The bright burst of a freshly picked blueberry in your mouth, the excitement of seeing the first heirloom tomato of the season, a warm loaf of bread nestled into your tote bag... just thinking about our favorite local farmers market fills us with pride.
It’s time to turn that appreciation into a vote — so that your favorite market can be ranked as one of the best in the nation.
The 2023 America’s Farmers Market Celebration (AFMC) is open to votes through Monday, Sept. 18 to find a “People’s Choice” farmers market as the top-endorsed market in the country. The prize? Up to $15,000 for the top five markets to spend on marketing, communication, and other needs.
The most popular market in each state also wins $100 — so get voting.
The search to find America’s most beloved markets accomplishes the AFMC’s mission: to shine a light on the vital role farmers markets play across the country.
Farmers markets are a major resource connecting communities and families to fresh, local food. The produce sold is typically at the peak of its growing season — meaning it also has peak nutrition and taste. Plus, shopping locally keeps your dollar in your community and directly supports farmers, ranchers, and growers.