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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 8, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

It is gonna be another great day at the Market, partly cloudy, warm, lower humidity.  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

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

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 – Olivia Mancini, guitar & vocals, playing a mix of oldies, classic rock, and ’90s alternative to keep shoppers of all ages entertained.

11a-1p –  Market Band – an Americana Roots band that plays a wide range of music including country, bluegrass, pop, folk, rock, and soul influenced music as well as originals. We hope that our music provides food for the soul!  www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4

What’s Coming to Market:

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

Truck Patch Farm:    Rain’s gone – get the grill out!  How about pork chops or ribs?  And chicken wings.   Raspberries, zucchini, summer squash, snow peas, arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs and tomatoes!  www.truckpatchfarms.com

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

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Peaches, nectarines, tart cherries, raspberries, plums, blueberries, currants and gooseberries. Potatoes, summer squash, beans, broccoli, sugar peas and cucumbers.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Reid’s Orchard:  Blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currants, plums, sweet cherries, sour cherries, yellow peaches and Lodi apples.  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 have jalapeno cheddar.  Next weekend we will have sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  We’re also rolling out the start of our summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

Pleasant Pops:  Peaches and Cream, Watermelon Mint, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade this week.   Visit our 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: We are celebrating Frida Kahlo’s birthday with Peach Tepache, a traditional fermented juice made with pineapple, peaches, cinnamon and raw sugar. This week we bring back our chipotle pulled chicken made with Quaker valley gooseberries. Step up your grilling game with our maizope 8-pack available for 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

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.

Self Defense Class for Women  –  A series of four women-oriented self defense classes with Master Gloria DuBisette of DC Gentle East Martial Arts.  The first class is July 9th and will focus on basic responses to upright and vertical attacks. The next classes in the series will be held on July 16, August 6 and August 13.  Classes are from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room on the Main Floor.  Please wear comfortable clothes.  Recommended for ages 13 and above.  Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm, MtP Library

Family Yoga! – Join us in the children’s room for free, family yoga.  In this program, you will: Stretch your body with gentle yoga movements.  Move into new and familiar yoga positions.  Learn about yoga and its health benefits.  Relax with breathing exercises.  Do yoga with Dexter!  Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm, MtP Library

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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