Daily Archives: May 28, 2017

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – May 27, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:


It is gonna be another beautiful day at the Market like last week.  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.


Do you have a Farmers’ Market recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!


Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto



6 cups chicken broth

1 cup dry white wine

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup finely chopped onion

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 cups Arborio rice

5 ounces wild mushrooms, cooked and coarsely chopped, approximately 3/4 cup

7 ounces asparagus, cooked and cut into 1-inch pieces, approximately 1 1/2 cups

2 ounces grated Parmesan, approximately 1/2 cup

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg



In an electric kettle or medium saucepan with a lid, combine chicken broth and white wine and heat just to simmering. Keep warm.


In a large 3 to 4-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and a pinch of salt and sweat until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the grains are translucent around the edges. Be careful not to allow the grains or the onions to brown.


Reduce the heat to low. Add enough of the wine and chicken stock just to cover the top of the rice. Stir or move the pan often, until the liquid is completely absorbed into rice. Once absorbed, add another amount of liquid just to cover the rice and continue stirring or moving as before. There should be just enough liquid left to repeat 1 more time. It should take approximately 35 to 40 minutes for all of the liquid to be absorbed. After the last addition of liquid has been mostly absorbed, add the mushrooms and asparagus and stir until risotto is creamy and asparagus is heated through. Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan, lemon zest, and nutmeg. Taste and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/wild-mushroom-and-asparagus-risotto-recipe-1916284



Market Events:


Bike Clinic – Sorry, long holiday weekend, and all of our bike clinic volunteers are away.


Music:  9-11a – Lamont Street Deluxe –  Dualing accordions. Accordion duo Lamont Park Deluxe will play a variety of international folk songs and dances, old standards, and a few surprises.

11-1p –  Open –  Who wants to play?




What’s Coming to Market:


Earth Spring Farm:  We’ll have carrots, parsley, cilantro, ruby streaks mustard greens, spring onions, fresh milk from Apple Valley Creamery, pastured non-GMO eggs from our chickens, and our first few strawberries of the season. Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com


Truck Patch Farm:   It’s time for strawberries and asparagus!  Truck Patch Farm will also have arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, kale, eggs, chicken, and pork; including chops, ribs, roasts, bacon, and a variety of sausage flavors! www.truckpatchfarms.com


Richfield Farm:  Strawberries lettuce onions greens and sugar snap peas.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734


Quaker Valley Orchards:  Strawberries, asparagus and apples in only Fuji and pink lady. Applesauce and butter, tomato sauce and honey. Jam in blackberry, blueberry, tart cherry and peach.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com


Reids Orchard:  Strawberries, apples and plants this week.  www.reidsorchardwinery.com


Groff’s Content Farm:  We will have fresh duck at Market!  We also have some new grassfed beef bologna and snack sticks made without preservatives or added nitrates.  As one customer said, they are weirdly good; I personally can’t stop eating them.  Kind of summer sausage-like would be great on crackers if you can get them that far.  We have lots of ground beef and bacon for the perfect grassfed bacon cheese burger paired with cheese from Spring Gap Mountain of course.  Also Bratwurst and keilbasa which are outstanding grilled on a bun topped with Number 1 Sons sauerkraut.   www.groffscontentfarm.com


Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, a very limited amount of Bloomery Camembert and lightly salted cultured butter.  www.springgapmtn.com


No.1 Sons:  They’ll have both Dilly Beans + Firecracker Beans!  It’s another month until cucumber season, until then try their dilly or spicy fermented green beans.  number1sons.com/


Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:  We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/


Atwaters Bakery:  This weekend’s special bread will be sprouted ye with currants.  Next week we will have cherry chocolate bread!  atwaters.biz/


Pleasant Pops:  Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Mexican Chocolate and Strawberries & Cream.  Visit their shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/


Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, Lime Margarita, Blue Lemongrass, and the newest addition to our flavor lineup, Root Beer.  www.craftkombucha.com


Peoples Bao:  Not here this week.  Peter is taking his buns to the Kennedy Center Festival.  peoplesbao.com


Manos de Maiz: This weeks off menu item is lamb with salsa “borracha” aka drunken salsa with mezcal! Take your maizopes home, they are perfect for this grilling season our 8-pack is only $7.   www.manosdemaiz.com


Hilana Cuisine:  The best & freshest homemade Falafel sandwich wraps..


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


Community Events:


Saturday Morning Yoga – 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 theirs.  10am, MtP Library


Saturday Book Sale  –  Come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.


Kennedy Center Open House  –  The Kennedy Center’s doors open wide on May 27, noon – 10p for a day full of free performances featuring street art, hip-hop, skateboard culture and the classic and contemporary arts. Dance troupes will show off their skills, a skate park and music stage will be open on the plaza, 300 singers of The National Memorial Day Choral Festival will perform in the Concert Hall. The Kennedy Center Open House is a fun-filled cross-cultural celebration and expression of thanks to all who enjoy and support this living memorial to President John F. Kennedy.  http://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/specialevents/openhouse


Petworth Jazz Project  –  A season of free concerts.  Headlining the first show is one of the area’s best jazz groups, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, who’ll play two 45-minute sets at Petworth Rec Center’s lawn. Bring your blanket to the park and enjoy the good vibes, good music and nice weather on Saturday evening.  Saturday, May 27, 6pm, 8th & Taylor St. NW  http://petworthjazzproject.com/


Farmers’ Market Brigade  –  Help the DC Greens Farmers’ Market Brigade and DC farmers’ markets increase fresh food access across the city!  Through the Produce Plus Program, qualified customers are eligible to receive up to $20 each week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers.


Interested volunteers will need to sign up for a Farmers’ Market Brigade training in May and plan to…

Commit to 5 market shifts (or more!) between June and September

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

All volunteers, including returning Brigade members, must sign up for a 2017 training in order to volunteer at a market shift:  dcgreens.org/brigade/



Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info


Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont – 9a-1p



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