Daily Archives: August 19, 2017

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 19, 2017

Foods from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Saturday Mornings on the Plaza under the trees.

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It will be a beautiful Market day, sunny & warm.  Come enjoy your neighbors.  Stay for a little while 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!

 

Smash-and-Toss Roasted Potato Salad

1 pound small potatoes, smaller is better

1 1/2 cups cooked lentils, room temperature

3 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes (oil packed)

2 tablespoons oil from sun-dried tomato jar

1 tablespoon pickled sushi ginger (If you can’t find jars of pickled ginger, leave it out. Still delicious!)

1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped

5 scallions, chopped

Juice of half a lemon, or to taste

1/3 cup toasted, sliced almonds

a handful of basil, slivered basil flowers, to finish

 

Heat oven to 425F. Rinse the potatoes, and pat dry with a clean dish towel, absorbing as much extra water as possible. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Roast until well-cooked through – you want them to be fully cooked, fluffy and tender. Remove from the oven, wait five minutes, take a fork, and press about half of the potatoes. You want to smash the potatoes, while still having them retain some structure.

 

In a large bowl, toss the lentils with the sun-dried tomatoes, sun-dried tomato oil, ginger, sea salt, garlic, most of the scallions, and lemon juice. Toss well. Add the potatoes and gently toss again. Top with the remaining scallions, the almonds, and basil.

 

Serves 4.  Prep time: 10 min – Cook time: 25 min

www.101cookbooks.com/archives/smashandtoss-roasted-potato-salad-recipe.html

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be there to tweak your wheels, and show how to do it.

 

Music:  9a-11a –  Fabius Page – a Newgrass, Bluegrass and Americana trio from North Carolina featuring former DC residents Alan Barnosky and Kate Saylor, and West Virginia native Josh Kearns. FabiusPage.bandzoogle.com

11a-1p –  Plastic Sky – Indie acoustic pop songstress. Guitar & vocals

 

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:  Tomatoes and basil!  Cucumbers and green beans.  Kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Pork chops, sausage, and chicken on the grill.  Arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs.  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Everything the summer heart can desire: Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Special-fill a yellow Quaker Valley bag with yellow peaches for $25. Approx. 20 lbs., limited time only.  Honeycrisp and Zestar apples, blackberries, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, squash and sweet corn.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Yellow peaches, white peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, Pristine, Earligold, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Premier Honeycrisp (and more!) apples.  The Premier Honeycrisp are new this year, they are an early season honeycrisp apple.    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, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, Bloomery camembert, fresh mozzarella 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:   No mushrooms for the rest of July.  We are taking some time off to smell the fungi.  See you in August.  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:  Cinnamon Vanilla Peach, 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 the following flavors on-tap: Ginger, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, Blood Orange, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops, and Summer Berry Sour (a cocktail-inspired flavor made with farm-fresh blueberries from Reid’s Orchard).   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 serving elote this weekend!  Add an elote to your maizope order. We will be serving freshly boiled corn in the cob, prepared with chipotle mayo, lime, salt and chile piquín.

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.

 

Best Farmers Market –  Is that Mount Pleasant?  Edible DC magazine would like you to nominate any local farm market in the DMV. In your submission, please give specific examples of what makes this market stand out as “best in class.”  Nominations are open from 8/1/17 – 8/25/17.  http://edibledc.com/awards/  Pick up a free copy of Edible DC magazine at the Market Table.

 

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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