Saturday, April 16, 2011

4MRMarket Report: Market Closed This Week

The Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market will be closed this Sunday.

With Spring Break and the upcoming holiday, the market would be short vendors and market management wants to ensure that when patrons make it out to the market, it is worth while for everyone. Produce is beginning to come into season and the market will be back in full force in the coming weeks, with several vendors joining up May 1. Market Management would like to apologize if this puts a hitch in anyone's Sunday plans this week.  

Remember, to keep the market growing, we need more customers. Don't just come out yourself, invite friends and neighbors along and make a morning of it.  Have coffee or tea and a little something for breakfast before grabbing a mix of healthy, local produce, meats, and other surprises. 4MRMarket sets up seating and shade and welcomes you to linger and enjoy the day. The more people that come out, the more vendors will join the market.

Exciting things happening in May.

In other news, 4MR Market will begin accepting Credit Cards and EBT/SNAP (formerly food stamps) on May 1!  In line with making the market affordable for everyone, EBT/SNAP users will receive double dollars for the first $10 spent each week.  So don't worry about whether or not you have any cash, just bring yourself and your plastic and load up on groceries for the week.  The market will sell t-shirts and reusable bags in coming weeks, as well!

Also, keep May 15th in mind. That is when the ribbon cutting is scheduled on the renovated Four Mile Run building. Volunteers will be out the next few weekends ensuring that this will happen. Please join us, especially on May 6th, Spring for Alexandria.  Join a team or create a team and help us get it done.


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 May through October in Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. 

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