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Arcadia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area.

Based on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria, Virginia, thanks to a landmark partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Arcadia manages four distinct program areas that address a specific need in the community, while collectively engaging consumers, farmers, schools, and institutions.

Arcadia Farm

Demonstrates environmentally and economically sustainable growing practices.

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Mobile Market

Distributes fresh, affordable food to underserved DC-area neighborhoods.

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Veteran Farmer Program

Trains military veterans for new careers in agriculture.

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Farm to School Program

Connects schools with healthy, local food for school meals and provide hands-on food & farm education.

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From the Arcadia Blog

  • Soil Magic: Reflections From a Veteran Farm Fellow

    By Vanessa Hale, USAF, ret.  The first time I cooked food I had helped grow at Arcadia, I started to cry.  Maybe,  just maybe,  it was the white spear scallions that helped the tear ducts awaken, but shortly thereafter I was...

  • Ready for their close up: The Birbs of Arcadia

    The gates at Arcadia are still closed to the public and to keep safe, Arcadia farmers wear masks, stay six feet apart, wash their hands obsessively. The birds, though? The birds have no idea there's a pandemic going on.They're living...

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