|Farm Aid and Wild Oats Team Up to Suport Local Food and Farms|
Wild Oats Markets Donates $35,000 to Family Farm Organization
SOMERVILLE, Mass.-Farm Aid, the national family farm organization, today announced that Wild Oats Natural Marketplace has donated more than $35,000 to support its mission to keep family farmers on their land growing good food for everyone.
Wild Oats stores nationwide collected donations for Farm Aid at cash registers during the month of July as part of its Choose Local initiative - a program promoting local foods and family farmers in its stores. Wild Oats stores collected more than $15,000 at the cash registers and the company made an additional donation of $20,000 to support Farm Aid.
"Wild Oats has always been an advocate of family farms, local communities and the environment, so we're proud to support an influential and progressive organization like Farm Aid," said Perry Odak, president and CEO of Wild Oats Markets.
Individuals and organizations can continue donating to Farm Aid year round by visiting www.farmaid.org.
"Farm Aid was pleased to be a part of Wild Oats' Choose Local activities," said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. "More and more people are choosing fresh, local food, supporting family farmers in their own community. The good food movement is growing!"
Farm Aid 2006 Presented by Silk Soymilk will take place on Saturday, September 30 at the Tweeter Center at the Waterfront in Camden, NJ. For more information on Farm Aid's annual benefit concert, visit www.farmaid.org/concert.
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