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F.C. Farmer’s Market Competes for ‘America’s Favorite’ Distinction

The Falls Church Farmer’s Market is seeking votes in hopes it can be named one of America’s Favorite Farmer’s Markets™ in 2010, it was announced today. The nationwide contest promotes the connection between fresh local food and the local farmland that supplies it to see which markets can rally the most support from its customers.

The Falls Church Farmer’s Market is seeking votes in hopes it can be named one of America’s Favorite Farmer’s Markets™ in 2010, it was announced today. The nationwide contest promotes the connection between fresh local food and the local farmland that supplies it to see which markets can rally the most support from its customers.

In addition to supporting local farmers, buying locally helps protect the environment by reducing packaging and transportation demands. In August, one boutique, one small, one medium and one large farmer’s market will be named the 2010 America’s Favorite Farmers Market.

Those interested can cast their vote now in the nationwide challenge online at http://tinyurl.com/24rwkhe. Polls will be open a limited amount of time.

The Falls Church Farmers Market is operated by the Recreation and Parks Division and is open every Saturday morning, year-round in the City Hall parking lot at 300 Park Ave.  During spring, summer and fall, more than 40 vendors offer a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as cheeses, meats, baked goods, plants, honey and wine and a visiting chef provides cooking demonstrations. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners also staff a booth to answer gardening questions.

For more information, contact Recreation and Parks at 703-248-5077.

 

 

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