National Farmers Market Week: August 6-12, 2017

How will your market celebrate National Farmers Market Week? Special guests? Special events? Whatever you have planned, be sure get the word out! Make sure your whole community — customers, local government, federal representatives, schools, producers, neighboring businesses, chefs, everyone! — knows of all the great work the market is doing. 

You can also access our media kit, a PDF document that contains links to all the resources on this page, our NFMW campaign timeline, suggestions on how to use our resources and more.

Resources and templates to help promote your event:

Pick up some market gear to wear, pass out at events, or give away as prizes:


Invite Your Elected Officials

The U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are not in session during National Farmers Market Week, so chances are good that they’ll be available for a visit to your market. A simple invitation can put a visit to your community market on their calendar!

Use these templates and resources to craft and send your invitation to elected officials:

Farmers Market Poster Contest

We’re looking for posters that depict a combination of engaging graphics, informative messaging and regional or market identity. Four prizes will be offered in the following categories: 1st and 2nd place for best overall poster; best EBT/Nutrition Incentive poster; and the Fan Favorite – the poster with the most VOTES on Facebook. $1500 in cash prizes will be awarded to the markets of the winning posters!

A panel of judges will determine the 1st, 2nd, and EBT/Nutrition Incentive poster winners, while our Facebook followers can vote online to crown the Fan Favorite winner. Winning posters will also be featured at National Farmers Market Week events in Washington D.C.! And don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyMarketPoster to share your designs on social media. Entries must be received by July 24 at 11:59pm EST.

Click here for full contest rules and how to enter.


#LoveMyMarket Contest

Announcing FMC’s #LoveMyMarket Instagram Contest! We’re challenging market lovers to post creative photos incorporating FMC’s “I Heart Farmers Markets” temporary tattoos. The contest is designed to engage your community, and provides markets with an inexpensive, fun, and easy way to allow customers and vendors to promote your venue for you through word of mouth, social, and earned media.

It’s easy to enter:

  1. Take a photo of yourself, a farmer, shopper, puppy, baby, tomato – anyone or anything! – wearing a tattoo
  2. Post the photo to Instagram with the hashtag #LoveMyMarket 

Contest deadline is August 31, 2016. When can you start posting? Now! Where can you find tattoos? Order them here!

Fun prizes (and bragging rights) will be awarded to the photographers AND markets featured in the winning photos. Winners will be announced by September 16, 2016.


Farmers Market Talking Points

To help farmers market supporters across the country celebrate National Farmers Market Week, the first full week of every August, we are highlighting the different ways that farmers markets are benefitting our communities! Share these facts with your whole community about how there is more to markets than meets the eye.

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