Vote Fayetteville Farmers’ Market for America’s favorite

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It’s an election year again, and if you ask us, there’s really only one candidate worth voting for in 2012.

The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market.

By election, of course, we mean’s vote for America Favorite Farmers’ Market, an online contest to see which markets can rally the most support from their communities.

Four winning markets — one large, one medium, one small, and one boutique — will receive the title of America’s Favorite Farmers Market for 2012.

Voting began on June 22, and will run through midnight EST on Monday, Sept. 3.

The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market was in contention for the title for a while last year, before ultimately losing out to Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market in the more than 56-member large market category.

The contest is hosted by American Farmland Trust, a conservation organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and supporting a sustainable future for farms.

The promotion is part of the organization’s No Farms No Food® campaign, which raises awareness of the dangers of farmland loss by making connections to food.

For those who aren’t familiar, the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market is located on the downtown square and is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays (April through the third weekend of November), and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (April through October). The market also operates at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (May through October).

To vote for the good guys (Fayetteville), visit