September 28, 2016, Issue 84
Soil to Soul Block Party Event Postponed to October 20th!
Due to the heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast for Thursday (9/29), the Soil to Soul event scheduled for tomorrow at 6 p.m. has been postponed to Thursday, October 20 at Jackson 20 in the courtyard. In the event of rain on that day, the event will be moved indoors to the Hotel Monaco. We are so sorry for the inconvenience!
Our Soil to Soul block party benefit will provide the needed funds to continue the double dollar incentive program. If you haven’t already, please buy your tickets or make a donation at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-to-soul-tickets-27083115327#tickets
Live Music at Market this Weekend!
We have a busy Saturday this weekend as we host live music on the stage as part of the Alexandria Live Music Week. Make sure to check out our Facebook page for up to date event information and don’t forget: we’re open rain or shine!
Spotlight on: Eggplants
As summer vegetables start to fade, it is time to really take advantage of these last few weeks of warm weather produce! Eggplants soak up the flavor of the rest of the dish so they’re perfect in strong dishes, or marinated and grilled alongside your burgers at a cookout. Find eggplants for the next few weeks at all of our farms.
Market to Table: Ratatouille
This traditional French dish uses summer ingredients but is served warm so will be perfect for the next weeks of cooler temperatures and overcast weather. All of the vegetables (as well as the basil) are still available at market so pick them up now which you can still make a local version of this delicious dish! Click here for the full recipe.
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!
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.