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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, July 27, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 27, 2019

Mount Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont – 9a-1p

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, sunny, not too hot, moderate humidity, a great start to the weekend, 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.

Seasonal Recipe: Easy Peach Jam:

Peaches are in season!  Grab some local peaches at your nearest market and try out these easy to make preserves that can go on top of anything from toast to biscuits.  This is also the perfect recipe to make use of any overripe or bruised peaches.


3 1/2 pounds peaches (1 lb = 3 to 4 medium peaches)

2 1/2 cups sugar 

Juice from one lemon (Lemon juice is naturally high in pectin and helps the jam set.)


Crush chopped peaches in the bottom of a large saucepan and set pan over medium-low heat. Bring to a low boil, and cook for about 20 minutes or until peaches become liquid.  On low heat add sugar, and gradually stir in lemon juice until mixture thickens.  Remove from heat after 1 minute, let cool, and transfer to sterilized jars.

Market Events:

Bike Clinic –  No clinic today, non bike related injury will keep Aaron away for a couple of weeks.  But they are always looking for more people who want to help others with their bike maintenance, stop by and talk to us at the Market table.


9a-11a –  Elena Lacayo – 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 Washington, DC. More information at elenalosfulanos.com

11a-1p – The Market Band – an Americana Roots band that plays a wide range of music including country, bluegrass, pop, folk, rock, and soul influenced music as well as originals. We hope that our music provides food for the soul! Americana / Folk / Country www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4

DC Tutoring & Mentoring – promoting CivicFest on Aug 3rd at Meridian Hill Park and recruiting volunteer tutors & mentors for the fall school term.

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

Compost – Drop off your veggie kitchen compostables in the bin 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 bin 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:

Earth Spring Farm: They will be here with milk, eggs, 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 cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, spring onions, and red beets!  Plus broccoli and cauliflower if it didn’t get too hot this week.  Check out the website or facebook.  www.truckpatchfarms.com   m.facebook.com/Truck.Patch

Richfield Farm: Back this weekend with veggies, flowers, & herb plants for your garden or kitchen window sill.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Quaker Valley Orchards:    Peaches   and Nectarines.  Donut peaches and Plums. Blackberries and Currants.  Summer Apples  .  Sweet onions, potatoes, summer squash, beans and tomatoes  .    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 This Week!: Watermelon Cucumber Kombucha- sweet + refreshing!  Hot Hearts are back with a tinge of beet juice!  Come try our spicy fermented cabbage hearts!  Great on hamburgers and salads!  Stop by for our Sunny Summer Deal!  1/2 off Sunny Dills with a purchase of Kraut, Kimchi, or Pickles.  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.  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, and Citra Hop’d Lemon.  And we are thrilled to announce that we will be launching our newest concept later this month.  Say hello to Fermentation Salon by Craft Kombucha, where we’ll further explore the world of fermentation (including cocktails)!  We will be hosting a series of pop-ups at Pear Plum Café to introduce Fermentation Salon to the world.  Join us at the Fermentation Salon for the following dates: Tuesday, July 30, & Wednesday, July 31.  Tickets can be found, here: bit.ly/fermentsalon  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:  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.

–Free Community Yoga Class with a teacher trainee – PastTense Yoga Studio, 3253 Mt. Pleasant St.  Saturday, July 27, 4:00 pm and following Saturdays;  Tuesday, July 30, 4:30 pm, and following Tuesdays.  Free  Register: pasttensestudio.com/schedule/

— 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

–Resistance to Gentrification in Adams Morgan, 1970s-1990s – Sunday, July 28, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Mt. Pleasant Library   In conjunction with the Anacostia Community Museum’s “A Right to the City” exhibition, the Mt. Pleasant Library is pleased to present a panel of Adams Morgan community members, activists, and local scholars who will discuss the changing economic, social, and cultural landscape of one of Washington’s most diverse and multicultural neighborhoods during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.  Panelists will address grassroots efforts to preserve and protect local culture, tensions between developers and residents, tenant organizing campaigns, and the role of ANC and city political figures in the struggle for continuity and change in Adams Morgan over three key decades.  Please join us for an open and lively discussion on the nature of our city and the role of civil society and government in promoting economic equality.


Amanda Huron (University of the District of Columbia, College of Arts and Sciences)

Frank Smith (African American Civil War Museum, former DC City Council member, Ward 1)

Kathryn Wells (Georgetown University, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor)

Roland Roebuck (DC Community Activist and longtime Adams Morgan resident)

 Facilitator: Patrick Scallen (Georgetown University, Department of History)

Sunday, July 28, 1:00 – 3:00 PM  Mt. Pleasant Library

— 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.

–Guided Meditation & Discussion – Tuesday July 30, 7:00 – 8:00 pm and following Tuesdays.  Lamont Dharma House, 1719 Lamont St.  Guided meditation and discussion led by meditation teacher Jeremy Mohler.  Beginners welcome.  Donations encouraged but not required.  Info: lamontdharma.org

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

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