Williamsburg Farmers Market

  (Williamsburg, Virginia)
in Merchants Square
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America's Favorite Farmers Markets Contest Results

We are disappointed that we did not win the title again this year in our division.  The competition was fierce.  We would like to congratulate the winner in our category (the medium category), Falls Church Farmers Market in Falls Church, VA, who took the title with a whopping 2462 votes!  There were only four other markets in all categories combined with more votes.  Way to go Falls Church.

We would also like to congratulate another Virginia market to claim first place it its division.  King George Farmers Market in King George, VA walked away with the prize in the boutique category. 

Eight Virginia markets made it to the top 20 in their divisions.  Here are the final results for Virginia farmers markets:

Boutique (15 or fewer vendors):

King George Farmers Market - 1st Place

Stuart Farmers Market - 16th Place

 

Small (16-30 vendors):

Purcellville Community Market - 4th Place

 

Medium (31-55 vendors):

Falls Church Farmers Market - 1st Place

The Farmers Market at St Stephens - 5th Place

Williamsburg Farmers Market - 9th Place

The Historic Roanoke City Market - 13th Place

 

Large (56+ vendors):

Goochland Farmers Market - 12th Place

 

Remember to support your local farmers, producers and watermen.  No farms = No food!

 
 

Contest Update and Market Calendar for August 21

Thanks to all of you who voted, we have moved up into 5th place in the nation. However, we are now trailing by a whopping 548 votes behind first place!! Voting ends in less than 3 weeks, so we need your vote today if we’re going to keep our title as “America’s Favorite Farmers Market”. Vote now.

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Saturday, August 21

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Apples, peaches, seafood, cut flowers, cheese, honey, soaps and herb plants are among the many items available from over 30 vendors. Rosalyn Taylor of Hampton Roads Food Safety Co. will be at the Chef’s Tent at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Susan Greenbaum will play from 9 – 11 a.m.

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Thanks to all of you who attended our Tuesday markets this summer.  Today is the final Tuesday market of the season. 

 
 

America's Favorite Farmers Markets Contest Standings

The following are the current national standings in our category:

Peachtree Road Farmers Market, Atlanta, GA    - 521 votes
Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Lewes, DE         - 504 votes
Central Market House, York, PA                          - 492 votes
Capitol Market, Charleston, WV                           - 438 votes
Saratoga Farmers Market, Saratoga, NY             - 379 votes
Williamsburg Farmers Market, Williamsburg, VA  - 316 votes

As you can see, we're trailing first place by 205 votes.  We need your vote to get into first place so we can keep our title for another year.

Vote today!

 
 

Farmers Market Week Photo Contest

Virginia Farmer’s Market Week is August 1-7, and to celebrate VDACS (the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services) is hosting a Farmers’ Market photo contest. Click here for details including age categories and prizes.  We cannot wait to see your photos of Williamsburg Farmers Market!
 
 

Contest Update and Market Calendar for July 31 & August 3

We are still leading Virginia in the America's Favorite Farmers Markets contest, but we have fallen to 6th place nationwide.  Help us defend our national title as America's Favorite Farmers Market.  Vote today!

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fruit, seafood, cut flowers, cheese, honey, soaps and herbs are among the many items available from over 30 vendors.  William & Mary Executive Chef Denis Callinan will demonstrate at the Chefs Tent.  Narissa Bond will play from 9:00 to 11:00.  The Master Gardeners will be at their tent during the morning exhibiting therapeutic gardening techniques.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Local painters Betty Babb and Apryl Altman will share the Artist Tent at the Williamsburg Farmers Market on Tuesday, August 3.  Farmers and bakers will sell peanuts, prepared foods, fresh produce, berries and other fruit.

 

 
 

We need your help to defend our title!

We are currently leading in our state in the “America’s Favorite Farmers Markets” contest, but we need more votes to win nationally. Please vote for Williamsburg Farmers Market in Virginia. We need your help to defend our title!

Vote now!

 
 

Contest Update and Market Calendar for July 24 & 27, 2010

Great news!  We are up to 237 votes in the American Farmland Trust "America's Favorite Farmers Markets" contest.  No, that  is not enough for us to win, but we are getting there.  If you have not had time to place your vote for us, you can do so here.  We need your help if we're going to retain our title for another year.

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Saturday, July 24

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Apples, peaches and berries are highlights of the market at this time of the season along with an abundance of fresh vegetables.  Two Girls And A Hammer will demonstrate making peach sauce at the Chefs Tent.  Stephen Christoff will perform his musical stylings ranging from Brazilian jazz to blues from 9:00 to 11:00 and This Century Gallery will have artists on site.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Artist John Watters will show and sell his versatile pottery. Buy fresh cut flowers, berries, peaches and produce as well as freshly baked breads, spanakopita, peanuts and homemade fruit butters and marmalades.

 
 

"America's Favorite Farmers Markets" Contest Update

We are coming along in the contest, but we still need more votes.  We are currently at 145.  I know it was a holiday weekend and I trust that everyone enjoyed not only the long weekend and celebration of our great nation's independence, but also our local celebration of the 8th anniversary of the Williamsburg Farmers Market

It's a short week and there's plenty of catching up to do, but we need you to take just a few minutes out of your schedule and vote for the us in the American Farmland Trust contest.  We need your help to defend our title.

Vote today!

 
 

"America's Favorite Farmers Markets" Contest Update

In 2009 the Williamsburg Farmers Market was voted America's Favorite Farmers Market in the mid-sized category in the American Farmland Trust "America's Favorite Farmers Markets" contest.  Well, the contest is on again and we need to defend our title.

We checked our standings and we currently have 120 votes.  That is good, but not nearly enough for us to defend our title.  Thanks to all of you who have voted for us so far! 

If you haven't had a chance to vote, it's really easy.  Simply go to www.farmland.org/vote and enter "Williamsburg Farmers Market" then click vote.  We need all the votes we can get if we're going to defend our title as America's Favorite Farmers Market in our category.

Vote today!

 
 
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