America Selects Its Favorite Farmers Markets

Nearly 30,000 people voted for their favorite farmers markets in American Farmland Trust’s (AFT) online contest to promote the economic and social value of farmers markets.

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Consumers can visit AFT’s website and learn the top 20 markets in each of three market categories. The top three markets for each category are:

  • Small Markets (1-30 vendors); Collingswood Farmers Market, Collingswood, NJ, 1,030 votes
  • Medium Markets (31-55 vendors); Williamsburg Farmers Market, Williamsburg, VA, 725 votes
  • Large Markets (56 or more vendors); Davis Farmers Market, Davis, CA, 3,060 votes

The top three markets will each receive a shipment of “No Farms No Food” recyclable totes to give away to their customers. “It’s been great fun to watch this promotion unfold,” says Jane Kirchner, senior director of marketing for AFT. “We hope that all of the markets have seen increased interest in and visitors to their markets as a result of the promotion, and that they will participate in next year’s contest.”

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Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

OK so the markets in the largest populated area got the most votes. But why was this their favorite market, what was so special? Maybe next time?

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Keep it going with what is your favorite market and why is it special to you? What would you like to see added to or subtracted from your favorite market? And so on>>>>>> I’m sure that there were a lot of folks in low income areas, inner cities and others, who never heard of this contest. Perhaps some local papers or public radio/TV might pick up the thread.

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

OK so the markets in the largest populated area got the most votes. But why was this their favorite market, what was so special? Maybe next time?

Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

Keep it going with what is your favorite market and why is it special to you? What would you like to see added to or subtracted from your favorite market? And so on>>>>>> I’m sure that there were a lot of folks in low income areas, inner cities and others, who never heard of this contest. Perhaps some local papers or public radio/TV might pick up the thread.