Sunny skies beckon . . . | Newsletter | Old Town North Farmers’ Market

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Hi folks
The weather forecast is for sunny skies and moderate temperatures so come out and play at the Old Town North Community Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market, Alexandria’s favorite dog friendly market.
901 North Royal Street, Montgomery Park, the Canal District, next to the tennis courts.
Spring hours 3pm-pm
We have a special treat this week for our loyal fans…Music at the market, Hill Country Blues to brighten the spirits …David Alan Lange joins us at the market! For more information, please visit his website: http://www.davidalanlange.com/


Jaime Becerra and his wife Maria of Becerra Farm bring us fresh local fruits, veggies, flowers, and plants from their farm in Virginia and Lionel Lopez of Lopez Farm returns to the market. So June is truly busting out all over with great, healthy produce. Sara of Dream of Goodies delights with whoopie pies, chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting, vanilla with chocolate or vanilla frosting, cookies including the very popular lemon ginger, cinnamon spice muffins, and bites. All of Sara’s Goodies are low glycemic, gluten free and non-GMO. Chef Michael tempts with chocolate chip, chai spiced, apricot pecan oatmeal, and double chocolate espresso, as well as his popular doggie treats. For our Savory Lovers, Declan of Big D’s promises Irish Batch Bread, Bread and Butter Pickles and his signature Barbecue Sauce. On the fashion front…LuLa Roe returns to the market today with their eclectic mix of tights, dresses and casual tops, the perfect thing for outdoor parties and barbecues.
In the community…
In support of Eco City Alexandria Compost Alexandria, spearheaded by Josh Elim has submitted a grant application to the Alexandria Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Activities, to establish a Compost Facility in Alexandria. The Department met on May 18th with the public to receive comment…. Josh has this to report on the proposal “Thanks to the eight of you that were able to attend the Thursday, May 18 Park’s Commission meeting. For those who were not able to attend, I was able to share with the Commission a bit about our Compost Alex community and about the processing sites that were proposed. Four of the Compost Alex attendees also gave verbal comments about the proposal, the farmers market program, and why this is important to themselves as an individual and resident of Alexandria. Thank you to all those who spoke. Your words are very appreciative. Going forward and adopting common language from the Alexandria Park and Rec department and the larger composting industry, we will be calling this construction project something along the lines of Community Composting sites.” For the proposal, written public comment is being accepted until today, June 1st. If you wish to submit a public comment, please email Dana Wedeles at dana.wedeles@alexandriava.gov. If you do this, please let Josh know: joshetim@foodandcompost.com Written comments will be provided to the Park’s Commission for their June 15 meeting.


Efforts to bring a compost drop off site to The Old Town North Community Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market continue… Thank you, to Old Town North neighbor, Wendy, for working with the City to establish a weekly compost drop off bin at the Thursday Old Town North Farmers’ Market. Wendy was first told no, but has now been told that if she can garner enough support, the City might consider the idea. We are asking anyone interested to please contact Michael Clem Michael.Clem@alexandriava.gov. Please cc Vice Mayor Justin Wilson Justin.Wilson@alexandriava.gov. Thank you to our friends and neighbors for helping us make this happen.


Our friends at the Canal Center bring us Yoga on the Plaza, Monday June 5th. They would like to invite you to a one-hour all levels yoga class starting at 5:15PM on the plaza.  Attendees should bring their own mat, water and good vibes to enjoy this event on our newly renovated plaza! Class is complimentary and is open to all tenants and guests.
Free Yoga in The Fresh Air returns Thursday, June 22nd 6pm -7pm. Montgomery Park Gazebo
June 22nd through September 21st, weather permitting. We will be accepting donations of healthy, non perishable food for local food pantries at each class. Free Yoga in the Fresh Air is sponsored by River’s Edge Yoga, Yogis for Positive Change and the Old Town North Community Partnership.


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