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Farmers' Market Newsletter

October 8, 2016, Issue 85
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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Market Blog

New Market Blog:  The “R” Word—Relationships
by Jane Hess Collins

I love shopping at the Old Town Farmers Market (OTFM)!

Of course the experience is different than shopping at a grocery. Buying tomatoes at the OTFM is only a part of it. You also get that glorious fountain, the energy, bursts of color and happy noise. There is Billy from Billy’s Flowers who gives me a rose when I buy sunflowers, handmade jewelry that beckons me every weekend, and free samples of just-picked produce.

But there is something deeper. Read more here.

Live Music

Market Events: Live Music at Market this Saturday!
Join us this Saturday as we celebrate the final day of Alexandria Live Music Week!  We’ll have a band on stage from 9:30am – 11:30am playing family-friendly music perfect for shopping or waking up with a coffee and fresh pastry.  Learn more about Alexandria Live Music Week here.

Owl costume

Spotlight on: Spring Chick at Market
Looking for a halloween costume for your little one?  Spring Chick at Market has adorable, seasonal outfits and accessories for infants up through elementary aged kids.  Whether you want to be a witch, owl, or just have the best pumpkin hair clip around, come check out Spring Chick this weekend!

Beet Tart

Market to Table: Beet, Goat Cheese, and Honey Tart
Let the natural sweetness of beets shine in this recipe that features this much-disparaged root vegetable.  Pick up beets from any of our farms (tip: smaller beets tend to be more tender!) and honey from Spring Valley Orchard or Coulter Farms.  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.  This Fall, SNAP customers can participate in a lottery for the chance to win even more incentives!  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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