The Holland Farmers Market will join the Farmers Market Coalition and farmers markets throughout the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week all week long through August 7. The Farmers Market Coalition is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that is dedicated to
strengthening farmers markets across the United States so that they can serve as community assets while providing real income opportunities for farmers. National Farmers Market Week celebrates the important role that markets play in preserving farmland, stimulating local economies, increasing access to nutritious food, supporting healthy communities and promoting sustainability.
“We’re excited to participate in National Farmers Market Week this year,” said Holland Farmers Market Marketing Coordinator Kara de Alvare, “After an especially challenging year, it’s great to have an opportunity to recognize the hard work of our farmers, vendors and staff and to thank the community for their ongoing support. It’s been an amazing season at the Market so far this year and we truly have a lot to celebrate!”
All week long, the community is invited to submit their photographs from the Holland Farmers Market for their National Farmers Market Week Photo Contest. Market fans can hashtag #hfmphotocontest on Instagram or share their photographs from the Market on the Holland Farmers Market Facebook page (either by commenting on the photo contest post or by sharing their photo via direct messenger) for a chance to win $50 in Market Bucks gift certificates. Photos can be submitted for the contest between now and Sunday, August 8. The photo contest winner will be announced on Monday, August 9.
Holland Farmers Market staff will also be celebrating all that the Market has to offer by showcasing their all-time favorite products on the Instagram and Facebook pages. Fans can tune in each day this week to meet the team behind the Market and find out what they love at the Market and why. Voting for the People’s Choice Award for the Holland Farmers Market T-Shirt Contest is also happening all week long on the Market’s Facebook page. The t-shirt design with the most “likes” and “loves” by noon this Friday, August 6 will be declared the People’s Choice winner and the artist behind the design will receive $50 in Market Bucks.
The youngest Market fans can join in on the fun this Wednesday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 too! Market staff will be hiding a vegetable stuffed “animal” in one of the vendor stalls from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm during regular Market hours. If a child can find the vegetable and tell the Market staff where it’s hidden, they can get a small prize to take home. Market staff can be found inside the front vestibule at the Holland Civic Center place during Market hours.