The local foodie community is abuzz surrounding the impending arrival of the best locally sourced food products available in Northern Virginia. Savvy localvores understand that using seasonal ingredients in their cooking is not only an investment in the environment and community - but in their health as well.
In a move described as “enthusiastic‘”
The Smart Markets model offers a hyper-local, sustainable way of life for residents and the local economy.
“Bristow Commons brings us closer to the neighborhoods we want to serve,” in keeping with the clear cut mission of Smart Markets, Janssen continued. Both entities are thoroughly committed to community building and education, especially pertaining to “buying locally and eating seasonally,”
“This is truly exciting news for our community,” said Sameer Patel, managing partner of Bristow Montessori School and a member of the development team behind Bristow Commons.
“Over the past few years, we have worked closely with the residents of Bristow to determine the types of amenities they would like to see at Bristow Commons. The most often repeated request has been for farm fresh & organic groceries, along with high quality food products. We have heard the desire and have answered the bell with Smart Markets, Virginia’s most reputable farmers market,” Patel continued.
“Creating a stable, self-contained economy in Western PWC” is extremely important to enhancing the appeal of a community for residents, developers and business owners according to Patel. “Featuring Smart Markets at Bristow Commons brings us a step closer to creating a true neighborhood gathering place.”
Smart Markets is a year round farmers market that will bring more than 20 high quality vendors providing seasonal produce, meats, dairy and gourmet prepared foods to Bristow Commons.
The market will be open every Sunday (10:30 am to 1:30 pm) in the Bristow Montessori School parking lot, located at 9050 Devlin Road beginning January 8, 2012.
For more information, visit Smart Markets at www.SmartMarkets.org or Bristow Commons at www.BristowCommons.com.
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