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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 18, 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 –  Rick Nunno, solo accordion

11a-1p – MarketBand is 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! Americana / Folk / Country www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4


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:  Tomatoes!!!  Come check out our many heirloom varieties, plus roma, market reds, and cherry tomatoes.  Other veggies include cucumbers, okra, peppers, 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:  Blueberries, blackberries, white peaches, yellow peaches, donut peaches, white nectarines, plums, Apples (Premiere Honeycrisp, Pristine, Zestar, Summer Treat, Mollie’s Delicious, Ginger Gold and more!), heirloom tomatoes.  A good week to stock up on peaches for canning, and the only new additions this week (although we had some last week) is the Premiere Honey-crisp apple, and some other apple varieties.  If you haven’t tried this variety of Honey-crisp, you definitely should.  They fruit earlier than the regular Honey-crisps which usually are ready in September, and they are really tasty.  We are looking forward to the grape harvest starting in the coming weeks, so you should be seeing table grapes and then eventually Concord grapes before you know it.  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:  Dilly Beans are back!!  Our Dilly Beans ferment in our barrels for a few weeks in a salt brine with garlic, chili and our own pickling spice blend.  Crunchy!  Deliciously sour, at times even olive-y!  Garlicky with a hint of spice!  Kids love them!  Adults want to put them in their cocktails!  What more can we say?!  Sounds like you should get to the farmers market this weekend.   Clean Kraut and Turmeric Kraut are our krauts at Market this weekend.  Ginger Bread N Butter Pickles.  Have you tasted our update on the classic bread n butter pickle?  We added fresh ginger, turmeric to our brine made of Virginia apple cider vinegar.  **these are one of our sweet, vinegar pickles that aren’t fermented**  If sweet pickles aren’t your thing, don’t fret.  We’ve got 9 NINE 9 varieties of pickles coming to our stand this weekend, included half sour + sour fermented varieties.  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 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’ll be back at the MtP Farmers’ Market this weekend serving up some of your favorite summer flavors. Make sure to stop by early if you want a guaranteed chance at grabbing these flavors.  Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Hot Summer Hibiscus, Blood Orange, and Mango Honeybush.   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.


Health & Wellness Back 2 School Festival  –  Saturday, August 18, 10AM-3PM: Parents and children can take advantage of free health screenings, family-friendly fitness demonstrations, workshops, healthy food tasting station, interactive games and a school supply giveaway just for students! Join the Greater Washington Urban League at the Columbia Heights Community Center (1480 Girard St NW).


Color your heart out or just beat the heat with The Color Club, an adult coloring group.  We will meet at the Mt. Pleasant Library on Saturday, August 18th @ 4pm. All materials provided.  https://www.dclibrary.org/node/61031  the Color Club www.dclibrary.org  Come join the fun and unwind at adult coloring! Free & open to the public. Materials provided.  Megan McNitt, Adult Services Librarian, Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20010

202-671-3122 <megan.mcnitt@dc.gov>


MPD Third District Community Bicycle Ride  –  Sunday, August 19, 10AM-12PM: Everyone is welcome! There will be several stopping points along the way so feel free to join at any time. Remember to bring a helmet!  Start at 3D Police Station (1620 V St NW).



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



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