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Old Town Farmers’ Market Issue 44 | Newsletter | Old Town Farmers’ Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

301 King St., Alexandria, VA  22314
December 26, 2015, Issue 44
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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We are open
The Old Town Farmers’ Market is open on December 26th! 
We’re open on the 26th!  What could be better after the sugar rush of the holidays than to pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables?  We will be open on the 26th for our normal hours (7 am to noon), so please stop by the market and grab apples, greens, beets, and anything else you might need to detox after all of the parties and holiday cookies!

Calhoun's Ham

Vendor spotlight – Senzu Juicery
Speaking of detoxing after the holidays, have you stopped by Senzu Juicery yet?  They’re located at the corner of King and N. Royal and bring delicious cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices to market.  This is a great way to get in those extra servings of vitamins in a portable, shopper friendly form.  Learn more about Senzu Juicery here.

We want you
What types of vendors do YOU want at the market?
With the fast approaching New Year, we have the opportunity to bring on new vendors to meet the wants and needs of you, our supportive shoppers!  Have you always wanted a hummus vendor?  Do you crave organic fruits and vegetables?  Help us vendor-hunt by letting us know what you’d like to see at the Old Town Farmers’ Market!  Please email our market manager, mae.carroll@alexandriava.gov, with your suggestions!

Fall Harvest
Market to Table – Winter Harvest Casserole  
We recently received a fantastic recipe from Puja Gellerman, a loyal market customer, who wrote:  “Last night my husband and I made an AMAZING recipe using produce we got from the market and a few home ingredients. Sweet potatoes, beets, cauliflower, quinoa, pecans, walnuts and pumpkins seeds with a homemade Indian seasoning mix, that’s it!”  We tried out her recipe and it was definitely AMAZING!  Try Puja’s dish and all the lovely veggies she bought at market, too! Check it out here:  http://www.alexandriava.gov/88908

Compost Alex
Market Customers – send us your favorite seasonal recipe!
Market customers – please send us your favorite seasonal recipe and a photo and we’ll publish it in the newsletter!  We’re looking for good-for-you grub that doesn’t weigh you down—recipes loaded with seasonal fruits and veggies you can buy at the market.  Spread the word and your delicious recipes to our community!  Send a photo and recipe (list ingredients and preparation steps) to sara.rhoades@alexandriava.gov.

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!  When its cold, the SNAP/EBT booth is in the market office.

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