OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Midwest is the best, at least when it comes to the best farmers market in the country.
The Overland Park Farmers Market is the only one in a national popularity contest and has been named the Best Farmers Market in 2022.
American Farmland Trust hosted the competition. The organization asked followers to vote for their favorite farmers markets around the country. Overland Park’s topped the list with more than 12,000 votes.
The title comes with a $10,000 market prize, and plenty of bragging rights. The money should be used for marketing, communications and other options that will help more people in the community realize what the farmers market has to offer.
The Columbia, Missouri Farmers Market came in second place in the competition with over 10,000 votes. Farmers market in Nampa, Idaho; West Winsor, New Jersey; and Monroe, Connecticut rounded out the Top 5 competition.
The American Farmland Trust works to increase awareness of conservation practices and that techniques are necessary for America to continue to increase the amount of food produced.
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