the winning market gets $5,000
20 top recruiters win a $50 cash prize
each week, a random market wins $250

love your farmers market contest help

Welcome to the Love Your Farmers Market Contest Help page. Please click on the questions below.

How do I add my favorite farmers market to the contest?

In order to be eligible to participate in this contest, all farmers markets need to be registered with our partner LocalHarvest.org, America's #1 organic and local food website. Luckily, most of America's farmers markets are already registered!

If your market is not yet registered with LocalHarvest, please visit www.LocalHarvest.org and register your market filling out all of the required fields. The process is very simple! Once your market is in the LocalHarvest member directory, the contest site will be updated with your market's information and your supporters can vote for you!

My farmers market is registered with LocalHarvest but we're still not listed in the contest, why?

It can take about 48 hours to get you on the contest website after you set up your market's account on LocalHarvest.org. If you still don't see your farmers market listed after those 48 hours, send us an email at farmersmarketcontest@earth.care2.com and we can help you.

How can small farmers markets win when larger markets are also competing?

We want to ensure all farmers markets, no matter how small, have a chance to win a much-needed cash prize. That's why we are awarding a donation of $250 to a random participating farmers market every week. All markets with at least five votes that week are eligible to win the weekly prize.

I want to invite more friends to participate. How can I ensure I am getting credited for those referrals?

We encourage you to use the "Tell-a-Friend" tool included in the contest's website to contact your friends. All messages sent from that tool will automatically include a link that will allow us to credit your friends' votes towards your total tally.

To get to our Tell-a-Friend tool, visit your market's contest page and click "Send an email" or click on "Help your farmers market win" and then click on the "Send an email" link.

You can also copy your unique promotion link and paste that link into your own email message through your email client. You will find this link at the top of our "Tell-a-Friend" tool page and also in the "thank you for voting" email you received from Care2.com.

I tried to send an email to my friends using your "Tell-a-friend" tool but wasn't able to or got an error message. What should I do now?

Make sure you are only including your friends' email addresses separated by commas and avoid including special characters. If that doesn't work, try to send your message to one friend first and then to two friends. Then try sending more.

You can also copy your unique promotion link and paste that link into your own email message through your email client. You will find this link at the top of our "Tell-a-Friend" tool page and also in the "thank you for voting" email you received from Care2.com.

If you continue to experience problems, feel free to contact us at farmersmarketcontest@earth.care2.com.

What are you doing to prevent people from 'gaming' the voting system?

We share your concern. That's why we have implemented a CAPTCHA-like security field on our voting form to ensure that only real people can vote, not computer scripts.

We have other processes on the backend checking for deleting duplicate records to prevent anyone from trying to game the system and vote multiple times.

We want to make sure that we respect the hard work of everyone promoting this contest and ensure that the rules are followed and we can award prizes fairly. If at any time you are concerned, please feel free to contact us at farmersmarketcontest@earth.care2.com.

I REALLY love my farmers market! Can I vote every day?

Sorry - each person is allowed one vote during the course of the contest. But we like your enthusiasm! Channel that energy - ask your friends and neighbors to vote for your favorite farmers market.

I am a reporter or a blogger and would like to get more information about the contest. Do you have a media contact?

Yes, please send all your media requests to contestmedia@earth.care2.com.

Didn't find the answer to your question?

Please email us at farmersmarketcontest@earth.care2.com.

top markets so far

Congratulations to our contest winners! See the full list of winners »