Daily Archives: June 23, 2018

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – June 23, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:


It is going to be a beautiful day at the Market!  What rain?!?!?  Come early to get the best of the Market offerings, stay for a little while if it is dry 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:  Weather Dependent……


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


Market Music – 9-11a – Pedro Machado on guitar.   11-1p – Cuchulain Kelly, guitar & vocals, a Handsome Hound out on his own.


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:  This week we will have cucumbers, green beans, summer squash, spring onions, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach and spring mix.  As always, we will have eggs until they sell out (usually by 10:30/11am).  We will still have sausages and ribs available with more cuts coming in a few weeks.  www.truckpatchfarms.com


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 will have strawberries, red raspberries, sugar snap peas, and blueberries this week.  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 we will have sprouted rye with currants as our weekly bread feature.  our handmade seeded rye crackers are also making their grand debut.  Pair them with one of our locally sourced small batch jams, and cheese and fruit from our fellow vendors for a delightful simmer picnic!  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: We’re back for round two of the International Flavor series this weekend! This week’s entrants are Chicha Morada for Peru, and Moroccan Mint (for Morocco). Cast your vote to let us know which one you like best! 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. Moroccan Mint, Chicha Morada, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, and back by popular demand, Pink Salted Guava.    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.


World Cup Watch Party – Patrick Mullins, a forward for DC United, will join us to watch the World Cup match between South Korea and Mexico.  During halftime, Mullins will be available to answer your questions and sign autographs.  Free popsicles from Pleasant Pops — this program is made possible with the support of the Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library.  Kids, teens and adults can win prizes for reading this summer by participating in the 2018 DC Public Library Summer Challenge.  Reading just 20 minutes each day keeps your mind active and helps you stay engaged over the summer.  Every 20 minutes you read or every library event you attend brings you closer to earning great prizes like free food from Chipotle and tickets to Washington Nationals baseball games.  Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11am, MtP Library.


Baltic Centennial Midsummer  –  Celebrate the Centennials of Estonia, Latvia and Restored Lithuania with folk songs and dances, traditional Midsummer games and workshops, foods, drinks and much more!  Learn to make Midsummer wreaths the Latvian way. Color wonderful Estonian traditional costume designs.  Sing along unique Lithuanian multi-part songs.  Free event, Kid friendly.  Sat, June 23, 2018  11 AM – 3 PM EDT  DuPont Circle  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baltic-centennial-midsummer-tickets-45985098668


The Village Potluck Picnic  –  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


Pupusa Fest and Community Health Fair  –  The Pupusa Fest will have three types of pupusas available: Revueltas (pork, bean and cheese), Queso con Frijoles (cheese & beans) y con ayote (squash).  Two pupusas and one drink will cost $5.00.  AmeriHealth/Caritas will have cooking demonstrations, health exams, fresh produce, Zumba, food, face painting for children, music and much more!  Sunday, 6/24, 8a-5p, 16th & Park.



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


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