American Farmland Trust’s I Love My Farmers Market Celebration
Clarksville, TN — After more than three months, American Farmland Trust’s 2014 I Love My Farmers Market Celebration came to a close and the Clarksville Downtown Market ranked number 19 in the Top 100 Most Celebrated in the Country – with 115 pledges collected.
Each week the I Love My Farmers Market Celebration encouraged shoppers to champion local family farmers by pledging to shop at their farmers markets each week. Nationally, shoppers pledged to spend $443,608.62 at farmers’ markets this season, putting funds directly into the pockets of family farmers.“Farmers and ranchers are the cornerstone of our country. Yet their lands are under constant threat from development and unchecked urbanization,” said Susan Sink, Vice President of Development and External Relations. “This is why we created the I Love My Farmers Market Celebration — to showcase the importance of farmers markets in keeping family farmers on their land. Pledging to shop at your local farmers market shows your support for the farmers and ranchers who support you.”
I Love My Farmers Market Celebration is part of American Farmland Trust’s No Farms No Food® Campaign – an effort to highlight the abundance of fresh, healthy, and local food produced by America’s farms and ranches and to recognize that we must do more to save America’s rapidly disappearing family farms.
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