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Old Town Farmers’ Market Issue 46 | Newsletter | Old Town Farmers’ Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

301 King St., Alexandria, VA  22314
January 9, 2015, Issue 46
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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New Market YouTube Video! 
Our talented intern, Jennifer Lewis, created a beautiful video of the Old Town Farmers’ Market featuring our vendors, customers, and Market Manager!  The video is now live on the City’s Youtube channel.  Jennifer is a PhD student at George Mason University studying Film & Video and Environmental Policy and is also producing two documentaries in her free time!  We are so lucky Jennifer was able to take time out of her busy schedule to film our market this summer and fall and create this awesome video for the City!  Check out this 3-minute video and pass it on to your friends!  Alexandria Old Town Farmers Market Youtube video.

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Spotlight on Neopol Savory Smokery 
Neopol Savory Smokery brings smoked fish, meats, and tofu to market direct from their Baltimore smokery.  When it is in season (did you know seafood has a season just like produce?) their Rockfish and Bluefish is locally wild-caught.  The hardwoods used in their smoking and the spices in their rubs are both local as well!  Come out this weekend, support a great unique vendor, and get some delicious food in the process!  Tell Neopole you read about them in this newsletter and get an Old Town Farmers’ Market reuseable tote bag!  Learn more about Neopol Savory Smokery here.

Kale Frittata
Market to Table Recipe: Salmon and Eggs on Toast
If you’re anything like Old Town Market staff, you’ll agree that the best morning recipes are described as “super easy”; who wants to measure, sift and chop before coffee?  Jamie Oliver’s recipe for “super easy” salmon and eggs on toast is a great way to get in your Omega 3’s and have a low fuss, hot weekend breakfast.  Pick up smoked salmon from Neopol Smokery and eggs from Coulter Farm, Lamb’s Quarter, or Duane Cleckner.

Santa at Market
Winter Special for SNAP/EBT Customers – Buy $20, Get $30 Free
The market is happening this winter and we want our SNAP customers to shop here and take advantage of some great deals!  From January to March 31st, we’re offering a special:  Buy $20 in SNAP tokens and get $30 free ($20 dollars in fruit and vegetable tokens and $10 in double dollar tokens)!!!  Spring Valley, Bigg Riggs, Diaz Berries, and Montoya’s Produce are at market all winter offering delicious fresh vegetables and fruit.  Take advantage of this great deal and come visit us every Saturday!

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City of Alexandria Christmas Tree Recycling Program
If you haven’t yet parted ways with your tree, garland or natural-material wreaths, don’t forget that the City is able to recycle these trees and turn them into mulch! Christmas trees can be recycled curbside by residents who receive trash collection services from the City.  Trees should be set at your regular yard waste collection point, on your trash collection day.  As a reminder, our market’s compost station is awesome, but too small to collect these large trees—and who wants to haul them to market anyway! Learn more about tree recycling here.

Market Customers – send us your favorite seasonal recipe!
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 veggies and meat and/or dairy products you can buy at the market.  Spread the word and your delicious dishes to our community!  Send a photo and recipe (list ingredients and preparation steps) to sara.rhoades@alexandriava.gov.

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