Archive for April, 2010

2010 Champions

April 30, 2010
  • Market of the Year – Fair Grove Farmers Market was named Market of the Year.  The Fair Grove Farmers’ Market was applauded for its youth programs, educational outreach and producer development efforts.
  • Best Advertising/Marketing Campaign – Fair Grove Farmers’ Market was recognized for its integrated use of print advertising, web content and direct marketing tactics, as well as original, creative artwork to promote the market.
  • Best Photo – Webb City Farmers’ Market won for visual documentation illustrating the importance of a farmers’ market to its patrons and community.
  • Best Event – De Soto Farmers’ Market took statewide honors for “Meet Me at the Market,” an event that educated community participants on recycling, local foods and gardening.
  • Champions of the Year – Sue DeWitt of Marshfield Farmers’ Market and Pastor Darlene Payne of De Soto Farmers’ Market shared top individual recognition for dedicated service and commitment to their respective markets. DeWitt organized the Marshfield Farmers’ Market six years ago with only six vendors and now manages a market with more than 50 members. Described as an inspiration to vendors, patrons and the De Soto community, Payne was recognized for her positive and energetic approach.