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Is the Fair Oaks Farmers Market the Best in the Country?

Nationwide contest runs until Sept. 3

Fair Oaks' farmers market may only have just begun, but already it's garnering plenty of local attention. Now the market has an opportunity to garner national attention.

A new national contest is underway now, and the winner will be determined by voters.

American Farmland Trust, a non-profit group focused on conserving agricultural land, is running its fourth annual America's Favorite Farmers Markets contest this summer.

The contest asks shoppers to vote for the farmers market they like best from a list of more than 7,000 provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. However, Fair Oaks is not on the list. But it can be. By filling out the form, the Fair Oaks Farmers Market could be added to the list.

Vote for Fair Oaks here

Voting ends at midnight on Sept. 3 and winners will be chosen in each of four categories: small, medium, mid-size and large. American Farmland Trust will throw a party for each of the winning markets.

There's also an essay contest in which farmers can write about why participating in markets is important to them, for a chance to win $1,000.

So how about it, Fair Oaks? Should cities nationwide bow to our farmers market excellence, or what? Click here to vote, and share your thoughts in the comments.

What’s your favorite thing about the Fair Oaks Farmers Market?

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Dan June 27, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Did someone cut and paste this article from the Davis patch site? It mentions Davis at the end.
Joshua Staab June 27, 2012 at 04:20 PM
This story is running across the Sacramento-area Patch cluster, Dan. Are you a Fair Oaks local? Would you vote for your local farmers market?
Dan June 27, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Fair Oaks local and lover of Rims Deli. I've only been to our new farmers market once and I have to say it's much better to be in a park than a parking lot.
Eve July 02, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I love our farmer's market. I have been every week and always see someone I know. It is small town America something I think we want. Love the music, variety of goods and foods to purchase and especially being in a park! Good hours too:)

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