Old Town Farmers’ Market Newsletter Issue 27| Newsletter | Old Town Farmers’ Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

August 27, 2015, Issue 27
Open Year-Round | Every Saturday | 7 am  12 pm (noon)
Free Parking at Market Square Garage until 12:30 pm
We accept SNAP/EBT
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Seasonal Produce–School Snacks Week 2:  Zucchini Bread
Nothing says summer quite like zucchini and what better way to eat this abundant summer vegetable than baked into a delicious bread loaf?  This low sugar zucchini bread is great with breakfast or as a snack and can be a sneaky way to get in an extra serving of vegetables for your little ones.  Experiment with the amount of zucchini to make it even healthier; you can also substitute walnuts for chocolate chips to cut down on sugar.

Bike for Good

Market Events – Bike for Good: Bicycle Food Rescue
Come join us this Saturday for our 3rd bicycle food rescue at the market!  We bicycle donated fresh produce from the market to a low-income senior apartment.  Click here to read AARP’s story about how we pedal fresh food from the market to the Annie B. Rose Home!  Interested in volunteering for this fun event?  Email BikeforGood@alexandriava.gov.

Food Rescue

Market Events – Master Food Volunteers Cooking Demo
The Master Food Volunteers will be at market this Saturday serving up a fresh corn, zucchini, and tomato salad. Their mission is fast, healthy, accessible meals so you’ll definitely want to stop by and pick up a recipe for those fast dinners when you’re running late! They’ll be on the stage from 10:00–11:00 am.


T&ES at Market for Combined Sewer System Plan Outreach
After a rain, runoff from the street, lawn, driveway, and rooftops makes its way into the City’s stormwater system and, eventually, into the Chesapeake Bay.  T&ES’ Stormwater and Sanitary Division will be at market this Saturday to discuss the updated Plan for the combined sewer system.  Proper upstream control and treatment of pollutants in runoff water means less contamination in the Bay—good for wildlife, marine life, and our Virginia watermen!  Learn more about the Longterm Control Plan by clicking here.  Find out how polluted runoff affects the Chesapeake Bay here.

Soil to Soul

Soil to Soul Fundraiser for our SNAP/EBT Double Dollar Program
Save the date for this year’s SNAP/EBT Double Dollar Fund Raising event: Thursday, September 17th, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Hotel Monaco Alexandria.  Local chefs and mixologists will prepare delicious dishes from fresh ingredients straight from our market farms, live music, games, prizes, and more!   Get tickets before they sell out: http://soiltosoul2015.eventbrite.com.

Soil to Soul
lncreased Incentives for SNAP Customers at the Market
The Old Town Farmers Market is doubling its incentive to SNAP customers with new funding from Wholesome Wave and the USDA!  SNAP customers will now receive $20 in bonus dollars for every $20 they spend at the Market.  Read more here.


Any Questions? 
Questions, comments, or concerns?  Please contact Mae Carroll, Market Manager, at oldtownfarmersmarket@alexandriava.gov.  For a Calendar of Market Events, click here.

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