On June 21st, the Farmers Market Coalition launched the Farmers Market Inspiration Award designed to reward and showcase the variety of ways farmers markets benefit communities across the United States, as told throughout the lens of those who grow and sell America’s freshest food. This award is a partnership between the Farmers Market Coalition and Growing for Market, conducted in concert with the American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest.
72 essays were submitted representing farmers market experiences from all over the country. “We had so much fun reading all of the essays. Whether laughing out loud or tearing up we were so inspired by the stories of family, community, friends, and food that seem to follow farmers markets around” remarked the Farmers Market Coalition.
1st Place Essay Award went to Cory Mosser of Burge Organic Farm who sells at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market in Atlanta, Georgia! click here to read his inspiring essay Any Given Saturday!