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How is @ayamarkets impacting community and regional economic development? Find out Friday October 17th at the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ “Funding Greater Washington’s Food System: Opportunities Through the 2014 Farm.” Our Executive Director will be on the “Connecting Low Income Consumers with Local, Healthy Food at Farmers Markets, Schools, etc.” panel from 11am-12:15pm.

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How is Dreaming Out Loud community-centered, yet regionally impactful? Find out Friday October 17th at the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ “Funding Greater Washington’s Food System: Opportunities Through the 2014 Farm.” Our Executive Director will be on the “Connecting Low Income Consumers with Local, Healthy Food at Farmers Markets, Schools, etc.” panel from 11am-12:15pm.

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Our good friend Yao from @udc_causes working hard at Muirkirk Farm. #ethnic #crops

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Tickets available now for “When Dreams Emerge: A Farm-to-Table” on December 3rd. Link in bio. #dc #youthdevelopment #healthycommunity #fundraiser

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When we first met them they were young, very young — either ten or eleven years old in fact. We first met Khalil who was expending his energy hitting one of our yard signs with a stick. We gently approached him and asked him “why not use that energy in a different way?” So we invited him and his friends to come back the next day & meet us at @ayamarkets at 9am on Saturday, several days away. Not only did they show up, they were there at 8am. They showed up a full hour ahead of the market; not just that day, but for the next 18 weeks in a row. This summer, now 14yrs old, they were able to be a part of our Summer Youth Employment Program. They learned urban farming, workforce readiness, & entrepreneurial skills by growing food at AyaFarms located at @blindwhino & taking it to be sold @ayamarkets. This kind of work was made possible through your support. We ask that you please reserve the date: December 3, 2014 for “When Dreams Emerge: A Farm-to-Table Fundraiser” from 6-9pm at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from 6-9pm. #tbt #throwbackthursday #youthdevelopment #dc #ward7 #ward6 #farmersmarket #foodhub #foodsystem #eastoftheriver #eor #socialenterprise

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We’d love to see you at “When Dreams Emerge: A Farm-to-Table Fundraiser” on December 3rd from 6-9pm at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th Street NW).

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#Farm #selfie at the University of the District of Columbia’s Muirkirk Farm from our Executive Director.

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District fresh produce from #UDC Muirkirk Agricultural Experiment Station delivered to the Hay Adams Hotel & @ayamarkets on Minnesota Avenue. #farmersmarket #foodhub #distribution #dc

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While they sleep; we work.

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Please save the date for “When Dreams Emerge: A Farm-to-Table Fundraiser” on Wed. December 3rd from 6-9pm at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th Street NW).