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Old Town Farmers’ Market Newsletter Issue 19 | News Release | Old Town Farmers’ Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

July 02, 2015, Issue 19
Open Year-Round | Every Saturday | 7 am – 12 p.m. (noon)
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We accept SNAP/EBT
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The Lambs Quarter
A ‘Menagerie’ of a Farm at The Lamb’s Quarter, Maryland
The Bourne family has been farming in Southern Calvert County, Maryland, since the late 1600s.  As you might have guessed, things have changed a lot since then.  Instead of tobacco, The Lamb’s Quarter farm now focuses on today’s crave-worthy product: pasture-based meats and eggs. The 145-acre farm started raising chickens for meat and eggs around 2001.  James “Jim” Bourne had returned to the family farm from a career in law enforcement several years before; but, after rethinking the food his family was eating, he began to rethink what the farm was growing, too.  Read more here.

Fourth of July Cookies
Market Events – Fourth of July Cookie Decorating!
In celebration of July 4th, we are decorating cookies on the stage this weekend from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  We’ll have star sugar cookies from Maribeth’s Bakery with red, white and blue icing–come get into the Independence Day spirit with us!  Please RSVP by emailing mae.carroll@alexandriava.gov to ensure we have enough supplies.  All aged children welcome; toddlers must have a parent or guardian helper.

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Number 1 Sons is having a Sale!
Check it out!  Number 1 Sons is having a sale at the market on July 4th.  Buy a container of pickles and your kraut is half off!  The Sons want to be at your picnics and events while you’re grilling, watching fireworks, and celebrating the USA!

Tomato, Corn, Avocado Salad
Market to Table Recipe – Corn, Tomato, Mozzarella & Avocado Salad
If you’re looking for a quick, delicious side dish to complement your grilling adventures on the 4th, look no further than this corn, tomato & mozzarella cold salad.  Support your local farmers this Independence Day by making this delicious salad with fresh corn from Spring Valley, sweet grape tomatoes from Bigg Riggs, and yummy mozzarella from Blue Ridge Dairy!

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Chocotenango Wins the Bronze!
A big congrats to Ismael and the Chocotenango team for their Bronze medal win at the International Chocolate Awards in the Americas and Asia Pacific category.  Pick up some of their award-winning milk chocolate bars (as well as their scrumptious frozen bananas dipped in chocolate!) at market every Saturday!

SNAP/EBT
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.  Come to the Information Booth and get your tokens and buy delicious fresh produce at the market!

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Call for Farmers’ Market Volunteers!
Do you love farmers’ markets and want to spend a few hours in a beautiful setting on Market Square?  We are looking for people who are willing to help us set up for special events, conduct customer satisfaction surveys, customer counts, or assist with fun market events.  If you’re interested, please send an email to Mae.Carroll@alexandriava.gov.

For a calendar of Market events, click here.

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