Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – November 18, 2017

Foods from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Saturday Mornings on the Plaza under the trees.

 

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  It may be cold now, but come enjoy a beautiful brisk morning and good food.  Stay as long as you can and enjoy the music, snacks, and neighbors.

 

Favorite Recipes Wanted  –  Do you have a Farmers’ Market seasonal recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!

 

Also, Recipe Editor wanted – to help select weekly seasonal recipes for the Market Newsletter.

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic:  If not too cold, their volunteer bike technicians will be there to tweak your wheels, and show how to do it.

 

Music:  May be a quiet Market.  Cancellation & cold.  Open Mike if you are interested.  Come play!

 

Local Prepared Foods Pop-Up:  Archaikos Foods is a local plant-based food company that produces specialty items that you will not find at your local markets or grocery store.  The items that we produce are: Almond Cheese, Vegan Crab Cakes, Fresh Savory Soups: Andorra Wild Rice Soup, Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Vegan Bacon with Almond Cheese, Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Lentils, and Roasted Japanese Eggplant Soup; Vegan Hamburgers, California Red-Beans and Rice  www.archaikosfoods.com

 

Cookbook Sales:  Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library, good cookbooks & other healthy living books.  The Friends group also has a more expansive book sale at the Mount Pleasant Library every Saturday morning.

 

Composting – DC Food Scrap Drop-Off program – free composting.  Look for the bin by the Market Table.

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  PICK UP YOUR TURKEYS (If you pre-ordered one)!  Also, MAPLE sausage is back! Truck Patch will have a *lot* of broccoli, and it’s the last week for the cauliflower!  And a dazzling array of greens – arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale! As always, we’ll have delicious pork chops, sausage, and bacon. And free range eggs!    www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Richfield will have regular & Romanesco broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts & every green imaginable. Cabbage, deer potatoes, red, white, and blue potatoes, beets, onions, the last of the summer’s tomatoes and a few other odds and ends left over from before the last freeze out on the farm.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  This week: Lots of apples and pears. Fresh pressed cider. Pumpkins and winter squash, onions. Applesauce and apple butter, tomato sauce, honey, apple chips and jams. Popcorn.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Concord grapes, pears, kiwiberries, quince, UV cider, Honeycrisp, Apple Grape, Apple Cherry and Apple cider, Apples- Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, Mutsu (and more!) apples.    www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

Groff’s Content Farm:  We will have fresh duck at Market!  We also have some new grassfed beef bologna and snack sticks made without preservatives or added nitrates.  As one customer said, they are weirdly good; I personally can’t stop eating them.  Kind of summer sausage-like would be great on crackers if you can get them that far.  We have lots of ground beef and bacon for the perfect grassfed bacon cheese burger paired with cheese from Spring Gap Mountain of course.  Also Bratwurst and keilbasa which are outstanding grilled on a bun topped with Number 1 Sons sauerkraut.   www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Farmhouse Feta, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, West Virginia Blue and Bloomery camembert.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  We’ve made a new kimchi for folks who want something without chili and garlic.  It’s a white kimchi, in Korean it’s called Baak kimchi.  We’re calling ours Miso Snow.  It’s made with Napa cabbage and daikon radish with a miso and ginger base. Very tasty in rice bowls, or as a soup topping.

 

Summer has been long, so the Daikons that Next Step Produce planted for us are 3.5” long right now. We do plan to bring back our winter radish ferments/pickles; Dilly Daikon and Honey Habanero.  We’re in a larger space now, in Ivy City in DC!, so we’ve also put additional cucumbers down this year and will have them hopefully through Thanksgiving.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar, sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  Summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Is it ever too cold for pops?  Well, sorry, no pops at the Market until April.    Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown until we are back in April.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving the following flavors on-tap: Ginger, Blue lemongrass, Autumn hibiscus, Honeycrisp apple cider, Pumpkin spice, Mango honeybush.  Cheers!  www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples 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

 

Manos de Maiz: Our hot Mexican chocolate is back, spiced up with Chile de árbol, fennel seeds, cinnamon and clove. We’ll have limited servings so get here early!  This weekend’s veggie: Brussels sprouts and cauliflower with smoky chipotle & persimmon sauce. It’s tamale season, come see a new kind we’ve been working on for the Holiday season!  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  The best & freshest homemade Falafel sandwich wraps.

 

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

 

 

 

Community Events:

 

Saturday Morning Yoga – 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 theirs.  10am, MtP Library

 

Saturday Book Sale  –  Come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

Carlos Rosario School Holiday Bazaar  –  A perfect place to buy unique handmade gifts from DC immigrant entrepreneurs from around the world. Saturday, November 18th, 11am-3pm at the Carlos Rosario School Harvard Street Campus, 1100 Harvard St. NW.

 

Punk Rock Flea Market  –  Saturday, 12 to 5pm, St. Stephen Church, 16th & Newton.  Vendor list: Atlas Astrology, Balto Vintage, Bort’s Pin Emporium, Brain Abuse, Brian Rohloff Design, Casa Flor Ixcaco, Check Engine Vintage, Cramhole, DC Public Library, Defend Yourself – defendyourself.org/, Donut Run, Federal Pins, Mount Pleasant Library Friends, From Farm To Fido, Grave Mistake Records, Heavy Penny Vintage, Malokul DC, Marta Twain Vintage + DJ, Mixtape Massacre, Moon Children Boutique, Punk Archives, Ruby Threads Vintage, Roro’s Lebanese, Slug Prints, Smash!, Society Bleeds Records, Unknown Brand, Vinyl Conflict Record Store + more!  Free to enter, but please bring canned food to donate. This event is a canned food drive for We Are Family DC (www.wearefamilydc.org/).  In cooperation with Positive Force DC.  Suggested donation items for We are Family: Whole Grain Cereals, Peanut Butter, Canned goods, Fruits/veggies, Tuna, Soups, Beans, Pasta, etc.  Contact fleasdc@gmail.com

 

Volunteer for Mt. Pleasant Holiday Bazaar  –  Please volunteer for the Mt. Pleasant Business Association (MPBA) and Bancroft Elementary PTO Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, December 3rd from 10 AM to 4 PM in Lamont Park.  Help by introducing families to Santa and distributing gifts or food to children.  Contact: MtPleasantDC@gmail.com

 

Mt Pleasant Library – Events: www.dclibrary.org/mtpleasant

 

Mount Pleasant Main Street is looking for MtP Team members to help with MtP events & activities.  MtPleasantDC@gmail.com

 

Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info

 

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont – 9a-1p

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

 

A neighborhood business with support from Mount Pleasant Main Street (501(c)(3)) & Mount Pleasant Business Association

 

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – November 11, 2017

Foods from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Saturday Mornings on the Plaza under the trees.

 

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  It may be cold now, but come enjoy a beautiful brisk morning and good food.  Stay as long as you can and enjoy the music, snacks, neighbors.

 

Favorite Recipes Wanted  –  Do you have a Farmers’ Market seasonal recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!

 

Also, Recipe Editor wanted – to help select weekly seasonal recipes for the Market Newsletter.

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic:  Their volunteer bike technicians will be there to tweak your wheels, and show how to do it.

 

Music:    Enjoy the music

9a-1p -.  Alex Young – Guitar, tambourine and harmonica; Pop, country, Irish, Classic Rock, & original music.

 

Cookbook Sales:  Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library, good cookbooks & other healthy living books.  The Friends group also has a more expansive book sale at the Mount Pleasant Library every Saturday morning.

 

Composting – DC Food Scrap Drop-Off program – free composting.  Look for the bin by the Market Table.

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  LAST WEEK TO ORDER TURKEYS! http://truckpatchfarms.com/TurkeyOrderForm.html !  Truck Patch will have a *lot* of broccoli and winter squash, don’t forget the cauliflower!  And a dazzling array of greens – arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Making its debut: Turkey bacon!  As always, we’ll have delicious pork chops, sausage, and bacon. And free range eggs!    www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Richfield will have regular & Romanesco broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts & every green imaginable. Cabbage, deer potatoes, red, white, and blue potatoes, beets, onions, the last of the summer’s tomatoes and a few other odds and ends left over from before the last freeze out on the farm.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  This week: Lots of apples and pears. Fresh pressed cider. Pumpkins and winter squash, onions. Applesauce and apple butter, tomato sauce, honey, apple chips and jams. Popcorn.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Concord grapes, pears, kiwiberries, quince, UV cider, Honeycrisp, Apple Grape, Apple Cherry and Apple cider, Apples- Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, Mutsu (and more!) apples.    www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

Groff’s Content Farm:  We will have fresh duck at Market!  We also have some new grassfed beef bologna and snack sticks made without preservatives or added nitrates.  As one customer said, they are weirdly good; I personally can’t stop eating them.  Kind of summer sausage-like would be great on crackers if you can get them that far.  We have lots of ground beef and bacon for the perfect grassfed bacon cheese burger paired with cheese from Spring Gap Mountain of course.  Also Bratwurst and keilbasa which are outstanding grilled on a bun topped with Number 1 Sons sauerkraut.   www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Farmhouse Feta, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, West Virginia Blue and Bloomery camembert.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  We’ve made a new kimchi for folks who want something without chili and garlic.  It’s a white kimchi, in Korean it’s called Baak kimchi.  We’re calling ours Miso Snow.  It’s made with Napa cabbage and daikon radish with a miso and ginger base. Very tasty in rice bowls, or as a soup topping.

 

Summer has been long, so the Daikons that Next Step Produce planted for us are 3.5” long right now. We do plan to bring back our winter radish ferments/pickles; Dilly Daikon and Honey Habanero.  We’re in a larger space now, in Ivy City in DC!, so we’ve also put additional cucumbers down this year and will have them hopefully through Thanksgiving.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar, sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  Summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Is it ever too cold for pops?  Well, sorry, no pops at the Market until April.    Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown until we are back in April.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving the following flavors on-tap: Apple-ginger, Elderflower, Mango honey bush, Blue lemongrass, Pumpkin spice, & Autumn hibiscus  Cheers!  www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples 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

 

Manos de Maiz: Our hot Mexican chocolate is back, spiced up with Chile de árbol, fennel seeds, cinnamon and clove. We’ll have limited servings so get here early!  This weekend’s veggie: Brussels sprouts and cauliflower with smoky chipotle & persimmon sauce. It’s tamale season, come see a new kind we’ve been working on for the Holiday season!  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  The best & freshest homemade Falafel sandwich wraps.

 

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

 

 

 

Community Events:

 

Saturday Morning Yoga – 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 theirs.  10am, MtP Library

 

Saturday Book Sale  –  Come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

Neighborhood Eats premieres Monday, November 13th at 9:30pm, on WETA-TV 26.  This week the series features the culinary pleasures of Greater Washington areas Del Ray (Alexandria, VA), Silver Spring (MD), Adams Morgan/Mount Pleasant, and Southwest.  Watch and see if you can spot the MtP places and people.

 

Color’s Garden: An Adventure with the Elements of Art  –  Inspired by the art of Henri Matisse, Color’s Garden is a play that celebrates the joys and discoveries of making a new kind of art.  Color, who dreams of making something new all on her own, leads her friends Line and Shape on an imaginative adventure. By working and playing together in new ways, the friends discover that art can capture so much more than what we see with our eyes. Featuring projections, playful animations, and a lively jazz score, this theatrical fantasy brings the elements of art to life and offers new understandings about their expressive power.  Following each performance, families will be invited to make collages in our hands-on artmaking space and will be provided with self-guiding resources to explore the elements of art in the Gallery’s collection.  All performances are free and will take place in the East Building Auditorium, which seats 450 people. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance registration is required. Groups are welcome. Food and drink are not permitted. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.  Written and directed by MtP’s Mary Hall Surface.  For families with children ages 4 and up.  Approximately 45 minutes in length.  Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 and 12:30p; Sunday, November 12 at 11:30 and 2:00p.  nga.gov/family

 

Mt Pleasant Library – Events: www.dclibrary.org/mtpleasant

 

Mount Pleasant Main Street is looking for MtP Team members to help with MtP events & activities.  MtPleasantDC@gmail.com

 

Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info

 

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont – 9a-1p

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

 

A neighborhood business with support from Mount Pleasant Main Street (501(c)(3)) & Mount Pleasant Business Association

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – November 4, 2017

Foods from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Saturday Mornings on the Plaza under the trees.

 

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Come enjoy a beautiful mild morning and good food.  Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, neighbors & pumpkins.

 

Favorite Recipes Wanted  –  Do you have a Farmers’ Market seasonal recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!

 

Also, Recipe Editor wanted – to help select weekly seasonal recipes for the Market Newsletter.

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic:  Their volunteer bike technicians will be there to tweak your wheels, and show how to do it.

 

Music:    Enjoy the music

9a-11a – Trifilio Tango – virtuosic performances of original tango music.

11a-1p – James Ploeser – Acoustic folk and pop covers in English and Spanish.

 

Cookbook Sales:  Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library, good cookbooks & other healthy living books.  The Friends group also has a more expansive book sale at the Mount Pleasant Library every Saturday morning.

 

Composting – DC Food Scrap Drop-Off program – free composting.  Look for the bin by the Market Table.

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  Thanksgiving is in less than three weeks!!!  Pre-order your turkey by 11/10 for the best selection and size. http://truckpatchfarms.com/TurkeyOrderForm.html  You can also sign up at market this week while your get your greens.  Truck Patch will have a *lot* of cauliflower and cabbage this week.  We will also have arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Plus free Range Pork and Free Range eggs.   www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Everything the summer heart can desire: Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  This week: Lots of apples and pears. Fresh pressed cider. Pumpkins and winter squash, onions. Applesauce and apple butter, tomato sauce, honey, apple chips and jams. Popcorn.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Concord grapes, pears, kiwiberries, quince, UV cider, Honeycrisp, Apple Grape, Apple Cherry and Apple cider, Apples- Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, Mutsu (and more!) apples.    www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

Groff’s Content Farm:  We will have fresh duck at Market!  We also have some new grassfed beef bologna and snack sticks made without preservatives or added nitrates.  As one customer said, they are weirdly good; I personally can’t stop eating them.  Kind of summer sausage-like would be great on crackers if you can get them that far.  We have lots of ground beef and bacon for the perfect grassfed bacon cheese burger paired with cheese from Spring Gap Mountain of course.  Also Bratwurst and keilbasa which are outstanding grilled on a bun topped with Number 1 Sons sauerkraut.   www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Farmhouse Feta, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, West Virginia Blue and Bloomery camembert.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  We’ve made a new kimchi for folks who want something without chili and garlic.  It’s a white kimchi, in Korean it’s called Baak kimchi.  We’re calling ours Miso Snow.  It’s made with Napa cabbage and daikon radish with a miso and ginger base. Very tasty in rice bowls, or as a soup topping.

 

Summer has been long, so the Daikons that Next Step Produce planted for us are 3.5” long right now. We do plan to bring back our winter radish ferments/pickles; Dilly Daikon and Honey Habanero.  We’re in a larger space now, in Ivy City in DC!, so we’ve also put additional cucumbers down this year and will have them hopefully through Thanksgiving.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar, sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  Summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Is it ever too cold for pops?  Well, sorry, no pops at the Market until April.    Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown until we are back in April.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving the following flavors on-tap: Apple-ginger, Elderflower, Mango honey bush, Blue lemongrass, Pumpkin spice, & Autumn hibiscus  Cheers!  www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples 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

 

Manos de Maiz: Our round up of chicken mole and brisket tinga is available this week as well as your favorite fall veggie, spaghetti squash. We are taking orders ahead for your Thanksgiving needs, share the maizope love with your family!  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  The best & freshest homemade Falafel sandwich wraps..

 

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

 

 

 

Community Events:

 

Saturday Morning Yoga – 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 theirs.  10am, MtP Library

 

Saturday Book Sale  –  Come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

Bancroft Elementary School Block Party  – Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Food & Drinks – Saturday, 10:30a-1p, 1700 block Lamont St.

 

Square Dance  –  We’re super excited to have local caller Caroline Barnes making her DC Square Dance debut. Also making his debut is local fiddler Alexander Mitchell, who’s pulled together an all-star band for us, with John Devine on guitar, Joe Hermann on fiddle and banjo and Joe Fallon on bass. Daylight savings ends early the morning of Sunday, Nov 5, so you can stay out extra late.  As always, all are welcome: young and old, brand new and experienced dancers. No partner, lessons, overalls or fancy dress needed.  Saturday, November 4, Doors at 8:00 pm; Dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 or so, St Stephens Church, 1525 Newton St. $5 cash at the door, sorry no credit cards!  Snacks and drinks to share are welcomed. Water bottles are encouraged as we can provide only a limited number of drinking jars.  See y’all soon!  ~ DC Square Dance Collective

 

Color’s Garden: An Adventure with the Elements of Art  –  Inspired by the art of Henri Matisse, Color’s Garden is a play that celebrates the joys and discoveries of making a new kind of art.  Color, who dreams of making something new all on her own, leads her friends Line and Shape on an imaginative adventure. By working and playing together in new ways, the friends discover that art can capture so much more than what we see with our eyes. Featuring projections, playful animations, and a lively jazz score, this theatrical fantasy brings the elements of art to life and offers new understandings about their expressive power.  Following each performance, families will be invited to make collages in our hands-on artmaking space and will be provided with self-guiding resources to explore the elements of art in the Gallery’s collection.  All performances are free and will take place in the East Building Auditorium, which seats 450 people. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance registration is required. Groups are welcome. Food and drink are not permitted. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.  Written and directed by MtP’s Mary Hall Surface.  For families with children ages 4 and up.  Approximately 45 minutes in length.  Saturday, November 4 at 10:30 and 12:30; Sunday, November 5 at 11:30a; Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 and 12:30p; Sunday, November 12 at 11:30 and 2:00p.  nga.gov/family

 

Mt Pleasant Library – Events: www.dclibrary.org/mtpleasant

 

Mount Pleasant Main Street is looking for MtP Team members to help with MtP events & activities.  MtPleasantDC@gmail.com

 

Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info

 

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont – 9a-1p

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

 

A neighborhood business with support from Mount Pleasant Main Street (501(c)(3)) & Mount Pleasant Business Association

 

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 21, 2017

Foods from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Saturday Mornings on the Plaza under the trees.

 

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Come enjoy a beautiful crisp morning and good food.  Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, neighbors & pumpkins.

 

Favorite Recipes Wanted  –  Do you have a Farmers’ Market seasonal recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!

 

World’s Best Pumpkin Pie  –  “This recipe not only makes the best pumpkin pie, but it’s oh so easy too!  Serve with whipped topping.”

 

Ingredients

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 eggs

1 15 ounce pumpkin puree

1 1/4 cups milk

1 9 inch unbaked pie crust

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  In a large mixing bowl, stir together white sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. When these ingredients are well mixed, stir in the eggs followed by the pumpkin and milk. Transfer mixture to the pie crust.  Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the pie comes out clean. Cool before serving. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/16019/worlds-best-pumpkin-pie/

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic:  Their volunteer bike technicians will be there to tweak your wheels, and show how to do it.

 

Music:    Enjoy the music!  Alex Young, Guitar, tambourine and harmonica; Pop, country, Irish, Classic Rock, & original music.

Fashion Finds:  Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique, great clothes, jewelry, & gifts.

 

Cookbook Sales:  Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library, good cookbooks & other healthy living books.  The Friends group also has a more expansive book sale at the Mount Pleasant Library every Saturday morning.

 

Composting – DC Food Scrap Drop-Off program – free composting.  Look for the bin by the Market Table.

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  It’s fall!  Truck Patch will have a *lot* of broccoli and winter squash, get there early for the best tomato selection!  We’ll have pork chops, sausage, and bacon.  Thanksgiving is a month away – ask about ordering our heritage turkeys http://truckpatchfarms.com/TurkeyOrderForm.html while you pick up your greens!  We will have arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs.   www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Everything the summer heart can desire: Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  This week: Lots of apples and pears. Fresh pressed cider. Pumpkins and winter squash, onions. Applesauce and apple butter, tomato sauce, honey, apple chips and jams. Popcorn.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Concord grapes, pears, kiwiberries, quince, UV cider, Honeycrisp, Apple Grape, Apple Cherry and Apple cider, Apples- Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, Mutsu (and more!) apples.    www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

Groff’s Content Farm:  We will have fresh duck at Market!  We also have some new grassfed beef bologna and snack sticks made without preservatives or added nitrates.  As one customer said, they are weirdly good; I personally can’t stop eating them.  Kind of summer sausage-like would be great on crackers if you can get them that far.  We have lots of ground beef and bacon for the perfect grassfed bacon cheese burger paired with cheese from Spring Gap Mountain of course.  Also Bratwurst and keilbasa which are outstanding grilled on a bun topped with Number 1 Sons sauerkraut.   www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Farmhouse Feta, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, West Virginia Blue and Bloomery camembert.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  We’ve made a new kimchi for folks who want something without chili and garlic.  It’s a white kimchi, in Korean it’s called Baak kimchi.  We’re calling ours Miso Snow.  It’s made with Napa cabbage and daikon radish with a miso and ginger base. Very tasty in rice bowls, or as a soup topping.

 

Summer has been long, so the Daikons that Next Step Produce planted for us are 3.5” long right now. We do plan to bring back our winter radish ferments/pickles; Dilly Daikon and Honey Habanero.  We’re in a larger space now, in Ivy City in DC!, so we’ve also put additional cucumbers down this year and will have them hopefully through Thanksgiving.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar, sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  Summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Is it ever too cold for pops?  Well, sorry, no pops at the Market until April.    Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown until we are back in April.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving the following flavors on-tap: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Honeycrisp Apple Cider, and two flavors made with our caffeine-free red tea blend – Autumn Hibiscus, and Mango Honeybush. Cheers!  www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples 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

 

Manos de Maiz: Our round up of chicken mole and brisket tinga is available this week. We are taking special orders for Day of the Dead, we’ll make chicken tamales, ask our staff!  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  The best & freshest homemade Falafel sandwich wraps..

 

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

 

 

 

Community Events:

 

Saturday Morning Yoga – 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 theirs.  10am, MtP Library

 

Saturday Book Sale  –  Come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

District Vintage Pop-Up Shop will be open Saturday Oct. 21, 11am to 4pm at Suns Cinema, 3107 Mt Pleasant St.  Visitors will have a chance to browse an array of locally curated vintage goods including housewares, jewelry, clothing, accessories, footwear, and more.  This event is free to attend and will feature vegan sweets & libations for purchase.

 

Art Opening – MtP Artist Frank Day: “Please Pay Here” – Addison/Ripley Fine Art, 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW  Saturday, October 21, 5pm  –  As visually acute as he is curious, Frank Hallam Day, is rarely still.  As an artist, he sometimes turns his camera to the most seemingly mundane of subjects: a curtain, an empty phone booth, a window or doorway, almost as though in passing.  He documents his journey, as it takes him through his hometown, Washington, as well as Europe and Asia, Africa and the Middle East, conspicuously democratic in his choices; nowhere is too grand or too humble.  In the vast majority of these images night is his companion, allowing for artificial light sources to reflect off of, play over and pierce a plenitude of scrims, each reminiscent of stages left empty or soon to be filled.  Addison/Ripley is pleased to present this recent iteration of works by this distinguished artist. “Please Pay Here”, is an exhibition that reflects both his quirky humor and his ceaseless artistic exploration.

 

Music on the Patio – Saturday, 10/21, 3:30 – 6p, with Susane of Plastic Sky at Dos Gringos Café & Ice Cream.   plasticsky.net

 

Mt Pleasant Library – Events: www.dclibrary.org/mtpleasant

 

Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info

 

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont – 9a-1p

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A neighborhood business with support from Mount Pleasant Main Street (501(c)(3)) & Mount Pleasant Business Association

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – October 14, 2017

Foods from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Saturday Mornings on the Plaza under the trees.

 

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  Come enjoy a beautiful crisp morning and good food.  Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, neighbors & pumpkins.

 

Favorite Recipes Wanted  –  Do you have a Farmers’ Market seasonal recipe that you would like to share?  Send it along, thanks!

 

Fall Casserole – Makes 4 servings

 

Ingredients

2 ½ cups winter squash, such as acorn, butternut or hubbard

1 ½ cups cooking apples, such as Macintosh, Granny Smith or Rome

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Estimated Cost: Per Recipe: $1.76; Per Serving: $0.44

 

Instructions

  1. Wash and prepare squash and apples (for extra fiber, keep peel on apples).
  2. Alternate layers of squash and apples in an 8×8 inch pan; end with apples.
  3. Sprinkle spices over top layer.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-60 minutes, until squash is tender.

 

https://www.udc.edu/docs/causes/online/Winter%20Squash%2018.pdf

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic:  Their volunteer bike technicians will be there to tweak your wheels, and show how to do it.

 

Music:    Enjoy the music!  9-11a – Irish Trio – Steve Wilson & friends; 11-1p – Plastic Sky – Indie acoustic pop songstress. Guitar & vocals

 

 

What’s Coming to Market:

 

Earth Spring Farm:  We have herbs this week!  Apple mint, spearmint, basil, calendula flowers, red clover, wildflowers, and bunches of things we find in the fields, ….to be determined  =)  Eggs, greens, squash, garlic bulbs and scapes as well.  Come see us early.  earthspringcsa.com

 

Truck Patch Farm:  It’s fall!  Truck Patch will have a *lot* of broccoli and winter squash. As temperatures dip, you can roast them up in the oven with our onions, potatoes, and beets. We’ll also have arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale. Delicious pork chops, a variety of sausage flavors, and our amazing bacon!!! Free Range eggs.  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Everything the summer heart can desire: Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  This week: Lots of apples and Asian pears. Potatoes, onions, tomatoes and popcorn. Honey, jam, apple butter and sauce and tomato sauce. Cider.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Concord grapes, pears, kiwiberries, quince, UV cider, Honeycrisp, Apple Grape, Apple Cherry and Apple cider, Apples- Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, Mutsu (and more!) apples.    www.reidsorchardwinery.com

 

Groff’s Content Farm:  We will have fresh duck at Market!  We also have some new grassfed beef bologna and snack sticks made without preservatives or added nitrates.  As one customer said, they are weirdly good; I personally can’t stop eating them.  Kind of summer sausage-like would be great on crackers if you can get them that far.  We have lots of ground beef and bacon for the perfect grassfed bacon cheese burger paired with cheese from Spring Gap Mountain of course.  Also Bratwurst and keilbasa which are outstanding grilled on a bun topped with Number 1 Sons sauerkraut.   www.groffscontentfarm.com

 

Spring Gap Mountain:  Our delightful cheese monger will be bringing Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Jersey Gold Gouda, Farmhouse Feta, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, West Virginia Blue and Bloomery camembert.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  We’ve made a new kimchi for folks who want something without chili and garlic.  It’s a white kimchi, in Korean it’s called Baak kimchi.  We’re calling ours Miso Snow.  It’s made with Napa cabbage and daikon radish with a miso and ginger base. Very tasty in rice bowls, or as a soup topping.

 

Summer has been long, so the Daikons that Next Step Produce planted for us are 3.5” long right now. We do plan to bring back our winter radish ferments/pickles; Dilly Daikon and Honey Habanero.  We’re in a larger space now, in Ivy City in DC!, so we’ve also put additional cucumbers down this year and will have them hopefully through Thanksgiving.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   We have shiitakes, oysters, criminis as far as fresh mushrooms.  We will also have Wanderfood Mushroom Jerky in the following flavors: Rock Creek Original and Blue Mountain Jerk..  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar, sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  Summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Is it ever too cold for pops?  Well, sorry, no pops at the Market until April.    Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown until we are back in April.  pleasantpops.com/

 

Craft Kombucha: Our extensive lineup of seasonal flavors means that there is a flavor of Craft Kombucha for everyone out there.  This Saturday we’ll be serving the following flavors on-tap: Ginger, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Pomegranate, Blood Orange, and Mango Honeybush – made using a caffeine-free red tea blend. Cheers!  www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples 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

 

Manos de Maiz: Our round up of chicken mole and brisket tinga is available this week. We made sweet tamales because of Fall 🍂  Try them with our spice apple compote! www.manosdemaiz.com

 

Hilana Cuisine:  The best & freshest homemade Falafel sandwich wraps..

 

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

 

 

 

Community Events:

 

Saturday Morning Yoga – 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 theirs.  10am, MtP Library

 

Saturday Book Sale  –  Come by the library every Saturday, from 11-2p, for weekly Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library book sales. The Friends room is up on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the Children’s Room.

 

Walking for Food Justice  –  On Saturday, October 14th, hundreds of people across the city are taking action and joining the Grocery Walk. Walking to downtown Anacostia from the nearest grocery store– over 2 miles away– followed by a rally calling for city investment in access to healthy food for all.  Meet Tony, a Ward 8 senior in DC, who travels 45 minutes each way for groceries.

 

Access to healthy food should not be a luxury. Yet East of the River, limited options for buying fresh, affordable food restricts people’s ability to make healthy choices for their families.  On October 14th, the community is coming together to say enough is enough.  Walk with us and share the event on social media.  Because access to healthy food is a basic human right.

 

The Grocery Walk is taking place on October 14 at 10 a.m. We will meet in the Giant parking lot (1535 Alabama Avenue SE) and walk to the United Black Fund (2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE).  http://grocerywalkdc.org

 

Opera Outside  –  Saturday, 11 AM – 12 PM   Hosted by Washington Parks & People and Washington Concert Opera.  Join us for a casual outdoor concert on the upper Malcolm X Field of Meridian Hill Park.  Enjoy performances of operatic gems and other favorites by an ensemble of exciting rising stars.  This event is FREE and open to all ages.  Come and go as you please and come as you are.  Bring your pets!  Bring a blanket and/or chairs so you can enjoy the music in comfort!  Check out Saturday’s performers:  Amy Owens, Soprano: http://www.amyowenssoprano.com/ Norman Garrett, Baritone: https://imgartists.com/roster/norman-garrett/  David Hanlon, Pianist: http://www.davidhanlonmusic.com/

 

Stop by the table near the Joan of Arc statue on Saturday and say hello!  You can register to win free tickets to our 2017-18 season at concertopera.org/outside or in-person at the event!   https://www.facebook.com/events/1923471434569048/   http://concertopera.org

 

Mt Pleasant Library – Events: www.dclibrary.org/mtpleasant

 

Read more about Mount Pleasant  –  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MountPleasantDC/info

 

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3210 Mt Pleasant St Plaza at 17th & Lamont – 9a-1p

https://www.facebook.com/MtPFarMar

 

A neighborhood business with support from Mount Pleasant Main Street (501(c)(3)) & Mount Pleasant Business Association

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