Daily Archives: June 8, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, June 8, 2019

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

New Vendor!  Three Part Harmony Blooms – see below.

Market Events:

Bike Clinic – Aaron & friends will help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems and teach you a little bike maintenance.  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 –  Elena Lacayo – 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 Washington, DC.  More information at elenalosfulanos.com

11a-1p – Gabriel Popkin & Abigail Hobart play a mix of fiddle tunes and folk songs from the West Coast to Eastern Europe and everywhere in between.

Produce Plus – Eligible customers can pick up Produce Plus checks at participating DC farmers’ markets, and spend those checks on fresh fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and cut herbs with approved market vendors. 

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 Saturday sale at the Library, 10a-2p. 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:

Some of the seasonal herbs, fruits, and veggies that should be available at the Market this week are:  Bok Choy Collards, Kale, Swiss Chard, Turnip, Onions, Beets, Turnips, Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Apples, Cherries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Mint, & Oregano.  In addition to all of our year round items.

Earth Spring Farm: They will be here with milk, eggs and and early veggies and fruits.  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:  Lots of strawberries 🍓 and 🍏 apples!  Honey, Honeycrisp applesauce, apple butter and apple chips.  Tomato sauce and jams- strawberry, red raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, sweet & tart cherries 🍒 and new potatoes.    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:  Hot Hearts are back.  This batch is extra spicy.  Just a small batch so get to markets early if you love our sour, crunchy fermented cabbage hearts.  Full sour pickles are here.   After fermenting in our barrels for three weeks, they’re ready!   One more week for Super Sours.  Strawberry Kombucha is new.  Berries are from Toigo Orchards.  SPRING IS DELICIOUS!   number1sons.com/

Atwaters Bakery:  This weekend kicks off our summer loaf series.  We will feature a different flavor each month, starting with Semolina for the month of June.  We will also have plenty of jams, cookies, and sweets as usual.  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, Turmeric Love, Lime Margarita, & our new black tea-based flavor, Sour Cherry.   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

Three Part Harmony Blooms  – Three Part Harmony Farm is a is a small-scale agroecological farm, located on a 2-acre parcel in northeast Washington, in the Brookland neighborhood.  We operate grow vegetables and operate multi-farm CSA that focuses on uplifting underrepresented farmers as well as operate a nursery that provides local schools and home gardeners with plants to nourish them.  This season, we are excited to bring you Three Part Harmony Blooms!  Local and fresh cut flowers grown using only organic practices right here in DC.  Come stop and smell our flowers! 

Manos de Maiz:  Visit us this Saturday and grab a pack or two of tortillas, they make a great addition to your weekend 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

–MtP Alley Sale – Saturday, 10a-2p, 1700 block alley between Park & Lamont.  Lots of garages full of treasures.

–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.

— Piney Branch “Mini Oasis”  –  Some wonderful Mt. Pleasant volunteers and others have been hard at work restoring the Piney Branch “mini oasis” just north of Ingleside in Rock Creek Park.  You’re invited to join a walk through the site at 10am on Saturday, June 8, to learn more about the restoration work and walk away with an even deeper appreciation for the special “mini oasis” on the north side of Mount Pleasant.  More details are pasted below, and registration is here: https://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/what-we-do/upcoming-events#event=30639960   Join Rock Creek Conservancy, MtP ANC 1D, District Department of Energy & Environment, National Park Service, & Bancroft Elementary Parent Teacher Organization to celebrate the restoration of several acres of Rock Creek Park between Ingleside Terrace & Bancroft Elementary School.  Meet at the entrance to the alley to Ingleside, roughly 1841 Ingleside Terrace, and walk through the restoration site to see the work of community volunteers – & hear about plans for the future!  The walk will conclude at the mural at Bancroft Elementary School.  The Piney Branch ‘mini-oasis’ is a focal restoration area in Rock Creek Park.  Local neighbors have spearheaded efforts to remove invasive species and replace them with native trees and plants to restore a vibrant habitat.  This work was accomplished with the support of a Community Stormwater Solutions grant from the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), awarded to the Bancroft PTO.  ANC 1D funded plantings at the site.  More info about this mini-oasis can be found here: https://www.rockcreekconservancy.org/what-we-do/rcc-restoration/restoration-projects/613-piney-branch-at-ingleside-mini-oasis  

–Family Fun Day  –  Saturday, June 8, Salvation Army in partnership with Community Wellness Alliance and Kratex Construction will host a Family Fun Day.  Activities: moonbounces, games, resources, vendors and more!  At 3335 Sherman Ave NW (event on Morton Street side) 11 am – 3 pm.   Contact: YaVonne Boyd yavonneboyd@gmail.com  or 202-309-8016 to volunteer or if you have questions.

— K2P2 – Come Knit with Us!  Bring your knitting and join us this Saturday at The Line Hotel in Adams Morgan (Community Room) from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  There is no cost to join in, but you’re welcome to bring something to eat or drink to share.  See you there, Naomi Ayala  naomiayalasantiago@gmail.com

— Teen / Young Adult Podcasting Workshop  –  Love podcasts?  Join Mt. Pleasant Library every Monday in June and July at 4 p.m. The 9-week program will teach you how to create, record, edit and publish your own podcast.

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

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