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Main Street Farmers' Market cracks top 100 in national contest; venue climbs to No. 7 in Texas

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People showed their love for the Main Street Farmers’ Market in Sulphur Springs this weekend, casting enough votes to push the venue into the top 100 in a nationwide online contest.

As of 9 a.m. today, the Sulphur Springs market sits at 97th in the nation with 113 votes, only one behind the Ocean Beach Farmers Market in San Diego, in the “Love Your Farmers Market” contest. The market receiving the most votes in the contest will receive $5,000, with other prizes to runners-up.
LocalHarvest and Care2, two websites devoted to the local food movement, are co-sponsoring 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.”
Hundreds of farmers markets across the U.S. are included in the vote listings, including 109 in the Lone Star State.
The votes also pushed Sulphur Springs to number seven in Texas, only 12 behind No. 6 Midland Downtown Farmers Market and 18 votes behind No. 5 Austin Farmers’ Market’s 130 votes.
At the end of the day Thursday, the Main Street market was eighth in the state with 86 votes, but 27 votes since then pushed the local venue into seventh in Texas as well as No. 97 in the United States.
The top vote-getters in Texas as of Wednesday morning, with votes received (number of votes since Thursday are in parentheses) are:
1. Bayou City Farmers Market in Houston, 386 votes (17)
2. Sunset Valley Farmers Market in Austin, 319 votes (7)
3. Dallas Farmers Market in Dallas, 218 votes (11)
4. Houston Farmers Market in Houston, 143 votes (14)
5. Austin Farmers' Market in Austin, 131 votes (3)
6. Midland Downtown Farmers' Market in Midland, 123 votes (7)
7. Main Street Farmers’ Market in Sulphur Springs has 113 votes (27)
8. The Historic Downtown McKinney Farmers' Market at Chestnut Square in McKinney, 111 votes (6)
9 (tie). Pearl Farmers Market in San Antonio, 85 votes (0)
9 (tie). Midtown Farmers Market/Houston in Houston has 86 votes (1)




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