Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Vote for Your Favorite Farmers' Market!


Suffern Farmers’ Market has entered into a national contest for farmers markets being held by American Farmland Trust.

The market is open Saturdays, June through November from 9:00am to 1:00pm, rain or shine in the Commuter Parking Lot on Orange Ave. at Lafayette. Available at the market are locally grown and produced organic vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, wine, cheese, yogurt, pickles, prepared foods, baked goods, coffee, maple syrup, honey, plants, flower bouquets and more. The market features live entertainment each week along with regular cooking demos and children’s activities

Farmers markets represent one of the great ways that food consumers can support their local farmers, farmland, communities, and regional economy. This summer, American Farmland Trust’s contest for America’s Favorite Farmers Markets, is a way for market customers to voice their support and take pride in their community. Farmers markets can register to join the contest by visiting, www.farmland.org/marketmanager. Customers across the nation will vote their market to the top on-line at www.farmland.org/vote. One large, medium, and small farmers market will win the title of America’s Favorite Farmers Market in 2009, and the winning markets will each receive a free No Farms No Food ® tote bag giveaway for their customers.

By partnering with farmers markets, American Farmland Trust is encouraging consumers to consider the importance of farmland and to support local farmers. Put succinctly, there is no local food without local farmland. Market shoppers can cast their vote in support of their region’s farmers, community, and market. To vote for Suffern Farmers’ Market simply visit www.farmland.org/vote.

American Farmland Trust—along with many local and state governments, and non-profit groups, is working to make “growing local” a reality for farmers, ranchers and consumers. Healthy Farms, Healthy Food, and Healthy Communities: It’s what America needs!

Find out more about American Farmland Trust’s Growing Local Campaign:

American Farmland Trust is a national nonprofit organization working with communities and individuals to protect farmland, promote sound stewardship of that land and improve the economic vitality of agriculture. As the nation’s leading advocate for farm and ranch land conservation, AFT has ensured that millions of acres of American farm and ranch land stays bountiful and productive. With offices around the country, AFT’s headquarters are in Washington, DC. The phone number is 202-331-7300.

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