Farm Aid 2018 was an incredible day of farmers, artists and music fans coming together to highlight the challenges facing family farmers and to celebrate their good work. Almost two weeks later, back at the Farm Aid office, we’re settling into our “normal” work of answering the farmer hotline, amplifying farmer voices and digging into issues like the Farm Bill. But we also keep looking back on our festival photo and video galleries to get energized by our favorite moments.
Check out some of the numbers behind the festival that demonstrate what a magical and unique day we shared with you in Hartford, Connecticut!
Incredible sets of music on stage.
Skillshares and demos and 1 seed swap, encouraging festivalgoers to dig in!
Pounds of food rescued by Foodshare CT from our catering and concessions operations.
Exhibits in the HOMEGROWN Village
States represented by farmers at the festival, including these two farmers (Willie Dellacamera and Eric Henry) representing CT, on our press event stage!
Volunteers who made the day run smoothly.
HOMEGROWN Concessions® menu items were served by Legends Hospitality and 9 plaza vendors throughout the venue. The ingredients were sourced from sustainable, family farms, with a fair price paid to the farmers.
Pounds of compostable material diverted from the landfill to make soil – that’s equal to 147 gallons of gasoline not being burned or 2,881 pounds of carbon dioxide mitigated from the atmosphere. Thanks for doing your part!
HOMEGROWN Youthmarkets stationed around the venue, gave local youth a chance to sell apples and other produce to festivalgoers.
T-shirts sold, made with organic cotton.
States and 6 countries represented by ticket buyers coming together for family farmers.
Events for farmers and eaters preceding the concert, including 3 farm tours, a film screening and a gathering of farmers, advocates and activists to explore strategies for resilience.