American Farmland Trust's
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 Award. The $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.
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.
Gretchen Mais, Manager of Member Engagement & Communications
Phone: (202) 378-1251