City of Rochester
(Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010) — With a resounding 2,400-vote margin over its nearest competitor, the Rochester Public Market won the 2010 America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest, with over 5,200 votes.
The annual contest, sponsored by the American Farmland Trust (www.farmland.org), is decided by on-line votes submitted by fans of the markets. Thousands of markets entered the contest this year. Rochester won the Large Market category.
“Being named America’s Favorite Farmers Market is a well-deserved distinction that brings national attention to one of Rochester’s most significant destinations and amenities,” said Mayor Robert J. Duffy. “I want to thank the loyal fans and friends of the Market who voted in this contest and confirmed what so many of us already know about the Rochester Public Market. This award is a testament to the great love so many people have for the Market.”
The Rochester Public Market, which has operated at its 280 N. Union St. site for 105 years, is open 52 weeks a year on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. More than 40,000 people visit the Market each week. The Market is well known in Rochester for its wonderful family atmosphere and for providing quality local produce at affordable prices.
For more information about the America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest, go to www.farmland.org/vote. For more information about the Rochester Public Market, go to www.cityofrochester.gov/publicmarket.
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