Growing Local

A national program of American Farmland Trust

At farmers’ markets, restaurants, grocery stores, school cafeterias and communities across America, people are searching for healthy food that’s grown on nearby farms. Meeting this demand will take more farms, more farmers and more farmland growing local food.

Growing Local is American Farmland Trust’s program to sustain local farms and farmers while strengthening America’s food and farming system.  Our vision is one of U.S. towns and cities surrounded by healthy farms with thriving networks and infrastructure in place to make fresh food from local farms a reality for everyone.  Our strategy for success consists of two campaigns – sustaining farms and farmers, and helping communities grow local

We’re helping build sustainable food and farming systems to make fresh food from local farms a reality for everyone by:

  • Planning for agriculture and sustainable food systems
  • Working on the ground for change
  • Improving food, farm and land use policies
  • Sustaining farms and farmland for our future
  • Spreading the No Farms No Food message

Here is AFT’s Julia Freedgood, Managing Director, Growing Local Campaign:

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Growing Local Links:

Growing Local Resources List (PDF)

Request a Free No Farms No Food Bumpersticker

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