American Farmland Trust’s I Love My Farmers Market Celebration 

American Farmland Trust is the founder of the I Love My Farmers Market Celebration and is the only national nonprofit dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land.

Many family farmers are struggling to stay financially afloat and face pressure from development that is destroying farmland. Farms closest to America’s cities—often the providers of the delicious local food found at farmers markets—are directly in the path of destruction. 

AFT’s I Love My Farmers Market Celebration is raising national awareness about local farmers markets and putting money directly in the pockets of family farmers. 

Throughout the celebration, consumers will pledge dollars they intend to spend at their local farmers markets. A pledge is a committment to spend $10 at your farmers market. Pledges can be cast once a day, and farmers market shoppers can pledge to support more than one farmers market. 

Each week, one lucky participant and their favorite farmer will receive a free No Farms No Food® hat.

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.

The 2013 celebration will begin May 28th at noon EST and will end at midnight on September 9th. 

How You Can Help:

Apple Pledge to shop at your local farmers market!
Apple Spread the word about the celebration.
Apple Show family farmers that you care. Get your FREE No Farms No Food® bumper sticker.
Apple Share a story or photo about why you love your farmers market.
Apple Share the big picture of why saving family farms is important on Facebook.

 

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Media Contact

Gretchen Mais 
Director of Membership and
Special Gifts

Email: gmais@farmland.org

Phone: (202) 378-1251 

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