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Time to check out Alexandria Farmer's Markets this weekend

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With another weekend fast approaching, it is always a good time to check out what local farmer's markets offer in terms of fresh produce. Nothing like getting produce fresh off the farm to help enhance any meal. Below is a listing of local markets to the Alexandria area:

Old Town Farmers' Market

Market Square, 301 King Street. (Map This)
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

No pets allowed during the Farmers’ Market

Farmers Market PhotoHeld each Saturday morning year-round, the farmers’ market is an event that has been held at the Market Square plaza for over 260 years. In fact,
Old Town Farmers' Market is the oldest farmers’ market in the country which has been held continuously at the same site.

George Washington sent his produce from Mount Vernon to be sold at the Farmer's Market. Today, the market offers residents of and visitors
to Alexandria a way to reconnect to the past, while participating in an ongoing local and national tradition. During the peak season, there are
more than 70 vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, cheeses, breads, pastries, fresh pasta, pickled vegetables.

Del Ray Farmers' Market

Del Ray Farmers' Market PhotoCorner of East Oxford & Mount Vernon Avenues (Map This)
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

Four Mile Run Farmers' Market Photo4109 Mt Vernon Ave (Map This)
Sundays - this year the market will start on April 27 and lasts through November, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.
*Accepts SNAP/EBT (Food Stamps)

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

West End Farmers' Market PhotoBen Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Drive (Map This)
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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