Saturday, March 26, 2016

4MR Winter Market Reminder: Closed for Easter

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)

The 4MR Winter Market will be closed for Easter Sunday. Remember we will be back indoors after Easter until we go large and outdoors in Mid-April for our Outdoor 4MRMarket season.

Josh is waiting for your compost Saturday, but won't be around Sunday.

With Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market being closed tomorrow during Easter, the Resource Recovery Station will also not be there. If you have compost, bring it in today Saturday to Del Ray Farmers' Marketand Old Town Farmers' Market, Alexandria, VA.
Happy composting!
In the meantime check out the Arlandria Eggstravaganza 2016 happening Saturday from 11-2 on the Four Mile Run Plaza. 
When we return, keep in mind that the City of Alexandria is renovating the north parking lot in Four Mile Run Park (at 4131 Mount Vernon Avenue) through mid-April. 
The parking lot will be closed during construction, so all park visitors need to use the parking lot at the Conservatory Center located at 4109 Mount Vernon Ave. On weekends, additional on-street parking is available along Mount Vernon Avenue in front of the plaza.

This work follows the restoration of the nearby tidal wetlands and is another step toward implementing the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan, a joint effort between the City of Alexandria and Arlington County to make Four Mile Run into a model of urban ecological restoration through the sensitive and sustainable integration of a restored natural stream channel with an active urban environment. (For additional information, visit the Four Mile Run Project website.)

Who would have thought the market would have seen so much change in so little time or even be in full swing through the winter just a few months ago!
Thanks for making the 4MR Winter Market such a success thus far!

Look for these folks when we return:

Vendors

This is a general list of the vendors that will be at 4MR Winter Market throughout the season.  This list will grow soon! (Note that individual vendors may be off from time-to-time.)
  • L & J Edelen & Family's Homestead Farm (Faulkner, MD) - Pesticide free, GMO seed free natural produce from just over the river in Charles County.
  • 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!
  • Captain Xans (Alexandria and Bristol Bay, AK) - Wild caught Alaskan salmon straight from the nets to your table from "the most sustainable fishery on earth!" Flash frozen and never thawed for firmness and taste.
  • 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.
  • She Peppers (Alexandria) - Backyard gardeners who have turned the peppers, vegetables, and herbs that we grow into delicious and unique bbq sauces, pepper sauces, hot sauces, dips, and rubs. She Peppers also sells seeds and seedlings of the various types of peppers, tomatoes, and herbs for patrons.
  • 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. Will be at the market every-other week.
  • Red Fish Rue Fish (Alexandria) - Unique and sometimes geeky jewelry pieces, custom buttons, prints, and microart.
  • Bits N' Booties (Alexandria) - hand-knit baby booties, bows, and other great accessories.
  • Grace Jinnah (Philomont, VA) Grace features vibrant paintings focused on the natural world along with handmade jewelry paired with natural gems (Rings, Pendants, Earrings, cuffs)
  • Thorn & Thistle (Takoma Park. MD) is a traveling flower shop that visits your local farmer and flea markets. We offer modern, insatiably peculiar and affordable flower arrangements sized moderate to minuscule.​ (every other week)
Composting at 4MR Winter Market!

Composting will continue at 4MR Winter Market for the entire winter season! It's sometimes self service and sometimes staffed by your friendly neighborhood compost consultant, Josh!

Bring your non-animal-based food scraps in any type of container you choose.


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