Daily Archives: December 16, 2017

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – December 16, 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 sunny 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:  It may be too cold, so their volunteer bike technicians may not be there to tweak your wheels, and show how to do it.


Music:  May be a quiet Market in the morning, but Songrise DC, women’s social justice a cappella group will warm your hearts staring at 11a.



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:  It’s our second to last market. Stock up on meat to get you through the winter!!!!

You can also store root vegetables such as onions, beets, and potatoes in a cool, dark place like your basement. Here is an article with some suggestions on how you can do it:

https://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/food/root-cellars-and-food-preservation    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 will be our last Saturday at the MtP Market.  Specials include: Fill a Quaker valley bag with apples for $25 (approx. 20 lb) and/or purchase a case of jarred goods (12) for $50 (honey not included).  We will be at Dupont Sunday and Silver Spring Saturday Farmers Markets during the winter months!  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 be taking orders for Christmas Goose to be delivered next Saturday, 12/23.  We have Peachy Family goat cheese and Hillside Pastures milk cow cheese as well as our regular selection of meats   www.groffscontentfarm.com


Spring Gap Mountain:  Finished for the season.  Hope to see you in April.  Have a great holiday and new year.  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.



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 fruitcakes, our small batch jam, apple butter, and jam gift boxes.  And of course, our cookies make great stocking stuffers. Also, we’re in it til the end and will be there at the final Market next week on the 23rd.  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: We have new apparel in, just in time for the holidays!  Whether you’re looking to rep Craft Kombucha, or just wear something with a cute dog on it, we’ve got an assortment of tank tops, shirts, and sweatshirts for you. And don’t forget, you can tote it all around town with one of our insulated farmers’ market totes. Here’s what we’ll have on-tap this Saturday: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Tumeric Tango – a flavor made with our caffeine-free, red tea blend, Autumn Hibiscus, Yuletide Cheer – a holiday flavor perfect for making festive cocktails.  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: Sorry, we will have to skip this week’s Market to attend our Holiday Fiesta Market at Cotton & Reed, at Union Market.  Join us from 1:30 to 5pm — maizopes, tamales and spiked hot chocolate!  We will be back on the 23rd for our last MtP Market of the 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.


The Earth Harp – A performance by William Close, a performance artist, renowned for affixing 1,000-foot strings to skyscrapers, mountain peaks and canyon walls.  He will fill CityCenterDC with the magical musical stylings of his Earth Harp.  Free.  Saturday December 16 from 4 – 6 PM, in the Plaza at CityCenter, Palmer Alley between H and I Streets NW, http://citycenterdc.com/events/2017/11/the-earth-harp-performance/


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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