Old Town Farmers’ Market Newsletter Issue 16 | News Release | Old Town Post

Farmers' Market Newsletter

June 11, 2015, Issue 16
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 Natural Design, Dunnsville, VA

Natural Design owner Anne Krieg has been doing floral design for over 30 years, including owning a flower shop in Germany prior to moving to the US in 1996.  She makes all her beautiful wreaths and bouquets by hand and with flowers grown on her farm in Dunnsville, VA.  Since her creations are all made with Virginia-grown flowers, her flower designs change as we move through the seasons and she brings something a little different every week! Check out her beautiful creations at the Market!

Flower Bunch Zumba at Market – Your Life Energy Holistic Center, Alexandria, VA

We’re so excited to welcome Your Life Energy Holistic Center who will host our first ever Zumba at Market class this Saturday!  The high-energy class starts at 8:45 am, followed by a Zumba Gold (lower-impact) class at 9:15 am.  Due to space constraints, each class is limited to 10 participants.  RSVPs are highly encouraged at www.yourlifeenergy.com or (571) 319-0093.

Botanicals Bike Clinic at Market on June 20th with Spokes, Etc., Alexandria, VA

Mark this on your calendar: Bike Clinic at the Market on June 20th!  Haul your bike to the Market on June 20th and have Spokes Etc. staff take a look at your ride.  Pump available for proper inflation, lube for eliminating that squeaky-mouse chain problem, learn how to fix a flat, get your brakes adjusted, your derailleur realigned, a spoke tightened, who knows?  Get advice on bike routes to work, how to transport kids and groceries, best weekend rides, whether that clunker is worth the money to fix up, what your next bike should be, how to secure your bike from theft, and so much more!

Market to Table Recipe

Longing for a savory way to use up all of the strawberries you see this time of year?  Try this super easy Strawberry Salsa over chicken or pork for a yummy market meal.  Just toss together 1 pound of strawberries (finely chopped), 3 tbsp lime juice, ¼ salt, 4 green onions, thinly sliced, and 1 finely chopped jalapeno in a large bowl and enjoy!

SNAP/EBT Soil and Soul Fundraiser for our SNAP Double Dollar Program

Last year’s Soil & Soul fundraiser, graciously hosted by Jackson 20 and supported by our wonderful Alexandria residents, was a huge success!  Stay tuned next week for an exciting announcement about this year’s event…

SNAP 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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