News from City Hall
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2011
City Market a contestant in America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market Contest
The City of Kansas City, Mo., encourages residents to vote for the City Market in the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market Contest. The contest, hosted annually by American Farmland Trust, picked the City Market as a contestant for its 150-year tradition of consistently providing local residents with locally-grown produce. More than 140 vendors sell their locally grown produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, jams and more at the market.
Residents can vote for their favorite farmers’ market at www.farmland.org/vote by Aug. 31.The online contest challenges farmers’ markets nationwide to rally support from their communities. One large, medium, small and boutique-sized farmers’ market will win this year’s title of “America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market.” Winners will also be featured on award-winning food site Epicurious.com and will receive prize packages from American Farmland Trust and its partners.
The America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market Contest is a part of American Farmland Trust’s No Farms No Food campaign, which raises awareness of the dangers of farmland loss by connecting it to food. The American Farmland Trust is the nation’s leading conservation organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting environmentally-sound farming practices and supporting a sustainable future for farms.
The City Market is open seven days a week. Its Farmers’ Market is open Saturday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the City Market, visit www.thecitymarket.org.
The City Market has been owned and operated by the City of Kansas City, Mo., since 1857. It is currently managed by Copaken Brooks.
Media inquiries on this topic should be directed to Claude Page, division manager in the City Planning and Development Department, at 816-513-2894, or Paige Powers, marketing and events manager at Copaken Brooks, at email@example.com.