The Snellville Farmers Market Facebook page announced the win on Tuesday: "Can you guess which farmers' market is #1 in Georgia and #1 in the NATION? Thanks so much to all our fans and supporters who pledged to spend money with our farmers and other great vendors. The market truly supports our local economy."
Not only do pledges help a customer's farmers market earn national recognition—it also helps the community. For every $10 spent on local food, as much as $7.80 is re-spent in the local community, supporting local jobs and businesses. Also, the farmer takes home almost $8 to $9 instead of the $1.58 that farmers and ranchers receive when food is purchased through a retail market.
The Top 100 most celebrated markets will receive a special logo honoring their achievement; No Farms, No Food gear; and recognition on the Celebration’s website.
The Snellville Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on the city's town green near city hall. The last day of the 2013 market is Sept. 28.