Washington, DC, August 21, 2014 --Join American Farmland Trust at the Aptos Farmers Market on Saturday, August 30, for a special I Love the Aptos Farmers Market celebration. This one-day event is part of American Farmland Trust’s national I Love My Farmers Market Celebration, an annual campaign raising awareness about the role farmers markets play in keeping family farmers on the land.
Visit the Aptos Farmers Market Saturday, August 30, between 8:00 am – NOON, choose from the wide variety of fruits, vegetables and baked goods, and pledge your support of family farmers.
American Farmland Trust will give away No Farms No Food® bumper stickers and made-in-the-USA canvas tote bags to the first 1,000 people who pledge their support for the Aptos Farmers Market. A pledge is a commitment to shop at the Aptos Farmers Market. We will record the dollars pledged at the market and announce the total at the end of the market’s day.
Aptos Farmers Market chef, Andrew Cohen, will give a cooking demonstration using fresh market produce — recipes will be provided. Other featured guests include the Monterey Bay Master Gardeners, and the Farmers Market String Band will perform lively bluegrass music.
“This is the sixth year in a row American Farmland Trust has sponsored the national I Love My Farmers Market Celebration, a summer-long event to recognize family farmers and to raise awareness about community markets,” said Robert Connelly, AFT’s membership manager, who will be attending the celebration. “Farmers markets are a great way to meet the farmers who produce our food, buy fresh and local goods, and help family farmers thrive.”
In 2013 the Aptos Farmers Market was the top-ranked farmers market in California in American Farmland Trust’s celebration with 1,268 pledges to shop local.
To learn more about American Farmland Trust’s national I Love My Farmers Market Celebration, visit www.LoveMyFarmersMarket.org.
American Farmland Trust is the only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. Since its founding in 1980, American Farmland Trust has helped permanently protect more than five million acres of farmland. Learn more at www.farmland.org