- Use warm water, flowers absorb it faster
- Cut stems at an angle with sharp shears, dull scissors put a lot of pressure on the stem, destroying pathways in the flower
- Add a small mixture of aspirin and sugar to the water for food, along with some type of antibacterial agent like vodka, vinegar or even a little bleach to kill off bacteria. Just a ¼ of a teaspoon is all you need.
- Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents. From 9-11: Calamity Row, a country-folk twang band. From 11-1 songwriter and guitarist, Tayt Held will perform.
- Children’s Play Area. Make your market trip a family affair. Shop with your young-ones and then relax and play in our kids space. We’ll bring the toys!
- Urban Sitters are back with information about their services as well as fun children’s activities/gifts.
UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:
Pleasant Pops: This week Pleasant Pops will have: Watermelon Mint, Vegan Mexican Chocolate, Blueberry Pancake, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade.
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.
Earth Spring Farm: Golden beets, red beets, Italian heirloom red tropea onions, walla walla onions, white sterling onions, cucumbers, zucchini, chard, kale, basil, parsley, potatoes, cabbage, kohlrabi, french sorrel, common sage, fennel, peppers, garlic, spaghetti squash, delicata squash, and eggs!
Quaker Valley Orchards: Peaches, nectarines, gooseberries, cucumbers, summer squash, new potatoes, broccolli, garlic, and sweet corn. Dry goods: applesauce, apple butter honey, jams, and popcorn.
Reid’s Orchard: Gooseberries, currants, Summer Lodi apples, and peaches.
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.
Groff’s Content Farm: Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps. The farmswill have whole fresh chickens this Saturday. There will only be a limited supply available. So come early or email email@example.com before Friday at 5 p.m., to reserve yours.
Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, four cheeses: Jersey Gold gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Sophie’s Select cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, and Bloomery, their version of camembert. Also, Spring Gap will be experimenting with their blue cheese recipe, come prepared with some adventurous tastebuds and help Spring Gap decide on their new product!
Truck Patch Farms: Eight different kinds of strawberries!! Earliglow, Cobat, Chandler, Cavedisnsh, Ovation, Mesbia, Jewel, Honeyore. Additionally, there is the usual lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, red beets, and perhaps the last week for asparagus.
Truck Patch Meat Department: Andouille sausage this week! Plus, smoked sausage- Applewurst, Country, Ground, Italian hot and sweet, Maple, Sage. Bacon, smoked maple, garlic, and pepper. All cuts of pork. Shoulder roast bone inand boneless, Shoulder chops, Ribs, and Hams steaks. Whole chickens as well as parts. Turkey all parts and ground. Turkey burgers, white and dark meat. Eggs.
Richfield Farm: Potatoes, onions, broccoli, kohlrabi, several varieties of lettuce, chard, several varieties of kale, tomatoes, and summer squash.
Craft Kombucha: Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can come fill up your refillable bottles with one of six unique and delicious flavors.
Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have a variety of pickles and kraut as well as their new “Acapulco Kraut” this week! The Acapulco Kraut has cabbage, carrots, onion, ginger, mustard seeds, and is finished with some preserved lemon. Very delicious on its own or great on fish tacos, salads and hot dogs!
- Lulu’s will not be at the MtP Farmer’s Market because they are competing at DC Scoop! If you have sometime after the market head on over to the event, taking place 1pm-4pm at Union Market. It is free and a great way to try the best ice creams in DC.
- The DC summer meals program began this Monday and runs throughout the summer. Meals and snacks are available at hundreds of sites across the city including recreation centers, schools, churches, libraries, and community based organizations. D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is FREE to all children ages 18 and younger, who can just show up at a D.C. Free Summer Meal site during meal time, no application necessary. For more information, click here.
- Sign up for a spontaneous cooking course to support the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.
- Join DC Greens for Sunday/Funday/Workday at the Walker Jones Farm anytime between 10am and 4pm!