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Arcadia Farm

Arcadia Farm is located just a few short miles from downtown Washington, DC, on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Estate.  Arcadia’s demonstration farm and educational children’s garden currently encompasses four acres, providing a sustainable model of agriculture to new farmers, students and the public through hands-on community engagement.  

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Mobile Market

 

Arcadia’s Mobile Markets are farmers’ markets on wheels that deliver crates full of local, sustainably produced food across the national capital region, catering to underserved communities that don’t otherwise have access to fresh, affordable food. Arcadia’s Mobile Markets promotes healthy lifestyle choices by engaging community members at market stops and students at schools in the preparation of local produce in cost-effective, nutritious ways.

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Veteran Farmer Program

Arcadia’s Veteran Farmer Program is a multilayered, hands-on educational program that develops new farmers; capitalizes on the growing market in local, sustainably grown foods; and encourages entrepreneurship and job creation.

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Farm to School Program

Arcadia’s Farm to School Program is designed to improve our local food economy and the health and wellbeing of schoolchildren by helping schools get more local, healthy and sustainable foods into school meals. Arcadia’s Farm to School Program also provides hands-on opportunities for schoolchildren to connect with their food and where it comes from.

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From the Arcadia Blog

  • Garlic Love -- Isaac "Zeek" Lee, Farmer-Veteran

     As many of you may know, one of our Farm Fellows this year, Zeek Lee, is quite smitten with garlic. Given that planting garlic is one of the last big projects of the year, I asked him to share some...

  • 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...

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