American farmers celebrate opening of farmers market

September 17 was a great day for fresh food and local farmers as First Lady Michelle Obama opened the FRESHFARM Market near the White House. American Farmland Trust was happy to be there and hear her remind opening day customers that “Farmers markets do more than help Americans feed their families healthy meals, they help America’s family farmers.”

We also were happy to hear Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and other officials underscore the importance of farmland and “making sure that agricultural land is preserved” for the future of farms and farmers markets.

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