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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, October 19, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 19, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, sunny, a little cool, but still 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.


9a-11a  –  Gramophonic – a folk/Americana consisting of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and cello, which has performed at the South By Southwest music festival, the Kennedy Center, and prominent New York theaters as the stage band for the musical Tear a Root From the Earth.    2018> Gramophonic is an Americana group from the U Street-Columbia Heights area of Washington DC.  Their cello, accordion, mandolin, guitars, big harmonies, and rollicking live shows around the city celebrate the love of raw, visceral acoustic music.  Formed in 2011 while jamming on a back porch and honing its skills for months at open mic nights, the band worked its way up to the 3- and 4-hour concert-carousals for which it is now known.  Gramophonic shares a passion for the stories and cultures of China, India, and Afghanistan, and its songs explore members’ past lives in these countries through the American folk, blues, and roots music they grew up with.

9:30a-10a – Mount Pleasant Talent Education  – a group of violinists, as young as age 3, who play classical, by J.S. Bach and Handel, and traditional music, accompanied by their teacher, Anne Donaldson, on violin and guitar.  For more info visit annerdonaldson.com

11a-1p  –  John Linn, After the Flood – Guitar & vocals

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.    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 needed to 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.


Baked Mexican style vegetarian loaded sweet potato loaded with zesty black beans, melted cheese, salsa with a dollop of cream. What can be better than a 20 minute meal!


4 medium sized sweet potatoes

1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt, or light sour cream

1 tsp taco seasoning

1 tsp olive or canola oil

1 red bell pepper, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

a pinch of salt

1-1/3 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup mild or spicy salsa

1/2 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend

1/4 cup chopped scallions or cilantro


Poke holes in the potato with a fork, cook on your microwave’s potato setting until potatoes are soft and cooked through (about 8-10 minutes on high for 4 potatoes). If you don’t have a microwave, bake about 45 minutes at 400°F.

Combine yogurt and taco seasoning in a small bowl, mix well.

Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat.

Add peppers, onions, chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt; cook until the onions have caramelized slightly, about 5 minutes.

Add black beans, stir to combine and heat through (about another 5 minutes).

Slice the potato lengthwise down the middle or as I did in the photo, use a fork to pierce the top in an oval shape, then remove the top of each potato.

Top with 2 tbsp shredded cheese, 1/3 cup of black bean mixture, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt mixture and 2 tbsp salsa of salsa.


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:  Over 25 varieties of apples, five kinds of cider, fruit butters, canned peaches and sugar free apple sauce.  Free samples of every fruit and cider available for sale!  Fruit butters as well!  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.  Here’s what you can find on-tap: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Autumn Hibiscus, Turmeric Love, & 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

–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.

–AFTER THE PROJECTS: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans – A Right to the City Author Talk Series presents Lawrence Vale.  MtP Library, Saturday, October 19, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

–Community Picnic at 19th and Lamont Park this Saturday 3pm to 5pm  –  To help launch the Friends of 19th and Lamont Park. Bring some food and come hang out with your neighbors. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Learn more about the Friends of 19th and Lamont Park here: https://greenspacesfordc.org/friends-of-19th-and-lamont

–Believe It or Not!  Que las hay… las hay.  Testy neighbors learn that tolerance of their differences makes for stronger homes and communities.  A delightful bilingual play for children by one of Argentina’s leading authors of children’s literature.  The world premiere play is full of magic, music and interaction for the kids.  $10, Saturday Oct 19, 3 pm,  GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St NW 202-234-7174  info@galatheatre.org

–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

–The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes on 16th Street NW from K Street to Irving Street NW on Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, October 26, weather permitting. At least one lane will be open to traffic in each direction.

The closures and restrictions are needed to complete bus pad repairs. The contractor is authorized to work Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The work is scheduled to be completed by October 26, 2019, weather permitting. There will be no work or lane closures on weekdays.

Emergency No Parking signs will be posted at least 72 hours in advance throughout the corridor. These signs will notify the duration and dates of parking restrictions and provide contact information for the engineer in charge.

Traffic control devices will be in place to warn all users of the roadway approaching the areas. Motorists should anticipate moderate delays due to the lane closures. All users of the roadway are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations and to be observant of the work zone. Any further questions please visit the website www.ddot.dc.gov

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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