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Farmers' Market Newsletter

October 3, 2015, Issue 32
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
Vendor Spotlight – Middleway Farm

Now is the perfect time to do your fall planting!  Dan Noland and the rest of the Middleway Farm team, based in Kearneysville, WV, have cool-weather herbs, perennials, cut flowers and, of course, mums!  Stop by this weekend to give your yard or patio some beautiful Fall color!

Roasted butternut squash salad
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!

pasta salad
Upcoming Market Events – Fall Harvest Day on Oct 10th

On October 10 from 9-12 pm the Old Town Farmers’ Market will be hosting our Fall Harvest Day!  We’ll have a book reading and pumpkin decorating for the little ones, costume parades, and healthy trick or treats!  Look for more information on our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/OldTownFarmersMarketAlexandriaVA


Market to Table Recipe – Pumpkin Oatmeal
Once baking pumpkins (as opposed to carving pumpkins) arrive at market, you know that fall is really here!  This is an easy breakfast recipe for pumpkin oatmeal, perfect for a Sunday morning after a Saturday spent at market (adapted from The Food Network):

14-ounce cooking pumpkin, baked and pureed
2 cups water
2 cups unsweetened milk
2 tablespoons raisins (golden or regular)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 cups quick cooking oatmeal (not the instant kind)

In large saucepan over high heat, combine the pumpkin puree, water, milk, raisins, salt, and pumpkin pie spice (alternative spices). Bring to a boil.  Add the oatmeal. Turn the heat down and cook according to your oatmeal instructions; usually about 15 minutes. Stir often.

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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