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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Vote for the Fort Thomas Farmers' Market in American Farmland Trusts' Annual Celebration

Vote for the Fort Thomas Farmers' Market -- details below!
(Img: Fort Thomas Farmers' Market Facebook)

By Jessie Eden

If you enjoy the Fort Thomas Farmers' Market, make your voice heard! Fans of the market are invited to participate in the American Farmland Trusts' 12th Annual Farmers Market Celebration by voting for their favorite market.

In honor of the vital role farmers markets play, AFT is recognizing top markets by region and offer cash prizes for the markets that finish in the Top Three of the People's Choice category;

- First Prize: $1,000
- Second Prize: $500
- Third Prize: $250

These funds will be awarded to markets for marketing, communications, and other needs that help expand the market’s reach and impact.

In its 12th year, the Fort Thomas Farmers' Market has become a community source for fresh foods all summer long with thirty vendors. If Fort Thomas Farmers' Market gains enough votes, the group will be in the running for national recognition and cash prizes.

About American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving farmland, promoting
sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land. The organization has run the Celebration for 12 years in order to elevate the essential role farmers markets play in helping communities access local food and helping farmers connect directly with customers.

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“In many regions, especially during these unprecedented times, farmers markets have
been vital to keeping existing farms in business and enabling new farms to get started,”
said John Piotti, American Farmland Trust president and CEO. “During the coronavirus
pandemic, farmers markets have served as essential businesses, helping to connect
farmers to customers, and customers to local, healthy food.”

To vote for the Fort Thomas Farmers Market for the AFT contest, click here

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