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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, October 26, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 26, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, clouds but no rain, 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  –  Raycurt & Friends – violin and more

11a-1p  –  Christopher Taylor – 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.

Seasonal Recipe:  

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:  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, cider, apple butter and apple sauce. Tomato sauce, jams and honey.  Winter squash, pumpkins, and potatoes.  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:

–Rally to Reclaim Rent Control  –  Sat,10/26, 3p  DC can’t afford to continue going down the path of displacement and gentrification.  It keeps getting more and more expensive to live in DC.  That is why organizers, tenants, and advocates from all across the city have joined together to expand and strengthen rent control in the District.  Join us at the Rally to Reclaim Rent Control this Saturday!  Come out dressed in your union colors, wearing your DC Tenant Union t-shirt, representing your school, church, or neighborhood!  We are here to show the District why we need to reclaim rents from the developers and landlords, and make it work for the people!  There will be music, speakers, and a whole lot of people power!  Saturday, October 26, 3:00pm, on the Plaza, Mount Pleasant St NW.

— 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.

–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/

–District Music Project – Christmas Chorus Rehearsals begin Sunday, October 27, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and subsequent Sundays, at Purple Patch, 3155 MtP St, downstairs.  The District Music Project will hold weekly rehearsals for its Christmas Chorale every Sunday, leading to a week of caroling and a big holiday bash December 14 at Haydee’s.   Info@districtmusicproject.org

–Time to Dance! – October 26: A double dose of T-Claw’s calling!  Family Dance in the late morning / early afternoon (time TBD)  Evening Dance 8:30 – 11:30 pm  –  The DC Square Dance is hosting a square dance doubleheader Saturday, October 26.  Join in for an afternoon family dance (especially for ages 4-12 and their adults, but all are welcome), and then our raucous evening dance for everyone who stays awake past 9.  Come whirl and twirl to the lively calling of West Virginia’s pride-and-joy: T-Claw!  Afternoon tunes provided by the Bunny Launderers, with all family dance proceeds benefitting Loaves and Fishes.  The evening dance features Hoppin’ Molly string band playing tunes so groovy you’ll be unable to stand still.  As always, all are welcome – young and old, brand new and experienced dancers. No partner, lessons, overalls or frilly dress needed. Just walk in and dance!  Saturday, October 26, 2019, Saint Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St.  The family dance is in the auditorium (towards the back of the church), and the evening dance is in the sanctuary.  Family Dance: 12:30 to 2:00pm.  Evening Dance: Doors at 8:00 pm; Dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 or so.  Admission: $5 (children free for the family dance), cash only – sorry no credit cards!  RSVP (optional but appreciated): https://www.facebook.com/pg/dcsquaredance/events/?ref=page_internal

Snacks and drinks to share are welcomed. Water bottles are encouraged.  Special Request: Do you have any of those sturdy plastic cups from various events malingering in the back of the drinking glass cabinet?  Would you be willing to donate them to the DC Square Dance?  If so, bring ’em!  We’re trying to phase out the glass mason jars..  This dance is sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington.  See y’all soon! The DC Square Dance Collective  http://url3650.dcsquaredance.org

–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 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

–Little Salon 49: The Eve Before the Eve of All Hallows’ Eve  On Tuesday, October 29, 7p, Little Salon makes its way to tree-lined Ingleside Terrace along the rim of Rock Creek Park in Mount Pleasant, where we’ll celebrate the season with equal parts creativity, curiosity, kooky, and spooky.  The evening’s lineup includes fiction from Rion Amilcar Scott, abstract rap by Model Home, improv theater by Hellcat, sculpture by Trix Kuijper, and Caribbean cuisine samples from Qui Qui Catering.  Remember that Little Salon is BYOB.  Due to the cozy size of the space, we’re issuing a limited number of tickets for this salon.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-salon-49-the-eve-before-the-eve-of-all-hallows-eve-tickets-75970585065  http://littlesalondc.com/

Halloween – Lamont Street; and Plaza Costume Contest, 10/31, 5p-10p

— National Prescription Drug Take Back Day  –  Saturday, the 26th.  A majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.  Dumping Rx meds into the water supply is not advised. Returning them via this twice-a-year take-back, is a far better solution.  And, this process is made easy by having multiple nearby locations to return your prescription drugs.    Collection sites for this event will be at all District police stations, Howard University, and Gallaudet University.

https://mpdc.dc.gov/release/mpd-participates-18th-national-prescription-drug-take-back-initiative  https://takebackday.dea.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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