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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – December 1, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:


We are not finished yet; the MtPFM will be open 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:


Music:  9-11a – Elena Lacayo, guitar & vocals.   11a-1p – Raycurt aka FIDDLA on violin.


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/


Bancroft Tree Sale –  Students will be selling small trees at the Farmers’ Market, more & larger trees at the annual Bancroft Tree Sale & Holiday Festival at the school, Saturday & Sunday, 12/1 & 12/2, 10a-4p.


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:  Fall seasonal vegetables.  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, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, Cranberry-Lime, 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.


The Bancroft Elementary Tree Sale will take place December 1st and 2nd at Bancroft Elementary School from 10:00 to 4:00 each day. A wide variety of trees, wreaths and roping will be available. The Winter Festival will take place Saturday, December 1 from 11:30 to 2:00 and feature musical performances, puppet shows, craft making, face painting, a selfie-booth and more. Homemade tamales, hot chocolate and baked goods will available for purchase.


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 Saturday, and Sunday from noon-8pm until December 2nd.  Lost Origins Gallery, 3110 Mt Pleasant St.


MtP Main Street – District Bridges Annual Holiday Gala & Silent Auction – Saturday, December 1st, 6 – 10pm, at All Souls Unitarian Church’s Pierce Hall (1500 Harvard St NW).  A night to celebrate the great neighborhoods of Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, Pleasant Plains, Park View, and Petworth!  Grab your friends, dress to impress, and get ready for one hella fun party!  Proceeds from the event support the continued work of District Bridges.  Tickets include open bar & buffet.   https://districtbridges.org/events/2018/annual-gala  Silent Auction: https://e.givesmart.com/events/bSY/


Third annual DC community potluck & screening for VisualAIDS Day With(out) Art  –  Potluck and screening 12/1 from 6pm!  3229 Walbridge Pl.  The program, a 50 minute video, represents a wide range of organizational strategies, from direct action to grassroots service providers to nation-wide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis.  @StudiohouseAtWalbridge 202-319-7656 #AlternateEndingsActivistRisings



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



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