Daily Archives: October 7, 2017

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Pumpkin 7, 2017

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


Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  It used to be October, but now it is everything Pumpkin. Come enjoy a beautiful pumpkin morning and good food.  Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, neighbors & pumpkins.


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


Pumpkin Turkey Chili  –  Prep: 10 m,  Cook: 20 m,  Ready In: 30 m.  “Absolutely delicious. I know it doesn’t sound appetizing, but it’s unbelievable how tasty it is, and so easy too!”



1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper

1 clove garlic, minced

1 pound ground turkey

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

2 cups pumpkin puree

1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 dash salt

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup sour cream


Directions: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and garlic until tender. Stir in the turkey, and cook until evenly brown.  Drain, and mix in tomatoes and pumpkin.  Season with chili powder, pepper, and salt.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.  Serve topped with Cheddar cheese and sour cream.



Market Events:


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


Music:    Enjoy the music!  9-11a Surprise guest;  11-1p Handsome Hound – folk rock duo led by Cuchulain Kelly & Claire Daviss.  handsomehoundband.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:  It’s fall!  Truck Patch will have a *lot* of broccoli and winter squash. As temperatures dip, you can roast them up in the oven with our onions, potatoes, and beets. We’ll also have arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale. Delicious pork chops, a variety of sausage flavors, and our amazing bacon!!! 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: Lots of apples and Asian pears. Potatoes, onions, tomatoes and popcorn. Honey, jam, apple butter and sauce and tomato sauce. Cider.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com


Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Concord grapes, pears, kiwiberries, quince, UV cider, Honeycrisp, Apple Grape, Apple Cherry and Apple cider, Apples- Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, Mutsu (and more!) 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, Farmhouse Feta, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, West Virginia Blue and Bloomery camembert.   www.springgapmtn.com


No.1 Sons:  It is cucumber pickle bonanza at the pickle stand.  Half Sours!  Full Sours!  Sweet Pickles (vinegar pickled, not fermented)!  Our spicy Rippin Rosetdio 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, sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  Summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/


Pleasant Pops:  It is too cold for pops……..Huh!?!?  Anyway no pops at the Market until April.    Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown until we are back in April.  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: Apple-Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Pomegranate, Citra Hop’d Lemon, and our newest flavor, Autumn Hibiscus – with notes of ginger, Hibiscus and Galaxy hops in a caffeine-free red tea blend. Cheers!  www.craftkombucha.com


Peoples Bao:  Sorry, no buns today.  The Bao Bus is at Taste of DC this weekend.  www.thetasteofdc.org   Come visit us at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds.  peoplesbao.com


Manos de Maiz: Our round up of chicken mole brisket tinga is available this week. Our spaghetti squash is back on the menu with almond mole and finished with cardamom salted pepitas. 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:


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.


Yard Sale – 1753 Lamont St. Saturday, October 7, 10a-4p – Furniture, décor, fishing, kitchen, tools, many frogs and vintage dress patterns … much more!!


Dance in the Round: Circle as Sanctuary! – In light of recent attacks on our communities, there is a special program called Dance in The Round based on the dance form known as ‘garba.’  The word ‘garbh’ in Gujarati means a “womb” or a space of nurture.  We envision Dance in the Round as a space for us to come together, experience collective empowerment and create sanctuary – a safe and nourishing home inside a circle.  Sunday, October 8th, 2:30 – 4:30 PM; Columbia Heights Civic Plaza (14th & Park Rd) — if it rains, we will be in La Casa, 3166 Mt. Pleasant St.


Don’t worry if you’ve never danced garba before!  We begin with an opening warm-up and lesson, as well as guided participation in the dance with MLOV volunteers and partners who happen to also be dancers!  Come and go and dance as you are able — and learn more about MLOV’s current demands to uphold Sanctuary in DC! Many Languages One Voice (MLOV) mlovdc.org


Mt Pleasant Library – Events: www.dclibrary.org/mtpleasant


Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info


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