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Farmers' Market Newsletter

August 6, 2016, Issue 76
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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Farmers Market Week

Market Blog: 10 Reasons to LOVE the Old Town Farmers Market
by Jane Hess Collins
August 7 to 13 is National Farmers Market week—all 8,500 of them!  To celebrate this wonderful group, here are ten reasons that we LOVE our local farmers and other Old Town Farmers’ Market vendors.  Read more here.


Yoga

Market Event:  Free Yoga on the Stage
Join us on the market stage from 8:00 to 8:45 am for a free, all-ages flow yoga class from our friends at Radiance Yoga.  Keep the healthy Saturday vibes going by picking up a cold pressed juice from Senzu Juicery after class!


market flowers

Spotlight on: Billy’s Farm Flowers 
Looking for the perfect table centerpiece, or maybe something to liven up your desk at work?  We have lots of beautiful, seasonal flowers at market!  Stop by Billy’s Farm Flowers, or one of our other wonderful flower vendors, this weekend to pick up a big bunch.


Bike for Good

Food Rescue Numbers to Date – 1900 pounds rescued and distributed!
Big shout out to all our generous vendors who donate every week and our dedicated volunteers who help us glean, bicycle, and transport thousands of pounds of food to at-risk Alexandrians:  we have rescued 1,900 pounds of food, saved it from the landfill and provided healthy food to Alexandrians who need it!


SNAP
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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