SATURDAY 11/19: Girl Scout Bake Sale to Help Food Bank

September 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Girl Scout Troop 1251 will be holding a bake sale on Saturday, November 19th (noon-2pm).  Baked goods will be available for cash or canned food.  The sale will be located in front of The Local Market (near Paisanos and Doddlehoppers).  All cash proceeds will go to the Food Bank to cover gift cards for Turkeys.

The Scouts will also accept donations of packaged foods. The local food bank is most interested in Canned Sweet Potatoes, Canned Cranberries, jars of Gravy, Canned Fruit, boxes of Stuffing and Cake Mixes for Thanksgiving.


Falls Church City Farmers Market Voted #3 in United States

September 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 


September 7, 2011

The Falls Church Farmers Market was voted #3 of medium-size markets across the country in the 2011 “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” contest sponsored by the American Farmland Trust. The Falls Church Farmers Market was the #1 vote getter of medium-size markets in Virginia.  The contest ran from June 1 through Aug. 31.

In an effort to promote local farmers markets, Farmland Trust sponsors the 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.   In 2010, the Falls Church Farmers Market was voted #1 of all medium-size markets in the United States.

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 staff a booth at the Market to answer gardening questions and the Chef Series continues through mid-November with demonstrations by local restaurants (check the website for the schedule).

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 Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department.  For more information about the market, call 703-248-5027 (TTY 711).