Daily Archives: June 15, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

New Vendor!  Three Part Harmony Blooms – see below.

Seasonal recipe: Pesto sauce


2 cups tightly packed fresh basil.

1/2 cup walnuts or pine nuts.

2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped.

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil.

1 pinch sea salt and freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste.

1 tablespoon lemon juice.

1/2 cup of parmesan cheese OR 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast.

Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender.   Toss with your favorite pasta and tomatoes!

No plastic – Please bring your own reusable bags for shopping & produce bagging, and reusable containers if you bring compost.

Market Events:

Bike Clinic – Aaron, Lodi, & 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.


9a-11a –  Kurt Bauman – He has been playing guitar for many years with a focus on finger-picking style.  He’s been heard at open mikes and the occasional party or song circle, but mostly in his apartment and, when the weather is nice, outdoors in the Mount Pleasant area.  He’s written a few tunes, but mostly likes traditional, old time, folk, a few of his favorites from artists like Paul Simon, Dylan, Beatles, and Grateful Dead and people that nobody has ever heard of.  He’s always happy to get the chance to play for people or meet others who’d like to share their music.

11a-1p – Haku Kim – Guitar & vocals, harmonica; a folk singer/songwriter who wishes to create a genuine and vulnerable experience through his music and his performance. Facebook.com/hakukimmusic

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 to use the food.  https://foodrescue.us/

Compost – Drop off your veggie kitchen compostables in the bins at the Market table.  https://compostcab.com/  The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is looking for some assistance with compost collection on Saturdays.  Mainly with compost bins transportation, so a vehicle, or bike trailer, etc, would be useful.  Helping in other ways with the Market’s compost collection efforts is also appreciated.  MtPFM Compost Commanders can help save the world, one banana peel at time….  Contact: MtPFarmersMarket@gmail.com or stop by the Market.

Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library will have cookbooks for sale on the Plaza.  Plus their weekly Saturday sale at the Library, 11a-2p. dclibraryfriends.org/mtpleasant/   facebook.com/MountPleasantLibraryFriends/

ANC 1-D –  Come meet your Commissioners, and talk about MtP issues.

The DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative will be at the Market to explain their programs.  They work with more than 40 nonprofit tutoring and mentoring organizations and schools with the goal of getting a volunteer tutor or mentor for the 2 out of 3 DC students reading below grade level or with other academic or non-academic needs. More info is at www.dcTutorMentor.org

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.  As always, our chickens run free on pasture and are fed free choice a non GMO, soy free feed which has tested free of glyphosphate.  They also get a fodder and spent grains to supplement their pasture and feed ration.  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 is part of 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

–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 MtP Village Potluck Picnic for all Ages!  Sunday, June 16, 3:00PM-6:00PM  In the Rock Creek Park picnic area across from Pierce Mill.   Very Family Friendly!  Bring the Kids, the Grandkids!  There will be Fun and Games. Soccer, face painting, singing, juggling lessons and more.  Bring your own game or activity to share! This would make a great Father’s Day picnic celebration!  We will grill hamburgers, veggie burgers and hotdogs and provide plates, napkins, cups, ice and eating utensils.  WE WILL NEED:

Salads  …Sides …Desserts   …Chips  …..Condiments  ….Finger Food  ….Non-Alcoholic Drinks.  RSVP and tell us what food you will bring through a quick email to:  Rebecca Shannon, shannonrl20010@gmail.com

–Pollinator Week with DC Beekeepers Association  –  Monday, June 17, 4:30-5:30 pm &/or 6:30-7:30p.  In order to promote pollinator week, DC Beekeepers Association will be at the Mt. Pleasant Library giving out information regarding beekeeping in the District of Columbia.  The how’s and why’s of beekeeping will both be discussed.  Also, in order to make DC more pollinator friendly, there will be an opportunity to make seed bombs with supplied material.  The program will be broken into two parts, the first half in the children’s room and the second half in the 1st fl large meeting room for all ages.  www.dclibrary.org/node/64422

— 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.

–1-on-1 Computer Help  –  Wednesday, June 19 (All day) – Do you need help applying for a job or making a Facebook profile?  Sign up for a one hour computer help session at the Mt. Pleasant Library.  We can help with:

    -Learning how to navigate the web

    – Creating Word documents

    – Electronic reading resources like Kindle or Overdrive

    – Setting up online classes

    – and much more!

Please call 202-671-3122 for availability and to set up an appointment.  Appointments are available 7 days a week and customers are limited to 1 per week.  Bring your own laptop or use one of ours.

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

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