Daily Archives: September 2, 2017

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – September 2, 2017

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


Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  We are negotiating with Mother Nature to keep Harvey’s little leftover bits away from the Market.  It will be cool, cloudy, & ….dry.  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!


Bell & Broccoli Almond Stir Fry

1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets

1 large red bell pepper, (remove seeds) cut into large 1-2 inch chunks

1/2 cup raw almonds (soaked for 2 or more hours, drain)

1/4 cup sundried tomatoes(packed in olive oil or rehydrated)

1 teaspoon dulse flakes

2-3 tablespoons tamari or liquid amino

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove fresh garlic

1/2 package of marinated Seitan, cut into strips

1 tablespoon coconut oil



-Chop bell pepper Heat about 3-4 tablespoons of water in a wok or stainless steel pan.

-Add seitan and tamari and cook for 3-4 minutes to brown slightly.

-Add broccoli, bell pepper and sun-dried tomatoes. Cover and let cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes, stir occasionally to prevent tempeh from sticking.

-Add all other ingredients. Cover for another 2 minutes until broccoli is bright green and still firm. Remove from heat and serve.

-Serving suggestion: Serve over brown rice or quinoa.


Market Events:


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


Music:  9a-11a –  Trifilio Tango – virtuosic performances of original tango music.

11a-1p –  Olivia Mancini – songwriter, singer, guitarist, plays a mix of oldies, classic rock, and ’90s alternative to keep shoppers of all ages entertained.


Fun Fashion – The Strut Truck will have what you need to wear tonight and all next week.  www.thestruttruck.com


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:  Get out the grill for Labor Day!  We’ll have pork chops, sausage, and chicken, or try kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Don’t forget the tomatoes, basil, cucumbers and green beans.  As always, we’ll have 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:  This week: white and yellow peaches and nectarines. Smokehouse, Gala, Honeycrisp and Zestar apples. Grapes & blackberries. Tomatoes, onions, & potatoes.  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:  Peach Hibiscus, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, and Cookies & Cream 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, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops, and Watermelon.   www.craftkombucha.com


Peoples Bao:  Sorry, no bao buns today.  The Peoples Bao truck will be at the Kennedy Center slinging buns to the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival crowd.  Come and visit if you can.  http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/series/PTS.  peoplesbao.com


Manos de Maiz: This week’s seasonal veggie is made with poblano pepper rajas,  zucchini and salsa verde.  Get your maizope fix before we head out to Mexico for a summer break.  We’ll see you  back on Sept 16 with a special menu for Mexican Independence Day.  www.manosdemaiz.com


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


Pagoda Caffè:  .  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.


DC VegFest – a celebration of vegetables, good nutrition and health.  Featured at this free event are cooking demonstrations, as well as presentations from renowned authors and celebrities.  Several restaurants set up food booths, and a beer garden welcomes anyone who is of age. Many nonprofits are represented at this event, and live music adds to the festive vibe.  The festival also features a kids’ activity area offering special events and demonstrations for the young’uns and a shaded Barking Lot for dogs.  Saturday, 9/2/17, 11a-6p, Yards Park, N & 1st Sts. SE  https://dcvegfest.com/


Labor Day Weekend Music Festival – a free local music festival at Lincoln Theatre. Presented by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, this event is meant to highlight some of the many talented artists that live right in our own backyard. A few of the standout names on the list are songwriters Margot MacDonald and Laura Tsaggaris on Friday, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra on Saturday and Aztec Sun on Sunday.  @ Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW Satday-Sunday, September 2-3  https://dcarts.dc.gov/page/labor-day-weekend-music-festival


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



A neighborhood business with support from Mount Pleasant Main Street (501(c)(3)) & Mount Pleasant Business Association

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