Vote Now for America’s Favorite Farmers’ Markets

by in Contests, July 6th, 2012

america's favorite famers markets
For many of us, the start of summer means a visit to our local farmers’ market for some of the best produce we’ll have all year. Do you have a favorite market? Earlier last week, American Farmland Trust asked local markets to sign up to participate in a contest that could ultimately name them one of “America’s Favorite Farmers’ Markets.” The summer-long competition aims to see which farmers’ markets can generate the most votes from their customers. The goal of the contest is to promote the role that farmers’ markets play in keeping family farmers on the land.

American Farmland Trust holds this annual contest to raise national awareness about the importance of buying fresh food from local farms. “Farmers’ markets offer a great way for consumers to support local farms and farmers,” said American Farmland Trust President Jon Scholl in a recent press release. “In addition to providing access to fresh, seasonal foods, farmers’ markets help strengthen our ties to the land where our food is grown and the people who grow it.”

The 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers’ Markets contest has been expanded to include all 7,175 markets that are listed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Farmers Market Directory. So far, more than 4,500 people have cast their vote. Last year, more than 94,000 votes were counted in four categories: small, medium, mid-size and large markets.

According to the contest rules, people can vote for as many participating farmers’ markets as they choose, but can only vote for each market once. Voting runs through midnight on Monday September 3 — vote now!

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Comments (4)

  1. Cindy Tomes says:

    The Avenues @ Viera in Florida has a “green” market every Wednesday from 4pm – 8:00 pm. All venders have green items and the atmosphere is amazing, even staff valet to help unload your item.
    Cindy Sue Treats

  2. Rod says:

    Longmont Farmer Market in Colorado, is one of many verities of local farmers.There are about 119 different vendors that service this market. One of my favorite farms is the Miller Farm. There are two methods that they sell their veggies. The most popular way is the "B" grade quality. You are able to purchase a plastic grocery bag for ten dollars ($10.00) and you are able to fill it to the brim with a great variety of veggies. Then if you wish to purchase the "A" grade veggies those are sold separately as individual purchase. The market is open on Saturday's from 8am until 2pm. Get there early to get the best ingredients and food possible.

  3. gerda says:

    " The Boy's" Farmersmarket in Del Ray Beach, Fla. The freshest vegetables, In Season fruits at the best prices
    around. The market is open seven days a week.

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