Daily Archives: October 14, 2017

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 14, 2017

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


Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Come enjoy a beautiful crisp 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!


Fall Casserole – Makes 4 servings



2 ½ cups winter squash, such as acorn, butternut or hubbard

1 ½ cups cooking apples, such as Macintosh, Granny Smith or Rome

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon


Estimated Cost: Per Recipe: $1.76; Per Serving: $0.44



  1. Wash and prepare squash and apples (for extra fiber, keep peel on apples).
  2. Alternate layers of squash and apples in an 8×8 inch pan; end with apples.
  3. Sprinkle spices over top layer.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-60 minutes, until squash is tender.




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 – Irish Trio – Steve Wilson & friends; 11-1p – 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:  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:  We’ve made a new kimchi for folks who want something without chili and garlic.  It’s a white kimchi, in Korean it’s called Baak kimchi.  We’re calling ours Miso Snow.  It’s made with Napa cabbage and daikon radish with a miso and ginger base. Very tasty in rice bowls, or as a soup topping.


Summer has been long, so the Daikons that Next Step Produce planted for us are 3.5” long right now. We do plan to bring back our winter radish ferments/pickles; Dilly Daikon and Honey Habanero.  We’re in a larger space now, in Ivy City in DC!, so we’ve also put additional cucumbers down this year and will have them hopefully through Thanksgiving.  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:  Is it ever too cold for pops?  Well, sorry, 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: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Pomegranate, Blood Orange, and Mango Honeybush – made using a caffeine-free red tea blend. Cheers!  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: Our round up of chicken mole and brisket tinga is available this week. We made sweet tamales because of Fall 🍂  Try them with our spice apple compote! 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.


Walking for Food Justice  –  On Saturday, October 14th, hundreds of people across the city are taking action and joining the Grocery Walk. Walking to downtown Anacostia from the nearest grocery store– over 2 miles away– followed by a rally calling for city investment in access to healthy food for all.  Meet Tony, a Ward 8 senior in DC, who travels 45 minutes each way for groceries.


Access to healthy food should not be a luxury. Yet East of the River, limited options for buying fresh, affordable food restricts people’s ability to make healthy choices for their families.  On October 14th, the community is coming together to say enough is enough.  Walk with us and share the event on social media.  Because access to healthy food is a basic human right.


The Grocery Walk is taking place on October 14 at 10 a.m. We will meet in the Giant parking lot (1535 Alabama Avenue SE) and walk to the United Black Fund (2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE).  http://grocerywalkdc.org


Opera Outside  –  Saturday, 11 AM – 12 PM   Hosted by Washington Parks & People and Washington Concert Opera.  Join us for a casual outdoor concert on the upper Malcolm X Field of Meridian Hill Park.  Enjoy performances of operatic gems and other favorites by an ensemble of exciting rising stars.  This event is FREE and open to all ages.  Come and go as you please and come as you are.  Bring your pets!  Bring a blanket and/or chairs so you can enjoy the music in comfort!  Check out Saturday’s performers:  Amy Owens, Soprano: http://www.amyowenssoprano.com/ Norman Garrett, Baritone: https://imgartists.com/roster/norman-garrett/  David Hanlon, Pianist: http://www.davidhanlonmusic.com/


Stop by the table near the Joan of Arc statue on Saturday and say hello!  You can register to win free tickets to our 2017-18 season at concertopera.org/outside or in-person at the event!   https://www.facebook.com/events/1923471434569048/   http://concertopera.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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