Love Your Farmers' Market? VOTE! is partnering with to raise awareness of local foods, family farms, and community farmers markets and to reward America's favorite farmers market through this fun, summer-long contest. Vote for our Farmers Market!

Show the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market some love - help it win national recognition and up to $5,000 through an online contest. The "Love Your Farmers Market" contest will award voters’ favorite Farmers’ Markets with cash prizes, which will go a long way toward helping support local family farmers and providing Bloomington with fresh, healthy, locally grown food.


Care2 will award $5,000 to the farmers market that receives the most votes!

Such a contest couldn't be more timely. With a global recession, food scares and growing concern over industrial farming practices, Americans are searching for ways to reconnect with local, healthy and safe foods for themselves and their families. "Recession gardens" are popping up around the country. Organic food is a $20 billion industry and still expanding in spite of the economy. First Lady Michelle Obama broke ground on the new White House organic vegetable garden. More and more, Americans are visiting their local Farmers’ Markets to feed their families and support their local farmers.

From June 19th to September 22nd, people can vote online, for their favorite farmers market to help that market win. Voting is free and simple. There are prizes for farmers markets and individual voters. Vote for our Farmers Market!

Care2 (, the largest online community of people passionate about making a difference, is teaming up with LocalHarvest, America's most popular website for finding food grown close to home, to bring public awareness to the need to support family farms, fresh healthy food, and the Farmers’ Markets that connect these farms and food to our communities. Learn more!

How The Contest Works:

Care2 and LocalHarvest are committed to ensuring that every Farmers Market, no matter how small, has an opportunity to win a much-needed prize. In addition to the grand prize of $5,000, Care2 is sponsoring a weekly prize of $250 for a participating Market chosen at random (not based on votes) for the duration of the contest. Care2 will also award a total of $7,000 to the four runners-up in the contest. In total, Care2 will give away over $15,000 in cash to Farmers Markets across the country.

During Care2 and LocalHarvest's “Love Your Farmers Market” contest, people can vote for their favorite Farmers’ Market to help them win. Voting is free and everyone can help with the click of a mouse. Through the contest website people also can invite their friends to vote for their favorite Market. Visitors can track who has recruited the most friends to vote for their favorite Market. The top 10 people who recruit the most friends to vote will each receive a $50 prize and a free Care2 organic cotton tote bag that they can use at their Farmers’ Market.