Thursday, May 22, 2008

Groceries and Groovin' in Welburn Square

Weekly Farmers Markets start Friday, May 30 and so will the music. Come on out and taste the baked goods from Great Harvest Bread and Grace's Pastries, along with a refreshing beverage from Adam's Apple, while listening to the Andean folk music group Mystic Warriors.

Arlington Arts al fresco has put together a season of 8 concerts for your lunchtime listening pleasure. On May 30, it will be Mystic Warriors. On Friday, June 6, Welburn Square will be rocking with John Kaplan & Derek Evry, an acoustic group. Contemporary roots performer Dulcie Taylor is next up on June 20, followed by folk music artists Laurie Rose Griffith & Peter Mealy on June 27. There will be no concert or Farmers Market on July 4.

On July 11, Rick Franklin & Friends will perform Mississippi delta blues. The Maggie Sansone duo plays hammered dulcimer music on July 18, and the Arts al fresco season rounds out with acoustic folk pop group Cletus & Lori on July 25.

The Farmers Market features several new vendors this year. The aforementioned Adam's Apple makes natural beverages. J-Wen is bringing dairy products, including flavored milks, cheese and yogurt, from Pennsylvania. Farmhouse Flowers & Plants will be selling cut flowers, annuals, herbs and perennials all season. Salsa las Glorias will offer a variety of different salsas, some hot, some not. And, TeaCo specializes in organic loose leaf teas.

Joining last year's popular produce vendors Tyson's Farms and Walnut Hill Farm will be LM5 Farm and Westmoreland Produce. And, Dick's Kitchen returns with his selection of culinary treats, including vinegars, oils, sauces, and seasonings.

Support for Concerts in Welburn Square is provided by Dweck Properties, Gates, Hudson & Associates, The Jefferson, Paradigm Development Company, Piedmont Office Realty Trust and The Westin Arlington Gateway.

The Farmers Market operates from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the music plays from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It's the groovy place to be: Welburn Square on Fridays.

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