Daily Archives: October 21, 2017

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 21, 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!


World’s Best Pumpkin Pie  –  “This recipe not only makes the best pumpkin pie, but it’s oh so easy too!  Serve with whipped topping.”



1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 eggs

1 15 ounce pumpkin puree

1 1/4 cups milk

1 9 inch unbaked pie crust



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  In a large mixing bowl, stir together white sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. When these ingredients are well mixed, stir in the eggs followed by the pumpkin and milk. Transfer mixture to the pie crust.  Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the pie comes out clean. Cool before serving. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/16019/worlds-best-pumpkin-pie/


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!  Alex Young, Guitar, tambourine and harmonica; Pop, country, Irish, Classic Rock, & original music.

Fashion Finds:  Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique, great clothes, jewelry, & gifts.


Cookbook Sales:  Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library, good cookbooks & other healthy living books.  The Friends group also has a more expansive book sale at the Mount Pleasant Library every Saturday morning.


Composting – DC Food Scrap Drop-Off program – free composting.  Look for the bin by the Market Table.


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, get there early for the best tomato selection!  We’ll have pork chops, sausage, and bacon.  Thanksgiving is a month away – ask about ordering our heritage turkeys http://truckpatchfarms.com/TurkeyOrderForm.html while you pick up your greens!  We will 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: Lots of apples and pears. Fresh pressed cider. Pumpkins and winter squash, onions. Applesauce and apple butter, tomato sauce, honey, apple chips and jams. Popcorn.  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, Honeycrisp Apple Cider, and two flavors made with our caffeine-free red tea blend – Autumn Hibiscus, and Mango Honeybush. 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 are taking special orders for Day of the Dead, we’ll make chicken tamales, ask our staff!  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.


District Vintage Pop-Up Shop will be open Saturday Oct. 21, 11am to 4pm at Suns Cinema, 3107 Mt Pleasant St.  Visitors will have a chance to browse an array of locally curated vintage goods including housewares, jewelry, clothing, accessories, footwear, and more.  This event is free to attend and will feature vegan sweets & libations for purchase.


Art Opening – MtP Artist Frank Day: “Please Pay Here” – Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW  Saturday, October 21, 5pm  –  As visually acute as he is curious, Frank Hallam Day, is rarely still.  As an artist, he sometimes turns his camera to the most seemingly mundane of subjects: a curtain, an empty phone booth, a window or doorway, almost as though in passing.  He documents his journey, as it takes him through his hometown, Washington, as well as Europe and Asia, Africa and the Middle East, conspicuously democratic in his choices; nowhere is too grand or too humble.  In the vast majority of these images night is his companion, allowing for artificial light sources to reflect off of, play over and pierce a plenitude of scrims, each reminiscent of stages left empty or soon to be filled.  Addison/Ripley is pleased to present this recent iteration of works by this distinguished artist. “Please Pay Here”, is an exhibition that reflects both his quirky humor and his ceaseless artistic exploration.


Music on the Patio – Saturday, 10/21, 3:30 – 6p, with Susane of Plastic Sky at Dos Gringos Café & Ice Cream.   plasticsky.net


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


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