Thursday, May 7, 2009

America's Favorite Farmers Markets

This summer American Farmland Trust is supporting farmers markets across the nation with a national farmers market contest to promote farmers markets in your community and beyond. This is part of our national campaign to help spread the No Farms No Food message and promote sustainable local farms and food across the country.

We want to send a message to food shoppers everywhere that food decisions are important, and as consumers we can support healthy food, healthy farms and healthy communities just by buying some of our food from the farmers market.

That is why we are launching a three-month campaign to ask Americans across the county to show support for their farmers market by voting in our America's Favorite Farmers Markets contest! The three top markets: one small, one medium, and one large, will win a free No Farms No Food tote bag giveaway for their market customers. Customers will be able to vote starting June 1st at <> once farmers markets across the country have had the opportunity to opt-in to the contest. Customers will enter their zip code, which will pull up the farmers markets in their area. American Farmland Trust will be helping to promote the contest in your area and will be conducting outreach nationally.

Take two simple steps to make sure that your customers will be able to vote for your farmers market this summer!

1. Read more about the Vote for America's Favorite Farmers Markets contest. <> .

2. Invite markets to sign-up to join the contest. Market managers can opt-in to the contest by clicking this URL shortcut: <>

2 comments: said...

Hi Tony,

That was quick! Thank you so much for posting this message on your blog! I am not sure why, but the links are coming across a little strange. Maybe try these instead?

Thanks again!

Gretchen Hoffman
Communications Coordinator
American Farmland Trust

Barrett Jones said...

Our contest is now underway. To vote, go to


Barrett Jones
Online Marketing Coordinator
American Farmland Trust
1200 18th Street NW #800
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 378-1204