With fall upon us, you will see some changes in market produce. Peaches, berries, and nectarines are gone have been replaced by the glories of autumn. This is the high season for apples, pears, and pumpkins. With Halloween and Thanksgiving just around the corner, you will begin to see fall decoratives as well. But that dried corn is not just there for looks–its for popping! A recent article in the New York Times reminded me of all the great ways to eat traditional popcorn–I love mine with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Or maybe some cinnamon and sugar. Traditional off the husk popcorn is also a fun and tasty way to teach your kids about where their food comes from! Happy shopping!
- Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents. From 9-11 we have Americana singer-songwriter Katharine Key.
- 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!
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.
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, Macoun, Gold Supreme, Fuji, Yataka, Pinova, Jonathan, Haralson, Jonagold, Empire, Smokehouse, Red Delicious, Snow Sweet), Concord 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: Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Macoun, Gold Supreme, Fuji, Yataka, Pinova, Jonathan, Haralson, Jonagold, Empire, Smokehouse), seedless grapes, Concord grapes, heirloom tomatoes, and various ciders (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 weekend’s flavor lineup will consist of Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, Tropical Caipirinha, Chambourcin and Hobiscus Galaxy Hops. Tropical Caipirinha is one of several exciting flavors designed by fellow Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market vendor and chef at Culinary Jones, Aysha Jones.
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…
Trifectionery Artist: Walnut Baklava, Pistachio Baklava, Chocolate Almond GF Biscotti, GF Fig & Walnut Cookies, GF Ginger Almond Maple Cookies, Vegan GF Tangerine Scones and humidity permitting, Earl Grey with Lemon Macarons.
- Always wanted to learn more about gardening, but didn’t have the time or resources? Check out the Neighborhood Farm Initiative. NFI offers a variety of courses and gardening opportunities for people of all ages!