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Old Town Farmers’ Market News – Edition 81 (9.10.2016) | Newsletter | Old Town Farmer’s Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

September 10, 2016, Issue 81
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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FairTrade Alexandria

Market Event: FairTrade Alexadria @OldTownMktAlex!
Join us in welcoming FairTrade Alexandria to market this Saturday! They will provide information about local businesses who source their products according to FairTrade practices, as well as have a giant prize wheel!  For more information about FairTrade Alexandria, click here.


Chocotenango

Chocotenango wins at International Chocolate Awards!  
A big congratulations to Chocotenango for winning in four separate categories at the 2016 International Chocolate Awards!  We’re so proud of Chocotenango and couldn’t agree more that their chocolate is delicious! Click here to find out more.


Sausages

September 10th is National Hotdog Day!  
September 10th is National Hotdog Day, but we’re going to celebrate at market by picking up sausages from our favorite meat vendors!  Both Lamb’s Quarter and Coulter Farms have yummy, rich sausages—grill some up this weekend and celebrate this fun holiday with us!


Soil to Soul

Soil to Soul Fundraising Block Part 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!  Buy your tickets before they sell out: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-to-soul-tickets-27083115327


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 is the last week to participate in a lottery for the chance to win even more incentives!  Be sure to make @OldTownMktAlex your market to shop on Saturday mornings!

Hunger Action Month

Community Gleaning Day on Saturday, 9/10! 
September is Hunger Action Month and we are raising awareness by having a Community Gleaning Day on Saturday, September 10th.  Be a #HungerHero and donate fresh produce from @OldTownMktAlex to help at-risk Alexandrians!  Volunteers will be on the stage to collect donations for Hunger Free Alexandria.  Thank you!

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