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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 19, 2017

Foods from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Saturday Mornings on the Plaza under the trees.

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It will be a beautiful Market day, sunny & warm.  Come enjoy your neighbors.  Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

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

 

Smash-and-Toss Roasted Potato Salad

1 pound small potatoes, smaller is better

1 1/2 cups cooked lentils, room temperature

3 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes (oil packed)

2 tablespoons oil from sun-dried tomato jar

1 tablespoon pickled sushi ginger (If you can’t find jars of pickled ginger, leave it out. Still delicious!)

1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped

5 scallions, chopped

Juice of half a lemon, or to taste

1/3 cup toasted, sliced almonds

a handful of basil, slivered basil flowers, to finish

 

Heat oven to 425F. Rinse the potatoes, and pat dry with a clean dish towel, absorbing as much extra water as possible. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Roast until well-cooked through – you want them to be fully cooked, fluffy and tender. Remove from the oven, wait five minutes, take a fork, and press about half of the potatoes. You want to smash the potatoes, while still having them retain some structure.

 

In a large bowl, toss the lentils with the sun-dried tomatoes, sun-dried tomato oil, ginger, sea salt, garlic, most of the scallions, and lemon juice. Toss well. Add the potatoes and gently toss again. Top with the remaining scallions, the almonds, and basil.

 

Serves 4.  Prep time: 10 min – Cook time: 25 min

www.101cookbooks.com/archives/smashandtoss-roasted-potato-salad-recipe.html

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be there to tweak your wheels, and show how to do it.

 

Music:  9a-11a –  Fabius Page – a Newgrass, Bluegrass and Americana trio from North Carolina featuring former DC residents Alan Barnosky and Kate Saylor, and West Virginia native Josh Kearns. FabiusPage.bandzoogle.com

11a-1p –  Plastic Sky – Indie acoustic pop songstress. Guitar & vocals

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  Tomatoes and basil!  Cucumbers and green beans.  Kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Pork chops, sausage, and chicken on the grill.  Arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs.  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Everything the summer heart can desire: Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Special-fill a yellow Quaker Valley bag with yellow peaches for $25. Approx. 20 lbs., limited time only.  Honeycrisp and Zestar apples, blackberries, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, squash and sweet corn.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Yellow peaches, white peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, Pristine, Earligold, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Premier Honeycrisp (and more!) apples.  The Premier Honeycrisp are new this year, they are an early season honeycrisp apple.    www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

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

 

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, Bloomery camembert, fresh mozzarella and lightly salted cultured butter.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

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

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   No mushrooms for the rest of July.  We are taking some time off to smell the fungi.  See you in August.  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar.  Next weekend we will have sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  We’re also rolling out the start of our summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Cinnamon Vanilla Peach, Watermelon Mint, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade this week.   Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving the following flavors on-tap: Ginger, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, Blood Orange, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops, and Summer Berry Sour (a cocktail-inspired flavor made with farm-fresh blueberries from Reid’s Orchard).   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: We are serving elote this weekend!  Add an elote to your maizope order. We will be serving freshly boiled corn in the cob, prepared with chipotle mayo, lime, salt and chile piquín.

www.manosdemaiz.com

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Community Events:

 

 

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

 

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

 

Best Farmers Market –  Is that Mount Pleasant?  Edible DC magazine would like you to nominate any local farm market in the DMV. In your submission, please give specific examples of what makes this market stand out as “best in class.”  Nominations are open from 8/1/17 – 8/25/17.  http://edibledc.com/awards/  Pick up a free copy of Edible DC magazine at the Market Table.

 

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

 

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

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

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

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

 

 

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

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

A neighborhood business with support from Mount Pleasant Main Street (501(c)(3)) & Mount Pleasant Business Association

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 5, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It will be a beautiful Market day.   Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

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

 

All The Tomatoes & Pasta Salad  –  This is the quintessential summer salad. It travels beautifully, and is perfect for any family-style get-together. Use a mix of the best tomatoes you can get your hands on. I love a mix of heirlooms, green zebras, and multi-colored cherry tomatoes cut into bite-sized bursts of summer. Bonus – you can make the dressing a day or two ahead of time. To make this gluten-free, use a gluten-free pasta.

 

1/4 pound kale, loosely chopped or baby kale

8 ounces dried whole-grain short pasta

 

1 teaspoon whole caraway seeds

3 garlic cloves

1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

2 tablespoons harissa paste

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup water or almond milk

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon tahini (optional)

 

2 pounds of tomatoes, halved or quartered

Lots of fresh basil, torn or thinly sliced

 

To serve, any or all of the following: herb flowers, thinly sliced makrut lime leaves, torn olives, chopped toasted almonds, cooked black or French lentils

 

Arrange the kale in a large serving bowl. Cook the pasta in salted water per the package instructions, drain, and shake off any additional water.

 

Make the dressing by toasting the caraway in a dry skillet just until fragrant – a minute or two, tossing regularly. Transfer to a mortar and pestle, and crush the seeds. Add the garlic, and the salt, and crush into a paste. Work in the harissa, followed by the lemon juice, and then the water, eventually the nutritional yeast, and tahini (if using). Taste and add more salt if needed (I sometimes add a bit of sweetness at this step too if the lemon is too assertive).

 

Just before serving pour 1/3 of the dressing over the kale and toss well. Add the pasta, another third of the dressing, and toss again. Arrange the tomatoes, and basil on top of the kale-pasta, and give the gentlest toss, being extra nice to the tomatoes. Drizzle with the remaining dressing, and top with any of the suggestion extra toppings. Enjoy!

 

Serves 6-8.  Prep time: 10 min. Cook time: 10 min

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/allthetomatoes-pasta-salad-recipe.html

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be there to tweak your wheels, and show how to do it.

 

Music:  9a-1p –  Alex Young –  Guitar, tambourine, harmonica & vocals  Pop, country, Irish, Classic Rock, & original music.

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  Tomatoes and basil!  Cucumbers and green beans.  Kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Pork chops, sausage, and chicken on the grill.  Arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs.  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Everything the summer heart can desire: Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Yellow and white peaches and nectarines. Apples, donut peaches, blackberries, raspberries and gooseberries. Beans, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn, and summer squash. Tomato sauce, jams, honey and applesauce.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Blueberries, blackberries, plums, yellow peaches, white peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, Pristine, Earligold, Paula Red (and more!) apples.    www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   No mushrooms for the rest of July.  We are taking some time off to smell the fungi.  See you in August.  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar.  Next weekend we will have sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  We’re also rolling out the start of our summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Peaches and Cream, Watermelon Mint, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade this week.   Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving Ginger, Elderflower, Grapefruit, Blue Lemongrass, Pomegranate, and our delicious summer hit, 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: Our aguas Fresca is back featuring Watermelon and prickly pear.  Also, our seasonal veggie maizope is fairytale eggplant and charred poblano rajas, a take on my mom’s recipe.

www.manosdemaiz.com

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Community Events:

 

 

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

 

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

 

Ice Cream at Peirce Mill  –  Learn how to make hand-cranked ice cream the old fashioned way on Saturday, August 5th at Peirce Mill starting at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This demonstration will show you how ice and salt creates a brine that reduces the temperature below freezing, and cranking the handle for 30 minutes can whip this frozen treat made famous by Dolly Madison after her return from France. A historic recipe will be distributed to those in attendance. Free!  2401 Tilden Street, NW, at the intersection of Beach Drive & Park Rd. The mill was built circa 1820 by Isaac Peirce and owned by the family for three generations. To learn more, visit www.FriendsofPeirceMill.org http://www.friendsofpeircemill.org/.

 

Volunteer for Peirce Mill –  Interested in meeting new people? Volunteer at Peirce Mill for just 6 hours a month! We need volunteers to give tours of this historic building, staff events, and help maintain this giant wooden machine. E-mail volunteer@friendsofpeircemill.org mailto:volunteer@friendsofpeircemill.org.

 

Music on the Patio  –  Plastic Sky will be playing outside on the patio at Dos Gringos this weekend, Saturday, 5:50 – 7:30p!  There will be music, chilling out, meeting cool people, and the promise of not-too-humid DC summer weather (!). And you can enjoy Dos Gringos sandwiches and hand-scooped ICE CREAM CONES and MILKSHAKES. 🙂  Two sets. First one at 5.30, second one at 6.30.  It will be cooler out by late afternoon and everyone can hang for a bit and enjoy the music, food, & friends.  PlasticSky.net

 

Alley/Garage Sale  –  We are moving and are having an alley sale Sunday Aug 6th from 10:30 to 2pm- in the alley behind 1655 Newton St – go down Oakwood Terrace and take the first alley on the right and then up a few houses.  We have furniture, kid’s toys, household items, etc.   Best offers accepted – everything must go!  Thanks, Karen karen@potentiaconcepts.com  Sunday Aug 6th 10:30 to 2pm

 

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

 

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

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

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

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

 

 

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

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 29, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

We will get a break from last week’s heat and hopefully Friday’s rain!  Come early to get the best of the Market, and if the rain stays away, you can stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

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

 

Grilled Peaches – Grill halved, pitted peaches until grill marks appear. Top with a dollop of honey-sweetened yogurt and crumbled amaretti cookies.

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will follow the sun, so if raining, no bike clinic.

 

Music….if not raining:  9a-11a –  Olivia Mancini – vocals and acoustic guitar, plays a mix of oldies, classic rock, and ’90s alternative to keep shoppers of all ages entertained.

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

 

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What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:    Tomatoes and basil! Cucumbers and beans. Kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Pork chops, sausage, and chicken on the grill.  Arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs.  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash..  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Yellow and white peaches and nectarines. Applies, donut peaches, blackberries, raspberries and gooseberries. Beans, potatoes, tomatoes and summer squash. Tomato sauce, jams, honey and applesauce.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Blueberries, blackberries, plums, yellow peaches, white peaches, Pristine, Earligold and Lodi apples. And maybe a few other surprises…people will just have to come and find out! 🙂    www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   No mushrooms for the rest of July.  We are taking some time off to smell the fungi.  See you in August.  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar.  Next weekend we will have sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  We’re also rolling out the start of our summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Peaches and Cream, Watermelon Mint, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade this week.   Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving Ginger, Elderflower, Grapefruit, Blue Lemongrass, Pomegranate, and our delicious summer hit, 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: Beat the heat with our summer ceviche, refresh yourself with our peach tepache.  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Community Events:

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

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

 

 

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

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 22, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is gonna be HOT!  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors….and the heat…..

 

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

 

 

Market Events:

 

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

 

Music:  9a-11a –  Surprise guest…maybe you?

11a-1p –  Plastic Sky – Indie acoustic pop songstress. Guitar & vocals

 

Cats Galore – Adopt Force One will be at the Market 10:30-1p with wonderful cats for adoption.  Sorry, no dogs, too hot.

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:    Tomatoes and basil! Kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Pork chops and chicken on the grill.  Arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs.  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash..  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Peaches, apples, nectarines, raspberries, blueberries, currants and gooseberries. Potatoes, tomatoes , summer squash, beans, broccoli, sugar peas and cucumbers.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currants, plums, yellow peaches, white peaches, Pristine, Earligold and Lodi apples.  www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   No mushrooms for the rest of July.  We are taking some time off to smell the fungi.  See you in August.  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar.  Next weekend we will have sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  We’re also rolling out the start of our summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Peaches and Cream, Watermelon Mint, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade this week.   Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving Ginger, Elderflower, Grapefruit, Blue Lemongrass, Pomegranate, and our delicious summer hit, 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: Beat the heat with our summer ceviche, refresh yourself with our peach tepache.  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Community Events:

 

 

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

 

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

 

Yard Sale – 1713 Kilbourne Pl, Saturday (7/22) from 9am to 1pm. Cash and Venmo accepted! Clothes, furniture, house goods etc. We’d love to see you there!

 

Movie on the Plaza  –  Free Saturday evening screening of the award winning documentary Food Chains (film):  “In this documentary, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.”

We will have some live music courtesy of the amazing (acoustic) San Jarocho group, Son Cosita Seria as well as various local, social & agricultural non-profit organizations, such as Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington DC (ROC-DC) representing food chain workers in DC.

We will have some chairs, but feel free to bring blankets, drinks and food. This event is family friendly and open to all.  FB Event page: http://bit.ly/2vbmuDd  July 22nd, 7pm-9:30pm on the Plaza.

 

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

 

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

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

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

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

 

 

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

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 15, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is gonna be another great day at the Market, partly cloudy, warm, lower humidity, a break after last week’s heat.  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

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

 

Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake  –  Serves 8.  Prep time: 15 min – Cook time: 80 min

To shred the zucchini use a box grater – most micro planes are too fine, you want shredded zucchini, not mush.  Feel free to play around with the “add-in” ingredients – for example, use whatever chopped herbs you like. I had dill on hand, and I like how it tastes with summer squash, so dill it was. I suspect anything from chopped olives, sun-dried tomatoes, or chives, to spices, chopped spinach, or corn would work here. Also, when I have the time and inclination I’ll drain the ricotta through cheesecloth to get even more moisture out of the cake, but to be honest, most times I won’t bother. Lastly, I use a springform pan here, but you could use an equivalent baking dish or deep tart pan as well.

 

2 cups zucchini, unpeeled & grated

1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese

1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

2 shallots, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

zest of one lemon

2 large eggs, well beaten

1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled

drizzle of olive oil

 

Preheat oven to 325F degrees, racks the middle. Butter/oil a 7-inch springform pan.

 

In a strainer, toss the shredded zucchini with the salt and let sit for ten minutes. Now aggressively squeeze and press out as much moisture as you can. Then squeeze some more. Set aside.

 

In the meantime, combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, shallots, garlic, dill and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Stir in the eggs and continue mixing until well combined. Now stir in the shredded zucchini. Fill the springform pan with the ricotta mixture and place on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for sixty minutes. If there is any moisture left on top of the cake at this point, carefully use a bit of paper towel to dab it off. Now sprinkle with the goat cheese and return to the oven for another 20 -30 minutes or until the goat cheese is melted and the cake barely jiggles in the center (it will set up more as it cools).

 

At this point, if the cake is baked and set, but the top isn’t quite golden, I’ll zap it with the broiler (just about a minute) to get a bit more color on top. Remove from the oven and let cool five minutes, then release the cake from its pan. Cool completely, serve at room temperature drizzled with a bit of olive oil and a few sprigs of dill.

 

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Market Events:

 

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

 

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

11a-1p –  Trifilio Tango Trio – virtuosic performances of original tango music.

 

Fashion – Both Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique & Strut Truck will be at the Market to help make you look beautiful.

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:    Rain’s gone – get the grill out!  How about pork chops or ribs?  And chicken wings.   Raspberries, zucchini, summer squash, snow peas, arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs and tomatoes!  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash..  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Peaches, nectarines, raspberries, plums, blueberries, currants and gooseberries. Potatoes, summer squash, beans, broccoli, sugar peas and cucumbers.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currants, plums, sweet cherries, sour cherries, yellow peaches and Lodi apples.  www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   No mushrooms for the rest of July.  We are taking some time off to smell the fungi.  See you in August.  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar.  Next weekend we will have sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  We’re also rolling out the start of our summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Peaches and Cream, Watermelon Mint, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade this week.   Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving Ginger, Blue Lemongrass, Lavender Lemonade, Mango Honeybush, Grapefruit, and one of our wine series flavors, Riesling..   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: Our Elote in a cup is back: roasted corn, queso Cotija, mayo, epazote, spicy salt. Try our chicken mole this week made with local jalapeños and pumpkin seeds. Take your 8 pack home to step up your grilling game.  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Community Events:

 

 

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

 

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

 

Lotus and Water Lily Festival – Celebrate global culture in the wild wetlands of Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens at the week long 2017 Lotus and Water Lily Festival! Join us at the only national park dedicated to growing aquatic plants for fun FREE activities for the whole family.  See a spectacular display of lotus and water lilies in full bloom! Enjoy gardening workshops & traditional Latin, Asian & African dancing performances! Hands-on activities including face painting, lotus tea tasting, and painting demonstrations! Visit educational and cultural exhibitors and much more!  Saturday, July 15, 10:00 to 4:00, 1900 Anacostia Ave SE  www.nps.gov/keaq/planyourvisit/lotus-and-water-lily-festival.htm

 

First-Time Homebuyer’s Credit Seminar  –  Tired of renting?  Want to buy your own home?  Don’t know how to get approved for credit?  We can help!  University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development.  The session will be presented in English and in Spanish. Basic information sessions for first-time home buyers are also given monthly.  MtP Library, Saturday, July 15, 12:00 pm

 

Self Defense Class for Women  –  The second of four women-oriented self-defense classes with Master Gloria DuBisette of DC Gentle East Martial Arts. This class will focus on falling safely and fighting from the ground.  Mats will be provided. The next classes in the series are on August 6 and August 13. The classes will take place in the Large Meeting Room from 2 – 4 p.m. Please wear comfortable clothes. Recommended for ages 13 and above.  MtP Library, Sunday, July 16, 2:00 pm

 

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

 

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

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

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

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

 

 

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

 

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

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