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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

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    The most spectacular dinner you'll ever have.For the best cause we know.Honoring our Veteran Farmers.Brought to you by the best chefs we know.Hear.Them.Roar.l to r, top: Rosenfelt, Holbrook, Dysart; mid: Brandwein, Afram, Hillman; bottom: Hellrigl, Troncoso, BirdPlease joinChef Marcelle AframBluejacketandChef...

  • A Marine, A Market, and a Reflection on the Power of Food

    My name is Nick Wood, and I have been working as one of Arcadia’s two Veteran Farm Fellows for six months now. One of the things I have so far found the most satisfying about my work at the farm...

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