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Old Town Farmers’ Market Newsletter Issue 21 | News Release | Old Town Farmers’ Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

July 16, 2015, Issue 21
Open Year-Round | Every Saturday | 7 am – 12 pm (noon)
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The Lambs Quarter
Farmers’ Market Survey – Help us serve you better!
Get your voice heard! The Old Town Farmers’ Market is conducting our annual customer satisfaction survey.  This survey will help market staff with recruiting resident and guest vendors, planning activities during market hours and identifying growth opportunities.  It is anonymous and only takes about five minutes to complete.  Click on this link and give us your feedback.

Fourth of July Cookies
Market Events – Alexandria Live Music Week: Herb & Hanson
The Old Town Farmers’ Market is celebrating Alexandria Live Music Week with the fabulous Herb and Hanson duo on the market stage!   Check out the schedule here for who’s playing around town during Alexandria Live Music week (July 10-19).  For a calendar of Market events, click here.

pasta salad
Bread and Water Company, Alexandria, VA
John and Markos Panas are the father-son duo behind this Alexandria-based bakery.  With fresh breakfast pastries, hearty Old World breads, and enough personality to wake you up—no coffee needed!  This booth is many shopper’s first stop in the morning.  Check out their facebook page where they’ve been known to post tantalizing pictures of their creations from their storefront in Belle View Shopping Center down Rt. 1.

Tomato, Corn, Avocado Salad
Golden Galangal Beets are Back at Number 1 Sons!
Golden Galangal beets are finally back at our favorite pickle stand—Number 1 Sons!  These yellow beets are pickled in a vinegar brine with yellow curry and kaffir lime leaves. The Sons makes fermented foods that draw from food cultures all over the world — pickles, kimchi, kraut, masala beets.  Naturally delicious microbes from fermentation, like the good bacteria lactic acid, preserve their foods and give them a delicious, sour and tangy taste and helps your digestive system health, too!  Seriously, you need to try those golden beets.  http://number1sons.com/

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Market to Table Recipe – Zucchini Pasta
Those of you who keep backyard gardens know that the bounty of a zucchini plant doesn’t just feed you, it feeds the whole street!  With an abundance of summer squash on tables, it’s time to find new ways to eat this warm weather veggie.  You can make zucchini pasta strips with a simple mandolin, or get a fancy veggie spiralizer for longer strands that look almost exactly like fettuccini.  With pesto from Cavanna Pasta, chicken from The Lamb’s Quarter and cherry tomatoes from any one of our farmers, you’ve got yourself a full meal with an extra vegetable serving!

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.  Stop by the Information Booth to get your tokens so you can enjoy delicious fresh vegetables and fruit picked at the height of their nutrition and tastiness!

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Any Questions?
Questions, comments, or concerns?  Please contact Mae Carroll, Market Manager, at oldtownfarmersmarket@alexandriava.gov.

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