You know what makes local food taste even better? When it’s seasoned with local herbs! Now is the time to start your herb garden (big or small!) and our farmers (Richfield and Reid’s) are at the ready to help you make it happen with seedlings.
Need some inspiration? There are dozens of innovative techniques and how-to’s for building a functional and attractive herb garden. Use a wooden palate for a vertical garden. Recycle some plastic bottles. Gather up some old paint cans. You can even reclaim some old tea cups. We’ll see you Saturday from 9am-1pm!
- Buskers. Olivia Mancini joins us in the morning on guitar & vocals.
- 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!
Pleasant Pops: Back for their 5th year at the market which inspired their name, Pleasant Pops will have Black Cherry Yogurt, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Chongos: Mexican Sweet Cream and Cinnamon, and Rosemary Grapefruit. Be sure to pay them a visit!
People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range pork or duck. Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.
Quaker Valley Orchards: Apples – honeycrisp, Fuji, Mutsu, stayman. Cider, apple sauce and butter, dried honeycrisp chips, kraut, tomato sauce, honey, popping corn, jam in tart cherry, blue and blackberry.
Reid’s Orchard: Cider, a variety of apples and herb plants to get your garden started!
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 and Farmhouse Feta.
Truck Patch Farms – Fresh from the greenhouse: lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, red beets.
Truck Patch Meat Department –Pork sausage- Applewurst, Country, Ground, Italian hot and sweet, Maple, Sage. Bacon. Pork loins chops, and roast. Shoulder roast bone in and boneless, Shoulder chops, Ribs, and Hams steaks. Whole chickens as well as parts. Turkey parts. Eggs.
Richfield Farm – Back for the first time this season, Richfield will have a nice selection of herb plants for creating your own home garden.
Craft Kombucha – Mt. Pleasant’s very own kombucha brewery, will have six flavors on tap this Saturday. Highlights include their new seasonal Cherry Blossom and Citra Hops & Honey from their Hops Series featured in Zagat DC last week.
- Friends of the National Arboretum have a fantastic workshop line-up this spring. Explore their upcoming events for a training on correctly fertilizing your lawn, a tour of the cherry blossoms on their grounds, and more!
- Common Good City Farm invites you to their open house! Enjoy farm tours, refreshments, music, youth activities, hands-on farming, and more. This fun and free community event is a wonderful way to learn more about the farm and catch up with neighbors after the long winter. April 26 from 11-2 > V Street NW between 2nd and 4th Streets.