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Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

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Market Farm Madness: Round 1 results and Round 2 voting!

Posted March 2019

There were blowouts, tight games, and upsets in round 1 of Market Farm Madness. The results are quite fun and interesting. Here are some highlights:

Too much big game pressure for Drip Tape to handle against the Walk-in Cooler, and their hopes burst.

Post-season and post-harvest dreams remain alive for the Brush-Washer despite FSMA regulations.

Market Awning covers the spread but collapses at the end.

For complete results, click here.

Vote on the second round match-ups here.