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Alpharetta Farmers Market In National Competition

Released June 07, 2024 03:07 PM
Do you enjoy the Alpharetta Farmers Market each Saturday?  Then help it to become one of the five top markets in the United States!

The Alpharetta Farmers Market is currently competing in the 16th Annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration, a national competition put on by American Farmland Trust.  In 2024, the cmpetition will award $15,000 in total cash awards to the top five markets in America--$5,000 for first, $2,500 for second, $1,500 for third, $750 for fourth, $250 for fifth, and $100 to sixth in each state. State winners will then be put in the running for national recognition and additional cash prizes.  These funds will be awarded to markets for marketing, communications, and other needs that help expand the market’s reach and impact.  

Winners are determined by public vote, so the Alpharetta Farmers Market is counting on Alpharetta residents to propel it to the top.  To cast your vote, visit between June 1 and July 31, 2024.

American Farmland Trust, a national nonprofit dedicated to saving farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land, has run the Celebration for 16 consecutive years, elevating the increasingly essential role farmers markets play in providing communities with access to fresh, locally grown food and connecting farmers directly with their customers. "In many regions, farmers markets have been vital to keeping existing farms in business, enabling new farms to get started, and creating jobs and opportunity in these communities,” said John Piotti, American Farmland Trust president and CEO. “At AFT, we believe that every farmers market in America is special in its own way, helping to connect farmers to customers, customers to healthy food, and the community to the local food system.” 

To learn more and participate, visit today.  The Celebration will run during the summer season and end promptly at 5 p.m. ET on July 31, 2024.