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

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 19, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, sunny, a little cool, but still a great start to the weekend, see you at the Market.

No plastic bags – Please bring your own reusable bags & produce containers for shopping, and reusable containers if you bring compost.

Market Events:

Bike Clinic –  Aaron will happily assist you with bike maintenance & repair training.  They are always looking for more people who want to help others with their bike maintenance, stop by and talk to us at the Market table.

Music:

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

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

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

Be sure to support your local musicians at the Market!

Produce Plus Food Access – Program finished for the season.

The Well – Offering chair or table massage for a suggested donation of $1/min.    www.bewelldc.com

Compost – Drop off your veggie kitchen compostables in the bin at the Market table, 9a-12:30p.  https://compostcab.com/  The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is looking for some assistance with compost collection on Saturdays.  Mainly with compost bin transportation, so a vehicle, or bike trailer, etc, would be useful.  Helping in other ways with the Market’s compost collection efforts is also appreciated.  MtPFM Compost Commanders needed to help save the world, one banana peel at time….  Contact: MtPFarmersMarket@gmail.com or stop by the Market.

Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library will have cookbooks & T-Shirts for sale on the Plaza.  Plus their weekly Saturday sale at the Library, 11a-2p. dclibraryfriends.org/mtpleasant/   facebook.com/MountPleasantLibraryFriends/

MtP Village  –  Tee-Shirts  – Show off your Village pride!  MtP Village T-shirts available at the Market.

Seasonal Recipe:  LOADED BAKED SWEET POTATO “HEALTHIFIED”

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

INGREDIENTS

4 medium sized sweet potatoes

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

1 tsp taco seasoning

1 tsp olive or canola oil

1 red bell pepper, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

a pinch of salt

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

1/2 cup mild or spicy salsa

1/2 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend

1/4 cup chopped scallions or cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat.

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!

What’s Coming to Market:

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Seasonality Calendar  –  October: Apples, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chestnuts, Collards, Edamame, Eggplant, Escarole, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuces, Mache, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Peppers, Persimmons, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Quince, Radishes, Raspberries, Salad Greens, Spinach, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, & Winter Squash.   Lots of great tasty choices, shop well, eat well!

Earth Spring Farm: They will be here with milk, eggs, veggies and fruits.  Earth Spring is partnering with a local dairy, and there will be a signup list for those who want to order weekly milk.  earthspringcsa.com

Truck Patch Farm:  Fall is finally here! This week we will have tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes, summer squash, winter squash, and broccoli.  Check out the website or facebook.  www.truckpatchfarms.com   m.facebook.com/Truck.Patch

Richfield Farm: Back this weekend with veggies and flowers.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Apples, pears and grapes.  Potatoes, onions, tomatoes and squash.  Cider, honey, jams, apple butter, apple sauce and tomato sauce.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Reids Orchard:  Over 25 varieties of apples, five kinds of cider, fruit butters, canned peaches and sugar free apple sauce.  Free samples of every fruit and cider available for sale!  Fruit butters as well!  www.reidsorchardwinery.com

Groff’s Content Farm:  Our butcher will have whole chickens, chicken breasts, chicken wings, various types of sausage, and free range hen and duck eggs.  As always, our chickens run free on pasture and are fed free choice a non GMO, soy free feed which has tested free of glyphosphate.  They also get a fodder and spent grains to supplement their pasture and feed ration.  www.groffscontentfarm.com

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, and Mozzarella.  www.springgapmtn.com

King Mushrooms:  From a small farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland growing 8 types of mushrooms, along with Hungarian mushroom soup and mushroom grow kits.  facebook.com/kingsmushroomfarm/

No.1 Sons:  Happy Fall!  Number 1 Sons will have both Clean Kraut and Stinking Rye Kraut this weekend.  Their barrels overflow with Gin Ginger pickle spears – made with One Eight Distillery’s spent gin botanicals to make this delicious sweet pickle.  Folks who love Mustard Kraut + Szechuan Spears – get to a Saturday market early as there’s limited amounts + they’re not making more right now.  Remember: BYOJ, Bring your jar, (or reuse one of the Number 1 Sons containers), for 25 cents off each container refilled!  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram @Number1sons, and check out our Online Store!   number1sons.com/

Atwaters Bakery:  This weekend we are continuing our featured leaf bread series with Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough.   We will also have plenty of jams, cookies, and sweets as usual.  atwaters.biz/

Pleasant Pops:   This week’s flavors: Chongos: Mexican Sweet Cream and Cinnamon, Cookies & Cream, Mexican Chocolate, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Simply Apple and Pops for your pups.  Visit their shop in Adams Morgan.  pleasantpops.com/

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors mean that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  Here’s what you can find on-tap: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Autumn Hibiscus, Turmeric Love, & Sour Cherry.    www.craftkombucha.com

Whisked – Classic cookies and pies, just like mom used to make.  www.whiskeddc.com

Manos de Maiz:  No more.  L  Joahna has moved to Mexico City.   www.manosdemaiz.com

Hilana Cuisine:  Tasty falafel sandwiches and hummus.  facebook.com/hilanafalafel

Pagoda Caffè:  Hot Coffee and cold brew.  www.pagodagoods.com

Community Events:

— Refractions – Prints and Projections by Robin Bell through October 27, Lost Origins Gallery.  Hmmmmm… Where do those projections on the Kilbourne Pl wall of Subway Sandwiches come from?  Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is an award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in MtP. Robin works on a range of creative, political and public interest projects.  Building upon his formal training as a classical printmaker, Robin developed a unique style of live video collage which he has performed at well-known venues, including The Kennedy Center, 9:30 Club, The Phillips Collection, and the Central Park Summer Stage in NYC. He has also taught video production and editing at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Robin’s commitment to social change through the dissemination of information via video, sound and image is present throughout his artistic career. In 2005, Robin co-produced Operation Ceasefire, a seminal anti-war concert on the national mall. His incisive 2017 projection, Emoluments Welcome, on the face of the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC garnered media attention from the BBC, CNN, New York Times, and L.A. Times.  Robin is the director and producer of the Directed Actions Live Film Series and creates permanent public art installations in addition to his ongoing work with ephemeral media forms.  Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm, all other times by appointment.  3110 Mt Pleasant St info@lostorigins.com

–Saturday Morning Yoga – Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga.  Everyone is welcome, beginners especially!  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.  Bring your own yoga mat or use one of theirs.  10am, MtP Library

–Saturday Book Sale  –  Come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends Book room is on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

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

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

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

–Free Community Yoga Class with a teacher trainee – PastTense Yoga Studio, 3253 Mt. Pleasant St.  Saturdays, 4:00 pm and Tuesdays,  4:30 pm.  Free  Register: pasttensestudio.com/schedule/

–Guided Meditation & Discussion – Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  Lamont Dharma House, 1719 Lamont St.  Guided meditation and discussion led by meditation teacher Jeremy Mohler.  Beginners welcome.  Donations encouraged but not required.  Info: lamontdharma.org

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

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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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, October 12, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 12, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, sunny, a little cooler finally, 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.

Music:

9a-11a  –  Christopher Taylor Guitar & Vocals

11a-1p  –  Market Band – an Americana Roots band that plays a wide range of music including country, bluegrass, pop, folk, rock, and soul influenced music as well as originals.  We hope that our music provides food for the soul! www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4

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.  Also coming up: Consider donating to Miles for Midwives 5K Run & Walk, taking place Oct. 5, to support reducing maternal mortality among women of color.   The Well is matching donations up to $1,000; details here.   Attend the Well’s 3rd anniversary Open House Oct. 12!   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 can 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:  Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
This is the prime season for sweet potatoes and they’re currently bountiful at some of our local markets.   Sweet potatoes are a great source of filling fiber as well as a number of vitamins and minerals.  

Ingredients

4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling potatoes after cooked

1/4 cup honey

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Salt and/or freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

After cutting sweet potatoes lay them out in a single layer on a roasting tray.  Drizzle the oil, honey, cinnamon, salt and pepper over the potatoes.  Roast for 25 to 30 minutes in oven or until tender.

Take sweet potatoes out of the oven and transfer them to a serving platter.  Drizzle with more extra-virgin olive oil if desired.

What’s Coming to Market:

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Seasonality Calendar  –  October: Apples, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chestnuts, Collards, Edamame, Eggplant, Escarole, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuces, Mache, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Peppers, Persimmons, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Quince, Radishes, Raspberries, Salad Greens, Spinach, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, & Winter Squash.   Lots of great tasty choices, shop well, eat well!

Earth Spring Farm: They will be here with milk, eggs, veggies and fruits.  Earth Spring is partnering with a local dairy, and there will be a signup list for those who want to order weekly milk.  earthspringcsa.com

Truck Patch Farm:  Fall is finally here! This week we will have tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes, summer squash, winter squash, and broccoli.  Check out the website or facebook.  www.truckpatchfarms.com   m.facebook.com/Truck.Patch

Richfield Farm: Back this weekend with veggies and flowers.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Apples, pears and grapes.  Potatoes, onions, tomatoes and squash.  Cider, honey, jams, apple butter, apple sauce and tomato sauce.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Reids Orchard:  We will have apples as well and sweet cider.  Vegetable plants this week:

Zucchini and Yellow Squash plants, Banana Pepper plants: hot and sweet varieties, Cucumber plants.  A few new tomato varieties: Roma, Burpee Beefsteak and Supersonic.  The first of our Geraniums to be ready for planting: Dark Red and Cardinal Red colors… more to follow in a week or two.   NEW herbs this week: Thai Basil, Spicy globe Basil (perfect for container gardening), Orange Mint, Tuscan Blue Rosemary.  Still have supply of cool crop vegetables: kale, spinach, swiss chard, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage green and red, lettuce, many tomato varieties cherry, grape and standard; and pepper varieties sweet and hot herbs including sweet basil, thyme, parsley, sage, lavender.  5 different fruit butters.  Themed herb gardens in 24″ planters: Pizza Herb garden, French Herb garden, Paul Simon Herb garden (parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil), & Hot ‘n Spicy Herb garden.   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.  We lied. We’re not quite done with Summer yet…more specifically, we’re not done with Hot Summer Hibiscus yet.  Get this spicy Summer flavor while you can, since this will be our last weekend of Summer flavors (unless if we decide once more that we can’t quite say goodbye).  Here’s what you can find on-tap: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Turmeric, Citra Hop’d Lemon, and Sour Cherry.    www.craftkombucha.com

Whisked – Classic cookies and pies, just like mom used to make.  www.whiskeddc.com

Manos de Maiz:  No more.  L  Joahna has moved to Mexico City.   www.manosdemaiz.com

Hilana Cuisine:  Tasty falafel sandwiches and hummus.  facebook.com/hilanafalafel

Pagoda Caffè:  Hot Coffee and cold brew.  www.pagodagoods.com

Community Events:

— Refractions – Prints and Projections by Robin Bell through October 27, Lost Origins Gallery.  Hmmmmm… Where do those projections on the Kilbourne Pl wall of Subway Sandwiches come from?  Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is an award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in MtP. Robin works on a range of creative, political and public interest projects.  Building upon his formal training as a classical printmaker, Robin developed a unique style of live video collage which he has performed at well-known venues, including The Kennedy Center, 9:30 Club, The Phillips Collection, and the Central Park Summer Stage in NYC. He has also taught video production and editing at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Robin’s commitment to social change through the dissemination of information via video, sound and image is present throughout his artistic career. In 2005, Robin co-produced Operation Ceasefire, a seminal anti-war concert on the national mall. His incisive 2017 projection, Emoluments Welcome, on the face of the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC garnered media attention from the BBC, CNN, New York Times, and L.A. Times.  Robin is the director and producer of the Directed Actions Live Film Series and creates permanent public art installations in addition to his ongoing work with ephemeral media forms.  Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm, all other times by appointment.  3110 Mt Pleasant St info@lostorigins.com

–Saturday Morning Yoga – Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga.  Everyone is welcome, beginners especially!  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.  Bring your own yoga mat or use one of theirs.  10am, MtP Library

–Celebrating History:  PEIRCE MILL Heritage DayStep back in time for the Heritage Day festival at historic Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park.  A blacksmith, carpenter, bluegrass music, cider press, and corn sheller will round out the demonstrations for Heritage Day. And we’ll have hands-on children’s crafts.  A food truck will provide lunch options for hungry millers.  Plus a Pop-up afternoon square dance.   The waterwheel will be turning from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to showcase the magic of the giant wooden machine, designed by Oliver Evans. Built in 1820-1829 by Isaac Peirce as part of his large estate, the gristmill brings to life the agricultural history of Washington County. Free!  Peirce Mill, Rock Creek Park, 2401 Tilden Street NW, Saturday, October 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; See the waterwheel turning 11:00 – 2:00  https://www.friendsofpeircemill.org/event/heritage-day/

–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.

–City Dogs Adoption — Mount Desert Island Ice Cream is hosting a City Dogs Rescue adoption event between 12n-2p, Saturday, 10/12/19. Come by and help find some dogs new homes!  20% of proceeds at the ice cream store during the event will be donated to City Dogs Rescue.

–Free Community Yoga Class with a teacher trainee – PastTense Yoga Studio, 3253 Mt. Pleasant St.  Saturdays, 4:00 pm and Tuesdays,  4:30 pm.  Free  Register: pasttensestudio.com/schedule/

–Guided Meditation & Discussion – Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  Lamont Dharma House, 1719 Lamont St.  Guided meditation and discussion led by meditation teacher Jeremy Mohler.  Beginners welcome.  Donations encouraged but not required.  Info: lamontdharma.org

–Culturfied International Children’s Festival – Monday, October 14, at the International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, from 11 am to 4 pm.  Attend this annual culturally enriching festival with your family!  Embassy booths display geography, attire, arts and crafts, food samples and a host of fun activities.  Staff from more than 30 participating embassies will stamp souvenir passports and share their cultural traditions.  Guests may also enjoy dance and musical performances and a children’s fashion show!

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

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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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, October 5, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 5, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, sunny, a little cooler finally, 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.

Music:

9a-11a  –  Raycurt – Fiddla Violin

11a-1p  –  SHMO – Brother – sister duo arranging covers of mid-2000s indie pop tunes (and some other stuff) for vox and electric guitar or bass.

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.  Also coming up: Consider donating to Miles for Midwives 5K Run & Walk, taking place Oct. 5, to support reducing maternal mortality among women of color.   The Well is matching donations up to $1,000; details here.   The Well’s 3rd anniversary Open House is also coming up Oct. 12! More info to follow.   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 can 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 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:  Crustless Spinach Quiche

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

10 ounce chopped spinach

5 eggs, beaten

3 cups shredded Muenster cheese, or your choice.

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft.  Stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.  In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, salt and pepper.  Add spinach mixture and stir to blend.  Scoop into prepared pie pan.  Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

What’s Coming to Market:

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Seasonality Calendar  –  October: Apples, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Chestnuts, Collards, Edamame, Eggplant, Escarole, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuces, Mache, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Peppers, Persimmons, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Quince, Radishes, Raspberries, Salad Greens, Spinach, Summer Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, & Winter Squash.   Lots of great tasty choices, shop well, eat well!

Earth Spring Farm: They will be here with milk, eggs, veggies and fruits.  Earth Spring is partnering with a local dairy, and there will be a signup list for those who want to order weekly milk.  earthspringcsa.com

Truck Patch Farm:  Fall is finally here! This week we will have tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes, summer squash, winter squash, and broccoli.  Check out the website or facebook.  www.truckpatchfarms.com   m.facebook.com/Truck.Patch

Richfield Farm: Back this weekend with veggies and flowers.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Apples, pears and grapes.  Potatoes, onions, tomatoes and squash.  Cider, honey, jams, apple butter, apple sauce and tomato sauce.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Reids Orchard:  We will have apples as well and sweet cider.  Vegetable plants this week:

Zucchini and Yellow Squash plants, Banana Pepper plants: hot and sweet varieties, Cucumber plants.  A few new tomato varieties: Roma, Burpee Beefsteak and Supersonic.  The first of our Geraniums to be ready for planting: Dark Red and Cardinal Red colors… more to follow in a week or two.   NEW herbs this week: Thai Basil, Spicy globe Basil (perfect for container gardening), Orange Mint, Tuscan Blue Rosemary.  Still have supply of cool crop vegetables: kale, spinach, swiss chard, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage green and red, lettuce, many tomato varieties cherry, grape and standard; and pepper varieties sweet and hot herbs including sweet basil, thyme, parsley, sage, lavender.  5 different fruit butters.  Themed herb gardens in 24″ planters: Pizza Herb garden, French Herb garden, Paul Simon Herb garden (parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil), & Hot ‘n Spicy Herb garden.   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 series with Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough.  We will have it available throughout August.  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.  We lied. We’re not quite done with Summer yet…more specifically, we’re not done with Hot Summer Hibiscus yet.  Get this spicy Summer flavor while you can, since this will be our last weekend of Summer flavors (unless if we decide once more that we can’t quite say goodbye).  Here’s what you can find on-tap: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Turmeric, Citra Hop’d Lemon, and 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 is moving to Mexico City.   www.manosdemaiz.com

Hilana Cuisine:  Tasty falafel sandwiches and hummus.  facebook.com/hilanafalafel

Pagoda Caffè:  Hot Coffee and cold brew.  www.pagodagoods.com

Community Events:

— Refractions – Prints and Projections by Robin Bell through October 27, Lost Origins Gallery.  Hmmmmm… Where do those projections on the Kilbourne Pl wall of Subway Sandwiches come from?  Robin Bell, founder of Bell Visuals, is an award-winning editor, video journalist, and multimedia artist based in MtP. Robin works on a range of creative, political and public interest projects.  Building upon his formal training as a classical printmaker, Robin developed a unique style of live video collage which he has performed at well-known venues, including The Kennedy Center, 9:30 Club, The Phillips Collection, and the Central Park Summer Stage in NYC. He has also taught video production and editing at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Robin’s commitment to social change through the dissemination of information via video, sound and image is present throughout his artistic career. In 2005, Robin co-produced Operation Ceasefire, a seminal anti-war concert on the national mall. His incisive 2017 projection, Emoluments Welcome, on the face of the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC garnered media attention from the BBC, CNN, New York Times, and L.A. Times.  Robin is the director and producer of the Directed Actions Live Film Series and creates permanent public art installations in addition to his ongoing work with ephemeral media forms.  Sat & Sun 12pm-5pm, all other times by appointment.  3110 Mt Pleasant St info@lostorigins.com

–Saturday Morning Yoga – Start your Saturdays with Carol, Marjorie and some relaxing, stress-free yoga.  Everyone is welcome, beginners especially!  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.  Bring your own yoga mat or use one of theirs.  10am, MtP Library

–Saturday Book Sale  –  Come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends Book room is on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

–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/

Nearby Events:

–Open Streets DC  ddot.dc.gov/page/open-streets-dc

–Adams Morgan PorchFest admodc.org/porchfest/

— Clydesdale Apts Yard Sale, 2801 Adams Mill Rd.  Sat. 10/5, 9-3 & Sun. 10/6, 10-3

— Kalorama Park Community Day, Saturday, October 5, 10am to 2pm  facebook.com/events/kalorama-park/community-day-at-kalorama-park/2120058254962619

— Adams Morgan Estate Sale, Saturday 1-4p  1853 Mintwood Pl washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/gms/d/washington-adams-morgan-townhouse/6992039111.html

–Del Ray Art on the Avenue  artontheavenue.org/

–Takoma Park Street Festival mainstreettakoma.org/featured-events/takoma-park-street-festival/

–Free Community Day at NMWA nmwa.org/events/free-community-day-october

–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

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

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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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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, September 28, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – September 28, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, sunny, cool, a great start to the weekend, see you at the Market.

No plastic – Please bring your own reusable bags for shopping & produce bagging, 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.

Music:

9a-11a  –  Raycurt – Fiddla Violin

11a-1p  –  Christopher Taylor – Guitar & Vocals

Be sure to support your local musicians at the Market!

Produce Plus Food Access – Last day for eligible customers to pick up Produce Plus checks at participating DC farmers’ markets, and spend those checks on fresh fruits and vegetable with approved market vendors.   CHECKS MUST BE SPENT THIS WEEKEND!  Checks are stale on Monday, 9/30!  Produce Plus customer feedback session, Wednesday, 10/2, 11a-1p, MtP Library.

The Well – The Well will be back out this Saturday, offering chair or table massage for a suggested donation of $1/min.  Also coming up: Consider donating to Miles for Midwives 5K Run & Walk, taking place Oct. 5, to support reducing maternal mortality among women of color.   The Well is matching donations up to $1,000; details here.   The Well’s 3rd anniversary Open House is also coming up Oct. 12! More info to follow.   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 can 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 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: Beet Hummus
Beets are the perfect root vegetable to try out in the Fall.  They’re not only rich in color but have lots of nutrients and can even help high reduce blood pressure.  Enjoy this as a dip with your favorite chips or veggies!

 Ingredients

1/2 pound beets (about 4 medium sized beets), scrubbed clean, cooked, peeled, and cubed*

2 Tbsp tahini or 2 cans of chickpeas

5 Tbsp lemon juice

1 small clove garlic, chopped

1 Tbsp ground cumin

1 Tbsp lemon zest (zest from approx. 2 lemons)

Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

To cook the beets, cut off any tops, scrub the roots clean, put them in a covered dish with about 1/4-inch of water in a 375°F oven, and cook until easily penetrated with a knife or fork. Peel beforehand or once they have cooled. 
 

Place all ingredients in a food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings and ingredients as desired.
 

 Chill and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.

What’s Coming to Market:

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Seasonality Calendar  –  September: Apples Arugula Beans Beets Berries Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Celery Chard Collards Corn Cucumbers Edamame

Eggplant Fennel Garlic Grapes Herbs Kale Kiwi Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuces Mulberries Mushrooms

Muskmelons Onions Parsnips Paw Paws Peaches Pears Peppers Plums Potatoes Pumpkins Radishes

Raspberries Salad Greens Spinach Sugar & Snap Peas Summer Squash Sweet Potatoes Tomatillos Tomatoes Turnips Watermelons and….. Winter Squash. Lots of great tasty choices, shop 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:  It’s Tomato Time!!!!  Don’t miss out.  Tomatoes are one of the best things from the summer.  This week we will also have cucumbers, summer squash, winter squash, basil, eggplant, and cantaloupes.  Check out the website or facebook.  www.truckpatchfarms.com   m.facebook.com/Truck.Patch

Richfield Farm: Back this weekend with veggies, flowers, & herb plants for your garden or kitchen window sill.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Apples, pears and grapes.  Potatoes, onions, tomatoes and squash.  Cider, honey, jams, apple butter, apple sauce and tomato sauce.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Reids Orchard:  We will have apples as well and sweet cider.  Vegetable plants this week:

Zucchini and Yellow Squash plants, Banana Pepper plants: hot and sweet varieties, Cucumber plants.  A few new tomato varieties: Roma, Burpee Beefsteak and Supersonic.  The first of our Geraniums to be ready for planting: Dark Red and Cardinal Red colors… more to follow in a week or two.   NEW herbs this week: Thai Basil, Spicy globe Basil (perfect for container gardening), Orange Mint, Tuscan Blue Rosemary.  Still have supply of cool crop vegetables: kale, spinach, swiss chard, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage green and red, lettuce, many tomato varieties cherry, grape and standard; and pepper varieties sweet and hot herbs including sweet basil, thyme, parsley, sage, lavender.  5 different fruit butters.  Themed herb gardens in 24″ planters: Pizza Herb garden, French Herb garden, Paul Simon Herb garden (parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil), & Hot ‘n Spicy Herb garden.   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/

PS: HELP WANTED – Number 1 Sons is having an Info Session this Sunday 9/29 for anyone who is interested in joining our market staff! We’re looking for folks who can work winter markets and/or return for the 2020 farmers market season.  This doesn’t have to be a weekly commitment right now, would be weekly during the 2020 market season.  If interested, please email Markets@Number1Sons.com 

Atwaters Bakery:  this weekend we are continuing our featured leaf series with Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough.  We will have it available throughout August.  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.  We lied. We’re not quite done with Summer yet…more specifically, we’re not done with Hot Summer Hibiscus yet.  Get this spicy Summer flavor while you can, since this will be our last weekend of Summer flavors (unless if we decide once more that we can’t quite say goodbye).  Here’s what you can find on-tap: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Turmeric, Citra Hop’d Lemon, and Sour Cherry.    www.craftkombucha.com

Whisked – Classic cookies and pies, just like mom used to make.  www.whiskeddc.com

Peoples Bao: With a dip to die for, come taste.  peoplesbao.com

Manos de Maiz:  Visit us this Saturday and grab a pack or two of tortillas, they make a great addition to your weekend BBQ.  We will have plenty, lookout for the blue and pink maize kind.  Also, cool off with our new agua de maíz or make your own at home, we will be selling packs of roasted blue cornmeal.   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:

— Good Neighbor Day, today, 9/28/19  Be nice!

–Yard Sales – 1754 Kenyon St Saturday, 9/28. 9a-1p.

                         3144 17th St, Saturday, 9/28. 8a-2p.

–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.

— Mediterranean Food Festival & Bazaar! – Middle Eastern cuisine and pastries, live music & dancing, and children’s activities. Saturday, Sept 29, 12-11 pm & Sunday,  Sept 30, 12-3 pm, 4335 16th at Webster St NW.

— Indie Rock Concert 1800 Monroe St Block Party  –  Saturday, September 28th, 3pm to 10pm *Five live indie rock bands!!!  *Moonbounce *Pinata (5:40) *DJ ClubTedd dance party (8:00) *Fire truck (4:00) *Toy/clothing swap  *BBQ Potluck  **All friends, neighbors, and passersby welcome**

–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/

–STOP DEPORTATIONS DANCE PARTY!  Saturday Sept 28th, 7 to 9:30 pm, All Souls Unitarian, 16th & Harvard.  What Do You Do When Migrants Are Under Attack?  STAND UP & DANCE!  Dare to sit down as Latinx dance band Ocho de Bastos music pulsates the air.  Local Latin Pop Rock group Ocho de Bastos serves up infectious bi-nation & multi-culti music. Ocho de Bastos was formed in 2009 by a group of young and passionate latinos who dream a world united by music. Listen to them here: (https://8db.us/).  Our tickets are free –  give all you can! www.eventbrite.ca/e/stop-deportations-dance-party-fundraiser-tickets-6919574734  BE A SHARER: www.facebook.com/events/2366438786809763/   Questions? Denise Woods woodsasoc@gmail.com 202-415-9757 text  While our neighbors live in fear let this night show you care!  Boogie with abandon and support Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition (CAIR) and Congregation Action Network (CAN).  Damn the divides – unite the tribes!  Let’s dance!  

–Milk Relics: Oil Paintings by Tom Kim   –  Lost Origins Gallery  –  After nearly two wonderful months exploring punk music of the last 20 years, Lost Origins is starting its fall programming with exciting local artist Tom Kim. He presents to us the narrative series: Milk Relics.

Milk Relics is a narrative painting series by D.C. artist, Tom Kim.  The works in this solo exhibition reflect his experience both working professionally in illustration and animation, as well as exhibiting as a Korean American painter. The style and composition of the series are inspired by classical Western oil painting, traditional Eastern imagery, and contemporary illustration.  The overarching Milk Relics narrative tells the post-apocalyptic story of our society at the precipice of environmental collapse.  “This warning series is meant to inspire action through a profoundly playful appreciation of our surroundings and each other. The apocalypse is best served with cookies.” – Tom Kim  9/28 – CLOSING PARTY w/ Austin Blanton of @nearnortheast   www.tomkimstudio.com/ or @tomkimstudio  Until Sunday, September 29. –  Lost Origins Gallery, 3110 Mount Pleasant St

–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

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

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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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, September 14, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – September 14, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, sunny, cool, a great start to the weekend, see you at the Market.

No plastic – Please bring your own reusable bags for shopping & produce bagging, and reusable containers if you bring compost.

Market Events:

Bike Clinic –  Limited clinic today, a non-bike related injury will keep Aaron from doing too much this weekend, but he will happily assist you as able.  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.

Music:

9a-11a  –  Haku Kim – Guitar & vocals, harmonica; a folk singer/songwriter who wishes to create a genuine and vulnerable experience through his music and his performance.  Facebook.com/hakukimmusic

11a-1p  –  Alex Gerszten

Produce Plus Food Access – Final three weeks for eligible customers to pick up Produce Plus checks at participating DC farmers’ markets, and spend those checks on fresh fruits and vegetable with approved market vendors. 

The Well – Stop by their tent this Saturday for a chair or table massage with Emily or Tricia for a suggested donation of $1/min.  Also coming up: Consider donating to Miles for Midwives 5K Run & Walk to support reducing maternal mortality among women of color.  The Well is matching donations up to $1,000; details: www.dcmidwives.com/2019-miles-4-midwives-dc   And save the date for The Well’s 3rd anniversary Open House, Oct. 12!  More info to follow.  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 can 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 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: Roasted Summer Squash 

 Ingredients

  • 6 cups zucchini cut into spears
  • 6 cups yellow squash cut into spears
  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus extra for greasing pan
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • Any of your favorite herbs or other spices!

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease roasting pan with olive oil
2. Drizzle olive oil over squash and add to pan. Mix until squash is evenly coated and sprinkle garlic powder, salt, and pepper over squash.
3. Pour squash onto roasting pan and spread it out until evenly covered.
4. Bake 15-20 minutes stirring once until cooked through.

What’s Coming to Market:

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Seasonality Calendar  –  September: Apples Arugula Beans Beets Berries Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Celery Chard Collards Corn Cucumbers Edamame

Eggplant Fennel Garlic Grapes Herbs Kale Kiwi Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuces Mulberries Mushrooms

Muskmelons Onions Parsnips Paw Paws Peaches Pears Peppers Plums Potatoes Pumpkins Radishes

Raspberries Salad Greens Spinach Sugar & Snap Peas Summer Squash Sweet Potatoes Tomatillos Tomatoes Turnips Watermelons and….. Winter Squash. Lots of great tasty choices, shop 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:  It’s Tomato Time!!!!  Don’t miss out.  Tomatoes are one of the best things from the summer.  This week we will also have cucumbers, summer squash, winter squash, basil, eggplant, and cantaloupes.  Check out the website or facebook.  www.truckpatchfarms.com   m.facebook.com/Truck.Patch

Richfield Farm: Back this weekend with veggies, flowers, & herb plants for your garden or kitchen window sill.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Peaches, Honeycrisp apples, plums, berries and grapes.  Onions, potatoes and tomatoes.  Watermelon and cantaloupe.  Jams, apple and tomato sauces, honey.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Reids Orchard:  We will have apples as well and sweet cider.  Vegetable plants this week:

Zucchini and Yellow Squash plants, Banana Pepper plants: hot and sweet varieties, Cucumber plants.  A few new tomato varieties: Roma, Burpee Beefsteak and Supersonic.  The first of our Geraniums to be ready for planting: Dark Red and Cardinal Red colors… more to follow in a week or two.   NEW herbs this week: Thai Basil, Spicy globe Basil (perfect for container gardening), Orange Mint, Tuscan Blue Rosemary.  Still have supply of cool crop vegetables: kale, spinach, swiss chard, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage green and red, lettuce, many tomato varieties cherry, grape and standard; and pepper varieties sweet and hot herbs including sweet basil, thyme, parsley, sage, lavender.  5 different fruit butters.  Themed herb gardens in 24″ planters: Pizza Herb garden, French Herb garden, Paul Simon Herb garden (parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil), & Hot ‘n Spicy Herb garden.   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:  Labor Day Special: BE THE BBQ HERO!  Buy any item ($5 min), add Crispy Koshers as your 2nd item – get $1 off and we’ll donate $1 to Miriam’s Kitchen!  We’ll have Mustard Kraut in time for Labor Day 🙂 🙂 🙂  BOOM!  Hot dogs, I hear ye calling our name.  Our fermented Salsa So Verde is back for a few weeks.  We also have our Hot Hearts, cabbage hearts fermented with habaneros, carrots + the right spices.  Our Hot Hearts spend a month in our barrels.  Last chance to get Golden Beets pickled in our Virginia ACV with yellow curry and makrut lime leaves.  and Helllooo to our newest pickle varieties Sicilian Sours and Gin Spears (made with One Eight Distilling spent gin botanicals)!  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 series with Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough.  We will have it available throughout August.  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.  We lied. We’re not quite done with Summer yet…more specifically, we’re not done with Hot Summer Hibiscus yet.  Get this spicy Summer flavor while you can, since this will be our last weekend of Summer flavors (unless if we decide once more that we can’t quite say goodbye).  Here’s what you can find on-tap: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Mango, Grapefruit, and Hot Summer Hibiscus.     www.craftkombucha.com

Whisked – Classic cookies and pies, just like mom used to make.  www.whiskeddc.com

Peoples Bao: With a dip to die for, come taste.  peoplesbao.com

Three Part Harmony Blooms  – Three Part Harmony Farm is a is a small-scale agroecological farm, located on a 2-acre parcel in northeast Washington, in the Brookland neighborhood.  We operate grow vegetables and operate multi-farm CSA that focuses on uplifting underrepresented farmers as well as operate a nursery that provides local schools and home gardeners with plants to nourish them.  This season, we are excited to bring you Three Part Harmony Blooms!  Local and fresh cut flowers grown using only organic practices right here in DC.  Come stop and smell our flowers! 

Manos de Maiz:  Visit us this Saturday and grab a pack or two of tortillas, they make a great addition to your weekend BBQ.  We will have plenty, lookout for the blue and pink maize kind.  Also, cool off with our new agua de maíz or make your own at home, we will be selling packs of roasted blue cornmeal.   www.manosdemaiz.com

Hilana Cuisine:  Tasty falafel sandwiches and hummus.  facebook.com/hilanafalafel

Pagoda Caffè:  Coffee is back starting today!  In the wake of Pagoda’s Last Day, customers and workers found it difficult to let go completely of the beloved stand.  Pagoda 2 is here!!  We will return on September 7th with cold brew.  See you then!  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 Book room is on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

— DC Public Schools Back to School Block Party – a 3-hour celebration to welcome students, parents, teachers, school administration, and community members to a successful start to the new school year.  The Block Party is designed to engage the DC Community in a fun and welcoming environment while providing information and multiple resources from local partner organizations and District Government Agencies such as health & wellness, food access, and college & career readiness to name a few.  There will be free food and fun activities for all ages including a moon bounce, mini-golf course, parkour course, and student performances.  Surprise VIP guests will also be a part of the afternoon celebrations!  Sat, September 14, 11a-2p, Theodore Roosevelt High School, 4301 13th St, NW

–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/

— Family Square Dance – Saturday, September 14, 4-5:30p. Jump for joy!  The DC Square Dance Collective is reprising its Family Dance at St. Stephen’s!  Bring the little ones and dance your socks off to the eminently skilled and patient calling of Lucia Schaefer and playful live string band music.  All dances are taught, with parents and their children aged 4-12 in mind, though all are welcome.  Proceeds will benefit Loaves and Fishes, a charity based at Saint Stephen’s that fights hunger in the DC region. St. Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. NW.  RSVP: www.facebook.com/dcsquaredance/  Admission: $5 per adult, children are free!  Sorry, no credit cards. This dance is sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington & the DC Square Dance Collective  dcsquaredance.org

–Art All Night – The city’s only free night-time arts festival, Art All Night, returns this Saturday, September 14 from 7:00-12:00 midnight with an all-new lineup of visual and performing arts, workshops, and performances.  Art All Night highlights the most innovative and creative artistic forces in the city, while providing a unique, around-the-clock experience unlike any other, in eight neighborhoods throughout DC.  For a listing of all neighborhoods participating in Art All Night, visit www.DCArtAllNight.org   [Sadly, MtP is not part of AAN.  If you want to help create an Art All Night MtP, please contact MtPleasantDC@gmail.com ]

–The MtP Village Diversity Committee is sponsoring a new initiative (tentatively titled “Cluster Coordinators”) to put a more personal face to the Village, enhance communication among members, and strengthen Village support of members who are aging in place. Join them to learn more about the effort, including how to become a volunteer cluster coordinator.  RSVP Jill, jeden311@gmail.com or contact Jill with any questions.  Sunday, September 15th, 2pm, 3443 Oakwood Terrace.  www.mountpleasantvillage.org/

–Milk Relics: Oil Paintings by Tom Kim   –  Lost Origins Gallery  –  After nearly two wonderful months exploring punk music of the last 20 years, Lost Origins is starting its fall programming with exciting local artist Tom Kim. He presents to us the narrative series: Milk Relics.

Milk Relics is a narrative painting series by D.C. artist, Tom Kim.  The works in this solo exhibition reflect his experience both working professionally in illustration and animation, as well as exhibiting as a Korean American painter. The style and composition of the series are inspired by classical Western oil painting, traditional Eastern imagery, and contemporary illustration.  The overarching Milk Relics narrative tells the post-apocalyptic story of our society at the precipice of environmental collapse.  “This warning series is meant to inspire action through a profoundly playful appreciation of our surroundings and each other. The apocalypse is best served with cookies.” – Tom Kim

In the spirit of a DC local arts and music alliance, over 20 local DC musicians, poets, and writers will be performing live in conjunction with the exhibition throughout the entire month of September. Musical genres span classical, folk, indie pop, electronic, and acoustic hip hop.

EVENT LINE UP:

9/15 – ARTIST TALK w/debut performance by Erik Mendoza on slide guitar

9/16 – Artist interview on 94.3FM Takoma Radio with @TheOutsideSet

9/18 – Low Fi electronic by @aloe_deejays

9/19 – Music by Sam D’Agostino

9/20 – Acoustic Hip Hop by @duck_myers

9/21 – Indie Pop by @Bal.Boheme

9/22 – Keys & Violin by Brenna Muller & Kelly Servick of @nearnortheast

9/24 – Live Writing with @clsexton from @TheInnerLoopLit

9/25 – Ukele solo by Jess Taylor of @theblueroseband

9/26 – Enviro Action Night w/beats by @ambendo.music

9/27 – Hypnotic Indie Pop by @Lotion.Princess

9/28 – CLOSING PARTY w/ Austin Blanton of @nearnortheast

Up to date Event Details for each performance posted at: https://www.tomkimstudio.com/

Or follow IG: @tomkimstudio

Now through Sunday, September 29. –  Lost Origins Gallery, 3110 Mount Pleasant St

— Canciones Latinoamericanas – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, come and join us to learn and sing traditional and historical Latin American songs!  The night of songs and local history with Luci Murphy and Lilo Gonzalez will be a night full of positive energy and community.  Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, 6 p.m.  www.dclibrary.org/mtpleasant

–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

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

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