Old Town Farmers Market and Garden Ideas

Old Town Farmers Market and Garden Ideas Old Town Farmer's Market in Alexandria, VA is at 301 King Street in front of City Hall. Come enjoy one of the oldest farmer's markets in the U.S.

This page provides details about the market and updates that help you have a better shopping experience with us. This page is operated by volunteers.

Operating as usual

10/06/2021

The leaf season has started again in the Northeast. This year please forgo the use of leaf blowers. It will save pollution, noise and gasoline and it will help protect biodiversity. If you are really concerned for your lawn grass, simply go over the leaves with your mower. This is called mulch-mowing and it is the advised method by turf grass programs and lawn care organizations. Use a broom or a rake for the hardscapes, or an electric blower if you must. Leaves are an essential part of woodland habitat and a protective layer of leaves protect and feed native woodland plants, trees and all those important insects and critters we need for a balanced ecosystem. www.healthyyards.org

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Monsanto Paid Google to Bury Unfavorable News, Investgation Reveals

Monsanto Paid Google to Bury Unfavorable News, Investgation Reveals

Internal documents reveal Monsanto paid Google to suppress news stories about the Roundup-cancer link Two groundbreaking trials that have found Monsanto’s w**dkiller Roundup responsible for causing cancer have brought to light some disturbing news about how the company has manipulated media covera...

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Butter is Not Just Better, It's Essential To Modern Human Health

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Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners to Replace Lawns with Bee-Friendly Wildflowers, Clover and Native Grasses
09/09/2021
Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners to Replace Lawns with Bee-Friendly Wildflowers, Clover and Native Grasses

Minnesota Will Pay Homeowners to Replace Lawns with Bee-Friendly Wildflowers, Clover and Native Grasses

Minnesota is asking homeowners to turn their lawns into prairie to help bring back the bees Minnesota just allocated nearly a million dollars in incentives for people to transform their lawns into bee-friendly wildflowers, clover and native grasses. The state is asking citizens to stop spraying herb...

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Want to Help the Bees? Leave the Dandelions Alone This Summer
07/13/2021
Want to Help the Bees? Leave the Dandelions Alone This Summer

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Saturday July 3 will be the last market for Abra from Zayna's Delight Hummus. Stop by to wish her well, as her adventure...
07/02/2021

Saturday July 3 will be the last market for Abra from Zayna's Delight Hummus. Stop by to wish her well, as her adventure continues with a big move out of the United States. And buy some hummus.

Saturday July 3 will be the last market for Abra from Zayna's Delight Hummus. Stop by to wish her well, as her adventure continues with a big move out of the United States. And buy some hummus.

Both Truly-Life Eco Gifts and potter Julia are vendors at the Old Town Farmers Market on Saturdays from 7:00am to Noon.
06/16/2021

Both Truly-Life Eco Gifts and potter Julia are vendors at the Old Town Farmers Market on Saturdays from 7:00am to Noon.

Shaving with conditioning ingredients to keep your skin super smooth. This shaving kit includes Truly-Life shaving lather, a shaving pot made by local potter Julia, a wooden handle brush, and a lovely biodegradable sachet gift bag. Take your shaving back to a healthy, self care ritual.

How To Make Your Own All-Natural Mosquito Repellent Jar Using Just 5-Ingredients
06/04/2021
How To Make Your Own All-Natural Mosquito Repellent Jar Using Just 5-Ingredients

How To Make Your Own All-Natural Mosquito Repellent Jar Using Just 5-Ingredients

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05/20/2021

Did you know the parking lot under market square with the Fairfax Street entrance is free for the farmers market on Saturdays from 7:00am to Noon? If you're local walking, running or biking is a great experience too. This market has over 70 vendors with a wide assortment of food and craft products. We hope to see you this Saturday at the Old Town Farmers Market in Alexandria, VA.

04/21/2021
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04/09/2021
Woman Turns Non-Recyclable Plastic Into Bricks 7 Times Stronger Than Concrete

Woman Turns Non-Recyclable Plastic Into Bricks 7 Times Stronger Than Concrete

A Kenyan woman is turning tons of plastic trash into super durable, lightweight bricks that cost a tenth of the price of normal bricks 29-year-old Kenyan inventor Nzambi Matee was tired of tripping over plastic in her home city of Narobi, which generates over 500 tons of plastic waste a […]

Photos from Everything Wild's post
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Photos from Everything Wild's post

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Planting Trees in Square Holes Makes Them Grow Faster and Stronger

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Paris is Transforming its Most Famous Street into an "Extraordinary Garden"
03/10/2021
Paris is Transforming its Most Famous Street into an "Extraordinary Garden"

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Canada Will Ban Plastic Bags, Straws, Cutlery, and Other Single-Use Plastics Starting in 2021
01/13/2021
Canada Will Ban Plastic Bags, Straws, Cutlery, and Other Single-Use Plastics Starting in 2021

Canada Will Ban Plastic Bags, Straws, Cutlery, and Other Single-Use Plastics Starting in 2021

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Inuit Elders Are Warning the World and NASA that “Earth has Shifted”
01/04/2021
Inuit Elders Are Warning the World and NASA that “Earth has Shifted”

Inuit Elders Are Warning the World and NASA that “Earth has Shifted”

Global Climate Change: The Earth Has Shifted, Say Inuit Elders. A new warning has come to NASA from the Inuits. They are warning that the change in climate is not due to global warming but rather, because of the Earth shifting a bit. The Inuits are local people that live in the Arctic regions of [.....

Repurpose STRAWBERRY / ROTISSERIE CHICKEN Container as Mini Greenhouses to Start Seeds
12/29/2020
Repurpose STRAWBERRY / ROTISSERIE CHICKEN Container as Mini Greenhouses to Start Seeds

Repurpose STRAWBERRY / ROTISSERIE CHICKEN Container as Mini Greenhouses to Start Seeds

Needless to say, I absolutely LOVE spring! It means I get to start working in my garden again, and the world turns green and beautiful again. I want to share a super easy way to start some of your seeds inside to get them ready for the garden. Plant them in plastic containers. Make sure […]

Homesteading / Survivalism
11/24/2020

Homesteading / Survivalism

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11/10/2020
Designers Created An Ingenious Bed For Cat Owners

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Oldest Tree in Eastern North America Discovered in a North Carolina Swamp
10/21/2020
Oldest Tree in Eastern North America Discovered in a North Carolina Swamp

Oldest Tree in Eastern North America Discovered in a North Carolina Swamp

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Pedal Through The California Redwoods For The Ultimate Outing
10/13/2020
Pedal Through The California Redwoods For The Ultimate Outing

Pedal Through The California Redwoods For The Ultimate Outing

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70,000 Endangered Sea Turtles Lay Eggs on Empty Beaches During Quarantine
09/11/2020
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While humans are on lockdown, Olive Ridley sea turtles are making a comeback on Indian shores. 70, 000 Olive Ridley sea turtles are storming the Odisha Rookery, a coastal beach in India, to do a mass nesting in broad daylight. While this once-a-year event is normally a big time tourist […]

Mexico Bans Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide
08/25/2020
Mexico Bans Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide

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Earth Peace Foundation
08/24/2020

Earth Peace Foundation

The youngsters may not even know it, but any older person remembers very well that up to about 20 years ago any car trip meant a windshield covered in insects crushed by impact. Today, that doesn't happen the same way anymore.

It may look great to travel with a clean windshield. But doesn't that tell you anything? Where did the bugs go anyway?

Scientists associate the dramatic decline of insect populations with agribusiness due to the destruction of natural habitats and pesticide application. The decline of insects, besides being a tragedy in itself, affects all earthly ecosystems, such as the diet of birds, reptiles and amphibians, and pollination of plants, etc. The collapse of insect populations may be the foreshadowing of earthly ecosystems collapse.

Holland Becomes First Country to Home Every Stray Dog
08/19/2020
Holland Becomes First Country to Home Every Stray Dog

Holland Becomes First Country to Home Every Stray Dog

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Vermont Makes it Illegal to Throw Compost in the Trash
08/06/2020
Vermont Makes it Illegal to Throw Compost in the Trash

Vermont Makes it Illegal to Throw Compost in the Trash

All food scraps must now be composted in Vermont to save space in landfills and reduce methane emissions Composting is not only popular in Vermont, it’s now the law. As of July, it is now illegal to throw food waste/scraps in the trash. The law is part of the state’s […]

Stop Spitting Out Your Watermelon Seeds! Studies Show They are Cancer-Fighting Super Foods
08/04/2020
Stop Spitting Out Your Watermelon Seeds! Studies Show They are Cancer-Fighting Super Foods

Stop Spitting Out Your Watermelon Seeds! Studies Show They are Cancer-Fighting Super Foods

Seedless watermelons are missing the most nutritious part – the seeds! And seedy kind are sweeter too! Watermelon seeds are being touted as a new “superfood” after several recent studies show they are loaded with cancer-fighting, heart-health-promoting, blood-sugar-balancing nutrients. While A...

Truly-Life Eco Gifts
07/23/2020

Truly-Life Eco Gifts

If you have extra time and want to help small businesses - here are 4 steps. Truly-Life would appreciate your consideration and thank you.

Wild Bison Return to the UK for the First Time in 6000 Years
07/21/2020
Wild Bison Return to the UK for the First Time in 6000 Years

Wild Bison Return to the UK for the First Time in 6000 Years

Conservationists are repopulating England with bison to restore biodiversity Environmentalist groups have joined together in an effort to restore wild bison to the United Kingdom. While typically thought of as a Native American animal, bison also used to roam the United Kingdom. They were just wiped...

Costa Rica Set to Become World's First Plastic-Free, Fossil-Fuel-Free Country
07/20/2020
Costa Rica Set to Become World's First Plastic-Free, Fossil-Fuel-Free Country

Costa Rica Set to Become World's First Plastic-Free, Fossil-Fuel-Free Country

Costa Rica pledges to eliminate all single-use plastics and fossil fuels by 2021 Costa Rica is positioning itself to be the first country in the world to be totally free of single-use plastics and fossil fuels by 2021. At his inauguration earlier this year, President Carlos Alvarado Quesada announce...

Address

King Street
Alexandria, VA
22314

General information

The parking garage below the market is free Saturday's during the market hours.

Opening Hours

7am - 12pm

Telephone

(703) 258-9115

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