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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – November 3, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:


It will be a decent fall morning at the Market, sunny ans just a little cool.  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!


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/


Voter Education – Ya gotta vote!  If you didn’t early vote, Tuesday, 11/6 is IT!


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:  Another week, more apples to pick.  Things are starting to wind down a bit for the season, and we are still picking the last few apples for the next few weeks.  As I said last week, there isn’t much new at this point.  We might have a few pears left, but it is mostly apples and cider until the end of the season.  And quince for those folks brave enough to figure out what to do with it.  Next week, I will talk more about quince. (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:  It is the last full weekend for the full lineup of Number 1 Sons cucumber pickles! Starting in November, we will have our signature daikon pickles as cucumber pickles wind down. We will have our Super Sour cucumber pickles into winter market months, at least until February.  For our pickle die hards, here’s a breakdown on fall/winter seasonal changes:  Nov 3/4: Last weekend to get our Ginger B+B pickles made with local apple cider vinegar. Last guaranteed weekend for our other apple cider vinegar pickle varieties: Honey Habaneros and Summer Dills. Last guaranteed weekend for our half sour varieties: Half Sours and Crispy Koshers.  Last weekend for Salsa So Verde. Last weekend for Golden Beets. Last weekend for Dilly Beans.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: Finished for the season, unless it is a warm weekend.  Stop by the Market table to see what’s left.  Visit their shop in Adams Morgan.  pleasantpops.com/


Craft Kombucha: Stop by and see what looks good.  This weekend, it’s Ginger, Blue Lemongrass, Elderflower, Turmeric Love, Pumpkin Spice, and Apple-Cherry Cider. 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



Ward 1 DC State Board of Education candidate – Emily Gasoi Meet and Greet in Mt. Pleasant

Saturday, November 3, 10 – 11:30a, 1864 Monroe St



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.



Dia de Los Muertos  –  A community celebration of the living and the dead. The event features an elaborate altar designed and built by artists local Alfredo Herrera, Juan Lopez, Quique Aviles, & Mauricio Lopez. All the designs and artwork on the altar are handmade and designed by the artists. The community is invited to participate by bringing photos of relatives or friends that have passed away and that they wish to celebrate by saying or writing something about the life of that person.Bring photos of relatives and friends who have passed away to be included in the altar.  Come participate in a short parade and witness poetry and music by local artists: -Luci Murphy  -Son La Lucha  -Anexo Social  -Sammy Miranda  -DJ Daniel del Pielago  -Sweet Biscuits  Just added for this year: VIVOS O MUERTOS, two hours of alternative rock en español from 2:00 — 4:00 pm come rock with: -NOVAKAIN  -ANEXO SOCIAL  -ASOCIACION ILICITA  -BAD HOMBRES  www.facebook.com/events/1932779433464519/




ISR Discussion: Where is Capitalism Headed?  –  One decade after the collapse of Lehmann Brothers — and almost a year since the Trump tax cut passed, with its powerful boost to employment in the yacht-waxing sector, if nowhere else — it’s clear to capitalists in most countries that the recent “recovery” is slowing down.


The question is not whether we are on the verge of another recession, but rather how soon it will be, and how deep. And you could say the same thing about the cuts in public services, teacher salaries, and Social Security that the capitalists will be demanding from us.


Join the discussion on Saturday on the recent International Socialist Review section called “Where is capitalism headed? Marxists look at the world economy.” It’s available online here:  https://isreview.org/issue/110/where-capitalism-headed


ISR discussion group, Noon to two, Saturday, November 3, Mt. Pleasant Library, Conference Room #1 www.facebook.com/dciso



The Mount Pleasant Lantern Walk – Sunday, November 4th!  Take back the hour! Join us for a lantern walk to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time and the onset of winter’s early darkness!  We will make a procession through the neighborhood carrying lanterns of all sorts, and our route will include a woodsy section full of mystery and surprises!


This is a great event for both kids and grown-ups. The route is about 1.3 miles and includes a section on a wooded path. Strollers are not recommended on the path.  The walk will be on Sunday, November 4th, the night that Daylight Savings Time ends. We will start in Lamont Park. You are welcome to arrive any time between 5:30 and 6:30 to join in the walk. In case of rain we will move the walk to Sunday, November 18th, 2 weeks after the planned date. A rain cancellation would be announced on this page and on our Facebook page.


Lanterns!  Everyone should bring some source of light. Parts of the walk are very dark.  All kinds of lanterns are welcome, except NO FLAMES. No candles, torches, fuel-lanterns or anything that could set anything on fire will be allowed on the walk. Safety first!  We have lantern-making materials for sale.  Flashlights, phone lights, and headlamps are not good choices for the lantern walk. They are too bright and send their light too far. If you have no choice but to use one of these, you should put it in some kind of bag or container that will diffuse its light. In fact, we will be giving out white paper bags at the walk which will transform such lights into beautiful little lanterns!


​Walk Quietly!  The lantern walk is special, as you know if you’ve ever been on it. We urge you to walk quietly, and to appreciate the darkness and the light, the beauty and the power of this event that brings us all together in the night. There are other times for talking.


That said, we at the Children’s Puppet Hour understand that kids will be kids. You shouldn’t worry too much about keeping them quiet : )  Please stay on the path and do not touch any of the displays. These are rules you *should* make sure your kids are following.  www.lanternwalk2018.com/  www.facebook.com/puppethour



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



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