Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 29, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

We will get a break from last week’s heat and hopefully Friday’s rain!  Come early to get the best of the Market, and if the rain stays away, you can 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!

 

Grilled Peaches – Grill halved, pitted peaches until grill marks appear. Top with a dollop of honey-sweetened yogurt and crumbled amaretti cookies.

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will follow the sun, so if raining, no bike clinic.

 

Music….if not raining:  9a-11a –  Olivia Mancini – vocals and acoustic guitar, plays a mix of oldies, classic rock, and ’90s alternative to keep shoppers of all ages entertained.

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

 

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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 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:  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. Applies, donut peaches, blackberries, raspberries and gooseberries. Beans, potatoes, tomatoes 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, Pristine, Earligold and Lodi apples. And maybe a few other surprises…people will just have to come and find out! 🙂    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: Beat the heat with our summer ceviche, refresh yourself with our peach tepache.  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.

 

 

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 – July 22, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is gonna be HOT!  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay for a little while and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors….and the heat…..

 

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

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be out to help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.    10a – 1p.

 

Music:  9a-11a –  Surprise guest…maybe you?

11a-1p –  Plastic Sky – Indie acoustic pop songstress. Guitar & vocals

 

Cats Galore – Adopt Force One will be at the Market 10:30-1p with wonderful cats for adoption.  Sorry, no dogs, too hot.

 

 

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! Kebabs of zucchini and summer squash.  Pork chops and chicken on the grill.  Arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs.  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash..  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Peaches, apples, nectarines, raspberries, blueberries, currants and gooseberries. Potatoes, tomatoes , summer squash, beans, broccoli, sugar peas and cucumbers.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currants, plums, yellow peaches, white peaches, Pristine, Earligold and Lodi 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: Beat the heat with our summer ceviche, refresh yourself with our peach tepache.  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.

 

Yard Sale – 1713 Kilbourne Pl, Saturday (7/22) from 9am to 1pm. Cash and Venmo accepted! Clothes, furniture, house goods etc. We’d love to see you there!

 

Movie on the Plaza  –  Free Saturday evening screening of the award winning documentary Food Chains (film):  “In this documentary, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.”

We will have some live music courtesy of the amazing (acoustic) San Jarocho group, Son Cosita Seria as well as various local, social & agricultural non-profit organizations, such as Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington DC (ROC-DC) representing food chain workers in DC.

We will have some chairs, but feel free to bring blankets, drinks and food. This event is family friendly and open to all.  FB Event page: http://bit.ly/2vbmuDd  July 22nd, 7pm-9:30pm on the Plaza.

 

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

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 15, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is gonna be another great day at the Market, partly cloudy, warm, lower humidity, a break after last week’s heat.  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay 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!

 

Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake  –  Serves 8.  Prep time: 15 min – Cook time: 80 min

To shred the zucchini use a box grater – most micro planes are too fine, you want shredded zucchini, not mush.  Feel free to play around with the “add-in” ingredients – for example, use whatever chopped herbs you like. I had dill on hand, and I like how it tastes with summer squash, so dill it was. I suspect anything from chopped olives, sun-dried tomatoes, or chives, to spices, chopped spinach, or corn would work here. Also, when I have the time and inclination I’ll drain the ricotta through cheesecloth to get even more moisture out of the cake, but to be honest, most times I won’t bother. Lastly, I use a springform pan here, but you could use an equivalent baking dish or deep tart pan as well.

 

2 cups zucchini, unpeeled & grated

1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese

1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

2 shallots, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

zest of one lemon

2 large eggs, well beaten

1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled

drizzle of olive oil

 

Preheat oven to 325F degrees, racks the middle. Butter/oil a 7-inch springform pan.

 

In a strainer, toss the shredded zucchini with the salt and let sit for ten minutes. Now aggressively squeeze and press out as much moisture as you can. Then squeeze some more. Set aside.

 

In the meantime, combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, shallots, garlic, dill and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Stir in the eggs and continue mixing until well combined. Now stir in the shredded zucchini. Fill the springform pan with the ricotta mixture and place on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for sixty minutes. If there is any moisture left on top of the cake at this point, carefully use a bit of paper towel to dab it off. Now sprinkle with the goat cheese and return to the oven for another 20 -30 minutes or until the goat cheese is melted and the cake barely jiggles in the center (it will set up more as it cools).

 

At this point, if the cake is baked and set, but the top isn’t quite golden, I’ll zap it with the broiler (just about a minute) to get a bit more color on top. Remove from the oven and let cool five minutes, then release the cake from its pan. Cool completely, serve at room temperature drizzled with a bit of olive oil and a few sprigs of dill.

 

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Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be out to help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.    10a – 1p.

 

Music:  9a-11a –  Lamont Street Deluxe – Accordion duo Lamont Park Deluxe will play a variety of international folk songs and dances, old standards, and a few surprises.

11a-1p –  Trifilio Tango Trio – virtuosic performances of original tango music.

 

Fashion – Both Tin Lizzy Mobile Boutique & Strut Truck will be at the Market to help make you look beautiful.

 

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:    Rain’s gone – get the grill out!  How about pork chops or ribs?  And chicken wings.   Raspberries, zucchini, summer squash, snow peas, arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs and tomatoes!  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, melons, pepper, eggplants, beans, & squash..  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Peaches, nectarines, raspberries, plums, blueberries, currants and gooseberries. Potatoes, summer squash, beans, broccoli, sugar peas and cucumbers.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reid’s Orchard:  Blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currants, plums, sweet cherries, sour cherries, yellow peaches and Lodi 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, Bloomery Camembert 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, Blue Lemongrass, Lavender Lemonade, Mango Honeybush, Grapefruit, and one of our wine series flavors, Riesling..   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 Elote in a cup is back: roasted corn, queso Cotija, mayo, epazote, spicy salt. Try our chicken mole this week made with local jalapeños and pumpkin seeds. Take your 8 pack home to step up your grilling game.  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.

 

Lotus and Water Lily Festival – Celebrate global culture in the wild wetlands of Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens at the week long 2017 Lotus and Water Lily Festival! Join us at the only national park dedicated to growing aquatic plants for fun FREE activities for the whole family.  See a spectacular display of lotus and water lilies in full bloom! Enjoy gardening workshops & traditional Latin, Asian & African dancing performances! Hands-on activities including face painting, lotus tea tasting, and painting demonstrations! Visit educational and cultural exhibitors and much more!  Saturday, July 15, 10:00 to 4:00, 1900 Anacostia Ave SE  www.nps.gov/keaq/planyourvisit/lotus-and-water-lily-festival.htm

 

First-Time Homebuyer’s Credit Seminar  –  Tired of renting?  Want to buy your own home?  Don’t know how to get approved for credit?  We can help!  University Legal Services is funded by the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development.  The session will be presented in English and in Spanish. Basic information sessions for first-time home buyers are also given monthly.  MtP Library, Saturday, July 15, 12:00 pm

 

Self Defense Class for Women  –  The second of four women-oriented self-defense classes with Master Gloria DuBisette of DC Gentle East Martial Arts. This class will focus on falling safely and fighting from the ground.  Mats will be provided. The next classes in the series are on August 6 and August 13. The classes will take place in the Large Meeting Room from 2 – 4 p.m. Please wear comfortable clothes. Recommended for ages 13 and above.  MtP Library, Sunday, July 16, 2:00 pm

 

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

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 8, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

It is gonna be another great day at the Market, partly cloudy, warm, lower humidity.  Come early to get the best of the Market, stay 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 –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be out to help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.    10a – 1p.

Music:  9a-11a – Olivia Mancini, guitar & vocals, playing a mix of oldies, classic rock, and ’90s alternative to keep shoppers of all ages entertained.

11a-1p –  Market Band – an Americana Roots band that plays a wide range of music including country, bluegrass, pop, folk, rock, and soul influenced music as well as originals. We hope that our music provides food for the soul!  www.reverbnation.com/themarketband4

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:    Rain’s gone – get the grill out!  How about pork chops or ribs?  And chicken wings.   Raspberries, zucchini, summer squash, snow peas, arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale.  Free Range eggs and tomatoes!  www.truckpatchfarms.com

Richfield Farm:  Strawberries lettuce onions greens and sugar snap peas.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Peaches, nectarines, tart cherries, raspberries, plums, blueberries, currants and gooseberries. Potatoes, summer squash, beans, broccoli, sugar peas and cucumbers.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

Reid’s Orchard:  Blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currants, plums, sweet cherries, sour cherries, yellow peaches and Lodi 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, Bloomery Camembert 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:  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.  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, Blood Orange, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Concord Grape and the summer flavor from our Hops Series, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops.   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 celebrating Frida Kahlo’s birthday with Peach Tepache, a traditional fermented juice made with pineapple, peaches, cinnamon and raw sugar. This week we bring back our chipotle pulled chicken made with Quaker valley gooseberries. Step up your grilling game with our maizope 8-pack available for only $7.  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.

Self Defense Class for Women  –  A series of four women-oriented self defense classes with Master Gloria DuBisette of DC Gentle East Martial Arts.  The first class is July 9th and will focus on basic responses to upright and vertical attacks. The next classes in the series will be held on July 16, August 6 and August 13.  Classes are from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room on the Main Floor.  Please wear comfortable clothes.  Recommended for ages 13 and above.  Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm, MtP Library

Family Yoga! – Join us in the children’s room for free, family yoga.  In this program, you will: Stretch your body with gentle yoga movements.  Move into new and familiar yoga positions.  Learn about yoga and its health benefits.  Relax with breathing exercises.  Do yoga with Dexter!  Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm, MtP Library

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

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Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market – July 1, 2017

Dear Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market:

 

It is gonna be another great day at the Market, partly cloudy & warm, come early anyway to get the best of the Market, stay and enjoy the music, snacks, & neighbors.  Peaches are here!

 

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

 

It’s the Fourth of July long weekend, so I guess it is OK to be patriotic…..

 

Patriotic Fruit Pizza

Prep – 30 m; Cook – 10 m; Ready In – 1 h

 

“This is a fun recipe for the 4th of July holiday! Fresh fruit is a hit on desserts during the summer months! Making this dessert is as fun as eating it! This recipe feeds a lot, but the leftovers are only good a day or two.” – Marcy R.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large bananas, sliced – or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or as needed
  • 1 (16 ounce) fresh strawberries, sliced or rasberries
  • 1 (6 ounce) fresh blueberries

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the vegetable shortening and margarine together until thoroughly combined, and beat in 1 1/2 cup of sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix in the flour mixture to make a workable dough, and spread the dough out in a rectangle shape onto an ungreased 12×17 inch baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until very lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  4. While the cookie base is cooling, mash the cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Place sliced bananas in a bowl, and gently toss with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  5. To decorate the pizza, spread the cream cheese filling all over the cookie base in an even, smooth layer. Place the blueberries in a square in neat, closely-spaced rows, in the left upper corner for blue stars. Arrange alternating stripes of white bananas and red strawberry slices across the pizza. Refrigerate leftovers.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/218358/patriotic-fruit-pizza/

 

 

Market Events:

 

Bike Clinic –  Our volunteer bike technicians will be out to help you fix your flats and other mysterious bike problems.    10a – 1p.

 

Music:  9a-11a – Open slot, come play!

11a-1p – Foggy Bottom Whomp-Stompers – a traditional jazz band playing all your favorite tunes from the 1910s, 20s and 30s, featuring horns, ukulele, lap steel guitar, tenor banjo, and other period-appropriate instruments.

 

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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:    4th of July weekend! It’s time to get the grill out. How about pork chops or ribs? And chicken wings.  Raspberries, zucchini, summer squash, snow peas, arugula, mesclun salad mix, spinach, chard & kale. Free Range eggs and tomatoes if you come early.  www.truckpatchfarms.com

 

Richfield Farm:  Strawberries lettuce onions greens and sugar snap peas.  www.facebook.com/pages/Richfield-Farm/108853529132734

 

Quaker Valley Orchards:  Tart cherry special-12 pint flat for $30. Time to freeze, jam and bake! Peaches, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries and plums.  Sweet and tart Cherries.  Potatoes, summer squash and green beans.  www.quakervalleyorchards.com

 

Reids Orchard:  The heat made everything grow…  This week we will have strawberries, sugar snap peas, blueberries, sweet cherries and some red raspberries.  And probably plants if we still have some left.  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, Bloomery Camembert 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:  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 sprouted rye with currants bread, and next week we will have jalapeno cheddar.  We have summer fruits rolling in and have started making cherry, peach, and berry pies and jams.  atwaters.biz/

 

Pleasant Pops:  Sorry, we are taking off for the long holiday weekend.   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, Blood Orange, Elderflower, Blue Lemongrass, Concord Grape and the summer flavor from our Hops Series, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops.   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:  Nothing says summer better than corn!  Along with our delicious maizopes, we’ll have esquites, a corn off the cob salad made with epazote mayo, aged cheese, ground chili and lime juice.  Also, our 8 maizope packs are ready for your summer and holiday cookouts.  They taste great grilled!  www.manosdemaiz.com

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

 

Pagoda Caffè:  Sorry, it is a caffeine free day at the Market, off for the holiday.  See you next week   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.

 

One-on-One Computer Help  –  Get personalized help on the computer in a one-on-one hour-long session with library staff.  We can help with the following topics:

Computer and internet basics

Email and social media

DC Public Library’s digital resources – databases, streaming media, eBooks, and more

Job seeking activities:

Writing and editing resumes and cover letters

Finding and applying for jobs online.

–Monday, July 3, (All day), MtP Library

 

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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