2Bits: Nominate your favorite farmers’ market for national recognition!
2018 marks American Farmland Trust’s 10th Annual Farmers Market Celebration!
Each year, American Farmland Trust (AFT) looks for the cream of the crop, the best of America’s farmers market. During AFT’s celebration, recommend your favorite farmers market. Help your favorite market earn a national award and recognition.
Recommending your favorite farmer’s market is a great “thank you” to your farmers’ market manager—so often, a hard-working unsung hero of a local farmers market.
Farmer market shoppers, market vendors, local food enthusiast can all endorse their favorite farmers’ market online. It’s easy!
Go online to market.farmland.org
Search by market name, city, or ZIP Code
Click on “Recommend this market”
Select 1 or All of the categories you think your market should be recognized for:
- Focus on Farmers
- Healthy Food for All
- Pillar of the Community
- Champion for the Environment
See the prompt to enter your first and last name, and email address. AFT will send you an email confirming your recommendation.
You’ll see a prompt for a donation. This is optional and you can exit out by clicking on the “x” in the upper right hand corner.
Use the hastag #OnMyFork!
All summer, farmers and market shoppers are encouraged to use #OnMyFork in your social media posts to show off the best of what their market has to offer. AFT wants to help showcase markets that support access to local food and local farmers.
Recommending your favorite farmers’ market ends on September 21, 2018 at midnight EST.
At the end of the Celebration, AFT will present awards to the top markets in each of the 4 categories. A “People’s Choice” award will also be given, as well as recognize the top 3 markets most recognized in each state.
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