Saturday, October 16, 2010

4MRMarket Report: "More Than Just a Novelty" Edition


When we began planning the 4MRMarket back in May with the hope of opening in little more than a month, we had no idea whether we'd make back the money we invested, let alone make it through the season.  Now, as we wind down this year's market in the final few weeks, we are happy with what we've accomplished, but eager to build and grow and provide more opportunities fulfill our mission statement:
"bring 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, as part of an overall vision to expand and improve Four Mile Run park and the surrounding neighborhood".
Next week, October 24th, our penultimate market of the season, will be the 4MRMarket Harvest Party complete with music games and live performances.  Stay tuned for details shortly.

This week, the Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market still always has plenty to offer folks, whether they walk, drive or come on a bicycle, but this week we spotlight the many folks who come to market using our great system of nearby trails and bike lanes. VéloCity returns to the 4MRMarket this Sunday with their mobile bike repair shop.

Biking in with VéloCity, entertainer Aaron Lee will be providing music in the market lounge.  Aaron is a ukulele songwriter on a all-bicycle-powered concert tour. About a month ago he played at VéloCity in Old Town, and he will be back in the area tomorrow (Sunday, Oct. 17) at 4MRMarket. One goal of his tour is to promote local community organizations, like the Four Mile Run Market and bike co-op.

This 4MRide event is again another oppurtunity to educate citizens in understanding the importance of sharing the road responsibly and with respect and encouraging folks to try out our amazing park trails. So get on your bike and come on out.


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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.

4MRMarket is open every Sunday from 8am until 1pm from April through October in Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria.

For more info see: http://www.4mrmarket.org/
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