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Old Town Farmers’ Market Edition 62 (4.30.2016) | Newsletter | Old Town Farmer’s Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

April 30, 2016, Issue 62
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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Spring Kickoff

Celebrate our Kickoff on May 7!  
Join us on May 7th to celebrate our kickoff at the Market!  We’ll have live music, children’s activities, and giveaways!  Be one of the first 20 people to check in at our market on Facebook or Twitter and get an Old Town Farmers’ Market t-shirt. Stop by the Information Booth (blue tent in front of City Hall) and tell us what you’re excited to see at market this summer and we’ll give you an Old Town Farmers’ Market tote bag!  Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more information.


Strawberries have arrived!
We are so excited to see the first signs of spring at market–strawberries and asparagus are here, and they are so delicious!  Stop by Cameron’s Berries or Diaz Farm for berries, and any one of our wonderful produce vendors for asparagus.  Looking for a vendor?  Click on our interactive market map here. Looking for a specific product (like local honey for allergy sufferers)?  Click on our searchable product list here.


Market to Table: Roasted fresh asparagus
Fresh, local, Spring asparagus has a flavor like nothing you’ll find in the grocery store!  Let that goodness shine through with this quick and simple preparation that makes a great side dish for Sunday brunches!  Click here for the complete roasted asparagus recipe.

Bike for Good

Bike for Good Food Rescue Events Starting Soon!
Are you interested in promoting bicycling in the City, food justice, and reducing food waste? Sign up for Bike for Good!  We are looking for experienced bicyclists to transport donated fresh, locally grown food from the farmer’s market using bicycles to  locations serving at-risk Alexandria residents. Food rescue event are the last Saturday of the month. Sign up at Volunteer Alexandria (type in “Bike for Good” in the Keyword Search) or email BikeforGood@alexandriava.gov for more information.  Our first event this year is May 28th!

SNAP/EBT customers – Buy $20, get $20 Free
The Old Town Farmers’ Market accepts SNAP/EBT and offers customers up to $20 in matching funds.  See Double Dollar Brochure – English or Double Dollar Brochure – Spanish for more information.  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!

Online Market Map

Market information – Online vendor map 
Wondering where your favorite vendor is this Spring?  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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