The Falls Church Farmer’s Market earned three awards recently on the local and national levels.
The market picked up third place of the medium-size category of the 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Market sponsored by the American Farmland Trust. The farmer’s market also picked up third place amongst all Virginia markets.
“I think it’s an endorsement of the market and the role the market plays in the community,” said Howard Herman, manager of the farmer’s market. “It’s nice to be recognized.”
Amy Betor, spokeswoman for the City of Falls Church, said the market also picked up Best Farmers Market in the Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2012 Best of NoVA and the same recognition in the Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of Virginia 2012 issue.
The market was also honored by Rodale.com as one of the best farmers market in the country, Betor said.
Each Saturday, vendors march to the market to sell their products ranging from produce to meats. The market is also home to a chef series that will continue through mid-November.
“Sales at the market have been real good and I’ve been real pleased with the attendance,” said Herman who also sells his home harvested honey at the market. “Overall it’s been a good season for the people and the vendors.”