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Farmers' Market Newsletter

October 17, 2015, Issue 34
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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Cinderella Pumpkins

Fall at Market Produce – Heirloom Cinderella Pumpkins! 
Halloween is in the air at the Old Town Farmers’ Market!  You’ve all seen the jack-o-lanterns at market, but have you seen the heirloom Cinderella pumpkins?  This heirloom variety originated in France and is said to be the inspiration for Cinderella’s famous fairy-tale carriage.  These make great fall decorations that don’t necessarily scream “Halloween!”  And, you can also use them for baking!  With a medium pumpkin weighing in at 25 lbs, these whoppers might be best to pick up at the very end of your shopping.  Pick them up from Dunham Farm while they last.

Halloween on the Farm
Halloween Market Events 
We’re so excited that Halloween falls on a Saturday this year! We’re going to be hosting local author Shannon Jones from Keekee’s Big Adventures  on October 31st at 10:00 am on the stage for a kid’s book reading.  Come a bit early for facepaint cat nose and whiskers!  Dress in your costumes because following the book reading at 10:45 am we’re going to have a costume parade around market, complete with healthy trick or treating!  As Halloween gets closer, make sure to check out our Facebook for more information.

Corn Maze
Corn Maze at Misty Meadows Farm!
Located in Smithsburg, MD (about 90 minutes outside of Alexandria), Misty Meadow Farm Creamery has their annual corn maze up and running.  In addition to their all-ages 6-acre corn maze, they also have an on-site deli and ice cream dipping parlor, a small petting zoo and pint-sized bale and rope mazes for shorter adventures. Click here to learn more: http://www.mistymeadowsfarmcreamery.com/#

Slow Cooker Oats

Market to Table Recipe – Slow Cooker Oats and Apples
With Fall coming on quickly, the mornings are starting to get a bit cooler!  Slow-cooker oats with apples is a great way to have a warm, hearty breakfast with minimal morning effort.  Make it the night before and this yummy breakfast is ready when you wake up! Check out an easy recipe here.

Kids Market Field Trip
Children’s Market Field Trip  
Children from the Charles Houston Recreation Center had fun at our Kids’ Market Field Trip last week!  They learned where their food comes from by talking to a farmer, trying a new fruit and vegetable, buying a fruit and vegetable of their choice, and completing a scavenger hunt!  Thank you to the Charles Houston Recreation Center for bringing these great kids, our volunteers for taking the kids around the market, and our market vendors!

SNAP/EBT at Market
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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