The Clarksville Farmer’s Market is participating in a nationwide campaign to promote such open air markets across the country. Each pledge of support for the Market brings them one step closer to being named the number one market in the country as a part of the I Love My Farmers Market Celebration.
I Love My Farmers Market Celebration marks the fifth year its founder, American Farmland Trust, has hosted a summer-long event to honor our nation’s hardworking family farmers and to raise the national awareness about the bounty found at farmers markets nationwide.
The celebration encourages consumers to pledge to support family farmers by shopping directly from them this summer. One pledge equals a commitment to spend $10 at the Clarksville Downtown Market that week. Pledge your support everyday at www.lovemyfarmersmarket.org and join us at the Clarksville Downtown Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Public Square. Pledging will close midnight EST September 9. Pledges made are not charged to those pledging directly, but are rather a statement that you pledge to visit the Market to shop that week.
Farmers markets provide the vital link between eaters and where our food comes from and as such highlight the importance of preserving farmland. “The I Love My Farmers Market Celebration is about celebrating the unique qualities of farmers markets throughout the nation and the important role that these markets play in keeping family farmers on the land,” said Susan Sink, American Farmland Trust Vice President of External Affairs.
I Love My Farmers Market Celebration is part of the American Farmland Trust’s No Farms No Food® Campaign. For more details on the I Love My Farmers Market Celebration and pledging for the Clarksville Downtown Market, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931-645-7476 or visit www.lovemyfarmersmarket.org .