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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

  • Beer and Chocolate

    I love my job. I LOVE my job. Yes, it's fabulous bringing fresh, healthy vegetables to the community, teaching folks how to cook a delicious, simple meal, and participating on panels around town. But, the BEST jobs mix business with...

  • Making groceries by JuJu Harris

    Every region has its vernacular. In Jackson, MS, “making groceries” means going grocery shopping.  “Ice potatoes” are white potatoes, “light” bread is white bread. As in the DC area, Jackson residents with lower income have a hard time accessing affordable...

  • How to Buy A Cow -- by JuJu Harris

    "If she's big and pretty, ain't nothing sucking on her.  She ain't working.  Folks who don't know cattle come to auction, and they want the biggest, fattest cow they see.  But if she doesn't have a big bag, she hasn't...

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