Daily Archives: July 28, 2018

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 28, 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: 


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


Market Music – 9-11a – Pedro Machado, guitar & vocals

11a-1p – Raycurt Da Fiddla Johnson, violin


Produce Plus – Food access assistance for those in need.


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:  Too much rain and flooded fields will limit the produce we have this Saturday. Please bare with us as we figure out what survived. Veggies may include okra, cucumbers, summer squash, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach, and spring mix. We will have a range of pork products including chops, sausages, ribs, scrapple, bacon and roasts! Eggs until they sell out.    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, nectarines, apples, plums, donut peaches, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Summer squash, beans, peas, potatoes and tomatoes!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com


Reids Orchard:  Despite almost a full week of rain, things are looking good on the orchard, and we will have lots of white and yellow peaches and white nectarines this week.  If you are looking for smaller fruit, blueberries, blackberries and plums are here, and the summer apple selection is starting to grown with the addition of Pristine 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’re crossing our fingers + toes at the pickle factory that this weekend’s forecast holds.  We’ll have limited amounts of Clean Kraut and Rippin Rosetido Kraut.  We’ll have Wasabi pickles — this is a new apple cider vinegar variety to replace the Hot Mustards.  Salsa So Verde is back at markets too! Dilly Beans are in the barrels, expect them in ~3 weeks. Our beloved Golden Beets are also going into barrels soon.  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/


Number 1 Sons is looking for a Farmers Market Operations Manager:



Atwaters Bakery: This weekend we will feature jalapeno cheddar sourdough ​bread.  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 shop in Adams Morgan.  pleasantpops.com/


Craft Kombucha: Stop by and see what looks good this weekend. Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Hot Summer Hibiscus, Moroccan Mint, and 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:  Sorry! No coffee again this weekend.  Not at the Market.  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.


For the THIRD straight year, the DC Square Dance Collective is teaming up with the Friends of Peirce Mill to bring you an evening of outdoor music and dancing in Rock Creek Park! On Saturday July 28 we’ll fill the meadows and grounds of Peirce Mill — DC’s last remaining 19th-century grist mill — with fiddle music by local musicians and dances called by members of the DC Square Dance Collective. Bring a picnic and a blanket if you wish, and dance ’til the stars come out ✩★✰   As always, no lesson, experience, partner or fancy clothes needed. Everyone is welcome!   And a bonus: This dance is free! But donations to Friends of Peirce Mill are much appreciated — we’ll have a donation bucket; please chip in if you’re able.


Peirce Mill is one of several grist mills that used to grind the wheat, oats and corn for our city using waterpower from Rock Creek. It’s been lovingly restored and will be open late so you can check it out between dances. See https://www.nps.gov/places/peirce-mill.htm for more info. Back in the day, the mill was also known to host dances, though we’ll be dancing outside on the grass.  Saturday, July 28, 7:00 to 10:00pm ** Earlier than usual ** Sunset waits for no one    Peirce Mill, 2541 Tilden St. NW  Free! But donations are appreciated.  Rain-or-shine, unless the rain is torrential. Check the Facebook event for updates!  This dance is sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and Friends of Peirce Mill.  See y’all soon, ~Anna & the DC Square Dance Collective  Anna Purinton anna.purinton@gmail.com


Five for the Future a Piano Quintet – Pitch Pipe Foundation presents a night of contemporary female-composed chamber music in support of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.  Entrance is free and donations are welcome.  www.pitchpipefoundation.org  29th July 2018 at 4 pm to 5 pm, Anderson House Ballroom, 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW.  https://dcculturecalendar.org/event/piano-quintet-concert-at-anderson-house/


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


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