The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture is a non-profit organization serving the Washington D.C. metropolitan region by enabling consumers to access high-quality, locally grown food.
The Arcadia Center's Mobile Market will deliver healthy, affordable fruits, vegetables, and other farm produce to urban ‘food deserts' through established, weekly, conveniently located stops within wards 5, 7, and 8. The Arcadia Center's Mobile Market will accept payments from SNAP, WIC, and FMNP participants and offer below-market pricing to DC customers.
Just a few short miles from downtown Washington, DC, an exciting and innovative new farming and food project is taking root. Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture is dedicated to growing a sustainable food system and culture in the Washington, DC area and creating a highly visible rallying point and collaborative space for the many local efforts and initiatives around better food.
The Arcadia Center's mission is to have a positive impact on the health of eaters throughout the region by combining education about good food and its sources with better logistical connections between the best local farms and the urban and suburban core of Washington, DC and surrounding areas.
Thanks to a landmark partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Arcadia has established its operations on the grounds of historic Woodlawn Plantation, once a part of George Washington’s farms at Mount Vernon.
The Arcadia Center hopes you will join them for what promises to be an enriching, enlightening, and frequently delicious journey.
Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture was launched by Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG), a business dedicated to maintaining the highest level of quality for the food served at its restaurants, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and cultivating a network of conscientious, quality-driven purveyors.
As participants in the food system, NRG is made aware on a daily basis of the myriad inefﬁciencies and inequities that make it so difﬁcult for farmers to thrive and consumers to gain access to good, local food. Through this non-profit initiative, NRG plans to take its engagement on these important issues to a higher level.