America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest 2011

Farm market contest results unavailable as Squire goes to press

September 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Green Thumb Acres’ Michelle Flokstra stands beside all of the ingredients needed, including secret herbs and spices, to make awarding-winning salsa. 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 [...]

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

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Rockford Farm Market vote totals

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

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, DE –1096 Saratoga, NY –1018   boutique mkt. – [...]

Roller coaster week in Farm Market contest

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Rockford Mayor Steve Jazwiec holds the sign up sheet for voting for Rockford’s farm market. 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, [...]

Rockford’s Farm Market harvests votes at Blockbuster Video

August 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL (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. Last Friday evening the Rockford Blockbuster Video store hosted, for the first time ever, a Community [...]
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