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The Farmers and Crafts Market of Las Cruces was again voted the state’s top farmers market in the American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition 15th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration.
Contest voting was held June 21-Sept. 18.
The North Tonawanda City Market in North Tonawanda, New York was voted the country’s top farmer’s market, followed by Meigs County Farmers Market in Pomeroy, Ohio; Mount Washington Farmers Market in Mount Washington, Kentucky was third; Brookfield Farmers Market in Brookfield, Illinois was fourth and Kershaw County Farmers Market in Camden, South Carolina was fifth.
The southwest regional winner was McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square in McKinney, Texas.
American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms, No Food message. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.8 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres and supported thousands of farm families.
“We are humbled and honored by the love and support our community and customers show for our small business market vendors,” FCMLC Market Manager Karin Bradshaw said. “Once again, they have chosen us as the best farmers market in the state of New Mexico. Two years in a row! We hope we continue to provide the agricultural, arts and crafts, food products and entertainment the community has come to know and love."