Daily Archives: December 17, 2016

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 12/17/16

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market,


It is the last market of the season folks.  Thank you all for your support this year!  2016 in general has been eventful and stressful, but we hope the market brought a bit of happiness and fun to your year.  We wish you all a very happy holidays!  We will be back on April 1st, 2017!


Market Events:


Bike Clinic – Too cold, and our volunteer bike technicians gotta finish their holiday shopping.  They will be back in April.  Learn how to do your own adjustments and maintenance.  Helpers wanted.  Want help others solve their bike issues?  Join our team!  Stop by for more details.


Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique – Check all the ladies off of your holiday shopping list with Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique this weekend. Tin Lizzy is bringing a truck load of ethically made women’s clothing and accessories that make great gifts for friends, family and yourself!


Strut Truck – More holiday fashions.  Don’t bother with the malls and big boxes, great unique gifts are at the Market.


Music –  Gabriel Dunsmith, on mountain dulcimer will close out the Market season if it is not too wet & cold.


What’s Coming to Market:


Truck Patch Farm:  It’s not to late to stock up for winter! Truckpatch will have turkey and pork, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, arugula, mesclun mix, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, collard greens, and two types of kale. www.truckpatchfarms.com


Richfield Farms:  Sorry, the weather looks too bad to drive the big truck in from the farm early in the morning.  They will be back in April.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734


Earth Spring Farm:  Sorry, the weather looks too bad to drive the big truck in from the farm early in the morning.  They will be back in April.  Sign up for their CSA program.   earthspringcsa.com


Reid’s Orchard:  Will have Asian pears, Bartlett pears, apples (Gala, Honeycrisp, Gold Supreme and more!), and cider (UV, Honeycrisp and Pear). www.reidsorchardwinery.com


Quaker Valley Orchards:  Will have lots of varieties of apples, fresh cider, potatoes and onions, winter squash, apple and tomato sauce, honey, several kinds of jam!   www.quakervalleyorchards.com


Spring Gap Mountain Creamery:  Closed for the season.  They are busy watching next year’s cheese age….  They will be back in April when the new Market season begins.  Thanks for being great customers and making the weekly drive from Paw Paw, WV worth it.   www.springgapmtn.com


Atwater Bakery: Will have their famous Sunflower flax bread as well as two special loafs–scalded caraway rye and sunflower flax, almond coconut macaroons, lemon and ginger pound cakes, apple pocket pies, and winter time flavors of their award-winning French preserve-style jams.  atwaters.biz/


Groff’s Content Farm:  Our butcher will have whole chickens, chicken breasts, chicken wings, various types of sausage, and free range hen and duck eggs.  They have also recently gotten a grant that has helped them expand to prepared meals; come by and see this week’s selections! www.groffscontentfarm.com


Good Sense Farm & Apiary:   New on the farm: Dried Mushrooms, Teas and Broths! It’s cold and flu season and Good Sense Farm has something to sooth and fortify you. This week, we’ve got Shiitake Ginger Mane.   Visit The Perch, their urban farm and arts space!   goodsensefarm.com


No.1 Sons:  Whether you’re eating it with a pork chop, on your eggs in the morning or sprinkling some sauer onto your salad…it’s kraut season!  Popular Garlic Dill kraut returns this weekend! We will have a Thanksgiving Kraut with apples + sage shortly afterward. Clean Kraut is still fermenting in barrels, but we’ll have four other types of kraut!  Speaking of apples, our cubed radish kimchi (kkakdugi) is getting a healthy mix-in of local apples, too. You get lovely bites of apple sweetness along side crunchy, spicy radish.  number1sons.com/


Pleasant Pops:  Finished for the season.  Until next April at the Market, visit their shops.  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


Craft Kombucha:  Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Last chance to up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap.   www.craftkombucha.com


Manos de Maiz:  Head over Manos de Maiz and try their holiday themed maizope: Hibiscus flowers with spicy cranberry compote.  Also, try their hot chocolate, called champurrado, which is vegan and gluten free!!  A taste of the desert in DC!   www.manosdemaiz.com


Hilana Falafel:  Will be bringing delish falafel wraps as well as humus and baba ghanouj.


Pagoda Caffè:  Come by and enjoy a delicious handmade brew!  www.pagodagoods.com


Community Events:


Saturday Morning Yoga: 10a – Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga.  Everyone is welcome, beginners especially!  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.  Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours (limited availability).dclibrary.org/mtpleasant   MtP Library


Mt Pleasant Holiday Craft Markets – It’s a Sunday Shopping Brunch at both Beau Thai, 1-5p & Purple Patch, 12-4.  Shop & relax with good food and great gifts.   facebook.com/events/1223734347686895/


MtP Community Holiday Party – Sunday 12/18, 2-6p, La Casa, 3166 MtP St.  Free food, drinks, & music, Kid’s activities and toy raffle.  Family fun helping others.   www.facebook.com/events/554040891452050/  www.youcaring.com/kidsofdaylaborersandotherfamiliesinneedindc-709119


ZooLights – More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!  A free event that includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping.  Now through Sunday, January 1, 2017, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Zoo!


The 2016 Georgetown GLOW invites visitors to re-imagine the season of light through outdoor public art.  Now in its third year, 2016’s Georgetown GLOW is running nightly  through Sunday, January 1, with works lit from 6 – 10 p.m. nightly.  The 2016 exhibition encourages contemplation of, and interaction with, the natural environment. Each work has an element of interactivity allowing the viewer to walk in, on, and around the piece; while other works ask the viewer become part of the artwork. Commissioned works of local, regional and international artists will be featured throughout Georgetown’s commercial district, including along the historic C&O Canal, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Grace Church, Washington Harbour and Wisconsin Avenue.  Georgetown GLOW is presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District.


Season’s Greenings  – The US Botanic Garden gets decked out for the holidays thanks to this annual exhibit featuring a model train exhibit running through 45 plant-based models of national parks and historic places like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty and many more.  Inside the Conservatory you’ll also find the garden’s collection of DC’s iconic landmarks, one of the city’s largest indoor Christmas trees and a showcase of poinsettias.  This year’s theme celebrates the National Park Service Centennial and is open now through Jan. 2 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), and will stay open until 8 p.m. with holiday concerts most Tuesday and Thursday evenings in December.  100 Maryland Ave SW


Downtown Holiday Market – The 12th Annual Downtown Holiday Market is located on the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Sts, NW. Bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC, the market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods.   It will run continuously through Friday, December 23.  Hours will be from Noon to 8 pm each day.


DC Events:  dcculturecalendar.org


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