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 June 13, 2014 at noon EST and will close on September 13, 2013 at midnight EST. Pledges will be cast at www.lovemyfarmersmarket.org.
Participants pledge dollars they intend to spend at their farmers markets each 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.
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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, 2010, 2011, and 2012.