Friday, February 12, 2016

4MR Winter Market Reminder: Hearts & Flowers

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)

There have always been great artists on hand at the Four Mile Run Farmers AND Artisans Market, but our cup runneth over with a few great new additions. We are overwhelmed by the quality of craftsmanship that these folks bring us each week. We hope you can make the time to come see!!

This week we have a special treat for Valentine's Day:

Arrangements by Thorn & Thistle
When Gabrielle Moskey's sister got married in 2008, her duties as maid of honor sucked her into levels of wedding details she didn’t know existed. That’s when she truly became obsessed with flowers. She would go to weddings and sigh over inspired centerpieces, ogle magazine spreads flooded with gorgeous bouquets, and scroll through endless Pinterest boards, littered with artistic arrangements. All she could think was: "why can't I buy these anywhere?" And thus, Thorn & Thistle was born. After spending time as a floral designer, she's gained some key insights about the flower industry:
  • Most flower designs haven’t changed since... forever.
  • Grocery store flowers are more convenient, but die quickly and are generally uninspired. 
  • Delivery fees!
  • Good quality flowers are expensive.
While the weather might not be great this Sunday, surely, these great artisans will give you something worth whiling away the winter day at the 4MR Winter Market!!

Arrangements by Thorn & Thistle
Who would have thought the market would be in full swing in February just a few months ago! Thanks for making the 4MR Winter Market such a success thus far!


This is a general list of the vendors that will be at 4MR Winter Market throughout the season.  This list keeps on growing! (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.
  • TAKING A BREAK, WILL RETURN Feb. 21st!! 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. (attends 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.
  • 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.​ (attends 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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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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