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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

  • Arcadian of the Month

    Because we miss hanging out with you, we are doing the next best thing: shining a light on Arcadians who contribute so much to the community we are all apart of, and it's almost like we are hanging out together!...

  • When the city shut down, the Arcadia Mobile Market opened up -- nearly two months ahead of schedule

    Arcadia's Mobile Market Director Erin Close realized in March that thousands of regular market customers were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 quarantine restrictions.Close knew the people who purchased more than 50 tons of fresh local produce at the Mobile Market's 10...

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Upcoming Events

Arcadia Farm CSA: Begins June 5 - Sign up Today

Mobile Market 2020 Week 1 Schedule