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Old Town Farmers’ Market News – Edition 79 (8.27.2016) | Newsletter | Old Town Farmer’s Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

August 27, 2016, Issue 79
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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Fingerling Potatoes

Spotlight on Potatoes!
Did you miss National Potato Day on August 19?  Don’t worry—we’ve got lots of potatoes for you at market!  Our favorite potatoes this time of year are the small and colorful fingerling potatoes.  They’re perfect roasted with simple salt and pepper, or Herbs de Provence.  Find these bite-sized delights at Cameron’s Berries or Charlotte Hall.

Green bean and peaches salad

Market to Table Recipe: Green Bean Salad with Peaches & Caramelized Onions
The delectable summer peaches at market pair remarkably well with sweet caramelized onions and crisp green beans in this salad. Click here for the full recipe. Purchase delicious sweet peaches at market from Ashton Farms, Spring Valley, or Bigg Riggs.


Take our Annual Customer Survey, Please!
We want to hear from you!  Click here to take our annual customer survey to give us feedback on vendors, hours, market activities and other important market info!  It takes about three minutes and will work on both a smartphone and computer (though a computer is a bit easier).  If you have additional feedback, you can always email Mae Carroll, Market Manager, at OldTownFarmersMarket@AlexandriaVA.gov.

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/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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