Farm market contest results unavailable as Squire goes to press

Green Thumb Acres’ Michelle Flokstra stands beside all of the ingredients needed, including secret herbs and spices, to make awarding-winning salsa.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL For the past 13 weeks, The Rockford Squire, your locally owned and original hometown newspaper, has been providing exclusive front-page coverage of the Rockford Farm Market’s improbable race to victory in the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest sponsored by the American Farmland Trust. We hope you’ve enjoyed our articles as much […]

Market contest ending, please VOTE! …even if you’ve never been to farm market or hate vegetables

PICTURE PERFECT SETTING—A recent Saturday morning at the soon-to-be (hopefully) America’s Favorite Farmers Markets in beautiful downtown Rockford, Mich.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL   Listen up people. When the fat lady sings next Wednesday evening (Aug. 31) at 12:00 a.m. midnight, the America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest will be over. Rockford Farm Market has been tenaciously clinging to the lead in this nationwide contest for the past eight weeks. Not only do we […]

Rockford Farm Market vote totals

America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest vote totals as of 11 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2011: (note market size categories) small mkt. –        Rockford Farm Market – 3947 Venice, FL – 3586 large mkt. –         Las Cruces, NM – 3442 New Braunfels, TX – 3164 medium mkt. – Lewes, […]

Roller coaster week in Farm Market contest

Rockford Mayor Steve Jazwiec holds the sign up sheet for voting for Rockford’s farm market.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL What a ride it was last week for Rockford’s Farm Market in the America’s Favorite Farm Market contest. Our once comfortable lead in the small market size category (16 – 30 vendors) was nearly wiped out by our evil archrival Venice, FL. Almost as bad, towards the end of the […]

Rockford’s Farm Market harvests votes at Blockbuster Video

(L to R) Rockford residents Norman Williams and Lynn Gruenwald along with Rockford Blockbuster Video store manager, Kelly Hoye, eagerly cast their votes for Rockford’s Farm Market in the America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Last Friday evening the Rockford Blockbuster Video store hosted, for the first time ever, a Community Involvement/Awareness event. What a better way to kick off what will be an on-going program than to support Rockford’s Farm Market in the America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest. Your reporters, acting as unofficial campaign […]