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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, June 29, 2019

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, a great start to the weekend, sunny, warm, & moderate 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.

Music:

9a-11a –  James Samimi Farr is 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 – Alex Gersztenc – Originally from Boston, Alex Gerszten is a DC-based singer-songwriter whose energy fluctuates between soulful blues-rock and lyrical folk, borrowing from Bob Dylan, John Mayer, The Wood Brothers, and many more in the process.

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. 

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.

Seasonal Recipe:

VEGGIE HUMMUS WRAP

Easy to assemble, these tasty wraps make a great lunch, dinner, or snack (and are perfect to bring to a picnic!)

Ingredients:

  1. Whole grain wrap
  2. Hummus (from MtPFM’s Hilana Cuisine)
  3. Salad greens (we like to use an arugula/spinach mix, but anything will work)
  4. Red & yellow pepper, sliced
  5. Cucumber, sliced
  6. Carrots, grated
  7. Tomato, diced
  8. Feta cheese, crumbled (or your favorite cheese)
  9. Sunflower seeds (or your favorite chopped nut)
  10. Your favorite salad dressing (we like to use a lemon vinaigrette)
  11. Black pepper (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Spread a layer of hummus down the middle of the wrap.
  2. Top with salad greens and other raw sliced or chopped veggies of your choice.
  3. Sprinkle sunflower seed kernels (or other chopped nuts) over the veggies.
  4. Sprinkle crumbled feta (or other crumbled or grated cheese) over the veggies/seeds.
  5. Drizzle with lemon vinaigrette (or your favorite dressing). You can also just drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and squeeze fresh lemon over the filling.
  6. Sprinkle with black pepper for a bit of heat (optional).
  7. Fold over the ends, and roll up to make a wrap. Cut into slices, if desired, for sharing or ease of eating.

www.iona.org/summer-recipes-for-national-fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-month/

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, 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:  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:   Peaches  , Apricots, Tart Cherries  , Black and Red Raspberries, Blueberries, Gooseberries, Currants and Plums.  New Potatoes, Broccoli, Beans and Summer Squash. Jams, Honey, Tomato Sauce, Apple Sauce and Butter.    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:  NEW! Mustard Kraut is made with 2 types of mustard seeds, which brined in white wine and vinegar.  Just in time for 4th of July grilling.  EXCITING! Earlier this spring, Farmer Mike of Earth Springs Farm (PA) planted a field of napa cabbage for Number 1 Sons.  Last week, we received the first of this napa cabbage and it’s now in our kimchi!  Remember: BYOJ Bring your jar (or reuse one of the Number 1 Sons containers) for 25 cents off each container refilled!  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram @Number1sons, and check out our Online Store!   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.

–Community Yard Sale – Saturday, 6/28, 10a-3p, 3166 MtP St.

–June-A-Palooza Freedom Festival – 1800 Block of Kilbourne Pl. Saturday, 6/28,  noon – 8pm – Moon Bounce, Water Slide, Lawn Games, Bicycle Decorating, Fire Truck & Police Car, food, & more.  All MtP neighbors invited.

–Chess/Checkers Tournament  –  Sunday, 6/30, noon -3p on the Plaza.  Informal games & friendly competition.  Food & music & more, stop by.

— 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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