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Old Town Farmers’ Market News – Edition 80 (9.3.2016) | Newsletter | Old Town Farmer’s Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

September 3, 2016, Issue 80
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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Diaz Farm

Market Blog: Diaz Farm – A Berry Sweet Story
by Jane Hess Collins
Alex Diaz, 29, has learned a lot from his father Gonzalo.  Alex and his mother, aunt and brother all work alongside Gonzalo at Diaz Berries and Vegetables, a farm that the elder Diaz started four years ago.  Read the full blog here.


Soil to Soul

Soil to Soul Fundraising Block Party Event: September 29th 
Save the date for this year’s Old Town Farmers’ Market SNAP/EBT Double Dollar Fundraising Block Party event: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Hotel Monaco.  Local chefs and mixologists will prepare delicious dishes and drinks from fresh ingredients straight from our market farms, live music, games, prizes, and more!  Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!


Feedback

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.


Tomatoes

Market to Table: Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes & Mozzarella
Farm fresh tomatoes and fresh mozzarella—what could be better? Here’s an easy to put together summer pasta dish that you can make with all market ingredients!  Pick up delicious, fresh market tomatoes from any of our farmers, mozzarella balls from Coulter Farms or Blue Ridge Dairy, and pasta from Cavanna Pasta!  Find the recipe in Southern Living Magazine here.


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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