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Alexandria farmers markets available this weekend

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Need something fresh for a meal for the weekend, check out Alexandria farmers markets this weekend:

Old Town Farmers' Market
Market Square, 301 King Street.
Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. year round.
Free parking in the Market Square garage during Saturday hours of the Farmers' Market

People who come to Alexandria on Saturday mornings find themselves in a busy plaza where local farmers and artists have been selling their products since 1753. Old Town Alexandria's Market Square is thought to be one of the nation's oldest continually operating farmer's markets, serving as a primary way Alexandria residents have typically obtained their meat, dairy, fish, fruits and vegetables.

George Washington sent his produce from Mount Vernon to be sold at the Farmer's Market. Today, the market offers Alexandrians a way to reconnect to the past, while participating in an ongoing local and national tradition.
benefits transfer (EBT) cards to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and other eligible food products at the market.

Del Ray Farmers' Market
Corner of East Oxford & Mount Vernon Avenues
Saturdays, 8 a.m. - Noon, open year round
The Del Ray Market is producer grown, with fresh vegetables and fruits in season. All year round, this market offers meats, eggs, fresh pasta and sauces, Amish cheese, yogurt, bakery goods, eggs, jams and jellies, fancy nuts, and bakery goods. For more infomation, please email pmiller1806@comcast.net.

Four Mile Run Farmers' & Artisans Market
4109 Mt Vernon Ave
Sundays - this year the market will start on April 27 and lasts through November, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.
The Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market 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 located at the entrance to Four Mile Run Park, where every day, walkers stroll up the park and bikers whiz down the Four Mile Run Trail that connects to Crystal City, DC, Shirlington and the Mount Vernon Trail. The market is managed by the Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market Management Team, in cooperation with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

West End Farmers' Market
Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Drive
Sundays, May through November from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Multiple vendors lay out colorful displays of fresh, locally grown, in-season vegetables as well as sweet juicy berries, apples, pears, and seasonal peaches. A visitor can indulge in gourmet coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, fresh-baked pastries, and gourmet cheeses and yoghurts, while picking up a variety of fresh breads for the week.

Source: City of Alexandria

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