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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, September 14, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – September 14, 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  –  Haku Kim – Guitar & vocals, harmonica; a folk singer/songwriter who wishes to create a genuine and vulnerable experience through his music and his performance.  Facebook.com/hakukimmusic

11a-1p  –  Alex Gerszten

Produce Plus Food Access – Final three weeks for eligible customers to pick up Produce Plus checks at participating DC farmers’ markets, and spend those checks on fresh fruits and vegetable with approved market vendors. 

The Well – Stop by their tent this Saturday for a chair or table massage with Emily or Tricia for a suggested donation of $1/min.  Also coming up: Consider donating to Miles for Midwives 5K Run & Walk to support reducing maternal mortality among women of color.  The Well is matching donations up to $1,000; details: www.dcmidwives.com/2019-miles-4-midwives-dc   And save the date for The Well’s 3rd anniversary Open House, Oct. 12!  More info to follow.  www.bewelldc.com

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: Roasted Summer Squash 


  • 6 cups zucchini cut into spears
  • 6 cups yellow squash cut into spears
  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus extra for greasing pan
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • Any of your favorite herbs or other spices!


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease roasting pan with olive oil
2. Drizzle olive oil over squash and add to pan. Mix until squash is evenly coated and sprinkle garlic powder, salt, and pepper over squash.
3. Pour squash onto roasting pan and spread it out until evenly covered.
4. Bake 15-20 minutes stirring once until cooked through.

What’s Coming to Market:

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Seasonality Calendar  –  September: Apples Arugula Beans Beets Berries Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Celery Chard Collards Corn Cucumbers Edamame

Eggplant Fennel Garlic Grapes Herbs Kale Kiwi Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuces Mulberries Mushrooms

Muskmelons Onions Parsnips Paw Paws Peaches Pears Peppers Plums Potatoes Pumpkins Radishes

Raspberries Salad Greens Spinach Sugar & Snap Peas Summer Squash Sweet Potatoes Tomatillos Tomatoes Turnips Watermelons and….. Winter Squash. Lots of great tasty choices, shop well!

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.  Tomatoes are one of the best things from the summer.  This week we will also have cucumbers, summer squash, winter squash, 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.  We lied. We’re not quite done with Summer yet…more specifically, we’re not done with Hot Summer Hibiscus yet.  Get this spicy Summer flavor while you can, since this will be our last weekend of Summer flavors (unless if we decide once more that we can’t quite say goodbye).  Here’s what you can find on-tap: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Mango, Grapefruit, and Hot Summer Hibiscus.     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:  Coffee is back starting today!  In the wake of Pagoda’s Last Day, customers and workers found it difficult to let go completely of the beloved stand.  Pagoda 2 is here!!  We will return on September 7th with cold brew.  See you then!  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.

— DC Public Schools Back to School Block Party – a 3-hour celebration to welcome students, parents, teachers, school administration, and community members to a successful start to the new school year.  The Block Party is designed to engage the DC Community in a fun and welcoming environment while providing information and multiple resources from local partner organizations and District Government Agencies such as health & wellness, food access, and college & career readiness to name a few.  There will be free food and fun activities for all ages including a moon bounce, mini-golf course, parkour course, and student performances.  Surprise VIP guests will also be a part of the afternoon celebrations!  Sat, September 14, 11a-2p, Theodore Roosevelt High School, 4301 13th St, NW

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

— Family Square Dance – Saturday, September 14, 4-5:30p. Jump for joy!  The DC Square Dance Collective is reprising its Family Dance at St. Stephen’s!  Bring the little ones and dance your socks off to the eminently skilled and patient calling of Lucia Schaefer and playful live string band music.  All dances are taught, with parents and their children aged 4-12 in mind, though all are welcome.  Proceeds will benefit Loaves and Fishes, a charity based at Saint Stephen’s that fights hunger in the DC region. St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. NW.  RSVP: www.facebook.com/dcsquaredance/  Admission: $5 per adult, children are free!  Sorry, no credit cards. This dance is sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington & the DC Square Dance Collective  dcsquaredance.org

–Art All Night – The city’s only free night-time arts festival, Art All Night, returns this Saturday, September 14 from 7:00-12:00 midnight with an all-new lineup of visual and performing arts, workshops, and performances.  Art All Night highlights the most innovative and creative artistic forces in the city, while providing a unique, around-the-clock experience unlike any other, in eight neighborhoods throughout DC.  For a listing of all neighborhoods participating in Art All Night, visit www.DCArtAllNight.org   [Sadly, MtP is not part of AAN.  If you want to help create an Art All Night MtP, please contact MtPleasantDC@gmail.com ]

–The MtP Village Diversity Committee is sponsoring a new initiative (tentatively titled “Cluster Coordinators”) to put a more personal face to the Village, enhance communication among members, and strengthen Village support of members who are aging in place. Join them to learn more about the effort, including how to become a volunteer cluster coordinator.  RSVP Jill, jeden311@gmail.com or contact Jill with any questions.  Sunday, September 15th, 2pm, 3443 Oakwood Terrace.  www.mountpleasantvillage.org/

–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.


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

Now through Sunday, September 29. –  Lost Origins Gallery, 3110 Mount Pleasant St

— Canciones Latinoamericanas – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, come and join us to learn and sing traditional and historical Latin American songs!  The night of songs and local history with Luci Murphy and Lilo Gonzalez will be a night full of positive energy and community.  Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, 6 p.m.  www.dclibrary.org/mtpleasant

–Guided Meditation & Discussion – Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  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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