Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 12/17/16

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market,

 

It is the last market of the season folks.  Thank you all for your support this year!  2016 in general has been eventful and stressful, but we hope the market brought a bit of happiness and fun to your year.  We wish you all a very happy holidays!  We will be back on April 1st, 2017!

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic – Too cold, and our volunteer bike technicians gotta finish their holiday shopping.  They will be back in April.  Learn how to do your own adjustments and maintenance.  Helpers wanted.  Want help others solve their bike issues?  Join our team!  Stop by for more details.

 

Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique – Check all the ladies off of your holiday shopping list with Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique this weekend. Tin Lizzy is bringing a truck load of ethically made women’s clothing and accessories that make great gifts for friends, family and yourself!

 

Strut Truck – More holiday fashions.  Don’t bother with the malls and big boxes, great unique gifts are at the Market.

 

Music –  Gabriel Dunsmith, on mountain dulcimer will close out the Market season if it is not too wet & cold.

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Truck Patch Farm:  It’s not to late to stock up for winter! Truckpatch will have turkey and pork, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, arugula, mesclun mix, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, collard greens, and two types of kale. www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farms:  Sorry, the weather looks too bad to drive the big truck in from the farm early in the morning.  They will be back in April.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Earth Spring Farm:  Sorry, the weather looks too bad to drive the big truck in from the farm early in the morning.  They will be back in April.  Sign up for their CSA program.   earthspringcsa.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Will have Asian pears, Bartlett pears, apples (Gala, Honeycrisp, Gold Supreme and more!), and cider (UV, Honeycrisp and Pear). www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Will have lots of varieties of apples, fresh cider, potatoes and onions, winter squash, apple and tomato sauce, honey, several kinds of jam!   www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery:  Closed for the season.  They are busy watching next year’s cheese age….  They will be back in April when the new Market season begins.  Thanks for being great customers and making the weekly drive from Paw Paw, WV worth it.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

Atwater Bakery: Will have their famous Sunflower flax bread as well as two special loafs–scalded caraway rye and sunflower flax, almond coconut macaroons, lemon and ginger pound cakes, apple pocket pies, and winter time flavors of their award-winning French preserve-style jams.  atwaters.biz/

 

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.  They have also recently gotten a grant that has helped them expand to prepared meals; come by and see this week’s selections! www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

Good Sense Farm & Apiary:   New on the farm: Dried Mushrooms, Teas and Broths! It’s cold and flu season and Good Sense Farm has something to sooth and fortify you. This week, we’ve got Shiitake Ginger Mane.   Visit The Perch, their urban farm and arts space!   goodsensefarm.com

 

No.1 Sons:  Whether you’re eating it with a pork chop, on your eggs in the morning or sprinkling some sauer onto your salad…it’s kraut season!  Popular Garlic Dill kraut returns this weekend! We will have a Thanksgiving Kraut with apples + sage shortly afterward. Clean Kraut is still fermenting in barrels, but we’ll have four other types of kraut!  Speaking of apples, our cubed radish kimchi (kkakdugi) is getting a healthy mix-in of local apples, too. You get lovely bites of apple sweetness along side crunchy, spicy radish.  number1sons.com/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Finished for the season.  Until next April at the Market, visit their shops.  pleasantpops.com/

 

People’s 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

 

Craft Kombucha:  Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Last chance to up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap.   www.craftkombucha.com

 

Manos de Maiz:  Head over Manos de Maiz and try their holiday themed maizope: Hibiscus flowers with spicy cranberry compote.  Also, try their hot chocolate, called champurrado, which is vegan and gluten free!!  A taste of the desert in DC!   www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Falafel:  Will be bringing delish falafel wraps as well as humus and baba ghanouj.

 

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

 

Community Events:

 

Saturday Morning Yoga: 10a – 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 ours (limited availability).dclibrary.org/mtpleasant   MtP Library

 

Mt Pleasant Holiday Craft Markets – It’s a Sunday Shopping Brunch at both Beau Thai, 1-5p & Purple Patch, 12-4.  Shop & relax with good food and great gifts.   facebook.com/events/1223734347686895/

 

MtP Community Holiday Party – Sunday 12/18, 2-6p, La Casa, 3166 MtP St.  Free food, drinks, & music, Kid’s activities and toy raffle.  Family fun helping others.   www.facebook.com/events/554040891452050/  www.youcaring.com/kidsofdaylaborersandotherfamiliesinneedindc-709119

 

ZooLights – More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!  A free event that includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping.  Now through Sunday, January 1, 2017, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Zoo!

 

The 2016 Georgetown GLOW invites visitors to re-imagine the season of light through outdoor public art.  Now in its third year, 2016’s Georgetown GLOW is running nightly  through Sunday, January 1, with works lit from 6 – 10 p.m. nightly.  The 2016 exhibition encourages contemplation of, and interaction with, the natural environment. Each work has an element of interactivity allowing the viewer to walk in, on, and around the piece; while other works ask the viewer become part of the artwork. Commissioned works of local, regional and international artists will be featured throughout Georgetown’s commercial district, including along the historic C&O Canal, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Grace Church, Washington Harbour and Wisconsin Avenue.  Georgetown GLOW is presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

 

Season’s Greenings  – The US Botanic Garden gets decked out for the holidays thanks to this annual exhibit featuring a model train exhibit running through 45 plant-based models of national parks and historic places like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty and many more.  Inside the Conservatory you’ll also find the garden’s collection of DC’s iconic landmarks, one of the city’s largest indoor Christmas trees and a showcase of poinsettias.  This year’s theme celebrates the National Park Service Centennial and is open now through Jan. 2 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), and will stay open until 8 p.m. with holiday concerts most Tuesday and Thursday evenings in December.  100 Maryland Ave SW

 

Downtown Holiday Market – The 12th Annual Downtown Holiday Market is located on the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Sts, NW. Bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC, the market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods.   It will run continuously through Friday, December 23.  Hours will be from Noon to 8 pm each day.

 

DC Events:  dcculturecalendar.org

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 12/10/16

Dear Friends of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market,

It is officially December folks, the last month for the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market in 2016!  Our last market day will be next Saturday a week, December 17th!

Squash and root vegetables are the stars of the late market season.  Here is a recipe to make the most of those butternut squash!

Butternut Squash Quinoa Bake

Sourced from Food52:

https://food52.com/recipes/65634-baked-quinoa-with-roasted-butternut-squash-gruyere

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa (I like red for visual appeal)

3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided plus more for greasing

4 cups 1/2-inch cubes butternut squash (about), 1.25 lbs. post peeling

2 cups diced red onion

2 tablespoons finely minced herbs, any combination of thyme, sage, and rosemary

1 cup milk, any milk fat you like (I use whole)

4 ounces grated Gruyère cheese (about 1 1/4 cups)

1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs (about 1 1/2 English muffins pulsed in the food processor)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa, 2 cups of water, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let cook for 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

Meanwhile, grease a rimmed sheet pan lightly with olive oil. Place cubed squash and diced onion on pan. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons olive oil, sprinkle with 2 teaspoons kosher salt, and toss to coat. Spread vegetables out into an even layer. Transfer to the oven and roast for 25 to 30 minutes or until squash and onions are just beginning to brown. Remove pan from oven. Increase oven temp to 425°F.

Uncover quinoa pan and fluff with a fork. Add 1 tablespoon of the herbs, the milk, and half of the cheese, and mix with a spatula to combine. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the roasted squash and onions and fold gently to combine. Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Cover evenly with the remaining cheese.

In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Toss with your fingers until the breadcrumbs are fully saturated and seasoned. Spread this evenly atop the cheese. At this point, the pan can be stashed in the fridge for as long as a day (maybe longer) and baked when needed. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until evenly golden. Let cool briefly before serving.

Market Events:

Bike Clinic – 10am-1pm, if it is not too cold, our volunteer bike technicians will be out to help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.  Learn how to do your own adjustments and maintenance.  Helpers wanted.  Want help others solve their bike issues?  Join our team!  Stop by for more details.

Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique – Check all the ladies off of your holiday shopping list with Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique this weekend. Tin Lizzy is bringing a truck load of ethically made women’s clothing and accessories that make great gifts for friends, family and yourself!

Past Tense Yoga studio will be at the market, promoting their 12 days of yoga photo challenge.  Show up; take a picture with their photo booth, post it on Instagram, and you could win a free month of yoga! They’ll be handing out free hot chocolate too.

Samantha Attard of Happy Healthy Human will be at market with Past Tense, with samples and snacks for sampling. Happy Healthy Human trail mixes and bars are specially designed by a nutrition PhD and yoga instructor to help you eat with intention. The spices, ingredients, and flavors in each snack will help you feel Balance, Calm, Energy, Motivation, or Relief. They’re vegan, gluten free, and made with organic ingredients right here in DC. We can all be happy healthy humans! Learn more: BeHappyHealthyHuman.com.

Music

9a – 1p  –  Alex Young – Guitar, tambourine and harmonica; Holiday, pop, country, Irish, classic rock, & original music.

What’s Coming to Market:

Truck Patch Farm:  It’s not to late to stock up for winter! Truckpatch will have turkey and pork, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, arugula, mesclun mix, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, collard greens, and two types of kale. www.truckpatchfarms.com

Richfield Farms: Will have kale, swiss chard, peppers, eggplants, various types of quash, and green Christmas decorations.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Earth Spring Farm: Will have Curly Kale, Red Russian Kale, Premium Kale, Bok Choy, Broccoli Raab, Mizuna, “Ruby Streaks” red mizuna, Red and Green mustard greens.   earthspringcsa.com

Reid’s Orchard:  Will have Asian pears, Bartlett pears, apples (Gala, Honeycrisp, Gold Supreme and more!), and cider (UV, Honeycrisp and Pear). www.reidsorchardwinery.com

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Will have lots of varieties of apples, fresh cider, potatoes and onions, winter squash and eating pumpkins, apple and tomato sauce, honey, several kinds of jam!   www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery:  Closed for the season.  They are busy watching next year’s cheese age….  They will be back in April when the new Market season begins.  Thanks for being great customers and making the weekly drive from Paw Paw, WV worth it.   www.springgapmtn.com

Atwater Bakery: Will have their famous Sunflower flax bread as well as two special loafs–scalded caraway rye and sunflower flax, almond coconut macaroons, lemon and ginger pound cakes, apple pocket pies, and spring time flavors of their award-winning French preserve-style jams.  atwaters.biz/

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.  They have also recently gotten a grant that has helped them expand to prepared meals; come by and see this week’s selections! www.groffscontentfarm.com

Good Sense Farm & Apiary:   New on the farm: Dried Mushrooms, Teas and Broths! It’s cold and flu season and Good Sense Farm has something to sooth and fortify you. This week, we’ve got Shiitake Ginger Mane.   Visit The Perch, their urban farm and arts space!   goodsensefarm.com

No.1 Sons:  Whether you’re eating it with a pork chop, on your eggs in the morning or sprinkling some sauer onto your salad…it’s kraut season!  Popular Garlic Dill kraut returns this weekend! We will have a Thanksgiving Kraut with apples + sage shortly afterward. Clean Kraut is still fermenting in barrels, but we’ll have four other types of kraut!  Speaking of apples, our cubed radish kimchi (kkakdugi) is getting a healthy mix-in of local apples, too. You get lovely bites of apple sweetness along side crunchy, spicy radish.  number1sons.com/

Pleasant Pops:  Finished for the season.  Until next April at the Market, visit their shops.  pleasantpops.com/

People’s 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

Craft Kombucha:  Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday, fill up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap.   www.craftkombucha.com

Manos de Maiz:  Head over Manos de Maiz and try their holiday themed maizope: Hibiscus flowers with spicy cranberry compote..  Also, try their hot chocolate, called champurrado, which is vegan and gluten free!!  A taste of the desert in DC!   www.manosdemaiz.com

Hilana Falafel:  Will be bringing delish falafel wraps as well as humus and baba ghanouj.

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

Community Events:

Saturday Morning Yoga: 10a – 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 ours (limited availability).dclibrary.org/mtpleasant   MtP Library

ZooLights – More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!  A free event that includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping.  Now through Sunday, January 1, 2017, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Zoo!

The 2016 Georgetown GLOW invites visitors to re-imagine the season of light through outdoor public art.  Now in its third year, 2016’s Georgetown GLOW is running nightly  through Sunday, January 1, with works lit from 6 – 10 p.m. nightly.  The 2016 exhibition encourages contemplation of, and interaction with, the natural environment. Each work has an element of interactivity allowing the viewer to walk in, on, and around the piece; while other works ask the viewer become part of the artwork. Commissioned works of local, regional and international artists will be featured throughout Georgetown’s commercial district, including along the historic C&O Canal, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Grace Church, Washington Harbour and Wisconsin Avenue.  Georgetown GLOW is presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

Season’s Greenings  – The US Botanic Garden gets decked out for the holidays thanks to this annual exhibit featuring a model train exhibit running through 45 plant-based models of national parks and historic places like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty and many more.  Inside the Conservatory you’ll also find the garden’s collection of DC’s iconic landmarks, one of the city’s largest indoor Christmas trees and a showcase of poinsettias.  This year’s theme celebrates the National Park Service Centennial and is open now through Jan. 2 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), and will stay open until 8 p.m. with holiday concerts most Tuesday and Thursday evenings in December.  100 Maryland Ave SW

Downtown Holiday Market – The 12th Annual Downtown Holiday Market is located on the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Sts, NW. Bringing a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of Downtown DC, the market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods.   It will run continuously through Friday, December 23.  Hours will be from Noon to 8 pm each day.

DC Events:  dcculturecalendar.org

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – May 30, 2015

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Saturday, May 30th, 9a-1p

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. You will see strawberries at a few more vendors’ tables this week. If you have already noticed, the Mount Pleasant Market is excited to welcome a new vendor, Meat Crafters, to our Saturday gatherings. Look for them behind the bandstand. Or just follow the smell of delicious smoked meat. We are also pleased to welcome back Earth Spring Farm, who will be joining us for the first time this season on Saturday.

MtP Farmers’ Market Eating Instructions or What Do I Do with This Stuff?

Asparagus Panzanella
1/3 cup / 80 ml buttermilk
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2-3 scallions, thinly sliced
fine grain sea salt

1 bunch of asparagus
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large handful of torn bread
2-3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
edible herb flowers (optional)

Start by making the dressing. Whisk together the buttermilk, olive oil, mustard, vinegar, half of the scallions, and a couple of pinches of salt. Taste and adjust if needed, before setting aside.

Trim the tough ends from the asparagus, and cut into ½-inch segments, on a bias.

Melt the butter in a large skillet; add the bread, toss until well coated, then toast, tossing now and then, until golden. Transfer to a paper or clean linen towel.

Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, salt generously, and blanch the asparagus until just tender – 20 seconds or so if your asparagus is thin, a bit longer depending on thickness. Drain, and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking if you’d like to serve this cold. Alternately, transfer the asparagus directly to the serving bowl without the cold water rinse, if you’d like it warm. Add the remaining scallions, a good splash of the dressing, toss well, and decide if you’d like more dressing. Finish with the sesame seeds, toasted bread, and a sprinkling of herb blossoms if you have them. Yum, yum…….
http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/asparagus-panzanella-recipe.html

MARKET EVENTS

· Bike Clinic – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training
· Music – Snakehead Run – Acoustic blues, string and jug band music from the 20’s and 30’s up to modern day with some originals thrown in.

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans.

Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have strawberries, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets.

The meat table will have fresh smoked andouille sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat.

Earth Spring Farm: Mike the farmer is happy to report he will be back this Saturday with strawberries (chemical free), non-GMO eggs, chard, kale, spring onions, red and green lettuce, and chives.

Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Fresh picked strawberries! Asparagus in purple and green (purple slightly sweeter). Apples in Honeycrisp, Fuji and cameo. Popping corn and honey. Jams, sauces, apple butter, Apple chips.

Reid’s Orchard: Strawberries(!), apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce.

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, and Bloomery.

Craft Kombucha: Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can fill up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap. This weekend’s flavor lineup will include several of our extensive list seasonal flavors. Cheers!

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut and kimchi as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!

Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut.

Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringing Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Pineapple Basil, Hibiscus Pomegranate, and Cookies and Cream.

People’s 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.

Teeny Pies: will be bringing strawberry rhubarb, key lime, and strawberry rhubarb. The savory pies for the week will be Thai red curry (last week!) and pull pork pot pie.

Meat Crafters: Grilled pork, chicken, & lamb sausage sandwiches.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

CPR Record Fair and Flea Market – 5/30, 9a-3p, 3166 MtP St facebook.com/events/350930355106186/

Free yoga – Every Saturday, 10am – Mt Pleasant Public Library, 3160 16th St

Library Lovers Like to Bike! Kids Ride – Sunday, 5/31, 1:30 – 4p Families with children under 9 years of age will meet some of our community friends from City Bikes and the Metropolitan Police Department at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library for a ride to Petworth Neighborhood Library. Upon arrival at Petworth Library, we will enjoy an outdoor celebration featuring stories, crafts, parachute play and snacks! http://dclibrary.org/node/48118

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – May 23, 2015

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

Welcome to another edition of the MtPFM Newsletter. Strawberries are here! The first of the berry crop! Below is one of my favorite recipes to show case my delicious market find and also trick my friends into thinking I am one crazy awesome chef, when really I just dump things in a bowl.

Balsamic Strawberries:
Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s The Return of the Naked Chef

Ingredients:
• 1 pint of strawberries, quartered
• ~4 tbsp of sugar (to taste)
• 10 tbsp of high quality balsamic vinegar
• 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
• 14 oz of mascarpone cheese
• 4-5 leaves of basil and/or mint finely sliced
Method:
• Combine strawberries, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl, allow the mixture to marinate for up to two hours.
• In a separate bowl, combine mascarpone cheese with vanilla and possibly a pinch of sugar.
• In a small bowl or old style champagne glass, scoop out a couple tablespoons of the cheese and top with strawberries. Sprinkle sliced herbs on top
Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Take delicious MtPFM foods on your picnic!

MARKET EVENTS
• Bike Clinic – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training
• Music – Mara & Rick, battling accordions

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:
Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans.
Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have some produce from the greenhouse including lettuce, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets. They will also have the first of the seasons Strawberries!
The meat table will have fresh smoked andouille sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat.
Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon.
Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats.
Quaker Valley Orchards: Fresh picked strawberries! Asparagus in purple and green (purple slightly sweeter). Apples in Honeycrisp, Fuji and cameo. Popping corn and honey. Jams, sauces, apple butter, Apple chips.
Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce.
Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.
Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, and Bloomery.
Craft Kombucha: Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can fill up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap. This weekend’s flavor lineup will include several of our extensive list seasonal flavors. Cheers!
Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. This is the last week for Golden Galangal Beets. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!
Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut.
Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringingStrawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Chocolate Mint, and Cookies and Cream.
People’s 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.
Teeny Pies: will be bringing strawberry rhubarb, lemon cream, and pecan. The savory pies for the week will be Thai red curry.
Meat Crafters: Grilled pork, chicken, & lamb sausage sandwiches.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:
• Saturday Matinee – Interstellar (2014) PG-13 – 5/23, 2pm, MtP Library
• Saturday, May 30th, Old City Farm and Guild will be hosting a second “Funny at the Farm,” a night of comedy. Keep an eye out for further details as the date approaches here.
• Free yoga – Every Saturday, 10am – Mt Pleasant Public Library, 3160 16th St
Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market
3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont
Saturdays, 9a – 1p, April – December

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

Welcome to another edition of the MtPFM Newsletter. Strawberries are here! The first of the berry crop! Below is one of my favorite recipes to show case my delicious market find and also trick my friends into thinking I am one crazy awesome chef, when really I just dump things in a bowl.

Balsamic Strawberries:
Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s The Return of the Naked Chef

Ingredients:
• 1 pint of strawberries, quartered
• ~4 tbsp of sugar (to taste)
• 10 tbsp of high quality balsamic vinegar
• 1 vanilla pod or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
• 14 oz of mascarpone cheese
• 4-5 leaves of basil and/or mint finely sliced
Method:
• Combine strawberries, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl, allow the mixture to marinate for up to two hours.
• In a separate bowl, combine mascarpone cheese with vanilla and possibly a pinch of sugar.
• In a small bowl or old style champagne glass, scoop out a couple tablespoons of the cheese and top with strawberries. Sprinkle sliced herbs on top

Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Take delicious MtPFM foods on your picnic!

MARKET EVENTS

• Bike Clinic – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training
• Music – Mara & Rick, battling accordions

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans.

Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have some produce from the greenhouse including lettuce, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets. They will also have the first of the seasons Strawberries!
The meat table will have fresh smoked andouille sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat.

Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon.

Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Fresh picked strawberries! Asparagus in purple and green (purple slightly sweeter). Apples in Honeycrisp, Fuji and cameo. Popping corn and honey. Jams, sauces, apple butter, Apple chips.

Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce.

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, and Bloomery.

Craft Kombucha: Mount Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can fill up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap. This weekend’s flavor lineup will include several of our extensive list seasonal flavors. Cheers!

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. This is the last week for Golden Galangal Beets. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!
Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut.

Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringingStrawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Chocolate Mint, and Cookies and Cream.

People’s 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.

Teeny Pies: will be bringing strawberry rhubarb, lemon cream, and pecan. The savory pies for the week will be Thai red curry.

Meat Crafters: Grilled pork, chicken, & lamb sausage sandwiches.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:
• Saturday Matinee – Interstellar (2014) PG-13 – 5/23, 2pm, MtP Library
• Saturday, May 30th, Old City Farm and Guild will be hosting a second “Funny at the Farm,” a night of comedy. Keep an eye out for further details as the date approaches here.
• Free yoga – Every Saturday, 10am – Mt Pleasant Public Library, 3160 16th St

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – May 9, 2015

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

If you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo a little bit late, pick up some fresh produce for your party at the MtP Farmers’ Market. Grilled asparagus is always a hit! Try wrapping it in some bacon from one of our meat vendors!

And here is a fun article from one of my favorite food magazines, featuring recipes for several beverages for those of an appropriate age.
http://luckypeach.com/three-cocktails-for-cinco-de-mayo/

MARKET EVENTS

Music 9-11 – Gabe Popkin, guitar
Music 11-1 – Market Band www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4
Bike Clinic 10-1 – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans. facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have some produce from the greenhouse including lettuce, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets.

The meat table will have fresh sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat. truckpatchfarms.com

Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon. earthspringcsa.com

Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats. groffscontentfarm.com

Quaker Valley Orchards: Fresh picked asparagus in purple and green (purple slightly sweeter). Apples in Honeycrisp, Fuji and cameo. Popping corn and honey. Jams, sauces, apple butter, Apple chips. quakervalleyorchards.com

Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce. reidsorchardwinery.com

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake. atwaters.biz

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Farmhouse Feta, and West Virginia Blue. springgapmtn.com

Craft Kombucha: Mt Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can fill up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap. This weekend’s flavor lineup will include several of our extensive list seasonal flavors. Cheers! craftkombucha.com

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. This is the last week for Golden Galangal Beets. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!

Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut. number1sons.com

Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringing Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Chocolate Mint, and Cookies and Cream. pleasantpops.com

People’s 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

Teeny Pies: will be bringing strawberry rhubarb (featuring rhubarb from Working Over Thyme Farm), apple crumb, key lime, and the savory will be a mix of Thai red curry and Reuben pot pies, which are just like a Reuben sandwich, but better because they are a pie! teenypies.com

NEW! Meat Crafters: handmade old world traditional and unique new world flavored salamis and sausages and sandwiches. meatcrafters.com

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

Are you excited about supporting access to healthy food in the city? In partnership with farmers’ markets across the city, DC Greens, a local food access non-profit, is assembling a Farmers’ Market Brigade of volunteers to help implement the Produce Plus program from June through November. Volunteers will distribute Produce Plus checks, collect photos and quotes about the program in action, and serve as hosts who can chat with recipients and answer questions while they’re waiting in line. The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is just one of the locations were DC Greens’ volunteers will be helping out. All volunteers must attend a training session before volunteering at a market! Sign up for a training session here. Use this form to sign up for market volunteering shifts!

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3200 Mt Pleasant St NW at 17th & Lamont Sts

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