The Montgomery County Council last week honored the hard work of those who run the area’s farmers markets.
Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring bestowed the honor July 30 on several farmers markets, such as Central Farm Markets, which operates two weekend markets: Saturdays in White Flint, at 11806 Rockville Pike, and Sundays in the Bethesda Elementary School parking lot at 7600 Arlington Rd.
The honor came right before the National Farmers Market Week, which runs the first full week of August each year.
There are 7,864 farmers markets listed in U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Farmers Market Directory, a 9.6 percent increase from 2011.