National Farmers Market Week: Meet Me at Market!

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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Celebrating National Farmers Market Week? Get the Word Out!

How is your community’s farmers market celebrating this year? Special guests? Special events? Whatever you do, use our templates to help spread the word. 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. Use these templates and resources to help:

 

Invite Public Officials and Legislators!

Federal House representatives will be in their home districts during National Farmers Market Week. 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 public officials and legislators:

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#MarketLove Contest!

Announcing FMC’s #MarketLove Instagram Contest! We’re challenging market lovers to post creative photos incorporating FMC’s “I Heart Farmers Markets” temporary tattoos. What better or easier way to drum up attention and spread the word about the great food and fun at your market?

Entrants are encouraged to get inky and show off their market pride by posting photos of themselves, farmers, shoppers, puppies, babies – anyone! – with a tattoo and hashtag #MarketLove on Instagram throughout July and August. Fun prizes will be awarded to the markets featured in the winning photos!