Thursday, May 30, 2013

Show your LOVE for Arlington farmers' market

 Show some love for your Arlington market by joining the I Love My Farmer’s Market Celebration

I Love My Farmers Market Celebration marks the fifth year American Farmland Trust has thrown a party for our nation’s farmers markets. You may remember when we won the American Farmland Trust "America's Favorite Farmers Market" contest last year in the both the "Small market" category as well as "Favorite" Washington market. Previously called America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™, this year instead of voting for your favorite market - participants, that’s YOU, are pledging to spend dollars in your community market.

The pledging process is very simple, simply go to and search for us. Once you select your market the rest is easy, and there is a super cool No Farms No Food® bumper sticker in it for you after you pledge to support favorite family farmers.

Once you have pledged to spend $10 in our Arlington market share with the world what you spent your “My Ten” - and pledge again the next day! I Love My Farmers Market Celebration™ aims to secure $1 million dollars in pledges by the end of the summer. Arlington, can you help blow that goal out of the water?!

The celebration is part of the American Farmland Trust’s No Farms No Food® Campaign. Since its founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently save more than 5 million of acres of farmland.

Thank you for your support pledging and thanks so much for supporting your local family farms! Look forward to seeing you downtown this summer! We will be open Saturdays, July to September form 10am to 3pm.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Logo Contest for Farmers Market Lovers!

The Arlington Farmers’ Market needs a snazzy new logo and YOU could the artist to whip it up!

Here’s the vision: an old flatbed delivery truck (30’s to 50’s) hauling oversized veggies or fruit. On the door in the shape of a circle it says “Arlington Farmers’ Market”. “Downtown Saturdays” will also need to be incorporated someplace in the logo.

Get creative, and get your entry to by May 31st at midnight. You may submit as many versions as you like each with its own entry form to ensure anonymity during the selection process. On June 7th, the winning artist will be awarded a $150 cash prize! Even better--your work will be immortalized with a new permanent AFM sign installed on 172nd Boulevard!

The copyrighted images below were used to pinpoint our branding inspiration but should not be incorporated.


All entries are encouraged--novice, pro, young, old. You’ve just gotta love your farmers’ market and your community!

All concept questions are welcomed. Good luck!
Audrey Houston

Additional Details: Winning entry should be transferred to AFM electronically in both Vector and Bitmap formats. The winning logo will become copyrighted marketing material of the AFM, allowing unrestricted future use. The AFM may request up to two edits on the winning logo to ensure it will be put to best promotional use.