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Old Town Farmers’ Market Issue 29 | Newsletter | Old Town Farmers’ Market

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September 12, 2015, Issue 29
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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Blue Ridge Dairy Co.

Vendor Spotlight – Blue Ridge Dairy 
If these last few days of summer are making you crave light food, what better breakfast than healthy yogurt and local peaches?  The team at Blue Ridge Dairy, headed by Paul Stephan, makes their delicious yogurt with milk from Jersey cows in their Sterling, VA kitchen.  If you’re looking for a higher protein snack, grab their thicker Greek yogurt!  Learn more about Blue Ridge Dairy here.


Hunger Action Month

Market Events – Community Gleaning Day for #HungerActionMonth 
September is Hunger Action Month and the Old Town Farmers’ Market is taking action to fight hunger in our community by holding our first annual Community Gleaning Day.  Buy some fruit, vegetables, or bread at the market this Saturday and donate it at our Community Gleaning Day booth in front of the stage from 8 am to 12 pm.  We’ll distribute the donated food to organizations that feed our at-risk community in Alexandria. Together, we can solve hunger!


Chef demo

Market Events – Chef at Market, Jackson 20 & The Grill
Come visit the chefs from The Grille and Jackson 20 restaurants this weekend as they cook up seasonal dishes with local produce directly from our farmers!  They will be in front of the stage from 9:30 – 11:30 am so please drop by to get a taste of the types of dishes that will be available at the Soil to Soul block party event on September 17th!


Alexandria Seaport Foundation

#MoretoMarket – Alexandria Seaport Foundation & At Home Alexandria
Local nonprofits at market this weekend will be the Alexandria Seaport Foundation and At Home Alexandria.  The Alexandria Seaport Foundation uses traditional boat building to help at-risk and disadvantaged youth improve their lives.  At Home Alexandria assists Alexandria residents 55 and older with a range of services, enabling them to remain independent, active members of the community.


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.

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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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