Daily Archives: May 18, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, May 18, 2019

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, cloudy, but warm, see you at the Market.

Market Events:

Bike Clinic – Aaron will NOT be at the Bike Clinic this weekend and next!  There may be someone else, or at least there will be pump & tools for DIY.  They are always looking for more people who want to help others with their bike maintenance, stop by and talk to us.


9a-10a –  Elena Lacayo, guitar & vocals.  Elena Lacayo is a singer-songwriter originally from Managua, Nicaragua. Having also grown up in the US Lacayo identifies herself as both American and Nicaraguan and her music reflects this identity as a melding of Latino and American influences. She is the lead for of Elena & Los Fulanos, a bilingual folk rock band based in DC. More information at elenalosfulanos.com

11a-1p – Iris Music Trio – A trio performing jigs, reels, hornpipes & other dance tunes that they play at Irish sessions at pubs and ceili’s.

Food Rescue US – a nonprofit food runner program that gleans leftover, usable food from our vendors.  Food donations are picked up weekly by volunteers at the 1pm close of Market, and donated to the nearest shelter/food pantry that wants use the food.  https://foodrescue.us/

Compost – Drop off your veggie kitchen compostables in the bins at the Market table.  https://compostcab.com/

Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library will have cookbooks for sale on the Plaza.  Plus their weekly sale at the Library. 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:  Strawberries, lettuce, and pork this week. Come and stock up on bacon, sausages, pork chops, roasts, and ribs.  Check out the website or facebook.  www.truckpatchfarms.com  m.facebook.com/Truck.Patch

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:  Happy May! We received our first crop of pickling cucumbers straight from the farm.  This means our half sour pickles varieties and Virginia ACV spears arrive THIS weekend!  Cucumber Pickles are here!  Our fermented varieties — Half Sours (whole pickles) and Crispy Koshers.  Our Virginia ACV varieties — Honey Habaneros, Szechuan Spears and Lemon Dill.  The countdown for Full Sour Pickles is ~20 days.  Maybe a bit longer for our sourest Super Sours. The trillions of microbes are doing their work to sour and preserve the cukes in our barrels.  Our barrels change with seasonal and culinary inspiration.  Mother Nature at her finest.  number1sons.com/

Atwaters Bakery: This weekend we will feature our peasant wheat bread and sweet heat brownies in honor of our 20th anniversary.  We will also have plenty of jams, cookies, and sweet treats for last minute mother’s day gifts.  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, Pomegranate, Blue Lemongrass, Turmeric Love, & Lime Margarita.   www.craftkombucha.com

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

Peoples Bao: With a dip to die for, come taste.  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 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:  Sorry, no coffee this weekend.  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.

–The Mother of All Yard Sales – If you love yard sales, then you’ll love the crap out of *36* yard sales, all in Adams Morgan, all close together, and all full of delightful loot. Saturday, 9AM-ish til each house gets bored.  36 Adams Morgan homes will be Kondo-ing their condos, purging their yurts, etc.  Their loss is your gain…as they redeploy, they’ll spark YOUR joy!  Check out the map: http://arcg.is/uGWqG

–Hear Mt Pleasant Village: A Roundtable Discussion presented and hosted by Mt. Pleasant Village Diversity Committee, local restaurants, and the MtP Public Library, will engage neighbors in conversation that will focus on the successful effort starting in 2007 that brought music back to Mt. Pleasant restaurants after the dismantling of “voluntary agreements” which Mt. Pleasant restaurants were forced to sign.  The conversation will be anchored by Mt. Pleasant Village members Claudia Schlosberg (a lawyer with a focus on Medicare/Medicaid Policy), Wayne Kahn (founder of the record label Right on Rhythm), alongside restaurant owners Alberto Ferrufino (Don Juan’s), Don Jaime (Don Jaime’s), and Haydee & Mario Vanegas (Haydee’s).  The event will take place at the Mt. Pleasant Library (3160 16th St. @ Lamont) on Sunday, 5/19, from 3:00-5:00, before continuing at Haydee’s Restaurant (3102 Mt. Pleasant St.).  Please join us!

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

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