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Old Town Farmers’ Market Edition 52 2.20 | Newsletter | Old Town Farmer’s Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

301 King St., Alexandria, VA  22314
February 20, 2016, Issue 52
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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Valentines Day
Spotlight on Bigg Riggs Farm, Hampshire County, WV
Though Calvin Riggleman grew up in West Virginia farm country, the idea for Bigg Riggs Farm was born in the sandy deserts of Iraq in 2003, on his first deployment with the United States Marine Corps.  When he returned home, he made the decision to expand the operation that had been in his family for five generations.  A tireless advocate of the Homegrown By Heroes/ Farmer Veteran Coalition, you can now find Calvin and his team (and their awesome apples, salad greens, and jarred sauces) at market every weekend, rain or shine.  Learn more about Bigg Riggs  Farm here.

Lamb's Stew

Market to Table: Breakfast Strata with Spinach & Gruyere
We love it when our shoppers send us recipes!  This delicious breakfast strata came to us from Kathleen, who said “Cheesy and light, this breakfast strata elevates the breakfast casserole to a whole new level. It is great for a winter brunch paired with fruit salad, coffee and mimosas. And you can get most of the ingredients from the vendors at the Old Town Farmer’s Market. Although it requires advanced preparation, one bite and you’ll know it is worth the planning and effort.”  If you have a recipe you’d like to share, please send it to mae.carroll@alexandriava.gov.

Capital Hill
Girl Scout Cookies at Market this Weekend!
We’re proud to host Alexandria Girl Scouts at market this weekend!  These young entrepreneurs will be selling their famous cookies.  Swing by to get your Thin Mint or Samoa fix!

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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