American Farmland Trust's
America's Favorite Farmers Markets™ Contest 

The purpose of AFT’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest is to raise national awareness about local farmers markets, the role they play in supporting local farms, and the importance of protecting American farmland.

The 2012 America's Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest will begin June 22, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. eastern time and will close at midnight eastern time on September 3rd, 2012.

In concert with America's Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest, farmers can submit an essay to win the Farmers Market Inspiration AwardThe $1,000 grand prize will be awarded to a farmer-producer with an essay illustrating why farmers markets matter to their farm, family, and community. The Award is hosted by the Farmers Market Coalition in partnership with Growing for Market magazine and American Farmland Trust. Runner up prizes will also be awarded.

Media Kit

As Number of U.S. Farmers Markets Grows, America's Favorite Farmers Markets™ Contest Reveals Top 20 Leading Markets

Top 5 State Leaders Unveiled in American Farmland Trust's Nationwide Farmers Markets Contest

AFT President Jon Scholl speaks about the America's Favorite Farmers Markets contest

America's Favorite Farmers Markets Contest Launch Press Release [MS Word]

Farmers Market Coalition Farmers Market Inspiration Award Press Release [MS Word]

Official Contest Logos [ZIP]

Read about the 2009, 2010, and 2011 contest winners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to tweet about the contest? Join the conversation at #farmersmarket and use the shortcut http://bit.ly/aBLuWi. You can also follow American Farmland Trust at @farmland for the latest contest-related info and fun retweets.

Farmers Selling at a Farmers Market

Media Contact

Gretchen Mais, Manager of Member Engagement & Communications

Email: gmais@farmland.org

Phone: (202) 378-1251