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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – September 8, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:


Celebrate the first day of September and the Labor Day weekend!  It may be a little wet at first but just cloudy and cool for most of the Market!  Don’t let that stop you from coming 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.


Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique  –  Take advantage of their sale on all summer clothing, or get ready for chillier weather with all of their new fall arrivals!


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:  Another busy week! Nothing new and exciting this week except for some new apple varieties.  We have had some long days in the heat this past week trying to keep up with everything that needs to be picked, but it is shaping up to be a good autumn.  Going to market this week:  Blackberries, seedless grapes, seeded grapes (not Concords), white peaches, yellow peaches, nectarines, plums/pluots, Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Swiss Gourmet, McIntosh, Early Fuji and more!), and 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:  Salsa So Verde – Our fermented green salsa made from tomatillos, onion, garlic and jalapeño is at all markets!  Delicious on top of eggs.  We also mix it with avocado for a creamy guac. Or, with yogurt for a crema to top tacos grilled veggies!  But Bye Bye Kicky Koshers – This week will be the last week of Kicky Koshers. This will allow for us to bring in a spicier sour pickle our customers have been requesting; HOT SOURS.  We’re refreshing our spicy sour pickle to use a spicier heat source.  Also Dilly Beans! – We have a consistent supply for the up-coming weeks.  Get them will they are freshly packed and crispy!  Dilly Beans are fermented in our barrels for a few weeks with our spice blend including plenty of garlic, fresh dill and red chili flake.  And Peach Kombucha is our seasonal variety this week.  We aren’t saying bye to summer just yet!  Cool and refreshing, as it’s been a crowd favorite this season.  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 feature challah, both plain and with raisns, for the High Holidays.  We 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, it’s all about Watermelon, so make sure to stop by and get your fill of this warm weather classic while you can!  Also on tap, Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, Lavender Lemonade, 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.


Saturday evening at Suns Cinema: NO – 8p.  In 1988, international pressure comes to bear on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, forcing him to call a referendum on his presidency. The country will vote either yes or no on extending Pinochet’s rule for another eight years. Leaders of the “no” movement recruit Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), a young advertising executive, to spearhead their campaign. With few resources and constant scrutiny by the dictator’s minions, Saavedra and his team hatch a bold plan to win the election.  3107 Mt Pleasant St  sunscinema.com  facebook.com/sunscinema/


Saturday, Celebrate Petworth Festival  www.celebratepetworth.org

Sunday, Adams Morgan Day Festival!!  www.admoday.com/


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



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