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MtP Farmers' Market: July 6 - Summer Crostata

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    Dear Ward One Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, The summer fruit selection is
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 4, 2013
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      Dear Ward One Friends of Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market,

      The summer fruit selection is rapidly expanding… peaches, apricots, rhubarb, cherries, currants, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, oh my! I celebrated last week with a summer crostata, a rustic free-form, open-faced pie. Company fare that comes together in no time.

      I used Verrill Farm's recipe for the crust and recommendation for the filling, but any two to three fruits can be substituted – think apricots and peaches, or cherries, strawberries and blueberries. Happy pairing!

      New and noteworthy: tomatoes and fava beans at Earth Spring, Mint Lemonade and Blueberry Goat Cheese pops at Pleasant Pops, green beans and apricots at Quaker Valley, and white peaches at Reid's!

      MARKET EVENTS (9am-1pm)

      • ANC 1-D: Got neighborhood questions of comments? Talk to ANC Commissioner, China Terrell. She'll be at market each week meeting and listening to neighbors about local Mt. P matters.
      • Children's Play Area: We love kids! 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!
      • Mt P Market Buskers: Feel like busking? Come on down! Nick Anway joins us from 9-11 on guitar & vocals followed by Kristin Forbes from 11-1 also with guitar & vocals.
      • Farmers' Mkt Bike Clinic: Can you lend a hand as a bike tinkerer? Email Manager@... to sign-up.


      Earth Spring Farm: Kohlrabi, broccoli, lettuce heads both green and red, redbor kale, toscano kale, curly green kale, red Russian kale, collards, radishes, mustard greens, swiss chard, baby beets, green and gold zukes, straightneck yellow squash, and peas. Carrots, mustard greens, scarlet turnips, and cilantro. New this week – tomatoes from their high tunnel, fava beans, and basil.

      Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Penny and her crew have four cheeses for your this week:  West Virginia Blue — wild and wonderful crumbled on a salad or melted on top of a burger; and Bloomery — a semi-soft, bloomy rind cheese. Also available: Jersey Gold – smooth and creamy gouda, perfect for snacking or for grilled cheese sandwiches; Shenandoah Sunrise – southern French-style farmstead cheese, great for a cheese plate with bread and fresh fruit and; Farmhouse Feta – aged five months for a distinct tanginess. Don't forget your duck eggs! There's a limited supply (~4 dozen) sold by the half-dozen and they go fast. Come early!

      People's Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range pork or duck. And new this season – baked taro chips with edamame purée and creme brûlée made with local farms' eggs and creme.

      Pleasant PopsTwo new flavors this week! Mint Lemonade with local mint from Washington Youth Garden, and a very limited edition Blueberry Goat Cheese with local goat cheese from Firefly Farms of Maryland. Ben will also being serving: Strawberry Ginger Lemonade and the crowd favorite Blueberry Pancake.

      Quaker Valley Orchards: Applesauce and apple butter.  Jams in blueberry and strawberry. Honey and popcorn, cherry tomatoes, sugar peas, new potatoes, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and raspberries. New this week – tart cherry jam, green beans, apricots, and some peaches!

      Reid's Orchard: Strawberries, sweet and sour cherries, red and black raspberries, blueberries, red and green gooseberries, Lodi apples, and red and black currants. New this week – white peaches (Spring Snow variety)!

      Atwater's Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Peasant Wheat, Caraway Rye, Cranberry Pecan, Kalamata Olive, traditional San Francisco Sourdough, Ciabatta, Country White, Jalapeno Cheddar, Spelt, Sunflower Flax, more. Ned Atwater does slow fermentation with carefully tended starters and wild yeast, organic stone ground flour from a family mill in North Carolina. Also yeasted breads like the slightly sweet, traditional Irish Struan bread. Great scones, muffins, cookies, brownies, granola, bagels and delicious soups to take home!

      Groff's Content Farm – Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps.

      Truck Patch Farms – Strawberries, raspberries, squash, and squash blossoms, radishes, swiss chard, kale, mesculin greens, arugula, and beets.

      Truck Patch Meat Department – All cuts of pork, like loins and chops, plus ham, bacon, jowl, salt pork, lard and scrapple. Eggs. Whole chickens and fresh chickens parts. Ground turkey and cut up turkey.

      Richfield Farm – Kohlrabi, tomatoes, new potatoes broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, swiss chard, yellow squash, zucchini, lettuce greens, asparagus, onions, spinach, rhubarb, blueberries, herb starts and cut flowers.

      Radius – Pickles, pickled asparagus, pickled ramps, freshly made pate, jams, shrubs, infused simple syrup, cake pops, and mini calzones and dessert calzones with your choice of jam or Nutella.

      WildCraft Soda: Nathan joins us with botanical sodas derived from whole wildcrafted ingredients and honey – aromatic and ennobling beverages never from extracts. Learn more about the process and flavors.


      • Want to know what's eating your garden? Learn to look for and identify common garden pests in your garden during an informal walk through led by UDC Cooperative Extension Service, Mary Farrah, Thursday July 18 at 6:30pm. Registration is free, but required. Hosted by Neighborhood Farm Initiative.
      • Vermiculture DIY – Join the DC Public Library to learn how to start your own worm bin. And one lucky attendee will be able to keep the bin constructed at the demo! Monday, July 8 at 7:30 pmMartin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
      • Meet some fellow Washingtonians and enjoy a local lunch at Common Good City Farm every Friday from July 5 – August 2 at 12:30pm! Local chefs prepare farm produce. Space is limited so RSVP!
      Yours Truly, Karissa
      Market Manager
      Mt Pleasant Street Plaza
      Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm, rain or shine
      Sign up and hang out: Volunteer Calendar!
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