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July 2018 Newsletter

posted Jul 8, 2018, 5:35 PM by c traband   [ updated Jul 8, 2018, 5:36 PM ]
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This newsletter is produced by the Rock Spring Civic Association for residents of the Rock Spring neighborhood.

1.  County Board Meeting:  Saturday, July 14 – Regular Meeting

The Regular Meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. with public comment. View the agenda and read the staff reports for each agenda item. (Note: Some reports will be posted closer to the meeting date.)

2.  Cool Creek Critters:  July 28th - Lubber Run. 3-4:30 (registration info); August 8th - Windy Run 10-11 AM (registration info).  Families ages 5 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Dress to get wet as we spend some time exploring waterfalls, trying to catch water striders, and taking a closer look at some creek critters. Must wear closed-toe shoes in water. For information: 703- 228-3403.

3.  The View of DC, the CEB Tower in Rosslyn.  The CEB Tower is the tallest building in the DC area and the 360-degree view from the top is awesome.  Tickets may be purchased at the website at a reduced price.

    4.  Have you been to the Marymount Farmer’s Market?         
It is open May 26 – November 17, Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm.  Parking is available in the parking garage from the Yorktown Blvd. side.  There is often entertainment.  Here is a brief description of the vendors available at the market.  For more information about each vendor and other market information, visit the market web site:

(From the Marymount Farmer’s Market Web Site)


Abyssinia Mart and coffee house
Alexandria , VA
Small coffee shop, beer & wine and international market.                      


Spriggs Delight Farm
Sharpsburg, MD
goat cheese

Sweet Twist of Ecuador LLC Ana's Twist
Alexandria, VA
artisan ice cream, in the Ecuador tradition, DAIRY FREE, and GLUTEN FREE ice cream

Fruit and Vegetables:

count pickula llc
Vienna, VA
Romanian pickled products made with love in the USA

Great Valley Farms, LLC
Mt. Jackson, VA
specializing in freshly grown produce, canned goods (pickles, pickled vegetables, jams, butters, jellies, sauces, and salsas), dried fruits and vegetables, and dried and fresh herbs.

J & W Valley View Farm
Montross, VA

freshest best tasting fruits and vegetables possible.

Penn Farm
Colonial Beach, VA

Fresh produce with great taste

Toigo Orchards

Shippensburg, PA
spectacular array of fruits and vegetables, as well as hydroponic production of tomatoes.


Cold Country Salmon
Zion Crossroads, VA

a small scale set net operation fishing the crystal clear blue waters of Bristol Bay Alaska

Hog Haven Farm
Columbia, VA
USDA packaged frozen pork and also offer an assortment of hot food

Holly Brook Farm
Berryville, VA
heritage pork (Large black X Herefords) , lambs (Kathadins and Dorpers),pastured chickens (broilers and egg layers), goats, rabbits (Flemish, NZ, Argents), heritage turkeys, ducks (eggs and meat) and rose veal

Pastries and Baked Goods:

Little Austria
Sterling, VA
Austrian pastry desserts with a main focus on strudels (Apple, Pear, Plum, Cherry, Chocolate)

Mechelle's Baking Company

Alexandria, VA
handcrafted pies with your sweetest indulgences in mind, includes sweet potato, apple, pecan, blackberry

Panorama  Loic Feillet Artisan Baker, LLC
Capitol Heights, MD
traditional French baguette, breads, and pastries along with scones and muffins

Prepared Foods:

Georgian Feast
Rockville, MD
Authentic Georgian Cuisine

Mesisam The Ethiopian Eatery
Washington, DC
Vegetable and mild or spicy meat dishes

Mormor Crepes
Arlington, VA

crepes serving a family original recipe for sweet and savory options

Ozfeka Catering
Arlington, VA
a small catering company which serves Mediterranean dishes