The Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market is participating in the American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest; residents and visitors to the Evanston Downtown Farmers’ Market can vote for the market until August 31.

American Farmland Trust holds the annual America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest to raise national awareness about the importance of buying fresh food from local farms and saving the farmland where it’s grown. Market shoppers will vote to support their favorite farmers market starting June 1 at 12:00 PM until midnight on August 31, 2011. Participants can vote for as many participating farmers markets as they choose, but can only vote for each market once.

At the end of the contest, one small, medium, large, and boutique, farmers market will win the title of “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” for 2011. The reward for the winning market in each category will be a shipment of No Farms No Food® totebags, a feature article on the award winning foodsite Epicurious.com, and other prizes from their partners and sponsors. The categories are based on the number of vendors the farmers market has.

To vote for the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market, visit here>>>