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.
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.”