Daily Archives: November 18, 2017

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – November 18, 2017

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


Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  It may be cold now, but come enjoy a beautiful brisk morning and good food.  Stay as long as you can and enjoy the music, snacks, and neighbors.


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:  If not too cold, their volunteer bike technicians will be there to tweak your wheels, and show how to do it.


Music:  May be a quiet Market.  Cancellation & cold.  Open Mike if you are interested.  Come play!


Local Prepared Foods Pop-Up:  Archaikos Foods is a local plant-based food company that produces specialty items that you will not find at your local markets or grocery store.  The items that we produce are: Almond Cheese, Vegan Crab Cakes, Fresh Savory Soups: Andorra Wild Rice Soup, Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Vegan Bacon with Almond Cheese, Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Lentils, and Roasted Japanese Eggplant Soup; Vegan Hamburgers, California Red-Beans and Rice  www.archaikosfoods.com


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:  PICK UP YOUR TURKEYS (If you pre-ordered one)!  Also, MAPLE sausage is back! Truck Patch will have a *lot* of broccoli, and it’s the last week for the cauliflower!  And a dazzling array of greens – arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale! As always, we’ll have delicious pork chops, sausage, and bacon. And free range eggs!    www.truckpatchfarms.com


Richfield Farm:  Richfield will have regular & Romanesco broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts & every green imaginable. Cabbage, deer potatoes, red, white, and blue potatoes, beets, onions, the last of the summer’s tomatoes and a few other odds and ends left over from before the last freeze out on the farm.  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, Blue lemongrass, Autumn hibiscus, Honeycrisp apple cider, Pumpkin spice, 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 hot Mexican chocolate is back, spiced up with Chile de árbol, fennel seeds, cinnamon and clove. We’ll have limited servings so get here early!  This weekend’s veggie: Brussels sprouts and cauliflower with smoky chipotle & persimmon sauce. It’s tamale season, come see a new kind we’ve been working on for the Holiday season!  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.


Carlos Rosario School Holiday Bazaar  –  A perfect place to buy unique handmade gifts from DC immigrant entrepreneurs from around the world. Saturday, November 18th, 11am-3pm at the Carlos Rosario School Harvard Street Campus, 1100 Harvard St. NW.


Punk Rock Flea Market  –  Saturday, 12 to 5pm, St. Stephen Church, 16th & Newton.  Vendor list: Atlas Astrology, Balto Vintage, Bort’s Pin Emporium, Brain Abuse, Brian Rohloff Design, Casa Flor Ixcaco, Check Engine Vintage, Cramhole, DC Public Library, Defend Yourself – defendyourself.org/, Donut Run, Federal Pins, Mount Pleasant Library Friends, From Farm To Fido, Grave Mistake Records, Heavy Penny Vintage, Malokul DC, Marta Twain Vintage + DJ, Mixtape Massacre, Moon Children Boutique, Punk Archives, Ruby Threads Vintage, Roro’s Lebanese, Slug Prints, Smash!, Society Bleeds Records, Unknown Brand, Vinyl Conflict Record Store + more!  Free to enter, but please bring canned food to donate. This event is a canned food drive for We Are Family DC (www.wearefamilydc.org/).  In cooperation with Positive Force DC.  Suggested donation items for We are Family: Whole Grain Cereals, Peanut Butter, Canned goods, Fruits/veggies, Tuna, Soups, Beans, Pasta, etc.  Contact fleasdc@gmail.com


Volunteer for Mt. Pleasant Holiday Bazaar  –  Please volunteer for the Mt. Pleasant Business Association (MPBA) and Bancroft Elementary PTO Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, December 3rd from 10 AM to 4 PM in Lamont Park.  Help by introducing families to Santa and distributing gifts or food to children.  Contact: MtPleasantDC@gmail.com


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


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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