Friday, February 26, 2021

4MR Winter Market Report 2/28/21: February Finale!

Market Operating Status for 2-28-21: OPEN

The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market 
(4MR Market)

Hours Sundays 9am until 1pm, year round
Location Four Mile Run Park: 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22305  (click here for directions
Free Parking Curbside and in the adjacent parking lots
Compost Collection 9am until 1pm


Winter is on its way out...
Chase away the winter blues.
The 4MR Market has what you need!
  • The Fermented Pig has sausage to grill for dinner.

  • Try Savory n' Sweet's new and delicious Chocolate Banana Bread!  You can also pick up year round favorites: apple pie pockets, cake, and brownies.  Savory 'n Sweet is at the market all year, but also offers pre-order sales; please email Kremena at kre_ste@yahoo.com or call/text 202 469 1840. Customers can pick up at the 4MR Market or request free delivery in Alexandria.

  • No meal is complete without fresh vegetables from Papa's Market. 

  • Pamper yourself or someone else with luxurious body creams, irresistibly scented soaps, and bath bombs at Aubscents. The lip balm is the best around!

  • Treat yourself to something new at the Yellow Dot Shop

  • Spice up a Sunday supper with cuisine from Mesisam Ethiopian Eatery!  They offer traditional Ethiopian entrees and side dishes that will make for a fantastic meal.

  • The tamales & empanadas are big sellers at Ana's Twist.  Grab them while you can!


Food Vendors 

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@ frontier.com 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 Argento@centurylink.net 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 kre_ste@yahoo.com 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 anastwist2016@gmail.com. Please order at least 1 day before the farmers’ market.  Learn more at www.anastwist.com.
Fresh-popped Kettle corn  in several flavors
Homemade cakes, cookies, and brownies

 

Craft Vendors
Locally made and beautifully scented soaps, body creams, and bath bombs

Affordable Stained Glass  - Beautiful stained glass art, ready to hang!

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 YellowDotShop.com

 

Compost
  • Bring your vegetable-based food scraps to compost at 4MRMarket!
  • Available every week during market hours
  • Bring your non-animal-based food scraps
  • For more information on composting in Alexandria click here.


Sunday Morning Stretch!
  • Join us for the 4MR Market Morning Stretch with yoga instructor Julia Valentine. 
  • Wake up gently with 45-60 min of stretching -- yoga without the yoga words.

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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 4MRMarket@arlandria.org 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. 
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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.

For more info see: http://www.4mrmarket.org/
On Facebook: facebook.com/4MRMarket
On Twitter: @4MRMarket
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Contact us at: 4MRMarket@arlandria.org
Or call the 4MRMarket hotline: (804) 4mi-Run1