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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – June 24, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:


It is gonna be another great  day at the Market, cloudy & mild, maybe a little early rain, but come early anyway to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  Peaches are here!


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


Spicy Chicken Breasts with Pepper Peach Relish Recipe


This summery chicken recipe is simply packed with the good-for-your-eyes vitamins found in both peaches and peppers. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California


TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.YIELD:4 servings


1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)


1/4 cup peach preserves

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


2 medium peaches, peeled and finely chopped

1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper

1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper

1 green onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons minced fresh mint



  1. Combine the salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; rub over chicken. In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients; set aside. In another bowl, combine the peaches, peppers, onion, mint and 2 tablespoons glaze; set aside.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with reserved glaze. Serve with reserved relish. Yield: 4 servings. www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/spicy-chicken-breasts-with-pepper-peach-relish



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:  9a-11a – Raycurt Johnson & Friends – Jazz Violin and more.

11a-1p – Trifilio Tango Trio  –  Wanna dance?


Cats & Dogs: Adopt Force One is back, 10:30-1p, with your new roommate!  Fall in love at the Market.


Fashion Finds:  Tin Lizzy is back.  A mobile boutique with veggie approved clothing.



What’s Coming to Market:


Earth Spring Farm:  This week we will have greens! Kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, spring onions, strawberries, farm fresh pastured Non-GMO eggs from our farm, and fresh grass-fed milk from Apple Valley Creamery.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com


Truck Patch Farm:   New this week: Raspberries!  Veggies include: zucchini, summer squash, snow peas, arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  We will have eggs, whole chickens and chicken parts, 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:  Peaches and nectarines, sweet and tart cherries, black, red and gold raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries. Fresh dug potatoes and summer squash!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com


Reids Orchard:  The heat made everything grow…  This week we will have strawberries, sugar snap peas, blueberries, sweet cherries and some red raspberries.  And probably plants if we still have some left.  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:  June is upon us and it is cucumber pickle bonanza at the pickle stand.  Half Sours!  Full Sours!  Sweet Pickles (vinegar pickled, not fermented)!  It is the last guaranteed weekend for our 2017 Spring Ramp Kraut, too.  Our spicy Rippin Rosetdio kraut will soon be replacing the Spring Ramp Kraut.  As always, bring back your pickle container to the Number 1 Sons stand + a refill is 25 cents off.  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:  We will feature a miche bread using flour from Small Valley Milling – a local mill in PA.  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, Blood Orange, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Concord Grape and the summer flavor from our Hops Series, 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:  Nothing says summer better than corn!  Along with our delicious maizopes, we’ll have esquites, a corn off the cob salad made with epazote mayo, aged cheese, ground chili and lime juice.  Also, our 8 maizope packs are ready for your summer and holiday cookouts.  They taste great grilled!  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



Help Wanted  –  Number 1 Sons are searching for a few more Farmers’ Market helpers – both weekly weekday market staff and weekend market subs.  If you are awesome with people & love talking about food/cooking, please contact Caitlin  caitlin@number1sons.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.


Batida Diferente (A Different Beat) – A Jazz and Brazilian quartet of veteran DC-area performers, the band features originals, jazz classics with original lyrics and text settings, plus cool covers and fresh arrangements from off the beaten track.  Saturday, 5pm, Free Adams Morgan Summer Concert, 18th & Columbia.


Giant Yard Sale – Sunday, June 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m, 1742 Hobart St.  Lots of toys, books, clothing, DVDs and much more, plus homemade lemonade!  Proceeds will go to DC International School’s Voyager program for student international travel.


One-on-One Computer Help  –  Monday, June 26, 2017 (All day) MtP Library

Get personalized help on the computer in a one-on-one hour-long session with library staff.  We can help with the following topics:

Computer and internet basics

Email and social media

DC Public Library’s digital resources – databases, streaming media, eBooks, and more

Job seeking activities:

Writing and editing resumes and cover letters

Finding and applying for jobs online.


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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