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Old Town Farmers’ Market Edition 50 2/6 | Newsletter | Old Town Farmer’s Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

301 King St., Alexandria, VA  22314
February 6, 2016, Issue 50
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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Spring Valley
Spotlight on Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
This West Virginia-based farm and orchard (with more than 250 acres in cultivation!) is one of our large winter anchor farms.  Their crisp apples and beautiful cold weather vegetables fill baskets every week, and don’t forget to check out their apple cider and honey!  Owners Eli and Misty Cook have farming in their blood, as Eli grew up on the heels of his father at their family orchard in Berkeley Springs.  Learn more about Spring Valley here.

Hot spiced cider

Farm to Table: Hot Spiced Apple Cider 
Nothing beats a mug of hot cider on a cold winter day.  All of our orchards carry apple cider, so celebrate this winter favorite by fixing some hot spiced apple cider to warm you up!  And, this spicy apple cider will make your kitchen smell so delicious!  Click here to read the recipe.

Gleaning RFI
Market Gleaning Partner for 2016 Season
The Old Town Farmers’ Market is accepting applications for a gleaning (food rescue) partner for the 2016 gleaning season (June through November 2016).  Our partner will pick up and redistribute fresh, locally grown food, mainly vegetables and fruit, donated from our market vendors to organizations that serve the hungry, homeless, and at-risk residents. Since 2014, the Old Town Farmers’ Market has “rescued” and distributed nearly 14,000 pounds of fresh produce, bread, and even flowers into the Alexandria low-income community!  If your organization is interested in participating, please fill out a Request for Information and submit by March 4th.

SNAP/EBT Specials
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 31, 2016, 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!

Online Vendor Map
Market Information – Online Vendor Map 
Wondering where your favorite vendor is this winter?  Several of our vendors have different winter schedules, due to decreased product availability or weather challenges.  If you’re wondering whether you can plan on a vendor to be a market on a specific week, check out our vendor map here.

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