Montevallo Farmers' Market

Montevallo Farmers' Market

Friday, September 23, 2011

Montevallo Farmers’ Market Named as one of Top 20 Favorite Farmers Markets

Montevallo Farmers’ Market was recently voted as the 8th leading farmers market in America’s Favorite Farmers Market in the boutique category.  In this year’s contest more than 90,000 farmers market shoppers voted for more than 1,700 participating farmers markets in American Farmland Trust’s third annual contest.

The Montevallo Farmers’ Market is located behind Montevallo First Baptist Church at the corner of Main and Middle Streets downtown.  Follow the market on facebook and on the market’s blog:

Here is what one voter for the Montevallo Farmers’ Market had to say about why it should be named one of America’s Favorite Farmers Markets:

The Montevallo Farmer's Market is centrally located in a tree-shaded area in the center of Montevallo's historic
Main Street. It has ample parking, handicap access, friendly coordinators, and wonderful farmers who bring us
fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade breads and jellies, and cut flowers and herbs each Monday during
the summer. Montevallo wouldn't be the same with them!The signage in downtown Montevallo reminds
everyone that Monday afternoon is the time to enjoy the Farmer's Market.

According to the recent release of the updated U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s farmers market directory, the number of farmers markets across the nation increased by 17 percent between 2010 and 2011. Support for farmers markets helps to provide income opportunities for farmers. The rising interest for local food from nearby farms highlights the value of protecting farmland to meet demand.

The America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest is a part of American Farmland Trust’s No Farms No Food® campaign, which raises awareness of the dangers of farmland loss by making

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