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!
- 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…
- 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.