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September 26, 2015, Issue 31
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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Persian Cukes
Seasonal Produce – Apples at Market Now

Apples are at market now!  Crunch into a sweet honey crisp, Gala, or yellow ginger!  You can eat apples raw, juice them, make a pie, crumble, or apple crisp, or cook them into applesauce or apple butter, and add them to salads.  Be sure to pick up some amazing apples this Saturday and eat your way to health!  Look for apples at Ashton Farms, Spring Valley, Bigg Riggs, and Dunham’s Produce stands.

Roasted butternut squash salad
Market to Table Recipe – Roasted Butternut Squash Salad 
Butternut squash is at market now and its time to make this delicious roasted butternut squash and mixed greens salad.  This hearty salad is tossed with roasted butternut squash, dried cranberries, walnuts and Parmesan cheese, and then dressed with a warm apple cider vinaigrette.  An earthy roasted flavor with a mix of salty and sweet, this salad is a must for a hearty yet healthy meal.  Just add some crusty bread and maybe a glass of wine? Mmmmm….the perfect lunch.

pasta salad
Market Events – Cooking Demo with Master Food Volunteers
The Master Food Volunteers are back! Their mission is fast, healthy, accessible meals so you’ll definitely want to stop by for a taste and recipe for those quick dinners when you’re running late!  They’ll be on the stage from 10:00 am  – 11:00 am.


Food Rescue #s to Date – 4,900 pounds rescued & donated
Big shout out to all our generous vendors who donate every week and our dedicated volunteers who help us glean, bicycle, and transport thousands of pounds of food to at-risk Alexandrians:  we have rescued and saved 4,900 pounds of food and flowers from the landfill and provided healthy food to Alexandrians who need it!  If you’re interested in volunteering, please email sara.rhoades@alexandriava.gov.

Old Town Farmers’ Market is Social!
Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for info about market activities, farmers’ market vendors, recipes, and more!  We’re on Facebook and Twitter at @OldTownMktAlex.

SNAP/EBT Double Dollar Program
The Old Town Farmers’ Market accepts SNAP/EBT and offers customers up to $20 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!


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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