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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – September 8, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

Celebrate the first day of September and the Labor Day weekend!  It may be a little wet at first but just cloudy and cool for most of the Market!  Don’t let that stop you from coming to get the best of the Market offerings, stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  See you at the Market.

 

Thanks for shopping at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, but PLEASE SUPPORT our local full-time groceries during the rest of the week, especially Best World Supermarket.  It is a treasure to have a small, full service supermarket in MtP, but you must shop & support it.  It can only get better if you support it.  Don’t let Best World AND Don Juan’s get replaced.  Come talk to us at the Farmers’ Market table on the Plaza stage to learn more about the community’s efforts to support Best World.

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic – Our volunteer bike technicians will help you solve all your bike problems.  Come learn & volunteer.

 

Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique  –  Take advantage of their sale on all summer clothing, or get ready for chillier weather with all of their new fall arrivals!

 

Friends of the MtP Library – Cookbook Sale – Buy a book & learn to make fantastic meals with all the good, fresh, seasonal foods at the Market.

 

Produce Plus – Food access assistance.  dchealth.dc.gov/service/food-and-nutrition-department-health  www.facebook.com/produceplusdc  www.dcgreens.org/food-access/

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm: Greens for now, seeds for later! Earth Spring Farm will have lettuce mix, Salanova lettuce heads, Siberian kale, spinach, and a variety of herbs from our greenhouses, including mint, french sorrel, onion + garlic chives, parsley and pea shoots. Pair with our farm fresh, non-GMO eggs. We’re also bringing seedlings ready to transplant, and our own soil mix for your garden! Handmade on the farm by Farmer Mike.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  Tomatoes!!!  Come check out our many heirloom varieties, plus roma, market reds, and cherry tomatoes.  Other veggies include cucumbers, okra, peppers, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach, and spring mix.  We also sell a range of pork products including chops, sausages, ribs, scrapple, bacon and roasts.  Eggs until they sell out.    www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  We will have spinach and tomatoes this week in addition to our herbs, plants & seedlings for your garden.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Lots of Watermelon, red and yellow.  Peaches and Nectarines!  Honeycrisp and Ginger Gold apples!  Plums and Blackberries.  Potatoes, onions and tomatoes!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  Another busy week! Nothing new and exciting this week except for some new apple varieties.  We have had some long days in the heat this past week trying to keep up with everything that needs to be picked, but it is shaping up to be a good autumn.  Going to market this week:  Blackberries, seedless grapes, seeded grapes (not Concords), white peaches, yellow peaches, nectarines, plums/pluots, Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Swiss Gourmet, McIntosh, Early Fuji and more!), and heirloom tomatoes..  Remember- you can always pre-order items to pick up at the Market.  Head to the ‘Farmers’ Market’ tab of our website to pre-order.   www.reidsorchardwinery.com   http://bit.ly/reidsfarmersmarket

Groff’s Content Farm:  Our butcher will have whole chickens, chicken breasts, chicken wings, various types of sausage, and free range hen and duck eggs.  www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

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

 

No.1 Sons:  Salsa So Verde – Our fermented green salsa made from tomatillos, onion, garlic and jalapeño is at all markets!  Delicious on top of eggs.  We also mix it with avocado for a creamy guac. Or, with yogurt for a crema to top tacos grilled veggies!  But Bye Bye Kicky Koshers – This week will be the last week of Kicky Koshers. This will allow for us to bring in a spicier sour pickle our customers have been requesting; HOT SOURS.  We’re refreshing our spicy sour pickle to use a spicier heat source.  Also Dilly Beans! – We have a consistent supply for the up-coming weeks.  Get them will they are freshly packed and crispy!  Dilly Beans are fermented in our barrels for a few weeks with our spice blend including plenty of garlic, fresh dill and red chili flake.  And Peach Kombucha is our seasonal variety this week.  We aren’t saying bye to summer just yet!  Cool and refreshing, as it’s been a crowd favorite this season.  If customers are missing their favorite kraut, they can order it from our online store for pickup at their farmers market. Simply select ‘Local Pickup’ and write your market name and pickup date in the note. Orders received by Weds PM will be ready at that weekend’s markets.  If you’re looking for some pickle pictures, we’ve posted some recently on our insta.  number1sons.com/

 

Atwaters Bakery: This weekend we’ll feature challah, both plain and with raisns, for the High Holidays.  We have all the staples – croissants, muffins, scones, cookies, small batch jam made with local fruits, and hand shaped, organic breads!  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @atwatersfoods for daily updates and behind the scenes snapshots.  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops: Chongos, Cookies & Cream, Mexican Chocolate, Simply Apple, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade.  Puppy Pops for your friend.  Visit their shop in Adams Morgan.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Stop by and see what looks good.  This weekend, it’s all about Watermelon, so make sure to stop by and get your fill of this warm weather classic while you can!  Also on tap, Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, Lavender Lemonade, and Hot Summer Hibiscus.   www.craftkombucha.com

 

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

 

Manos de Maiz:  Visit us this Saturday. Toppings include our chicken almond mole, brisket Tinga, sweet potatoes with ramps and rajas.  We are also making kekas: spicy cheddar cheese and locally grown epazote.   www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  Falafel sandwiches and hummus.

 

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

 

Community Events:

 

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

 

Saturday Book Sale  –  Besides the cookbooks on sale at the MtP Farmers’ Market, come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends Room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

Saturday evening at Suns Cinema: NO – 8p.  In 1988, international pressure comes to bear on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, forcing him to call a referendum on his presidency. The country will vote either yes or no on extending Pinochet’s rule for another eight years. Leaders of the “no” movement recruit Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), a young advertising executive, to spearhead their campaign. With few resources and constant scrutiny by the dictator’s minions, Saavedra and his team hatch a bold plan to win the election.  3107 Mt Pleasant St  sunscinema.com  facebook.com/sunscinema/

 

Saturday, Celebrate Petworth Festival  www.celebratepetworth.org

Sunday, Adams Morgan Day Festival!!  www.admoday.com/

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – September 1, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

Celebrate the first day of September and the Labor Day weekend!  It is going to be a cloudy day at the Market!  But don’t let that stop you from coming early to get the best of the Market offerings, stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  See you at the Market.

 

Thanks for shopping at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, but PLEASE SUPPORT our local full-time groceries during the rest of the week, especially Best World Supermarket.  It is a treasure to have a small, full service supermarket in MtP, but you must shop & support it.  It can only get better if you support it.  Don’t let Best World AND Don Juan’s get replaced.  Come talk to us at the Farmers’ Market table on the Plaza stage to learn more about the community’s efforts to support Best World.

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic – Our volunteer bike technicians will help you solve all your bike problems.  Come learn & volunteer.

 

Market Music – 9-11a –  Raycurt Johnson, Violin

11a-1p – Masipula Suhole, Kalimba (thumb piano)

 

Friends of the MtP Library – Cookbook Sale – Buy a book & learn to make fantastic meals with all the good, fresh, seasonal foods at the Market.

 

Produce Plus – Food access assistance.  dchealth.dc.gov/service/food-and-nutrition-department-health  www.facebook.com/produceplusdc  www.dcgreens.org/food-access/

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm: Greens for now, seeds for later! Earth Spring Farm will have lettuce mix, Salanova lettuce heads, Siberian kale, spinach, and a variety of herbs from our greenhouses, including mint, french sorrel, onion + garlic chives, parsley and pea shoots. Pair with our farm fresh, non-GMO eggs. We’re also bringing seedlings ready to transplant, and our own soil mix for your garden! Handmade on the farm by Farmer Mike.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  Tomatoes!!!  Come check out our many heirloom varieties, plus roma, market reds, and cherry tomatoes.  Other veggies include cucumbers, okra, peppers, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach, and spring mix.  We also sell a range of pork products including chops, sausages, ribs, scrapple, bacon and roasts.  Eggs until they sell out.    www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  We will have spinach and tomatoes this week in addition to our herbs, plants & seedlings for your garden.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Lots of Watermelon, red and yellow.  Peaches and Nectarines!  Honeycrisp and Ginger Gold apples!  Plums and Blackberries.  Potatoes, onions and tomatoes!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  It’s Labor Day weekend, but there is no time to rest on the farm this time of year.  Seedless grapes are here in full force along with a few new apple varieties and all the usual suspects of the past month or so.  For all those that are wondering (and calling and emailing!), we are looking at Concord grapes being available in mid-September.  Going to market this week are Blackberries, seedless grapes, white peaches, yellow peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, plums/pluots, Apples (Premiere Honeycrisp, Pristine, Zestar, Summer Treat, Mollie’s Delicious, Ginger Gold and more!), & heirloom tomatoes.  Remember- you can always pre-order items to pick up at the Market.  Head to the ‘Farmers’ Market’ tab of our website to pre-order.   www.reidsorchardwinery.com   http://bit.ly/reidsfarmersmarket

Groff’s Content Farm:  Our butcher will have whole chickens, chicken breasts, chicken wings, various types of sausage, and free range hen and duck eggs.  www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

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

 

No.1 Sons:  Dilly Beans are back!!  Our Dilly Beans ferment in our barrels for a few weeks in a salt brine with garlic, chili and our own pickling spice blend.  Crunchy!  Deliciously sour, at times even olive-y!  Garlicky with a hint of spice!  Kids love them!  Adults want to put them in their cocktails!  What more can we say?!  Sounds like you should get to the farmers market this weekend.   Clean Kraut and Turmeric Kraut are our krauts at Market this weekend.  Ginger Bread N Butter Pickles.  Have you tasted our update on the classic bread n butter pickle?  We added fresh ginger, turmeric to our brine made of Virginia apple cider vinegar.  **these are one of our sweet, vinegar pickles that aren’t fermented**  If sweet pickles aren’t your thing, don’t fret.  We’ve got 9 NINE 9 varieties of pickles coming to our stand this weekend, included half sour + sour fermented varieties.  If customers are missing their favorite kraut, they can order it from our online store for pickup at their farmers market. Simply select ‘Local Pickup’ and write your market name and pickup date in the note. Orders received by Weds PM will be ready at that weekend’s markets.  If you’re looking for some pickle pictures, we’ve posted some recently on our insta.  number1sons.com/

 

Atwaters Bakery: This weekend we’ll have all the staples – croissants, muffins, scones, cookies, small batch jam made with local fruits, and hand shaped, organic breads!  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @atwatersfoods for daily updates and behind the scenes snapshots.  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops: Chongos, Cookies & Cream, Mexican Chocolate, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade.  Puppy Pops for your friend.  Visit their shop in Adams Morgan.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Stop by and see what looks good this weekend  We’ll be back at the MtP Farmers’ Market this weekend serving up some of your favorite summer flavors. Make sure to stop by early if you want a guaranteed chance at grabbing these flavors.  Mount Pleasant shoppers will have the chance to try a new flavor this week – Zita Rica Caipirinha! For those of you who were drinking our kombucha during the 2014 World Cup, Caipirinha will be a familiar flavor. This time, we’ve taken a bit of a different approach. We’ve partnered with our new neighbors at Union Market, Zita Rica, to create this flavor modeled after their delicious “Cuban Gatorade.”  Also on tap, Ginger, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, Summer Rain, and Peach.   www.craftkombucha.com

 

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

 

Manos de Maiz:  Visit us this Saturday. Toppings include our chicken almond mole, brisket Tinga, sweet potatoes with ramps and rajas.  We are also making kekas: spicy cheddar cheese and locally grown epazote.   www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  Falafel sandwiches and hummus.

 

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

 

Community Events:

 

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

 

Saturday Book Sale  –  Besides the cookbooks on sale at the MtP Farmers’ Market, come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends Room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

Monthly discussion of the International Socialist Review (ISR)  Saturday, September 1, 12:00 noon  MtP Library, 3160 16th St, Conf Room #1  –  A monthly discussion of the journal, the International Socialist Review.  This month, focusing on two issues that there has been a lot of buzz around lately.  One is about the recent successes of left-wing and socialist candidates in the elections and the question of whether the Democratic Party can be a useful vehicle for the left.  We will be reading Bill Crane’s “More than a Ballot Line” https://isreview.org/issue/110/more-ballot-line.  The other issue is the phenomenal teacher strikes that rocked the country in the spring.  As Los Angeles and Seattle prepare to strike, the issue could not be more important.  We’ll be reading Dana Blanchard’s “Lessons from the Teachers’ Strike Wave” https://isreview.org/issue/110/lessons-teachers-strike-wave

 

Labor Day Weekend Music Festival 2018 –  The Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St NW, September 1 – 2, As part of 202Creates, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will close out the summer with a weekend of live music by local artists performing the sounds of DC. All performances are free and open to the public. –Saturday, September 1, 7 pm, Latin Night, hosted by Pedro Biaggi featuring:  Jason Cerda  –  Pablo Antonio y La Firma  –  Verny Varela  –   Elena & Los Fulanos; with special guests DCBX Dancers and DJ Manny.  Sunday, September 2, 7 pm  GoGo Fusion Night, hosted by Joe Clair featuring:  DuPont Brass  –  The JoGo Project  –  Full Throttle Band  –  The Experience Band & Show, with special guest DJ Scientific.  Now in its third year, The Labor Day Weekend Music Festival showcases the diversity of DC’s local music scene. By featuring artists working in different musical styles and genres over the course of Labor Day Weekend, the festival is a demonstration of the depth and breadth of our local musical talent.

 

Saturday evening at Suns Cinema:  El Mariachi – 8p.  3107 Mt Pleasant St  sunscinema.com  facebook.com/sunscinema/

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 18, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

Celebrate the final day of National Farmers Market Week!  It is going to be a beautiful day at the Market!  Come early to get the best of the Market offerings, stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  See you at the Market.

 

Thanks for shopping at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, but PLEASE SUPPORT our local full-time groceries during the rest of the week, especially Best World Supermarket.  It is a treasure to have a small, full service supermarket in MtP, but you must shop & support it.  It can only get better if you support it.  Don’t let Best World AND Don Juan’s get replaced.  Come talk to us at the Farmers’ Market table on the Plaza stage to learn more about the community’s efforts to support Best World.

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic – Our volunteer bike technicians will help you solve all your bike problems.  Come learn & volunteer.

 

Market Music – 9-11a –  Rick Nunno, solo accordion

11a-1p – MarketBand is 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! Americana / Folk / Country www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4

 

Produce Plus – Food access assistance for those in need.

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm: Greens for now, seeds for later! Earth Spring Farm will have lettuce mix, Salanova lettuce heads, Siberian kale, spinach, and a variety of herbs from our greenhouses, including mint, french sorrel, onion + garlic chives, parsley and pea shoots. Pair with our farm fresh, non-GMO eggs. We’re also bringing seedlings ready to transplant, and our own soil mix for your garden! Handmade on the farm by Farmer Mike.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  Tomatoes!!!  Come check out our many heirloom varieties, plus roma, market reds, and cherry tomatoes.  Other veggies include cucumbers, okra, peppers, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach, and spring mix.  We also sell a range of pork products including chops, sausages, ribs, scrapple, bacon and roasts.  Eggs until they sell out.    www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  We will have spinach and tomatoes this week in addition to our herbs, plants & seedlings for your garden.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Yellow peach special $30 a half bushel! White peaches, nectarines, plums and donut peaches. Blackberries, watermelon and cantaloupes.  Honeycrisp and pristine apples   Summer squash, beans, potatoes, tomatoes and onions!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  Blueberries, blackberries, white peaches, yellow peaches, donut peaches, white nectarines, plums, Apples (Premiere Honeycrisp, Pristine, Zestar, Summer Treat, Mollie’s Delicious, Ginger Gold and more!), heirloom tomatoes.  A good week to stock up on peaches for canning, and the only new additions this week (although we had some last week) is the Premiere Honey-crisp apple, and some other apple varieties.  If you haven’t tried this variety of Honey-crisp, you definitely should.  They fruit earlier than the regular Honey-crisps which usually are ready in September, and they are really tasty.  We are looking forward to the grape harvest starting in the coming weeks, so you should be seeing table grapes and then eventually Concord grapes before you know it.  Remember- you can always pre-order items to pick up at the Market.  Head to the ‘Farmers’ Market’ tab of our website to pre-order.   www.reidsorchardwinery.com   http://bit.ly/reidsfarmersmarket

Groff’s Content Farm:  Our butcher will have whole chickens, chicken breasts, chicken wings, various types of sausage, and free range hen and duck eggs.  www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

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

 

No.1 Sons:  Dilly Beans are back!!  Our Dilly Beans ferment in our barrels for a few weeks in a salt brine with garlic, chili and our own pickling spice blend.  Crunchy!  Deliciously sour, at times even olive-y!  Garlicky with a hint of spice!  Kids love them!  Adults want to put them in their cocktails!  What more can we say?!  Sounds like you should get to the farmers market this weekend.   Clean Kraut and Turmeric Kraut are our krauts at Market this weekend.  Ginger Bread N Butter Pickles.  Have you tasted our update on the classic bread n butter pickle?  We added fresh ginger, turmeric to our brine made of Virginia apple cider vinegar.  **these are one of our sweet, vinegar pickles that aren’t fermented**  If sweet pickles aren’t your thing, don’t fret.  We’ve got 9 NINE 9 varieties of pickles coming to our stand this weekend, included half sour + sour fermented varieties.  If customers are missing their favorite kraut, they can order it from our online store for pickup at their farmers market. Simply select ‘Local Pickup’ and write your market name and pickup date in the note. Orders received by Weds PM will be ready at that weekend’s markets.  If you’re looking for some pickle pictures, we’ve posted some recently on our insta.  number1sons.com/

 

Atwaters Bakery: This weekend we will feature jalapeno cheddar sourdough bread.  In addition, we’ll have all the staples – croissants, muffins, scones, cookies, small batch jam made with local fruits, and hand shaped, organic breads!  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @atwatersfoods for daily updates and behind the scenes snapshots.  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops: Chongos, Cookies & Cream, Mexican Chocolate, Simply Apple, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade.  Puppy Pops for your friend.  Visit their shop in Adams Morgan.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Stop by and see what looks good this weekend  We’ll be back at the MtP Farmers’ Market this weekend serving up some of your favorite summer flavors. Make sure to stop by early if you want a guaranteed chance at grabbing these flavors.  Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Hot Summer Hibiscus, Blood Orange, and Mango Honeybush.   www.craftkombucha.com

 

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

 

Manos de Maiz:  Visit us this Saturday. Toppings include our chicken almond mole, brisket Tinga, sweet potatoes with ramps and rajas.  We are also making kekas: spicy cheddar cheese and locally grown epazote.   www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  Falafel sandwiches and hummus.

 

Pagoda Caffè:  Sorry! No coffee again this weekend.  Not at the Market.  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  –  Besides the cookbooks on sale at the MtP Farmers’ Market, come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends Room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

Health & Wellness Back 2 School Festival  –  Saturday, August 18, 10AM-3PM: Parents and children can take advantage of free health screenings, family-friendly fitness demonstrations, workshops, healthy food tasting station, interactive games and a school supply giveaway just for students! Join the Greater Washington Urban League at the Columbia Heights Community Center (1480 Girard St NW).

 

Color your heart out or just beat the heat with The Color Club, an adult coloring group.  We will meet at the Mt. Pleasant Library on Saturday, August 18th @ 4pm. All materials provided.  https://www.dclibrary.org/node/61031  the Color Club www.dclibrary.org  Come join the fun and unwind at adult coloring! Free & open to the public. Materials provided.  Megan McNitt, Adult Services Librarian, Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20010

202-671-3122 <megan.mcnitt@dc.gov>

 

MPD Third District Community Bicycle Ride  –  Sunday, August 19, 10AM-12PM: Everyone is welcome! There will be several stopping points along the way so feel free to join at any time. Remember to bring a helmet!  Start at 3D Police Station (1620 V St NW).

 

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 11, 2018

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 11, 2018

 

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

Celebrate the final day of National Farmers Market Week!  It is going to be a beautiful day at the Market!  Come early to get the best of the Market offerings, stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  See you at the Market.

 

Thanks for shopping at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, but PLEASE SUPPORT our local full-time groceries during the rest of the week, especially Best World Supermarket.  It is a treasure to have a small, full service supermarket in MtP, but you must shop & support it.  It can only get better if you support it.  Don’t let Best World AND Don Juan’s get replaced.  Come talk to us at the Farmers’ Market table on the Plaza stage to learn more about the community’s efforts to support Best World.

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic – Our volunteer bike technicians will help you solve all your bike problems.  Come learn & volunteer.

 

Market Music – 9-11a –  Raycurt Johnson, Da Fiddla, on violin.

11a-1p – Olivia Mancini, Songwriter, singer, guitarist Olivia Mancini, vocals and acoustic guitar, plays a mix of oldies, classic rock, and ’90s alternative to keep shoppers of all ages entertained.

 

Produce Plus – Food access assistance for those in need.

 

Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique – Great summer & fall fashions

 

Mount Pleasant Village  –  Stop by and learn how to be part of a great neighborhood service.

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm: Greens for now, seeds for later! Earth Spring Farm will have lettuce mix, Salanova lettuce heads, Siberian kale, spinach, and a variety of herbs from our greenhouses, including mint, french sorrel, onion + garlic chives, parsley and pea shoots. Pair with our farm fresh, non-GMO eggs. We’re also bringing seedlings ready to transplant, and our own soil mix for your garden! Handmade on the farm by Farmer Mike.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  Tomatoes!!!  Come check out our many heirloom varieties, plus roma, market reds, and cherry tomatoes.  Other veggies include cucumbers, summer squash, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach, and spring mix.  We also sell a range of pork products including chops, sausages, ribs, scrapple, bacon and roasts.  Eggs until they sell out.    www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  We will have spinach and tomatoes this week in addition to our herbs, plants & seedlings for your garden.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Yellow peach special $30 a half bushel! White peaches, nectarines, plums and donut peaches. Blackberries, watermelon and cantaloupes.  Honeycrisp and pristine apples   Summer squash, beans, potatoes, tomatoes and onions!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  Most of the usual suspects are still around, blueberries, blackberries, and plums if you like small fruit.  We will have lots of all varieties of peaches, white, yellow, & donut and some white nectarines & Formosa and Duarte plums.  Heirloom tomatoes are in full force, this would be a great week to stock up before they are gone.  We also have several new apple varieties available this week: Summer Treat, Mollie’s Delicious and Ginger Gold in addition to Zestar and Pristine!  Heirloom tomatoes have become pretty popular over the past few years. I didn’t even know there was a difference when I started working at Reid’s in 2012.  There are a few things that make heirloom tomatoes different from the red ones you get in the store in January.  Heirlooms tomatoes taste better, you can tell the difference in taste between a Black Zebra and Mr. Stripey (my favorite name) because of the different levels of acid.  Each heirloom tomato has a unique flavor and they are all different. Heirloom tomatoes are not mass produced and the seeds have been passed along generations (Typically 50+ years for many of the varieties).  They are also less disease resistant because they have not been genetically enhanced, which can lead to the higher price point and limited availability.  They are also open-pollinated, which means that they rely on the wind and insects for pollination.  We grow many of the popular and less well known varieties, so I definitely recommend stopping by market this week to pick out a few to try.  Remember- you can always pre-order items to pick up at the Market.  Head to the ‘Farmers’ Market’ tab of our website to pre-order.   www.reidsorchardwinery.com   http://bit.ly/reidsfarmersmarket

Groff’s Content Farm:  Our butcher will have whole chickens, chicken breasts, chicken wings, various types of sausage, and free range hen and duck eggs.  www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

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

 

No.1 Sons:  Pickles  – Pickle bonanza continues. We have 9 NINE 9 varieties of pickles — either naturally fermented + probiotic or made with Virginia apple cider vinegar.  Kraut – We’ll have a limited amount of Garlic Dill Kraut this weekend at markets. We’ll also have Clean Kraut or Stinking Rye Kraut. Turmeric Kraut will be back soon. And, we’ll also be trying out a new kraut cut!  Curious to hear any customer feedback.  Giardineira – It’s no longer at Sweetgreen, but it’s at our farmers market stands!  Our Italian vinegar-oil pickle with nine types of vegetables makes for a deliciously classic Giardiniera!  Use it for an easy pasta salad + other market vegetables.  Hot Hearts are back!  We’ve made enough kraut to build a supply of our crunchy, sour and slightly spicy hot cabbage hearts.  Great for a cheese board or adding to a salad!  Salsa So Verde Our fermented spicy, green salsa also returns. This is great for making guacamole — simply mix the salsa with ripe avocado, lime and salt 🙂   Kombucha Peach kombucha continues! We’re getting the peaches from Toigo Orchards in PA.  Dilly Beans are in our barrels. That means they’re coming to the markets in a few weeks!  If customers are missing their favorite kraut, they can order it from our online store for pickup at their farmers market. Simply select ‘Local Pickup’ and write your market name and pickup date in the note. Orders received by Weds PM will be ready at that weekend’s markets.  If you’re looking for some pickle pictures, we’ve posted some recently on our insta.  number1sons.com/

 

Number 1 Sons is looking for a Farmers Market Operations Manager:

https://www.goodfoodjobs.com/jobs/112880/ref/787d5f05953ec39b108869dfdd7733e6.htm

 

Atwaters Bakery: This weekend we will feature jalapeno cheddar sourdough ​bread.  In addition, we’ll have all the staples – croissants, muffins, scones, cookies, small batch jam made with local fruits, and hand shaped, organic breads!  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @atwatersfoods for daily updates and behind the scenes snapshots.  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops: Chongos, Cookies & Cream, Mexican Chocolate, Simply Apple, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade.  Puppy Pops for your friend.  Visit their shop in Adams Morgan.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Stop by and see what looks good this weekend  We don’t know about you, but we have been absolutely LOVING the return of sunny weather over the last week or so.  Sadly, there’s a chance for storms this Saturday, but we’re not letting that get us down.  We’ll be back at the MtP Farmers’ Market this weekend serving up some of your favorite summer flavors – Peach and Lavender Lemonade –  for the first time this season.  Make sure to stop by early if you want a guaranteed chance at grabbing these flavors.  Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Hot Summer Hibiscus, Peach, and Lavender Lemonade.     www.craftkombucha.com

 

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

 

Manos de Maiz:  Visit us this Saturday. Toppings include our chicken almond mole, brisket Tinga, sweet potatoes with ramps and rajas.  We are also making kekas: spicy cheddar cheese and locally grown epazote.   www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  Falafel sandwiches and hummus.

 

Pagoda Caffè:  Sorry! No coffee again this weekend.  Not at the Market.  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  –  Besides the cookbooks on sale at the MtP Farmers’ Market, come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends Room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

 

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 28, 2018

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is going to be a beautiful day at the Market!  Come early to get the best of the Market offerings, stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  See you at the Market.

 

Thanks for shopping at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, but PLEASE SUPPORT our local full-time groceries during the rest of the week, especially Best World Supermarket.  It is a treasure to have a small, full service supermarket in MtP, but you must shop & support it.  It can only get better if you support it.  Don’t let Best World AND Don Juan’s get replaced.  Come talk to us at the Farmers’ Market table on the Plaza stage to learn more about the community’s efforts to support Best World.

 

 

Market Events: 

 

Bike Clinic – Our volunteer bike technicians will help you solve all your bike problems.  Come learn & volunteer.

 

Market Music – 9-11a – Pedro Machado, guitar & vocals

11a-1p – Raycurt Da Fiddla Johnson, violin

 

Produce Plus – Food access assistance for those in need.

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm: Greens for now, seeds for later! Earth Spring Farm will have lettuce mix, Salanova lettuce heads, Siberian kale, spinach, and a variety of herbs from our greenhouses, including mint, french sorrel, onion + garlic chives, parsley and pea shoots. Pair with our farm fresh, non-GMO eggs. We’re also bringing seedlings ready to transplant, and our own soil mix for your garden! Handmade on the farm by Farmer Mike.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  Too much rain and flooded fields will limit the produce we have this Saturday. Please bare with us as we figure out what survived. Veggies may include okra, cucumbers, summer squash, kale, beets, various herbs, spinach, and spring mix. We will have a range of pork products including chops, sausages, ribs, scrapple, bacon and roasts! Eggs until they sell out.    www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  We will have spinach and asparagus this week in addition to our herbs, plants & seedlings for your garden.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Peaches, nectarines, apples, plums, donut peaches, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Summer squash, beans, peas, potatoes and tomatoes!  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  Despite almost a full week of rain, things are looking good on the orchard, and we will have lots of white and yellow peaches and white nectarines this week.  If you are looking for smaller fruit, blueberries, blackberries and plums are here, and the summer apple selection is starting to grown with the addition of Pristine apples!  Remember- you can always pre-order items to pick up at the Market.  Head to the ‘Farmers’ Market’ tab of our website to pre-order.   www.reidsorchardwinery.com   http://bit.ly/reidsfarmersmarket

Groff’s Content Farm:  Our butcher will have whole chickens, chicken breasts, chicken wings, various types of sausage, and free range hen and duck eggs.  www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

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

 

No.1 Sons:  We’re crossing our fingers + toes at the pickle factory that this weekend’s forecast holds.  We’ll have limited amounts of Clean Kraut and Rippin Rosetido Kraut.  We’ll have Wasabi pickles — this is a new apple cider vinegar variety to replace the Hot Mustards.  Salsa So Verde is back at markets too! Dilly Beans are in the barrels, expect them in ~3 weeks. Our beloved Golden Beets are also going into barrels soon.  If customers are missing their favorite kraut, they can order it from our online store for pickup at their farmers market. Simply select ‘Local Pickup’ and write your market name and pickup date in the note. Orders received by Weds PM will be ready at that weekend’s markets.  If you’re looking for some pickle pictures, we’ve posted some recently on our insta.  number1sons.com/

 

Number 1 Sons is looking for a Farmers Market Operations Manager:

https://www.goodfoodjobs.com/jobs/112880/ref/787d5f05953ec39b108869dfdd7733e6.htm

 

Atwaters Bakery: This weekend we will feature jalapeno cheddar sourdough ​bread.  In addition, we’ll have all the staples – croissants, muffins, scones, cookies, small batch jam made with local fruits, and hand shaped, organic breads!  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @atwatersfoods for daily updates and behind the scenes snapshots.  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops: Chongos, Cookies & Cream, Mexican Chocolate, Simply Apple, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade.  Puppy Pops for your friend.  Visit their shop in Adams Morgan.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Stop by and see what looks good this weekend. Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Hot Summer Hibiscus, Moroccan Mint, and Pink Salted Guava.    www.craftkombucha.com

 

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

 

Manos de Maiz:  Visit us this Saturday. Toppings include our chicken almond mole, brisket Tinga, sweet potatoes with ramps and rajas.  We are also making kekas: spicy cheddar cheese and locally grown epazote.   www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  Falafel sandwiches and hummus.

 

Pagoda Caffè:  Sorry! No coffee again this weekend.  Not at the Market.  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    Besides the cookbooks on sale at the MtP Farmers’ Market, come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends Room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

For the THIRD straight year, the DC Square Dance Collective is teaming up with the Friends of Peirce Mill to bring you an evening of outdoor music and dancing in Rock Creek Park! On Saturday July 28 we’ll fill the meadows and grounds of Peirce Mill — DC’s last remaining 19th-century grist mill — with fiddle music by local musicians and dances called by members of the DC Square Dance Collective. Bring a picnic and a blanket if you wish, and dance ’til the stars come out ✩★✰   As always, no lesson, experience, partner or fancy clothes needed. Everyone is welcome!   And a bonus: This dance is free! But donations to Friends of Peirce Mill are much appreciated — we’ll have a donation bucket; please chip in if you’re able.

 

Peirce Mill is one of several grist mills that used to grind the wheat, oats and corn for our city using waterpower from Rock Creek. It’s been lovingly restored and will be open late so you can check it out between dances. See https://www.nps.gov/places/peirce-mill.htm for more info. Back in the day, the mill was also known to host dances, though we’ll be dancing outside on the grass.  Saturday, July 28, 7:00 to 10:00pm ** Earlier than usual ** Sunset waits for no one    Peirce Mill, 2541 Tilden St. NW  Free! But donations are appreciated.  Rain-or-shine, unless the rain is torrential. Check the Facebook event for updates!  This dance is sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and Friends of Peirce Mill.  See y’all soon, ~Anna & the DC Square Dance Collective  Anna Purinton anna.purinton@gmail.com

 

Five for the Future a Piano Quintet – Pitch Pipe Foundation presents a night of contemporary female-composed chamber music in support of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.  Entrance is free and donations are welcome.  www.pitchpipefoundation.org  29th July 2018 at 4 pm to 5 pm, Anderson House Ballroom, 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW.  https://dcculturecalendar.org/event/piano-quintet-concert-at-anderson-house/

 

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