Upper King Street Fresh Farmers Market

Upper King Street Fresh Farmers Market is located at King Street Gardens Park, 1806 King Street In 2010, the market is open on Wednesdays, May through October from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m with dates and times subject to change.
King Street Gardens
Hanging Gardens
The Upper King Street Farmers Market offers area residents and commuters the opportunity:
  • to shop for fresh
  • locally grown produce meat
  • dairy and bakery items
  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market

    Mount Vernon Farmers Market is located at Sherwood Library at 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306. In 2010, the market is open Tuesdays, 8:00 am - Noon, May 4 - November 23.
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    Plants for your garden


    • Cibola Farm --- meat
    • Grace’s Pastries --- baked goods
    • Granny’s Gardens --- annual, perennials, cut flowers
    • Laurel Grove Farm --- produce
    • Mt Olympus Berry Farm --- produce
    • Natural Design --- cut & dried flowers
    • Pleasant Fields Farm --- vegetables, small fruit, eggs
    • Sharkawi Farms --- herbs, teas, seasonings, plants
    • SnowBear Farm ---  "Certified natural" vegetables
    • Sunset View Farm --- produce
    • Threeway Farms --- produce
    • Twin Spring Fruit Farm --- produce
    • Valentine’s Country Bakery   and Meats --- meat/baked goods
    • Westmoreland Berry Farm --- fruit

    Arlington real estate market rebounds!

    Arlington Real Estate Market Report Here's a snapshot of what's going on in the real estate market in Arlington VA as of April 28, 2010.  The median price of homes sold increased sharply after March and at the same time the average number of days on the market decreased. This is a strong indicator that the market is recovering.  As we approach the end of the first-time homebuyer's tax credit, we'll see if this is a trend or if this is capturing sales that would have occurred in June anyway.
    Will Nesbitt
    Will Nesbitt
    Will Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria.

    Lyon Park Woman’s Club

    The Lyon Park Woman's Club was established in 1925 and historically functioned like a traditional woman's club, supporting various charities. Currently, its a neighborhood societal club and members engage in activities that support the Lyon Park Community Center. The Woman's Club sponsors several community events. For example, the club held a fresh produce sale around Thanksgiving. LPWC sponsors the annual Lyon Park Yard Sale, and has had several very successful bake sales.  For information about the Woman's Club and it's activities check here. They Lyon Park Woman's Club meets together socially and engages in activities supporting the Lyon Park Community Center and Park. It has held a fresh produce sale around Thanksgiving, sponsors the annual Lyon Park Yard Sale, and has had several very successful bake sales. For information about the Woman's Club or its activities, contact Jeannette Wick (email: newsedads (at) lyonparkcitizens.org, phone 703-524-8531). Although its name implies the group is for women, men are also welcome. And some members live outside Lyon Park, making the Woman's Club a way for nonresidents who have an interest in the Community Center and Park to get involved. Pot-luck lunch meetings are scheduled on the 4th Tuesday of each month at noon, from September to May.

    The parks of Lyon Park

    The Lyon Park neighborhood has three parks within its boundaries. The Lyon Park parkground is located on North Pershing Drive between North Fillmore and North Garfield Streets. The community has supported the Park as a small children's playground and has maintained its charming character as such. The park is designated as dog-free. The Park and the Community House are also host to a number of community-oriented entertainment events during the year, which help to give Lyon Park its distinctive feel as a cohesive neighborhood. Clay Park, located within Lyon Park on N. 7th Street between North Highland and North Garfield Streets, is owned and maintained by the County. It has a gazebo, a school-age playground, and an outdoor basketball court. Fillmore Park is located off North Fillmore Street between the Long Branch Elementary School and the County bike path and is also a County park. It has picnic tables, a school-age playground, and a youth baseball field.

    The Birchmere

    In some music circles, the reputation of the Birchmere is legendary. The reputation is owning to the fact that many prominent musical careers have been launched from the Birchmere.  Birchmere alumni and friends include:
    • Mary Chapin Carpenter,
    • Lyle Lovett,
    • Shawn Colvin,
    • Jerry Jeff Walker,
    • Dave Matthews,
    • Vince Gill,
    • John Prine,
    • Emmylou Harris,
    • Linda Ronstadt, and
    • k.d. lang
    This world-famous music hall hosts the biggest names in country, folk and rock music from Isaac Hayes and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes to the Bacon Brothers. The Birchmere is committed to the presentation of the highest quality music in a comfortable and intimate atmosphere. And thus there are a few simple rules:
    • Silence is requested while the performers are on stage.
    • You must remain seated during the performance (Unless the dance floor is set up).
    • No audio recording is permitted.
    • No video recording is permitted.
    • No Cameras are allowed.
    The Birchmere is also available for private rentals.  Birchmere has a rock-and-roll themed bar area available for private events and dancing. The capacity is 100 Reception, 500 Seated. The Birchmere is located in Del Ray at 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305. Call them for details or with questions at  (703) 549-7500. Are you looking for a home in Del Ray near the Birchmere?

    Newseum — a museum dedicated to news

    The Newseum is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. between the White House and the U.S. Capitol and adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. The exterior's unique architectural features include a 74-foot-high marble engraving of the First Amendment and an immense front wall of glass through which passers-by can watch the museum fulfill its mission of providing a forum where the media and the public can gain a better understanding of each other. The Newseum features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services. It offers a unique environment that takes museumgoers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. The Newseum offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.