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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 11, 2018

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 11, 2018


Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:


Celebrate the final day of National Farmers Market Week!  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 –  Raycurt Johnson, Da Fiddla, on violin.

11a-1p – Olivia Mancini, Songwriter, singer, guitarist Olivia Mancini, vocals and acoustic guitar, plays a mix of oldies, classic rock, and ’90s alternative to keep shoppers of all ages entertained.


Produce Plus – Food access assistance for those in need.


Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique – Great summer & fall fashions


Mount Pleasant Village  –  Stop by and learn how to be part of a great neighborhood service.


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:  Tomatoes!!!  Come check out our many heirloom varieties, plus roma, market reds, and cherry tomatoes.  Other veggies include cucumbers, summer squash, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach, and spring mix.  We also sell 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 tomatoes this week in addition to our herbs, plants & seedlings for your garden.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734


Quaker Valley Orchards:  Yellow peach special $30 a half bushel! White peaches, nectarines, plums and donut peaches. Blackberries, watermelon and cantaloupes.  Honeycrisp and pristine apples   Summer squash, beans, potatoes, tomatoes and onions!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com


Reids Orchard:  Most of the usual suspects are still around, blueberries, blackberries, and plums if you like small fruit.  We will have lots of all varieties of peaches, white, yellow, & donut and some white nectarines & Formosa and Duarte plums.  Heirloom tomatoes are in full force, this would be a great week to stock up before they are gone.  We also have several new apple varieties available this week: Summer Treat, Mollie’s Delicious and Ginger Gold in addition to Zestar and Pristine!  Heirloom tomatoes have become pretty popular over the past few years. I didn’t even know there was a difference when I started working at Reid’s in 2012.  There are a few things that make heirloom tomatoes different from the red ones you get in the store in January.  Heirlooms tomatoes taste better, you can tell the difference in taste between a Black Zebra and Mr. Stripey (my favorite name) because of the different levels of acid.  Each heirloom tomato has a unique flavor and they are all different. Heirloom tomatoes are not mass produced and the seeds have been passed along generations (Typically 50+ years for many of the varieties).  They are also less disease resistant because they have not been genetically enhanced, which can lead to the higher price point and limited availability.  They are also open-pollinated, which means that they rely on the wind and insects for pollination.  We grow many of the popular and less well known varieties, so I definitely recommend stopping by market this week to pick out a few to try.  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:  Pickles  – Pickle bonanza continues. We have 9 NINE 9 varieties of pickles — either naturally fermented + probiotic or made with Virginia apple cider vinegar.  Kraut – We’ll have a limited amount of Garlic Dill Kraut this weekend at markets. We’ll also have Clean Kraut or Stinking Rye Kraut. Turmeric Kraut will be back soon. And, we’ll also be trying out a new kraut cut!  Curious to hear any customer feedback.  Giardineira – It’s no longer at Sweetgreen, but it’s at our farmers market stands!  Our Italian vinegar-oil pickle with nine types of vegetables makes for a deliciously classic Giardiniera!  Use it for an easy pasta salad + other market vegetables.  Hot Hearts are back!  We’ve made enough kraut to build a supply of our crunchy, sour and slightly spicy hot cabbage hearts.  Great for a cheese board or adding to a salad!  Salsa So Verde Our fermented spicy, green salsa also returns. This is great for making guacamole — simply mix the salsa with ripe avocado, lime and salt 🙂   Kombucha Peach kombucha continues! We’re getting the peaches from Toigo Orchards in PA.  Dilly Beans are in our barrels. That means they’re coming to the markets in a few weeks!  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  We don’t know about you, but we have been absolutely LOVING the return of sunny weather over the last week or so.  Sadly, there’s a chance for storms this Saturday, but we’re not letting that get us down.  We’ll be back at the MtP Farmers’ Market this weekend serving up some of your favorite summer flavors – Peach and Lavender Lemonade –  for the first time this season.  Make sure to stop by early if you want a guaranteed chance at grabbing these flavors.  Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Hot Summer Hibiscus, Peach, and Lavender Lemonade.     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.




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



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