then join our "meat CSA" - ask us for details at Market. 
Need a large quantity or can't make it to market Saturday morning - please call, 608-987-2097, and we will make other arrangements for your order. We encourage you to pre-order or come to market early for the best selection. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you and servicing your needs throughout 2017. 
All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms. 
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  I'm thrilled to be back again this year with my magnets made from vintage matchbook cover images.  I may not be vending in May due to other commitments, but will update the newsletter if that changes. Otherwise my first market will be June 3, and I've been busy making new magnets to add to the existing line-up!  I'm looking forward to seeing you all then.   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   Cindy
Meadowlark Organics
Well, this weekend Meadowlark Organics won't be vending at the market -- we've been scared off by the severe thunderstorm forecast! Flour and water don't mix well, unless you're baking of course. We look forward to better weather when we can bring you our certified organic flour and cornmeal, and baked goods made by Enos Farms. If you were hoping to see us there and would like to place a special order please get in touch. See our vendor profile for contact info, or send an email to meadowlarkorganics@gmail.com.
Scrappin With Joni
I am excited to be back at Mineral Point Market.  May is the month we honor moms, dads, and grads.  I will have handmade cards and gift boxes for each of these events.   My table will also have cards for all occasions; birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, get well, sympathy.   Sending a handmade card is a great way to say “I care”.   Follow my Facebook page Scrappin with Joni to see some of the products I will have at the market.  I look forward to seeing you at the Mineral Point Market, stop by and say hi.  I will be under the red canopy.
Shooting Star Farm
There are storms brewing as I write this, and possibly rain on Saturday. However, we will be there (barring any lightening), so come get your veggies! This week we’ll have many of the same items as last, plus a few new ones. Here’s the list: salad mix (lots), baby arugula, spinach (limited amount), radishes, salad turnips (yummy and plentiful!), curly kale, lacinato (dinosaur) kale, bok choy, big heads of leaf and butter lettuces, gorgeous medium-sized heads of lettuce – including little gem romaine, cilantro, tarragon, oregano, and more tomato plants. We have been having issues with our rhubarb patch. It’s always been super productive (for over 18 years!), but this year something is up. We are speculating that excessive rain/wet last fall may have caused some root issues. We’re hoping it’s just delayed, but stalks aren’t sizing up. If anyone has any clues, please let us know! See you Saturday, and bring your umbrella! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.


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

Chestnut Hill Studio
Comforters Corner Crate Company
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Evelyn's Gardens
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company
Sweet Earth Garden
Tyroll Forge & Tool


If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Jenny Bonde at starfarm@mhtc.net.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 13th - Week 2

Hello MP Market Goers!





Oh, it was so good to see so many friendly faces at market last Saturday! If you didn’t make it out, we hope to see you this Saturday. You’ll find that from week to week our products at market will shift throughout the season.
What will be at market this Mother's Day weekend?
New this year we have an Instagram account! Follow us there for what’s happening at the Mineral Point Market and its’ vendors farms/galleries. If you’ve got pictures of the market and its’ products post them to our page.
This week is market basket giveaway! Be sure to look for the registration table to sign up for your chance to win a basket full of market goodies!


Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Bacon, Chicken, Turkey, Rabbit, Duck, Goose, Eggs, Cheese, Flour, Cornmeal, Radishes, Romaine & Leaf Lettuce, Salad Mix, Baby Bok Choy, Salad Turnips, Cilantro, Oregano, Tarragon, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Dilly Beans, Maple Syrup, Sunflower Oil, Cards, Gift Boxes, Iron Works, Perennials, Tomato Plants, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Bars, Cake, Flowers, Salsa, Jams & Jellies, BBQ Sauce, Relish, BrewHaHa Coffee, Decorative Wood Crates, 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


Byrant Family Farms
Bryant Family Farms LLC, located 4 miles east of Mineral Point WI on 39. Nicholas Bryant had a dream of farming while growing up in Chicago and spending childhood summers at grandparents B&B in rural hollandale.  Spring of 2012 was the beginning to a great future full of amazing products. BFF is a pastured poultry farm specializing in French Rouge, Guinea, Duck, Goose, Heritage Turkey's and Rabbit. Chicken and Duck eggs are certified Animal Welfare Approved, and all products are certified by The Farmer Veteran Coalition under the Homegrown by Heroes logo as Nicholas Bryant is a US Air Force Veteran.
Bures Berry Patch
Great seeing everyone last week at Market!  This week at market we will have farm fresh eggs, some asparagus, rhubarb, pure maple syrup, and dilly beans. For more info about the Patch check out our websiteFacebook page, or sign up for our e-newsletter. We hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon! Kathy, Ed, Abby, and Ben
Carey's Greenhouse
I'll pretty much have the same things I had last week...cool damp weather means that a lot of stuff is a week or so behind. Its big, but not blooming.  I'll have hostas, lilacs, lily-of-the-valley, snow-on-the-mountain, ferns, violets, and day-lilies. 
Comforters Corner Crate Company
Comforters Corner Crate Company upcycles used pallets into sturdy crates of all sizes for decorating and organization around your home.  Each crate is made by local woodworking artisan Stephen Troester, with personalized messages and stain/paint options provided by his wife Hilary.
Farmer's Daughters
How great it was to see everyone last Saturday! The sun was so nice and warming, as were everyone's smiles and "welcome backs". In between baling ryelage and other field work, I'll be baking fresh for you: Scones (more scones!), muffins, cookies, different flavored cakes, bars and if time permits, possibly eclairs or cream puffs.... So don't let the scare of a little rain keep you away....I hope to see you there!
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms is excited to be back for the 2017 market season!  We will have a wide array of homemade canned goods, ranging from soups to BBQ sauces, salsa, relishes, and many jams and jellies.  We look forward to seeing everyone!
Helianthus Farm
Beginning May 27th (possibly the 20th if we get some nice warm weather) Helianthus Farm will be selling produce at the Mineral Point Farmers Market. 
Our cool season crops are in the ground and growing so over the next several weeks customers can expect that we will have the following items as soon as they are ready to harvest:
Several varieties of Lettuce, Spinach, Green Onions, Broccoli, Can, Peas, Kale, Leeks, Beets, Pak Choi, Turnips, Parsnips, Cilantro, Cabbage, Kohlrabi and several varieties of Potatoes.  Last weekend we planted Tomatoes and Sweet Potatoes.  We have our next batches of plants started and will have them in the ground over the next couple of weeks.
We are really looking forward to a great season, and can't wait to see everyone at the market!
James Pine Valley Farm
Thank you to everyone who attended our market last Saturday on such a nice day.  This week I will have whole chickens, half chicken packages, breast quarter packages and leg/thigh packages.  Also I will have several varieties of cheese from Hooks Cheese Company and Brunkow Cheese Company, and lots of eggs.  Hope to see you on Saturday.
Mary Jean, James' Pine Valley Farm
Magic Light Photography
I will not be at the market this weekend but plan to be back on the 20th.  If I'm not at the market, my cards are always available at The Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  They are open 6 days a week (closed on Tuesday) and have my full selection of cards as well as a limited selection of framed prints.  You can also view a larger selection of my work on at Magic Light Photography Home as well as on my Magic Light Photography Facebook page.
Marr's Valley View Farms
It was wonderful seeing all of the returning customers last Saturday and a pleasure to meet several new ones. Welcome everyone! 
We will have our full beef and pork product line available for purchase this week. Everything from ground meats to top of the line steaks to bacon will be there for you. 
We've been busy working to enhance our meat product lines and servicing new wholesale accounts that have kept things hopping throughout the winter months. Our Farm Connection Meat CSA returned in February. If you find you can't live without our meats but getting to market weekly is a challenge then join our "meat CSA" - ask us for details at Market. 
Need a large quantity or can't make it to market Saturday morning - please call, 608-987-2097, and we will make other arrangements for your order. We encourage you to pre-order or come to market early for the best selection. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you and servicing your needs throughout 2017. 
All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms. 
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  I'm thrilled to be back again this year with my magnets made from vintage matchbook cover images.  I may not be vending in May due to other commitments, but will update the newsletter if that changes. Otherwise my first market will be June 3, and I've been busy making new magnets to add to the existing line-up!  I'm looking forward to seeing you all then.   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   Cindy
Meadowlark Organics
Meadowlark Organics had a great first week at the market. We enjoyed meeting so many new folks and talking about grain, flour, baking and farming! We'll be back this Saturday selling our certified organic stone-ground all-purpose, bread, spelt, heritage Turkey Red, and rye flours, as well as our flint cornmeal. We will also have a selection of baked goods made by Enos Farms featuring our products. This week we're bringing candied ginger scones, whole-wheat cheddar and walnut scones, banana bread, oatmeal raisin cookies, and a cardamom orange layer cake with rosewater buttercream frosting. And we'll have locally roasted coffee, too! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company is happy to be back at the Mineral Point Farmer's Market this season! In 2013 over 50 students and 11 local businesses helped start the Platteville Sunflower Project. Together, we grew sunflowers, harvested seeds and pressed oil right here in Platteville, WI. Sunflower oil is a healthy alternative to olive oil and by being locally grown it has less of a carbon footprint. Our cold pressed oil, with a slightly nutty flavor is grown with certified organic sunflowers here in Wisconsin's Driftless Region and bottled on campus by UW-Platteville students. All profits from the sales of our oil help to fund sustainable and renewable energy related education and community engagement throughout southwest Wisconsin. Us our oil for baking, sautéing, as a dipping oil or as a salad dressing. Join us this Saturday in Water Town Park for complementary sunflower oil and bread tasting. For more information about Platteville Sunflower Oil check out our website, Facebook page or find us on Instagram! Hope to see you this weekend at the Mineral Point Farmer's Market!
Scrappin With Joni
I am excited to be back at Mineral Point Market.  May is the month we honor moms, dads, and grads.  I will have handmade cards and gift boxes for each of these events.   My table will also have cards for all occasions; birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, get well, sympathy.   Sending a handmade card is a great way to say “I care”.   Follow my Facebook page Scrappin with Joni to see some of the product I will have at the market.  I look forward to seeing you at the Mineral Point Market, stop by and say hi.  I will be under the red canopy.
Shooting Star Farm
Thanks to all our wonderful customers for such a terrific opening day at Market last week! The weather was beautiful, and looks to be the same for this Saturday. Plus, we’ll have more produce for you. Here’s a list of what we are planning to harvest this week: radishes (mostly red, some French Breakfast); salad mix (double-rinsed baby lettuces with mizuna, arugula, baby kale); full-sized heads of lettuce including butter, loose-leaf, and oak-leaf varieties;  smaller lettuces like little gem romaine; salad turnips with big, beautiful tops (from growing inside the hoophouse); spinach, miniature bok choy; cilantro, oregano, tarragon, and rhubarb.  We will also bring tomato plants for your home garden. We have some standard varieties as well as heirloom and cherry types. More will be available on May 20th.  See you Saturday! Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.
Tyroll Forge & Tool
We're pleased to return for our second season at the Mineral Point Farmer’s Market. What a vibrant nexus of makers, producers, growers and consumers!   Blacksmith Generik Broderick has been busy at the house forge across the fall and winter, generating useful Artisan hooks, cleanly hand forged in 1/4" round stock and featuring the celebrated penny end scroll.  This medium requires an extra degree of care from the blacksmith to avoid distracting hammer marks and surface marring. Behold the happy hooks.
The Hook of the Week is our Emmanuel Branch Hook.   This branch hook was conceived to fulfill a need for a dependable and attractive hanger for bird houses and feeders.  This is no mere utilitarian hook.  Birds are beautiful. Bird houses are unique.  Why not feature a classy art piece to showcase your birdy habitat and home landscape?   Birds respond to color, and our research shows they gravitate to classical art forms.
Stop by for shoptalk with Generik and his wife Jen.  We welcome questions and suggestions and are eager to share our insights on artisanal ironwork, classical design, and reviving the manufacturing sector locally.  
Why Emmanuel? 
What's a Penny End Scroll?
Who's Fibonacci? 
See you Saturday morn.

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

Chestnut Hill Studio
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Evelyn's Gardens
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
Sweet Earth Garden


If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Jenny Bonde at starfarm@mhtc.net.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 6th - Week 1

Hello MP Market Goers!



It’s market season once again! We are excited to welcome you back to the Mineral Point Market in Water Tower Park Saturdays May through October from 8:30 - 11 am. Market season is a time to bring the community together and enjoy each others’ company. The market gives you the chance to shop locally and enjoy the freshness one can only get at a market. All of us welcome you back, we’ve been working and planning to make this season great. The market has many new vendors which will add wonderful products to its’ offering.

Not only does the market have great produce and food but it is also a great place to get original gifts or items for your home and garden. Mineral Point Market has many great artists who bring their products to Water Tower Park weekly.

Are you planning a garden this spring? The Garden Project from Mineral Point Elementary School will be at market this week selling high quality compost sourced from Purple Cow! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the elementary school garden.


Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: Beef, Pork, Bacon, Chicken, Turkey, Rabbit, Duck, Goose, Eggs, Cheese, Flour, Cornmeal, Radishes, Romaine & Leaf Lettuce, Salad Mix, Baby Bok Choy, Russian Kale, Rhubarb, Dilly Beans, Maple Syrup, Handmade American Girl Doll Clothing, Wildlife Posters & Prints, Cards, Gift Boxes, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Bars, Cake, Flowers, Salsa, Jams & Jellies, BBQ Sauce, Relish, BrewHaHa Coffee and much more.   Come and check it all out!

Please join us weekly in Water Tower Park for good company, great food, and wonderful local products.

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!

Byrant Family Farms
Bryant Family Farms LLC, located 4 miles east of Mineral Point WI on 39. Nicholas Bryant had a dream of farming while growing up in Chicago and spending childhood summers at grandparents B&B in rural hollandale.  Spring of 2012 was the beginning to a great future full of amazing products. BFF is a pastured poultry farm specializing in French Rouge, Guinea, Duck, Goose, Heritage Turkey's and Rabbit. Chicken and Duck eggs are certified Animal Welfare Approved, and all products are certified by The Farmer Veteran Coalition under the Homegrown by Heroes logo as Nicholas Bryant is a US Air Force Veteran.
Bures Berry Patch
We are ready to be back at the Mineral Point Market! We’ve missed all your friendly faces! This spring we’ve been busy enjoying the sun and started our spring work with our maple syrup season. Plus we’ve been out in the fields planting potatoes, strawberries, and peas. We’ve uncovered our strawberries and garlic. Plus we’ve begun to harvest our rhubarb. Join us this Saturday in Water Tower Park for all the deliciousness that Bures Berry Patch has to offer throughout the season. This week at market we will have farm fresh eggs, rhubarb, pure maple syrup, and dilly beans. For more info about the Patch check out our website, Facebook page, or sign up for our e-newsletter. We hope to see you in the Patch or at market soon! Kathy, Ed, Abby, and Ben
Farmer's Daughters
Hello MP market goers! It'll be so good to see all of you again! This week, the Farmer's Daughters will be busy baking fresh for you: scones, muffins, cookies, pie bars, sweets bars for treats, savory treats and more! Mother's Day is next weekend.... we also make cakes! I'll have one on hand to sample this Saturday, so please keep that in mind. See you all soon!
Happy Hunter Farms
Happy Hunter Farms is excited to be back for the 2017 market season!  We will have a wide array of homemade canned goods, ranging from soups to BBQ sauces, salsa, relishes, and many jams and jellies.  We look forward to seeing everyone!
Helianthus Farm
Beginning May 13th Helianthus Farm will be selling produce at the Mineral Point Farmers Market.  
Our cool season crops are in the ground and growing so over the next several weeks customers can expect that we will have the following items as soon as they are ready to harvest: 
Several varieties of  Lettuce,spinach, green onions,broccoli, cauliflower peas, kale, leeks, beets, Pak Choi, turnips, parsnips, cilantro, cabbage, kohlrabi and several varieties of potatoes.  We have our next batch of plants started and will have them in the ground very soon!
James Pine Valley Farm
Welcome to everyone to our first market for the 2017 season and thank you for all your support in the past.  We have already processed our first batch of chickens and our second batch is four weeks old with the third batch one week old.  So we are gearing up for a busy summer at the MP Market with whole chickens, half chicken packages, as well as leg/thigh packages and breast packages.  Along with the chicken we will also have eggs and  many varieties of cheese from Hooks Cheese located in Mineral Point and Brunkow Cheese located in Fayette.  Hope to see many familiar faces on Saturday and welcome to our new customers.  Mary Jean
Magic Light Photography
Welcome back to what is sure to be another great year at the Market!  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.  All of my cards are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion.  Graduation, Mother's Day and Father's Day are all coming up!  I will also have an 11x17 poster of my most popular photograph, Bucky's Twins.  I'm no longer making photographic prints of this image so this is the next best way to get an enlarged copy of this photo at an affordable price and printed locally!  My photos don't handle moister very well so I won't be at the market if there is rain in the forecast.  When I'm not at the market my cards are always available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street.  I'm hoping that my schedule will allow me to be at the market a bit more often this year so I hope to see you under the water tower!  You can also view my work at www.magiclightphotography.com.   Thanks, Mike
Marr's Valley View Farms
Welcome back everyone! It's been a while since we have seen many of you and are looking forward to Saturday. We will have our full beef and pork product line available for purchase this week. Everything from ground meats to top of the line steaks to bacon will be there for you. 
We've been busy working to enhance our meat product lines and servicing new wholesale accounts that have kept things hopping throughout the winter months. Our Farm Connection Meat CSA returned in February. If you find you can't live without our meats but getting to market weekly is a challenge then join our "meat CSA" - ask us for details at Market. 
Need a large quantity or can't make it to market Saturday morning - please call, 608-987-2097, and we will make other arrangements for your order. We encourage you to pre-order or come to market early for the best selection. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you and servicing your needs throughout 2017.
All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms.   
Matchbook Magnets
Hello market-goers!  I'm thrilled to be back again this year with my magnets made from vintage matchbook cover images.  I may not be vending in May due to other commitments, but will update the newsletter if that changes. Otherwise my first market will be June 3, and I've been busy making new magnets to add to the existing line-up!  I'm looking forward to seeing you all then.   matchbookmagnets@yahoo.com   Cindy
Meadowlark Organics
Meadowlark Organics is excited to join the Mineral Point Market this year. We'll be selling our certified organic stone-ground all-purpose, bread, spelt, and rye flours, as well as our flint cornmeal. Each week we will also have a selection of baked goods made by Enos Farms featuring our flours and cornmeal. This week we will have candied ginger scones, whole-wheat blue cheese and pecan scones, banana bread, lemon cornmeal poundcake, and oatmeal raisin cookies. We'll also be selling locally roasted Brewhaha Coffee! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Mummu's Makeovers aka Susan Marr
It's been a long winter and I am very much looking forward to being part of Mineral Point Market again this year.  The dolls and I have been busy making and modeling lots of new things as well as many of the old favorites.  I will be planning to be there each week, but as usual, it will be weather permitting.  The dolls still don't like to be wet or cold or blown around the park in the wind so these will be the main reasons we may not be there.  For anyone that does not know who I am, I'm Susan Marr  aka Mummu (Finnish for Grandma) and I make clothes for 18" dolls (American Girl size).  I've been able to participate in Market for a few years and have gotten to know many of the young ladies (and their dolls!) in the area and I do hope to see you all again soon!  Until then....Keep Smiling!!  Mummu
Scrappin With Joni
I am excited to be back at Mineral Point Market.  May is the month we honor moms, dads, and grads.  I will have handmade cards and gift boxes for each of these events.   My table will also have cards for all occasions; birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, get well, sympathy.   Sending a handmade card is a great way to say “I care”.   Follow my Facebook page Scrappin with Joni to see some of the product I will have at the market.  I look forward to seeing you at the Mineral Point Market, stop by and say hi.  I will be under the red canopy.
Shooting Star Farm
Let the Market season begin! It has been a wacky spring for us. Overwintered hoophouse spinach came way too early and is already gone. Overwintered field spinach started growing in February but got wiped out by several nights of fierce winds and single digit temperatures. We got in the fields on time and everything seemed early, but now it’s slowed down a bit. 
Enough with the weather report! We will have vegetables for the first Market from our hoophouse: red and French breakfast radishes, heads of baby romaine and leaf lettuces, a bit of salad mix, baby bok choy, possibly cilantro, and some bunches of red Russian kale which survived the winter. A new crop of spinach is close behind (a “maybe” for this weekend). It looks to be a lovely spring weekend, so stop by for some coffee, say hello, and hang out for a while! See you Saturday, Rink, Jenny, and Charlie.
Sweet Earth Garden
Sweet  Earth Garden will be at the market this week with Spring flowers.  Looking forward seeing you all again.

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

Chestnut Hill Studio
Carey's Greenhouse
Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions
Evelyn's Gardens


If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Jenny Bonde at starfarm@mhtc.net.



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