The most powerful tool we have to protect farmland – is our fork. That’s the message of our summer-long campaign to promote farmers markets and the people and the places behind them — bringing us fresh and healthy foods.
Now in its eleventh year, our Farmers Market Celebration rallies community support for local food all while raising awareness about the loss of America’s farmland and its impact on local food. The role that markets play is invaluable, not only because they provide us with such a vital source of food, but in the words of AFT’s President, John Piotti, “Farmers markets have been at the leading edge of educating consumers about where food comes from, and reinforcing AFT’s message of No Farms No Food.” And here at AFT, we know it starts on your fork.
Since 1980, we’ve championed family farmers and helped permanently protect more than 6.5 million acres of farmland. America loses 3 acres of farmland every minute to development-
Our Farmers Market Celebration starts June 27, 2019 at Noon EST and will close on September 21, 2019 at midnight EST.
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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 Media Relations Manager, Lori Sallet, at firstname.lastname@example.org.