Tuesday, January 18, 2022

4MRMarket Report 1-23-22: Joyful January!

 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 adjacent parking lots
LIVE MUSIC ~ Every Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 
We accept SNAP/EBT
Yoga Class ~ Every Sunday 9:30 am
Compost Collection 9am until 1pm

Food Vendors 

 Rolling Sloane's

Rolling Sloane's is a rock and roll bakery inspired by music, love, and creativity.
Expect delicious home-made toaster pastries and pies! Everything is made in small batches and sourced locally. Come by this Sunday and show them some love!

Bradshaw Sauces

An Alexandria based, globally inspired hot sauce company.  You may have seen them at our market before in tandem with Made In ALX. But now Bradshaw Sauces is here on their own and ready to show your tastebuds a thing or two! Sample their sauces this Sunday!

Lopez Farm Produce (Mr. Lopez will be back with us next April!)

Mr. Leonard Lopez brings a huge selection of fresh fruit and vegetables - with a smile!  Front and center at our market, Leonard and family sell produce grown on their farm in Virginia. The Lopez Farm brings us high quality fruits & veggies at reasonable prices, and treat everyone like family!

Papa’s Market Produce

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.

A.M. Kettle
Fresh popcorn!  A.M. Kettle is a small batch kettle corn business. High-quality, real ingredients always.

Savory 'N Sweet

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.

Gordy's Greens

Microgreens cultivated to delicious perfection!  Try the tender, aromatic arugula; or varieties of micro radish, to jazz up any meal.

Whink's Coffee Roasters

Whink's Coffee Roasters is a small batch, family-owned coffee roastery slinging single-origin coffees from around the world. They’re based in Rose Hill.

My Kreyol Kitchen

The finest Creole recipe base you'll ever eat! Use it as a starter for gumbo and a variety of Creole recipes. The four flavors of versatile starter are also delicious right out of the jar for dipping!

Ana's Twist 

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.

Craft Vendors

::: NEW VENDORS!! :::

Syd Evans Art

Made in ALX brings us a new artist vendor featuring her own artwork and cards. Come shop the selection and check her etsy store:  syd evans art

Motta's LLC

Mayra offers hand-crocheted "amigurumi" -- small,stuffed animals. What's "amigurumi," you ask? Why...just the most adorable, small crocheted animals out there! Come visit Mayra and choose among her many adorable creations.  Get yours on Sundays starting this weekend at 4MR Market!

Touch by Prince 

Touch by Prince is a purveyor of handcrafted soaps made from scratch from organic and rich ingredients you can pronounce and understand. All soaps are made in small batches and hand-cut with love. Find out more at: touchbyprince.com

Hand Sown Posy

Gorgeous locally grown flowers, cut fresh for us each week!  Choose from beautiful arrangements, simple clusters in glass vases, or a la carte Blooms.  Since this year's first frost, Hand Sown Posy is now offering dried flowers, ornaments and wreaths featuring their dried blooms. Come and shop their new creations!

Potomac Candles

Shop a large selection of beautifully scented candles, including seasonal favorites like Autumn Spice, Apple Maple Bourbon, and Pumpkin Vanilla. PC uses 100% Soy Wax and eco-friendly products. Find out more at: potomac-candle.com

Hannah's Crafts 

Hannah’s Crafts is new to the market this week offering hand-strung pearl jewelry, painted prints.


Compost (non-meat food scraps) Collection

Bring your vegetable-based food scraps to compost at 4MRMarket.  Aailable 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 at 9:30 am. Wake up gently with an hour of stretching!  Enjoy the benefits of gentle yoga without needing to know any yoga words or poses. Email 4mrm@arlandria.org to sign up.  A suggested $10 donation will go the Four Mile Run Conservatory to help with park improvements.  To donate, please visit fourmilerun.org

All the ways to help and participate in the market:

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.

. 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.

. 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. 

For more info see: http://www.4mrmarket.org/
On Twitter: @4MRMarket
Subscribe to Updates: via Email
Contact us at: 4MRMarket@arlandria.org
Or call the 4MRMarket hotline: (804) 4mi-Run1

The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market (4MRMarket) will be open every Sunday from 9am until 1pm year-round in Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.  
(click here for directions)