Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Voting open in Farmers Market Celebration to promote local markets, reward top vote-getters

American Farmland Trust is holding a Farmers Market Celebration to "raise national awareness about the importance of farmers markets to family farmers and communities," says the organization. Through Sept. 23, residents are being asked to endorse their local farmers market in five best in class categories: People's Choice; Focus on Farmers; Healthy Food For All; Pillar of the Community; and Champion for the Environment. Currently, the Floyd County Farmers Market in Prestonsburg, Ky., leads in all five categories.

American Farmland Trust says on its website: "We’re looking for the cream of the crop, the best of America’s farmers markets. Your recommendation can earn national awards and recognition for your farmers market. Put your hometown on the map." To endorse a local farmers market or see the current standings click here.

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