April in Alexandria…Up, down and all around. Spring weather is here! | News Release | Old Town North Farmers’ Market

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Hi Folks,

Join us today at the Old Town North Community Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market.
Alexandria’s favorite dog friendly market.

901 North Royal Street
The Montgomery Park.

Chef Michael of the Pretentious Gourmet promises chocolate chip, chai spiced, apricot and pecan oatmeal, and Double Chocolate Expresso cookies along with treats for our four legged friends.  Sara of Dream of Goodies brings a new delight…cupcakes! Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate avocado or coconut frosting.  All of Sara’s baked goods are gluten free and low glycemic. Twin Springs Fruit Farms, voted the best of DC, brings us farm fresh produce, Allen’s eggs from Happy Free Walking Hens, artisans cheeses, and just baked bread from Stone Hearth Bakery. Try a sample of their dried apples, a perfect healthy treat.  For our savory lovers, Big D’s Irish Batch Bread, Barbecue Sauce and Bread and Butter pickles are sure to please.  Rumor has it his wife, Bruna of My Lovely Brigadeiro may be sharing some of her luscious Brazilian truffles at the market.

LuLaRoe returns to the market next week, Thursday April 27th

In the community…there is much to share…

Thank you to all who came out last night (Thursday, April 13, 2017) to the Old Town North Small Area Plan Community Open House to mark the release of the full Draft Old Town North Small Area Plan.  The Old Town North Small Area Plan planning process began in fall 2015 to establish a framework for future planning and development in the area. Beginning in fall 2016, community members have had the opportunity to provide feedback on draft chapters of the Plan document as well as on the Draft Urban Design Standards and Guidelines.  Community members are invited to review and comment on the compiled Draft Old Town North Small Area Plan document through May 18, 2017. Comments received will inform the final draft document to be presented to City Council in June of this year.

Submit comments using any of the following options:

Saturday, April 22nd is Record Day, check out our neighbor Crooked Beat Records – home to everything vinyl – at 801 North Fairfax St.

In celebration of National Park Week take a bike ride in Shenandoah Park. https://www.nps.gov/shen/learn/news/shenandoah-national-park-announces-ride-the-drive-car-free-day-in-north-district-of-park.htm

Sunday, April 23rd keep, an eye out for runners participating in the Parkway Classic. https://www.runpacers.com/race/parkway-classic/

The Senior Services of Alexandria is presenting “Protecting Against Identity Theft and Fraudulent Schemes” as part of their 2016/2017 Speaker Series. Wednesday, April 26 from 10:00-12 noon at Alfred Street Baptist Church.  301 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria

The Alexandria Police Department is sponsoring a prescription drug take back on Saturday April 29.  There are four drop-off locations:  Alexandria Police Headquarters, First Baptist Church, Alexandria Fire Station 21 and The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray.  Times are 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Thank you to our friends, neighbors and local small businesses for supporting the Old Town North Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market.

See you at the market!  Rain or Shine, Year Round!

Thursdays 3pm – 7pm
901 North Royal Street
The Montgomery Park

Sponsored by the Old Town North Community Partnership with support from the City of Alexandria, MRE Properties, River’s Edge Yoga, Sport and Health, Yogis for Positive Change and Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

Website: www.oldtownnorth.org/farmers-market/


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