Daily Archives: December 5, 2014

The Holidays Have Arrived in MtP!

This weekend please join your neighbors after the market for the annual Mount Pleasant Holiday Party! Santa and the Three Kings will arrive to chat with children, share a snack and a small gift that the whole family will appreciate.  Play some games with our friends from Past Tense Yoga!  Afterwards, explore Mount Pleasant businesses.  Everyone will have something a little bit different.

Each year, this event is organized by the Mount Pleasant Business Association and staffed by wonderful volunteers from the neighborhood.

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.  From 9-11 we have Steve Fishman strumming a blues guitar and from 11-1 Kristin Forbes
  • Children’s Play Area. Make your market trip a family affair. Shop with your young-ones and then relax and play in our kids space. We’ll bring the toys!
  • Bike Clinic: IS BACK!  Come get some free help with you bike from the nicest guys in town!

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed buns with shittake mushrooms, tender, slow roasted free range heritage pork or duck. Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.  This week Peter will also have duck soup in a jar for $9.  The soup consists of duck bone broth, duck meat, ginger, onion, lemongrass, organic brown rice, lentils, Azuki red beans, mung beans, and shiitake mushroom.

Earth Spring Farm:  Salad cut: baby arugula, lettuce mi,x and premium greens mix. Radishes: watermelon, black Spanish, daikon, Easter egg, spicy shunkyu, and red cherry. Greens: red lettuce heads, collards, mustards, braising mix, mizuna, kales, chard, cabbage, blue and green broccoli Raab, lots of fresh and sweet Bok choi. Herbs: chives, sorrel and fennel. Other veggies: Carrots, beets, purple top turnips, scarlet and sweet Hakueri turnips.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Honeycrisp, crimson crisp, stayman, cameo, golden delicious , candy crisp, jonagold , Fuji, York imperial, pink ladies, granny smith, and nittany apples.  Fresh cider, jam, apple sauce and butter, honey, tomato sauce, and sauerkraut.  Their pumpkins great for soups and desserts, winter squash, onions, potatoes and gourds.  This week you can buy a crate of apples for $25 to stock up for winter!  Store in a dark, cool, and dry place!

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week- Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Gold Supreme, Fuji, Yataka, Pinova, Jonagold, Empire, Stayman, Nittany, Pink Lady…and more!), Cider (Apple, Apple Cherry, Apple Grape, Honeycrisp)

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Groff’s Content Farm:  Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: This is our cheese mongers last week!!  Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, four cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Sophie’s Select cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, and Bloomery, their version of Camembert.

Truck Patch Farms:  Lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, purslane, red beets, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, and melons.

Truck Patch Meat Department:  Andouille sausage this week! Plus, smoked sausage- Applewurst, Country, Ground, Italian hot and sweet, Maple, Sage. Bacon, smoked maple, garlic, and pepper. All cuts of pork. Shoulder roast bone-in and boneless, Shoulder chops, Ribs, and Hams steaks. Whole chickens as well as parts. Turkey all parts and ground. Turkey burgers, white and dark meat. Eggs.

Richfield Farm:  All types and varieties of tomatoes, including cherry regular and heirloom varieties, Silver King Corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, squash, onions, cucumbers, and several varieties of beans.

Craft Kombucha: Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body.  This weekend’s flavor lineup will include Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, and other seasonal flavors.

Number 1 Sons:  As we move into fall and the cucumber supply starts getting hairy. You’ll be seeing more beans and brassicas at Number 1 Sons. The second planting cucumbers we have gotten have been especially crisp and tasty. The half sours this weekend are great! Enojy them as the cucumber season wraps up. We’ve also begun bringing our slightly sweetened take on bread and butter pickles, Sweet Slices are made with with Potomac Vegetable Farm’s crisp and sweet red pepper slices for hearty fall sandwhiches. If you’re interested in a purple cabbage holiday kraut stop by and tell us.

Teeny Pies: Sweet potato, cran-apple crumb, peppermint chocolate cream, and shepherd’s pie

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

  • Visit the Bancroft Elementary School Christmas Tree sale this Saturday and Sunday!
  • Buy a book at the Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library Book Sale.  10-5 Saturday and 1-4 Sunday!
  • Our Global Kitchen Now through February 22, 2015 National Geographic Museum 7th and M Streets NW; Explore the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the exhibition illuminates how our world eats and the future of food.
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