August 29, 2007

Brandi Dobbins
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Farm Aid Presents a One-Day Celebration of Farm and Food at the Greenmarket in Union Square

Live Music, Iron Chef for Kids, Family Farm Food Tastings, Live Chickens a Sampling of Homegrown Experience

Farm Aid will present a one-day celebration of farm and food at the Greenmarket in Union Square on Saturday, September 8th, beginning at 10AM, at South Plaza Union Square. The festival will take place the day before Farm Aid 2007: A HOMEGROWN Festival, Farm Aid's first-ever New York concert event at Randall's Island.

The fair will feature free, live music performances by The Ebony Hillbillies, Nation Beat, Jimmy Nations Combo, The Dittybops and Adrienne Young and Little Sadie.

Farm Aid's "Upstate - Downstate Food and Farm Caravan" will arrive at North Plaza, Union Square at 7:30 AM. The caravan will be loaded with fresh food and produce gathered during its week long tour of the state. The food will be served to crew and concertgoers at Farm Aid 2007: A HOMEGROWN Festival on Sept. 9th at Randall's Island. For the first time at a major concert event, the goal is to serve 100 percent local, organic, humanely-raised and family-farmed food.

"Farm Aid 2007: A HOMEGROWN FAIR," is free and open to the public and will celebrate living the homegrown life with hands-on activities for the entire family including:

  • Food Miles game for kids
  • Live chicken exhibit
  • Iron Chef for Kids competition with local, family farm foods
  • School Food demos with local food sampling
  • "How-To" demonstration on urban composting
  • Farm fresh corn on the cob from the River Tavern, 1950s fire truck
  • Hourly drawing for two tickets to Farm Aid 2007: A HOMEGROWN Festival

Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised over $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.


DATE: Saturday, September 8, 2007

TIME:7:30 a.m. Caravan and Farmers Arrive, 10-1 p.m. Fair Activities

LOCATION: South Plaza Union Square, Manhattan