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Farmers' Market Newsletter

September 5, 2015, Issue 28
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 3: Apples & Peanut Butter
Apples are making their debut at the market and are delightful for a quick, light lunch or a delicious packable snack in lunch boxes.  Just cut up one apple into slices and include a container of peanut butter: your kids can enjoy a high protein, low sugar snack that is packed with healthy fiber and potassium.  Yum!  Pick up some sweet Honey Crisp apples at Spring Valley Farm and Orchard and delicious ginger gold apples at Ashton Farms this weekend!

Bike for Good

Market Events – Free Yoga at the Market
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: come practice yoga together in the outdoors and create a beautiful community event!

Food Rescue

Market Events – Bike for Good Food Rescue Video 
We’ve rescued 4,100 pounds of produce and bread donated by our generous market vendors and distributed to local Church food pantries and senior homes.  Watch our new youtube video that shows how we glean/rescue donated food and pedal it to the Annie B. Rose Home!  Interested in volunteering for this fun event?  Email BikeforGood@alexandriava.gov.


Market to Table Recipe – What do you do with eggplants?
Those deep purple eggplants are beautiful to look at and delicious to eat, but traditional eggplant parmesan recipes are so time consuming to make and too hot in the summer!  How about trying Eggplant Caponata, a delicious dish from Sicily.  Caponata is a tangy eggplant salad that is served as a side dish or appetizer. This version adds bits of velvety avocado for a dish that’s refreshing, filling, and brimming with healthy fats!

Soil to Soul

Soil to Soul Block Party Fundraising Event – September 17th
Save the date for this year’s Old Town Farmers’ Market SNAP/EBT Double Dollar Fundraising Block Party 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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