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Pleasantville Tops Most Celebrated Farmers Markets In New York

The Pleasantville Farmers Market is among the top celebrated markets in New York.
The Pleasantville Farmers Market is among the top celebrated markets in New York. Photo Credit: File Photo
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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – The Pleasantville Famers Market has received the most pledge dollars in New York State through an organization that honors family famers and farmers markets – making it among the most celebrated markets in the country.

As of Monday afternoon, the Pleasantville Farmers Market had received $570 in pledges for the American Farmland Trust ’s I Love My Famers Market Celebration. It was trailed by the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City, which had $350 in pledges, and the Saratoga Famers Market in Saratoga Springs, which had $330 in pledges.

The I Love My Farmers Market Celebration marks the fifth year that the American Farmland Trust has hosted a summer-long event to honor family farmers and to raise the national awareness about bountiful farmers markets, press release from the organization said.

In total, $6,530 was pledged for farmers markets in New York, which puts the state in third place so far nationwide. California was in the lead with $10,390 pledged, followed by Georgia with $8,440.

Pledges for the I Love My Farmers Market Celebration can be signed online . For every $10 spent on local food, as much as $7.80 is re-spent in the local community, supporting local jobs and businesses, the release said.