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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, September 28, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – September 28, 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 –  Aaron will happily assist you with bike maintenance & repair training.  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  –  Raycurt – Fiddla Violin

11a-1p  –  Christopher Taylor – Guitar & Vocals

Be sure to support your local musicians at the Market!

Produce Plus Food Access – Last day 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.   CHECKS MUST BE SPENT THIS WEEKEND!  Checks are stale on Monday, 9/30!  Produce Plus customer feedback session, Wednesday, 10/2, 11a-1p, MtP Library.

The Well – The Well will be back out this Saturday, offering chair or table massage for a suggested donation of $1/min.  Also coming up: Consider donating to Miles for Midwives 5K Run & Walk, taking place Oct. 5, to support reducing maternal mortality among women of color.   The Well is matching donations up to $1,000; details here.   The Well’s 3rd anniversary Open House is also coming up 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: Beet Hummus
Beets are the perfect root vegetable to try out in the Fall.  They’re not only rich in color but have lots of nutrients and can even help high reduce blood pressure.  Enjoy this as a dip with your favorite chips or veggies!


1/2 pound beets (about 4 medium sized beets), scrubbed clean, cooked, peeled, and cubed*

2 Tbsp tahini or 2 cans of chickpeas

5 Tbsp lemon juice

1 small clove garlic, chopped

1 Tbsp ground cumin

1 Tbsp lemon zest (zest from approx. 2 lemons)

Pinch of salt and pepper


To cook the beets, cut off any tops, scrub the roots clean, put them in a covered dish with about 1/4-inch of water in a 375°F oven, and cook until easily penetrated with a knife or fork. Peel beforehand or once they have cooled. 

Place all ingredients in a food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings and ingredients as desired.

 Chill and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.

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:  Apples, pears and grapes.  Potatoes, onions, tomatoes and squash.  Cider, honey, jams, apple butter, apple sauce and tomato sauce.  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:  Happy Fall!  Number 1 Sons will have both Clean Kraut and Stinking Rye Kraut this weekend.  Their barrels overflow with Gin Ginger pickle spears – made with One Eight Distillery’s spent gin botanicals to make this delicious sweet pickle.  Folks who love Mustard Kraut + Szechuan Spears – get to a Saturday market early as there’s limited amounts + they’re not making more right now.  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/

PS: HELP WANTED – Number 1 Sons is having an Info Session this Sunday 9/29 for anyone who is interested in joining our market staff! We’re looking for folks who can work winter markets and/or return for the 2020 farmers market season.  This doesn’t have to be a weekly commitment right now, would be weekly during the 2020 market season.  If interested, please email Markets@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, Turmeric, Citra Hop’d Lemon, and 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

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:  Hot Coffee and cold brew.  www.pagodagoods.com

Community Events:

— Good Neighbor Day, today, 9/28/19  Be nice!

–Yard Sales – 1754 Kenyon St Saturday, 9/28. 9a-1p.

                         3144 17th St, Saturday, 9/28. 8a-2p.

–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.

— Mediterranean Food Festival & Bazaar! – Middle Eastern cuisine and pastries, live music & dancing, and children’s activities. Saturday, Sept 29, 12-11 pm & Sunday,  Sept 30, 12-3 pm, 4335 16th at Webster St NW.

— Indie Rock Concert 1800 Monroe St Block Party  –  Saturday, September 28th, 3pm to 10pm *Five live indie rock bands!!!  *Moonbounce *Pinata (5:40) *DJ ClubTedd dance party (8:00) *Fire truck (4:00) *Toy/clothing swap  *BBQ Potluck  **All friends, neighbors, and passersby welcome**

–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/

–STOP DEPORTATIONS DANCE PARTY!  Saturday Sept 28th, 7 to 9:30 pm, All Souls Unitarian, 16th & Harvard.  What Do You Do When Migrants Are Under Attack?  STAND UP & DANCE!  Dare to sit down as Latinx dance band Ocho de Bastos music pulsates the air.  Local Latin Pop Rock group Ocho de Bastos serves up infectious bi-nation & multi-culti music. Ocho de Bastos was formed in 2009 by a group of young and passionate latinos who dream a world united by music. Listen to them here: (https://8db.us/).  Our tickets are free –  give all you can! www.eventbrite.ca/e/stop-deportations-dance-party-fundraiser-tickets-6919574734  BE A SHARER: www.facebook.com/events/2366438786809763/   Questions? Denise Woods woodsasoc@gmail.com 202-415-9757 text  While our neighbors live in fear let this night show you care!  Boogie with abandon and support Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition (CAIR) and Congregation Action Network (CAN).  Damn the divides – unite the tribes!  Let’s dance!  

–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  9/28 – CLOSING PARTY w/ Austin Blanton of @nearnortheast   www.tomkimstudio.com/ or @tomkimstudio  Until Sunday, September 29. –  Lost Origins Gallery, 3110 Mount Pleasant St

–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


Market located on District of Columbia property

D.C. Official Code § 22-4504(a) No person shall carry within the District of Columbia either openly or concealed on or about their person, a pistol, or any deadly or dangerous weapon capable of being so concealed.

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