I adore browsing each of our local farmers markets. Each is unique with its own character and personality (and vendors). I love that we have markets on different days so that I can pop by more than one each week. I definitely have a favorite, but I can’t reveal which it is! Do you have a favorite?
You can vote for your favorite farmers market in the annual online contest by The American Farmland Trust, designed to “raise national awareness about the importance of buying fresh food from local farms and saving the farmland where it’s grown.” Votes will be accepted through August 31. You can vote for as many markets as you like, but just once per market.
Markets are categorized according to size based on their number of vendors. One market in each category (small, medium, large and boutique) will win the title of “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” for 2011. The prize includes a shipment of No Farms No Food® totebags, a feature article on Epicurious.com and, of course, bragging rights.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market took home top prize for best medium-sized Georgia farmers market last year. Who will win this year?
Will you vote? Which is your favorite?
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog
– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.