Friday, June 17, 2011

Support Your Favorite Farmer's Market

It's on! American Farmland Trust has opened online voting for America's Favorite Farmer's Markets. Cedar Park Farms to Market and Barton Creek Farmer's Market were among 2010 winners. Will there be a repeat? It's in your hands.


 

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American Farmland Trust is once again inviting fans of farmer's markets to cast their votes for America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™. This national contest raises awareness of the importance of buying fresh food from local farms and saving the farmland where it's grown.

Managers of farmer's markets across America are challenged to rally friends of the market to show their love by voting online.

Market shoppers vote to support their favorite farmer's market starting June 1 at 12:00 PM until midnight on August 31, 2011. You can vote for as many participating farmer's markets as you choose, but only once for each market.

At the end of the contest, one small, medium, large and boutique farmer's market wins the title of “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” for 2011. The reward for the winning market in each category includes No Farms No Food® totebags, a feature article on the award winning foodsite Epicurious.com and other prizes from the contest's partners and sponsors.

In 2010, more than 60,000 votes were cast online in support of nearly 1,300 participating farmer's markets. Two Austin area farmer's markets were among the winners - Cedar Park Farms to Market and Barton Creek Farmer's Market.

Can they do it again? It's up to you! Vote today.
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