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Smart Markets, DC ‘s most progressive and passionate farmers market moves to Bristow

Smart Markets, DC ‘s most progressive and passionate farmers market moves to Bristow

Smart Markets, the DC areas most progressive and passionate farmer’s market relocates to Bristow Commons, beginning January 8, 2012. The local foodie community is abuzz surrounding the impending arrival of the best locally sourced food products available in Northern Virginia.

In a move described as “enthusiastic‘” by Jean Jaansen, Smart Markets founder and manager; Smart Markets intends to demonstrate its commitment to the west end of Prince William County with the move deep into the heart of the Linton Hall corridor; into a convenient location for the surrounding communities of Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket and Manassas. Additionally, the move embodies the markets signature pledge to provide a viable alternative to big box food shopping by delivering natural, locally sourced products straight to the consumer.

The Smart Markets model offers a hyper-local, sustainable way of life for residents and the local economy.

Need Help Securing College Funding?

From Prince William County Public Schools:

Check out Super Saturday on January 28, from 9 a.m.–noon at Stonewall Jackson High School, held in conjunction with the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA).  All current and rising college students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

January Events of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce

From the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce:

Student Art and Poetry Exhibit Open House Slated for Jan. 7

From Prince William County Public Schools:

The 8th annual “Off the Wall” visual arts and poetry student festival showcasing works created by Prince William County and regional high school students will be held December 22-February 1 in the Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, in Old Town Manassas.

An open house is scheduled for January 7 from 3-5 p.m.; the snow date is January 14.

The exhibit is sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Center for the Arts/Caton Merchant Family Gallery.

Kids Connect with Nature at Winter Break Camps

Kids Connect with Nature at Winter Break Camps

From Fairfax County:

Kids may never admit it, but the winter break from school can get boring after a while. Parents looking for an activity to engage their restless children should consider a winter camp at Riverbend Park. Located along the Potomac River, the wooded park is offering three naturalistled camps for children to connect with the natural world. Each six-hour camp shares the wonders of nature through hands-on experiences, games, and activities.

OCCASIONALLY CAKE OWNER JOINS FOOD NETWORK HOST in GEORGIA TO THANK FORT STEWART SOLDIERS

OCCASIONALLY CAKE OWNER JOINS FOOD NETWORK HOST in GEORGIA TO THANK FORT STEWART SOLDIERS

Occasionally Cake Works with Ashley Vicos, TV Host of Food Network’s ‘Have Cake Will Travel’
to Design Cake for Military Christmas Ball

Sabrina Campbell, owner of Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. was one of three cake designers invited by Food Network’s Ashley Vicos to create a 4-foot tall cake for the Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery(1-9), located at Fort Stewart, near Hinesville, Ga. Working with Vicos and two other cake designers, Campbell spent a week in Georgia helping create the vanilla cake with chocolate-fudge filling, replicating a big, sculpted tank, set adjacent to a decorative Christmas tree, and presented the cake to the Battalion at their annual Christmas Ball at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum in Pooler, Ga. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com.