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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 8, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

It is gonna be another great day at the Market, partly cloudy, warm, lower humidity.  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

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

Market Events:

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

Music:  9a-11a – Olivia Mancini, guitar & vocals, playing a mix of oldies, classic rock, and ’90s alternative to keep shoppers of all ages entertained.

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

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

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Peaches, nectarines, tart cherries, 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:  We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

Atwaters Bakery:  We will 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, Blood Orange, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Concord Grape and the summer flavor from our Hops Series, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops.   www.craftkombucha.com

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

Manos de Maiz: We are celebrating Frida Kahlo’s birthday with Peach Tepache, a traditional fermented juice made with pineapple, peaches, cinnamon and raw sugar. This week we bring back our chipotle pulled chicken made with Quaker valley gooseberries. Step up your grilling game with our maizope 8-pack available for only $7.  www.manosdemaiz.com

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

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

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.

Self Defense Class for Women  –  A series of four women-oriented self defense classes with Master Gloria DuBisette of DC Gentle East Martial Arts.  The first class is July 9th and will focus on basic responses to upright and vertical attacks. The next classes in the series will be held on July 16, August 6 and August 13.  Classes are from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room on the Main Floor.  Please wear comfortable clothes.  Recommended for ages 13 and above.  Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm, MtP Library

Family Yoga! – Join us in the children’s room for free, family yoga.  In this program, you will: Stretch your body with gentle yoga movements.  Move into new and familiar yoga positions.  Learn about yoga and its health benefits.  Relax with breathing exercises.  Do yoga with Dexter!  Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm, MtP Library

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

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

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

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

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

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

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

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 1, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is gonna be another great day at the Market, partly cloudy & warm, come early anyway to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  Peaches are here!

 

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

 

It’s the Fourth of July long weekend, so I guess it is OK to be patriotic…..

 

Patriotic Fruit Pizza

Prep – 30 m; Cook – 10 m; Ready In – 1 h

 

“This is a fun recipe for the 4th of July holiday! Fresh fruit is a hit on desserts during the summer months! Making this dessert is as fun as eating it! This recipe feeds a lot, but the leftovers are only good a day or two.” – Marcy R.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large bananas, sliced – or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or as needed
  • 1 (16 ounce) fresh strawberries, sliced or rasberries
  • 1 (6 ounce) fresh blueberries

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the vegetable shortening and margarine together until thoroughly combined, and beat in 1 1/2 cup of sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix in the flour mixture to make a workable dough, and spread the dough out in a rectangle shape onto an ungreased 12×17 inch baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until very lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  4. While the cookie base is cooling, mash the cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Place sliced bananas in a bowl, and gently toss with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  5. To decorate the pizza, spread the cream cheese filling all over the cookie base in an even, smooth layer. Place the blueberries in a square in neat, closely-spaced rows, in the left upper corner for blue stars. Arrange alternating stripes of white bananas and red strawberry slices across the pizza. Refrigerate leftovers.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/218358/patriotic-fruit-pizza/

 

 

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 – Open slot, come play!

11a-1p – Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers – a traditional jazz band playing all your favorite tunes from the 1910s, 20s and 30s, featuring horns, ukulele, lap steel guitar, tenor banjo, and other period-appropriate instruments.

 

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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:    4th of July weekend! It’s time to 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 if you come early.  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

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

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Tart cherry special-12 pint flat for $30. Time to freeze, jam and bake! Peaches, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries and plums.  Sweet and tart Cherries.  Potatoes, summer squash and green beans.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have sprouted rye with currants bread, and next week we will have jalapeno cheddar.  We have summer fruits rolling in and have started making cherry, peach, and berry pies and jams.  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Sorry, we are taking off for the long holiday weekend.   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, Blood Orange, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Concord Grape and the summer flavor from our Hops Series, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops.   www.craftkombucha.com

 

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

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

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

 

Pagoda Caffè:  Sorry, it is a caffeine free day at the Market, off for the holiday.  See you next week   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.

 

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

Computer and internet basics

Email and social media

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

Job seeking activities:

Writing and editing resumes and cover letters

Finding and applying for jobs online.

–Monday, July 3, (All day), MtP Library

 

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

 

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

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

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

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

 

 

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

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – June 24, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

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

 

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

 

Spicy Chicken Breasts with Pepper Peach Relish Recipe

 

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

 

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

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

GLAZE:

1/4 cup peach preserves

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

RELISH:

2 medium peaches, peeled and finely chopped

1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper

1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper

1 green onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons minced fresh mint

 

Directions

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

 

 

Market Events:

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Community Events:

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Computer and internet basics

Email and social media

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

Job seeking activities:

Writing and editing resumes and cover letters

Finding and applying for jobs online.

 

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

 

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

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

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

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

 

 

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

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – June 10, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Market Events:

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Community Events:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

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

 

 

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

 

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

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – June 3, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

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

 

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

 

A Simple Asparagus Soup

 

2 tablespoons unsalted butter or extra-virgin coconut oil

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 pound new potatoes, tiny cubes

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

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

1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste

1 1/4 cups of water, or to cover

1 lemon or lime

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Market Events:

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Fashion Finds – The Strut Truck Boutique

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Community Events:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

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

 

 

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

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

 

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