BOYERTOWN PA – Organizers of the Boyertown Farmers’ Market are competing again this year to win the “America’s Favorite Farmers Market” contest sponsored by the American Farmland Trust, they announced Friday (June 29, 2012) in their weekly newsletter.
The contest works somewhat like baseball’s All-Star voting: the public must cast its ballots to determine a winner, so the market needs all the votes it can muster. Enter yours online, here.
The trust is a national conservation organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land. It says the contest, which started June 22 and runs through Sept. 3, is intended to raise national awareness about local farmers markets, the role they play in supporting local farms, and the importance of protecting American farmland.
The market is located at 100 S. Walnut St., two blocks south of the intersection of Routes 562 and 73 and in the parking lot of The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles. It is open, rain or shine, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On display there this week (June 30) is the work of the Quilting Guild of Salem UCC. Its members who will be selling their hand-made masterpieces and answering questions about the history of Berks County quilting.
Illustration from the American Farmland Trust