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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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Food Hub

Provides concrete services that support and advance local, sustainable farms.

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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

  • Join the Arcadia Farm Team… many hands making light work!

    By Katie Wolffe, Farm Team MemberOne of the best things about Arcadia Farm is that there is always something to do. Tomatoes need to be tied up and things need to be planted, picked or pruned. There is always weeding....

  • Meet our Farm Camp 2014 Counselors

    We’d like to you meet the amazing counselors who are making Arcadia’s 2014 Farm Camp possible. They’re quite a talented and enthusiastic group!For the past two weeks, Brittany, Jeyna, Liz and Rosario have spent 9-10 hours a day preparing and...

  • Fashionable Foodie! Meet Mobile Market Staff Member Shanelle Williams!

    We met Shanelle through the DC Summer Youth Employment Program and were immediately impressed. This fashion design student has it all: business savvy, customer service, a big heart and yeah… she's read "The Omnivore's Dilemma," too! What are you most excited about for...

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