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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, August 10, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, sunny, finally a little cooler, a great start to the weekend, see you at the Market.

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

Market Events:

Bike Clinic –  Limited clinic today, a non-bike related injury will keep Aaron from doing too much this weekend, but he happily assist you as able.  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.

Music:

9a-11a –  Iris Music Trio – We are a trio who will be performing jigs, reels, hornpipes and other dance tunes that we play at Irish sessions at pubs and ceili’s.

11a-1p – Open slot  –  Let’s see who shows up.

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.  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.  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:  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 we are continuing our featured leaf series with Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough.  We will have it available throughout August.  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: Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Pomegranate, Citra Hop’d Lemon, Mango, and Peach!  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, August 10, 4:00 pm and following Saturdays;  Tuesday, August 13, 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.co

–The Social Power of Music  –  Sunday, 8/11, starting at noon.  Join us in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, (Lost Origins Gallery, Lamont Plaza, Haydee’s Restaurant), for a full day of concerts, DJ sets, and walking tours (see below to RSVP for tours). Enjoy performances by cellist Janel Leppin at Lost Origins Gallery and The OSYX, Park Snakes, and Bacchae at Lamont Park. This event is presented by the D.C.: The Social Power of Music program in collaborations with District Bridges and the DC Public Library Punk Archives, with support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.

https://festival.si.edu/2020/dc-music  https://festival.si.edu/visit/2019/related-events/smithsonian  https://www.facebook.com/events/357469261587343/    https://www.eventbrite.com/o/smithsonian-folklife-festival-4284711489

–Guided Meditation & Discussion – Tuesday August 13, 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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