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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – May 23, 2015

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

Welcome to another edition of the MtPFM Newsletter. Strawberries are here! The first of the berry crop! Below is one of my favorite recipes to show case my delicious market find and also trick my friends into thinking I am one crazy awesome chef, when really I just dump things in a bowl.

Balsamic Strawberries:
Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s The Return of the Naked Chef

Ingredients:
• 1 pint of strawberries, quartered
• ~4 tbsp of sugar (to taste)
• 10 tbsp of high quality balsamic vinegar
• 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
• 14 oz of mascarpone cheese
• 4-5 leaves of basil and/or mint finely sliced
Method:
• Combine strawberries, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl, allow the mixture to marinate for up to two hours.
• In a separate bowl, combine mascarpone cheese with vanilla and possibly a pinch of sugar.
• In a small bowl or old style champagne glass, scoop out a couple tablespoons of the cheese and top with strawberries. Sprinkle sliced herbs on top
Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Take delicious MtPFM foods on your picnic!

MARKET EVENTS
• Bike Clinic – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training
• Music – Mara & Rick, battling accordions

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:
Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans.
Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have some produce from the greenhouse including lettuce, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets. They will also have the first of the seasons Strawberries!
The meat table will have fresh smoked andouille sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat.
Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon.
Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats.
Quaker Valley Orchards: Fresh picked strawberries! Asparagus in purple and green (purple slightly sweeter). Apples in Honeycrisp, Fuji and cameo. Popping corn and honey. Jams, sauces, apple butter, Apple chips.
Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce.
Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.
Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, and Bloomery.
Craft Kombucha: Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can fill up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap. This weekend’s flavor lineup will include several of our extensive list seasonal flavors. Cheers!
Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. This is the last week for Golden Galangal Beets. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!
Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut.
Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringingStrawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Chocolate Mint, and Cookies and Cream.
People’s 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.
Teeny Pies: will be bringing strawberry rhubarb, lemon cream, and pecan. The savory pies for the week will be Thai red curry.
Meat Crafters: Grilled pork, chicken, & lamb sausage sandwiches.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:
• Saturday Matinee – Interstellar (2014) PG-13 – 5/23, 2pm, MtP Library
• Saturday, May 30th, Old City Farm and Guild will be hosting a second “Funny at the Farm,” a night of comedy. Keep an eye out for further details as the date approaches here.
• Free yoga – Every Saturday, 10am – Mt Pleasant Public Library, 3160 16th St
Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market
3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont
Saturdays, 9a – 1p, April – December

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

Welcome to another edition of the MtPFM Newsletter. Strawberries are here! The first of the berry crop! Below is one of my favorite recipes to show case my delicious market find and also trick my friends into thinking I am one crazy awesome chef, when really I just dump things in a bowl.

Balsamic Strawberries:
Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s The Return of the Naked Chef

Ingredients:
• 1 pint of strawberries, quartered
• ~4 tbsp of sugar (to taste)
• 10 tbsp of high quality balsamic vinegar
• 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
• 14 oz of mascarpone cheese
• 4-5 leaves of basil and/or mint finely sliced
Method:
• Combine strawberries, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl, allow the mixture to marinate for up to two hours.
• In a separate bowl, combine mascarpone cheese with vanilla and possibly a pinch of sugar.
• In a small bowl or old style champagne glass, scoop out a couple tablespoons of the cheese and top with strawberries. Sprinkle sliced herbs on top

Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Take delicious MtPFM foods on your picnic!

MARKET EVENTS

• Bike Clinic – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training
• Music – Mara & Rick, battling accordions

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans.

Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have some produce from the greenhouse including lettuce, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets. They will also have the first of the seasons Strawberries!
The meat table will have fresh smoked andouille sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat.

Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon.

Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Fresh picked strawberries! Asparagus in purple and green (purple slightly sweeter). Apples in Honeycrisp, Fuji and cameo. Popping corn and honey. Jams, sauces, apple butter, Apple chips.

Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce.

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, and Bloomery.

Craft Kombucha: Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can fill up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap. This weekend’s flavor lineup will include several of our extensive list seasonal flavors. Cheers!

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. This is the last week for Golden Galangal Beets. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!
Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut.

Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringingStrawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Chocolate Mint, and Cookies and Cream.

People’s 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.

Teeny Pies: will be bringing strawberry rhubarb, lemon cream, and pecan. The savory pies for the week will be Thai red curry.

Meat Crafters: Grilled pork, chicken, & lamb sausage sandwiches.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:
• Saturday Matinee – Interstellar (2014) PG-13 – 5/23, 2pm, MtP Library
• Saturday, May 30th, Old City Farm and Guild will be hosting a second “Funny at the Farm,” a night of comedy. Keep an eye out for further details as the date approaches here.
• Free yoga – Every Saturday, 10am – Mt Pleasant Public Library, 3160 16th St

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – May 9, 2015

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

If you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo a little bit late, pick up some fresh produce for your party at the MtP Farmers’ Market. Grilled asparagus is always a hit! Try wrapping it in some bacon from one of our meat vendors!

And here is a fun article from one of my favorite food magazines, featuring recipes for several beverages for those of an appropriate age.
http://luckypeach.com/three-cocktails-for-cinco-de-mayo/

MARKET EVENTS

Music 9-11 – Gabe Popkin, guitar
Music 11-1 – Market Band www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4
Bike Clinic 10-1 – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans. facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have some produce from the greenhouse including lettuce, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets.

The meat table will have fresh sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat. truckpatchfarms.com

Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon. earthspringcsa.com

Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats. groffscontentfarm.com

Quaker Valley Orchards: Fresh picked asparagus in purple and green (purple slightly sweeter). Apples in Honeycrisp, Fuji and cameo. Popping corn and honey. Jams, sauces, apple butter, Apple chips. quakervalleyorchards.com

Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce. reidsorchardwinery.com

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake. atwaters.biz

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Farmhouse Feta, and West Virginia Blue. springgapmtn.com

Craft Kombucha: Mt Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can fill up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap. This weekend’s flavor lineup will include several of our extensive list seasonal flavors. Cheers! craftkombucha.com

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. This is the last week for Golden Galangal Beets. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!

Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut. number1sons.com

Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringing Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Chocolate Mint, and Cookies and Cream. pleasantpops.com

People’s 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

Teeny Pies: will be bringing strawberry rhubarb (featuring rhubarb from Working Over Thyme Farm), apple crumb, key lime, and the savory will be a mix of Thai red curry and Reuben pot pies, which are just like a Reuben sandwich, but better because they are a pie! teenypies.com

NEW! Meat Crafters: handmade old world traditional and unique new world flavored salamis and sausages and sandwiches. meatcrafters.com

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

Are you excited about supporting access to healthy food in the city? In partnership with farmers’ markets across the city, DC Greens, a local food access non-profit, is assembling a Farmers’ Market Brigade of volunteers to help implement the Produce Plus program from June through November. Volunteers will distribute Produce Plus checks, collect photos and quotes about the program in action, and serve as hosts who can chat with recipients and answer questions while they’re waiting in line. The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is just one of the locations were DC Greens’ volunteers will be helping out. All volunteers must attend a training session before volunteering at a market! Sign up for a training session here. Use this form to sign up for market volunteering shifts!

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3200 Mt Pleasant St NW at 17th & Lamont Sts

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – May 2, 2015

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

If you have time during your market visit this weekend, please stop by and congratulate our market vendor, People’s Bao, whose buns were at the White House’s Correspondent’s dinner under Wolfgang Puck, and at the Vanity Fair French Ambassador’s residence after party. What a great tribute to Peter’s product and the quality of food available at our little Market! Check out who might have enjoyed Peter’s edamame, pork, or duck buns: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/04/vanity-fair-whcd-party

MARKET EVENTS

· Bike Clinic – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training
· Document Shredding – THIS Saturday, May 2nd, 10-1
. Music – Olivia Mancini, Guitar and vocals

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans. facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have some produce from the greenhouse including lettuce, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets.
The meat table will have fresh sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat. truckpatchfarms.com

Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon. earthspringcsa.com

Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats. groffscontentfarm.com

Quaker Valley Orchards: Honeycrisp, Fuji, candy crisp, York, cameo apples. Cider, apple chips, Apple butter and sauce, kraut, tomato sauce, canned peaches, popping corn. Jam in tart cherry, blueberry, blackberry and peach. Honey. quakervalleyorchards.com

Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce. reidsorchardwinery.com

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake. atwaters.biz

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Bloomery Camembert, and Sophie’s Select Cheddar. springgapmtn.com

Craft Kombucha: Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can come fill up your refillable bottles with one of six unique and delicious flavors. This weekend’s flavor lineup will consist of Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, Citra Hop’d Lemon, International Series flavor Tropical Caipirinha, and an exciting new flavor designed by fellow Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market vendor and chef at Culinary Jones, Aysha Jones. craftkombucha.com

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. This is the last week for Golden Galangal Beets. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!
Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut. number1sons.com

Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringing Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Chocolate Mint, and Cookies and Cream. pleasantpops.com

People’s 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

Teeny Pies: will be bringing strawberry basil, key lime, apple crumb and thai red curry (veggie and chicken) this week! teenypies.com

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

· 3rd Annual Spring Fling at The Soldier’s Home. Join your neighbors who served at the Soldier’s Home from 1pm-5pm Saturday, May 2, 2015. “This third annual daytime event is held the first Saturday in May under a big tent on the driving range of the Soldiers Home. Music, food, drink, activities for kids included! Come out and see your neighbors and visit with a veteran.”

· Are you excited about supporting access to healthy food in the city? In partnership with farmers’ markets across the city, DC Greens, a local food access non-profit, is assembling a Farmers’ Market Brigade of volunteers to help implement the Produce Plus program from June through November. Volunteers will distribute Produce Plus checks, collect photos and quotes about the program in action, and serve as hosts who can chat with recipients and answer questions while they’re waiting in line. The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is just one of the locations were DC Greens’ volunteers will be helping out. All volunteers must attend a training session before volunteering at a market! Sign up for a training session here. Use this form to sign up for market volunteering shifts!

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Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Supporting Access to Healthy Food

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

Are you excited about supporting access to healthy food in the city? In partnership with farmers’ markets across the city, DC Greens, a local food access non-profit, is assembling a Farmers’ Market Brigade of volunteers to help implement the Produce Plus program from June through November. Volunteers will distribute Produce Plus checks, collect photos and quotes about the program in action, and serve as hosts who can chat with recipients and answer questions while they’re waiting in line. The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is just one of the locations were DC Greens’ volunteers will be helping out.

All volunteers must attend a training session before volunteering at a market! Sign up for a training session here. Use this form to sign up for market volunteering shifts!

MARKET EVENTS

• Bike Clinic – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training

• Document Shredding – NEXT Saturday, May 2nd, 10-1

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans.

Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have some produce from the greenhouse including lettuce, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets.

The meat table will have fresh sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat.

Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon.

Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Honeycrisp, Fuji, candy crisp, York, cameo apples. Cider, apple chips, Apple butter and sauce, kraut, tomato sauce, canned peaches, popping corn. Jam in tart cherry, blueberry, blackberry and peach. Honey.

Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce.

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme and Sophie’s Select Cheddar.

Craft Kombucha: Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can come fill up your refillable bottles with one of six unique and delicious flavors. This weekend’s flavor lineup will consist of Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, Citra Hop’d Lemon, International Series flavor Tropical Caipirinha, and an exciting new flavor designed by fellow Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market vendor and chef at Culinary Jones, Aysha Jones.

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!

Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut.

Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringing Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Cookies and Cream, Grapefruit Rosemary, and Chongos.

People’s 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.

Teeny Pies: Will bring pecan, apple crumb, strawberry basil sweet pies and the savory pies are veggie and chicken thai red curry pot pies!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

Mt. Pleasant Clean-Up Day! You are invited to join a clean-up of Mt. Pleasant Street and its adjacent blocks this Saturday, April 25, at 10:00 am.

The MPD is sponsoring our neighborhood clean-up as part of its litter enforcement month. The goal of litter enforcement month is “to raise awareness of littering, illegal dumping, and related crimes; the laws associated with them, and their social and environmental effects on our communities, economy, and the Potomac River.”

To help reinforce these messages, Kevin Twine of the Department of Public Works and Khalil Thompson of the Mayor’s office will be present at our clean up.

What to Bring: Just yourself—or bring a friend! Garbage bags and tools will be provided. Feel free to bring gloves if you have them.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 to 11:00 am.

Location: We will meet at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant & Lamont Sts, across from Don Juan’s Restaurant.

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May 31 – In a Perfect Pickle

Have you checked out the market’s newest addition? Brother and sister team Yi Wah and Caitlin own and operate Number 1 Sons, bringing you kimchi, kraut, and pickles just in time for the start of BBQ season! While a good pickle needs no accomplice, consider the magic of some Number 1 Sons kraut atop a Groff‘s hamburger with some melted Spring Gap Mountain Sophie’s select cheddar all on an Atwater roll. Dinner complete. Learn more about Number 1 Sons and on their website. We’ll see you from 9am-1pm!

MARKET EVENTS

  • GoodShuffle.com. Rent thy neighbors’ stuff! Visit their info table for more info.
  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents. From 9-11am it’s Ross Farquhar on guitar & vocals. Then from 11-1 switching it up with Matt Haygood, guitar, fiddle, and uke. 
  • Children’s Play Area. Make your market trip a family affair. Shop with your young-ones and then relax and play in our kids space. We’ll bring the toys!
  • Bike Clinic. Know your way around a bike? We need some volunteers! Visit the managers table this Saturday if interested.

LOCAL FOODS:

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have a variety of pickles and kraut. This week – a fermented Salsa So Verde and garlic from their pickle barrels. Both delicious, super unique, and a great way to make quick guacamole by just adding to avocado!

Pleasant Pops: It’s strawberry season! This week Pleasant Pops will have Strawberry Rhubarb, Strawberries and Cream, Black Cherry Yogurt, and Cookies and Cream.

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

Earth Spring Farm: Lettuce, kale, and strawberries.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Green and purple asparagus and strawberries. Fuji apples, apple sauce and butter, dried honeycrisp chips, kraut, tomato sauce, honey, popping corn, jam in tart cherry and blackberry.

Reid’s Orchard: A variety of apples and herb plants to get your garden started!

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Groff’s Content Farm – Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, four cheeses: Jersey Gold gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Sophie’s Select cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, and Bloomery, their version of camembert.

Truck Patch Farms – Strawberries, lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, red beets, and asparagus.

Truck Patch Meat Department – Andouille sausage this week! Plus, smoked sausage- Applewurst, Country, Ground, Italian hot and sweet, Maple, Sage. Bacon, smoked maple, garlic and pepper. All cuts of pork. Shoulder roast bone in and boneless, Shoulder chops, Ribs, and Hams steaks. Whole chickens as well as parts. Turkey all parts and ground. Turkey burgers, white and dark meat. Eggs.

Richfield Farm – Spring onions, strawberries, asparagus, and radishes. Plus a special on a large selection of herbs – just $2 each!

Craft KombuchaWashington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can come fill up your refillable bottles with one of six unique and delicious flavors. This weekend’s flavor lineup consists of Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, Pomegranate, Moscato, and Citra Hops & Honey.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

  • Make sure to come see some Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market vendors Craft Kombucha, LuLu’s Ice Cream and Radius Pizza at Meet the Makers this Sunday (June 1st)! Hosted by Dinner on the Farm and Brooklyn Brewery, the event is a celebration of local food artisans. Learn more and get your tickets, here.
  • Sixth annual alley sale this Saturday from 10-2 in the alley behind the 1700 block of Park Road and Lamont Street. Many households will be participating.
  • Join Washington Youth Garden in the US National Arboretum this Saturday between 10-1 for their first Family Garden Day of the 2014 season! There will be hands-on garden activities, cooking with a guest chef, and delicious dishes to taste.  Register to participate here.
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