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Old Town Farmers’ Market News – Edition 83 (9.24.2016) | Newsletter | Old Town Farmer’s Market

Farmers' Market Newsletter

September 24, 2016, Issue 83
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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Chef Demo

Chef Demo this Saturday! Jackson 20’s Chef Brian at Market 
Join us this weekend as Jackson 20’s Chef Brian samples seasonal fare and chats about our upcoming fundraiser, Soil to Soul!  He will be cooking and offering free samples in front of the stage from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Learn more about Jackson 20 and Chef Brian by clicking here.

Soil to Soul

Soil to Soul  Block Party Event for our SNAP/EBT Double Dollar
Program – Thursday, September 29th!
The Old Town Farmers’ Market SNAP/EBT Double Dollar Fundraising Block Party event is Thursday, September 29th, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Hotel Monaco. Farm-fresh food, prizes, music!

Click here to purchase tickets for the event:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-to-soul-tickets-27083115327 or buy tickets at the door.

Since the City began participating in the SNAP program in April 2013, ~ $9,500 in SNAP/EBT tokens have been sold and over $5,300 in Double Dollar tokens have been matched. During this time more than 795 SNAP customers have shopped at the Old Town Farmers’ Market and benefitted from being able to buy healthy fruits and vegetables to feed their families.


Market to Table: Early Season Applesauce!
A good way to use the early season apples you’re seeing at market is by making applesauce!  This recipe cooks up in under an hour and leans on the less-sweet side.  Store in mason jars for that extra bit of farmhouse chic!  Click here for the full recipe.

Acorn Squash

Spotlight on Mums!
If your summer pansies are looking a bit tired at this point in the year, stop by market this weekend and pick up a wagon full of mums!  The fall favorites bring a pop of autumn color to yards, balconies and even make a great centerpiece for the dinner table!  Pick them up this Saturday from Wally World Flowers or Middleway Farm.

SNAP/EBT customers – Buy $20, get $20 Free!
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. Be sure to make @OldTownMktAlex your market to shop on Saturday mornings!

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