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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, August 31, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 31, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, sunny, cool, 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 will happily assist you as able.  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  –  James Samimi Farr  –  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  –  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!  www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4

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, 9a-12:30p.  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.

Seasonal Recipe:  Jalopeno Poppers!  –  Hot peppers are in peak season: everything from Habaneros to Jalopenos.  These poppers are tender, slightly spicy, and a perfect snack for sharing!  They can be made vegan or with non-spicy peppers if you prefer.


3/4 cup of Cream Cheese or raw cashews, (soaked for 4-6 hours, then drained)

1/2 medium white or yellow onion (diced)

2 cloves garlic (minced)

2 Tbsp bread crumbs or nutritional yeast

1 tsp cumin

10 medium jalapeños (halved and seeds/stem removed)

Olive oil

For Garnish (optional)

1/2 cup crushed toasted tortilla chips

Red pepper flake


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and prep your jalapeños, splitting in half, removing the tops, and brushing them with olive oil.  In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the onion and garlic with a bit of olive oil and cook for about 5 minutes. Set aside.  If not using cream cheese: Add soaked cashews, garlic, onion, nutritional yeast, cumin, to a blend until creamy and smooth. Add tbsp of water or vegetable broth if too thick.  Scoop the cream cheese or cashew mixture into the jalapeños Top with topping of your choice: bread crumbs, tortilla chips, nutritional yeast and or pepper flakes. Toast in the oven for 15 minutes or until the jalapeños are soft and the cheese has deepened in color.

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:  It’s Tomato Time!!!! Don’t miss out.  Heirloom tomatoes are one of the best things about summer.  This week we will also have cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, basil, eggplant and cantaloupes. 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, Honeycrisp apples, plums, berries and grapes.  Onions, potatoes and tomatoes.  Watermelon and cantaloupe.  Jams, apple and tomato sauces, honey.  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:  Labor Day Special: BE THE BBQ HERO!  Buy any item ($5 min), add Crispy Koshers as your 2nd item – get $1 off and we’ll donate $1 to Miriam’s Kitchen!  We’ll have Mustard Kraut in time for Labor Day 🙂 🙂 🙂  BOOM!  Hot dogs, I hear ye calling our name.  Our fermented Salsa So Verde is back for a few weeks.  We also have our Hot Hearts, cabbage hearts fermented with habaneros, carrots + the right spices.  Our Hot Hearts spend a month in our barrels.  Last chance to get Golden Beets pickled in our Virginia ACV with yellow curry and makrut lime leaves.  and Helllooo to our newest pickle varieties Sicilian Sours and Gin Spears (made with One Eight Distilling spent gin botanicals)!  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: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Peach, Mango, and Pomegranate.     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:  Sorry, no coffee today, BUT they are coming back starting 9/7!  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 31, 4:00 pm and following Saturdays;  Tuesday, September 3, 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

–Milk Relics: Oil Paintings by Tom Kim   –  Lost Origins Gallery  –  After nearly two wonderful months exploring punk music of the last 20 years, Lost Origins is starting its fall programming with exciting local artist Tom Kim. He presents to us the narrative series: Milk Relics.

Milk Relics is a narrative painting series by D.C. artist, Tom Kim.  The works in this solo exhibition reflect his experience both working professionally in illustration and animation, as well as exhibiting as a Korean American painter. The style and composition of the series are inspired by classical Western oil painting, traditional Eastern imagery, and contemporary illustration.  The overarching Milk Relics narrative tells the post-apocalyptic story of our society at the precipice of environmental collapse.  “This warning series is meant to inspire action through a profoundly playful appreciation of our surroundings and each other. The apocalypse is best served with cookies.” – Tom Kim

In the spirit of a DC local arts and music alliance, over 20 local DC musicians, poets, and writers will be performing live in conjunction with the exhibition throughout the entire month of September. Musical genres span classical, folk, indie pop, electronic, and acoustic hip hop.


8/31 – OPENING with cello by Isabelle Posey

9/6 – Poetry by @pmnall

9/8 – Performance piece by Kate Heller & Minahil Amin

9/10 – Cello Solo by Isabelle Posey

9/13 – Folk music by @WhatSheDreamed

9/15 – ARTIST TALK w/debut performance by Erik Mendoza on slide guitar

9/16 – Artist interview on 94.3FM Takoma Radio with @TheOutsideSet

9/18 – Low Fi electronic by @aloe_deejays

9/19 – Music by Sam D’Agostino

9/20 – Acoustic Hip Hop by @duck_myers

9/21 – Indie Pop by @Bal.Boheme

9/22 – Keys & Violin by Brenna Muller & Kelly Servick of @nearnortheast

9/24 – Live Writing with @clsexton from @TheInnerLoopLit

9/25 – Ukele solo by Jess Taylor of @theblueroseband

9/26 – Enviro Action Night w/beats by @ambendo.music

9/27 – Hypnotic Indie Pop by @Lotion.Princess

9/28 – CLOSING PARTY w/ Austin Blanton of @nearnortheast

Up to date Event Details for each performance posted at: https://www.tomkimstudio.com/

Or follow IG: @tomkimstudio

Saturday, August 31, 2019 7:00 PM  –  Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:00 PM, Opening Reception Sat August 31 – 7-10 pm Lost Origins Gallery, 3110 Mount Pleasant St

–Labor Day Weekend Music Festival, a two-night, free concert event featuring local artists in a variety of musical genres, hosted by radio personality Tony Richards.  7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., August 31 and September 1, at the historic Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW  dcarts.dc.gov/page/labor-day-weekend-music-festival

–Guided Meditation & Discussion – Tuesday, September 3, 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


Market located on District of Columbia property

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