Daily Archives: June 22, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, June 22, 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.

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 –  Raycurt Johnson, da Fiddla  –  Violin

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.

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/

MtP Village  –  Tee-Shirts  – Show off your Village pride!  MtP Village T-shirts available at the Market.

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.

Coming to a market near you: blackberries!


  1. 4 cups fresh blackberries.
  2. 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  3. 1 large egg.
  4. 1 cup sugar.
  5. 1 cup all-purpose flour.
  6. 6 tablespoons butter, melted.
  7. Whipped cream (optional)
  8. Garnish: fresh mint sprig.

Preheat oven to 375°. Place blackberries in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish; sprinkle with lemon juice. Stir together egg, sugar, and flour in a medium bowl until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over fruit. Drizzle melted butter over topping. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired. Garnish with fresh mint sprig, if desired.

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:  This week they will have delicious red raspberries, greenhouse tomatoes, summer squash, spring onions, lettuce and kale.  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:  Super Sours have arrived at Number 1 Sons.  These are their most sour pickles – fermented in barrels for a whole month with crushed garlic + warming spices.  YUM!!!  Remember, BYOJ♻    You can bring your own jar or a Number 1 Sons container back to be refilled.  Help us close the loop!  Last few weeks for pure, pure, delicious Strawberry🍓 Kombucha.  Their berry farmers are Toigo PA and Agriberry VA.  We’re excited for what’s in their barrels: Fermented horseradish pickles + a special Mustard Kraut for July Fourth🇺🇸.   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:  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.

–Zoo Solstice – This Saturday, June 22, kick off the summer season with Solstice Saturday, a Smithsonian-wide celebration featuring special events, programming and late-night hours at many museums. The Zoo is hosting a dance party from 6-10 p.m. with family-friendly activities, food trucks and entertainment. Don’t miss an exclusive screening of “Jurassic Park” at 7:30 p.m. in the Zoo’s Visitor Center Theater for just $5. Check out a full calendar of Smithsonian Solstice Saturday activities on the Smithsonian’s website.  www.si.edu/SolsticeSaturday  www.si.edu/SolsticeSaturday#/?i=1

–Adams-Morgan Walking Tour with Hola Cultura  –  Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:30 a.m.  This hour long walking tour will focus on how the Latino community took shape in Adams Morgan, and how art and activism was often intertwined in the 1970s-1990s, when DC’s Latino population was growing rapidly and Adams Morgan was in the epicenter of the community. Registration is required. Drop in spaces may be available the day of the tour.  Among the landmarks we’ll visit are: former locations of Ontario Theatre, the GALA Hispanic Theatre, and Zodiac Records; and some of the oldest street murals still standing in the District including the 1982 Unity Mural and “Un Pueblo sin murales es un pueblo desmuralizado” (“A people without murals is a demoralized people”), which was painted in the 1970s.  The Library is proud to partner with the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum to bring their exhibition A Right to the City to neighborhood libraries. This event is a part of the library’s collaboration with ACM.

–Meet the Street – The MtP Village at The Raven – June 27, 6:30p.  3125 Mt Pleasant St NW.  This cash-only bar has been serving drinks since 1935 in a snug room with vintage booths.   Gretchen– the manager is enthusiastic about the Village’s visit and suggests we order food from Dos Gringo, since the Raven doesn’t serve food.  More about this to come.  Read more about this famous, unusual bar facebook.com/Raven-Grill-41261996525/

— Debate Watch Party – The first Democratic presidential debates will be a great opportunity to learn more about each candidate and their positions on pertinent issues.  Initial top tier Democratic candidates will face off for the 2020 election on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27 in Miami, Florida.  All welcome!  Come the join the DC Democratic Party, DC Latino Caucus and other affiliate organizations both nights for the first set of debate watch parties.  On Wednesday be at Haydee’s Restaurant, 3102 Mt Pleasant St NW, and on Thursday watch the debate at Busboys & Poets, 2004 MLK Ave SE.  Bring a friend and share these important evenings with your fellow Democrats while strengthening our local Democratic party together.

— 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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