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Thursday, August 30, 2018

September 1st - Week 18

Hello MP Market Goers!

It's Labor Day Weekend! And there's lots going on in town this weekend including the Iowa County Fair, click here for a complete list of all the events and activities


August is coming to an end and with it the hot summer days. Now's the time to get back in the kitchen and preserve some of our Wisconsin goodness for the cold days ahead. From market this week I'll be grabbing some peppers and onions to add to my bumper crop of tomatoes. What will I be making? Salsa!!! It's also sweet corn season and I will definitely be getting some of that in our freezer, here's my favorite super easy recipe. Have a favorite recipe for preserving? Share it with us!

Before heading to the Fair this weekend be sure to stop up at market for all the things you need for your Labor Day celebrations and deliciousness.

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: 
Beef, Pork, Bacon, Poultry, Cheese, Eggs, Beets, Kohlrabi, Napa Cabbage, Fennel Bulbs, Onions, Peppers, Kale, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Arugula, Salad Mix, Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Thyme, Oregano, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Garlic, Soup, Pie, Dilly Beans, Maple Syrup, Bread, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Bars, Cupcakes, Brownies, Fresh Cut Flowers, Honey, Coffee, Hand-Crafted Wood Products, Massage Chair, Decorative Tiles, Glass Blocks, & Wine Bottles, and much more. Come and check it all out!

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday morning in 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. 

Bures Berry Patch
We're back at market this Saturday with more SWEET CORN! We'll also have freshly dug potatoes; including baby reds, blue potatoes (fabulous for roasting), and German Butterball potatoes! As well as Farm Fresh Eggs, Pure Maple Syrup, Honey, Dilly Beans, Cream of Asparagus Soup, and Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pies! Can't make it to market this week? The Patch is now open daily from 9 am - 6 pm. 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
Center Street Crafts and Gifts
Center Street Crafts and Gifts will be at the Market this Saturday with our onesies, ceramic tile, decorative glass blocks, and wine bottles. From the garden box some cucumbers and basil. Feel free to check out our Facebook page
Divisions Cut Flower Farm
This labor day weekend join us under the water tower for all things Autumn. Everything from  fall colored dahlias, kale, celosia, and native grasses. We will have a limited number of premade wrapped bouquets and Jason Mason Jar arrangements. See you this Saturday 8:30-11!
Farmer's Daughters
Hello everyone. I do hope all of you stayed safe during this last round of storms we've had. Please continue to be safe on and off the road. I do hope to see you all this Saturday. This week will have our usual line up of scones, muffins, bars, breads and more. The unofficial end of summer is upon us already! Plan for your cookout and come shop at the market! You won't find anything much fresher. Everything you need will be there!
James' Pine-Valley Farm
I am back again this week with my meaty chicken including whole, half, leg/thigh quarter and breast packages. Also once again I will have available Hooks and Brunkow award winning cheese with many new varieties.  An ample supply of eggs round out my items. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. Mary Jean, James Pine Valley Farm
JC Acres
Hi my name is Jason Heberlein, I am owner and operator of JC Acres Goats. We are no strangers to the Mineral Point Market, as my wife previously vended there as Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap and Lotion. Our family milks goats on the rolling hills of south western Wisconsin, where we raise dairy and meat goats for milk and meat. Our business consists of selling goat meat state wide. We offer all the cuts possible to store's, restaurant, individuals, and any business. We offer live goats, dressed goats and all cuts of goat including snack sticks, steaks, ribs, and dog bones. We are here to supply consumers with local quality goat meat products. I am sorry to say that I won't be at the Mineral Point Market this week. Stay tuned to the newsletter for the exact date of my return. thanks again. from jc acres
Magic Light Photography
I will not be at the market this weekend as we are planning on taking our boys to the fair.  My next time at the market will most likely be on September 22nd. 
When I'm not at the market my cards are available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street. Or feel free to visit my website at www.magiclightphotography.com or my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mlp.michaeljsmith/
Marr's Valley View Farms
Ahhhhh - the final days of August - the "dog days of summer". Labor Day weekend is here with plenty of opportunities to cook your favorites meats. We are fully stocked with ground beef, hot dogs and bratwurst for your grill. Ribeyes and New York Strips are in stock but don't wait to get yours - we have a minimal quantity - they tend to fly out the door!  And of course, Porterhouse, T-Bone and Top Sirloin are irresistible on the grill.  It's STILL BLT season so grab your lettuce and tomatoes from Shooting Star Farm and pick up 2 or 3 of your favorite bacon from us for that irresistible Summer treat. Even though it is summer we have all varieties of Beef and Pork Roasts and on hand. Our Stew Meat makes the perfect shish-ka-bob meat. Or how about some Beef Short Ribs and Pork Spare Ribs "falling-off-the-bone" slow cooked and covered in your favorite bbq sauce.  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 are in need of a large quantity please place your order in advance. Send an e-mail to federman@charter.net or call 608-574-2899 by 5 p.m. Friday and we will have your order ready for pick-up at the Market. See you Saturday and don't forget the Iowa County Fair is on through Labor Day!  
All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms.
Pam Rosecky
I am Pam Rosecky Licenced Massage Therapist. I live in Mineral Point, and have been a massage therapist for the past 20 years. Working in Madison for the last 9 years, now available Monday - Friday in Mineral Point.  Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Energy sessions. Chair massage at businesses, and at market. I will be at the market this Saturday.
Shooting Star Farm
It’s been a wet August this year. Not so great for crops that suffer from fungal and bacterial diseases, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash. Thank goodness I have most of those crops in hoophouses as well as the field! The slicing tomatoes, heirlooms, and cherry tomatoes have peaked, but there are still plenty for Saturday. Those who asked for 20# cases of tomatoes last week can pick them up this week and (hopefully) next. The romas are ripening slowly, but will be available in larger quantities starting next week. Other items to look for this Saturday include bulk beets, kohlrabi (the smaller variety), napa cabbage, fennel bulbs, white onions, Italian bottle onions, sweet green peppers (bell and Italian), a few red and orange sweet peppers, eggplant (lavender and black), jalapeno peppers, shishito peppers (look these up!), kale (curly and lacinato), Swiss chard, red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, baby romaine and a few other baby types, arugula, salad mix (very limited due to weather-related lettuce damage), basil, cilantro, dill, thyme, oregano, and a bit of zucchini (nearly done for the season). The summer carrot crop is done, but more will be available in a few weeks. See you Saturday!
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market on saturday with Dahlias, Cone Flowers, Zinnias, Daisies, Gerberas, Fall Hydrangeas, Alstroemeria and more.
Tippy Top Orchards
Mike is back at market this fall with pears and plums! Soon he will also have apples!
Wayne’s Woodworking and Engraving
I'm a small local woodworking shop specializing in a variety of handcrafted and engraved products. We will be displaying a variety of handcrafted cherry and butternut baskets, engraved wooden breadboards, rulers and key fobs. We will also be demonstrating our needlework frames, a lap table and hand knit designer scarves. Wayne Banaszak



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

Bryant Family Farms
Carey's Greenhouse
Chestnut Hill Studio
Happy Hunter
Hazelnut Cafe
Mummu's Makeoever
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company
Scrappin With Joni
If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Jenny Bonde at starfarm@mhtc.net.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

August 25th - Week 17

Hello MP Market Goers!

Things are shaping up to be a beautiful end to the week, though the beginning was a little on the scary side. We hope all of you faired ok in the storm. Your vendors had a varying range of rainfall anywhere from 5" to just 1.5". And just as farming goes the crops continue to grow and flourish with the rain and sunshine.

It's summer in Wisconsin and this week at market sweet corn will arrive! Bures Berry Patch has a delicious bi-color corn that will temp any eater to have another. So stop on up to market this week, grab some corn, pick a meat, add some veggies to the bag and fire up the grill. It's summer in Wisconsin!

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: 
Beef, Pork, Bacon, Poultry, Cheese, Eggs, Lettuce, Eggplant, Onions, Salad Mix, Celery, Beets, Carrots, Napa Cabbage, Peppers, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Cilantro, Parsley, Thyme, Basil, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Garlic, Soup, Pie, Maple Syrup, Cards, Gift Boxes, Bread, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Bars, Cupcakes, Brownies, Fresh Cut Flowers, Honey, Coffee, Doll Clothes, Hand-Crafted Wood Products, Massage Chair, and much more. Come and check it all out!

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday morning in 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. 

Bures Berry Patch
We're back at market this Saturday with SWEET CORN! This will be the first of many weeks that we'll have our delicious corn at market. We'll also have freshly dug potatoes; including baby reds, blue potatoes (fabulous for roasting), and German Butterball potatoes! As well as Farm Fresh Eggs, Pure Maple Syrup, Honey, Dilly Beans, Cream of Asparagus Soup, and Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pies! Plus we'll have SUNFLOWERS, though it's their last week! Can't make it to market this week? The Patch is now open daily from 9 am - 6 pm. 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
Center Street Crafts and Gifts
Center Street Crafts and Gifts will not be at the Market this week. We will be back next week. Feel free to check out our Facebook page
Divisions Cut Flower Farm
This week at market enjoy dahlias and more as we celebrate the end of August! See you under the water tower 8:30-11@mineralpointmarket 
Farmer's Daughters
Hello everyone! The weather seems to want to cooperate a little better; less humidity equals better conditions for bread making! So let's do it! This week I will have 6 different breads, sweets and savories. We will also have muffins, scones, bars and I'm making a point of making cupcakes and morning glory cookies - my favorite! Stop by Saturday and see what all the market has to offer! You won't be disappointed!
James' Pine-Valley Farm
I am back again this week with my meaty chicken including whole, half, leg/thigh quarter and breast packages. Also once again I will have available Hooks and Brunkow award winning cheese with many new varieties.  An ample supply of eggs round out my items. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. Mary Jean, James Pine Valley Farm
JC Acres
Hi my name is Jason Heberlein, I am owner and operator of JC Acres Goats. We are no strangers to the Mineral Point Market, as my wife previously vended there as Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap and Lotion. Our family milks goats on the rolling hills of south western Wisconsin, where we raise dairy and meat goats for milk and meat. Our business consists of selling goat meat state wide. We offer all the cuts possible to store's, restaurant, individuals, and any business. We offer live goats, dressed goats and all cuts of goat including snack sticks, steaks, ribs, and dog bones. We are here to supply consumers with local quality goat meat products. I am sorry to say that I won't be at the Mineral Point Market this week. Stay tuned to the newsletter for the exact date of my return. thanks again. from jc acres
Magic Light Photography
I am planning on being at the market this weekend.  I will have 2 metal prints that I had made as a test from a new printer and they look great!  One photo is from the 4th of July fireworks taken on High Street just a few weeks ago, and the other is a cute fox kit form earlier this spring.  Along with these two photos, I will also have a large selection of matted prints ready to be framed as well as my selection of greeting cards.  All of the cards are blank inside and can be used for any occasion, or keep then for yourself to enjoy! When I'm not at the market my cards are available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street. Or feel free to visit my website at www.magiclightphotography.com or my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mlp.michaeljsmith/
Marr's Valley View Farms
At Market this week: BACON is here in all its glory and flavors! In addition, we are well stocked with Beef Short Ribs, Pork Spare Ribs, hamburger patties and steaks for those weekend cookouts. 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. Not yet a member of our Meat CSA? Stop by our table and we will help you get registered. See you Saturday!
Mummu's Makeoever
Hi All!  Just a quick note re: Market this Sat. Aug.25.  I do plan to be there as it sounds like the weather will be ok.  I'm busy with lots of Badger and Packer things.  Do stop by and say "Hi" and check out the new creations!  See you under the water tower (unless, of course, the weather does not cooperate!). If you (or I) can't be there and you need a gift, etc. give me a call at 623-2592 and we can set up a time for you to come and shop at my house in Cobb.    Mummu
Pam Rosecky
I am Pam Rosecky Licenced Massage Therapist. I live in Mineral Point, and have been a massage therapist for the past 20 years. Working in Madison for the last 9 years, now available Monday - Friday in Mineral Point.  Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Energy sessions. Chair massage at businesses, and at market. I will be at the market this Saturday. 
Scrappin With Joni
I am pleased to be back at Market this Saturday.  Stop by my space for handmade gift boxes, covered notebooks, gift card holders and 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
Moisture was fairly low in July, but August totals are more than sufficient thus far – with more on the way! We got 3.3” on Monday. Nothing near what some of my farmer friends experienced near Madison. Luckily I hadn’t gotten around to tilling in some cover crops, so my soil mostly stayed put – even on the steepest fields. What’s at Market this week? Lots and lots of variety! Large heads of romaine and red leaf lettuce, mixed baby lettuces including little gem, red oakleaf, green oakleaf, and red romaine, eggplant (3 types), Italian bottle onions, white onions, salad mix, possibly some arugula (it’s a little small right now), celery, bunched red beets, bunched carrots, napa cabbage, green bell peppers Italian frying peppers, a few red/orange sweet peppers, jalapeno peppers, summer squash (gold, green, and pattypan), cucumbers, cilantro, parsley, thyme, basil, cherry tomatoes (red, grape, sungold, and mixed pints), heirloom tomatoes, orange and red saladette tomatoes, large and small red slicing tomatoes, and roma/paste tomatoes. I will have specials on 10# or more of heirloom and red slicing tomatoes this week and for at least a few weeks to come. See you Saturday!
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market this week with Dahlias, Sunflowers, Zinnias. Alstroemeria, Gerberas, Liatris, Cone Flowers, Hydrangeas and more.
Wayne’s Woodworking and Engraving
I'm a small local woodworking shop specializing in a variety of handcrafted and engraved products. We will be displaying a variety of handcrafted cherry and butternut baskets, engraved wooden breadboards, rulers and key fobs. We will also be demonstrating our needlework frames, a lap table and hand knit designer scarves. Wayne Banaszak



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

Bryant Family Farms
Carey's Greenhouse
Chestnut Hill Studio
Happy Hunter
Hazelnut Cafe
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company


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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 18th - Week 16

Hello MP Market Goers!

Congratulations to Lyn Strangstad winner of last week's market basket giveaway! Your next chance to win is September 8th!


Tomato season is here folks! And Shooting Star Farm has them all! It doesn't sound like canning time yet but it is certainly BLT time! 
What's your favorite tomato variety to use in a BLT? And an even tougher question, what's your favorite bacon variety to use on a BLT? Didn't know there were options? Check out Marr's Valley View Farm's table under the Pavilion this week for all the options.


Hint, Hint: maple bacon, yumm

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: 
Beef, Pork, Bacon, Poultry, Cheese, Eggs, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Zucchini, Peppers, Onions, Cilantro, Basil, Parsley, Thyme, Cucumbers, Beets, Carrots, Kale, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Salad Mix, Arugula, Fennel, Celery, Potatoes, Soup, Pie, Maple Syrup, Cards, Gift Boxes, Bread, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Bars, Cupcakes, Brownies, Fresh Cut Flowers, Honey, Coffee, Decorative Glass Blocks & Ceramic Tile, Doll Clothes, Hand-Crafted Wood Products, Massage Chair, and much more.   Come and check it all out!

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday morning in 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. 

Bures Berry Patch
We're back at market this Saturday with more of our delicious, freshly dug potatoes! We've got baby reds, blue potatoes (fabulous for roasting), and German Butterball potatoes! Also this week at market we'll have Pure Maple Syrup, Honey, Dilly Beans, Cream of Asparagus Soup, and Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pies! Plus we'll have SUNFLOWERS! At the Patch we are now open for Sunflower Sensation! Your chance to see a full field of these beautiful blooms. Come on out to the Patch and let them put a smile on your face. The Patch is now open daily from 9-4:30. 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
Center Street Crafts and Gifts
Center Street Crafts and Gifts will be at the market this weekend with our ceramic tiles, decorative glass blocks, and decorative wine bottles, and onesies. From The Garden box we will have Basil and Cucumbers with us.
See you on Saturday at the Market!
Divisions Cut Flower Farm
Wow, August is really flying by! As we get ready to start planting next years crops, Autumn has began showing her colors of rich burgundies,  oranges, and golden yellow. This weeks offerings will include bi color and specialty sunflowers, lisianthis, specialty zinnia, grasses, millets, sorghum, broom corn, and of course our gorgeous dahlias and asters. We will have a limited selection of our famous "Jason Mason Jar" arrangements as well as designer wrapped bouquets and more! If you are in need of specially designed arrangements or have an upcoming event or floral need let us know ahead of time, as we are happy to bring these items to market with us (time permitting). See you Saturday, under the water tower in beautiful Mineral Point. 
Farmer's Daughters
Hello everyone! Thanks so much for braving the hot weather to join us at the market last Saturday. It's always great to see all of you! We planted our corn for silage around the first of July; and this hot humid weather has it already head high! This is our first year of planting corn, so you can bet we are excited! The cows sure will be happy this winter. We're also waiting for 9 more babies; all due within the next month, so between cows, crops and kids - we manage to stay busy! In between all of that, I'll find time to bake for you! This week we'll have zucchini pies, breads, muffins, bars and much more! Hope to see you Saturday!
James' Pine-Valley Farm
I am back again this week with my meaty chicken including whole, half, leg/thigh quarter and breast packages. Also once again I will have available Hooks and Brunkow award winning cheese with many new varieties.  An ample supply of eggs round out my items. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. Mary Jean, James Pine Valley Farm
JC Acres
Hi my name is Jason Heberlein, I am owner and operator of JC Acres Goats. We are no strangers to the Mineral Point Market, as my wife previously vended there as Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap and Lotion. Our family milks goats on the rolling hills of south western Wisconsin, where we raise dairy and meat goats for milk and meat. Our business consists of selling goat meat state wide. We offer all the cuts possible to store's, restaurant, individuals, and any business. We offer live goats, dressed goats and all cuts of goat including snack sticks, steaks, ribs, and dog bones. We are here to supply consumers with local quality goat meat products. I am sorry to say that I won't be at the Mineral Point Market this week. Stay tuned to the newsletter for the exact date of my return. thanks again. from jc acres
Magic Light Photography
I will not be at the market this weekend as I will be in Madison for Badger Honor Flight Guardian training.  My next time at the market will most likely be on September 1st. When I'm not at the market my cards are available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street. Or feel free to visit my website at www.magiclightphotography.com or my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mlp.michaeljsmith/
Marr's Valley View Farms
At Market this week: BACON is here in all its glory and flavors! In addition, we are well stocked with Beef Short Ribs, Pork Spare Ribs, hamburger patties and steaks for those weekend cookouts. 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. Not yet a member of our Meat CSA? Stop by our table and we will help you get registered. See you Saturday!
Mummu's Makeoever
Hi All!  Just another quick note re: Market this Sat. Aug. 18.  I DO plan to be there, weather permitting, of course.  As of now, it does sound very promising!  Hope to see you all there!  Do stop by and say "Hi"! Mummu
Pam Rosecky
I am Pam Rosecky Licenced Massage Therapist. I live in Mineral Point, and have been a massage therapist for the past 20 years. Working in Madison for the last 9 years, now available Monday - Friday in Mineral Point.  Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Energy sessions. Chair massage at businesses, and at market. I will be at the market this Saturday. 
Scrappin With Joni
I am pleased to be back at Market this Saturday.  Stop by my space for handmade gift boxes, covered notebooks, gift card holders and 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
I remember the days when mid-August meant the bigger tomatoes were just starting to come in. Now that we grow many of them in an unheated hoophouse, tomato season starts at least two weeks sooner – even though hoophouse plants go in at the same time as field plants. We are bursting with cherry tomatoes, heirlooms, and saladette varieties this week. Lots of great red slicers, too. What goes great with tomatoes? Nearly everything else that’s ready this time of year! We’ll have eggplants, gold and green zucchini and pattypan squash, green bell peppers, sweet green Italian frying peppers, jalapeno peppers, Italian bottle onions, white onions, cilantro, basil, parsley, thyme, cucumbers (thin-skinned and regular slicing cukes), bulk beets (limited amount), bunched carrots, curly green kale and lacinato kale, Swiss chard, romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, baby lettuce heads of all kinds, salad mix, arugula, fennel, and celery. A beautiful Saturday is in store. See you then!
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market with Cone flowers, Dahlias, Zinnias, Gerberas, Phloxs, Sunflowers, Cosmos and more.
Wayne’s Woodworking and Engraving
I'm a small local woodworking shop specializing in a variety of handcrafted and engraved products. We will be displaying a variety of handcrafted cherry and butternut baskets, engraved wooden breadboards, rulers and key fobs. We will also be demonstrating our needlework frames, a lap table and hand knit designer scarves. Wayne Banaszak



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

Bryant Family Farms
Carey's Greenhouse
Chestnut Hill Studio
Happy Hunter
Hazelnut Cafe
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company


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

Thursday, August 9, 2018

August 11th - Week 15

Hello MP Market Goers!


It’s National Farmers Market Week! According to the USDA, farmers who sell at #FarmersMarkets are more likely to stay in business than those that don’t. bit.ly/1JxwXga. At the Mineral Point Market we have several vendors who’ve been with the market for almost all of it’s 20+ years of existence. And we’ve got several new vendors starting their farming ventures. #FarmersMarkets provide beginning farmers a low-cost way to enter the marketplace & grow their businesses. #farmersmarketweek
Thank you for helping to grow the local farming community and our Mineral Point Market!
Celebrate with us this Saturday morning  in the park. We'll have some beautiful wind musicians and don't forget to sign up to win this month's Market Basket Giveaway.

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: 
Beef, Pork, Bacon, Poultry, Cheese, Eggs, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers, Summer Squash, Beets, Carrots, Onions, Cucumbers, Cilantro, Basil, Thyme, Parsley, Oregano, Arugula, Salad Mix, Lettuce , Broccoli, Kale, Swiss Chard, Napa CabbageBBQ Sauces, Salsa, Relishes, Jams, Jellies, Cards, Gift Boxes, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Bars, Cupcakes, Brownies, Fresh Cut Flowers, Honey, Coffee, Decorative Glass Blocks & Ceramic Tile, Wildlife Photography, Hand-Crafted Wood Products, Massage Chair, and much more.   Come and check it all out!

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday morning in 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. 

Bures Berry Patch
Unfortunately, we won't be at market this Saturday. But we have great news! The Sunflower Field is open at the Patch! Come on out to the Patch and let them put a smile on your face. At the Patch we will have all our usual products including some freshly dug German Butterball Potatoes and beautiful sunflowers! The Patch is now open daily from 9-4:30. 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
Center Street Crafts and Gifts
Center Street Crafts & Gifts will be at the Market this Saturday with our decorative wine bottles, glass blocks, and ceramic tiles. Like our page on Facebook! 
From the Garden Box we will have cucumbers and basil available. See you Saturday morning at the Market!
Divisions Cut Flower Farm
This week at market, we will have a great mix of late summer blooms featuring lisianthus,  hydrangeas,  dahlias, sunflowers, and celosia. We will have our Jason Mason Jar's  and, dahlias by the bunch as well as our gorgeous sunflowers by the stem! Can't wait to see you this week! Jason
Farmer's Daughters
Hello everyone! It sure was great to see everyone last weekend. This week we will again have breads, scones, muffins, bars and more. I'm curious for some feedback about the blueberry rice bread and the faux apple pie bars. I'm planning on bringing those both again, along with S' mores Brownies, and fresh peach treats! Again, if anyone would like me to save anything back or order, just let me know! Hope to see you Saturday!
Happy Hunter
We will be at market this Saturday with our 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 Saturday!
James' Pine-Valley Farm
I am back again this week with my meaty chicken including whole, half, leg/thigh quarter and breast packages. Also once again I will have available Hooks and Brunkow award winning cheese with many new varieties.  An ample supply of eggs round out my items. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. Mary Jean, James Pine Valley Farm
JC Acres
Hi my name is Jason Heberlein, I am owner and operator of JC Acres Goats. We are no strangers to the Mineral Point Market, as my wife previously vended there as Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap and Lotion. Our family milks goats on the rolling hills of south western Wisconsin, where we raise dairy and meat goats for milk and meat. Our business consists of selling goat meat state wide. We offer all the cuts possible to store's, restaurant, individuals, and any business. We offer live goats, dressed goats and all cuts of goat including snack sticks, steaks, ribs, and dog bones. We are here to supply consumers with local quality goat meat products. I am sorry to say that I won't be at the Mineral Point Market this week. Stay tuned to the newsletter for the exact date of my return. thanks again. from jc acres
Magic Light Photography
I am planning on being at the market this weekend.  New this week will be 2 metal prints that I had made as a test from a new printer and they look great!  One photo is from the 4th of July fireworks taken on High Street just a few weeks ago, and the other is a cute fox kit form earlier this spring.  Along with these two photos, I will also have a large selection of matted prints ready to be framed as well as my selection of greeting cards.  All of the cards are blank inside and can be used for any occasion, or keep then for yourself to enjoy! When I'm not at the market my cards are available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street. Or feel free to visit my website at www.magiclightphotography.com or my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mlp.michaeljsmith/
Marr's Valley View Farms
This summer we are in our 20th year of direct marketing our meats to the consumer. We started testing the waters with our Beef. The first package was sold at what was then known as the Mineral Point Farmers' Market.   
All businesses face daily challenges and ours is no exception. In the mid to late 90's we discussed the need to make a change or stop farming like we were as 'the system' was working against us. We gave this 'new thing' known as direct marketing a try to diversify our farm sales and have control over a portion of our income; the rest is history. It wasn't easy, like everything else in farming it is a lot of hard work and long hours on top of long hours. Every person that purchased a package of meat from us over the years literally helped stabilize our family's 144 year old farm. We are so thankful and appreciative that you have stayed with us all these years.  
But so many stories in agriculture don't have the same outcome. You may or may not be hearing about the life changing challenges in the agriculture industry today but this story that recently ran in a Chinese newspaper about my friend, her husband and the dairy farm that's been in his family for 100+ years tells the reality farmers everywhere are facing. They are dedicated, intelligent, hardworking people but the system is working against them just like so many others. This may be their final year: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/02/c_137364501.htm.
One last favor - shop local! Please, please, please purchase as much as you can, whenever you can, directly from farmers and businesses starting with your vendors at the Mineral Point Market. It might just be the purchase that saves that farm or business.
From all of us at Marr's Valley View Farms - we extend a heartfelt THANK YOU! See you Saturday, under the Water Tower.
Mummu's Makeoever
Hi All!  Just a note to let you know I will NOT be at Market this Sat. Aug. 11.  But you can see what I have new by coming to the Cobb Corn Roast on Sat.  There will be a craft show on the west side of the fire house from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. and I will be participating at that.  Do come by after you visit the M. Pt. Market and see lots of goodies by many crafters/vendors.  Stop by and say "Hi" and check it all out.  Hope to see you there!   Mummu
Pam Rosecky
I am Pam Rosecky Licenced Massage Therapist. I live in Mineral Point, and have been a massage therapist for the past 20 years. Working in Madison for the last 9 years, now available Monday - Friday in Mineral Point.  Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Energy sessions. Chair massage at businesses, and at market. I will be at the market this Saturday. 
Scrappin With Joni
I am away this weekend. Charity will be at Market, please stop by and check out her beautiful cards. She will also have honey.
Shooting Star Farm
Summer produce is in full swing this week. I’ve been harvesting lots of tomatoes from the hoophouse, but field tomatoes are beginning to come in as well. For those of you looking to freeze or can, the really big quantities won’t  be ready until around Labor Day. So enjoy your cool kitchen for a few more weeks. Here’s what I plan to have for Saturday: Red slicing tomatoes, saladette tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes (sungold, grape, red, and mixed pints); lavender and purple eggplant; sweet green bell peppers and Italian frying peppers; gold, green, and pattypan summer squash; red, gold, and Chioggia beets; bunched carrots; white onions and Italian bottle onions; cucumbers; cilantro, basil, thyme, parsley, and oregano; arugula; salad mix; baby lettuce heads; larger romaine and red leaf lettuce heads; broccoli shoots; kale, Swiss chard, a few hot peppers, and possibly napa cabbage. See you Saturday!
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth gardens will NOT be at the market this week. 
Wayne’s Woodworking and Engraving
I'm a small local woodworking shop specializing in a variety of handcrafted and engraved products. We will be displaying a variety of handcrafted cherry and butternut baskets, engraved wooden breadboards, rulers and key fobs. We will also be demonstrating our needlework frames, a lap table and hand knit designer scarves. Wayne Banaszak



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

Bryant Family Farms
Carey's Greenhouse
Chestnut Hill Studio
Hazelnut Cafe
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company


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

Thursday, August 2, 2018

August 4th - Week 14

Hello MP Market Goers!

Get "Hooked" on Mineral Point! This weekend Arts on Point is coming to Mineral Point and there will be loads of fun and beautiful things to do and see around Point. Starting with the Mineral Point Market. 


This year Arts on Point will be hosting an Art and Cheese Crawl where you will be able to check out local Artists' Galleries and sample all of Hook's (another Mineral Point Local) famous cheeses.

Where can you purchase these cheeses you ask? Nearly every Saturday Mary Jean of James' Pine-Valley Farm brings Hook's famous cheese to market! Get some of the most sought after at market Saturday then try some of the rarer varieties while enjoying the Art and Cheese Crawl Saturday evening.

Here is a partial list of items at this week's market: 
Beef, Pork, Bacon, Poultry, Cheese, Eggs, Green Beans, Broccoli, Arugula, Fennel, Eggplant, Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Basil, Beets, Onion, Kale, Swiss Chard, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Lettuce, Salad Mix, Potatoes, Frozen Pie, Cards, Gift Boxes, Scones, Muffins, Cookies, Bars, Cupcakes, Brownies, Fresh Cut Flowers, Honey, Maple Syrup, Coffee, Decorative Glass Blocks & Ceramic Tile, Hand-Crafted Wood Products, Massage Chair, Soup, Doll Clothes, and much more.   Come and check it all out!

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday morning in 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. 

Bures Berry Patch
Potato and green bean season continues at the Patch! At market this week Bures Berry Patch will have Baby Red Potatoes, Fingerling and Andirondack Blue Potatoes, Green Beans, Maple Syrup, Honey, Frozen Cream of Asparagus Soup, and Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Pies. Sweet Corn should be here in another week or so. Join us Saturdays in Water Tower Park for all the deliciousness that Bures Berry Patch has to offer throughout the season. Can't make it to market? Visit us at the Patch! 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
Center Street Crafts and Gifts
Center Street Crafts & Gifts will be at the market this Saturday featuring our glass blocks, ceramic tiles, and wine bottle crafts. Stop by and say hi! Feel free to ask about custom orders. Matt & Steph McKeon
Divisions Cut Flower Farm
Happy First week of Aug! This week we will have a gorgeous selection of specialty cut flowers and foliage for you to choose from! Everything from sunflowers, dahlias, gladiolas, lisianthus, hydrangea, and so much more the fields are bursting with colors and texture. See you this Saturday under the water tower. And a reminder we will begin selling our monthly C.S.A. bouquet memberships for 2019 starting the end of Sept. See you soon and thanks for your support in local flower farming:) Jason
Farmer's Daughters
Hello everyone! First, I do apologize for disappointing you all last week. With our little girl in a cast, this mama needed a break! Everything is much better this week, and I will be back with all the usuals and some new! For bread this week we will have - apple cranberry, cinnamon raisin, white rye fennel, cheddar dill, plain and wild rice blueberry. If you need some saved back, feel free to email at kamlin216@yahoo.com, or drop a text at 608-214-3475.
We will also have scones, muffins, zucchini treats of different kinds and much more! Hope to see you Saturday!
James' Pine-Valley Farm
Welcome everyone to this weeks market. With the cheese crawl in town this weekend I will have some new varieties of cheese on hand so stop by and check them out. Also eggs and the usual packages of chicken:  whole, halves, leg quarters and breast quarters. Mary Jean, James Pine Valley Farm
JC Acres
Hi my name is Jason Heberlein, I am owner and operator of JC Acres Goats. We are no strangers to the Mineral Point Market, as my wife previously vended there as Lacey's Lathers Goat Milk Soap and Lotion. Our family milks goats on the rolling hills of south western Wisconsin, where we raise dairy and meat goats for milk and meat. Our business consists of selling goat meat state wide. We offer all the cuts possible to store's, restaurant, individuals, and any business. We offer live goats, dressed goats and all cuts of goat including snack sticks, steaks, ribs, and dog bones. We are here to supply consumers with local quality goat meat products. I am sorry to say that I won't be at the Mineral Point Market this week. Stay tuned to the newsletter for the exact date of my return. thanks again. from jc acres
Magic Light Photography
Wow, where is this summer going?!?  Hard to believe that it's August already.  I will not be at the market this weekend.  I will be spending the day with Holden at Cub Scout Day Camp.  I'm not sure who is more excited about it, him or me. :)  I am planning on being back at the market on August 11th with my cards and photos.  All of my cards are blank inside and can be used for any occasion, or keep then for yourself to enjoy! When I'm not at the market my cards are available at the Mineral Point Collection located at 151 High Street. Or feel free to visit my website at www.magiclightphotography.com or my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mlp.michaeljsmith/
Marr's Valley View Farms
Even though Saturday is August 4th, we're still promoting July Beef Month! You ask "what can I buy at the market this week to celebrate?" How about Tenderloin, NY Strip, Ribeye, Porterhouse, T-Bone, Top Sirloin and Skirt Steaks; or perhaps a Beef Brisket, Corned Beef Brisket, Sirloin Tip, Rolled Rump, Bone In or Boneless Chuck Roast; Bulk Ground Beef, Ground Chuck, Ground Round for the grill or easy fixing Ground Beef 1/3 Pound Patties, All Beef Bratwurst and Wieners; try our "Portable Protein™" snacks - Soft Strip Beef Jerky, Beef Sticks, Classic or Jalapeno & Cheese Summer Sausage; and of course the Stew Meat, Soup Bones, Liver and Short Ribs are always ready to head home to your kitchen to be made into a satisfying home cooked meal. As you know we also offer a full line of Pork products so make sure to stop by this week and take home some tasty, locally raised meat from a 4th generation family farm. For larger quantities please call or e-mail in advance and we will have your order ready for pick up at market. Can't live without our meats but getting to market weekly is a challenge? Call to place an order any time or join our "meat CSA" - ask us for details at market. Either e-mail federman@charter.net or call, 608-574-2899, and we will make arrangements to get your order to you. We encourage you to come to market early for the best selection. Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to servicing your needs throughout 2018. All of us at Marr's Valley View Farms.
Mummu's Makeoever
Hi All!  Sounds like our heat/humidity will be turned on again this week-end but I AM going to try to be at Market.  Still lots of swim suits ready for the dolls.....they will be needing them while it's still summer......do remember, tho, the dolls CAN NOT be put in water or sun.  (They just like to look pretty in their swimwear)!   I look forward to seeing you all at Market this Sat. Aug.4.  Please stop by and say "Hi" and check out what's new!  
Till then....keep cool!!   Mummu
Pam Rosecky
I am Pam Rosecky Licenced Massage Therapist. I live in Mineral Point, and have been a massage therapist for the past 20 years. Working in Madison for the last 9 years, now available Monday - Friday in Mineral Point.  Relaxation, Therapeutic, and Energy sessions. Chair massage at businesses, and at market. I will be at the market this Saturday. 
Scrappin With Joni
I am excited to be back at Market on Saturday.  This weekend is a fun weekend in Mineral Point it is the Arts on Point Gallery Weekend make the Market part of your Saturday events.  Stop by my space for handmade gift boxes, covered notebooks, gift card holders and 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
I'll have more of the same great stuff as last week plus more lettuce and arugula! Green beans; broccoli heads and shoots; beautiful fennel bulbs; eggplant; green bell peppers and sweet, green Italian frying peppers; cherry tomato pints (sungold, red, and mixed); red and orange salad tomatoes; red slicing tomatoes; heirloom tomatoes; basil tops; bunched red, chioggia, and gold beets; bunched Italian bottle onions; bunched white onions; two types of kale; Swiss chard; green cabbage; two types of cucumbers; gold, green, and pattypan squash and zucchini; red and green leaf lettuce; salad mix. See you Saturday!
Sweet Earth Garden and Vintage China
Sweet Earth gardens will be at the market this week. 
Wayne’s Woodworking and Engraving
I'm a small local woodworking shop specializing in a variety of handcrafted and engraved products. We will be displaying a variety of handcrafted cherry and butternut baskets, engraved wooden breadboards, rulers and key fobs. We will also be demonstrating our needlework frames, a lap table and hand knit designer scarves. Wayne Banaszak



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

Bryant Family Farms
Carey's Greenhouse
Chestnut Hill Studio
Happy Hunter
Hazelnut Cafe
Platteville Sunflower Oil Company


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


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