Farmers Market Poster Competition
Every year, one of the projects I most look forward to is my collaboration with the Forest Grove Farmers Market. It’s close to my heart for many reasons: I grew up in Forest Grove, Oregon and my family still shops at the market often; their mission is to create cross-cultural exchange and provide a family-focused community event, serving over 2,000 visitors weekly; it creates a profitable outlet for local producers and farmers and even serves as an incubator for small businesses; and on top of all that, they are working to make healthy foods accessible to all by accepting SNAP and other benefits.
My creation this year was inspired by the abundance that can be found at the market, including fresh produce, honey, grains, and prepared foods like tamales. I wanted the piece to reflect the sense of community and diverse offerings at the market that brings people from all walks of life together. After putting on the final touches, the market manager Adelante Mujeres and I entered this year’s poster in the Farmers Market Coalition’s Poster Contest, competing against over 160 entries from across the country.
I’m excited to share that we tied for second place in the contest and received national recognition for the poster! As a winner, the poster was displayed at the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market in Washington, DC during National Farmers Market Week. I’m proud to continue to contribute to my thriving hometown market and hope that you’ll support your local market too.
Love the poster? You can purchase a print of the timeless version that is now part of my Illustrated Feast collection. Shop here.
View all of the other Farmers Market Poster Contest winners here.