The 2020 Farmers Market Celebration
Running between June 22 – September 20, 2020, AFT’s 12th annual Farmers Market Celebration will showcase the essential markets across the nation making a difference for farmers, ranchers, and communities. During this time, market shoppers and supporters have the ability to endorse their favorite market.
In addition to recognizing the top markets in each region of America, the Celebration will crown an overall “People’s Choice” winner as the top endorsed market in the country.
New in 2020
This isn’t a normal summer for farmers market operators. The coronavirus pandemic has forced market operators to adopt new policies and procedures to keep vendors and customers safe, all while ensuring communities have continued access to local, healthy food.
To recognize the vital role farmers markets are playing this year, AFT is pleased to be able to offer cash prizes for the markets that finish in the top 3 of the “People’s Choice” category!
$1,000 for 1st, $500 for second, and $250 for third. These funds will be awarded to markets to go towards marketing, communications, and other needs that help expand the market’s reach and impact.
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American Farmland Trust
American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms No Food® message. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and supported thousands of farm families.
For over a decade, AFT’s Farmers Market Celebration has highlighted the important role farmers markets play in communities across the nation. Long pillars of local food in urban centers and town squares, in the age of coronavirus, farmers markets have gained the recognition they deserve as essential businesses ensuring farmers have a venue to sell their goods and families have a place to access fresh, healthy food.
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