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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – April 27, 2019

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

Hello Market Shoppers!  Looks like Spring is backing off at bit, so throw on a hoodie or a light jacket, and see you at the Market.

Market Events:

Bike Clinic – Aaron & friends will help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.  They are always looking for more people who want to help others with their bike maintenance.


9a-10a –  Violins of MtP – Anne Donaldson & Students.  Open Slot after the violins, wanna play?

11a-1p – Masipula Suhole – on Kalimba (thumb piano)

Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library will have cookbooks for sale.  dclibraryfriends.org/mtpleasant/   facebook.com/MountPleasantLibraryFriends/

The Well – health & wellness for body, mind, & spirit with massage with massage therapists to help you with Work/Life Balance; Performance & Resilience; & Well Mama, Well Baby.  www.bewelldc.com

What’s Coming to Market:

Earth Spring Farm: They will be here with milk, eggs and kale.  Earth Spring is partnering with a local dairy, and there will be a signup list for those who want to order weekly milk.  earthspringcsa.com

Truck Patch Farm:  Not at the Market this week.  Spring is here, the weather is settling down, & drying out and we have been busy planting.  We hope to be back next Saturday, May 4, with asparagus and strawberries!  In the meantime, check out their website at http://www.truckpatchfarms.com/ and find them on Facebook at /https://m.facebook.com/Truck.Patch.   www.truckpatchfarms.com

Richfield Farm: Back this weekend with herb plants for your garden or kitchen window sill.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Apples, apple butter and sauce, honey, tomato sauce, jams, and apple chips.   www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Reids Orchard:  We will have apples as well and sweet cider.  NEW vegetable plants this week:

Zucchini and Yellow Squash plants, Banana Pepper plants: hot and sweet varieties, Cucumber plants.  A few new tomato varieties: Roma, Burpee Beefsteak and Supersonic.  The first of our Geraniums to be ready for planting: Dark Red and Cardinal Red colors… more to follow in a week or two.   NEW herbs this week: Thai Basil, Spicy globe Basil (perfect for container gardening), Orange Mint, Tuscan Blue Rosemary.  Still have supply of cool crop vegetables: kale, spinach, swiss chard, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage green and red, lettuce, many tomato varieties cherry, grape and standard; and pepper varieties sweet and hot herbs including sweet basil, thyme, parsley, sage, lavender.  5 different fruit butters.  Themed herb gardens in 24″ planters: Pizza Herb garden, French Herb garden, Paul Simon Herb garden (parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil), & Hot ‘n Spicy Herb garden.   www.reidsorchardwinery.com

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, and Mozzarella.  www.springgapmtn.com

King Mushrooms:  From a small farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland growing 8 types of mushrooms, along with Hungarian mushroom soup and mushroom grow kits.  facebook.com/kingsmushroomfarm/

No.1 Sons:  Fermented foods that draw from food cultures from all over the world — pickles, kimchi, kraut, kombucha, and more!  Our barrels change with seasonal and culinary inspiration.  Mother Nature at her finest.  number1sons.com/

Atwaters Bakery: This will be the last chance for hot cross buns and roasted potato and onion sourdough.  Be sure to stop by and pick up bread for your Easter celebrations and last minute Easter basket treats.  We will also have flourless macaroons and rye crackers for Passover!  atwaters.biz/

Pleasant Pops:   This week’s flavors: Chongos: Mexican Sweet Cream and Cinnamon, Cookies & Cream, Mexican Chocolate, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Simply Apple and Pops for your pups.  Visit their shop in Adams Morgan.  pleasantpops.com/

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors mean that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  Stop by and see what we have this weekend: Ginger, Elderflower, Blood Orange, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, & Cherry Blossom   www.craftkombucha.com

Whisked – Classic cookies and pies, just like mom used to make.  www.whiskeddc.com

Peoples Bao: Peter has a new line of dips.  peoplesbao.com

Manos de Maiz:  Visit us this Saturday, we’ll be cracking eggs from Earth Spring Farm on our famous breakfast maizope, this week is made with red Mexican maize.  Our vegetarian deliciousness is roasted sweet potato with rajas and spinach with sauted onions and tomatoes.  Also, our kekas are better than ever and served with a side of grandma’s flavorful black beans.  Our packs of tortillas will be available for your Easter Sunday brunch needs.  www.manosdemaiz.com

Hilana Cuisine:  We are back from Palestine for another season of tasty falafel sandwiches and hummus.  facebook.com/hilanafalafel

Pagoda Caffè:  Come by and enjoy a delicious handmade brew!  Pagoda Goods sells pour over, matcha, cold brew, and coffee beans by the bag.  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  –  Come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends Book room is on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

— Yard Sale – Saturday, April 27 – 1650 Irving Street – Starting 10 AM  We will have clothes for young girls (sizes 6, 7, 8) and women (12, 14), miscellaneous household items (almost vintage Salton yogurt maker!), paperback fiction, crafting materials, etc.  Half of all proceeds go to S.O.M.E. and Girls on the Run. Stop by on your way to or from the MtP farmer’s market. –Rebecca & Nzali

— 2019 Annual District of Columbia Animal Health Fairs  DC Health & Humane Rescue Alliance – WARD 1 – Saturday, April 27 9 am – 11:30 am Kalorama Park, 1865 Kalorama Road, NW, DC 20009  https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/animal-services-program-community-events


–Prescription Drug Take Back  –  The Metropolitan Police Department will partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency to participate in the 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. The purpose of the Initiative is to provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender dispensed pharmaceuticals and medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.  Individuals may surrender any pharmaceuticals or medications on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Collection sites for this event will be at all District stations, including Third District Station, 1620 V St, NW.

–Mt. Pleasant Kids? Stuff Swap Meet on Sun., Apr 28.  Hi All!  Spring cleaning? Bring clothes (0 and up), books, toys, musical instruments and sports equipment for another family to use!  All are welcome to swap, donate or take.  Sun., Apr 28, 1:30-3:30, Mt Pleasant Library.  All are welcome. All remainders will be donated to a local charity including Rosemount Center. Marcia Rock <rockmarcian@gmail.com>

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

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