Farmers market shoppers throughout the nation are invited to vote for their favorite markets during the American Farmland Trust’s 4th annual America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest. Voting began today.
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.
“Shopping at farmers markets is one my favorite parts of the summer,” said American Farmland Trust President Jon Scholl. “In addition to the freshest local foods, farmers markets offer a great way for consumers to get to know the farmers who grow their food.”
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. As part of the contest, a $1000 Farmers Market Inspiration Award, sponsored by the Farmers Market Coalition, will be presented to a farmer showing the greatest dedication to his/her market.
For more information about the 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest or to vote, visitwww.votemyfarmersmarket.org.
Source: American Farmland TrustShare