Daily Archives: October 13, 2018

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 13, 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.


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. Milk & dairy items.  earthspringcsa.com


Truck Patch Farm:  Cooler weather means more greens for salad and cooking.  Veggies include broccoli, potatoes, onions, peppers, kale, beets, spinach, arugula, 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 apples 🍎 Sweet potatoes, onions, winter squash and pumpkins. Canned goods, apple chips and cider!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com


Reids Orchard:  Going to market this week: Kiwiberries!  Also known as Arctic Kiwis, these little berries are the size of a grape, but have the flavor of a kiwi, without all of the hassle of peeling. Plus Concord grapes, Asian pears, & Apples.  We don’t have too many new apples this week, but you will see Braeburns along with the many other varieties available. (Honeycrisp, Gala, Braeburn, Nittany, Cameo, Mutsu- over 25+ choices this week), UV cider, Apple, Apple Grape, Apple Cherry and Honeycrisp cider.  Everyone should make it a goal to try a new apple they haven’t had before 🙂  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.  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.


Peirce Mill Heritage Day  –  Saturday, October 13th from 10:00-4:00  Celebrate the “olde ways” of doing things that have often been revealed to be the best ways.  This year, you’ll be listening to a local musician play a selection of country, bluegrass and other folk tunes, watching a blacksmith bend metal over an open flame, hearing the tumble of the stones as historic masons build a wall, wondering how making clothes was so labor intensive with a spinning wheel twisting yarn.  Kids will be engaged in shelling corn, arts & crafts, pressing apples into cider, and watching the power of the waterwheel.  A food truck will be on site to provide vittles for those hungry for country-style food.  Free!  Rain or shine.  Peirce Mill is located at 2401 Tilden St, at the intersection of Park Road & Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park.  To learn more, visit www.FriendsofPeirceMill.org


ISR Discussion!  –  Saturday, October 13th from 1 – 3 pm  Mt. Pleasant Library  –  A discussion two articles from the most recent issue. These articles are: “The Return of Scientific Racism” by Phil Gasper, and “What’s the Matter with the Israeli Working Class” by Daphna Thier. Please make every effort to come having already read the articles and ready to discuss. If for some reason, you haven’t gotten around to reading it, you’re still welcome, and we’d still love for you to come and benefit!  The question posed in the title of Daphna Thier’s “What’s the matter with the Israeli working class?” concerns a fundamental strategic problem in one of the central antiimperialist struggles in the world today:  the role Israeli workers play in a colonial state. Opponents of the Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement who consider themselves socialists will often argue that BDS alienates them and undercuts the effort to build working class solidarity across ethnic and religious divisions. The article gives a thorough, materialist analysis with implications for the whole region. It’s a big article, as well as an important one, so give yourself time!  Boldly wading into the dankest cesspools of reactionary ideology, Phil Gasper’s “The return of scientific racism” puts the alt-right’s “new” arguments for white supremacy into the context of a long history of racist pseudoscience. These ideas didn’t just spring up out of nowhere: they responded to a definite bourgeois need to divide and conquer.  “What’s the matter with the Israeli working class?”

https://isreview.org/issue/110/whats-matter-israeli-working-class  “The return of scientific racism”  https://isreview.org/issue/110/return-scientific-racism


Meet the Street – MtP History on the Plaza, Saturday, October 13th, 2:30pm.  Purchase a mid-day lunch carry-out order across the Street, and join other MtP Villagers on the Plaza, (dining tables & chairs provided), to hear Mara Cherkasky, Historian Laureate of Mount Pleasant, talk about the history of Mount pleasant Street and the businesses operating here over the years.  The following businesses kick off Meet the Street’s exploration of our many impressive carry-outs.  Happily, their owners will join the group to talk about their lives and what caused them come to Mt. Pleasant Street.


*  Taqueria Los Compadres (3213 Mt. Pleasant St)

*  Sabydee Thai & Lao Cuisine ( 3211 Mt Pleasant St)

*  China Town (3207 Mt Pleasant St)


Mara Cherkasky is author of “The History of Mount Pleasant (Images of America)” and is historian, researcher, and writer/editor specializing in DC neighborhoods, institutions, and agencies.  She is the co-founder of the historical research firm Prologue DC and of the digital public history project Mapping Segregation in Washington DC.  She has worked with the nonprofit Cultural Tourism DC on Neighborhood Heritage Trails and the city’s African American Heritage Trail.  She has also authored books and articles, contributed to documentary films, and written historic-site signage.


Saturday evening at Suns Cinema:  – 8p: A Nightmare on Elm Street – Sorry sold out.  Sunday 7p – Kwaidan 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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