- Across America
Many family farmers struggle to stay financially afloat and face pressure from development that is destroying farmland. Farms closest to America’s cities—often the providers of the delicious local food found at farmers markets—are directly in the path of destruction. AFT’s I Love My Farmers' Market Celebration is raising national awareness about local farmers markets and putting money directly in the pockets of family farmers through individual pledges of $10 to be spent at their farmers market. These pledges provide support that can help family farmers survive the short-term financial roller coasters that can send them reeling.