Blog | November 4, 2014

An Evening With Farm Aid in Texas

KariOn October 25, we held our latest An Evening With Farm Aid event at Luscombe Farm in Anna, Texas. This is our small event series dedicated to an intimate celebration of local family farm food, incredible music and community. (We posted about our An Evening With Farm Aid event held in New York City last year.)

We honored the region’s family farmers with cocktails and delicious food, all sourced locally by Chef Robert Lyford of Patina Green in McKinney. I was lucky to eat his food for most of the week and let me say that a squash sandwich isn’t what I might reach for normally, but he changed my mind on every food I might avoid, including beef tongue!

Our guests and Farm Aid staff were fortunate to meet and open the event with Robert Hutchins, of Rehoboth Ranch in Greenville. Last spring, we sent an emergency grant to the Hutchins family after their farm was devastated by a tornado. We activated our local network support, and Robert’s community rallied around them as well. Hearing the impact this had on him left me in tears! I am happy to say that the ranch is nearly completely recovered only six months later.

HoneyHoney closed the event with an incredible set. They’re an amazing hybrid of country, rock and folk, along with being hilarious and warm people to boot. We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to share their talent with the crowd. See the band and lots more beautiful photos by Troy Foster in our slideshow below.

We are grateful to the local hosts and sponsors that made this event a smashing success. We couldn’t and wouldn’t have been able to do this without you. See y’all next year!

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