“We are very excited to be a part of the contest and to be included among the leading markets in Florida,” said Hilary Gilles, the Palafox Market Manager, “I hope that fans of the market who have not yet voted will support us by going to www.farmland.org/vote and voting for the Palafox Market.”
American Farmland Trust (AFT) has opened the voting to select “America’s Favorite Farmers Markets.” The online contest is a nationwide challenge to see which of America’s farmers markets can rally the most support from their communities. At the end of the contest on September 3rd, one large, medium, small, and boutique sized farmers market will win the title of “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” for 2012. Winners will be featured on Epicurious.com, the most award-winning food site, and will be honored at local celebrations where they will receive prize packages from American Farmland Trust and its partners. In last year’s competition the Palafox Market was voted into the top 20, for medium size markets, in the country!
Farmers markets are a vital link between local farms and their supporting communities, providing fresh and healthy food and an experience that cannot be matched anywhere else. By partnering with farmers market managers, American Farmland Trust is encouraging consumers to consider the importance of farmland and to support local farmers. Market shoppers can cast their vote in support of their region’s farmers, community and market. To vote for The Palafox Market simply go towww.farmland.org/vote.
“The America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest is a fun and engaging way for farmers market shoppers to show their pride for their local farmers markets and to directly support their communities,” said Jon Scholl, president of American Farmland Trust. “Farmers markets provide a vital connection from town and city centers to surrounding local farms, supplying fresh and healthy food and an experience that cannot be matched anywhere else.”