Daily Archives: November 4, 2017

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – November 4, 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 mild 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!


Also, Recipe Editor wanted – to help select weekly seasonal recipes for the Market Newsletter.



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

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

11a-1p – James Ploeser – Acoustic folk and pop covers in English and Spanish.


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:  Thanksgiving is in less than three weeks!!!  Pre-order your turkey by 11/10 for the best selection and size. http://truckpatchfarms.com/TurkeyOrderForm.html  You can also sign up at market this week while your get your greens.  Truck Patch will have a *lot* of cauliflower and cabbage this week.  We will also have arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Plus free Range Pork and 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: Apple-ginger, Elderflower, Mango honey bush, Blue lemongrass, Pumpkin spice, & Autumn hibiscus  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 as well as your favorite fall veggie, spaghetti squash. We are taking orders ahead for your Thanksgiving needs, share the maizope love with your family!  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.


Bancroft Elementary School Block Party  – Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Food & Drinks – Saturday, 10:30a-1p, 1700 block Lamont St.


Square Dance  –  We’re super excited to have local caller Caroline Barnes making her DC Square Dance debut. Also making his debut is local fiddler Alexander Mitchell, who’s pulled together an all-star band for us, with John Devine on guitar, Joe Hermann on fiddle and banjo and Joe Fallon on bass. Daylight savings ends early the morning of Sunday, Nov 5, so you can stay out extra late.  As always, all are welcome: young and old, brand new and experienced dancers. No partner, lessons, overalls or fancy dress needed.  Saturday, November 4, Doors at 8:00 pm; Dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 or so, St Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. $5 cash at the door, sorry no credit cards!  Snacks and drinks to share are welcomed. Water bottles are encouraged as we can provide only a limited number of drinking jars.  See y’all soon!  ~ DC Square Dance Collective


Color’s Garden: An Adventure with the Elements of Art  –  Inspired by the art of Henri Matisse, Color’s Garden is a play that celebrates the joys and discoveries of making a new kind of art.  Color, who dreams of making something new all on her own, leads her friends Line and Shape on an imaginative adventure. By working and playing together in new ways, the friends discover that art can capture so much more than what we see with our eyes. Featuring projections, playful animations, and a lively jazz score, this theatrical fantasy brings the elements of art to life and offers new understandings about their expressive power.  Following each performance, families will be invited to make collages in our hands-on artmaking space and will be provided with self-guiding resources to explore the elements of art in the Gallery’s collection.  All performances are free and will take place in the East Building Auditorium, which seats 450 people. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance registration is required. Groups are welcome. Food and drink are not permitted. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.  Written and directed by MtP’s Mary Hall Surface.  For families with children ages 4 and up.  Approximately 45 minutes in length.  Saturday, November 4 at 10:30 and 12:30; Sunday, November 5 at 11:30a; Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 and 12:30p; Sunday, November 12 at 11:30 and 2:00p.  nga.gov/family


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


Mount Pleasant Main Street is looking for MtP Team members to help with MtP events & activities.  MtPleasantDC@gmail.com


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


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