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America's Favorite Farmers Market Contest Under Way

Want to help the Campbell's farmers markets gain some national notoriety?

For those of us who enjoy shopping at the Campbell farmers markets, here's a chance to help our local markets gain some national recognition.

Farmers market shoppers throughout the nation can vote for their favorite markets at www.votemyfarmersmarket.org during American Farmland Trust’s fourth annual America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest.

The summer-long competition aims to see which farmers markets can generate the most votes from their customers. The goal of the contest is to promote the role that farmers markets play in keeping family farmers on the land.  

The 2012 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest has been expanded to include all 7,175 markets that are listed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Farmers Market Directory.

There are two farmers markets in Campbell: and the . 

As part of the contest, a $1,000 Farmers Market Inspiration Award, sponsored by the Farmers Market Coalition, will be presented to a farmer showing the greatest dedication to his/her market.

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 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. 

The winning markets will be featured in the media and will be honored at local celebrations organized by American Farmland Trust.

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Deb R June 27, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Fun idea! My fave is Downtown Campbell's farmers market, but then, I'm biased ;)
marylea adams June 27, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Campbell's is the best! Hey did you know that ArtHOuse KIds is doing classes at Rocket Fizz and I believe a kids art drop-in during farmers market!
Bethany Curran June 27, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Us Campbell Patch - Mom Squad Moms *love* our Campbell Farmers' Market! As Nicole said, "We go every Sunday and they have everything you need for the week! We buy all our vegetables and most of our fruits for the week. Summer is the best time to go!"
Cathy Weselby June 27, 2012 at 03:50 AM
I agree! Campbell's Farmer's Market is the best! My husband is a chef and he loves to go there and get inspired for new dishes.
Deb R June 27, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Downtown Campbell's market for sure! I've been enjoying it for nearly 12 years now, and am really looking forward to the layout changes coming soon...opening up the sidewalks for market-goers and allowing more exposure for the downtown merchants - a win-win!
Sarah Erbil June 27, 2012 at 10:12 PM
GO CAMPBELL!!!!
Bethany Curran June 28, 2012 at 05:50 AM
I agree, I'm looking forward to the new layout too! It's the perfect opportunity to get some extra foot traffic in our local shops and restaurants that may have been blocked from view by the previous layout.

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