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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 Market is a 28-foot, bright green farmers’ market on wheels that delivering 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 Market 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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Food Hub

Arcadia is establishing a Food Hub to help get healthier, local food into school meals and the Washington, D.C. area market. The Food Hub will expand economic opportunity for regional, sustainable growers and increase market access to healthy, local food.

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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

  • 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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