Daily Archives: April 25, 2015

Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Supporting Access to Healthy Food

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

Are you excited about supporting access to healthy food in the city? In partnership with farmers’ markets across the city, DC Greens, a local food access non-profit, is assembling a Farmers’ Market Brigade of volunteers to help implement the Produce Plus program from June through November. Volunteers will distribute Produce Plus checks, collect photos and quotes about the program in action, and serve as hosts who can chat with recipients and answer questions while they’re waiting in line. The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is just one of the locations were DC Greens’ volunteers will be helping out.

All volunteers must attend a training session before volunteering at a market! Sign up for a training session here. Use this form to sign up for market volunteering shifts!

MARKET EVENTS

• Bike Clinic – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training

• Document Shredding – NEXT Saturday, May 2nd, 10-1

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans.

Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have some produce from the greenhouse including lettuce, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets.

The meat table will have fresh sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat.

Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon.

Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Honeycrisp, Fuji, candy crisp, York, cameo apples. Cider, apple chips, Apple butter and sauce, kraut, tomato sauce, canned peaches, popping corn. Jam in tart cherry, blueberry, blackberry and peach. Honey.

Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce.

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.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme and Sophie’s Select Cheddar.

Craft Kombucha: Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can come fill up your refillable bottles with one of six unique and delicious flavors. This weekend’s flavor lineup will consist of Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, Citra Hop’d Lemon, International Series flavor Tropical Caipirinha, and an exciting new flavor designed by fellow Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market vendor and chef at Culinary Jones, Aysha Jones.

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!

Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut.

Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringing Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Cookies and Cream, Grapefruit Rosemary, and Chongos.

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with 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.

Teeny Pies: Will bring pecan, apple crumb, strawberry basil sweet pies and the savory pies are veggie and chicken thai red curry pot pies!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

Mt. Pleasant Clean-Up Day! You are invited to join a clean-up of Mt. Pleasant Street and its adjacent blocks this Saturday, April 25, at 10:00 am.

The MPD is sponsoring our neighborhood clean-up as part of its litter enforcement month. The goal of litter enforcement month is “to raise awareness of littering, illegal dumping, and related crimes; the laws associated with them, and their social and environmental effects on our communities, economy, and the Potomac River.”

To help reinforce these messages, Kevin Twine of the Department of Public Works and Khalil Thompson of the Mayor’s office will be present at our clean up.

What to Bring: Just yourself—or bring a friend! Garbage bags and tools will be provided. Feel free to bring gloves if you have them.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 to 11:00 am.

Location: We will meet at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant & Lamont Sts, across from Don Juan’s Restaurant.

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