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Farm News for Saturday, December 8, 2018

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Star Hollow Farm
Adams Morgan FARM MARKET & CSA

notes for the week of
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Hello all!

Our remaining schedule ...

  • We will be there for you this week and next.
  • Dec. 15th is the last delivery day.

Check out Adams Morgan day revisited, aka the Holiday Market (happening this Saturday!) with info provided by one of our CSA members and orchestrator of the event. The press release is pasted at the bottom of this email.

Farm news...

After handing out orders last week I had plans to meet Matt & Justin -- who many will remember were co-workers of ours at the farmers market for about 10 years -- and Phil, a CSA member who helped us reformat the entire store about 5 years ago. We went to Smoke & Barrel across from the market, where we used to go regularly when it was still Asylum. What a surprise then when, just after sitting down, Jim Crawford of New Morning Farm walked in! I couldn't have been more surprised. Turns out Matt, who works at their Cleveland Park market now that we've closed ours -- invited him to surprise me. He did! We had a great time talking about the Adams Morgan neighborhood (as Jim found it in 1973 when he started the farmers market) then and now.


[photo] As mentioned, it's been a dreary time lately. This is where Sam finished harvesting the sunchokes yesterday... in the mud.

The produce situation...
We're definitely winding down our inventory, and are short on a number of items like greens and herbs, the latter due to day after (short) day of gray, cool weather. Nothing really wants to grow when it's like this, even in the greenhouse. And we're not alone: it seems like none of our neighbors or farmer friends has much along those lines now. And to add to that shortage, we and our farmer friends pretty much all had bad years due to the rain. It messed up a lot of plans and crops. Particularly hard hit were many storage crops (mostly roots) either because we couldn't get into the fields to plant when it was time, or we did and then things proceeded to rot. We lost a lot, so we did what we usually do -- and unlike what conventional CSAs do -- buy from our friends. But they were short also, and then, as we've been finding out, even those with high quality standards are stuck with lower quality than usual. Potatoes seem hardest hit, and I haven't been able to buy a really good potato this Fall (and we lost most of ours, including sweet potatoes).

Talking with Jim from New Morning Farm at lunch -- (and by the way, that farm is where I learned how to grow vegetables 28 years ago) -- he mentioned that this was their worst production year in 46 years, so I'm not making this up.

What we do have this week will include... (new or back in green)

While it is a short list, we do have 49 different items, 13 of which are reduced in price or on sale, and a total of 710 portions for you to choose from. We're trying!

  • Greens: cabbage, peashoots, our stir-fry mix.
  • Veggies: beets, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, horseradish, onions, parsnips, potatoes, radishes, shallots, shiitake mushrooms, sunchokes (plus the pickle pack), our seconds roasted roots pack & winter squashes.
  • Herbs: cilantro, mint, parsley, rosemary & sorrel.
  • Apples: Fuji, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Rome, Stayman Winesap & York Imperial.
  • Eggs & Cheese: eggs, cow & goat cheese.
  • Miscellany: cider & the last few jars of honey.

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Hope there's something on that list for you! Have a great evening and we hope to see you Saturday.

Thanks for your support this year and always,
Randy, Chris & Sam
your Star Hollow Farmers

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Press Release

Media Contact:
Carol Miller, 202-306-0130
carolmiller100@gmail.com
Photos available upon request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ADAMS MORGAN HOLIDAY MARKET WILL FEATURE DC AREA VENDORS’
UNIQUE GIFT ITEMS, JEWELRY, POTTERY, PAINTINGS AND TEXTILES

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, DECEMBER 8 AND 9
ON PLAZAS NEAR 18THSTREET AND COLUMBIA ROAD NW


WASHINGTON, NOVERMBER 28, 2018— The same volunteer crew that brings you Adams Morgan Day each September will host the Adams Morgan Holiday Market, a pop-up style market from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, on SunTrust plaza and at Unity Park, near 18thStreet and Columbia Road NW. The holiday market will feature more than 50 local, high-quality arts and crafts vendors from across DC with unique gift items, jewelry, pottery, paintings and textiles.

While folks are shopping they'll enjoy lively seasonal entertainment and, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Dec. 8th, can help decorate the Festivus kiosk at 18thand Columbia. Carolers will sing during the market and, on Sunday Dec. 9, the District Music Project will perform a 20-minute holiday program three times on the front steps of the Line Hotel at 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Adams Morgan farmers market vendors will be on SunTrust Plaza the morning of Saturday, December 8 until 1:00 p.m. They will sell produce, seasonal baked items and (mostly pre-ordered) trees and wreaths. Some area restaurants will offer holiday themed items on their menus.

Neighbors are encouraged to come help decorate the Festivus kiosk at 18thSt. and Columbia Rd. NW when the market begins on Saturday, Dec. 8th.

All are welcome and entry is free. Celebrate the spirit of the season at the Adams Morgan Holiday Market with neighbors, family and friends.

This market will give folks a second chance to shop with vendors who came out in the rain on Adams Morgan Day, and bring the community together to share the historic neighborhood’s spirit and commitment to local artists with others at the holiday season.

The holiday market is organized by the Adams Morgan Community Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)3 organized in 2016 to ensure sustainability of the Adams Morgan Day festival, festival volunteers, and other community members that have joined in the planning. More information is and will be available on Facebook,https://www.facebook.com/events/177787956505208/, and Twitter,https://twitter.com/adamsmorganday


To pre-order trees from the farmers market, see the flyer from Licking Creek Farm, see (http://www.admoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Licking-Creek-Farm-Christmas-Trees.pdf).
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Message for release to entertainment blogs, holiday shopping and activity guides, social media, listservs and more:


ADAMS MORGAN HOLIDAY MARKET WILL FEATURE DC AREA VENDORS’
UNIQUE GIFT ITEMS, JEWELRY, POTTERY, PAINTINGS AND TEXTILES

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, DECEMBER 8 AND 9, 2018
ON PLAZAS NEAR 18THSTREET AND COLUMBIA ROAD NW


The same volunteer crew that brings you Adams Morgan Day each September will host the Adams Morgan Holiday Market, a pop-up style market from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, on SunTrust plaza and at Unity Park, near 18thStreet and Columbia Road NW. The holiday market will feature more than 50 local, high-quality arts and crafts vendors from across DC with unique gift items, jewelry, pottery, paintings and textiles.

While folks are shopping they'll enjoy lively seasonal entertainment and, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Dec. 8th, can help decorate the Festivus kiosk at 18thand Columbia. Carolers will sing during the market and, on Sunday Dec. 9, the District Music Project will perform a 20-minute holiday program three times on the front steps of the Line Hotel at 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Adams Morgan farmers market vendors will be on SunTrust Plaza the morning of Saturday, December 8 until 1:00 p.m. They will sell produce, seasonal baked items and (mostly pre-ordered) trees and wreaths. Some area restaurants will offer holiday themed items on their menus.

Neighbors are encouraged to help decorate the Festivus kiosk at 18thSt. and Columbia Rd. NW when the market begins on Saturday, Dec. 8th.

Come and celebrate the spirit of the season at the Adams Morgan Holiday Market with neighbors, family and friends. All are welcome and entry is free.

This market will give folks a second chance to shop with vendors who came out in the rain on Adams Morgan Day, and bring the community together to share the historic neighborhood’s spirit and commitment to local artists with others at the holiday season.

The holiday market is organized by the Adams Morgan Community Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)3 organized in 2016 to ensure sustainability of the Adams Morgan Day festival, festival volunteers, and other community members that have joined in the planning. More information is and will be available on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/177787956505208/, and Twitter, https://twitter.com/adamsmorganday


To pre-order trees from the farmers market, see the flyer from Licking Creek Farm(http://www.admoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Licking-Creek-Farm-Christmas-Trees.pdf).


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