There’s just one week left to vote in the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest.
Three NC farmers markets in the competition have picked up few votes in the last week and are dropping in the American Farmland Trust ratings.
The competition provides three different lists based on the size of the community in which the farmers market is located. There is small, medium and large.
Durham Farmers Market in Durham, NC has dropped three places to #13 among large markets with 139 votes.
Carrboro Farmers Market in Carrboro, NC has dropped two spots to #17 among large markets with 117 votes.
The Columbus County Community Market in Whiteville, NC has dropped two places to #20 among small markets with 43 votes.
Davis Farmers Market in Davis, California is first in large market and overall with 2444 votes. Capitol Market in Charleston, West Virginia is first in medium market with 525 votes. The Gibson Farmers Market at Fresno State, California is the leader in the small market with 666 votes.
You can vote now. The contest continues for only one more week.
American Farmland Trust reports that much of our fresh local food is grown on urban-edge farms that are directly in the path of development. That is why farmers markets, along with CSAs, farm stands, restaurants and grocery stores committed to buying locally are so important! Farmers markets do more than just fill our plates and provide a place for the community to meet; they are also keeping local farmers on their land.