LET'S DIG IN AND VOLUNTEER AT ARCADIA FARMS
4:45 pm Meet at the DCJCC (if you need a ride)
Or 5:00 pm Arcadia Farms (address will be sent after registration)
Let's help in the gardern to for it's sales in Arcadia's the Mobile
Market -- it's so important when you are trying to get people to add healthier foods to
their diet for the first time.
We'll do whatever the farm needs help with: weeding, picking, mulching...
What is Arcadia?
It is a 501C3 dedicated to creating a more equitable , sustainable food system. It
starts at our two farms -- Hunger Run in Middleburg and learning farm at
Woodlawn Pope-Leighy. We harvest that food and load it up on our Mobile
Market -- we are launching a second market this summer -- and take it to 10
low-food access neighborhoods (food deserts) where we set up our rolling farm stand. Our food
is first quality, about 30 - 50 percent less than a DC farmers market, all
local and sustainably grown, supports a complete diet, and we double the value
of food stamps -- $10 on an EBT card gets our customers $20 in fresh healthy
food. We sell to anyone, but we especially serve low-income neighborhoods where
there is a dearth of healthy for and where consequently there is a spike in
chronic, nutrition related diseases.