Cast Your Vote for America's Favorite Farmers' Market


Forget Britain’s Got Talent and American Idol.

There’s a new contest happening that will dig up a lot more dirt but without the snark of Simon Cowell and Co.

It’s the first annual America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market contest. Organized by the American Farmland Trust, this contest offers consumers a way to say thank you to their favorite local farmers’ market. It could be the one down the road or the one you visited across the country last summer.

You can get out and vote by going to the American Farmland Trust website. Results will be announced during Farmer’s Market Week in early August.

Because farmers’ markets come in all sizes and shapes, there are three awards on offer. They are for the favorite large, medium size, and small farmers’ market. At the end of the contest, one from each category will be able to claim the title of America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market 2009.

Besides the title, these three farmers’ markets will be sent a shipment of  No Farms No Food®  tote bags to give out their loyal customers.

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