While they’ve long been pillars of local food in urban centers and town squares, in recent years, farmers markets have gained the national recognition they deserve as essential businesses that enable farmers and communities to thrive. This year, Downtown Wichita Falls Farmers Market is participating in the America’s Farmers Market Celebration (AFMC), the only annual ranking of the top farmers markets in the United States as voted on by the public. Since 2008, AFMC has highlighted the important role farmers markets play in communities across the nation while celebrating the farmers, staff, and volunteers that make markets happen.
The 15th annual AFMC, set to run between June 19 and September 18, 2023 on markets.farmland.org, is a fun competition that can help our market earn national recognition and local prestige. With votes from supporters like you, we’re hoping to take home part of the $15,000 prize pool. This money would help us continue to grow! If you have ever been to Downtown Wichita Falls Farmers Market, you already know it’s the gold standard for farmers markets in the region. If you haven’t, here are a few reasons why Downtown Wichita Falls Farmers Market deserves nationwide recognition: we believe that the Downtown Wichita Falls Farmers Market is a catalyst to strengthen our community through accessible food, supporting small businesses, and coming together in the heart of the city. To vote for our market, visit here!