Pledge your support for the Clarksville Downtown Market! Each pledge made for our market inches us closer to the number one market in the country as a part of the “I Love My Farmers Market Celebration™” hosted by American Farmland Trust.
I Love My Farmers Market Celebration marks the fifth year American Farmland Trust has hosted a summer-long event to honor our nation’s hardworking family farmers and to raise the national awareness about our bountiful farmers markets.
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 by going to 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 is underway and will close September 14 at midnight EST. 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 American Farmland Trust Vice President of External Affairs, Susan Sink.
I Love My Farmers Market Celebration is part of the American Farmland Trust’s No Farms No Food® Campaign. Nationwide, the food and farming system contributes nearly $1 trillion dollars to our national economy. According to the most recent National Resources Inventory, we have been losing nearly one million acres of farmland every year. For all of these reasons and more, conserving and protecting farmland for future generations is something we can all celebrate.
Kick off your pledge this Saturday, June 28th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Public Square and enjoy entertainment provided by Red River Breeze and Kenneth Heidger.
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.