Thursday, November 20, 2014

5th Annual FreshFarm food drive at H Street FreshFarm Market this Saturday, Nov 22

FreshFarm food drives are different than most, in that they focus on collecting FRESH food for donation.  They do this by collecting tax-deductible monetary donations from market shoppers and spending the money with their farmers on fresh foods, which all go to their gleaning partners.  These food drives are a great way to help farmers (who need every sale as the season winds down), help those in need, and connect shoppers with the FRESHFARM Markets philanthropic mission.

For the past five years the H Street NE FRESHFARM has worked with First Church of Christ, Holiness, which services needy families in Brookland.  Last year, with our donations, the market gave out 50 holiday baskets (complete with turkeys) and this year First Church wants to distribute 75 baskets!  FRESHFRESH is committed to purchasing 50 of these 75 turkeys from two H Street farmers, Full Cellar Farm and Garden Path farm and needs the community to pay for the turkeys.   

Every year our little H Street NE FRESHFARM market raises more at our food drive than at the food drives at any other FFM market, including the huge Dupont market!  Let's be sure to make this trend continue this Saturday!

Make your donation at the yellow tent at the entrance to the Market as you wait for Frenchie's or buy fresh produce to donate and drop it as you leave.  

Additional details are available here.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mushroom, cheese and beer pairings next week at Boundary Road

Who doesn't like a good mushroom, cheese and beer pairing?  Especially amidst cold weather like today's...

Next week, from Tuesday the 18th thru Sunday the 23rd, Boundary Road (414 H St) will offer 3 distinct "Funky, Foraged & Fermented" pairings at the bar and in the dining room. You will have the option to do one of the mushroom & cheese pairings for $9 each or add a 5 oz pour of the paired beer for $3 more. A full board of all 3 pairings of mushrooms, cheese and beers will be available for $30.  Pairings include:

Mushroom: Shaved Porcini Mushrooms with Parsely Root and Cold-Pressed Olive Oil
Cheese: Sainte Nectaire, Tommes (Auvergne, France)
Beer: Bayerischer Bahnhof Gose, Gasthaus and Gosebrauerei (Leipziger, Germany)
Mushroom: Braised Chanterelles in Demi Glace with Rosemary Oil
Cheese: Buttermilk Bleu (Monroe, WI)
Beer: Terrapin Guano Loco (Athens, GA)
Mushroom: Grilled Lobster Mushrooms with Salsa Verde
Cheese: Cabra La Mancha, Washed Rind (Accident, MD)
Beer: Cisco Gray Lady (Nantucket, MA)

Offerings start at 5:30pm nightly during the promotion.  No reservations required.

Story time activities at Rosedale Library (1701 Gales St NE)

Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE) has a full slate of programs for children and teens this month, including celebrations of everyone's favorite childhood friend, the Teddy Bear!  Plus Chess Club, movie nights, sign-alongs and special birthday events for Curious George and Mickey Mouse.  

Rosedale Library is also collecting coats, hats, gloves and other warm accessories for children and teens in Ward 6 and at the DC General Shelter.  Drop off items for the "Give a Child a Coat, Share the Warmth" drive now through November 20th

Story time: Every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. -- Children ages birth-5 with their caretakers can enjoy a story time that includes songs, stories, action rhymes, and fun!

"Big Chair Chess Club": Every Monday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. — Children and teens get to learn how to play from an experienced instructor, Mr. Norman, and participate in friendly games against each other. 

Teddy Bear Storytime: Friday, November 14 at 4:30 p.m. -- In honor of National Teddy Bear Day, bring your favorite friend to Rosedale Library for a teddy-themed story time, with songs, poems a snack and a photo with the two of you!

Curious George Day: Saturday, November 15 beginning at 11:00 a.m. — Rosedale will be having a special Curious George Day, filled with all sorts of fun, including a story time, film, and crafts.  

Mickey Mouse Day: Tuesday, November 18 beginning at 4 p.m. -- In honor of Mickey Mouse's birthday in 1928, children will enjoy a Mickey-themed story time, make their own Mickey (or Minnie!) mouse ears to take home, and see a few Mickey Mouse Playhouse episodes. 

Reel Reading Book Club: Tuesday, November 25 at 5 p.m. — Join Rosedale's Reel Reading Book Club! Kids read a book and then on the last Tuesday of each month they watch the movie that the book inspired, or the movie that inspired the book. Kids can enjoy a brief group discussion as well! November's book selection is Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which inspired several movies! 

For more information, visit the website at:; call 202-727-5012 or email

Posted by the Friends of the Rosedale Library