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F.C. Farmer’s Market Wins Best Medium-Sized Market in U.S.

farmersmarket-gracesbraedThe City of Falls Church Farmer’s Market is the official winner in the medium-sized market category in the country for 2010 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ Contest, it was announced this morning. Voting closed at midnight yesterday, with Falls Church’s market receiving 2,462 votes – the most overall votes in the state – after trailing in sixth place July 16.

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(Photo: Vicki Coe, News-Press)

 

The City of Falls Church Farmer’s Market is the official winner in the medium-sized market category in the country for 2010 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ Contest, it was announced this morning. Voting closed at midnight yesterday, with Falls Church’s market receiving 2,462 votes – the most overall votes in the state – after trailing in sixth place July 16.

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(Photo: Vicki Coe, News-Press)

“We’re so excited people recognized what a treasure it is and pleased they all took the time to vote. This didn’t happen automatically; people had to make the effort to cast their votes, so we’re proud of that,” said F.C. Director of Communications Barbara Gordon this morning.

Gordon and other City officials will hold a conference call with contest organizers Thursday or Friday to learn more about what accompanies the recognition.

Coming up at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Sept. 11 – the same day as the Annual Taste of Falls Church event – is one of the market’s ongoing live-cooking chef series demonstrations, featuring Bryan Long of the Westn Tysons Corner from 9 – 11 a.m. at the market.

The F.C. market boast over 15 local farmers and producers in the winter and more than 40 the rest of the year, with good ranging from fruits and vegetables to dairy, meats and wine. A Fairfax County Master Gardeners staff-hosted booth provides answers to shoppers’ gardening questions, as plants are also sold.  Facilities are open every Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon, in the F.C. City Hall Parking lot at 300 Park Avenue. For more information, call 703-248-5077.

To learn more about the 2010 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ Contest and see winners across the U.S., visit farmland.org.

 

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