The City of Falls Church recently announced that the Falls Church Farmers Market won several best in class awards, including the People’s Choice Award and Pillar in the Community Award in the American Farmland Trust’s summer-long Farmers Market Celebration.
The celebration is an annual effort to rally support for local farms and family farmers by calling on shoppers to identify the best of America’s farmers markets. “I”m very proud of our market,” said Howard Herman, Market Manager.
“While it’s a great resource for supporting local farmers and getting locally sourced food, it’s so much more. It’s a gathering place where the community comes together on Saturday mornings to eat, shop, and connect with neighbors. So much of our lives are online these days, so it’s refreshing and encouraging to see this traditional form of gathering thrive.”
The City of Falls Church placed third in Virginia in the following categories: People’s Choice (23rd nationwide), Focus on Farmers (26th nationwide), Healthy Food for All (26th nationwide), Pillar of the Community (23rd nationwide) and Champion of the Environment (25th nationwide).