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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 6, 2018

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 6, 2018


Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:


It will be a perfect fall morning at the Market, just a little cloudy and mild.  Get there early for the best of the Market offerings, stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  See you at the Market!  Lots happening in and near the neighborhood later in the day.


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.


Music: 9a-11a – Open  11-1p – The Market Band – an Americana Roots band that play 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!  www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4


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 – Our Food access assistance program has ended for the season.  dchealth.dc.gov/service/food-and-nutrition-department-health  www.facebook.com/produceplusdc  www.dcgreens.org/food-access/


The Well – Meet some of our best and brightest practitioners and learn more about our great Fall Schedule of workshops and gatherings.  Our Well Market Manager, Kay, can give you all the information you need to incorporate self-care at The Well into your life during the colder seasons.  Stretch out your workweek knots with Dan Bradley, our ortho/sports massage specialist with a table massage or soften tech neck and backaches with chair massage by muscle whisperer Emily Tellez or just come by and meet Generalist Tamara Breuer, the newest addition to our community.  For more information on services or practitioners, visit bewelldc.com or just stop by the tent!


What’s Coming to Market:


Earth Spring Farm: We 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. earthspringcsa.com


Truck Patch Farm:  Cooler weather means more greens for salad and cooking.  Veggies include 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 peaches, Honeycrisp and Gala apples, grapes and a few blackberries! Onions and potatoes.  Fresh Cider, applesauce and butter. Jams and tomato sauce.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com


Reids Orchard:  It’s Apple Harvest Festival week!  And we are busy.  Peaches have finished up for the season, and we still have some seedless and Concord grapes for a little while.  But, we are full swing into apple season now, & we will have over 25 varieties of apples this week.  Make sure to come by and try something new, we always have samples available.  Going to MtP this week – Seedless grapes (last week for these), Concord grapes, Asian pears, Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Jonathan, Ambrosia, Gold Delicious, Nittany, Cameo, Mutsu- over 25+ choices this week), UV cider, Apple, Apple Grape, Apple Cherry and Honeycrisp cider.  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:  Golden Beets – a delicious crowd favorite is back – made with savory thai curry flavors and apple cider vinegar. Snack straight out of the container or mix in a salad!  Epic Heat Pickles – our newest vinegar pickle gives the heat without compromising flavor – made with Szechuan peppercorns and a blend of dark chili peppers.  Cucumber Kimchi – Crunchy, garlicky and refreshing! Made with tons of garlic, crunchy cucumbers and carrots – tossed with fish sauce, chili powder and soy sauce. A classic Korean side.  We will be also be featuring a brand new sour pickle at market this week! – flavored with coriander, fennel, caraway and black pepper. A lighter sour pickle to our garlicky Super Sours!  All of our current full sour pickles have been fermenting in wood barrels for a month.  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: It is the return of our ever popular pumpkin bites and pound cakes.  As summer turns to fall, we’re saying goodbye to our zucchini walnut muffins to make room for a new flavor.  Stop by and see what good breads and pastries are available.  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.


Neighborhood Block Parties:

1700 Blk of Kilbourne –  The bands: 11:30 Choro G Mt Pleasant (Brazilian) 12:00 Jim Dwyer (instrumental guitar) 12:30 Jim Fay (Americana) 1:00 Tio Brown (Soul) 1:30 Zack Boston (Folk) 2:00pm Open Stage (Sign up 2 songs) 3:00pm Ariana Marie (Jazz) 4:00pm Dancing/ limbo 5:00pm Patchwork (R&B) 6:00pm Lovejet (soul rock) 7:00pm Caz Gardiner (soul/ska) 8:00pm Frankojazz and Friends.  A special treat for our very young residents: DC Fire & Emergency will dispatch Engine 9. They will be on location at 1:00pm!


3300 Blk of 18th St ‘ween Monroe & Newton – music, food, & neighbors.


Adams Morgan PorchFest – DC’s most creative music festival, Adams Morgan PorchFest, will fill the air with melodies on Saturday, October 6.  More than 50 local bands will turn 16 porches, patios and stoops into stages for the day, drawing music-lovers from around the region into the leafy streets and independent businesses of the neighborhood.  The Envoys (voted favorite band in last year’s contest) will kick off the afternoon at 2 pm at event headquarters, SunTrust Plaza at 18th St & Columbia Rd. Attendees can pick up a map, then stroll around the neighborhood for nonstop musical performances until 6 pm. Each location will host three 45-minute sets between 2 pm and 6 pm. The range of bands touches nearly every musical genre, including classic rock, rap, reggae, folk, classical, a cappella, and more. Meander the delightful, tree-lined streets of Adams Morgan, enjoy local music, then stop into a local business for shopping and dining.  Another performer of note is Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles, who will be performing with three different bands: The Ghosts You Know (rockabilly pop), Tom’s Joint (jazz), and G.O.A.T. Rodeo (rock). The full lineup of performers will be available online at admoporchfest.com  For more details, pick up a map at PorchFest Headquarters in SunTrust Plaza (18th St & Columbia Rd) on October 6, from 2 to 6 pm; or visit www.facebook.com/adamsmorganporchfest  www.admoporchfest.com and follow #AdMoPorchFest.


Saturday evening at Suns Cinema:  – 8p: Scream – Sorry sold out.  Sunday 7p – Diabolique 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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