Make Our Farmers Market #1

A few keystrokes’ worth of voting could snag $5,000 for the Market Square Farmers Market in a “Love Your Farmer’s Market” contest sponsored by Here’s the deal, numerically:

  • 1 vote per person registered through the Care2 website (, made online
  • $5,000 “Grand Award” for farmer’s market receiving the most eligible votes
  • Sept. 17, 11:59 p.m. voting deadline
  • 4 “participation awards” for the next highest finishers, $3,000, $2,000 and two $1,000 prizes
  • 3 weekly awards still available, $250 for a randomly selected market that received at least five votes by 11:59 p.m. Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 10, and 17
  • 3 Knoxville Market Square Farmer’s Market ranking as of Tuesday Aug. 25, with 1,940 votes
  • 4 major competitors for grand prize:
  • 3,141 votes Flint Farmers’ Market, Flint, Mich.
  • 2,555 votes Carrboro Farmers’ Market Carrboro, N.C.
  • 1,940 votes Market Square Farmers’ Market Knoxville
  • 1,729 votes Fernandina Farmers Market Fernandina Beach, Fla.
  • $50 cash and a Care2 tote bag will be awarded to the 10 participants who recruit the most fellow voters during the contest
  • 4 ranking among recruiters for John Craig of Knoxville, with 265 friends recruited to vote for MSFM

Source: Aug. 25, 2009

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