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Blog | September 7, 2016

Farm Aid Cooks Up Fun at Whole Foods Market in Boston

by Caroline Malcolm Fiore

Last week Farm Aid cooked up some good food and fun for shoppers at the Whole Foods Market in the South End of Boston.

Farm Aid’s Executive Director, Carolyn Mugar teamed up with Will Dailey, who has performed at Farm Aid four times, to prepare a seasonal charred corn salad. Hungry shoppers watched them transform local, family farm ingredients into a healthy meal. It also gave Carolyn and Will a chance to let the public know about Barn Raising with Farm Aid presented by Whole Foods Market and St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, a local food and music event happening on October 7 at the Boston Public Market.


In addition to the local heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, basil, and mozzarella from Maplebrook Farm, we were pleased to feature other local ingredients that can be found both at Whole Foods Market and at the Boston Public Market, including fresh bread from Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery and delicious fig vinegar from Mange.


The salad received rave reviews from the crowd, and we hope you enjoy it, too. Please check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!

charred corn salad from farm aid

PS: If you’re local to Boston, we hope you can join us for Barn Raising with Farm Aid to celebrate of the bounty of family farm food, community and music in our city! It is sure to be an incredible evening of delicious, local food from Chef Will Gilson of Puritan & Co., beer, wine and spirits, and music from some of the city’s great local talents, Nella Rojas and Avi Jacob. Tickets for the cocktail reception are $60 each & $30 each for farmers. If you’re a farmer looking for tickets, please email caroline@farmaid.org for the discount code.

View all the info about the Barn Raising with Farm Aid

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