As mentioned in this morning’s Daily Flyer, here’s a little more info on the recent recognition the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market received from the Farmers’ Market Coalition.
The nonprofit, Iowa-based coalition named Fayetteville as one of 12 markets during National Farmers Market Week 2011 for their innovation and demonstrated success in serving farmers, consumers, and communities.
Other markets named include the Port Townsend Farmers’ Market in Washington, the Skowhegan Farmers’ Market in Maine and the Lawrence Farmers’ Market in Kansas.
From the post:
Since its inception in 1974, the Fayetteville Farmers Market (FFM) in Arkansas has always had the farmers in mind, developing it as a resource that could provide income to senior farmers. In a city of 73,000, it has continued to evolve and thrive as a producer-only market that now hosts 60 providers of locally-grown food.
Here’s a full list of markets recognized:
- Oregon City Farmers Market, OR
- Port Townsend Farmers Market, WA
- Morton Grove Farmers Market, IL
- Columbia Farmers Market, MO
- Easton Farmers’ Market, PA
- Chewelah Farmers Market, WA
- Hub City Farmers Market, Spartanburg, SC
- Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, AR
- Skowhegan Farmers’ Market, ME
- Lawrence Farmers Market, KS
- Fulton Street Farmers Market, Grand Rapids, MI
- Historic Lewes Farmers Market, DE