June 12th – Week 7

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Hello MP Market Goers!

Photo Credit – Leslie Damaso

The food you buy at the farmers market is seasonal. It is fresh and delicious and reflects the truest flavors. Shopping and cooking from the farmers market helps you to reconnect with the cycles of nature in our region. As you look forward to asparagus in spring, savor sweet corn in summer, or bake pumpkins in autumn, you reconnect with the earth, the weather, and the turning of the year. Here’s some more reasons to support your local farms.

10 Reasons to Support Farmers Markets | CUESA

Another way to support your local farms is by recognizing that it’s June Dairy Month – last weekend we had many visitors enjoying their Iowa County Dairy Breakfast on the picnic tables in the park. This Saturday LaFayette County has their breakfast on the farm at Stauffacher Highway Dairy Farms, 16639 WI-23 Darlington.

But don’t forget to head to the market before or after your dairy breakfast! And while there sign up for this month’s MARKET BASKET GIVEAWAY!

From our local fruit, veggie, & flower growers, to our local beef, pork, & poultry raisers, to our local cheese and artisan producers we thank you for shopping local and supporting our businesses.

Still not comfortable shopping the market or just want to stay in bed a bit longer? Many of our vendors are continuing to offer pre-order options this season.
👉 Be sure to scroll down for vendor specific instructions on pre-ordering their products.
🦺 For more information on our Covid safety precautions, pre-ordering, and curbside pickup visit our covid safety page.

It’s our 26th season of the Mineral Point Market and we love that the market is a place for the community to gather where we can share with you the great local products our vendors have created, grown, and raised for you and your family.

Here is a partial list of items at this week’s market:
Beef, Pork, Poultry, Cheese, Eggs, Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, Napa Cabbage, Garlic Scapes, Lettuce, Spinach, Beets, Dill, Swiss Chard, Green Kale, Salad Turnips, Radishes, Kohlrabi, Artisan Bread, Coffee & Coffee Beans, Breakfast Burritos, Sweet & Savory Baked Goods, Fresh Cut Flowers, Shea Butter & Goat Milk Soap, Custom Wood Accessories, Honey, and much more. Come and check it all out!

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday in Water Tower Park, Business Hwy 151 at Madison Street, Mineral Point! 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Kathy Bures
Mineral Point Market

Aunt Kate’s Cookie Jar
Be back June 19th! For more info visit my Facebook page www.facebook.com/auntkatescookiejar
Or website www.auntkatescookiejar.com
Facebook message me for any Pre-orders Or email auntkatescookiejar@gmail.com
Text or call me at 608-341-7083
Thanks & see you soon! Aunt Kate

Bryant Family Farms
We’ll be back at market this Saturday with pastured poultry meat, eggs, honey, and whole bean coffee.

Bures Berry Patch
It’s been crazy busy here at the Patch. Asparagus and rhubarb season have come to the end and we have been getting everything set at the Patch for the beginning of strawberry season. With it being opening day at the Patch Friday, I won’t be able to make it to market Saturday. Stop on out to pick-your-own in the Patch Friday 8a-12 or Saturday 8a-2 or until picked out. For the latest shovel on what’s happening in the Patch, follow us on Facebook or Instagram or sign up for our e-newsletter. Be sure to always call our hotline (608-924-1404), or check our website or Facebook page before heading out to pick, as conditions can change quickly in the Patch. Hopefully, I’ll be back next Saturday with strawberries, sugar snap peas, and peonies! Hope to see you all there. Farmer Kathy & Farmer Ed

Cafe 43
Join us Saturday mornings for a taste of the café! Breakfast burritos, fresh baked croissants, bread, cookies, cinnamon rolls, coffee from Bryant Family Farms, cold brew and as always, a surprise or two from Shirley’s recipe book.  https://www.cafe43mp.com/

Farmers Daughter Bakery and Kitchen
Hey market fans! Do you have yours out and running? Fans, that is. Welcome to Wisconsin summertime!
This weekend, we’ll be offering the following good eats:
Scones: Bacon Apricot, Lemon Fennel, Almond Peach and Blueberry.
Muffins: Banana Chocolate Chip, Lemon Blueberry, Chocolate Zucchini.
Bars and Treats: Apricot Citrus, S’mores, Oatmeal Fudge, Maple Pecan, Cranberry Walnut and Cheesecake Brownies.
Sweet Rolls: Cinnamon, Pineapple Cream, Orange Cream.
English Muffin Bread: Apple Cranberry, Cinnamon Raisin, Caraway Dill and Plain. ** This is SO good toasted or grilled for a sandwich! See our Facebook page for our post about our amazing grilled turkey sandwich!**
We will also have: Fruit Pies, Cookies, our awesome fresh Danish and more! See you this weekend!
Please pre-order by 3 p.m. Friday you can find us on Facebook and send us a message, send us an email at farmgalsbake@yahoo.com   or send us a text message at 608-214-3475.
We sure hope you will come on out and join us!

We look forward to seeing you Saturday. Our personalized laser engraved and fine wood products are great for family and friends all year round. We manufacture cutting board, rulers, key fobs, tissue boxes, trivets, pastry boards and samples of plaques are also available for custom orders. Also a lap table, floor table, hand knit scarves and small blankets. We take custom engraving orders on all of our products. Etsy.com/shop/FripperiesMP Contact us at: frippswood@gmail.com

Get Up Nation MicroGreens
We are so happy to be a part of the Mineral Point Farmer’s Market! We offer a variety of ultra-healthy, ultra-flavorful microgreens for sale at the market as well as for delivery every weekend to Dodgeville and Mineral Point addresses. When harvested at the microgreen stage of development, research has shown that these plants have amazing levels of nutrient dense nutrition. They’re also beautiful with their lush color and varied textures. Learn more at www.getupnationmicrogreens.com or meet us at the Mineral Point Market!
On 6/12/2021 we will have pea, purple radish, daikon radish, broccoli, arugula, purple cabbage, swiss chard, superfood mix, endive, beet, red garnet mustard, and sunflower microgreens available. Follow us on Facebook to get recipes, nutrition information, sales, and discounts on these amazing plants @Get Up Nation Microgreens!

Hook’s Corner Greenhouse
If it doesn’t get too hot for the plants, I’ll be at market with more gorgeous bedding plants and hanging baskets. Hope to see you there!

James Pine Valley Farm
This week we will have chicken selections of whole, half, leg/thigh packages or breast packages.  Several dozen farm fresh eggs will be available.  Cheese sales have been very good and we will have a variety of Hooks Cheese products on hand. Should you wish to pre-order with in person pickup at the market email us at pinevalleychix@gmail.com or give us a call at 608 987-2245.  Ralph and Mary Jean, James Pine Valley Farm.

Kings Hill Farm
King’s Hill Farm will unfortunately not be at market this weekend. With the hot, dry weather, our spring crops aren’t thriving well but our summer crops are not quite ready. We will be irrigating our crops all weekend so we can join the market again the next week, hopefully with some tasty summer vegetables. Thanks for understanding. Have a great weekend!

Love and Hugs from Lauri
Be back on June 26th. A Blanket… A Lap throw… An Afghan…
Do you have a loved one who you think would LOVE to snuggle up in a hand-crafted blanket? Great gifts for Birthdays, Graduations, Baby or Bridal showers.
Varying sizes, starting at 36″ x 36″, 48″ x 48″ and up to 38″ x 60″
100% Premium Acrylic Yarn – Prices start at $19.99.
For custom orders please contact stegerclss@aol.com
We look forward to seeing you on June 26th.

Magic Light Photography
It was great to be back at the market again! Check out this timelapse video I created from Saturday’s market: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTQ2dMgU-80 As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, there are a lot of changes happening this Spring for me and my family. I will not be at the market this weekend as we will be moving to our new home just outside of Mineral Point. I hope to be back at the market later this month. If you have seen any of my photos on Facebook and would like a print or cards made, please feel free to email me at magiclightphotography@gmail.com and let me know what you would like. You can check out some of my latest work at https://www.facebook.com/mlp.michaeljsmith. My work does not handle moisture well, so my market schedule may change depending on the weather. Hope to see you this Saturday!

Marr’s Valley View Farm
It’s June Dairy Month – congratulations to our area dairy producers for their hard work and great products they bring to us each and every day!
June also brings Father’s Day. We have THE perfect gift for those Fathers in your life, one of our stunning Marr’s Valley View Farms mugs, handmade in Wisconsin. Add one of our gift certificates so he can select his favorite steak for the grill. Easy to give and certainly just right up his alley. Mug quantities are VERY limited – first come first serve – priced at $22 or $25 – add whatever denomination you want for the gift certificate. Pre-orders encouraged.
As Beef producers, we are looking forward to ‘July Beef Month’ in Wisconsin. Time to begin planning your menu for those July 4th neighborhood cookouts and family camping trips to one of our beautiful parks or lakes in the area. Place your order early to ensure availability.
We will have our full Beef and Pork product offering at the Market Saturday morning. If you would like a copy of our product list in advance to create your shopping list, email us at marrsvvfmeats@gmail.com. You can also pre-order.
We will continue taking pre-orders in addition to having our full product line at Market. All pre-orders must be placed by NOON ON FRIDAYS. If you need a product list let us know and we’ll email it to you. You can pre-order our mugs/gift certificates for pickup as well.
Here’s how to order:
* e-mail your order to marrsvvfmeats@gmail.com no later than NOON ON FRIDAY;
* specify product name and desired quantity in packages – example: 2 packages of Bone In Pork Chops;
* if you want a specific product size please specify – example: 2.5 to 3 lb. Boneless Chuck Roast – otherwise we will pick for you;
* provide a phone number where you can be reached for questions;
* payment is by check made out to Valley View Farms;
* we will email your order total Friday night by 10:00 p.m. so you can have your check ready;
* we will be back under the shelter – you can come up and pick up your order from us. If you prefer curbside pickup, just call or text us when you arrive at 608-425-8909 and we will bring your order to your car.
Not a CSA member yet – ask us for details on Saturday or email us at marrsvvfmeats@gmail.com for details and how to sign up for your share(s).
See you soon –
All of us at Marr’s Valley View Farms

Over the Moon Soap Co.
We will be back at Market this week.
If you haven’t tried our Goat Milk and Shea Butter soap with Essential Oils, we invite you to try a bar and see what really good soap can do for you and your skin!
We have 15 scents – everything from Lavenders to Summery Grapefruit; Oatmeal and Honey, and “Earthy” scents that are popular with both men and women. We also have 3 types of Shampoo Bars!
You may Pre-Order by emailing us at overthemoonsoapco@gmail.com; call or text us at 608-574-5458 and we will have your order at our booth. Or, just stop at our tent and peruse our entire line and select your favorite. We have soap dishes and other bath accessories suitable for use with our soaps. We accept cash, local checks, credit and debit cards, or we can email an Invoice via PayPal. We also offer porch pickup at our Dodgeville home.
If you would like us to send you a description of the soaps we carry, just let us know and we will email to you.
Hope to see you at Market very soon!

Scrappin with Joni
I will not be at Market this Saturday, I am hosting a crafting weekend away. I will be back at Market Saturday June 26th.
Follow my Facebook page Scrappin with Joni to see some of the product I will have at the market on my return. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Shooting Star Farm
It’s been a week of late July in early June. A far cry from the frosty wet weather a few weeks ago! But the farming work continues. We’ve been getting in the last of the warm-season crops like melons and field tomatoes, while continuing to plant lettuce, beans, beets, greens, and spinach. Fall crops will be going in soon. Hard to believe! And the harvests continue. This week I hope to have bunched carrots from the hoophouse, the first sugar snap peas (limited supply – if I have any left after website orders!), and the first heads of napa cabbage. We also just picked our garlic scapes – the center stalk on hard-necked garlic which would eventually bloom if not removed. It has a very nice garlic flavor without too much punch. Add to salad dressings, eggs dishes, or anywhere you like garlic. Try this recipe for cilantro garlic scape pesto. It’s delicious! I could eat it like soup. Hot days call for cool salads. I have beautiful lettuce from the field: baby bibb, romaine, oakleaf, and butter, plus larger romaine and green leaf heads. The spinach crop this week is big – in size and quantity. The larger leaves are mild and great in salads or cooked. Other items on the table will include bunched red beets, dill, Swiss chard, green kale, salad turnips (limited), red radishes, and a bit of kohlrabi. Lots of goodies. If you’d like to pre-order for Market pickup, you can do so here until 7pm Thursday night. See you Saturday!

Spensley Farm
Spensley Farm will not be attending the Mineral Point Market this Saturday. Check out our website for our new June menu including lemon poppy seed cake, wild blueberry tarts, and raspberry hazelnut tarts. Visit us at the market on June 19th and June 26th! In the meantime, please contact us for special orders, for pickup or delivery to the Mineral Point area – thank you for your support. Visit our website at www.spensleyfarm.com or visit us on Facebook & Instagram.
Nicole & Steven Bujewski – Spensley Farm

Sweet Earth Garden & Vintage China
Hello friends! Sweet Earth Gardens will be at the market this week with Daisies, Angelonia, Iris, Peonies, Baptisia, Yarrow, Lilies and Salvia. See you there, Barbara

Wonka’s Harvest
We anticipate our debut at market occurring sometime in July. Hope to see you at market then with eggs, honey, blackberries, roots, legumes, brassicas, greens, nightshades, herbs, allium, watermelon, and flower bouquets.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday in Water Tower Park, Business Hwy 151 at Madison Street, Mineral Point! 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.