Friday, January 15, 2016

4MR Winter Market: It's Not Pink, It's Salmon...

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)

Captain Xander Jamieson posing with 2 of his sockeye salmon catch from Bristol Bay, AK

We've been saying it for weeks, but everything is finally in place to welcome Xander and Haley Jamieson and their Sockeye Salmon catch!

Sustainable Salmon

Xander and Haley return to Bristol bay every year and fish in a small boat--large waves, cold weather, and high winds--to help provide people with a natural, healthy, clean and renewable food source from the best managed and most sustainable fishery on the planet. Within hours of being caught the salmon is delivered to a cannery where it is filleted, deboned, vacuum packed and frozen and remains frozen until you thaw it out. This preserves both the firmness and flavor of the fish. Bringing fish from their nets to your table guarantees that the fish you are getting has not been mislabeled and is in fact delicious wild caught Alaskan salmon.

Produce Will Be Here All Winter!

Homestead Farm will once again be at the market with their pesticide free, GMO free greens (kale, collards, turnips, Asian spinach, mustard, micro, swiss chard), squash (butter nut, buttercup, acorn, spaghetti), Sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, and onions. They also have farm fresh eggs and honey. While not certified organic, it's the next best thing!

You can also find Bits N' Booties with her hand knit, baby accessories--plus breads, cheese, eggs, teas, soaps, and so much more at the market this Sunday!

Bagel Uprising will be off this weekend, however.  Don't worry. Bagels will be back next week!


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!
  • Xander Jamieson (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.
  • 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.
Composting at 4MR Winter Market!

Composting will continue at 4MR Winter Market for the entire winter season! It is self service and located outside the building.

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

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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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