It’s summertime and that means two things: 1) There are loads of delicious farm fresh produce available at Burlington County Farmers' Market every week; and 2) American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest has kicked into gear and we need your votes to win!
The process is simple. To vote for our market, all you have to do is:
1.) Go to www.farmland.org/vote
2.) Type in Burlington County Farmers' Market; and,
3.) Click “Vote.”
That’s it. That’s all it takes to bring Burlington County Farmers' Market one step closer to being America’s favorite farmers market! Entering into its fourth season, Burlington County operates a weekly, produced-driven community farmers' market featuring local farmers, crafters and first order food vendors. Ray and I find some of the best produce from Darmo's Farm (such lovely tomatoes and canary melons!), and a trip isn't complete without a visit to Barbie Lu's Salsa Table, Griggstown Quail Farm for chicken sausage and an iced coffee from The Daily Grind, based in Mt. Holly.
Want to support multiple markets in New Jersey? Search by state and you can vote for more of your favorites—just remember, you only have one vote to cast per market! To keep track, the American Farmland Trust has introduced leader boards that present the Top 5 markets receiving votes in New Jersey.
According to American Farmland Trust (AFT), the purpose of this contest is to reconnect local consumers to local farms, with the ultimate goal of keeping our nation’s farm and ranch land productive and healthy! Buying at the farmers market keeps money in the local community and helps farms and ranches remain economically viable. By voting, you’re helping support farms and communities across the nation. As American Farmland Trust says, “No Farms No Food™!”
So don’t forget to vote for Burlington County Farmers' Market at www.farmland.org/vote and spread the word! And if my favorite farmers' market isn't yours, go to www.farmland.org/vote anyway and find the market nearest to you. Vote if you go there regularly and LOVE it, otherwise head out there the next market day to see what it's like!