Do you think your local farmers market is one of the best in the country?
American Farmland Trust (AFT) and the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) kicked off the 15th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration™ (AFMC) on June 19 – a significant milestone to celebrate the only annual ranking of the top farmers markets in the U.S. as voted on by the public.
Since 2008, AFMC has highlighted the key role farmers markets play in communities across the nation while celebrating the farmers, staff and volunteers that make markets possible. While they have long served as pillars of local food in urban centers and town squares, in recent years, farmers markets have gained the national recognition they deserve as essential businesses that power farmers and communities to thrive.
The summer-long event, running through Sept. 18, is a fun competition that helps farmers markets across the country earn national recognition and local prestige. Markets can join the celebration and encourage their customers to vote, an excellent marketing tool and a pathway to winning a piece of the $15,000 prize pool.
Want to vote for your favorite market? Just go to AFT’s site!