August 27, 2009

The ballots are in and the winner is clear! The Farmers Market in Williamsburg, VA has been voted America's favorite medium-sized (between 31 and 55 vendors) farmers market!

In its contest this summer, the American Farmland Trust received 30,000votes and listed almost 900 participating farmers markets from acrossthe U.S., and Williamsburg was a winner!

I was super excited when I saw this! I attended college in Williamsburg, and the Farmers Market was one of my favorite 'burg events. Williamsburg's Famers Market is located in Merchants Square on Duke of Gloucester Street, and it couldn't be more in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg.

The market is held weekly (Saturdays) from May through October and also opens for special holiday and winter weekends. 

For four years, I bought delicious vegetables, fresh flowers, and my favorite Greek foods (you've got to try the baklava from the Greek food stand) from the Farmers Market, as well as pumpkins every October to use for jack-o-lantern carving.

So next time you're in America's Historic Triangle (that's local lingo for the Williamsburg-Jamestown-Yorktown area of Virginia), be sure to check out the Williamsburg Famers Market. With a national prize now to its name, you've just got to.

For more information about the Williamsburg Farmers Market, click here.And in other size categories, Davis Farmers Market in California was voted best largefarmers market, and Collingswood Farmers Market in New Jersey won among small markets.