If you're looking to leave Mount Pleasant and Washington, D.C. on a Sunday, here's where you should head.
Mount Pleasant, and the Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market, will always be home to the Craft Kombucha team. However, after careful consideration, we have decided that it's time to show Virginia some love!
We already have tap locations in Arlington, at South Block's Clarendon juice bar and East Falls Church store, but what we really wanted for Virginia was its very own farmers' market. Our choice for our first Virginia market? The Mosaic Central Farmers' Market, located in Fairfax's hip, new neighborhood, the Mosaic District.
Our first day at the market was blistering hot, but that didn't stop us, other market vendors and the market patrons from having a great time! When we weren't hiding in the shaded shelter of our tent, we took some time to check out our new Sunday hangout. We knew that there was going to be a lot going on, and we surely were not disappointed. There was so much to see and do, between our numerous, fellow vendors and the abundance of shopping, entertainment and dining in the Mosaic District.
The farmers' market has everything you could possibly need - fresh farm produce, chicken, pork, and other meat products (including our favorite Meat Crafters pre-packed sausage), cheese, dairy, eggs, pasta, dog food, flowers and artisanal goods are all readily available. There's also plenty of prepared food ready for you to grab and eat as you walk around the market (we have been munching on crab cake sandwiches from the delightful people at Bushdogs, just across from our own tent).
Once you've had your fill of shopping and are looking to move indoors to the air conditioning, there's no shortage of shops and restaurants in the surrounding area to go cool off at. The main square of the Mosaic District is located right at the opening of the farmers' market, with a green space, a fountain, and several restaurants, including Ted's Bulletin, Matchbox, Cyclone Anaya's and Mom & Pop (a small pop-up coffee shop operated by the good people of Dolcezza Gelato). If you already had your lunch at the farmers' market and aren't looking for a second meal, you may prefer to beat the heat in the Angelika Film Center while watching the latest and greatest movie releases.
Want to see what this market is all about for yourself? Stop by and see us between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays! For more information about the market, take a look at the list of vendors underneath the photo gallery below, or visit the Mosaic Central Farmers' Market website, here. You can also learn more about the Mosaic District on their website, here.
Mosaic Central Farmers' Market Vendors
- Affinity Woodworks: custom cutting boards, bowls + boxes
- Bee Chic Naturals: premium beeswax candles
- Betty's Chips & Salsa: homemade chips + salsa
- Bushdogs: prepared Maryland seafood- soups, shrimp, crabcakes + more
- Capital Teas: a variety of loose tea + brewing accessories
- Carla Hall Petite Cookies: gourmet baked goods
- Cibola Farms: producers of bison, free-range hogs + pork, and buffalo meats using sustainable practices through a holistic approach to nature
- Dress It Up Dressing: all-natural salad dressings based on a family recipe
- Giradot's Crumbs Bakery: European-style bakery producing artisan breads + pastries
- Good Gardener: home-grown Virginia flowers
- Gypsy Soul Farmstand: American fare, both classic + contemporary
- I Heart Butter: custom-decorated sugar cookies for any occasion
- Liberty Delight Farms: all-natural beef, pork + poultry, free of hormones, steroids, stimulants + antibiotics
- Lobster Maine-Ia: live Maine lobsters
- Meat Crafters: specialty cured meats + sausages
- Mock's Greenhouse: pesticide-free, hydroponic produce
- Number 1 Sons: pickles, kimchi, kraut + other barrel-fermented foods
- Oat My Goodness: craft granola unlike anything you've ever tasted
- Old Town Suds: soap you could eat + drink from; the skincare, scent and soap experts
- Out of the Bubble Bakery: a bakery specializing in dairy-free, soy-free, vegan + nut-free cakes, cupcakes + cookies
- Papparadelles Pasta: pasts + unique specialty foods
- Pleitez Produce: a family-owned + operated farm that grows both fruits + vegetables
- Pure Pastry Co.: authentic British pasties + pastries
- Rita's Crepes: fresh-to-order sweet + savory crepes using local ingredients
- Robb's Edge Express: sharpening knives + tools, every second and fourth Sunday of each month
- Senzu Juicery: cold, nutrient-dense, fresh-pressed juices
- Springfield Farm: free-range meat products free of hormones, antibiotics + chemicals
- Stonyman Gourmet Farmer: premium farmstead cheeses, savories + fine prepared foods
- The Candy Drawer Confectionary: artisan confections + baked goods, including caramel, chocolate bark, brittle + British fudge, granola, cake balls, cupcakes and more
- The Compost Crew: at-home pick-up service for your food scraps, including a rodent + odor sealed bin + compostable bags
- The Farmstand: duck eggs, chicken eggs, quail eggs + quail meat; all pastured, cage-free, steroid-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free + non-GMO
- Toigo Orchards: fruits + vegetables
- Twin Springs Fruit Farm: fruits + vegetables
- Westmoreland Berry Farm: berries, peaches, apricots, plums, apples, cherries + various vegetables
- Whim Pop: frozen fruit pops, all made with fresh fruit from local farms
- Xocalata: confections + pastry items; taking everyday desserts we all love, and adding more technique + finesse
- Zayna's Delight: authentic vegetarian Middle Eastern food, including hummus, baba ganouj + more
- Zeke's Coffee: fresh coffee + locally-roasted coffee beans