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Farmers' Market Newsletter

February 27, 2016, Issue 53
301 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia  22314
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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Dmitri Olive Farm

Spotlight on Dimitri Olive Farms
The olives and olive oil at Dmitri Olive Farms come directly from their 100 year old 60-acre olive farm in Sparta, Greece. Dmitri offers their unfiltered olive oil in a variety of sizes (including refillable glass jars!) and flavors, and have a great variety of green and black cured olives.  Planning a dinner party?  Stop by for easy Mediterranean appetizers!  Attending a dinner party?  Their beautiful olive oil bottles make great hostess gifts!  Learn more about Dmitri Olive Farm here.

Smokey Kale Salad

Market to Table: Smoky Kale with Olives
This quick vegetable side dish is an easy fix for a busy evening.  Find the whole recipe here.  Pick up kale from Spring Valley and olives from Dmitri Olive Farm.


Seeds for School

Heirloom Seed Sale at Market this Weekend!
Jefferson-Houston School volunteers will be at market this Saturday to sell Seeds for Schools as a school fundraiser.  The company Southern Exposure Seed Exchange is a local, organic and heirloom seed purveyor in Mineral, VA.  They provide a choice of three different unique variety packages of seeds.  Come by and support our neighborhood school and grow some delicious vegetables in your garden this summer, too!

Girl Scout Cookies

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

Free Topsoil

Free Topsoil at Jefferson-Houston School!
Jefferson-Houston school has topsoil left over from the construction of their teaching garden beds, free to anyone who can take it—a little under 1 cubic yard in volume. If interested in part (or all) of it, please contact Sarah Mehaffey at sarah_row@hotmail.com.


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 Rigs, 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 Market 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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