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Farmers' Market Newsletter

October 10, 2015, Issue 33
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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Fall Festival
Market Events – Fall Festival October 10th!
Come join us this Saturday as we celebrate the changing of the seasons with our fabulous Fall Festival!  We’ll start the day with free yoga at 8:15 am, continue with a local children’s book author doing a circle reading at 9:30 am, and end with a mini-pumpkin decorating event at 10:30 am.  All of the events will be on the stage.  We have limited quantities for the mini-pumpkin decorating, so please RSVP to mae.carroll@alexandriava.gov. Make sure to check out our facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/OldTownFarmersMarketAlexandriaVA.

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!

Kombucha
Kombucha at Market from No. 1 Sons

Thanks to a successful KivaZip, No. 1 Sons now has kombucha at market to fully complete all of your fermented needs!  It comes in mason jars with a $1 bottle deposit, and their flavors are quite original: ginger flower and lavender mint. The Sons are bringing limited quantities to market now, so come get this delicious and healthy drink while you can!


Amalthea Ridge

Vendor Spotlight – Amalthea Ridge Kickstarter Campaign
Speaking of fundraising, our friends at Amalthea Ridge just opened their new Kickstarter campaign.  Sarah and Keyvan, the couple behind the awesome goat-milk lotions, facewashes and body products you find at market, are offering a range of pledge gifts, all of which will be delivered by the holiday season.  You can see their Kickstarter campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/570726383/amalthea-ridge-artisan-natural-skin-care.  Learn more about Amalthea Ridge and their production methods at http://www.amalthearidge.com/.


composting
Market to Table Recipe – Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice  
Winter squashes are much heartier than summer squashes and as the weather starts to cool down, you’ll want that extra bit of bite to keep you warm!  This week’s recipe features acorn squash and comes from The Simple Veganista: http://www.simple-veganista.com/2012/10/stuffed-acorn-squash-with-wild-rice_28.html.

SNAP/EBT
SNAP/EBT Double Dollar and Fruit & Vegetable Incentive 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.

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