The Woodstock Farmers Market was happy to be rated as a best in class farmers market during the American Farmland Trust’s Farmers Market Celebration!
Woodstock Farmers Market national rankings are:
- People’s Choice: 53rd Nationwide, 4th Illinois
- Focus on Farmers: 50th Nationwide, 4th Illinois
- Healthy Food for All: 52nd Nationwide, 4th Illinois
- Pillar of the Community: 48th Nationwide, 3rd Illinois
- Champion for the Environment: 49th Nationwide, 4th Illinois
Woodstock, IL, September 22, 2016–This week marked the end of American Farmland Trust’s summer-long Farmers Market Celebration – an annual effort to rally support for local farms and family farmers by calling on shoppers to identify the best of America’s farmers markets and Woodstock Farmers Market was rated top 50 best in class nationwide.
“Farmers markets are critical for new and beginning farmers,” says Susan Sink, American Farmland Trust’s Vice President of Development and External Relations. “Next generation farmers selling directly to consumers at farmers markets have nearly a 10 percent greater chance of staying in business than those selling goods through traditional retail. And when family farmers thrive – our community, economy and families thrive.”
This year’s Celebration encouraged market customers, family farmers, community members – anyone who believed they had the best farmers market in the country – to endorse their market in four unique areas: Focus on Farmers, Healthy Food for All, Pillar of the Community and Champion for the Environment.