The results are in and the Moscow Farmers Market has been ranked by American Farmland Trust's (AFT) 9th Annual Farmers Market Celebration as number one in Idaho and among the top 25 markets nationally in all award categories! Throughout the summer, the Celebration encouraged market shoppers, vendors, and community members to endorse their favorite market in four categories:
- Focus on Farmers
- Healthy Food for All
- Pillar of the Community
- Champion for the Environment
At the end of the Celebration, AFT presents awards to the most endorsed markets in each of the four groups. AFT also recognizes the "People's Choice" winner and the top three most recommended farmers markets in each state.
The overall Moscow Farmers Market rankings are:
- People's Choice: 1st in Idaho and 20th Nationwide
- Focus on Farmers: 1st in Idaho and 21st Nationwide
- Healthy Food for All: 1st in Idaho and 20th Nationwide
- Pillar of the Community: 1st in Idaho and 19th Nationwide
- Champion for the Environment: 1st in Idaho and 22nd Nationwide
As a top market, the Moscow Farmers Market will receive:
- No Farms No Food® gear
- "Best in Class" digital badge
- Recognition on the Celebration's national website
To visit the full list of top ranked markets nationwide, visit: http://markets.farmland.org.
American Farmland Trust is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving farmland for the next generation.
The Moscow Farmers Market is a popular tradition that was established in 1976. The Saturday event celebrates local farmers, artists, craftspeople and musicians by providing them with an opportunity to interact directly with the community and its visitors. Highlights include fresh produce, meat, delicious homemade baked goods, healthy nursery plants, beautiful flowers and quality handmade crafts. The market will feature a number of events this season including live music and performances; a variety of City Commissions and organizations; the University of Idaho, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS); Chefs at the Market (the Market will host a chef cooking demonstration the last Saturday of the month featuring a wonderful tasty creation); Chess at the Market with the University of Idaho Chess Club (enjoy the game while playing with giant 25" pieces); and so much more!
For more information about the Moscow Farmers Market or any of the programs listed above visit the City of Moscow Farmers Market website at: http://www.ci.moscow.id.us/arts/Pages/Farmers-Market.aspx; the Moscow Farmers Market Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MoscowFarmersMarket or contact the Farmers Marker Manager at 208-883-7132.