Weather should be gorgeous today…come out and celebrate Farmer’s Market Week with us 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. Summer Hours 4-8
The Lopez family bring us fresh local produce from their family farm Lopez Farm in the Northern Neck. Fans of Ana’s vegan ice cream and soups know she crafts her delicacies from fresh local produce from Lopez Farm and neighborhood favorite a La Lucia also features the Lopez Farm fruits and veggies on their seasonal menu. Sara of Dream of Goodies will have lemon curd cakes, cardamom pistachio spice cakes, and a new cookie: thin mint made with fresh organic mint! All of Sara’s goodies are gluten free, low glycemic and non GMO. Chef Michael delights with treats for two and four legged critters… Chocolate Chip, Chai Spiced, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Cherry, Chocolate and Walnut recipes…yum!
Food for thought… Did you know…local businesses and farms generate three times more revenue the economy? Here is a guide to help you figure out when produce is in season in Virginia – from VDACS. http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/producechart.pdf
Thank you to all our neighbors for shopping local!
In the community …
Free Yoga in the Fresh Air is on for today 6 pm – 7 pm. The Montgomery Park Gazebo – All levels welcome. Accepting donations of healthy, non-perishable food for the food pantries of the Lazarus Ministry and ALIVE. For additional information, please visit: http://www.hungerfreealexandria.com/giving
We bid a fond farewell to friends Jim, Catherine and all the folks at Abaca Imports. http://abacaimports.com/store/
Alexandria’s famous Sidewalk Sale is on this weekend, August 12 and 13. It features steeply discounted items from local boutiques. Take a stroll, see and shop, it’s fun! Find some treasures for yourself, friends, or family, and at the same time help our local unique retailers clear out inventory and make way for new fall treasures. For more information, check out the Visit Alexandria website: https://www.visitalexandriava.com/things-to-do/shopping/sidewalksale/
The Historic Alexandria Homes Tour is Sat Sept 23 from 10am-3pm. Eight beautiful homes and gardens featured in Old Town. For tickets visit www.thetwig.org
Our next Concert, Artists Sally and the Mander perform on August 17th. The concerts are family friendly, dog friendly and a lot of fun!
On the horizon…
The Taste of Old Town North, a celebration of the charms of Old Town North
September 8th -17th. Details coming soon.
See you at the market