Old Town Farmers’ Market Newsletter (10.22.2016) | Newsletter | City of Alexandria

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screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-3-00-53-pmSoul to Soul Block Party on Thursday, October 20th
Join the Old Town Farmers’ Market SNAP/EBT Double Dollar Fundraising Block Party event on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Hotel Monaco!

Since the City began participating in the SNAP program in April 2013, approximately $9,500 in SNAP/EBT tokens have been sold and over $5,300 in Double Dollar tokens have been matched. During this same period 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.

Click here to purchase tickets or you can buy them at the door!

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-3-01-46-pmPumpkin Decorating at Market! 
Join in the Halloween festivities as we decorate mini pumpkins on the market stage this weekend from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.  Pumpkins are limited, so please reserve space ahead of time by emailing Mae Carroll at mae.carroll@alexandriava.gov.


Screen Shot 2016-10-19 at 3.03.00 PM.pngMarket to Table:  Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower is an easy vegetable to prep and roast and you can find unique varieties at our farmers’ market!  Cheddar cauliflower was spotted at Spring Valley just last weekend, and we expect more colors to make an appearance as the weather gets cooler.  Kids love the purple variety and tossing them all together makes a beautiful rainbow of veggies!  Find an easy roasted cauliflower recipe here.

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-3-04-05-pmSpotlight on Fall Decorations!  
Let’s fully embrace autumn by packing away our flip flops and pulling out decorative gourds, Cinderella pumpkins, and flint corn!  These are sturdy items and most will last well into November without showing any signs of wear and tear.  Swing by Dunham Farm this Saturday to create your own seasonal centerpiece!

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-3-05-10-pmSNAP/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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