Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:
If you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo a little bit late, pick up some fresh produce for your party at the MtP Farmers’ Market. Grilled asparagus is always a hit! Try wrapping it in some bacon from one of our meat vendors!
And here is a fun article from one of my favorite food magazines, featuring recipes for several beverages for those of an appropriate age.
Music 9-11 – Gabe Popkin, guitar
Music 11-1 – Market Band www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4
Bike Clinic 10-1 – Free tune-ups, flat fixin’, and repair tips & training
UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:
Richfield Farm: Will have a mix of herbs and garden plants for use in your spring gardening plans. facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734
Truck Patch Farms: The produce table will have some produce from the greenhouse including lettuce, baby arugula, Swiss chard, kale, radish, asparagus, broccoli, and red beets.
The meat table will have fresh sausage, bacon, thin and thick sliced, bone-in pork chops, shoulder roast, bone-in and boneless. Smoked boneless hams, chicken, whole, boneless breast, legs, thigh, wings. Turkey, boneless breast, ground white meat. truckpatchfarms.com
Earth Spring Farm: Waiting for good food to grow. Back at the Market soon. earthspringcsa.com
Groff’s Content Farm: Good local raised & butchered meats. Plus dog treats. groffscontentfarm.com
Quaker Valley Orchards: Fresh picked asparagus in purple and green (purple slightly sweeter). Apples in Honeycrisp, Fuji and cameo. Popping corn and honey. Jams, sauces, apple butter, Apple chips. quakervalleyorchards.com
Reid’s Orchard: Apples, herbs, cider, and applesauce. reidsorchardwinery.com
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. atwaters.biz
Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, three cheeses: Jersey Gold Gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise Tomme, Farmhouse Feta, and West Virginia Blue. springgapmtn.com
Craft Kombucha: Mt Pleasant’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can fill up your refillable bottles with one of our unique and delicious flavors, fresh from the tap. This weekend’s flavor lineup will include several of our extensive list seasonal flavors. Cheers! craftkombucha.com
Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have kraut as well as a hot (cabbage) Hearts (still too early for pickles!) — cabbage hearts fermented with lots of spices and habanero peppers. Very crunchy and hot hot hot! Great to add to a salad or to a cheese plate. This is the last week for Golden Galangal Beets. On special for this week is Ramp+Dill Kraut, the quantities are limited, so get it while you can!
Customers can bring back their containers to No. 1 Sons to refill for them! Although note they can’t take them back for others to reuse. Customers can also bring their own jars. Our sizes are 12oz, just shy of a pint, and 32oz, a quart. Wide-mouth jars are best for packing kimchi + kraut. number1sons.com
Pleasant Pops: This week the Pop masters will be bringing Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, Hibiscus Pomegranate, Chocolate Mint, and Cookies and Cream. pleasantpops.com
People’s 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
Teeny Pies: will be bringing strawberry rhubarb (featuring rhubarb from Working Over Thyme Farm), apple crumb, key lime, and the savory will be a mix of Thai red curry and Reuben pot pies, which are just like a Reuben sandwich, but better because they are a pie! teenypies.com
NEW! Meat Crafters: handmade old world traditional and unique new world flavored salamis and sausages and sandwiches. meatcrafters.com
Are you excited about supporting access to healthy food in the city? In partnership with farmers’ markets across the city, DC Greens, a local food access non-profit, is assembling a Farmers’ Market Brigade of volunteers to help implement the Produce Plus program from June through November. Volunteers will distribute Produce Plus checks, collect photos and quotes about the program in action, and serve as hosts who can chat with recipients and answer questions while they’re waiting in line. The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is just one of the locations were DC Greens’ volunteers will be helping out. All volunteers must attend a training session before volunteering at a market! Sign up for a training session here. Use this form to sign up for market volunteering shifts!
Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – 3200 Mt Pleasant St NW at 17th & Lamont Sts