The Main Street Farmers’ Market has jumped more spots in the online contest ranking the best such venues around. About a dozen more votes have been added in the past two days or so, pushing the local market to 6th in Texas and 88th in the nation
When we first reported on the “Love Your Farmers Market” contest on July 25, the Main Street market barely had 25 votes (actually, it had 28), but even that paltry figure was enough to lead all cities in Northeast Texas and rate as one of the higher totals in the state.
Later, we looked up all the vote totals for the 109 markets in Texas listed on the www.care2.com website, and it was clear Main Street Market was holding its own, moving up to number eight in the state.
Then 7th. Now 6th.
Only five markets are ahead of Sulphur Springs, and one of those isn’t far ahead. Sulphur Springs is at 132 votes, only one vote behind Austin Farmers Market, which has 133 votes.
Let me repeat: A farmer’s market in Austin, Texas, population 757,688 is only 1 vote ahead of Sulphur Springs, population 15,473.
If you haven’t voted in the contest, now’s a good time.
LocalHarvest and Care2, two websites that seem to be aligned with the “slow food movement,” are cosponsoring the contest.
People age 18 or over with Internet access can vote in the contest, which began June 19 and ends Sept. 17, by visiting www.care2.com/farmersmarket and clicking on “Find Your Market.”
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