Come out and play | News Release | Old Town North Farmers’ Market

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Sunny skies are promised for today 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 Street. The Canal District. Summer Hours 4-8.
The third of our concert series is this evening. Sally and the Mander, rain date August 25th . Hope Peele and Buzz Peele perform their own version of contemporary music as Sally & the Mander. They perform their own original songs along with covers from some of their favorite artists.


7:30 pm The Montgomery Park Gazebo.
Pick up dinner at one of our neighborhood restaurants, top it off with a sweet treat the market and picnic in the park. Our concerts are family friendly, dog friendly and a lot of fun! Our concert series is sponsored by NOTICe and The Old Town Community Partnership.


The Lopez family brings us fresh fruits and veggies from their farm in the Northern Neck. One of our customers made up some delicious gazpacho from their veggies and shared some with me. Scrumptious! Ana of Sweet Twist of Ecuador returns to us with blackberry with quinoa, watermelon and mint, passion fruit with mango, kale and peach ice cream! She will also have her daughter’s yummy popsicles. Sara of Dream of Goodies will be sharing mini carrot cakes and her new blueberry muffins….all of Sara’s goodies are gluten free, low glycemic, non GMO and delicious. Chef Michael offers chocolate chip, chai spiced, double chocolate espresso, and apricot pecan oatmeal, along with treats for our four legged friends. Need a hostess gift for summer travels or an indulgence for yourself? Check out Unique Jewelry and Things. We welcome our newest vendor Betsheba Breads to the market. Bakers Jose and Joanna’s breads reflect both Jose’s Bolivian heritage and training at his family’s bakery in Bolivia and Joanna’s time spent learning her Polish Grandmother’s recipes. They are both committed to perfecting their recipes and giving them a healthy twist. I look forward to sampling their breads soon.


In the community…
The Taste of Old Town North – highlighting our local restaurants and small businesses. September 8th – September 17th.


We bid a fond farewell to friends Jim, Catherine and all the folks at Abaca Imports. Everything is 20% off now. http://abacaimports.com/store/

The Arlington County Fair – August 18th – August 20th http://arlingtoncountyfair.us
Bend to Snap – Join our friends at Radiance Yoga for a Fundraising class to benefit the Snap Double Dollars incentive program at the Old Town Farmers Market. Sunday, August 27th 1:30pm-2:30pm
Restaurant Week
Give your kitchen a break. It’s time to dine out in Alexandria. Beginning August 18th through August 27th, Alexandria’s Summer Restaurant Week is back! With 60+ Alexandria restaurants participating, you can obtain a three-course meal for one or dinner for two for $35. https://www.visitalexandriava.com/restaurants/restaurant-week/


Clean out your closet and drop off your donations to The Twig Shop next Saturday August 19 from 10am-2pm at 106 N Columbus St curbside. Tax donation cards provided. #thetwigale

Of interest…
If you would like to learn more about the upcoming redevelopment plans in Old Town North, you can do so here: https://www.alexandriava.gov/planning/info/default.aspx?id=86032
On the horizon…
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
Dogtoberfest – A Salute to all things Dog…October 1st – October 31st. Details coming soon….



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