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Arcadia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area.

Based on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria, Virginia, thanks to a landmark partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Arcadia manages four distinct program areas that address a specific need in the community, while collectively engaging consumers, farmers, schools, and institutions.

Arcadia Farm

Demonstrates environmentally and economically sustainable growing practices.

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Mobile Market

Distributes fresh, affordable food to underserved DC-area neighborhoods.

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Food Hub

Provides concrete services that support and advance local, sustainable farms.

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Farm to School Program

Connects schools with healthy, local food for school meals and provide hands-on food & farm education.

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From the Arcadia Blog

  • Why Arcadia Calls Woodlawn Home

    We sometimes get this question: why is Arcadia Farm headquartered on such a fancy site, Woodlawn-Pope-Leighey?The short answer: Woodlawn has been home to people and organizations dedicated to progressing social justice since 1846 – and Arcadia is proud to continue...

  • Cob Pizza Oven Master Course - July 10

    Imagine a pizza cooked in your own backyard – cheese bubbling, crust crackling. Or a roasted chicken, or a platter of just-harvested vegetables (from Arcadia Farm!) simmering away for hours, snug in an efficient cob oven. Now stop imagining and make it...

  • Check out our New Tractor!

    Thank you, to everyone who supported Arcadia's Spring2Action Day of Giving in April. We raised almost $25,000 to purchase a tractor and training equipment for use in our Veteran Farmer Program.We ended up purchasing a beautiful, new to us, John...

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