Falls Church Farmers Market Voted No. 1

By FALLS CHURCH CITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

September 2, 2010

The Falls Church Farmers Market was voted “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” in a contest sponsored by the American Farmland Trust.  In an effort to promote local farmers markets, Farmland Trust sponsors an annual contest to choose America’s favorite farmers markets in four size categories: boutique markets with 15 or fewer vendors; small markets, 16 to 30 vendors; medium markets, 31 to 55 vendors; and large markets with 56 or more vendors.  Falls Church City, with its 45 vendors, competed in the medium market category and beat out hundreds of similarly-sized markets throughout the country.  Falls Church also finished first in voting among all Virginia farmers markets regardless of market size in the contest which ended Aug. 31.

The Falls Church Farmers Market is open every Saturday, and during peak seasons more than 40 vendors offer fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, baked goods, plants, and wine.   Master Gardeners also staff a booth at the Market to answer gardening questions.  The Falls Church Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. until noon (9 a.m. in the winter months) in the parking lot of City Hall, 300 Park Ave. and is sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Department.

For a complete list of winners and more information about the contest visit the Contest Website.

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4 Responses to “Falls Church Farmers Market Voted No. 1”

  1. Barb Cram on September 2nd, 2010 7:59 am

    For over 25 year Howard Herman has worked to build a fun and diverse Farmers
    Market. This is a wonderful market and The Little City will now be in the spotlight
    and draw more customers to support all of the growers, food vendors every Saturday. Congratulations!

  2. Gerald Pressman (CITY of Falls Church) on September 2nd, 2010 10:11 am

    WONDEFUL NEWS!! – How nice it would be if CITY were added to the name?? So, at no cost to the tax payers, the name was changed, STARTING TODAY to the Falls Church CITY Farmers Market. That way, the entire world would know there was a CITY of Falls Church???

  3. Kathleen -Falls Church on September 2nd, 2010 11:49 am

    Barb
    Yes thanks for crediting Howard for his hard work and vision for bringing to the City of Falls Church a farmers market. It has been an honor to work with him on developing the farmers market chef program and see his passion for bringing this valuable resource to the city.

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