Saturday, October 6, 2018

More Yoga, More Walks

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 this holiday weekend.

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.

This Sunday we're 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. Montoya Farms will be back from vacation.

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.

We're were happy to welcome: Two Friends Curated Furnishings last Sunday. If you missed them, check out their on their unique collection of furniture that has been curated from across the United States. 

And we're incredibly 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. And we are in the midst of our Fall Kayak clean-ups. See for.

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 October!

Join instructor Julia Valentine for Sunday morning yoga 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.

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 Walk: History of Lower Four Mile Run

From 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM:Learn about the historical geography of lower Four Mile Run on this 1.7-mile walk, and explore the traces of history concealed in its modern urban landscape. Find out about the mills, attractions, disasters, and more! Meet at the Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market. Register at the link or at: Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Event will be canceled in case of rain.

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