Happy Thanksgiving!

Its the last market before the big T-day.  The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market has everything you need to make your dinner, party, gala, event a scrumptious success.  This will also probably be the last week for many of our vegetables and for our cheese monger.  If you are looking for some last minute recipes, there is a fantastic article in the New York Times this week featuring classic recipes from across the United States.  From the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market to all of you, we are thankful for your continued support and patronage and we hope you all have a wonderful, delicious, and warm Thanksgiving!

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.
  • 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!
  • Bike Clinic: IS BACK!  Come get some free help with you bike from the nicest guys in town!

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed buns with shittake mushrooms, 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.  This week Peter will also have duck soup in a jar for $9.  The soup consists of duck bone broth, duck meat, ginger, onion, lemongrass, organic brown rice, lentils, Azuki red beans, mung beans, and shiitake mushroom.

Earth Spring Farm:  Salad cut: baby arugula, lettuce mi,x and premium greens mix. Radishes: watermelon, black Spanish, daikon, Easter egg, spicy shunkyu, and red cherry. Greens: red lettuce heads, collards, mustards, braising mix, mizuna, kales, chard, cabbage, blue and green broccoli Raab, lots of fresh and sweet Bok choi. Herbs: chives, sorrel and fennel. Other veggies: Carrots, beets, purple top turnips, scarlet and sweet Hakueri turnips.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Honeycrisp, crimson crisp, stayman, cameo, golden delicious , candy crisp, jonagold , Fuji, York imperial, pink ladies, granny smith, and nittany apples.  Fresh cider, jam, apple sauce and butter, honey, tomato sauce, and sauerkraut.  Their pumpkins great for soups and desserts, winter squash, onions, potatoes and gourds.  This week you can buy a crate of apples for $25 to stock up for winter!  Store in a dark, cool, and dry place!

Reid’s Orchard:  Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Macoun, Gold Supreme, Fuji, Yataka, Pinova, Jonathan, Jonagold, Empire, Smokehouse, Red Delicious,  Stayman, Nittany, Pink Lady…and more!),  Cider (Pear, Apple, Apple Cherry, Apple Grape, Honeycrisp).

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.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: This is our cheese mongers last week!!  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.

Truck Patch Farms:  Lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, purslane, red beets, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, and melons.

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-in and 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:  All types and varieties of tomatoes, including cherry regular and heirloom varieties, Silver King Corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, squash, onions, cucumbers, and several varieties of beans.

Craft Kombucha: Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. this weekends’ flavor lineup will feature two selections from our Fall Flavor Series, Pumpkin Spice and Apple-Cherry Cider.

Number 1 Sons:  As we move into fall and the cucumber supply starts getting hairy. You’ll be seeing more beans and brassicas at Number 1 Sons. The second planting cucumbers we have gotten have been especially crisp and tasty. The half sours this weekend are great! Enojy them as the cucumber season wraps up. We’ve also begun bringing our slightly sweetened take on bread and butter pickles, Sweet Slices are made with with Potomac Vegetable Farm’s crisp and sweet red pepper slices for hearty fall sandwhiches. If you’re interested in a purple cabbage holiday kraut stop by and tell us.

Teeny Pies: Apple cranberry, Pumpkin, Bourbon bacon pecan, and Shepherd’s pie this week.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

  • Our Global Kitchen Now through February 22, 2015 National Geographic Museum 7th and M Streets NW; Explore the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the exhibition illuminates how our world eats and the future of food.
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November 15 – Winter is upon us!

Although tomorrow’s forecast is calling for a high of only 46 degrees, your ever faithful market staff and farmers will be out bright and early at 9am to bring you the last of the season’s bounty.  Come warm and ready to do your pre-Thanksgiving shopping!  Many of our meat vendors have Turkey’s for pre-order and can also make sure to bring along any special requests next weekend (kidneys, sweetbreads? Our farmers have them upon request!).  Come enjoy some of the last Saturdays of 2014, our last market day will be December 20th!

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.  From 9/11 Alex Young will play guitar, tambourine, and harmonica; and from 11-1 A to Z Duet- MtP residents Avery and Zoe will mesmerize with their classical violin duets.
  • 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!
  • Bike Clinic: IS BACK!  Come get some free help with you bike from the nicest guys in town!

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed buns with shittake mushrooms, 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.  This week Peter will also have duck soup in a jar for $9.  The soup consists of duck bone broth, duck meat, ginger, onion, lemongrass, organic brown rice, lentils, Azuki red beans, mung beans, and shiitake mushroom.

Earth Spring Farm:  Salad cut: baby arugula, lettuce mi,x and premium greens mix. Radishes: watermelon, black Spanish, daikon, Easter egg, spicy shunkyu, and red cherry. Greens: red lettuce heads, collards, mustards, braising mix, mizuna, kales, chard, cabbage, blue and green broccoli Raab, lots of fresh and sweet Bok choi. Herbs: chives, sorrel and fennel. Other veggies: Carrots, beets, purple top turnips, scarlet and sweet Hakueri turnips.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Honeycrisp, crimson crisp, stayman, cameo, golden delicious , candy crisp, jonagold , Fuji, York imperial, pink ladies, granny smith, and nittany apples.  Fresh cider, jam, apple sauce and butter, honey, tomato sauce, and sauerkraut.  Their pumpkins great for soups and desserts, winter squash, onions, potatoes and gourds.

Reid’s Orchard:  Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Macoun, Gold Supreme, Fuji, Yataka, Pinova, Jonathan, Jonagold, Empire, Smokehouse, Red Delicious,  Stayman, Nittany, Pink Lady…and more!),  Cider (Apple, Apple Cherry, Apple Grape, Honeycrisp).

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.

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.

Truck Patch Farms:  Lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, purslane, red beets, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, and melons.

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-in and 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:  All types and varieties of tomatoes, including cherry regular and heirloom varieties, Silver King Corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, squash, onions, cucumbers, and several varieties of beans.

Craft Kombucha: Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. this weekends’ flavor lineup will feature two selections from our Fall Flavor Series, Pumpkin Spice and Apple-Cherry Cider.

Number 1 Sons:  As we move into fall and the cucumber supply starts getting hairy. You’ll be seeing more beans and brassicas at Number 1 Sons. The second planting cucumbers we have gotten have been especially crisp and tasty. The half sours this weekend are great! Enojy them as the cucumber season wraps up. We’ve also begun bringing our slightly sweetened take on bread and butter pickles, Sweet Slices are made with with Potomac Vegetable Farm’s crisp and sweet red pepper slices for hearty fall sandwhiches. If you’re interested in a purple cabbage holiday kraut stop by and tell us.

Teeny Pies: Sweet potato, coconut cream, rosemary caramel apple, Bourbon bacon pecan, and the savory is a special Thanksgiving pot pie: a turkey pot pie with sweet potatoes and cranberries, topped with a stuffing crumble.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

  • Our Global Kitchen Now through February 22, 2015 National Geographic Museum 7th and M Streets NW; Explore the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the exhibition illuminates how our world eats and the future of food.
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November 8 – A delicious fall breakfast

Looking for a delicious way to use your market spoils for an indulgent breakfast?  Then I have a great recipe for you, adapted from this food blog!

Apple Crumble Bars

  • 1&1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour (or white flour, spelt, or oat flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 and 1 tbsp cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 2 cups peeled, chopped apple
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (or agave)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F.  Stir together the first eight ingredients, making sure to break the butter up really well so that little crumbs form. Scoop 2/3 of the dough into a 4×7, oiled glass dish (or any small pan), and press down firmly. In a separate bowl, stir together the other ingredients. Layer them into the pan, then top with the rest of the dough from the first pan and press down a bit. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 F, then cool at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars. Store uncovered, unless you want a soft crust (in which case, you should cover completely with saran wrap).

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.  From 9-11 Tranquil lakes will play their guitars and accordions and from 11-1 Gabriel Popkin, Jeremy Mauro, and Pete McAvoy will play traditional fiddle music from Appalachia and beyond.
  • 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!
  • Bike Clinic: IS BACK!  Come get some free help with you bike from the nicest guys in town!

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed buns with shittake mushrooms, 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.  This week Peter will also have duck soup in a jar for $9.  The soup consists of duck bone broth, duck meat, ginger, onion, lemongrass, organic brown rice, lentils, Azuki red beans, mung beans, and shiitake mushroom.

Earth Spring Farm: Lettuce heads, Lettuce mix- salad cut, Arugula bunched, Arugula salad cut, Premium greens mix salad cut, Greens mix bunched, Green broccoli Raab, Red Russian kale, Green curly kale, Bok choi, Multicolor Swiss chard, Mizuna greens bunched, Red mustard greens – 2 varieties, Purple top turnips, Scarlet turnips, Sweet Japanese Hakueri turnips, Purple radishes, Red radishes, Red beets, Tomatoes, Assorted hot peppers, Green bell peppers, black eggplant, long asian eggplant varieties, Winter Squash Varieties, Pie pumpkins, Fingerling sweet potatoes, Potatoes – Yukon Gold and Red Pontiac, Herbs – French sorrel, Chives, lemongrass, red russian garlic, Thai basil, and Pastured eggs – raised with non GMO feed.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Honeycrisp, crimson crisp, Mutsu, stayman, cameo, golden delicious , candy crisp, jonagold , Fuji, York imperial, courtland, and nittany apples.  Fresh cider, jam, apple sauce and butter, honey, tomato sauce, and sauerkraut.  Their pumpkins great for soups and desserts, winter squash, onions, potatoes and gourds.

Reid’s Orchard:  Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Macoun, Gold Supreme, Fuji, Yataka, Pinova, Jonathan, Jonagold, Empire, Smokehouse, Red Delicious, Snow Sweet, Ambrosia, Stayman, Nittany, Pink Lady, and more!),  Cider (Apple, Apple Cherry, Apple Grape, Honeycrisp).

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.

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.

Truck Patch Farms:  Lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, purslane, red beets, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, and melons.

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-in and 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:  All types and varieties of tomatoes, including cherry regular and heirloom varieties, Silver King Corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, squash, onions, cucumbers, and several varieties of beans.

Craft Kombucha: Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. this weekends’ flavor lineup will feature two selections from our Fall Flavor Series, Pumpkin Spice and Apple-Cherry Cider.

Number 1 Sons:  As we move into fall and the cucumber supply starts getting hairy. You’ll be seeing more beans and brassicas at Number 1 Sons. The second planting cucumbers we have gotten have been especially crisp and tasty. The half sours this weekend are great! Enojy them as the cucumber season wraps up. We’ve also begun bringing our slightly sweetened take on bread and butter pickles, Sweet Slices are made with with Potomac Vegetable Farm’s crisp and sweet red pepper slices for hearty fall sandwhiches. If you’re interested in a purple cabbage holiday kraut stop by and tell us.

Teeny Pies: Rosemary caramel apple, Pumpkin (made with fresh market pumpkins), and Coconut cream.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

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November 1 – Happy Halloween!

By Saturday Halloween will be over and the kids will be passed out in their beds after their sugar highs.  If you are looking for something to do with those left over squashes, check out this great recipe for Pumpkin-Pecan Quick Bread!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin
1 cup canola oil
4 large eggs
2/3 cup water
Method:

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

2. Stir together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and make a well in center of mixture. Whisk together pumpkin, next 3 ingredients; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Stir in pecans.

3. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loafpans.

5. Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.
  • 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!
  • Bike Clinic: IS BACK!  Come get some free help with you bike from the nicest guys in town!

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed buns with shittake mushrooms, 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.  This week Peter will also have duck soup in a jar for $9.  The soup consists of duck bone broth, duck meat, ginger, onion, lemongrass, organic brown rice, lentils, Azuki red beans, mung beans, and shiitake mushroom.

Earth Spring Farm: Lettuce heads, Lettuce mix- salad cut, Arugula bunched, Arugula salad cut, Premium greens mix salad cut, Greens mix bunched, Green broccoli Raab, Red Russian kale, Green curly kale, Bok choi, Multicolor Swiss chard, Mizuna greens bunched, Red mustard greens – 2 varieties, Purple top turnips, Scarlet turnips, Sweet Japanese Hakueri turnips, Purple radishes, Red radishes, Red beets, Tomatoes, Assorted hot peppers, Green bell peppers, black eggplant, long asian eggplant varieties, Winter Squash Varieties, Pie pumpkins, Fingerling sweet potatoes, Potatoes – Yukon Gold and Red Pontiac, Herbs – French sorrel, Chives, lemongrass, red russian garlic, Thai basil, and Pastured eggs – raised with non GMO feed.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Apples (Honeycrisp ,gala, golden delicious, crimson crisp, courtland, Mutsu, jonagold, nittany, northern spy, and Arkansas black), Cider (Apple, Apple Cherry, Apple Grape, Honeycrisp), fresh cider, potatoes, onions, winter squash, popping corn, applesauce and butter, tomato sauce, honey and jam.

Reid’s Orchard:  Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Macoun, Gold Delicious, Fuji, Yataka, Pinova, Jonathan, Haralson, Jonagold, Empire, Smokehouse, Red Delicious, Snow Sweet, Ambrosia, Orleans, Stayman, Nittany, Pink Lady, Arkansas Black, Black Twig, Granny Smith), Cider (Apple, Apple Cherry, Apple Grape, Honeycrisp, Pear).

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.

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.

Truck Patch Farms:  Lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, purslane, red beets, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, and melons.

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-in and 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:  All types and varieties of tomatoes, including cherry regular and heirloom varieties, Silver King Corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, squash, onions, cucumbers, and several varieties of beans.

Craft Kombucha: Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. this weekends’ flavor lineup will feature two selections from our Fall Flavor Series, Pumpkin Spice and Apple-Cherry Cider.

Number 1 Sons:  As we move into fall and the cucumber supply starts getting hairy. You’ll be seeing more beans and brassicas at Number 1 Sons. The second planting cucumbers we have gotten have been especially crisp and tasty. The half sours this weekend are great! Enojy them as the cucumber season wraps up. We’ve also begun bringing our slightly sweetened take on bread and butter pickles, Sweet Slices are made with with Potomac Vegetable Farm’s crisp and sweet red pepper slices for hearty fall sandwhiches. If you’re interested in a purple cabbage holiday kraut stop by and tell us. We’re pondering spices and slices…

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

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October 25 – All about apples!

Did you know there are over 5,000 varieties of apples?  This week a new encyclopedia was released: The Illustrated History of Apples in America,and the volumes contain this fun fact and thousands upon thousands more!  The author, Mr. Dan Bussey worked over twenty years to compile his encyclopedia and picked many many apples to do research.  So come on down to the Mount Pleasant market and see if you can find a new variety to try and then head to the library and see if you can find Mr. Bussey’s new encyclopedia!

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.  From 9-11 Carolyn Brandt will pluck the Celtic Harp.  And from 11-1 Lamont Street Deluxe-Rick and Mara on Dueling Accordions will play a variety of international folks songs, dances, and a few surprises.
  • 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!
  • Bike Clinic: IS BACK!  Come get some free help with you bike from the nicest guys in town!

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed buns with shittake mushrooms, 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.  This week Peter will also have duck soup in a jar for $9.  The soup consists of duck bone broth, duck meat, ginger, onion, lemongrass, organic brown rice, lentils, Azuki red beans, mung beans, and shiitake mushroom.

Earth Spring Farm: Lettuce heads, Lettuce mix- salad cut, Arugula bunched, Arugula salad cut, Premium greens mix salad cut, Greens mix bunched, Green broccoli Raab, Red Russian kale, Green curly kale, Bok choi, Multicolor Swiss chard, Mizuna greens bunched, Red mustard greens – 2 varieties, Purple top turnips, Scarlet turnips, Sweet Japanese Hakueri turnips, Purple radishes, Red radishes, Red beets, Tomatoes, Assorted hot peppers, Green bell peppers, black eggplant, long asian eggplant varieties, Winter Squash Varieties, Pie pumpkins, Fingerling sweet potatoes, Potatoes – Yukon Gold and Red Pontiac, Herbs – French sorrel, Chives, lemongrass, red russian garlic, Thai basil, and Pastured eggs – raised with non GMO feed.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Apples (Honeycrisp ,gala, golden delicious, crimson crisp, courtland, Mutsu, jonagold, nittany, northern spy, and Arkansas black), Niagara grapes, Cider (Apple, Apple Cherry, Apple Grape, Honeycrisp), fresh cider, potatoes, onions, pumpkins, winter squash, popping corn, applesauce and butter, tomato sauce, honey and jam.

Reid’s Orchard: Kiwi berries, Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Macoun, Gold Delicious, Fuji, Yataka, Pinova, Jonathan, Haralson, Jonagold, Empire, Smokehouse, Red Delicious, Snow Sweet, Ambrosia, Orleans, Stayman, Nittany and more!), Pears, Concord grapes, Cider (Apple, Apple Cherry, Apple Grape, Honeycrisp, Pear).

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.

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.

Truck Patch Farms:  Lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, purslane, red beets, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, and melons.

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-in and 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:  All types and varieties of tomatoes, including cherry regular and heirloom varieties, Silver King Corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, squash, onions, cucumbers, and several varieties of beans.

Craft Kombucha: Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. this weekends’ flavor lineup will feature two selections from our Fall Flavor Series, Pumpkin Spice and Apple-Cherry Cider.

Number 1 Sons:  As we move into fall and the cucumber supply starts getting hairy. You’ll be seeing more beans and brassicas at Number 1 Sons. The second planting cucumbers we have gotten have been especially crisp and tasty. The half sours this weekend are great! Enojy them as the cucumber season wraps up. We’ve also begun bringing our slightly sweetened take on bread and butter pickles, Sweet Slices are made with with Potomac Vegetable Farm’s crisp and sweet red pepper slices for hearty fall sandwhiches. If you’re interested in a purple cabbage holiday kraut stop by and tell us. We’re pondering spices and slices…

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

  • Mount Pleasant DC Library volunteers will be at the market to encourage people to sign up for library cards!
  • DC Fair Food volunteers will be out to share information about their organizations and raise awareness about farm worker rights.
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