Daily Archives: June 16, 2018

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – June 16, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:


It is going to be a beautiful day at the Market!  Come early to get the best of the Market offerings, stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  See you at the Market.


Thanks for shopping at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, but PLEASE SUPPORT our local full-time groceries during the rest of the week, especially Best World Supermarket.  It is a treasure to have a small, full service supermarket in MtP, but you must shop & support it.  It can only get better if you support it.  Don’t let Best World AND Don Juan’s get replaced.  Come talk to us at the Farmers’ Market table on the Plaza stage to learn more about the community’s efforts to support Best World.


Market Events:


Bancroft Tile Fund –  Stop by the Bancroft table and dedicate a wall tile to someone you love or admire.


Bike Clinic – Our volunteer bike technicians will help you solve all your bike problems.  Come learn & volunteer.


Market Music – 9-11a – Lamont Park Deluxe: Accordion duo will play a variety of international folk songs and dances, old standards, and a few surprises.   11-1p – Market Band – An Americana Roots band that plays a wide range of music including country, bluegrass, pop, folk, rock, and soul influenced music as well as originals.  We hope that our music provides food for the soul!  www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4


What’s Coming to Market:


Earth Spring Farm: Greens for now, seeds for later! Earth Spring Farm will have lettuce mix, Salanova lettuce heads, Siberian kale, spinach, and a variety of herbs from our greenhouses, including mint, french sorrel, onion + garlic chives, parsley and pea shoots. Pair with our farm fresh, non-GMO eggs. We’re also bringing seedlings ready to transplant, and our own soil mix for your garden! Handmade on the farm by Farmer Mike.  earthspringcsa.com


Truck Patch Farm:  The cooler weather this week means we got another week of asparagus!  We will also have green beans, summer squash, spring onions, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach and spring mix.  As always, we will have eggs and pork including bacon, ribs, roasts, and sausage.



Richfield Farm:  We will have spinach and asparagus this week in addition to our herbs, plants & seedlings for your garden.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734


Quaker Valley Orchards:  Sweet cherries, summer squash, broccoli and strawberries.  Applesauce and butter, honey, dried apples, tomato sauce, sauerkraut and jams in strawberry, blueberry, red raspberry, tart cherry, blackberry and peach.www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Reids Orchard:  We don’t have anything new this week, but we will still have strawberries, sugar snap peas (depending on how rainy it has been) and any apples that we have left.  www.reidsorchardwinery.com   http://bit.ly/reidsfarmersmarket


Groff’s Content Farm:  Our butcher will have whole chickens, chicken breasts, chicken wings, various types of sausage, and free range hen and duck eggs.  www.groffscontentfarm.com


Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, Farmhouse Feta and lightly salted cultured butter.  www.springgapmtn.com


No.1 Sons:  Tangy Turnips!  Grown by Next Step Produce in MD, these turnips are naturally horseradish tasting.  We didn’t add any horseradish.  Mother Nature at its finest!  number1sons.com/


Atwaters Bakery: This weekend, our special bread will be Emmer Walnut.  We are also re-introducing our seeded rye crackers.  They pair great with your favorite cheese, jams, and party dips.  We will also have great additions for your Memorial Day parties.  Fruit pies, gluten free burger buns, and our assorted pastries for a sweet finish to your weekend!  In addition, we’ll have all the staples – croissants, muffins, scones, cookies, small batch jam made with local fruits, and hand shaped, organic breads!  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @atwatersfoods for daily updates and behind the scenes snapshots.  atwaters.biz/


Pleasant Pops: Chongos, Cookies & Cream, Mexican Chocolate, Simply Apple, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade.  Puppy Pops for your friend.  Visit their shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/


Craft Kombucha: Celebrate the World Cup with the return of the International Flavor Series!  We’re paying homage to two of teams in the tournament each week, with a flavor that represents their home country. This week we’re kicking things off with Moscow Mule and Lychee, in honor of Russia (the host country) and Japan, respectively.  When you’ve decided which one you like best, make sure to head over to our Facebook page to make your vote heard in our flavor bracket.  The finalist flavors at the end of the tournament will come back to the farmers’ markets to go head-to-head to see which is the ultimate champion.  Cheers!  Stop by and see what looks good this weekend.  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:  Visit us this Saturday. Toppings include our chicken almond mole, brisket Tinga, sweet potatoes with ramps and rajas.  We are also making kekas: spicy cheddar cheese and locally grown epazote.   www.manosdemaiz.com


Hilana Cuisine:  Falafel sandwiches and hummus.


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  –  Besides the cookbooks on sale at the MtP Farmers’ Market, 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.


Columbia Heights Day Festival – A celebration of diversity and community with the neighborhood’s finest food, drink, and entertainment.  Discover artisans, entrepreneurs, and area businesses in the heart of Columbia Heights.  The fun is everywhere and for everyone!  Three stages of live music, dance, and free fitness classes.  Kids can play at the carnival on the Harriet Tubman field, while adults make their own fun at the Meridian Pint beer garden.  11th Street between Park Road and Irving Street. Saturday, June 16th 11am-6pm.

Ad Hoc Book Club- “Republican Like Me”  –  Wednesday June 20, 5:30pm, 1616 Hobart St. Join the Village Ad Hoc Book Club to hear our neighbor, former NPR CEO Ken Stern talk about his recent controversial book about the Red State-Blue State divide.  Leaving the “Hobart Street bubble,” over the course of more than a year, he sought out Republicans across the country: in churches, on pig hunts, at Trump rallies, NASCAR races, even on Steve Bannon’s radio show.  Stern believed, as Atticus Finch said in To Kill a Mockingbird, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”  And when he did, he found fellow Americans whose values didn’t differ all that much from his own and, even where there was real disagreement, on things like guns, abortion, religion, and healthcare, the divide isn’t nearly as deep as we are led to believe.  Space is limited.  RSVP: Jodi Crandall  crandall@umbc.edu


The Village Potluck Picnic  –  Next Saturday, June 24, 3:00PM-6:00PM In Rock Creek Park in the picnic area across from Pierce Mill.   Very Family Friendly!  Bring the Kids, the Grandkids! There will be Fun and Games. Soccer, face painting, singing, juggling lessons and more.  Bring your own game or activity to share! Time to chat before summer sweeps us off in all directions.  We will have a grill with hamburgers, vegeburgers and hotdogs.  WHAT CAN YOU BRING TO SHARE?  Salads   Sides  Desserts  Chips…..Condiments….Finger Food  Non-Alcoholic Drinks.  We have plates, napkins, cups, cutler.  Do Bring a Folding Chair or Blanket for Sitting.  Please let us know what you will bring – food or activity – through a quick email to:  Bonnie Cain, bonniejcain@gmail.com or if you need a ride contact Mary Rojas, m.h.rojas@verizon.net





Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont – 9a-1p


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