‘Bike for Good’ with the Bicycle Food Rescue program on August 27th!

Here’s a look at a unique bicycle food rescue program at the Old Town Farmers’ Market increases access to locally grown and healthy food to low-income residents in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

Bring your bike and helmet THIS weekend (August 27) and help your neighbor and community by increasing access to healthy food! Come to the Market and rescue donated food using bicycles and cargo trailers! The Bicycle Food Rescue program is about transporting fresh, locally grown food donated by the generous vendors of the Old Town farmers’ Market using bicycles to area locations serving low-income and at-risk Alexandria residents on August 27th.

Food rescue events are the last Saturday of the month from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. Sign up at Volunteer Alexandria (type in “Bike for Good” in the Keyword Search) or email BikeforGood@alexandriava.gov for more information. Come join the fun!

Mothers Day flowers
If you’re looking for a beautiful Mother’s Day bouquet in Alexandria, Virginia, the Old Town Farmers’ Market this Saturday has local options! there will be five flowers vendors who are ready to send you home with something that will put a smile on your Mothers’ face.

If flowers aren’t her thing, buy one of Truly Life’s or Amalthea Ridge’s luxurious bath bombs and delightfully scented hand-made soaps. Don’t forget a candle from Capital City Candle Company to complete the whole spa experience!

Arlandria-area Farmer’s Market to continue through Spring 2016

4MR-Market

The Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market will continue to operate through April 2016 indoors at the Four Mile Run Park Conservatory Center (the bright red building at 4109 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia) on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many of the vendors will stay on all winter.

Via 4MR Market, here’s this week’s update

The parking lot is all dug out, much of the snow on the 4MR Park plaza has melted, and we’re an indoor market anyway, so come on back for our unexpected grand re-snowpening!

You definitely don’t expect to see a storm like Jonas too often, so hopefully that will be our last weather induced closing of the year! This will be a great weekend to come out to 4MR Winter Market!

Bagel Uprising will be there so you can get your first good bagel in weeks!Homestead Farm will be back with winter produce!  Captain Xander will be back with sustainably caught Alaskan sockeye salmon! And on top of that, new crafter Red Fish Rue Fish will be there for the first time to bring you her unique and sometimes geeky jewelry pieces, custom buttons, prints, and microart!

You’ll also find bread fresh from the oven (Second Rising), Amish cheeses, eggs, yogurt, and other goodies (Tom’s Amish Cheese), hand blended teas (Whole Health), fresh baked Bulgarian treats (Savory N’ Sweet), and several other great vendors there this Sunday!

It should be a great market, so come on back out… the weather’s fine!

Read more at this link.

Old Town Farmers Market

As readers know, the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the entire Washington Metropolitan area, including the City of Alexandria, from 3:00 pm Friday (1/22) through 6:00 am Sunday (1/24).

This storm will include high winds and significant snow fall. Due to these hazardous conditions, the City of Alexandria is currently advising residents and visitors to stay off of the roads and any attempt to travel to the Old Town Farmers Market will be extremely hazardous for both vendors and customers.

Due to the historic size and scope of this storm and the hazardous conditions associated with it, the Old Town Farmers Market will be CLOSED this Saturday, January 23 for the first time in recent memory.

This difficult decision was reached by the City recognizing that the safety of the vendors, citizens, visitors and City staff far outweighs the need to keep the Old Town Farmers Market open.

City staff will not be on-site on Saturday and, as previously stated, vendors, citizens, and visitors are being asked to stay off of the roads. Information will be posted on the City of Alexandrias website alerting customers to the closing. Please: stay inside, stay warm, and stay safe. If you have any questions, please contact the market manager.

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