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Voting Open for Best Farmers’ Market, F.C. Market on Ballot

The Falls Church Farmers’ Market is again participating in a nationwide challenge as part of the America’s Favorite Farmers’ Markets Contest to see which farmers’ markets can rally the most support from its customers. Polls will be open for a limited time. Those interested can cast their votes at tinyurl.com/24rwkhe.

The goal of the contest is to promote the connection between fresh local food and the local farms and farmland that supply it. In addition to supporting local farmers, buying locally helps protect the environment by reducing packaging and transportation demands. One boutique, one small, one medium and one large farmers market will be named America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market in 2011.

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