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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – November 24, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

It’s Small Business Saturday!  Support your local farmers and independent food providers.

We are not finished yet; the MtPFM will be open for another month, through December 22nd.  As the season winds down some of our regular offerings may no longer be available, but there should be plenty of products to choose for your kitchen & table.

This Saturday will be a little warmer than the past couple of days and at least it will be a great day for the veggies, ….chilly and maybe a little wet will keep your veggies fresh.  Get there early for the best of the Market offerings, stay for a little while if you can, and enjoy the day, & your 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/

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:  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.  (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:  We have closed down for the season.  We will see you next spring.  www.springgapmtn.com

No.1 Sons:  We will have our Super Sour cucumber pickles into winter market months, at least until February.  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.  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

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.

Holiday Art Market – Shop local for the holidays. Handmade and digital prints, ceramics, origami, ornaments, Indian cotton clothes, silk and cashmere scarves, and more!  Work from 7 artists.  Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon-8pm until December 2nd.  Lost Origins Gallery, 3110 Mt Pleasant St

2nd Annual Mt. Pleasant Hug Mob – Sunday, November 25, 1-3pm  This has become an annual event because a lot of people actually showed up last time PLUS we all could do with some hugging and oxytocin in DC at the moment.  Meet in the Plaza, do this thing, and anyone who’s up for it can join us over at Marx Cafe for some food/drink.  We won’t let hate win!  Bring friends, family, neighbors, strangers.  All are welcome!  https://www.facebook.com/events/289883091626891/

The Facts:

* Hugging increases levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin, which is beneficial for stress levels, heart health, and more

* A 20-second hug reduces the harmful physical effects of stress, including its impact on your blood pressure and heart rate

* A 10-second hug a day may fight infections, boost your immune system, ease depression and lessen fatigue

*The giver of a hug receives just as much benefit as the receiver, but some research suggests the healthiest hugs must come from someone you trust (as opposed to a stranger).

#GivingTuesday — Tuesday, November 27th  The Farmers Market Coalition believe farmers markets make communities stronger.  And your support is even stronger on #GivingTuesday — Tuesday, November 27th.  For the annual day of giving, FMC’s board of directors has pledged to match the first $2,000 in donations made on or before #GivingTuesday. Your early contribution will be DOUBLED, and impact markets across the country.  Help continue to improve and protect local food systems in 2019 by making your charitable gift to FMC on #GivingTuesday. Together, we can make farmers markets stronger for everyone!  farmersmarketcoalition.org https://farmersmarketcoalition.z2systems.com/np/clients/farmersmarketcoalition/donation.jsp?campaign=6


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