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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – June 3, 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!

 

A Simple Asparagus Soup

 

2 tablespoons unsalted butter or extra-virgin coconut oil

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 pound new potatoes, tiny cubes

1 tablespoon green curry paste, or to taste (optional)

1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch segments

1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste

1 1/4 cups of water, or to cover

1 lemon or lime

 

To serve (topping ideas): chopped chives, shallot, lemon, or olive oil; or grated hard-boiled egg, herbs, crumbled whole-grain crackers or croutons, crème fraiche

 

In a large soup pan over medium-high heat add the butter and onion. Stir until the onion is well coated, and allow to sauté until translucent, a few minutes. Stir in the potatoes, and cook until completely tender, about 10 minutes – you can add a splash of water to the pan if it seems like a bit of moisture will help. Stir in the curry paste, allow to cook another minute or two, and then add the coconut milk, salt, and water. Bring to a simmer, and add the asparagus. Cook until the asparagus is tender, 2-3 minutes, and then puree using a blender or hand blender until the soup is completely silky smooth.

 

This next part is important (with any soup) – make any needed adjustments. Add more water if the consistency needs to be thinned out a bit. After that taste for salt, adding more if needed. I also like to season this soup with a great big squeeze or lemon or lime juice. Serve topped with whatever you have on hand – I made it this time around with chopped chives and a drizzle of shallot oil, but you can also see a version with grated hard-boiled egg, herbs, crackers, and a touch of crème fraiche. You could just sprinkle a few chopped almonds on top and call it a day.  Serves 4.  101 Cookbooks http://www.101cookbooks.com/

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be out to help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.    10a – 1p.

 

 

Music:  9-11a –  AC Valdez – Guitar & vocals

11-1p –  Patrick Jones- Guitar & vocals, playing folk, country, and Bob Dylan songs.

 

The Well – This week under our wellness tent you can: Stretch out those workweek knots with ortho/sports table massage with Dan Bradley, LMT.  Soften tech neck and backaches with chair massage by Emily Tellez, LMT.  Meet Katy Cribbs, LICSW, and learn about her weekly Mindful Mamas Support Circle and psychotherapy @ The Well.  Engage with Aimee Breslow and her dynamic “Introduction to Dream Work” seminar on June 9.  –  Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood wellness center offering integrated services for body and mind, 3220 17th St.

 

DC Sun –  Learn about your solar options for your home, neighborhood, & city.

 

Fashion Finds – The Strut Truck Boutique

 

 

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, fresh whole chicken and parts, including bone-in breasts, 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:  We will have a strawberry special tomorrow. 12 pint flat for $25. This weekend only-so stock up and freeze, jam and eat strawberries 🍓!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  Lots of strawberries and herb/veggie plants.  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, 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, Elderflower, Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Blue Lemongrass, and Hibiscus Galaxy Hops.   www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples 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

 

Manos de Maiz:  This week’s off menu item is street food quesadillas!  Come early because we are only serving them from 9 to 10am, made with corn tortillas, sheep cheese, cherry tomatoes and salsa. 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:

 

Garage BackYard Alley Sale  –  Alley between Park & Lamont, and 17th & 18th Sts.  Many households have participated in this fun and festive multi-family alley sale for the past eight years.  It has become a great neighborhood event.  Please join your neighbors in a fun activity, get rid of extra stuff, acquire new treasures, and make some money at the same time.  Find lots of kitchen equipment and useful items, books, LP’s (Vinyl!), jewelry, art work… Come and find treasures you didn’t know you needed!! Partnership with Mount Pleasant Village:  again this year we are joining with Mount Pleasant Village, a community-based nonprofit organization to help with aging-in-place for Mount Pleasant neighbors (http://www.mountpleasantvillage.org).  You can (1) designate a portion of sales (example: 10%) to the Village; (2) designate proceeds of sales of select items to the Village; or (3) donate items directly to the Village for sale.   Donation of any kind to the Village is completely voluntary, but we hope you will consider it. http://www.mountpleasantvillage.org  Saturday, June 3, 11a – 3p.

 

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.

 

DC Jazz Festival: Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days –  A fun family weekend with live jazz music featuring the finest talent in the region including vibrant galleries, art-making activities, an instrument petting zoo, interactive storytelling, a free film screening and much more! Featuring Janell Gill, David Schulman, Donato Soviero, Donvonte McCoy, and John Lee.   The Phillips Collection, Sat, June 3, FREE!  http://dcjazzfest.org/jazz-n-families-fun-days%C2%AE

 

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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