Thursday, March 18, 2021

The 4MR Market Stage Report: Springing into our concert season!

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

UPDATE: 4MR Stage performance dates are booking up fast. Secure your date now at:!/showSignUp/20f0a4fa4a828a2fe3-2016

The 2021 4MR Stage Concert Series begins this Sunday
Our season opener is none other than... Janna Audey!
Please join us for a socially distanced show -  10:00am to 1:00pm
There is limited seating and tables... 
so come early, listen to our pre-show music, and grab some breakfast!

 - and why not stay for lunch?? 🍛

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

 Hey - look what the 4MR Market has for you:
  • Wake up with the best coffee around - Arkibuna Ethiopian Coffee.  Buy whole beans to make at home or have a fresh cup of coffee or espresso made on the spot!

  • The Fermented Pig has sausage to grill for dinner, and bacon for breakfast.

  • Pick up Savory n' Sweet's year round favorites: apple pie pocketscake, &  brownies.  Savory 'n Sweet is at the market all year, but also offers pre-order sales; please email Kremena at 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. 

  • Try the most perfectly popped Popcorn at A.M. Kettle. Choose from salted, kettle corn, or spicy!

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


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


  • 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.

See below all the ways to help and participate in the market!
Buy Fresh Buy Local 4MRMarket products.

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.