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American Farmland Trust Partners with Seal the Seasons to Raise Consumer Awareness of the Threats to the Land that Sustains Us

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, American Farmland Trust, the organization behind the national movement No Farms No Food®, announces its partnership with Seal the Seasons, maker of frozen produce sourced from local farms, to share the story of American Farmland Trust’s work in the regions where they source their products.

The loss of America’s farmland, an aging farmer population, and climate change are just a few of the issues facing farming and farmland. AFT works to support farmers by providing research and programs focused on these challenges.

“Our future depends on having enough farmland and farmers to both feed us and restore our planet. And this requires a community of advocates that embrace the holistic vision of the future: one that acknowledges farmland as irreplaceable infrastructure we cannot afford to lose; that sees farming practices that improve soil health as necessary for that land to serve us in perpetuity; and that views farmers as the stewards of that land, worthy of our fervent support –because at heart, what these farmers do is for all of us,” says John Piotti, president and CEO, AFT.

He continues, “This partnership will help consumers understand the threats to American farmland and further AFT’s mission of saving the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. We are grateful for Seal the Season’s support.”

Seal the Seasons was started with a dedication to working with local farms, believing that locally-grown products are better for our planet, our economy and our taste buds. Its mission is to build local supply chains to change the food system. As part of its charitable partnership with AFT, Seal the Seasons will share stories of AFT’s impact in the regions where they source products to raise the profile of the “No Farms, No Food” movement.

“We have to acknowledge our impact on the planet and build a food system that works for farmers and alongside nature at the same time. We see supply chains and their most important component, farmland, as the most vital part of the food system. Our goal at Seal the Seasons is to move the focus back towards local sourcing that aligns with our family farms, our economy, and our planet,” said Patrick Mateer, founder of Seal the Seasons. “This partnership with the American Farmland Trust will be instrumental in bringing farmer stories to the forefront so we can protect farmland and improve farming practices from their perspective.”

For more information on Seal the Seasons and how to give back to American Farmland Trust, visit https://www.farmland.org/blog/find-us-in-the-frozen-food-aisle

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American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms, No Food message. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres, and supported thousands of farm families.

About Seal the Seasons

Seal the Seasons partners with local family-farms to freeze produce in season and bring it to grocery stores 365 days a year. Seal the Seasons sells fruit on a state by state and region by region basis. Seal the Seasons currently sells North and South Carolina product in the Mid-Atlantic (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Tennessee) and New York and New Jersey product in the Northeast (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut). With the upcoming crop season, Seal the Seasons will be expanding to sell LOCAL and REGIONALLY grown fruit in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Pacific Southwest. As a Certified B Corporation, it is committed to using business as a force for good in the world. Its mission is to build local supply chains to change the food system. For more information about Seal the Seasons, visit www.sealtheseasons.com.

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Media Contact for Seal the Seasons: Elizabeth Robbins, (919) 245-3535, elizabeth@sealtheseasons.com

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