Daily Archives: July 14, 2018

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 14, 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.


Blueberry Cherry Pie  –  Let’s indulge in a recipe from the kitchen at Reid’s Orchard.  It’s summer, we all can appreciate a sweet treat. (And if you go visit Reid’s Winery, it would pair perfectly with some of their hard ciders!)



Pastry for 9 inch double-crust pie

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup flour

1 tsp. grated lemon zest

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

2 cups blueberries

2 cups fresh sweet cherries- pitted and halved (or raspberries, pitted sour cherries or peaches)

2 tsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. unsalted butter or margarine


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Prepare the pie pastry, line the pie pan with the bottom crust, using half the dough.

Combine the sugar, flour, lemon zest and cinnamon. Add the berries, cherries and lemon juice. Mix well. Turn the filling into the crust and dot with butter. Roll out the top crust and lay it on the filling. Trim off any excess dough, crimp the edges and prick top crust with the tines of a fork to vent.

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 30 minutes more or until golden brown.


Market Events:


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


Market Music – 9-1p  –  Alex Young, guitar & vocals


Bancoft Elementary School Tile Wall Project  –  Support our neighborhood school!   Reopening this August!


Mt Pleasant Village –  Learn more about our multi-generational village, helping people to be able to remain in the neighborhood.



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:  WE HAVE PORK AGAIN!!!  This week we will have our full range of pork products including chops, sausages, roasts, and bacon!!!  Veggies will include cucumbers, summer squash, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach, and spring mix. Eggs until they sell out. And get ready: Tomato season is coming soon…    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:  Peaches, raspberries, apricots, plums, blueberries and currants. Summer squash, beans, peas, potatoes, tomatoes and onions.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com


Reids Orchard:  New this week: Methley plums!  Affectionately known as sugar plums, this little fruits are packed with vitamin C and are a sweet delicious treat.  The peaches and blueberries are getting bigger, cherries are winding down, and other berries are here to stay for a little while.  Going to market this week:  Blueberries, red and black raspberries, sweet cherries, sour cherries, red and black currants, gooseberries, plums, yellow peaches and Lodi apples.  Remember- you can always pre-order items to pick up at the Market.  Head to the ‘Farmers’ Market’ tab of our website to pre-order.   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:  We have an abundance of our Crispy Kosher pickle spears. These are my favorite pickle! Crispy Koshers are a half sour pickle (barely fermented in our barrels) with fresh dill, crushed garlic and red chili flake. YUM


Our Italian Girdiniera is back at market this weekend!! This was a special recipe made exclusively for Sweetgreen’s summer ‘Salami and Spicy Pickled Veg’ salad. Our Italian Giardiniera is a vinegar/oil pickle with nine different vegetables. This was the first time we made a pickle in a vinegar/oil brine (not fermented) — we were remaining true to traditional Italian recipes!


Our kraut this weekend (July 14) is our good ol Stinking Rye Kraut made with caraway seeds and a pinch of juniper berries. We have reserve barrels of Clean Kraut, Garlic Dill Kraut, Ramp Kraut, Rosetido Kraut, and Turmerine Kraut. If customers are missing their favorite kraut, they can order it from our online store for pickup at their farmers market. Simply select ‘Local Pickup’ and write your market name and pickup date in the note. Orders received by Weds PM will be ready at that weekend’s markets.  If you’re looking for some pickle pictures, we’ve posted some recently on our insta.  number1sons.com/


Atwaters Bakery: This weekend we will have sourdough semolina sesame loaves, local rye crackers, and seasonal fruit pies featuring peaches and sour cherries.  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 sad to say it, but the World Cup©️ is coming to a close this Sunday, with the final match taking place between France and Croatia.  Which means that we are almost at the end of the road for the International Flavor Series.  It’s been four weeks of fun and exciting flavors, but there were two clear winners in the end.  So which two flavors are the finalists for the International Flavor Series bracket? Moscow Mule (for host country Russia), and Persian Rose (for Iran).  Stop by the Market this weekend to see if you can get your hands on these winning flavors, and help us figure out which one is the real champion.  Cheers!  Stop by and see what looks good this weekend. Moscow Mule, Persian Rose, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, Blood Orange, and Hot Summer Hibiscus.    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.


Out of the Shadows: Immigrant Voices – Loud & Clear, A Performance That Speaks to Today’s Headlines –  Immigrant youth, laborers, and migrant workers will share their stories of courage and resistance.  FREE, Columbia Heights Plaza, Saturday, July 14, 7-8:30p  http://www.galatheatre.org/





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



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