'Farmers Feed US' movement Expands to Mid-Atlantic
Chicago--A coalition of agricultural commodity groups and farmers from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware are launching the Mid-Atlantic Farmers Feed US.
The program is a great opportunity to introduce consumers to the hard-working men and women in their region who raise healthy, nutritious and affordable food, according to Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity. “We need to show that even though our systems have changed and our use of technology has increased, the farmer’s commitment to do what’s right has never been stronger.”
Open to Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington, D.C., residents, the program will offer consumers the chance to win one of four “Free Groceries for a Year” sweepstakes prizes, while introducing them to 10 of the region’s farmers.
Since July 2009, Farmers Feed US has been connecting growers and consumers in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois. The programs have accounted for more than 1.35 million consumer sweepstakes registrations, with each one introducing consumers to farmers from their state.