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Farmers' Market Newsletter

June 25, 2016, Issue 70
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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Bigg Riggs

Farmers’ Market Blog:Bigg Riggs – Keeping it in the Family
by Jane Hess Collins

Calvin Riggleman, a fifth generation farmer and former Marine from Romney, West Virginia, never expected to learn about farmers markets and canning from his fellow servicemen while they were deployed to Iraq in 2003. Most of Riggleman’s farm experience came from working on Smith Farm in Hampshire County, his grandfather’s farm that still sells his produce on a roadside stand along U.S. Route 50 between Romney, West Virginia, and Winchester, Virginia. Read more here

Chef Demo

Chef Demo at Market this Saturday! 
Join the Master Food volunteers in front of the market stage this weekend from 10:00 am to 11:00 am as they demo a light and healthy spinach and strawberry salad.  Grab a recipe and make it at home this weekend!

Blueberry Cobbler

Market to Table: Blueberry Cobbler
Our farms have blueberries in, and they are delicious! Try this low-sugar blueberry cobbler for a lighter twist that still has all the flavor.  Click here for the full recipe.  Looking for a topping?  Pick up vanilla ice cream from Coulter Farms!

Bike for Good

Bike for Good Food Rescue this Saturday, June 25th!
Bicycle food rescue this Saturday!  We will be transporting fresh, locally grown food donated by our generous vendors using bicycles to area locations serving low-income and at-risk Alexandria residents on June 25th.  Food rescue events are the last Saturday of the month from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm.  Sign up at Volunteer Alexandria (type in “Bike for Good” in the Keyword Search) or email BikeforGood@alexandriava.gov for more information.  Come join the fun!

SNAP/EBT customers – Buy $20, get $20 Free and Maybe More!
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. This summer, SNAP customers can participate in a lottery for the chance to win even more incentives!  Be sure to make @OldTownMktAlex your market to shop on Saturday mornings!

Online Market Map

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