I Love My Farmers Market Press Room 

I Love My Farmers Market Celebration works to raise the national awareness about our glorious farmers markets. Farmers markets provide the vital link between eaters and where our food comes from and as such highlight the importance of protecting farmland.

Since 1980, American Farmland Trust has championed family farmers and helped permanently protect more than 5 million acres of farmland. We have been losing more than an acre of farmland every minute to development, this celebration works to halt that trend.

I Love My Farmers Market Celebration starts May 28, 2013 at noon EST and will close on September 9, 2013 at midnight EST. Pledges will be cast at www.lovemyfarmersmarket.org.

Participants pledge dollars they intend to spend at their farmers markets. One pledge = A commitment to spend $10 at your farmers market that week. The Top 100 most celebrated markets will receive a special logo honoring their achievement, “No Farms, No Food”® gear, and recognition on the Celebration’s website.

In 2013 we plan to secure at least $1 million dollars in pledges to support family farmers and local farmers markets nationwide.

More questions? Frequently Asked Questions should help!

Media Kit

Celebration Launch Press Release

I Love My Farmers Market Infographic

I Love My Farmers Market Audio PSA by Heritage Radio Network

Official Celebration Logos [ZIP]

Check out our Flickr feed for pictures, as well as Twitter (@farmland, use #My10, and #nofarmsnofood), and Facebook page.

I Love My Farmers Market Celebration marks the fifth year American Farmland Trust has hosted a summer-long event honoring our nation’s farmers markets. Previously called America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™, here are the winners from the contest in 2009, 20102011, and 2012.

Farmers Selling at a Farmers Market

Media Contact

Gretchen Mais 
Director of Membership & Special Gifts

Email: gmais@farmland.org

Phone: (202) 378-1251

 

The Top 5 States and the
Top 3 Farmers Market in Your State Right Now

Map of US


American Farmland Trust