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3 Nights, 3 Menus

& 20 Masters

Of Their Craft

The Arcadia Box Social

Celebrating A Decade of Sustainable Food,

Farming & Food Justice

On the occasion of our 10th anniversary, twenty chefs come together on three nights for the Arcadia Box Social, a socially distanced picnic to celebrate Arcadia’s decade of service to our community. 

 

Each night features a different menu and a different slate of masters. These extraordinary chefs reached into their personal histories to bring you the dish that has always brought them comfort -- now, more than ever. 

 

Year after year chefs donate their time, talent and food to Arcadia at our annual Fall Harvest Dinner. This year, the love goes both ways: Your Arcadia Box Social purchase funds both Arcadia and these talented, generous people. 

 

So find yourself a patch of grass, a balcony, or a blanket in front of a fire. Make yourself comfortable. Tune in for a virtual toast with your fellow diners on your picnic night, and dig in.

FRIDAy  |    OCTOBER 2

Vegetable Love

Honoring the Arcadia Mobile Markets

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$1.4 million in fresh local food  distributed & sold in neighborhoods without affordable, convenient access to wholesome, farm-grown food

saturday  |    OCTOBER 3

Around The World

Celebrating Arcadia’s Farm Education Program

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Introducing children to healthy food at its origin with 10,000 on field trips &  1,000 in farm camp thus far; supporting school gardens and hyper-local cafeteria salad bars 

sunday  |    OCTOBER 4

And Back Again

Saluting Arcadia’s Veteran Farmer Program

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101 military veterans, active duty service members and family members trained; USDA-backed Farm Fellowships; Veteran Farmer Reserve and Veteran Incubator 

“I started Arcadia in 2010 to fill gaps and innovate solutions to fix a broken food system. I named it after a mythical paradise in ancient Greece. Ten years on, thousands of devoted volunteers, generous donors, spirited veterans, and enthusiastic customers and families have brought forth a real Arcadia, devoted to more just, more sustainable, more abundant wholesome food, for everyone.”

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Michael Babin

Arcadia Founder & Chairman

This is the time of year we normally gather around a long table on the farm, elbow to elbow. We serve each other from shared platters of food. We make friends with strangers. Almost every word of that is currently ill-advised. But still, we celebrate. Still, we eat. So let’s do it together.

The pandemic has shown us all that only a few things really matter: Good health. Good food to eat. Warm human connections. Thanks to you, Arcadia has been cultivating all three for 10 years and we look forward to another decade and more, with your support and our gratitude.

About Arcadia

Arcadia Cultivates Vibrant Local Food Systems That Prioritize Health, Equity, And Sustainability, From Our Farm Forward.

Mobile Markets

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$1.4 million in fresh,

wholesome food

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SNAP, WIC

& Sr FMNP doubled

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10 neighborhoods

Sustainable

Agriculture

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5 Acres

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500,000 servings of

fruits and vegetables

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Native meadows

& beehives 

Farm Education

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Field Trips

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Farm Camp

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Hyperlocal School

Salad Bars 

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Community & School

Garden Support

Veteran Farmer

Program

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Farm Fellowships

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Veteran Farmer

Reserve

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Veteran Farm

Incubator 

For more information & to make a donation, please visit Arcadiafood.org.

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An anonymous donor is matching all donations dollar for dollar. Funds will support both Arcadia and Arcadia/NRG’s One-Week Covid-Relief boxes for families in need. Learn More about these nutrient-dense boxes here.

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Thank you to our sponsors: Neighborhood Provisions & Jen Walker Team

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THE ARCADIA

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BOX SOCIAL

ARCADIA

Center For Sustainable Food & Agriculture

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9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
Telephone 571 384 8845  /  Email info@arcadiafood.org