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Published on June 2nd, 2009 | by levinovey

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Help Your Favorite Local Farmers Market Win $5000

It’s an experience many of us relish– taking a weekend stroll through the colors, sounds, and smells of a local farmers market and then choosing fresh items to take back to our homes, as well crafts, or maybe a cd from a local band. We know that the food will eventually fill our stomachs contently, or that another item we found will be a perfect and unique gift for a special friend or family member.

A Farmers Market in Jackson, Missisippi

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This summer you can show your support for your favorite farmers market, by helping it win a $5000 reward. Care2.com and Localharvest.org are sponsoring this great online contest. The $5000 top prize will be awarded to the farmer’s market that is voted the most popular by internet users like you.

Additional prizes will be awarded throughout the summer to help reward our communities’ farmers markets, that provide us with fresh, local, and healthy food– while stimulating our local and regional economies.

Randy Paynter, founder and president of Care2.com explains that “this is the best time to support America’s markets. More and more Americans are taking an interest in local foods, sustainable farming and healthy eating. Care2 is proud to reward the farmers markets that our members love, and to grow the local food movement, one vote at a time.”

To vote for your favorite farmers market and obtain more information about the contest, please click here.

Photo Credit: Natalie Maynor on Flickr under a Creative Commons license



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  • Kelly

    great idea- only the links are not sending to a valid web page. I went to localharvest but can’t find anything about it on their site.

  • Rebecca Young

    here’s the correct link, looks like it is working on this post now:
    http://www.care2.com/farmersmarket

  • http://sustainablog.org Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    Thanks, Kelly… got that link fixed!

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