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WANTED: America's Best Farmers' Market

The American Farmland Trust hopes people vote online for their favorite market.

We all know that is one of the best in the region, the state and perhaps even the entire country.

But shouldn't everyone know this too?

The American Farmland Trust has launched its annual contest to allow people nationwide to vote for their favorite farmers' market, and though the , it didn't in 2011. So your vote is needed!

To vote, go to www.votemyfarmersmarket.org this summer to ensure that Mountain View's market gets recognized. Also, share the link with friends. According to contest organizers, the goal of the contest is to promote the role that farmers markets play in keeping family farmers on the land.   

"Shopping at farmers markets is one my favorite parts of the summer," said American Farmland Trust President Jon Scholl. "In addition to the freshest local foods, farmers markets offer a great way for consumers to get to know the farmers who grow their food."

A farmer from the winning market could also win a $1000 Farmers Market Inspiration Award too.

According to the contest rules, people can vote for as many participating farmers markets as they choose, but can only vote for each market once.

Voting runs through midnight on Monday Sept. 3, when one small, one medium, one mid-size, and one large market will win the title of "America’s Favorite Farmers Market" for 2012. Mountain View's would fall in the large category.

Nearly 7,175 farmers' markets are listed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Farmers Market Directory, so Mountain View's has a lot of competition.

So let's separate the wheat from the chaff (pun intended)! Vote for Mountain View!

 

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Claudia Cruz (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 07:41 PM
I love the MV Farmers' market. I'm a big fan of the honey stall! I didn't know there were so many varieties.
randy albin June 27, 2012 at 05:21 PM
folks, my vote goes for the saturday morning little farmer's market in los banos, california. in general, these farmer's markets are good. if you like the food and additional performers, then this kind of shopping is for you

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