Get a Free LED Light Bulb at the Market this Sunday

Arlington County will conduct its second exchange of LED residential light bulbs for old incandescent bulbs at the farmers market this Sunday.  The limit is one bulb per household.  If you have not already participated in the exchange, bring one of your old incandescent bulbs from home to exchange for one LED bulb.

LED light bulbs are the wave of the future.  They are the most efficient, durable, versatile light bulbs available today!  This is a $7 value.  It’s a great opportunity to try the latest lighting technology — for free.  As this nifty chart shows, an LED bulb can last as long as four CFL bulbs or 25 incandescent lights.  An LED bulb uses no more than a sixth the energy of an equivalently bright incandescent light.

Look for the light bulb exchange table at the Westover Farmers Market this Sunday!  Brought to you by the County’s AIRE program:  Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy.  See http://freshaireva.us/

Return of the Raffle

The Westover Farmers Market will be holding one of its by-now-legendary raffles again this Sunday, July  26.  The low-down: vendors kindly donate items that are binned into several prize baskets. Purchase at least $5 from any vendor and you’ll receive a ticket, which you fill out and put in the bowl at the WFM table up on the plaza. We will then raffle off the prize baskets every half hour between 9 and 11:30 a.m. We’ll announce the winners with a ring of the cowbell, and in real time on Facebook and Twitter. Confused or want to see it in action? Check out video of last month’s raffle!

Salmon – yes, salmon – at the farmers market this Sunday

Cold Country Salmon is a small scale set net operation fishing the crystal clear blue waters of Bristol Bay Alaska. When not fishing, local owner Zac Culbertson runs a small acreage family farm in Louisa County between Charlottesville and Richmond.  The entire Bristol Bay fishery is a sustainable, biologist managed fishery to ensure its future viability.  Farmed fish is categorically banned throughout Alaska to prevent the pollution of not only the coastal watershed but the wild salmon genome.   
Every June Zac heads to Bristol Bay to fish on the Ugashik river.   His fishing season lasts from mid June til the end of July with the peak occurring in mid July.  During the peak they often fish for 2-3 days straight.   While fishing, they are constantly selecting the very best of the catch to bring home to sell to customers throughout Virginia and D.C.  The fish selected are bled on board the skiff, filleted and pack in ice.   On shore they immediately package and freeze the salmon.  This very special handling process is what sets Cold Country Salmon’s fish apart from any other wild caught salmon available on the market.  Nobody in the industry has such exacting standards.  This is why Zac and his crew designate their fish as “Beyond Sushi Grade”.
In addition to its superior King, Sockeye, and Coho salmon, Cold Country Salmon is able  to supply its customers with several line caught species of fish including sablefish, halibut, pacific cod, and pacific rockfish. In addition to its raw seafood, the vendor offers smoked salmon, salmon spread, salmon cakes, spices, and glazes prepared in Northern Virginia.   
Zac notes:  You can view real time what’s going on in Alaska at our fish camp by visiting our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/coldcountrysalmon

You will find Cold Country Salmon up on the plaza at the Westover market.

Get a Free LED Light Bulb at the Market this Sunday!

Arlington County will be exchanging LED residential light bulbs for old incandescent bulbs at the farmers market this Sunday.  The limit is one bulb per household.  Bring one of your old incandescent bulbs from home to exchange for one LED.  LED light bulbs are the wave of the future.  They are the most efficient, durable, versatile light bulbs available today!  This is a $7 value.  It’s a great opportunity to try the latest lighting technology — for free.  As this nifty chart shows, an LED bulb can last as long as four CFL bulbs or 25 incandescent lights.  An LED bulb uses no more than a sixth the energy of an equivalently bright incandescent light.

Look for the light bulb exchange table at the market this Sunday!  Brought to you by the County’s AIRE program:  Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy.  See http://freshaireva.us/

Peaches, green beans and corn…oh my!

We are into the high season of the year’s fruit and vegetable harvests.  An abundance of fresh produce of broad variety is being offered by our market vendors each week.  Don’t miss the peaches, berries, cantaloupes, squash, and so many other farm-fresh delights that tell you through their fragrances and delectable taste:  this is the best of summer.  Revel in the season and enjoy its bounty!

Raffles at the Market

The Westover Farmers Market will be conducting one of its popular raffle markets tomorrow.  When you visit the market on Sunday morning and shop and purchase food items worth $5 or more from a vendor, he will give you a raffle ticket.  Fill it out at the tent at the center of the market and put it in the ticket basket.  Drawings will be every 1/2 hour to select an instant winner!  The prizes are a collection of food gift items donated by vendors at the market, plus gift certificates from The Lebanese Taverna, one of the market’s business sponsors.

Come and enjoy the fun while you shop!