Wednesday, July 26, 2017

4MRMarket Report: Sunday in the Park with us!

The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market (4MRMarket) will be open every Sunday from 9am until 1pm this Spring in Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. (click here for directions)

Sunday should prove to be beautiful. Come start it off with yoga,  explore the wetlands on nature walk, or come hear a great local musician. But...come early for the best produce from Montoya Farms and stay to watch the freshly made ice cream made on site by Sweet Twist of Ecuador.


As a 100% neighborhood volunteer run market, we are proud that 4MRMarket serves as an incubator for small start-up businesses, a space for non-profits to promote their causes, and a community gathering place for live music, fellowship, and quality food and craft options. We're happy to announce the new vendors approach us almost every day. We love hosting new businesses and watching them grow. And we've been there through their ups & downs: We're welcoming back Rebecca from Second Rising Bakery.




Yoga @4MRMarket, 8:30am 

Join instructors from VETOGA for an early Yoga @ 4MRMarket class Sundays from 8:30am until 9:15am while contributing funds for park improvements with the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation. Bring your own mat & water bottle. The suggested donation is $10. For more info on all the dates or to pre-register go to: 4MRYoga.eventbrite.com


Check out their websites for more information about the Four Mile Run Conservatory (www.FourMileRun.org) and VETOGA (www.vetoga.org)

On 4MR Stage, 9:30am 

Join Four Mile Run Conservatory President Kurt Moser for a unique nature walk into the award-winning restored wetlands project and hear about on-going efforts and wildlife surveys. The walk will meet-up at 4MRMarket and head over on the trails.

On 4MR Stage, ~10am - Noon

The 4MRMarket Stage will be play host to market veteran 4MRMarket veteran musician Mike Elosh.



Mike Elosh plays guitar, piano & harmonica to accompany his roots-based music. Check out his music at: mikeelosh.com/

Come enjoy the concert: Since its inception, 4MRMarket has hosted the 4MR Concert Series. This season marks another year where the 4MR Stage will be home a weekly concert series featuring local artists that volunteer their time to bring you a little kick-start to your Sunday! Nearly every week, there will be an artist on stage from 10am to noon. They graciously accept tips and friendly applause, so please help support music at the market from these volunteer musicians!

Remember, the concert is free, but Mike and all our performers welcome tips and friendly applause for sharing their craft with you on a lovely Sunday morning.

Please see the 4MRMarket FaceBook event page for more information about the show!

"Farm. Fresh. PLEDGE!"

Pick up a "Farm. Fresh. PLEDGE!" at several locations around the market and for each $10 spent at 4MRMarket, we'll be checking it off (or punching it out) on your card. Once filled, the card will be submitted for a statewide drawing each month, as well as being eligible for a local prize. The first drawing isn't until the end of June, so we get to give everyone a head start!


For the current list of revolving vendors this season at 4MRMarket, see our vendor page on our website: Meet our Vendors

    Come early but stay for some fresh ice cream
    from Sweet Twist of Ecuador

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    More ways to support 4MRMarket:


    The supercool 4MRMarket t-shirt
    will soon be even cooler.
    Stay tuned.
    BUY. Proceeds of our 4MRMarket T-shirts go to support Four Mile Run Park improvements with our partner the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation. Shirts are currently out of stock. We'll be trying a new ordering system soon.

    DONATE. Help 4MRMarket help 4MRPark. Tax-deductible donations can be made to support us in our efforts to revitalize Four Mile Run Park. Donate to our partner the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation to fund tree plantings, clean-ups, water stations and other amenities at 4MRExpand or throughout the park

    VOLUNTEER. We love help with set-up and tear-down and/or helping folks shop using SNAP or Credit/Debit cards. Just find a Market Manager to ask to help, or email us at 4MRMarket@arlandria.org for more info.

    FOLLOW. Keep up to date on all the goings on by following 4MRMarket on FacebookTwitterInstagramGoogle+Email or via our website and blog.

    SPREAD THE WORD.  Please tell folks about us. And tell folks about some of the great things we're doing. For instance, all SNAP participants can take advantage of the Inova-sponsored "Double Dollar" program again this year that doubles the first $20 SNAP participants spend. An extra $20!! 4MRMarket is proud to have been the first farmers’ market in Northern Virginia to accept SNAP. 
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    Buy Fresh Buy Local 4MRMarket products.
    The Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market (Alexandria, Virginia 22305) brings fresh, nutritious food to people of all income levels, provide an opportunity for local artisans and producers of goods to bring their wares to market, strive to reflect the diversity of the community, and improve the quality of life for Arlandria residents and visitors. It is part of an overall vision to expand and improve Four Mile Run park and the surrounding neighborhood.

    For more info see: http://www.4mrmarket.org/
    On Facebook: facebook.com/4MRMarket
    On Twitter: @4MRMarket
    Subscribe to Updates: via Email
    Contact us at: 4MRMarket@arlandria.org
    Or call the 4MRMarket hotline: (804) 4mi-Run1