Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:
If you have time during your market visit this weekend, please stop by and congratulate our market vendor, People’s Bao, whose buns were at the White House’s Correspondent’s dinner under Wolfgang Puck, and at the Vanity Fair French Ambassador’s residence after party. What a great tribute to Peter’s product and the quality of food available at our little Market! Check out who might have enjoyed Peter’s edamame, pork, or duck buns: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/04/vanity-fair-whcd-party
· Bike Clinic – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training
· Document Shredding – THIS Saturday, May 2nd, 10-1
. Music – Olivia Mancini, Guitar and vocals
UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:
Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans. facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734
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. truckpatchfarms.com
Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon. earthspringcsa.com
Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats. groffscontentfarm.com
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. quakervalleyorchards.com
Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce. reidsorchardwinery.com
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. atwaters.biz
Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Bloomery Camembert, and Sophie’s Select Cheddar. springgapmtn.com
Craft Kombucha: Mount Pleasant’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. craftkombucha.com
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. This is the last week for Golden Galangal Beets. 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. number1sons.com
Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringing Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Chocolate Mint, and Cookies and Cream. pleasantpops.com
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. peoplesbao.com
Teeny Pies: will be bringing strawberry basil, key lime, apple crumb and thai red curry (veggie and chicken) this week! teenypies.com
· 3rd Annual Spring Fling at The Soldier’s Home. Join your neighbors who served at the Soldier’s Home from 1pm-5pm Saturday, May 2, 2015. “This third annual daytime event is held the first Saturday in May under a big tent on the driving range of the Soldiers Home. Music, food, drink, activities for kids included! Come out and see your neighbors and visit with a veteran.”
· 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!