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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, October 12, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 12, 2019

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

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

No plastic bags – Please bring your own reusable bags & produce containers for shopping, 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.

Music:

9a-11a  –  Christopher Taylor Guitar & Vocals

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

Be sure to support your local musicians at the Market!

Produce Plus Food Access – Program finished for the season.

The Well – 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.   Attend the Well’s 3rd anniversary Open House Oct. 12!   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 & T-Shirts 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:  Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
This is the prime season for sweet potatoes and they’re currently bountiful at some of our local markets.   Sweet potatoes are a great source of filling fiber as well as a number of vitamins and minerals.  

Ingredients

4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling potatoes after cooked

1/4 cup honey

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Salt and/or freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

After cutting sweet potatoes lay them out in a single layer on a roasting tray.  Drizzle the oil, honey, cinnamon, salt and pepper over the potatoes.  Roast for 25 to 30 minutes in oven or until tender.

Take sweet potatoes out of the oven and transfer them to a serving platter.  Drizzle with more extra-virgin olive oil if desired.

What’s Coming to Market:

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Seasonality Calendar  –  October: Apples, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chestnuts, Collards, Edamame, Eggplant, Escarole, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuces, Mache, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Peppers, Persimmons, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Quince, Radishes, Raspberries, Salad Greens, Spinach, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, & Winter Squash.   Lots of great tasty choices, shop well, eat 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:  Fall is finally here! This week we will have tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes, summer squash, winter squash, and broccoli.  Check out the website or facebook.  www.truckpatchfarms.com   m.facebook.com/Truck.Patch

Richfield Farm: Back this weekend with veggies and flowers.  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/

Atwaters Bakery:  This weekend we are continuing our featured leaf bread series with Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough.   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

Manos de Maiz:  No more.  L  Joahna has moved to Mexico City.   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:

— Refractions – Prints and Projections by Robin Bell through October 27, Lost Origins Gallery.  Hmmmmm… Where do those projections on the Kilbourne Pl wall of Subway Sandwiches come from?  Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is an award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in MtP. Robin works on a range of creative, political and public interest projects.  Building upon his formal training as a classical printmaker, Robin developed a unique style of live video collage which he has performed at well-known venues, including The Kennedy Center, 9:30 Club, The Phillips Collection, and the Central Park Summer Stage in NYC. He has also taught video production and editing at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Robin’s commitment to social change through the dissemination of information via video, sound and image is present throughout his artistic career. In 2005, Robin co-produced Operation Ceasefire, a seminal anti-war concert on the national mall. His incisive 2017 projection, Emoluments Welcome, on the face of the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC garnered media attention from the BBC, CNN, New York Times, and L.A. Times.  Robin is the director and producer of the Directed Actions Live Film Series and creates permanent public art installations in addition to his ongoing work with ephemeral media forms.  Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm, all other times by appointment.  3110 Mt Pleasant St info@lostorigins.com

–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

–Celebrating History:  PEIRCE MILL Heritage DayStep back in time for the Heritage Day festival at historic Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park.  A blacksmith, carpenter, bluegrass music, cider press, and corn sheller will round out the demonstrations for Heritage Day. And we’ll have hands-on children’s crafts.  A food truck will provide lunch options for hungry millers.  Plus a Pop-up afternoon square dance.   The waterwheel will be turning from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to showcase the magic of the giant wooden machine, designed by Oliver Evans. Built in 1820-1829 by Isaac Peirce as part of his large estate, the gristmill brings to life the agricultural history of Washington County. Free!  Peirce Mill, Rock Creek Park, 2401 Tilden Street NW, Saturday, October 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; See the waterwheel turning 11:00 – 2:00  https://www.friendsofpeircemill.org/event/heritage-day/

–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.

–City Dogs Adoption — Mount Desert Island Ice Cream is hosting a City Dogs Rescue adoption event between 12n-2p, Saturday, 10/12/19. Come by and help find some dogs new homes!  20% of proceeds at the ice cream store during the event will be donated to City Dogs Rescue.

–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/

–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

–Culturfied International Children’s Festival – Monday, October 14, at the International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, from 11 am to 4 pm.  Attend this annual culturally enriching festival with your family!  Embassy booths display geography, attire, arts and crafts, food samples and a host of fun activities.  Staff from more than 30 participating embassies will stamp souvenir passports and share their cultural traditions.  Guests may also enjoy dance and musical performances and a children’s fashion show!

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

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