Last year I was encouraging ya’ll to vote for your favorite farmers market for the American Farmland Trust’s annual contest. It was fun watching the numbers as we approached the voting deadline. While I was disappointed that my local market, the Holland Farmers Market, did not make the final list, it was great to see that Grand Rapids’ Fulton Street Farmers Market did!
It’s time to cast your vote for this year’s contest!
American Farmland Trust holds the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest to raise national awareness about the importance of buying fresh food from local farms and saving the farmland where it’s grown. You can vote for as many participating farmers markets as you choose, but you can only vote for each market once. At the end of the contest, one small, medium, large, and boutique, farmers market will win the title of “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” for 2011. The reward for the winning market in each category will be a shipment of No Farms No Food® tote bags, a feature article on the award-winning food site Epicurious.com, and other prizes. Categories are based on the number of vendors the farmers market has.
You have until midnight on August 31, 2011, to get your vote in!
Shopping at farmers markets is one of the best ways to support local farms, farmers, and our economy.