Friday, November 9, 2018

Another Bagel Sunday

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

No more dark and stormy weekend! It will finally be a SUN DAY and 4MRMarket has several activities happening. What's more: there'll be BAGELS!

We'll be here with a perfect way to enjoy a lovely Sunday morning at Four Mile Run Park. And a great way to #KnowYourFarmerKnowYourFood. Keep on the look-out for more details to come as we venture into nicer weather.

Bagels are back!

Look for NEW VENDOR Baked by Yael at Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market Sundays, 9am-1pm with bagels and other baked goods. All products are nut-free and kosher, with gluten-free and vegan options. (Bagels are all vegan, but not GF).

This Sunday we're also welcoming Papa's Orchard from Ortanna, Pennsylvania and we're welcoming back Tom's Amish Cheese Shop! These stalwarts stayed out in the cold all winter and are ready for some sun.

Also, on hand will be Savory 'n Sweet, and Sweet Twist of Ecuador. New crafters and food artisans may be joining us along the way. Lopez Farms will be joining us.

We're proud of how 4MRMarket acts as a business incubator: creating opportunities for start-ups and entrepreneurs to experiment with new and exciting business models. We hear from new businesses all the time, looking to start at 4MRMarket and we're proud to provide a place for them to strive to reach their dreams. It's exciting to see. We hope folks continue to check them out and give them a chance. Feedback is invaluable.

And we're incredibly honored to have been awarded an Alexandria Beautification Award along with our non-profit partner, the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation, for our combined ongoing efforts to contribute to park improvements. We capped that by extending our tree planting efforts with the planting of Food Forest with the help of TD Bank & Tree Stewards volunteers and the Arbor Day Foundation for #TDTreeDays.

Also, keep abreast on FacebookTwitterInstagram or on the web.

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.

Yoga @4MRMarket

NEW DATES ADDED for November & December!

Join instructor Julia Valentine for Sunday morning gentle yoga - ideal for beginners - and help raise funds for park improvements with the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation. (Bring your own mat & water bottle). Suggested donation $10.

RSVP to or just show up!

On 4MR Stage, ~10am - Noon

The 4MRMarket Stage will be welcoming new artists in the coming weeks. Look for updates.

This Sunday we welcome:
Kevin Caffrey.

Born in Queens, NY and raised on Long Island, Kevin Caffrey Music currently resides in Fredericksburg, VA. He released PACKAGED TO PLAY in 2000, NOAH'S DOG in 2006, MEDIUM TALENT in 2013 and his most recent release, DOWNSHIFTER, came out in September 2017. Caffrey fuses elements of rock, folk, and synth-pop to create a melodic brand of emotional, heartfelt music. His eclectic tastes and inspirations (Crowded House, Genesis, Faith No More, Fleetwood Mac, The Blue Nile) have shaped his music into something totally unique and immediately recognizable. You can hear bits of Yes in his music, bits of David Gilmour in his singing, bits of Peter Gabriel in his approach, but like all interesting artists, his sound is all his own. He's been covered in New York Newsday, the Free Lance-Star, and Front Porch Fredericksburg magazine, interviewed on WHPC 90.3, WUSB 90.1, and FXBG Pirate Radio, and had the awesome opportunity to open for Moogy Klingman of Todd Rundgren's Utopia in 2001. He is currently out promoting DOWNSHIFTER through radio appearances and live shows in Northern Virginia.

We'll also have our Spotify playlist of past 4MR Stage performers. Check it out!


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 concerts are free, but 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!

4MR Fall Walks & Cleanups

For more upcoming events, walks and cleanups with the Four Mile Run Conservatory, check out their website at:

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


More ways to support 4MRMarket:

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 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.

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.

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Or call the 4MRMarket info line: (804) 4mi-Run1