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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – September 1, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:


Celebrate the first day of September and the Labor Day weekend!  It is going to be a cloudy day at the Market!  But don’t let that stop you from coming 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, Violin

11a-1p – Masipula Suhole, Kalimba (thumb piano)


Friends of the MtP Library – Cookbook Sale – Buy a book & learn to make fantastic meals with all the good, fresh, seasonal foods at the Market.


Produce Plus – Food access assistance.  dchealth.dc.gov/service/food-and-nutrition-department-health  www.facebook.com/produceplusdc  www.dcgreens.org/food-access/



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:  Lots of Watermelon, red and yellow.  Peaches and Nectarines!  Honeycrisp and Ginger Gold apples!  Plums and Blackberries.  Potatoes, onions and tomatoes!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com


Reids Orchard:  It’s Labor Day weekend, but there is no time to rest on the farm this time of year.  Seedless grapes are here in full force along with a few new apple varieties and all the usual suspects of the past month or so.  For all those that are wondering (and calling and emailing!), we are looking at Concord grapes being available in mid-September.  Going to market this week are Blackberries, seedless grapes, white peaches, yellow peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, plums/pluots, Apples (Premiere Honeycrisp, Pristine, Zestar, Summer Treat, Mollie’s Delicious, Ginger Gold and more!), & heirloom tomatoes.  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’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, 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.  Mount Pleasant shoppers will have the chance to try a new flavor this week – Zita Rica Caipirinha! For those of you who were drinking our kombucha during the 2014 World Cup, Caipirinha will be a familiar flavor. This time, we’ve taken a bit of a different approach. We’ve partnered with our new neighbors at Union Market, Zita Rica, to create this flavor modeled after their delicious “Cuban Gatorade.”  Also on tap, Ginger, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, Summer Rain, and Peach.   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.


Monthly discussion of the International Socialist Review (ISR)  Saturday, September 1, 12:00 noon  MtP Library, 3160 16th St, Conf Room #1  –  A monthly discussion of the journal, the International Socialist Review.  This month, focusing on two issues that there has been a lot of buzz around lately.  One is about the recent successes of left-wing and socialist candidates in the elections and the question of whether the Democratic Party can be a useful vehicle for the left.  We will be reading Bill Crane’s “More than a Ballot Line” https://isreview.org/issue/110/more-ballot-line.  The other issue is the phenomenal teacher strikes that rocked the country in the spring.  As Los Angeles and Seattle prepare to strike, the issue could not be more important.  We’ll be reading Dana Blanchard’s “Lessons from the Teachers’ Strike Wave” https://isreview.org/issue/110/lessons-teachers-strike-wave


Labor Day Weekend Music Festival 2018 –  The Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St NW, September 1 – 2, As part of 202Creates, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will close out the summer with a weekend of live music by local artists performing the sounds of DC. All performances are free and open to the public. –Saturday, September 1, 7 pm, Latin Night, hosted by Pedro Biaggi featuring:  Jason Cerda  –  Pablo Antonio y La Firma  –  Verny Varela  –   Elena & Los Fulanos; with special guests DCBX Dancers and DJ Manny.  Sunday, September 2, 7 pm  GoGo Fusion Night, hosted by Joe Clair featuring:  DuPont Brass  –  The JoGo Project  –  Full Throttle Band  –  The Experience Band & Show, with special guest DJ Scientific.  Now in its third year, The Labor Day Weekend Music Festival showcases the diversity of DC’s local music scene. By featuring artists working in different musical styles and genres over the course of Labor Day Weekend, the festival is a demonstration of the depth and breadth of our local musical talent.


Saturday evening at Suns Cinema:  El Mariachi – 8p.  3107 Mt Pleasant St  sunscinema.com  facebook.com/sunscinema/


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



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