Thursday, November 15, 2012

4MRMarket Report: "Finish Line" Edition

With regular season ended, this Sunday, 4MRMarket morphs into the Four Mile Run Holiday Market.

THIS JUST IN: C&T Produce has offered to donate 10% of sales to the Red Cross to aid Hurricane Sandy storm relief!!

Come look for us inside the Four Mile Run Park building. While smaller than the regular season, there will be plenty of produce and specialty items available to help you prepare for Thanksgiving in a couple weeks.

4MR-HOLIDAY-Market will run for this Sunday from 9am-12noon at the same location: 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue.

4MRMarket as featured on NPR
In case you didn't catch the news: 4MR-HOLIDAY-Market now offers seniors another great way to Buy Fresh, Buy LocalC&T Produce participates in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). Eligible seniors can use theses SFMNP to buy produce at C&T's stand at 4MRMarket every Sunday.  Spread the word if you know anyone that might benefit.

Come out and enjoy the market this weekend. The weather should be beautiful!

How to help and participate at 4MR-HOLIDAY-Market

The supercool 4MRMarket t-shirt
BUY. Proceeds of our 4MRMarket T-shirts go to support the expansion and revitalization of 4MR Park. They cost $12 and come in 4 colors. See us model a few at the market.  You can pre-pay online via Pay-Pal (send money to

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 the City's Living Landscape Fund to fund tree and other amenities at 4MRExpand More information here.

HELP. If you'd like to volunteer with the 4MRMarket, go to: to sign up or look for the "volunteer" tab on our website. You'll be able to volunteer to help process SNAP/EBT sales, help us keep our books, help set up or tear down for the market, or help us find musicians to play the market. You can also find a Market Manager to ask to help, or email us at for more info.

READ. Keep up to date on all the goings on by following 4MRMarket on Facebook or Twitter 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/EBT participants can take advantage of the Inova-sponsored "Double Dollar" program again this year that doubles the first $10 SNAP participants spend at the market. 4MRMarket is the first farmers’ market in Northern Virginia (and still the only) to accept SNAP. And C&T Produce now accepts SFMNP vouchers!

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.

4MRMarket is 
EXTENDED!! SUNDAYS until NOVEMBER 18th, 9am-Noon 

Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. 

For more info see:
On Facebook:
On Twitter: @4MRMarket
Contact us at:
Or call the 4MRMarket hotline: (804) 4mi-Run1