Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – November 23, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – November 23, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:    It going to a little chilly in morning, but no rain until later in the afternoon; partly cloudy in the morning, so come early.  See you at the Market.

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

Market Events:

Bike Clinic –  Sorry, no Bike Clinic this week and next.  They are always looking for more people who want to help others with their bike maintenance, stop by and talk to us at the Market table.

Music:

9a-11a  –  ​ Mason McCormick – Fine & Wild Songs for Fine & Wild Folks!  He is a songwriter born and bread in the Midwest and spent his youth and developing years traveling the country gaining an eye and ear for the music of this fine & wild land.  In 2005 he settled in the Washington DC area where he has been part of such noteworthy pojects as The Creme, The Drifting Moon, Victoriankillers, Black Engine Affliction, The Great & The Gone, McLumen, Midwest Industrial, A Rustic Riot, All Batteries Fire, and The Dusty Stars. He is an Artist constantly in motion, constantly honing his craft, constantly crafting a rich catalogue of fine & wild music.  His most recent release is SIMPLE TRADE by The Dusty Stars, and his most recent appearance was with All Batteries Fire’s regional tour.  Find him and all these projects on Soundcloud.

11a-1p  –  Haku Kim – Guitar & vocals, harmonica; a folk singer/songwriter who wishes to create a genuine and vulnerable experience through his music and his performance.  Facebook.com/hakukimmusic

Be sure to support your local musicians at the Market!

Compost – Drop off your veggie kitchen compostables in the bin at the Market table, 9a-12:30p.

Please start to thaw frozen compost before you leave home.  Please check yourself off on the bin lid for each household.  https://compostcab.com/  The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is looking for some assistance with compost collection on Saturdays.  Mainly with compost bin transportation, so a vehicle, or bike trailer, etc, would be useful.  Helping in other ways with the Market’s compost collection efforts is also appreciated.  MtPFM Compost Commanders needed to help save the world, one banana peel at time….  Contact: MtPFarmersMarket@gmail.com or stop by the Market.

Bancroft PTO will be at the Market to alert you about the Fall Fundraising Campaign and the 12/7 tree sale.

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

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

What’s Coming to Market:

NEW VENDOR!  Mesisam The Ethiopian Eatery – see listing below.

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

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

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

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Apples, cider, apple butter and apple sauce. Tomato sauce, jams and honey.  Winter squash, pumpkins, and potatoes.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors mean that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  Here’s what you can find on-tap: Ginger, Blue Lemongrass, Mango, Autumn Hibiscus, Honeycrisp Apple Cider, & Pumpkin Spice.    www.craftkombucha.com

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

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

Mesisam The Ethiopian Eatery:  Preparing a wide variety of authentic Ethiopian vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals.  Their non-vegetarian meals are prepared with fresh beef, chicken or lamb.  Take home assortments or prepared lunch.  You can choose to make your food mild, medium or hot. Come check us out. You won’t be disappointed.  Catering available. 

www.facebook.com/pages/category/Fast-Food-Restaurant/Mesisam-The-Ethiopian-Eatery-2041503586132241/

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

Community Events:

–Rosemount Center Annual Fall Beautification Day: Please join us Saturday, November 23rd from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm for our annual tradition to beautify Rosemount’s grounds!  We welcome volunteers (of all ages!) beginning at 9:30 am, to help rake, plant, and care for the grounds at Rosemount. Please bring tools, gloves, and a friend! Rosemount will be providing breakfast, refreshments, and all the bulbs you can plant.  If you’d like to attend, please contact the Front Desk Receptionist at 202 265 9885, ext.100.  See you Saturday, November 23!   Check for weather cancellations.

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

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

–Support Horton’s Kids  –  During the month of December 2019, Beau Thai Mt Pleasant will sparkle with tinsel and lights. We will donate ten percent of sales from sparkling wines, sparkling mocktails and sparkling cocktails (like our Sparkling Lemongrass!) to the non-profit Horton’s Kids. Customers will have the opportunity to donate to Horton’s Kids when settling their bills.  Horton’s Kids empowers children growing up in one of DC’s most under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. They serve 500 children in grades K-12 living in Wellington Park, a neighborhood where 80 percent of adults don’t have a high school diploma and the average annual household income is less than $10,000. Horton’s Kids’ goal is to change the life trajectory of children by providing academic, youth development, and health and basic needs supports. Their impact is dramatic: in fact, children in Horton’s Kids are twice as likely to graduate from high school.  Sparkle will take place from December 1 through December 31 at both Beau Thai locations, MtP & Shaw.

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

–Mount Pleasant History  –  Hello, I just wanted to let everyone know that the Columbia Heights Target has stocked my Mount Pleasant history (Arcadia, 2007), along with a selection of other books on DC.  I think this is a pilot project and it may only last through the holidays, so don’t wait!  The book section is on the second floor near the electronics, in the far corner.  Thanks!  Mara Cherkasky, Historian

www.amazon.com/Mount-Pleasant-DC-Images-America/dp/073854406X/ref=sr_1_1?

–District Music Project – Christmas Chorus Rehearsals are Sundays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, at Purple Patch, 3155 MtP St, downstairs.  The District Music Project will hold weekly rehearsals for its Christmas Chorale every Sunday, leading to a week of caroling and a big holiday bash December 14 at Haydee’s.   Info@districtmusicproject.org

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

— –Mathew Curry: Mixtape  –  Mixtape offers an intimate glimpse into the mind of legendary artist and graphic designer, Matthew Curry.  Mixtape is a bold collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture that explore themes of artificiality, reality, humanity and fatherhood.  Mixtape marks a dramatic shift in Curry’s work as a painter, and illustrates an evolution in mark making that is both sophisticated and primal. This will be Matthew’s second solo exhibition with Lost Origins Gallery.  With a career spanning 20 years, Matthew’s award-winning, graphic design and illustration has been profiled by APPLE, earned him two Grammy®-Nominations and an ART TALK feature on VICE®. Beyond his nominated work for Thievery Corporation, Matthew has designed logos for some of D.C.’s most well known restaurants and clubs such as Tropicalia, Satellite Room & Chez Billy.  Matthew’s artwork has been commissioned by Fortune 500 Companies and hangs in galleries and private collections all over the world. Through 11/24, Lost Origins Gallery, 3110 MtP St 2nd Fl.

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

Market located on District of Columbia property

D.C. Official Code § 22-4504(a) No person shall carry within the District of Columbia either openly or concealed on or about their person, a pistol, or any deadly or dangerous weapon capable of being so concealed.

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, November 16, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – November 16, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:    It going to a little nippy in morning,  but still, sunny, and maybe not feeling too cold, so let’s call it another great start to the weekend, see you at the Market.

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

Market Events:

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

Music:

9a-11a  –  ​Laurel Halsey – Accordion & vocals.  Singer-songwriter performs both solo, fronts the indie pop trio Bal Boheme, and is a member of the band the North Country.   https://balboheme.bandcamp.com/  http://www.thenorthcountrymusic.com/

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

Be sure to support your local musicians at the Market!

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

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

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

Seasonal Recipe:  

What’s Coming to Market:

NEW VENDOR!  Mesisam The Ethiopian Eatery – see listing below.

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

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

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

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Apples, cider, apple butter and apple sauce. Tomato sauce, jams and honey.  Winter squash, pumpkins, and potatoes.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors mean that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  Here’s what you can find on-tap: Ginger, Blue Lemongrass, Mango, Autumn Hibiscus, Honeycrisp Apple Cider, & Pumpkin Spice.    www.craftkombucha.com

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

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

Mesisam The Ethiopian Eatery:  Preparing a wide variety of authentic Ethiopian vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals.  Their non-vegetarian meals are prepared with fresh beef, chicken or lamb.  Take home assortments or prepared lunch.  You can choose to make your food mild, medium or hot. Come check us out. You won’t be disappointed.  Catering available. 

www.facebook.com/pages/category/Fast-Food-Restaurant/Mesisam-The-Ethiopian-Eatery-2041503586132241/

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

Community Events:

–DDOT’s Ward 1 Open House – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host an Open House for residents in Ward 1 to learn about current and future safety improvement projects that are advancing Mayor Bowser’s Vision Zero and infrastructure goals.  At the event, DDOT project managers and staff will be available to discuss safety and infrastructure projects along major corridors in Ward 1, including the 14th Street Streetscape, Crosstown Bike lanes, and the 16th Street Bus Lanes, among others.  This Open House is an opportunity for residents to engage directly with DDOT staff to facilitate one-on-one conversations and receive answers for specific questions. There will not be a formal presentation, so residents can come and go when they are able without missing any of the content.  Saturday, November 16, 12:00n – 2:00p.  Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard St NW.  For more information about the meeting, please contact ddotcommunityengagement@dc.gov or Brant Miller at brant.miller@dc.gov

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

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

— A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Susanna Schaller  –Join us for a discussion with Susan Schaller about her book Business Improvement Districts and the Contradictions of Placemaking: BID Urbanism in Washington, DC.  The “livable city,” the “creative city,” and more recently the “pop-up city” have become pervasive monikers that identify a new type of urbanism that has sprung up globally, produced and managed by the business improvement district and known colloquially by its acronym, BID.  MtP Library, Saturday, November 16, 2:00 pm

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

–District Music Project – Christmas Chorus Rehearsals are Sundays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, at Purple Patch, 3155 MtP St, downstairs.  The District Music Project will hold weekly rehearsals for its Christmas Chorale every Sunday, leading to a week of caroling and a big holiday bash December 14 at Haydee’s.   Info@districtmusicproject.org

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

— –Mathew Curry: Mixtape  –  Mixtape offers an intimate glimpse into the mind of legendary artist and graphic designer, Matthew Curry.  Mixtape is a bold collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture that explore themes of artificiality, reality, humanity and fatherhood.  Mixtape marks a dramatic shift in Curry’s work as a painter, and illustrates an evolution in mark making that is both sophisticated and primal. This will be Matthew’s second solo exhibition with Lost Origins Gallery.  With a career spanning 20 years, Matthew’s award-winning, graphic design and illustration has been profiled by APPLE, earned him two Grammy®-Nominations and an ART TALK feature on VICE®. Beyond his nominated work for Thievery Corporation, Matthew has designed logos for some of D.C.’s most well known restaurants and clubs such as Tropicalia, Satellite Room & Chez Billy.  Matthew’s artwork has been commissioned by Fortune 500 Companies and hangs in galleries and private collections all over the world. Through 11/24, Lost Origins Gallery, 3110 MtP St 2nd Fl.

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

Market located on District of Columbia property

D.C. Official Code § 22-4504(a) No person shall carry within the District of Columbia either openly or concealed on or about their person, a pistol, or any deadly or dangerous weapon capable of being so concealed.

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, October 26, 2019

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 26, 2019

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

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Another delightful morning, clouds but no rain, a little cool, but still a great start to the weekend, see you at the Market.

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

Market Events:

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

Music:

9a-11a  –  Raycurt & Friends – violin and more

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

Be sure to support your local musicians at the Market!

Produce Plus Food Access – Program finished for the season.

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

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

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

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

Seasonal Recipe:  

What’s Coming to Market:

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

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

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

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

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Apples, cider, apple butter and apple sauce. Tomato sauce, jams and honey.  Winter squash, pumpkins, and potatoes.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Events:

–Rally to Reclaim Rent Control  –  Sat,10/26, 3p  DC can’t afford to continue going down the path of displacement and gentrification.  It keeps getting more and more expensive to live in DC.  That is why organizers, tenants, and advocates from all across the city have joined together to expand and strengthen rent control in the District.  Join us at the Rally to Reclaim Rent Control this Saturday!  Come out dressed in your union colors, wearing your DC Tenant Union t-shirt, representing your school, church, or neighborhood!  We are here to show the District why we need to reclaim rents from the developers and landlords, and make it work for the people!  There will be music, speakers, and a whole lot of people power!  Saturday, October 26, 3:00pm, on the Plaza, Mount Pleasant St NW.

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

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

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

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

–District Music Project – Christmas Chorus Rehearsals begin Sunday, October 27, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and subsequent Sundays, at Purple Patch, 3155 MtP St, downstairs.  The District Music Project will hold weekly rehearsals for its Christmas Chorale every Sunday, leading to a week of caroling and a big holiday bash December 14 at Haydee’s.   Info@districtmusicproject.org

–Time to Dance! – October 26: A double dose of T-Claw’s calling!  Family Dance in the late morning / early afternoon (time TBD)  Evening Dance 8:30 – 11:30 pm  –  The DC Square Dance is hosting a square dance doubleheader Saturday, October 26.  Join in for an afternoon family dance (especially for ages 4-12 and their adults, but all are welcome), and then our raucous evening dance for everyone who stays awake past 9.  Come whirl and twirl to the lively calling of West Virginia’s pride-and-joy: T-Claw!  Afternoon tunes provided by the Bunny Launderers, with all family dance proceeds benefitting Loaves and Fishes.  The evening dance features Hoppin’ Molly string band playing tunes so groovy you’ll be unable to stand still.  As always, all are welcome – young and old, brand new and experienced dancers. No partner, lessons, overalls or frilly dress needed. Just walk in and dance!  Saturday, October 26, 2019, Saint Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St.  The family dance is in the auditorium (towards the back of the church), and the evening dance is in the sanctuary.  Family Dance: 12:30 to 2:00pm.  Evening Dance: Doors at 8:00 pm; Dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 or so.  Admission: $5 (children free for the family dance), cash only – sorry no credit cards!  RSVP (optional but appreciated): https://www.facebook.com/pg/dcsquaredance/events/?ref=page_internal

Snacks and drinks to share are welcomed. Water bottles are encouraged.  Special Request: Do you have any of those sturdy plastic cups from various events malingering in the back of the drinking glass cabinet?  Would you be willing to donate them to the DC Square Dance?  If so, bring ’em!  We’re trying to phase out the glass mason jars..  This dance is sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington.  See y’all soon! The DC Square Dance Collective  http://url3650.dcsquaredance.org

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

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

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

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

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

–Little Salon 49: The Eve Before the Eve of All Hallows’ Eve  On Tuesday, October 29, 7p, Little Salon makes its way to tree-lined Ingleside Terrace along the rim of Rock Creek Park in Mount Pleasant, where we’ll celebrate the season with equal parts creativity, curiosity, kooky, and spooky.  The evening’s lineup includes fiction from Rion Amilcar Scott, abstract rap by Model Home, improv theater by Hellcat, sculpture by Trix Kuijper, and Caribbean cuisine samples from Qui Qui Catering.  Remember that Little Salon is BYOB.  Due to the cozy size of the space, we’re issuing a limited number of tickets for this salon.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-salon-49-the-eve-before-the-eve-of-all-hallows-eve-tickets-75970585065  http://littlesalondc.com/

Halloween – Lamont Street; and Plaza Costume Contest, 10/31, 5p-10p

— National Prescription Drug Take Back Day  –  Saturday, the 26th.  A majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.  Dumping Rx meds into the water supply is not advised. Returning them via this twice-a-year take-back, is a far better solution.  And, this process is made easy by having multiple nearby locations to return your prescription drugs.    Collection sites for this event will be at all District police stations, Howard University, and Gallaudet University.

https://mpdc.dc.gov/release/mpd-participates-18th-national-prescription-drug-take-back-initiative  https://takebackday.dea.gov/

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

Market located on District of Columbia property

D.C. Official Code § 22-4504(a) No person shall carry within the District of Columbia either openly or concealed on or about their person, a pistol, or any deadly or dangerous weapon capable of being so concealed.

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

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 19, 2019

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

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

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

Market Events:

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

Music:

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

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

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

Be sure to support your local musicians at the Market!

Produce Plus Food Access – Program finished for the season.

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

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

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

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

Seasonal Recipe:  LOADED BAKED SWEET POTATO “HEALTHIFIED”

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

INGREDIENTS

4 medium sized sweet potatoes

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

1 tsp taco seasoning

1 tsp olive or canola oil

1 red bell pepper, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

a pinch of salt

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

1/2 cup mild or spicy salsa

1/2 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend

1/4 cup chopped scallions or cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat.

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!

What’s Coming to Market:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Events:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

Market located on District of Columbia property

D.C. Official Code § 22-4504(a) No person shall carry within the District of Columbia either openly or concealed on or about their person, a pistol, or any deadly or dangerous weapon capable of being so concealed.

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

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 12, 2019

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

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

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

Market Events:

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

Music:

9a-11a  –  Christopher Taylor Guitar & Vocals

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

Be sure to support your local musicians at the Market!

Produce Plus Food Access – Program finished for the season.

The Well – Offering chair or table massage for a suggested donation of $1/min.  Also coming up: Consider donating to Miles for Midwives 5K Run & Walk, taking place Oct. 5, to support reducing maternal mortality among women of color.   The Well is matching donations up to $1,000; details here.   Attend the Well’s 3rd anniversary Open House Oct. 12!   www.bewelldc.com

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

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

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

Seasonal Recipe:  Easy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
This is the prime season for sweet potatoes and they’re currently bountiful at some of our local markets.   Sweet potatoes are a great source of filling fiber as well as a number of vitamins and minerals.  

Ingredients

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

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

1/4 cup honey

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Salt and/or freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

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

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

What’s Coming to Market:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors mean that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  We lied. We’re not quite done with Summer yet…more specifically, we’re not done with Hot Summer Hibiscus yet.  Get this spicy Summer flavor while you can, since this will be our last weekend of Summer flavors (unless if we decide once more that we can’t quite say goodbye).  Here’s what you can find on-tap: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Turmeric, Citra Hop’d Lemon, and Sour Cherry.    www.craftkombucha.com

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

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

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

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

Community Events:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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