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Farm Aid Events Celebrate Good Food From Family Farms
NEW YORK-Farm Aid will introduce New Yorkers to HOMEGROWN with two weeks of events that connect local residents with family farms. The highlight will be the annual benefit concert, Farm Aid 2007: A HOMEGROWN Festival, on Sunday, September 9, at Randall's Island in New York City. For more information on Farm Aid's events, visit www.farmaid.org.
HOMEGROWN is an invitation to taste family farm food, to explore the sources of our food and to meet the farmers who tend the soil. Farm Aid's New York events will showcase the direct connection between what happens on the farm and the food we eat every day.
Farm Aid 2007: New York City HOMEGROWN Events:
Ongoing: HOMEGROWN New York
Put yourself on Farm Aid's interactive map of New York City and let fellow New Yorkers know where they can find food from family farmers throughout the five boroughs - at local farmers markets, community supported agriculture programs, community gardens, rooftop gardens, grocery stores or even in your kitchen. To add your favorite spots to the map, visit www.farmaid.org/HomegrownNewYork.
August 26: Brooklyn Backyard BBQ to Benefit Farm Aid
The Yard, 388-400 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, 3 - 9 p.m. Join Farm Aid for a rustic backyard barbecue along the banks of the Gowanus Canal at The Yard in Brooklyn for good family food and great local music. Tickets are available for $10 at the door or in advance at http://ticketweb.com.
Sept. 4 - Sept. 10: Farm Aid's Fresh from the Family Farm Restaurant Campaign
Come out and enjoy the "Fresh From the Family Farm" special menu items at participating New York restaurants and support Farm Aid. Restaurants will donate at least one-half of the net proceeds of that menu item - which will use foods that are either grown locally; produced by a family farm using sustainable, humane farming practices; or certified organic - to Farm Aid. For a full list of restaurants, visit www.farmaid.org/restaurants.
Sept. 7: Farm Aid and Sustainable Table Harvest BBQ
Gigi Market at Greig Farm, Red Hook, New York, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Sept. 8: Farm Aid's Homegrown Fair at Union Square
Union Square, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sept. 9: Farm Aid 2007: A HOMEGROWN Festival
Randall's Island, Gates at Noon
Sept. 12: 5% Day at Whole Foods Market to Benefit Farm Aid
Support Farm Aid by shopping at Whole Foods Markets on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Thirteen Whole Foods Market Stores in CT, NY and NJ will donate 5 percent of their total sales to Farm Aid. To see a list of participating locations in the tri-state area, visit www.wholefoods.com.
Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant family-farm centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid's work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family-farmed food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $30 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the current system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.