Daily Archives: January 5, 2020

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Winter Market – Saturday, January 4, 2020 10a-1p

At the request of shoppers and vendors, the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market will begin a Winter Market, January 4th through March 28th, 2020, including an extra special Leap Year Market on February 29th!  …maybe with veggies & fruits only available every four years???

This means the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market will be open every Saturday morning, year-round.  The Winter Market will be a little shorter, 10a – 1p, ….to prevent vendor frostbite.  So sleep in a little and wait to bring your shopping bags & compost until 10am.

The regular Market season will start back up on April 4th – December 26th, 9a – 1p.

Most of our regular vendors will continue into the Winter Market, with a few exceptions, and there may be a few new Winter-only pop-ups.  Some of the services on the Plaza stage may be limited during the Winter Market….. free bike clinic, parent-child engagement area, Friends of MtP Library cookbook sales, Market & SNAP token sales, and compost collection…. due to weather & temperature. Music performances may be limited as well.

The winter MtPFM compost collection will need help to continue.  The MtPFM Compost Collection is an unofficial site for the City’s Ward One collection site at the Columbia Heights Plaza, 14th & Park.  The winter MtPFM compost collection needs the help of a few weekly collection volunteers to watch over the collection bins during the Saturday morning Market, 10a-12:30p, and then organize 12:30ish bicycle/vehicle bins transportation to the Ward One site.  Donations could also cover costs of bags, bins, & transportation.  Lobbying city officials to expand the compost collection program is also important.  Contact Info@MtPFM.org if you can help on Saturdays, donate, or for more information.

Bundle up and continue to shop at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market throughout the winter!

Sunday, January 5 at 2 PM, Fiesta de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day). Don’t miss GALA Theatre’s traditional Three Kings Day celebration, featuring the Magi, live animals, local performers, a walk through the neighborhood, and gifts for every child. Free for the entire family! Tickets will be distributed at the GALA box office at 12:00 PM for the 2 pm show. Procession with animals at 1:30 PM. No tickets reserved by phone. Maximum 6 tickets per person in line. For more information, email info @ galatheatre dot org or go to http://bit.ly/2jf5gSH

Monday, January 6 at 4:30 PM, Kid’s Art Time. Learn about famous artists and their artistic style! We will begin by reading a story about a famous artist and then try our hands at creating masterpieces in a similar style. If you like creating art in various mediums and expressing yourself creatively, then join us! Ages 4 and up welcome. Free. At Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW, entrance on Lamont St. https://www.dclibrary.org/node/64960

Thursday, January 9 at 6 PM, House History 101 by Washingtoniana. This hands-on workshop will teach people how to research the history of their DC house using primary sources in Washingtoniana. Researchers will learn to use building permits, historic maps, city directories, newspapers and other resources to find out about the building and the people associated with it. This workshop will last two hours. Reservations requested; please reserve a ticket today: http://bit.ly/36hBwJF. Go to Dig DC at http://bit.ly/36h1OM2 for more information about the home pictured on the reservation link. Washingtoniana is at 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW. More info: https://www.dclibrary.org/node/65868

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market
Foods from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Eighteenth Year – Since 2003
Saturdays 9a – 1p (Winter: 10a-1p)
Mt. Pleasant Plaza
3210 Mt. Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010-2103
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