Old Town Farmers’ Market Newsletter | News Release | City of Alexandria

Farmers' Market Newsletter

June 4, 2015, Issue 15
Open Year-Round | Every Saturday | 7 am – 12 p.m. (noon)
Free Parking at Market Square Garage until 12:30 p.m.
We accept SNAP/EBT
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Botanicals Ole Pioneer’s Kitchen (OPK), Vienna, VA

OPK is a small, woman-owned business specializing in processed meat products like bacon, sausage, chorizo and meatballs.  Everything that Chef Grace makes is free of preservatives so it tastes fresher and is healthier for your family!  As a special treat for the morning market shoppers, OPK offers hot sausage biscuits as a grab and go item—pick up some fresh-squeezed orange juice to make a complete breakfast meal on Saturday morning!

Flower Bunch Yoga at the Market – Radiance Yoga, Alexandria, VA

Join us this Saturday from 8:15 to 9:00 am for an Open Level Flow “Yoga at the Market” class on the stage.  Our good friends at Radiance Yoga lead an invigorating practice, perfect for any level.  Bring your mat and water, and don’t forget to dress for warmer weather as we move into summer!  Come practice yoga together in the outdoors and create a beautiful community event!

Botanicals Market Events – Chef Demo: Chef Antonio Carluccio

The Old Town Farmers Market is very excited to host Chef Antonio Carluccio from the famous Carluccio’s Restaurant this Saturday on the stage from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  Chef Carluccio is in town this Saturday for the grand opening of Carluccio’s new location at 100 King Street and will stop by the Market to demo an amazing mushroom risotto.  Check out photos of their new restaurant in Old Town here.

Summer Activities at the Market

We are jam packed with market activities this summer: cooking demonstrations, yoga, Zumba, live music, bicycle clinics, children’s activities, and more!  If you haven’t already, make sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for events updates, photos, and other useful information.

SNAP/EBT Fresh from the Farm

Colorful carrots are starting to make their debut at the Market!  Try this Carrot Hummus recipe that’s seriously delicious. Serve this healthy hummus with crudites, flat breads, pita, and salad greens, or as part of a meze-style spread for a summer picnic!

composting SNAP/EBT, Double Dollar Program

The Old Town Farmers’ Market accepts SNAP/EBT and offers customers up to $10 in matching funds.  For more information on the Double Dollar program, see Double Dollar Brochure – English or Double Dollar Brochure – Spanish.

composting Questions

Questions, comments, or concerns? Please email Mae Carroll, Market Manager, at oldtownfarmersmarket@alexandriava.gov.  For a calendar of Market events, click here

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