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The most powerful tool we have to protect farmland – is our fork. That’s the message of our summer-long campaign to promote family farmers and local farmers markets — the people and the places that bring us ripe, luscious strawberries, flavor-packed tomatoes, crisp greens and cucumbers and other fresh and healthy foods.

Now in its seventh year, our Farmers Market Celebration raises national awareness about the loss of America’s farmland and the impact of that loss on local, healthy food, drinking water and critical wildlife habitat. Because without local farms, there is no local food. And, it starts on your fork. 

Since 1980, we've championed family farmers and helped permanently protect more than 5 million acres of farmland. America loses 50 acres of farmland every hour to development, the Farmers Market Celebration works to halt that trend.

Our Farmers Market Celebration starts June 20, 2016 at 10:00AM EST and will close on September 21, 2016 at midnight EST. 


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Media Contacts:

To schedule an interview with one of our experts, learn more about American Farmland Trust or explore AFT’s Farmers Market Celebration, please contact AFT's Director of Annual and Special Giving.

Robert Connelly

Robert Connelly

Director of Annual and Special Giving
(202) 378-1255