With a resounding 2,400-vote victory over second place finisher and the 2009 champion (the Davis, California Farmers Market), the Rochester Public Market won the 2010 America's Favorite Farmers Market contest. This annual national contest, sponsored by the American Farmland Trust, measures love for markets around the country in the form of votes cast by fans of the markets.
On Oct. 7, 2010, a spirited event at the Market included then Mayor Robert Duffy (pictured below), State Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Patrick Hooker, and American Farmland Trust Director David Haight, who presented the America's Favorite Farmer's Market award to the City!
Browse 54 pages of comments about the Market submitted by contest voters
See the American Farmland Trust magazine's feature on RPM