Sunday, August 08, 2010

4MRMarket Report: After the Storm Edition

We've dried off, cleaned up and powered on, so the Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market is open again today (Sunday) at 8am.  Today Jeremy Fiori will be performing in the Market Lounge this week and the ANHSI (Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services), the providers behind the Arlandria Health Center, will be set up in the Community Tent to educate and inform about their programs and services.

ANHSI is also piloting a project this week, with the help of a government grant, to provide farm market vouchers to their patients -- an effort to make fresh farm products available to low income neighbors. In the near future, 4MRMarket hopes to build on this by making EBT (electronic benefits transfer, aka food stamps) available at the market as well.

The usual complement of vendors will be on hand again today (the full list is here).  Come on down and enjoy Four Mile Run Park.  It's a beautiful day.

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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.


The Market is open every Sunday from 8am until 1pm from April through October in Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria 22305


For more info see: http://www.arlandria.org/p/4mr-market.html
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