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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 21, 2015 at noon EST and will close on September 23, 2015 at midnight EST. 


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Media Contacts:

To schedule an interview with one of our experts or to learn more about American Farmland Trust, please contact AFT's Director of Marketing and Communications. To learn more about AFT’s Farmers Market Celebration, please contact AFT's Manager of Membership and Special Gifts.
Laura Trivers Robert Connelly

Laura Trivers

Director of Marketing and Communications
(202) 378-1221

Robert Connelly

Manager of Membership
(202) 378-1255