I Love My Farmers Market

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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 May 28, 2013 at noon EST and will close on September 9, 2013 at midnight EST. Pledges will be cast atwww.lovemyfarmersmarket.org.

Participants pledge dollars they intend to spend at their farmers markets. One pledge = A commitment to spend $10 at your farmers market that week. In 2013 we plan to secure at least $1 million dollars in pledges to support family farmers and local farmers markets nationwide.

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About veggiedr

Christine is an Associate Research and Extension Professor of Urban Horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. She works as the resident scientist at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County, MS. Her research interests include urban agriculture, backyard farming, container gardening, high tunnel production, local foods, horticultural therapy, green roofs, and small farm issues. Christine is passionate about feeding people and growing farmers.

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