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Old Town Farmers’ Market News – Edition 78 (8.20.2016) | Newsletter | Old Town Farmer’s Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

August 20, 2016, Issue 78
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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Ashton Farms

Market Blog: Sun Kissed Peaches from Ashton Farms
by Jane Hess Collins 
Maybe it’s just a coincidence that Ashton Farms places their crates of peaches in the warm sunlight. Or, maybe they know that it’s almost impossible to not buy a few when they feel that good in your hands.
Read more here.


Olympic Parfait

Market to Table Recipe: Summer Olympics Edition!
What could be better than a red, white and blue healthy snack to eat as you cheer on the final days of the Rio Olympics!  For a light summer parfait, layer fresh blueberries from Diaz Farm, Greek yoghurt from Blue Ridge Dairy and watermelon slices from Dunham Farms.  Eat enthusiastically while you yell “USA! USA! USA!”


T-shirts

T-shirt and Tote Bag Giveaway at Market this Saturday!
Stop by this weekend to take our Customer Feedback Survey and get a free bag and t-shirt.  The first 30 people to take the survey will get an awesome Old Town Farmers Market shirt; the following survey takers will get either an Old Town Farmers Market or Buy Fresh Buy Local bag.  Make sure to watch our Facebook page for more information!


Bike for Good

Bicycle Food Rescue on August 27th!
Bicycle food rescue on August 27th!  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 August 27th.  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
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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