Arcadia Farm: Restoring “Woodlawn grown” Food to Local Tables
Our group gathered at 10:00 a.m. and toured the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture. This wonderful farm is right in our neighborhood, on the property of Woodlawn Plantation, the home of George Washington’s niece, Nellie Custis.
Info about the farm: The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture is 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, combining education about healthy food and its sources with better logistical connections between local farmers and the urban and suburban core of the region.
Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture was launched by Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG), a business working to ensure the highest level of quality food for its restaurants, using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and cultivating a network of purveyors of new non-profit farming and food initiatives.