Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – September 9, 2017

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

 

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:    Come enjoy your neighbors.  Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

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

 

 

Market Events:

 

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

 

Music:  Raycurt Da Fiddla with maybe a few friends.  Enjoy the music!

 

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:  We’ll have pork chops, sausage, and chicken, or try kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Don’t forget the tomatoes, basil, cucumbers and green beans.  As always, we’ll 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: white and yellow peaches and nectarines. Smokehouse, Gala, Honeycrisp and Zestar apples. Grapes & blackberries. Tomatoes, onions, & potatoes.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Yellow peaches, white peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, Pristine, Earligold, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Premier Honeycrisp (and more!) apples.  The Premier Honeycrisp are new this year, they are an early season honeycrisp apple.    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, West Virginia Blue, Sophie’s Select cheddar, fresh mozzarella and lightly salted cultured butter.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  It is cucumber pickle bonanza at the pickle stand.  Half Sours!  Full Sours!  Sweet Pickles (vinegar pickled, not fermented)!  Our spicy Rippin Rosetdio kraut.  As always, bring back your pickle container to the Number 1 Sons stand + a refill is 25 cents off.  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:  Peach Hibiscus, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, and Cookies & Cream this week.   Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  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, Blue Lemongrass, Mango Honeybush, Citra Hop’d Lemon, and Pomegranate.  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: Sorry, on holiday.  We’ll be  back from our summer vacation on Sept 16 with a special menu for Mexican Independence Day.  In the meantime, follow our stories on Instagram to see what we are eating in Mexico City.  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.

 

Dance Place Family Day – September 9, 9:30a-3p – Get the Dance Place experience for FREE and introduce your child to their neighbors and to the arts.  All of Brookland / Edgewood comes out for this annual celebration of our thriving, artistic community and you’re invited!  Get the kids moving in sample classes, make something beautiful with guided arts and crafts and so much more!  www.danceplace.org/performances/dance-place-family-day/

 

CelebratePetworth – a FREE neighborhood festival organized by and for the residents of Petworth DC and surrounding neighborhoods, celebrating creativity, diversity, culture, people, and quality of life. Saturday, September 9, 11 AM – 5 PM, 800 block Upshur St NW  https://www.celebratepetworth.org

 

Adams Morgan Day – Sunday, 9/10, 12n-6p.  Now in its 39th year, Adams Morgan Day is Washington’s longest running neighborhood festival. Adams Morgan Day 2017 will be a family-friendly celebration with music, art and activities for all ages. We welcome residents and visitors alike to meet our neighborhood businesses, artists and service organizations.  www.adamsmorganday2017.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 – September 2, 2017

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

 

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:  We are negotiating with Mother Nature to keep Harvey’s little leftover bits away from the Market.  It will be cool, cloudy, & ….dry.  Come enjoy your neighbors.  Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

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

 

Bell & Broccoli Almond Stir Fry

1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets

1 large red bell pepper, (remove seeds) cut into large 1-2 inch chunks

1/2 cup raw almonds (soaked for 2 or more hours, drain)

1/4 cup sundried tomatoes(packed in olive oil or rehydrated)

1 teaspoon dulse flakes

2-3 tablespoons tamari or liquid amino

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove fresh garlic

1/2 package of marinated Seitan, cut into strips

1 tablespoon coconut oil

 

Directions:

-Chop bell pepper Heat about 3-4 tablespoons of water in a wok or stainless steel pan.

-Add seitan and tamari and cook for 3-4 minutes to brown slightly.

-Add broccoli, bell pepper and sun-dried tomatoes. Cover and let cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes, stir occasionally to prevent tempeh from sticking.

-Add all other ingredients. Cover for another 2 minutes until broccoli is bright green and still firm. Remove from heat and serve.

-Serving suggestion: Serve over brown rice or quinoa.

 

Market Events:

 

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

 

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

11a-1p –  Olivia Mancini – songwriter, singer, guitarist, plays a mix of oldies, classic rock, and ’90s alternative to keep shoppers of all ages entertained.

 

Fun Fashion – The Strut Truck will have what you need to wear tonight and all next week.  www.thestruttruck.com

 

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:  Get out the grill for Labor Day!  We’ll have pork chops, sausage, and chicken, or try kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Don’t forget the tomatoes, basil, cucumbers and green beans.  As always, we’ll 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: white and yellow peaches and nectarines. Smokehouse, Gala, Honeycrisp and Zestar apples. Grapes & blackberries. Tomatoes, onions, & potatoes.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Yellow peaches, white peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, Pristine, Earligold, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Premier Honeycrisp (and more!) apples.  The Premier Honeycrisp are new this year, they are an early season honeycrisp apple.    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, West Virginia Blue, Bloomery camembert, fresh mozzarella and lightly salted cultured butter.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  June is upon us and it is cucumber pickle bonanza at the pickle stand.  Half Sours!  Full Sours!  Sweet Pickles (vinegar pickled, not fermented)!  It is the last guaranteed weekend for our 2017 Spring Ramp Kraut, too.  Our spicy Rippin Rosetdio kraut will soon be replacing the Spring Ramp Kraut.  As always, bring back your pickle container to the Number 1 Sons stand + a refill is 25 cents off.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   No mushrooms for the rest of July.  We are taking some time off to smell the fungi.  See you in August.  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar.  Next weekend we will have sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  We’re also rolling out the start of our summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Peach Hibiscus, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade, and Cookies & Cream this week.   Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  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, Mango Honeybush, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops, and Watermelon.   www.craftkombucha.com

 

Peoples Bao:  Sorry, no bao buns today.  The Peoples Bao truck will be at the Kennedy Center slinging buns to the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival crowd.  Come and visit if you can.  http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/series/PTS.  peoplesbao.com

 

Manos de Maiz: This week’s seasonal veggie is made with poblano pepper rajas,  zucchini and salsa verde.  Get your maizope fix before we head out to Mexico for a summer break.  We’ll see you  back on Sept 16 with a special menu for Mexican Independence Day.  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

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

 

Pagoda Caffè:  .  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.

 

DC VegFest – a celebration of vegetables, good nutrition and health.  Featured at this free event are cooking demonstrations, as well as presentations from renowned authors and celebrities.  Several restaurants set up food booths, and a beer garden welcomes anyone who is of age. Many nonprofits are represented at this event, and live music adds to the festive vibe.  The festival also features a kids’ activity area offering special events and demonstrations for the young’uns and a shaded Barking Lot for dogs.  Saturday, 9/2/17, 11a-6p, Yards Park, N & 1st Sts. SE  https://dcvegfest.com/

 

Labor Day Weekend Music Festival – a free local music festival at Lincoln Theatre. Presented by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, this event is meant to highlight some of the many talented artists that live right in our own backyard. A few of the standout names on the list are songwriters Margot MacDonald and Laura Tsaggaris on Friday, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra on Saturday and Aztec Sun on Sunday.  @ Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW Satday-Sunday, September 2-3  https://dcarts.dc.gov/page/labor-day-weekend-music-festival

 

Farmers’ Market Brigade  –  Help the DC Greens Farmers’ Market Brigade and DC farmers’ markets increase fresh food access across the city!  Through the Produce Plus Program, qualified customers are eligible to receive up to $20 each week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers.

 

Interested volunteers will need to sign up for a Farmers’ Market Brigade training in May and plan to…

Commit to 5 market shifts (or more!) between June and September

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

All volunteers, including returning Brigade members, must sign up for a 2017 training in order to volunteer at a market shift:  dcgreens.org/brigade/

 

 

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 – August 26, 2017

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

 

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It will be a beautiful Market day, sunny & warm.  Come enjoy your neighbors.  Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

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

 

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta – Use your favorite pasta, preferable whole-grain or something made from legumes – I’ve been enjoying this chickpea pasta lately – made from chickpea flour. It’s nice because if you’re serving a crowd, it works for GF, etc. On the ponzu sauce front I’ve been liking the “From Japan” brand organic ponzu – but there are a good number of vegan ponzu options out there. Just choose one that tastes good, preferably organic, without too much salt. A twist on this would be to skip the pasta, and swap in the equivalent of a can of garbanzo beans (rinsed, drained). Or trade out the tofu for chickpeas. If you want to make this ahead of time, for a party or picnic later, run each ingredient under cold water to stop the cooking, and assemble just before serving.

 

8 ounces extra firm tofu, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

8 ounces small pasta

6 tablespoons ponzu sauce

3 garlic cloves, minced

scant 1/2 teaspoon chile flakes, or to taste

1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

8 ounces green beans, chopped

8 ounces broccoli florets

a small bunch of cilantro (or basil), chopped

 

bonus: cherry tomatoes, hemp hearts, crumbled kale chips, also we have a makrut lime tree, and if you finely slice a leaf or two into fine threads, then add it here…magic.

 

To get things started, bring a large pot of water to a boil, and preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment, arrange the tofu in a single layer on the parchment and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden. In the meantime, you can prepare the rest of the ingredients.

 

To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the ponzu, garlic, chile, and sesame oil. Taste, adjust, and set aside.

 

When the pasta water is boiling, salt the water, add the pasta, and cook per package instructions. Use a strainer to transfer the cooked pasta into a large serving bowl. Use the same boiling pasta water to cook the green beans for about a minute, add the broccoli, and allow to cook another minute. Until both are just tender. Quickly drain and transfer to the bowl with the pasta. Add the tofu, and the ponzu dressing, and toss well. Add the cilantro, and any other bonus ingredients, give one last toss, and serve immediately.

 

Serves 3-4.  Prep time: 10 min – Cook time: 10 min

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/weeknight-ponzu-pasta-recipe.html

 

 

Market Events:

 

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

 

Music:  9a-11a –  Josh Borden – Join pianist & singer Josh Borden for a fun morning of rock, Chicago and New Orleans blues, and much more.  joshborden.com

11a-1p –  SHMO – Brother-sister duo arranging covers of mid-2000s indie pop tunes (and some other stuff) for vox and electric guitar or bass.

 

Fashion Finds – Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique

 

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:  Tomatoes and basil!  Cucumbers and green beans.  Kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Pork chops, sausage, and chicken on the grill.  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: white and yellow peaches and nectarines. Gala, Honeycrisp and zestar apples. Grapes, blackberries and sweet corn. Tomatoes, onions, potatoes and squash.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Yellow peaches, white peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, Pristine, Earligold, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Premier Honeycrisp (and more!) apples.  The Premier Honeycrisp are new this year, they are an early season honeycrisp apple.    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, West Virginia Blue, Bloomery camembert, fresh mozzarella and lightly salted cultured butter.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  June is upon us and it is cucumber pickle bonanza at the pickle stand.  Half Sours!  Full Sours!  Sweet Pickles (vinegar pickled, not fermented)!  It is the last guaranteed weekend for our 2017 Spring Ramp Kraut, too.  Our spicy Rippin Rosetdio kraut will soon be replacing the Spring Ramp Kraut.  As always, bring back your pickle container to the Number 1 Sons stand + a refill is 25 cents off.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   No mushrooms for the rest of July.  We are taking some time off to smell the fungi.  See you in August.  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar.  Next weekend we will have sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  We’re also rolling out the start of our summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Cinnamon Vanilla Peach, Chongos: Mexican Sweet Cream and Cinnamon, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade this week.   Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  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, Mango Honeybush (our caffeine-free red tea blend), Reisling, Lavender Lemonade, and Watermelon.   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: This week’s seasonal veggie is made with poblano pepper rajas,  zucchini and salsa verde.  Get your maizope fix before we head out to Mexico for a summer break.  We’ll see you  back on Sept 16 with a special menu for Mexican Independence Day.  www.manosdemaiz.com

 

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

 

Pagoda Caffè:  No coffee, sorry. They have gone off to a celebration.  www.pagodagoods.com

 

 

Community Events:

 

Moving Sale – Sat 8/26, 9:00-12:00 – 1733 Kilbourne Pl. Art, glassware, pots/pans, furniture, clothes, shoes, small appliances, a bicycle, etc.

 

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.

 

17th Street Festival  –  Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets presents the 8th Annual 17th Street Festival, an event celebrating the shops, restaurants, and services of 17th Street. The street festival will take place on Saturday, August 26, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. in the 1500-1600 blocks of 17th Street, NW. The festival includes a wide variety of street vendors, including artists, makers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and kids activities – rain or shine.

 

Arena Stage Community Day and Costume Sale – A Free Family event with storytelling, aerialists, live music and dance, great food and a costume sale.  Arena Stage, Saturday, August 26, 12:00 – 6:00 pm  arenastage.org/communityday

 

Farmers’ Market Brigade  –  Help the DC Greens Farmers’ Market Brigade and DC farmers’ markets increase fresh food access across the city!  Through the Produce Plus Program, qualified customers are eligible to receive up to $20 each week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers.

 

Interested volunteers will need to sign up for a Farmers’ Market Brigade training in May and plan to…

Commit to 5 market shifts (or more!) between June and September

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

All volunteers, including returning Brigade members, must sign up for a 2017 training in order to volunteer at a market shift:  dcgreens.org/brigade/

 

 

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 – August 19, 2017

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

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It will be a beautiful Market day, sunny & warm.  Come enjoy your neighbors.  Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

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

 

Smash-and-Toss Roasted Potato Salad

1 pound small potatoes, smaller is better

1 1/2 cups cooked lentils, room temperature

3 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes (oil packed)

2 tablespoons oil from sun-dried tomato jar

1 tablespoon pickled sushi ginger (If you can’t find jars of pickled ginger, leave it out. Still delicious!)

1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped

5 scallions, chopped

Juice of half a lemon, or to taste

1/3 cup toasted, sliced almonds

a handful of basil, slivered basil flowers, to finish

 

Heat oven to 425F. Rinse the potatoes, and pat dry with a clean dish towel, absorbing as much extra water as possible. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Roast until well-cooked through – you want them to be fully cooked, fluffy and tender. Remove from the oven, wait five minutes, take a fork, and press about half of the potatoes. You want to smash the potatoes, while still having them retain some structure.

 

In a large bowl, toss the lentils with the sun-dried tomatoes, sun-dried tomato oil, ginger, sea salt, garlic, most of the scallions, and lemon juice. Toss well. Add the potatoes and gently toss again. Top with the remaining scallions, the almonds, and basil.

 

Serves 4.  Prep time: 10 min – Cook time: 25 min

www.101cookbooks.com/archives/smashandtoss-roasted-potato-salad-recipe.html

 

 

Market Events:

 

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

 

Music:  9a-11a –  Fabius Page – a Newgrass, Bluegrass and Americana trio from North Carolina featuring former DC residents Alan Barnosky and Kate Saylor, and West Virginia native Josh Kearns. FabiusPage.bandzoogle.com

11a-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:  Tomatoes and basil!  Cucumbers and green beans.  Kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Pork chops, sausage, and chicken on the grill.  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:  Special-fill a yellow Quaker Valley bag with yellow peaches for $25. Approx. 20 lbs., limited time only.  Honeycrisp and Zestar apples, blackberries, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, squash and sweet corn.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Yellow peaches, white peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, Pristine, Earligold, Paula Red, Ginger Gold, Premier Honeycrisp (and more!) apples.  The Premier Honeycrisp are new this year, they are an early season honeycrisp apple.    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, West Virginia Blue, Bloomery camembert, fresh mozzarella and lightly salted cultured butter.   www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  June is upon us and it is cucumber pickle bonanza at the pickle stand.  Half Sours!  Full Sours!  Sweet Pickles (vinegar pickled, not fermented)!  It is the last guaranteed weekend for our 2017 Spring Ramp Kraut, too.  Our spicy Rippin Rosetdio kraut will soon be replacing the Spring Ramp Kraut.  As always, bring back your pickle container to the Number 1 Sons stand + a refill is 25 cents off.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   No mushrooms for the rest of July.  We are taking some time off to smell the fungi.  See you in August.  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar.  Next weekend we will have sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  We’re also rolling out the start of our summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Cinnamon Vanilla Peach, Watermelon Mint, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade this week.   Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  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, Mango Honeybush, Blood Orange, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops, and Summer Berry Sour (a cocktail-inspired flavor made with farm-fresh blueberries from Reid’s Orchard).   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: We are serving elote this weekend!  Add an elote to your maizope order. We will be serving freshly boiled corn in the cob, prepared with chipotle mayo, lime, salt and chile piquín.

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

 

 

Help Wanted  –  Number 1 Sons are searching for a few more Farmers’ Market helpers – both weekly weekday market staff and weekend market subs.  If you are awesome with people & love talking about food/cooking, please contact Caitlin  caitlin@number1sons.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.

 

Best Farmers Market –  Is that Mount Pleasant?  Edible DC magazine would like you to nominate any local farm market in the DMV. In your submission, please give specific examples of what makes this market stand out as “best in class.”  Nominations are open from 8/1/17 – 8/25/17.  http://edibledc.com/awards/  Pick up a free copy of Edible DC magazine at the Market Table.

 

Farmers’ Market Brigade  –  Help the DC Greens Farmers’ Market Brigade and DC farmers’ markets increase fresh food access across the city!  Through the Produce Plus Program, qualified customers are eligible to receive up to $20 each week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers.

 

Interested volunteers will need to sign up for a Farmers’ Market Brigade training in May and plan to…

Commit to 5 market shifts (or more!) between June and September

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

All volunteers, including returning Brigade members, must sign up for a 2017 training in order to volunteer at a market shift:  dcgreens.org/brigade/

 

 

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

 

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – August 5, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It will be a beautiful Market day.   Stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.

 

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

 

All The Tomatoes & Pasta Salad  –  This is the quintessential summer salad. It travels beautifully, and is perfect for any family-style get-together. Use a mix of the best tomatoes you can get your hands on. I love a mix of heirlooms, green zebras, and multi-colored cherry tomatoes cut into bite-sized bursts of summer. Bonus – you can make the dressing a day or two ahead of time. To make this gluten-free, use a gluten-free pasta.

 

1/4 pound kale, loosely chopped or baby kale

8 ounces dried whole-grain short pasta

 

1 teaspoon whole caraway seeds

3 garlic cloves

1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

2 tablespoons harissa paste

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup water or almond milk

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 tablespoon tahini (optional)

 

2 pounds of tomatoes, halved or quartered

Lots of fresh basil, torn or thinly sliced

 

To serve, any or all of the following: herb flowers, thinly sliced makrut lime leaves, torn olives, chopped toasted almonds, cooked black or French lentils

 

Arrange the kale in a large serving bowl. Cook the pasta in salted water per the package instructions, drain, and shake off any additional water.

 

Make the dressing by toasting the caraway in a dry skillet just until fragrant – a minute or two, tossing regularly. Transfer to a mortar and pestle, and crush the seeds. Add the garlic, and the salt, and crush into a paste. Work in the harissa, followed by the lemon juice, and then the water, eventually the nutritional yeast, and tahini (if using). Taste and add more salt if needed (I sometimes add a bit of sweetness at this step too if the lemon is too assertive).

 

Just before serving pour 1/3 of the dressing over the kale and toss well. Add the pasta, another third of the dressing, and toss again. Arrange the tomatoes, and basil on top of the kale-pasta, and give the gentlest toss, being extra nice to the tomatoes. Drizzle with the remaining dressing, and top with any of the suggestion extra toppings. Enjoy!

 

Serves 6-8.  Prep time: 10 min. Cook time: 10 min

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/allthetomatoes-pasta-salad-recipe.html

 

Market Events:

 

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

 

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

 

 

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:  Tomatoes and basil!  Cucumbers and green beans.  Kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Pork chops, sausage, and chicken on the grill.  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:  Yellow and white peaches and nectarines. Apples, donut peaches, blackberries, raspberries and gooseberries. Beans, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn, and summer squash. Tomato sauce, jams, honey and applesauce.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Going to market this week: Blueberries, blackberries, plums, yellow peaches, white peaches, donut peaches, nectarines, Pristine, Earligold, Paula Red (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, Sophie’s Select Cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, West Virginia Blue, fresh mozzarella and lightly salted cultured butter.  www.springgapmtn.com

 

No.1 Sons:  June is upon us and it is cucumber pickle bonanza at the pickle stand.  Half Sours!  Full Sours!  Sweet Pickles (vinegar pickled, not fermented)!  It is the last guaranteed weekend for our 2017 Spring Ramp Kraut, too.  Our spicy Rippin Rosetdio kraut will soon be replacing the Spring Ramp Kraut.  As always, bring back your pickle container to the Number 1 Sons stand + a refill is 25 cents off.  number1sons.com/

 

Good Sense Farm – Mushrooms & Apiary:   No mushrooms for the rest of July.  We are taking some time off to smell the fungi.  See you in August.  www.facebook.com/GoodSenseFarm/

 

Atwaters Bakery:  We will have jalapeno cheddar.  Next weekend we will have sprouted whole wheat sourdough.  We’re also rolling out the start of our summer fruit jams.  Look for cherry, blueberry, and peach varieties!​  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Peaches and Cream, Watermelon Mint, Strawberry Ginger Lemonade this week.   Visit our shops in Adams Morgan & downtown.  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 Ginger, Elderflower, Grapefruit, Blue Lemongrass, Pomegranate, and our delicious summer hit, Lavender Lemonade.   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 aguas Fresca is back featuring Watermelon and prickly pear.  Also, our seasonal veggie maizope is fairytale eggplant and charred poblano rajas, a take on my mom’s recipe.

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

 

 

Help Wanted  –  Number 1 Sons are searching for a few more Farmers’ Market helpers – both weekly weekday market staff and weekend market subs.  If you are awesome with people & love talking about food/cooking, please contact Caitlin  caitlin@number1sons.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.

 

Ice Cream at Peirce Mill  –  Learn how to make hand-cranked ice cream the old fashioned way on Saturday, August 5th at Peirce Mill starting at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This demonstration will show you how ice and salt creates a brine that reduces the temperature below freezing, and cranking the handle for 30 minutes can whip this frozen treat made famous by Dolly Madison after her return from France. A historic recipe will be distributed to those in attendance. Free!  2401 Tilden Street, NW, at the intersection of Beach Drive & Park Rd. The mill was built circa 1820 by Isaac Peirce and owned by the family for three generations. To learn more, visit www.FriendsofPeirceMill.org http://www.friendsofpeircemill.org/.

 

Volunteer for Peirce Mill –  Interested in meeting new people? Volunteer at Peirce Mill for just 6 hours a month! We need volunteers to give tours of this historic building, staff events, and help maintain this giant wooden machine. E-mail volunteer@friendsofpeircemill.org mailto:volunteer@friendsofpeircemill.org.

 

Music on the Patio  –  Plastic Sky will be playing outside on the patio at Dos Gringos this weekend, Saturday, 5:50 – 7:30p!  There will be music, chilling out, meeting cool people, and the promise of not-too-humid DC summer weather (!). And you can enjoy Dos Gringos sandwiches and hand-scooped ICE CREAM CONES and MILKSHAKES. 🙂  Two sets. First one at 5.30, second one at 6.30.  It will be cooler out by late afternoon and everyone can hang for a bit and enjoy the music, food, & friends.  PlasticSky.net

 

Alley/Garage Sale  –  We are moving and are having an alley sale Sunday Aug 6th from 10:30 to 2pm- in the alley behind 1655 Newton St – go down Oakwood Terrace and take the first alley on the right and then up a few houses.  We have furniture, kid’s toys, household items, etc.   Best offers accepted – everything must go!  Thanks, Karen karen@potentiaconcepts.com  Sunday Aug 6th 10:30 to 2pm

 

Farmers’ Market Brigade  –  Help the DC Greens Farmers’ Market Brigade and DC farmers’ markets increase fresh food access across the city!  Through the Produce Plus Program, qualified customers are eligible to receive up to $20 each week to purchase fresh produce from local farmers.

 

Interested volunteers will need to sign up for a Farmers’ Market Brigade training in May and plan to…

Commit to 5 market shifts (or more!) between June and September

Distribute Produce Plus checks at farmers’ markets

Provide excellent customer care to all farmers’ market shoppers

All volunteers, including returning Brigade members, must sign up for a 2017 training in order to volunteer at a market shift:  dcgreens.org/brigade/

 

 

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

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