COLLINGSWOOD FARMERS’ MARKET VOTED AMERICA’S FAVORITE FARMERS MARKET
Collingswood Farmers Market
Peach Sign with Customer Signatures
Collingswood Farmers’ Market has been voted as one of America’s three favoritefarmers markets. The award is the culmination of our summer long America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest and represents the integral role that the Collingswood Farmers’ Market plays in its community and the avid support demonstrated by the dedicated customers it has generated through its 10 years of operations.
Here is what one Collingswood Farmers’ Market customer has to say:
“It is a community tradition to be at the market Saturday morning. Local restaurants have gotten involved with the market, giving demonstrations at the markets, incorporating market produce into their menus. The success of Collingswood's market has led to nearby communities also sponsoring markets, thus making local food more accessible to consumers and enabling small farms to be successful.
In its inaugural year, the contest registered just shy of 30,000 votes in support of local farmers markets across the nation and featured 857 participating farmers markets. The Collingswood Farmers’ Market registered 1,030 of these votes and swept the ‘Small’ category of markets featuring 30 or fewer vendors.
Collingswood Farmers’ Market will receive a free No Farms No Food ® tote bag giveaway for their customers. The totebags will be distributed while supplies last at an event open to the press and public on September 12th, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. at the farmers market on Patcho Street in Collingswood, New Jersey.
Learn more about the Collingswood Farmers' Market by visiting their website.
Along with the Collingswood Farmers’ Market, Davis Farmers Market in California took home the large market prize and Williamsburg Farmers Market in Virginia, the medium.
By partnering with farmers markets, American Farmland Trust is encouraging consumers to consider the importance of farmland and to support local farmers. Put succinctly, there is no local food without local farmland.
American Farmland Trust—along with many local and state governments, and non-profit groups, is working to make “growing local” a reality for farmers, ranchers and consumers. Healthy Farms, Healthy Food, and Healthy Communities: It’s what America