Patterson Farm Market & Tours, Inc. of Mt. Ulla, in western Rowan County, recently won a top award in the 2012 North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association’s “Celebrate Excellence” competition.
Patterson Farm Market & Tours won first place in the Best Brochure or Specialty Literature category, one of 10 contests that NAFDMA sponsored this year. Patterson also won an honorable mention for its Learn & Grow Discovery Farm in the New Event category. The awards were presented at the annual convention in Williamsburg, VA. NAFDMA is the leading farm direct marketing and agritourism association in the world with more than 500 members attending the convention, representing the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Salisbury advertising agency Miller Davis is launching an initiative designed to encourage mutual support among Rowan County businesses and shoppers. The campaign, called “Love for Local,” will kick off on Valentine’s Day via the Internet, offering valuable prize packages including products and services provided by local businesses.