Saturday, December 19, 2015

4MR Winter Market Reminder: Holiday Prequel, The Market Awakens

The Four Mile Run Winter Market (4MR Winter Market) will be open every Sunday from 9am until 1pm until the main market kicks off back outside in April.  Located in Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. (click here for directions)

A sampling of all the great stuff at 4MR Winter Market this season (Note: vendors vary somewhat week-to-week).

Whether you're in full Star Wars regalia as you read this or are decked in tinsel with a Santa hat, this Sunday, the 4MR Winter Market has something for your last second gift needs! (No, we don't have Star Wars action figures or Santa hats, but we're assuming you already have all you need of both.)

We do have a brand new jewelry vendor this weekend! Cultured Concepts is a handmade jewelry shop in Old Town Alexandria that designs and handcrafts a large variety of jewelry pieces. Do you still have a special someone on your list? A new piece of handmade jewelry, some artisan all-natural soaps (Felicity's Handcrafted Soaps), and a delicious hand-blended tea (Whole Health) sounds like just the ticket! Maybe an organic, locally made hot sauce for that spicy someone (She Peppers)?

Or maybe just spoil yourself by grabbing a bagel (Bagel Uprising) and some hearty winter produce (C&T Produce) to go with some farm fresh eggs (Tom's Amish Cheese). You'll find all that and more at 4MR Winter Market this Sunday!


This is a general list of the vendors that will be at 4MR Winter Market throughout the season.
(Note that individual vendors may be off from time-to-time.)
  • C & T Produce (White Oak, VA) - A huge selection of locally grown produce from a locally, family-run farm in Stafford, Virginia.
  • Tom's Amish Cheese Store (Lancaster, PA) - Artisan Cheese and yogurt, farm-fresh eggs, and Pennsylvania honey. And now carrying all his great cave-aged cheeses at 4MRMarket!
  • Savory 'N Sweet (Alexandria) - Your local Bulgarian baker! Maker of Savory and Sweet Breads, Breakfast Pastries, Fruit Pies, Breadsticks, and Granola.
  • Second Rising Bakery (Alexandria) - Rebecca bakes delicious breads and cookies that are egg free and made with real butter, honey, and whole grains. Once this new business is up and running, it will help provide women that have been victimized by the sex trade a second chance.
  • Bagel Uprising (Del Ray) - Are you ready to rebel against dry, stale, flavorless bagels? Look no further! Bagel Uprising offers authentic handmade bagels—boiled and baked in small batches—that will satisfy your craving for the real thing.
  • Whole Health (Alexandria) - Organic teas, potpourris, and body scrubs from one of the largest Message and Acupuncture Therapy businesses in Northern Virginia.
  • Felicity's Handcrafted Soaps - (Alexandria) - All Season - Specialty crafter of all-natural hand-made soaps and knitted items
  • Sun & Moon Accessories (Manassas) - All Season - handmade jewelry from mostly natural products (seeds, gems etc). hand sewn articles of clothing made from crotchet. Scarves and baby boots and hats.
  • Cultured Concepts (Alexandria) -  Handmade jewelry from Marie-Noelle's shop in Old Town Alexandria, VA that designs and handcrafts a large variety of jewelry pieces.
Composting at 4MR Winter Market!
At least for the next few weeks, composting will continue at 4MR Winter Market! The City is still working out its resources for the winter after that. At least for now, bring your non-animal-based food scraps in any type of container you choose.  And tell them how much you want them to support composting at 4MR Winter Market all season!


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