Daily Archives: May 4, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – May 4, 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 –  Raycurt on violin and maybe some friends.

11a-1p – Open, who wants to play?

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:  Back at the Market this week with asparagus and strawberries!  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, asparagus, 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 week kicks off Atwater’s 20th anniversary celebration.  We will be celebrating all month long by featuring throwback loaves at MtPFM.  This Saturday we will have THE ORIGINAL SUNFLOWER FLAX sourdough loaf available!  We will feature a different throwback flavor each week!  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 will be away this week.  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.

–Bancroft Spring Fair & Parade – Please join the Bancroft Marching Band and Cheerleaders, led by Mr. Brian Frye, for the Bancroft Spring Fair Parade.  This year we will meet at Rabaut Park, march along Mount Pleasant St, left on Park Rd, turn back right onto Mount Pleasant St., continue to Newton Street and arrive at the Bancroft Elementary School Spring Fair, being held on 18th Street and the school grounds.

All are welcome and encouraged to join the parade and we will need some adults to help the marching band and cheerleaders cross the streets!

Meet: Rabaut Park,  2900 Mount Pleasant St. at Argonne Pl, 10:15am

11am March to Bancroft Elementary School

Stay for the Spring Fair! – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the parade & fair!

Bancroft PTO

–Historic Mount Pleasant‘s Spring Meeting is at 2 pm, Saturday, May 4, at The Rosemount Center, 2000 Rosemount Avenue.  HMP Board will be available at the meeting to discuss our 2018 Annual Report and to answer questions about any issue or concern you may have about living in an historic district.  More information about our activities and historic district standards is available on our website www.historicmountpleasant.org.

Also, we will have a presentation on local history.  Drawing from her latest book on “Lost Farms and Estates of Washington, D.C.,” Kim Williams of the D.C. Historic Preservation Office will show how our neighborhood evolved within the broader patterns of development of the Nation’s Capital – from estates (such as Ingleside, whose mansion is now the main building of Stoddard Baptist Home) through the civil war (Union soldiers occupied the house that once stood in the 3300 block of Mount Pleasant Street) to an early “streetcar suburb.”  The “42” line of the streetcar gave way to the “42” line of the bus in the late 1960’s.

The meeting is open to the public.  We invite our Mount Pleasant neighbors to join us for our meeting and to visit the Rosemount Center.  We welcome comments and questions about HMP or historic preservation in general on our website at any time.  If you are not a member of HMP, please consider joining, particularly if you are new to the neighborhood.   We look forward to hearing from you.

–Rosemount Center’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 6 – Please Join Us!  Come play with us at the scenic *Queenstown Harbor Golf Course* in Queenstown, Maryland.  8:30 am Registration/10:00 am Shotgun start.  All proceeds*benefit Rosemount’s children and families.  Not a golfer?  We welcome your sponsorship and your support!  Dear Neighbors, Rosemount Center’s mission is to prepare children and families for their future by providing comprehensive early childhood education and family support programs in a bilingual multicultural setting.  Tuition and support does not cover its annual expenses.  Fundraised income fills the gap. The Annual Golf Tournament is one way to help and is always a lot of fun.  Please be encouraged to join us! Questions about Rosemount Center are welcome.  –Marcia Rock, MPH, Program Operations Specialist  rockmarcian@gmail.com  Rosemount Center, 2000 Rosemount Ave. 202-265-9885 ext. 138

–Home Movies Screening  –  Siobahn Hagan of DC Public Library’s Memory Lab and Suns Cinema will be holding an even made possible by the generosity of DC residents. Home movies provided by DC residents and digitized by DC Library Archivists will be screened at Suns Cinema (3107 Mt. Pleasant St. NW). Come out on May 7, 2019 at 8 p.m. to see the videos of your neighbors on the big screen. As a bonus, there will also be a discussion of best practices for preserving your own memories.  Screening will be held at Suns Cinema, 3107 Mt. Pleasant St.

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

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