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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – June 24, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is gonna be another great  day at the Market, cloudy & mild, maybe a little early rain, but come early anyway to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  Peaches are here!

 

Favorite Recipes Wanted  –  Do you have a Farmers’ Market recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!

 

Spicy Chicken Breasts with Pepper Peach Relish Recipe

 

This summery chicken recipe is simply packed with the good-for-your-eyes vitamins found in both peaches and peppers. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

 

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

GLAZE:

1/4 cup peach preserves

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

RELISH:

2 medium peaches, peeled and finely chopped

1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper

1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper

1 green onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons minced fresh mint

 

Directions

  1. Combine the salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg; rub over chicken. In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients; set aside. In another bowl, combine the peaches, peppers, onion, mint and 2 tablespoons glaze; set aside.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting frequently with reserved glaze. Serve with reserved relish. Yield: 4 servings. www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/spicy-chicken-breasts-with-pepper-peach-relish

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be out to help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.    10a – 1p.

 

Music:  9a-11a – Raycurt Johnson & Friends – Jazz Violin and more.

11a-1p – Trifilio Tango Trio  –  Wanna dance?

 

Cats & Dogs: Adopt Force One is back, 10:30-1p, with your new roommate!  Fall in love at the Market.

 

Fashion Finds:  Tin Lizzy is back.  A mobile boutique with veggie approved clothing.

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  This week we will have greens! Kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, spring onions, strawberries, farm fresh pastured Non-GMO eggs from our farm, and fresh grass-fed milk from Apple Valley Creamery.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:   New this week: Raspberries!  Veggies include: zucchini, summer squash, snow peas, arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  We will have eggs, whole chickens and chicken parts, and pork; including chops, ribs, roasts, bacon, and a variety of sausage flavors! www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Strawberries lettuce onions greens and sugar snap peas.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Peaches and nectarines, sweet and tart cherries, black, red and gold raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries. Fresh dug potatoes and summer squash!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  The heat made everything grow…  This week we will have strawberries, sugar snap peas, blueberries, sweet cherries and some red raspberries.  And probably plants if we still have some left.  www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

Groff’s Content Farm:  We will have fresh duck at Market!  We also have some new grassfed beef bologna and snack sticks made without preservatives or added nitrates.  As one customer said, they are weirdly good; I personally can’t stop eating them.  Kind of summer sausage-like would be great on crackers if you can get them that far.  We have lots of ground beef and bacon for the perfect grassfed bacon cheese burger paired with cheese from Spring Gap Mountain of course.  Also Bratwurst and keilbasa which are outstanding grilled on a bun topped with Number 1 Sons sauerkraut.   www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, Bloomery Camembert and lightly salted cultured butter.  www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  June is upon us and it is cucumber pickle bonanza at the pickle stand.  Half Sours!  Full Sours!  Sweet Pickles (vinegar pickled, not fermented)!  It is the last guaranteed weekend for our 2017 Spring Ramp Kraut, too.  Our spicy Rippin Rosetdio kraut will soon be replacing the Spring Ramp Kraut.  As always, bring back your pickle container to the Number 1 Sons stand + a refill is 25 cents off.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:  We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will feature a miche bread using flour from Small Valley Milling – a local mill in PA.  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Mexican Chocolate and Strawberries & Cream.  Visit their shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving Ginger, Blood Orange, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Concord Grape and the summer flavor from our Hops Series, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops.   www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples Bao:  Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range heritage pork or duck.  Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.  peoplesbao.com

Manos de Maiz:  Nothing says summer better than corn!  Along with our delicious maizopes, we’ll have esquites, a corn off the cob salad made with epazote mayo, aged cheese, ground chili and lime juice.  Also, our 8 maizope packs are ready for your summer and holiday cookouts.  They taste great grilled!  www.manosdemaiz.com

Hilana Cuisine:  The best & freshest homemade Falafel sandwich wraps..

 

Pagoda Caffè:  Come by and enjoy a delicious handmade brew!  www.pagodagoods.com

 

 

Help Wanted  –  Number 1 Sons are searching for a few more Farmers’ Market helpers – both weekly weekday market staff and weekend market subs.  If you are awesome with people & love talking about food/cooking, please contact Caitlin  caitlin@number1sons.com

 

 

Community Events:

 

 

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 room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

Batida Diferente (A Different Beat) – A Jazz and Brazilian quartet of veteran DC-area performers, the band features originals, jazz classics with original lyrics and text settings, plus cool covers and fresh arrangements from off the beaten track.  Saturday, 5pm, Free Adams Morgan Summer Concert, 18th & Columbia.

 

Giant Yard Sale – Sunday, June 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m, 1742 Hobart St.  Lots of toys, books, clothing, DVDs and much more, plus homemade lemonade!  Proceeds will go to DC International School’s Voyager program for student international travel.

 

One-on-One Computer Help  –  Monday, June 26, 2017 (All day) MtP Library

Get personalized help on the computer in a one-on-one hour-long session with library staff.  We can help with the following topics:

Computer and internet basics

Email and social media

DC Public Library’s digital resources – databases, streaming media, eBooks, and more

Job seeking activities:

Writing and editing resumes and cover letters

Finding and applying for jobs online.

 

Farmers’ Market Brigade  –  Help the DC Greens Farmers’ Market Brigade and DC farmers’ markets increase fresh food access across the city!  Through the Produce Plus Program, qualified customers are eligible to receive up to $20 each week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers.

 

Interested volunteers will need to sign up for a Farmers’ Market Brigade training in May and plan to…

Commit to 5 market shifts (or more!) between June and September

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

All volunteers, including returning Brigade members, must sign up for a 2017 training in order to volunteer at a market shift:  dcgreens.org/brigade/

 

 

Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info

 

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

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – June 10, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is gonna be another beautiful day at the Market, summer is really coming.  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

Favorite Recipes Wanted –  Do you have a Farmers’ Market recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!

 

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be out to help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.    10a – 1p.

 

 

Music:  9-11a –  Lamont Street Deluxe – Dualing accordions!  Accordion duo Lamont Park Deluxe will play a variety of international folk songs and dances, old standards, and a few surprises.

11-1p –  The Fiddler Raycurt Johnson on violin (& guitarist guest?)

 

826DC – dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write, they will have activities for children & parents.  http://826dc.org

 

DC Sun –  Learn about your solar options for your home, neighborhood, & city.

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  This week we will have greens! Kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, spring onions, strawberries, farm fresh pastured Non-GMO eggs from our farm, and fresh grass-fed milk from Apple Valley Creamery.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:   Last week for strawberries and asparagus! New this week: snow peas, zucchini, and summer squash!  Truck Patch Farm will also have arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, kale, eggs, fresh whole chicken and parts, including bone-in breasts, and pork; including chops, ribs, roasts, bacon, and a variety of sausage flavors! www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Strawberries lettuce onions greens and sugar snap peas.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Sweet cherries, strawberries, Fuji apples.  Jam, applesauce and apple butter, tomato sauce, honey and apple chips!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  Strawberries, sugar snap peas, plants and a few apples.  www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

Groff’s Content Farm:  We will have fresh duck at Market!  We also have some new grassfed beef bologna and snack sticks made without preservatives or added nitrates.  As one customer said, they are weirdly good; I personally can’t stop eating them.  Kind of summer sausage-like would be great on crackers if you can get them that far.  We have lots of ground beef and bacon for the perfect grassfed bacon cheese burger paired with cheese from Spring Gap Mountain of course.  Also Bratwurst and keilbasa which are outstanding grilled on a bun topped with Number 1 Sons sauerkraut.   www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, Bloomery Camembert and lightly salted cultured butter.  www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  They’ll have both Dilly Beans + Firecracker Beans!  It’s another month until cucumber season, until then try their dilly or spicy fermented green beans.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:  We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  This weekend’s special bread will be jalapeno cheddar bread.  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Mexican Chocolate and Strawberries & Cream.  Visit their shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving Ginger, Blood Orange, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Concord Grape and the summer flavor from our Hops Series, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops.   www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples Bao:  Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range heritage pork or duck.  Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.  peoplesbao.com

 

Manos de Maiz:  This week’s off menu item is street food quesadillas!  Come early because we are only serving them from 9 to 10am, made with corn tortillas, sheep cheese, cherry tomatoes and salsa. take your maizopes home, they are perfect for this grilling season our 8-pack is only $7.  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  The best & freshest homemade Falafel sandwich wraps..

 

Pagoda Caffè:  Come by and enjoy a delicious handmade brew!  www.pagodagoods.com

 

Community Events:

 

Mount Pleasant Block Party – A fun-filled, family-friendly morning with face painting, a moon bounce, arts & crafts and food! The event is free and we will be accepting donations on behalf of Bancroft Elementary PTO.  1700 Block of Lamont St. Saturday, June 10th, 10:30am – 1p.

 

Yard Sales – Ma Irving is hosting a BIG yard sale tomorrow, June 10th starting at 10am, 1825 Irving St, and will have everything from furniture, household appliances, books, clothing, and more!  Please stop by to peruse or simply to chat.  No offer is too small!  Also another yard sale at 3144 17th St.

 

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 room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

10th Annual City-Wide Truck Touch  –  The event will feature a variety of free activities for kids and adults. A host of DC government agencies will present and demonstrate nearly 30 vehicles used to clean and repair streets, change traffic lights, collect refuse, clear snow, provide emergency services, administer mobile health care, and more. Free boxed lunches will be provided to kids age 18 and under.  –Saturday, June 10, 9am – 2 pm, RFK Stadium, Lot 7 (2400 East Capitol Street, SE – vehicles can enter off of Benning Road, NE)

 

Farmers’ Market Brigade  –  Help the DC Greens Farmers’ Market Brigade and DC farmers’ markets increase fresh food access across the city!  Through the Produce Plus Program, qualified customers are eligible to receive up to $20 each week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers.

 

Interested volunteers will need to sign up for a Farmers’ Market Brigade training in May and plan to…

Commit to 5 market shifts (or more!) between June and September

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

All volunteers, including returning Brigade members, must sign up for a 2017 training in order to volunteer at a market shift:  dcgreens.org/brigade/

 

 

Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – June 3, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is gonna be another beautiful day at the Market like last week.  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

Do you have a Farmers’ Market recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!

 

A Simple Asparagus Soup

 

2 tablespoons unsalted butter or extra-virgin coconut oil

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 pound new potatoes, tiny cubes

1 tablespoon green curry paste, or to taste (optional)

1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch segments

1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste

1 1/4 cups of water, or to cover

1 lemon or lime

 

To serve (topping ideas): chopped chives, shallot, lemon, or olive oil; or grated hard-boiled egg, herbs, crumbled whole-grain crackers or croutons, crème fraiche

 

In a large soup pan over medium-high heat add the butter and onion. Stir until the onion is well coated, and allow to sauté until translucent, a few minutes. Stir in the potatoes, and cook until completely tender, about 10 minutes – you can add a splash of water to the pan if it seems like a bit of moisture will help. Stir in the curry paste, allow to cook another minute or two, and then add the coconut milk, salt, and water. Bring to a simmer, and add the asparagus. Cook until the asparagus is tender, 2-3 minutes, and then puree using a blender or hand blender until the soup is completely silky smooth.

 

This next part is important (with any soup) – make any needed adjustments. Add more water if the consistency needs to be thinned out a bit. After that taste for salt, adding more if needed. I also like to season this soup with a great big squeeze or lemon or lime juice. Serve topped with whatever you have on hand – I made it this time around with chopped chives and a drizzle of shallot oil, but you can also see a version with grated hard-boiled egg, herbs, crackers, and a touch of crème fraiche. You could just sprinkle a few chopped almonds on top and call it a day.  Serves 4.  101 Cookbooks http://www.101cookbooks.com/

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be out to help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.    10a – 1p.

 

 

Music:  9-11a –  AC Valdez – Guitar & vocals

11-1p –  Patrick Jones- Guitar & vocals, playing folk, country, and Bob Dylan songs.

 

The Well – This week under our wellness tent you can: Stretch out those workweek knots with ortho/sports table massage with Dan Bradley, LMT.  Soften tech neck and backaches with chair massage by Emily Tellez, LMT.  Meet Katy Cribbs, LICSW, and learn about her weekly Mindful Mamas Support Circle and psychotherapy @ The Well.  Engage with Aimee Breslow and her dynamic “Introduction to Dream Work” seminar on June 9.  –  Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood wellness center offering integrated services for body and mind, 3220 17th St.

 

DC Sun –  Learn about your solar options for your home, neighborhood, & city.

 

Fashion Finds – The Strut Truck Boutique

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We’ll have carrots, parsley, cilantro, ruby streaks mustard greens, spring onions, fresh milk from Apple Valley Creamery, pastured non-GMO eggs from our chickens, and our first few strawberries of the season. Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:   It’s time for strawberries and asparagus!  Truck Patch Farm will also have arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, kale, eggs, fresh whole chicken and parts, including bone-in breasts, and pork; including chops, ribs, roasts, bacon, and a variety of sausage flavors! www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Strawberries lettuce onions greens and sugar snap peas.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  We will have a strawberry special tomorrow. 12 pint flat for $25. This weekend only-so stock up and freeze, jam and eat strawberries 🍓!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  Lots of strawberries and herb/veggie plants.  www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

Groff’s Content Farm:  We will have fresh duck at Market!  We also have some new grassfed beef bologna and snack sticks made without preservatives or added nitrates.  As one customer said, they are weirdly good; I personally can’t stop eating them.  Kind of summer sausage-like would be great on crackers if you can get them that far.  We have lots of ground beef and bacon for the perfect grassfed bacon cheese burger paired with cheese from Spring Gap Mountain of course.  Also Bratwurst and keilbasa which are outstanding grilled on a bun topped with Number 1 Sons sauerkraut.   www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, Bloomery Camembert and lightly salted cultured butter.  www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  They’ll have both Dilly Beans + Firecracker Beans!  It’s another month until cucumber season, until then try their dilly or spicy fermented green beans.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:  We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  This weekend’s special bread will be sprouted ye with currants.  Next week we will have cherry chocolate bread!  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Mexican Chocolate and Strawberries & Cream.  Visit their shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving Ginger, Elderflower, Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Blue Lemongrass, and Hibiscus Galaxy Hops.   www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples Bao:  Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range heritage pork or duck.  Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.  peoplesbao.com

 

Manos de Maiz:  This week’s off menu item is street food quesadillas!  Come early because we are only serving them from 9 to 10am, made with corn tortillas, sheep cheese, cherry tomatoes and salsa. take your maizopes home, they are perfect for this grilling season our 8-pack is only $7.  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  The best & freshest homemade Falafel sandwich wraps..

 

Pagoda Caffè:  Come by and enjoy a delicious handmade brew!  www.pagodagoods.com

 

Community Events:

 

Garage BackYard Alley Sale  –  Alley between Park & Lamont, and 17th & 18th Sts.  Many households have participated in this fun and festive multi-family alley sale for the past eight years.  It has become a great neighborhood event.  Please join your neighbors in a fun activity, get rid of extra stuff, acquire new treasures, and make some money at the same time.  Find lots of kitchen equipment and useful items, books, LP’s (Vinyl!), jewelry, art work… Come and find treasures you didn’t know you needed!! Partnership with Mount Pleasant Village:  again this year we are joining with Mount Pleasant Village, a community-based nonprofit organization to help with aging-in-place for Mount Pleasant neighbors (http://www.mountpleasantvillage.org).  You can (1) designate a portion of sales (example: 10%) to the Village; (2) designate proceeds of sales of select items to the Village; or (3) donate items directly to the Village for sale.   Donation of any kind to the Village is completely voluntary, but we hope you will consider it. http://www.mountpleasantvillage.org  Saturday, June 3, 11a – 3p.

 

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 room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

DC Jazz Festival: Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days –  A fun family weekend with live jazz music featuring the finest talent in the region including vibrant galleries, art-making activities, an instrument petting zoo, interactive storytelling, a free film screening and much more! Featuring Janell Gill, David Schulman, Donato Soviero, Donvonte McCoy, and John Lee.   The Phillips Collection, Sat, June 3, FREE!  http://dcjazzfest.org/jazz-n-families-fun-days%C2%AE

 

Farmers’ Market Brigade  –  Help the DC Greens Farmers’ Market Brigade and DC farmers’ markets increase fresh food access across the city!  Through the Produce Plus Program, qualified customers are eligible to receive up to $20 each week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers.

 

Interested volunteers will need to sign up for a Farmers’ Market Brigade training in May and plan to…

Commit to 5 market shifts (or more!) between June and September

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

All volunteers, including returning Brigade members, must sign up for a 2017 training in order to volunteer at a market shift:  dcgreens.org/brigade/

 

 

Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – May 27, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is gonna be another beautiful day at the Market like last week.  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

Do you have a Farmers’ Market recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!

 

Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

 

Ingredients:

6 cups chicken broth

1 cup dry white wine

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup finely chopped onion

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 cups Arborio rice

5 ounces wild mushrooms, cooked and coarsely chopped, approximately 3/4 cup

7 ounces asparagus, cooked and cut into 1-inch pieces, approximately 1 1/2 cups

2 ounces grated Parmesan, approximately 1/2 cup

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

 

Directions:

In an electric kettle or medium saucepan with a lid, combine chicken broth and white wine and heat just to simmering. Keep warm.

 

In a large 3 to 4-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and a pinch of salt and sweat until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the grains are translucent around the edges. Be careful not to allow the grains or the onions to brown.

 

Reduce the heat to low. Add enough of the wine and chicken stock just to cover the top of the rice. Stir or move the pan often, until the liquid is completely absorbed into rice. Once absorbed, add another amount of liquid just to cover the rice and continue stirring or moving as before. There should be just enough liquid left to repeat 1 more time. It should take approximately 35 to 40 minutes for all of the liquid to be absorbed. After the last addition of liquid has been mostly absorbed, add the mushrooms and asparagus and stir until risotto is creamy and asparagus is heated through. Remove from the heat and stir in the Parmesan, lemon zest, and nutmeg. Taste and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

 

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/wild-mushroom-and-asparagus-risotto-recipe-1916284

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic – Sorry, long holiday weekend, and all of our bike clinic volunteers are away.

 

Music:  9-11a – Lamont Street Deluxe –  Dualing accordions. Accordion duo Lamont Park Deluxe will play a variety of international folk songs and dances, old standards, and a few surprises.

11-1p –  Open –  Who wants to play?

 

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We’ll have carrots, parsley, cilantro, ruby streaks mustard greens, spring onions, fresh milk from Apple Valley Creamery, pastured non-GMO eggs from our chickens, and our first few strawberries of the season. Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:   It’s time for strawberries and asparagus!  Truck Patch Farm will also have arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, kale, eggs, chicken, and pork; including chops, ribs, roasts, bacon, and a variety of sausage flavors! www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Strawberries lettuce onions greens and sugar snap peas.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Strawberries, asparagus and apples in only Fuji and pink lady. Applesauce and butter, tomato sauce and honey. Jam in blackberry, blueberry, tart cherry and peach.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  Strawberries, apples and plants this week.  www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

Groff’s Content Farm:  We will have fresh duck at Market!  We also have some new grassfed beef bologna and snack sticks made without preservatives or added nitrates.  As one customer said, they are weirdly good; I personally can’t stop eating them.  Kind of summer sausage-like would be great on crackers if you can get them that far.  We have lots of ground beef and bacon for the perfect grassfed bacon cheese burger paired with cheese from Spring Gap Mountain of course.  Also Bratwurst and keilbasa which are outstanding grilled on a bun topped with Number 1 Sons sauerkraut.   www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, a very limited amount of Bloomery Camembert and lightly salted cultured butter.  www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  They’ll have both Dilly Beans + Firecracker Beans!  It’s another month until cucumber season, until then try their dilly or spicy fermented green beans.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:  We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  This weekend’s special bread will be sprouted ye with currants.  Next week we will have cherry chocolate bread!  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Mexican Chocolate and Strawberries & Cream.  Visit their shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, Lime Margarita, Blue Lemongrass, and the newest addition to our flavor lineup, Root Beer.  www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples Bao:  Not here this week.  Peter is taking his buns to the Kennedy Center Festival.  peoplesbao.com

 

Manos de Maiz: This weeks off menu item is lamb with salsa “borracha” aka drunken salsa with mezcal! Take your maizopes home, they are perfect for this grilling season our 8-pack is only $7.   www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  The best & freshest homemade Falafel sandwich wraps..

 

Pagoda Caffè:  Come by and enjoy a delicious handmade brew!  www.pagodagoods.com

 

Community Events:

 

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 room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

Kennedy Center Open House  –  The Kennedy Center’s doors open wide on May 27, noon – 10p for a day full of free performances featuring street art, hip-hop, skateboard culture and the classic and contemporary arts. Dance troupes will show off their skills, a skate park and music stage will be open on the plaza, 300 singers of The National Memorial Day Choral Festival will perform in the Concert Hall. The Kennedy Center Open House is a fun-filled cross-cultural celebration and expression of thanks to all who enjoy and support this living memorial to President John F. Kennedy.  http://www.kennedy-center.org/pages/specialevents/openhouse

 

Petworth Jazz Project  –  A season of free concerts.  Headlining the first show is one of the area’s best jazz groups, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, who’ll play two 45-minute sets at Petworth Rec Center’s lawn. Bring your blanket to the park and enjoy the good vibes, good music and nice weather on Saturday evening.  Saturday, May 27, 6pm, 8th & Taylor St. NW  http://petworthjazzproject.com/

 

Farmers’ Market Brigade  –  Help the DC Greens Farmers’ Market Brigade and DC farmers’ markets increase fresh food access across the city!  Through the Produce Plus Program, qualified customers are eligible to receive up to $20 each week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers.

 

Interested volunteers will need to sign up for a Farmers’ Market Brigade training in May and plan to…

Commit to 5 market shifts (or more!) between June and September

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

All volunteers, including returning Brigade members, must sign up for a 2017 training in order to volunteer at a market shift:  dcgreens.org/brigade/

 

 

Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – May 20, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

It is gonna be a beautiful day at the Market.  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

Do you have a Farmers’ Market recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!

Strawberry Panzanella

When shopping for strawberries I prefer ones that are on the smaller side, fragrant, and a deep red n color.  Use a serrated bread knife to cut the bread into cubes. To veganize the recipe toss the bread cubes with olive oil / brown sugar (but don’t heat it) before baking, and skip the yogurt.

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons natural cane sugar OR brown sugar*

couple pinches of fine grain salt

1 pound loaf of hearty, substantial day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

1+ pint basket of ripe strawberries, trimmed and cut into matchsticks

a 7 or 8 ounce container of plain (Greek) yogurt

poppy seeds for garnish

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. In a large pot melt the butter. Stir in the sugar and salt. Stir until the sugar dissolves and remove from the heat. Add bread cubes and toss, coating the bread cubes. Toss for a minute or so to get decent coverage. Pour the bread out onto a baking sheet and arrange them in a single layer. Toast for about 15 minutes or until bread is well toasted, tossing every 5 minutes to make sure all bread surface areas get golden and crunchy.

In the meantime, place half the chopped strawberries in a small bowl and mash them with the remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. I found a potato masher works well for this. Keep mashing until berries are super juicy and appetizingly chunky – this is your dressing.

When the bread cubes are done toasting (and have had a few minutes to cool and crisp up), toss them in a big bowl with the mashed berries. Add the remaining chopped strawberries and toss a bit more. Give the yogurt a good stir, and serve on the side garnished with poppy seeds (feel free to sweeten it a bit to your liking).

Serves 6 or so.

*I use one of my favorite raw brown sugars in this recipe to get the best brown sugar flavor (alternately, seek out a great muscavado sugar), but for those of you who want to swap in honey or agave nectar – I suspect it would be equally tasty.

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/print/strawberry-panzanella-recipe.html

 

Market Events:

Bike Clinic – If the rain lets up our volunteer bike technicians will be out to help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.  Call/text first to be sure, 202-643-3010.

Music:  9-11a – MtP Suzuki Violins – A team of talented MtP violin students.

11-1p – Rosebud Tunes – Guitar & Vocals www.rosebudstunes.com

Fashion Finds – Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique

Sacred Heart Dinner Program – Learn about how to help the homeless in our area.  They provide low income and homeless people with dinner every weekday, free haircuts, free legal help, warm winter clothing, housing and job referrals, and immigration advice. www.dinnerprogram.org

 

What’s Coming to Market:

Earth Spring Farm:  We’ll have carrots, parsley, cilantro, ruby streaks mustard greens, spring onions, fresh milk from Apple Valley Creamery, pastured non-GMO eggs from our chickens, and our first few strawberries of the season. Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

Truck Patch Farm:  Strawberry time!  Truck patch will also have arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, kale, onions, potatoes, eggs, turkey, and pork including chops, ribs, roasts, bacon, and a variety of sausage flavors! www.truckpatchfarms.com

Richfield Farm:  Strawberries, asparagus, lettuce, assorted greens, & red and white spring onions.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Asparagus and apples in only Fuji and pink lady. Applesauce and butter, tomato sauce and honey. Jam in blackberry, blueberry, tart cherry and peach.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Reids Orchard:  We will have apples and herb plants this week.  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.  www.groffscontentfarm.com

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue and Bloomery Camembert.  www.springgapmtn.com

No.1 Sons:  They’ll have both Dilly Beans + Firecracker Beans!  It’s another month until cucumber season, until then try their dilly or spicy fermented green beans.  number1sons.com/

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:  We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

Atwaters Bakery:  Sourdough bread, fresh made cookies, macaroons, lemon and ginger pound cakes, and spring time flavors of their award-winning French preserve-style jams.  atwaters.biz/

Pleasant Pops:  Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Mexican Chocolate and Strawberries & Cream.  Visit their shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, Lime Margarita, Blue Lemongrass, and the newest addition to our flavor lineup, Root Beer.  www.craftkombucha.com

Peoples Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range heritage pork or duck.  Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.  peoplesbao.com

Manos de Maiz: This weeks off menu item is lamb with salsa “borracha” aka drunken salsa with mezcal! Take your maizopes home, they are perfect for this grilling season our 8-pack is only $7.   www.manosdemaiz.com

Hilana Cuisine:  Falafel sandwiches and hummus.

Pagoda Caffè:  Come by and enjoy a delicious handmade brew!  www.pagodagoods.com

Community Events:

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 room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

Music & Arts Community Festival –  Malcolm X Plaza at Meridian Hill Park – May 20th 2-9pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/982200001911301/

Join Meso Creso, in partnership with local immigrant, refugee, and human rights organizations for a daytime celebration of the sounds, sights, and resilience of our local and global communities.

Meso Creso — a DC-based, cross-cultural arts collective — is known for bringing a unique blend of global beats, treats and arts to create engaging, immersive experiences. On May 20, we are very excited to partner with amazing organizations that serve our immigrant and refugee communities to host our annual Spring event — outside, under the sun, and with you.

In times like these, we connect, create music, build art, share skills, educate our peers, take action, and – of course – we dance. With this event, we’d like to provide an intentional (family-friendly, no-cost) space for that connection, growth, and action.

So we invite you to participate in Spring Forward, a daytime celebration and showcase of music, art, and the resilience and perseverance of our communities. DC-based immigrant & refugee rights organizations will be out in full force to share their stories, their work, and provide ways for DC residents to get involved in protecting the rights and lives of our families. Meso Creso will also provide the global music and art you’ve come to expect from us. Together we’ll create a dialogue with all-day programming, including workshops, skill-sharing, teach-ins, storytelling, and of course, the beauty of global music and arts.

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road, NW, on Saturday, May 20th, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Activities include bird walks, invasive plant removal, hands-on activities for kids of all ages, exhibits, information booths, a lecture on Presidents in Rock Creek Park at 1:00, and food. Free! Visit www.nps.gov/rocr http://www.nps.gov/rocr.

Farmers’ Market Brigade  –  Help the DC Greens Farmers’ Market Brigade and DC farmers’ markets increase fresh food access across the city!  Through the Produce Plus Program, qualified customers are eligible to receive up to $20 each week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers.

Interested volunteers will need to sign up for a Farmers’ Market Brigade training in May and plan to…

Commit to 5 market shifts (or more!) between June and September

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

All volunteers, including returning Brigade members, must sign up for a 2017 training in order to volunteer at a market shift:  dcgreens.org/brigade/

Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

 

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