Daily Archives: May 25, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, May 25, 2019

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, a great start to the Memorial Day weekend, partly cloudy and mild, see you at the Market.

Market Events:

Bike Clinic – Aaron will NOT be at the Bike Clinic this weekend, but back next week!  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.

Music:

9a-10a –  James Samimi Farr  –  an outstanding guitarist, singer, and songwriter.  A recent transplant from Canada, James’ efforts to expand the folk idiom have won him such accolades as the CBC Galaxy Rising Star Award, led to collaborations with Alden Penner (ex-Unicorns) and Patrick Watson, as well as appearances alongside Sharon Van Etten, Joe Lally (Fugazi), and Kelly Joe Phelps.  As The Daguerreotypes, James released his debut solo EP, Burnt Offering, in 2016.

11a-1p – 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

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, strawberries, 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:  Memorial Day Special: Be the BBQ Hero. Buy any product at Number 1 Sons ($5 min) and also buy a container of Half Sours or Crispy Koshers to receive $1 off! For the $1 you save, N1S will also donate a $1 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which offers scholarships to the children of fallen special operations service members.  Dilly Beans are here for one week.  Next week, we’ll have the first of our full sour, fermented pickles!  In 2-3 weeks, we’ll have our very favorite Super Sour pickles, too.  Small Batch alert: Lemon Asparagus pickled in Virginia ACV and local sorrel.  Last batch of our West Virginia-grown asparagus was made with lemons; this batch is made with lemony sorrel!   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, Cherry Blossom, Turmeric Love, Lime Margarita, and our newest addition, Lingonberry.   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 and grab a pack or two of tortillas, they make a great addition to your Memorial Day BBQ.  We will have plenty, lookout for the blue and pink maize kind.  Also, cool off with our new agua de maíz or make your own at home, we will be selling packs of roasted blue cornmeal.   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 – 3144 17th St, just down from the Market, 9a-3p Saturday.

–Sunday – Maybe the last Rolling Thunder parade?  12:00n Constitution Ave at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  

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

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