Friday, May 10, 2013
UCM received 100 pounds of fresh produce and baked goods this week.
This year, vendors at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market at Sherwood Regional Library will donate unsold fresh produce and baked goods to the United Community Ministries Cynthia Hull Food Pantry in Greater Alexandria. This week, UCM received about 100 pounds of onions, potatoes, carrots, various lettuces and fresh bread and pastries. For years, Pam Beggan of Alexandria has been in charge of finding volunteers to pick up the produce to deliver it to UCM at the market’s noon closing. She connected with the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club a few years ago, and the organization committed numerous weekly volunteers. Read more about UCM's partnership with the Mount Vernon Farmers Market on Patch.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The local farmers market opened Wednesday morning.
McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market meets every Wednesday at Sherwood Regional Library. The market will be open weekly from 8 a.m. to noon each Wednesday until Nov. 27. Eli and Aaron (pictured above) were some of the first visitors of this year's farmers market Wednesday morning. You can expect to find dairy products, produce, cut flowers, meats and baked goods.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Parking was the biggest concern among Mount Vernon residents.
Mount Vernon District residents support moving the Mount Vernon Farmers Market to another location, according to a recent survey performed by the Consumer Affairs committee of the Mount Vernon Council of Civic Associations. The Mount Vernon Farmers Market takes place at Sherwood Regional Library from May to November. The survey found that parking was the biggest concern not only for the number of parking spaces but vehicle and pedestrian safety. Sixty-seven percent of respondents support moving the Mount Vernon Farmers Market to another location. Alternative locations discussed in the survey include Fort Hunt Park, Hollin Hall Senior Center, Grist Mill Park, George Washington RECenter, and the grounds of INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital. The …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The MVCCA Consumer Affairs Committee is asking residents to take a short survey.
The MVCCA Consumer Affairs committee is seeking resident feedback concerning the Mount Vernon Farmers Market. The online survey is about extending the hours or extending the season or retaining the current hours and season, and moving the location for an extended season. Click here to take the 10-question survey. The survey will close on Feb. 20. The Consumer Affairs committee surveyed all 12 farmers market vendors during the 2012 season, and convened more than one public meeting to include one with a representative from the Sherwood Hall Library. The Mount Vernon board member of the Fairfax County Park Authority has been invited to a teleconference on Feb. 5 to discuss this matter. Residents may participate in the teleconference by …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Part of the Sept. 11 Memorial Trail will be along the Mount Vernon Trail in our area.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA -- A multi-state group headed by a local attorney is working to create a Sept. 11 National Memorial Trail to connect sites in New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania associated with the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The trail, shaped like a triangle, would connect the New York City World Trade Center site with the Pentagon in Washington and the Flight 93 memorial site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The current Mount Vernon trail that runs along the Potomac River near the Pentagon will be part of the 9/11 trail. The segment of the Mount Vernon trail south of Alexandria to Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens will be spur from the 9/11 memorial trail because it is “a place of national significance …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Vendors are selling fall produce including apples and pumpkins.
Fall is in full swing, and the Mount Vernon Farmers Market vendors have started carrying their best fresh fall produce. Apples, pumpkins, tomatoes, and squash were in abundance at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market on Wednesday morning. The McCutcheon/Mount Vernon Farmers Market takes place at Sherwood Regional Library every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
U.S. Senate candidate visited local business owners Wednesday in Fort Hunt.
Former Virginia governor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine visited small business owners in Fort Hunt Wednesday morning as part of his campaign. Kaine made stops at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market, Hollin Hall Automotive, Hollin Hall Pastry Shop, and the Variety Store, speaking with local business owners and constituents. "At the gas station I learned what it's like to run a small business for 51 years," Kaine said of Hollin Hall Automotive. "It's a different kind of business than the one I opened with my dad. There are a lot of similarities in the number of employees and the hard work of Ruth, the owner, and her son Tom." Kaine has hosted many events in Fort Hunt and said it was "good to reconnect" with local residents. "I've…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Opening day was a success for vendors.
Despite the early morning rain, business was booming Wednesday at the Mount Vernon-McCutcheon Farmers Market held in the parking lot of Sherwood Regional Library. "It went very well," said Aubrey King, owner of Twin Springs Fruit Farm. "We had a good first day. We ran out of some things early. We had more things available than last year, which helped." Residents perused breads, flowers, vegetables and fruit sold by vendors. Strawberries ripened early, and they were one of the more popular items sold at the farmers market. If you couldn't make it to the opening day, plan to come next week. The Mount Vernon-McCutcheon Farmers Market will take place on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the library lot.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Vendors on-site at Sherwood Library parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon
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Monday, May 9, 2011
The Mount Vernon Farmers Market revved up last week and will continue each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon through Nov. 23rd. The market can be found in the Sherwood Library parking lot, located at 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. You can find plants, flowers, produce, herbs, eggs and salsa. The following vendors can be found at the market each week: