Saturday, February 13, 2021

4MR Market Report: Valentines Day Edition

Market Operating Status for 2-14-2021: OPEN

Welcome to The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market! 
We are open YEAR ROUND in the City of Alexandria

Market Hours - Sundays 9:00 am-1:00 pm 

Location -  Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22305.  (click here for directions

FREE Parking curbside and in the adjacent parking lots. ALL are permitted to park in the lots during Market hours. Parking restriction signs do not apply during market hours.

Need last minute Valentines gifts and dinner ingredients? 
The 4MR Market has you covered! 

  • Pamper yourself or someone else with the irresistibly scented soaps, bath bombs, and luxurious body creams at Aubscents

  • Find the perfect Valentines Day Card and gift at the Yellow Dot Shop

  • Impress that special someone with dinner that's delicious and different with cuisine from Mesisam Ethiopian Eatery!  They offer traditional Ethiopian entrees and side dishes that will make for a fantastic meal they will remember.

  • Stop by A.M. Kettle for some fresh-popped kettle corn in several flavors. Word has it, the chocolate and vanilla popcorn is back for Valentines Day. Get some of this fresh, sweet and decadent popcorn while it lasts!

  • The Fermented Pig has sausage to grill for dinner. Pair it with fresh vegetables from Papa's Market.  

  • Savory n' Sweet has apple pie pockets, blueberry cake, and brownies to serve throughout the day. Savory 'n Sweet also offers pre-order sales, so please email Kremena at or call/text 202 469 1840. Customers can pick up at the 4MR Market or request free delivery in Alexandria.

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Specializing in Amish dairy products and baked goods. Items include yogurt, free-range eggs, assorted cheeses like smoked cheddar and Pepper Jack and baked goods such as whoopie pies and pecan sticky buns. To receive a full product list and to place a pick-up order, email amishcheese2003@ or text 717-615-4713 and leave your first and last name. Please place all orders by Thursday at 11 a.m. 
From Ortanna, Pennsylvania, Papa’s Market has been serving the area for more than three decades. Offerings include apples, Oregon pears, California citrus, green and organic vegetables, applesauce and apple butter, honey and (new) fresh artisan pasta. To place a pick-up order, call 717-778-8316 or email by 4 p.m. on Friday.
Savory 'n Sweet's baker prepares breakfast pastries, breads and desserts out of her home kitchen. Savory 'n Sweet's pastries are made from scratch, using simple ingredients and often incorporate fresh fruit. Regular offerings include scones, mini pies in a pocket, coffee cakes, sweet or yeasted breakfast breads, etc. Orders are customizable. To place a pick-up order, email or 202-469-1840 by Friday.
Locally produced bacon, sausage, and charcuterie
Freshly cooked cuisine of Ethiopia, open for carry out and ordering ahead.
Freshly brewed Ethiopian coffee and espresso beverages
Ana's Twist is a woman-owned business offering healthy food from scratch with a twist of Ecuador. Offerings include empanadas, soups and 100% fruit sorbets using local ingredients. Gluten-free options are also available. To place a pick-up order, call 703-201-1824 or email Please order at least 1 day before the farmers’ market.  Learn more at
Fresh-popped Kettle corn  in several flavors
Homemade cakes, cookies, and brownies

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Locally made and beautifully scented soaps, body creams, and bath bombs
Yellow Dot Shop is the storefront for the design studio Yellow Dot Designs, which has been in operation in Alexandria since 2007. The shop brings you items of historic and cultural interest like books, vinyl records and CD's, silk scarves, vintage jewelry, cards, t-shirts, magazines and art. Offerings also include custom calligraphy, announcements, custom cards and frameable mementos. To place a delivery order, visit

  • Available every week during market hours
  • Bring your non-animal-based food scraps

 See below all the ways to help and participate in the market!

The supercool 4MRMarket t-shirt
BUY. Proceeds of our 4MRMarket T-shirts go to support the expansion and revitalization of 4MR Park. They cost $12 and come in 4 colors.

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 the City's Living Landscape Fund to fund tree and other amenities at 4MRExpand More information here.

VOLUNTEER. We love help with set-up and tear-down and/or processing SNAP/EBT and Credit / Debit Card sales.  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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+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/EBT participants can take advantage of the Inova-sponsored "Double Dollar" program again this year that doubles the first $10 SNAP participants spend at the market. 4MRMarket is 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 hotline: (804) 4mi-Run1