With Farm Aid 2021 a little over a month behind us, we are reminiscing and thinking about all the different aspects of the festival. It was truly amazing to see farmers, artists and music fans all coming together to celebrate family farmer agriculture and to raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities farmers face.
As we recap the festival, we’ve noted some numbers that demonstrate what made Farm Aid 2021 unique!
Incredible performances on the Farm Aid stage.
Festivalgoers joined us at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT.
Skillshares, group art projects and demos that encouraged festivalgoers to dig in!
Local food rescue organizations that received donated food from HOMEGROWN Concessions and Catering to reduce waste as much as possible.
Exhibits in the HOMEGROWN Village that let festivalgoers explore the ways they can directly connect to food and agriculture.
States represented by festivalgoers (as well as 3 Canadian provinces).
Volunteers made the day run smoothly.
Menu items in HOMEGROWN Concessions served throughout the venue. The ingredients were grown with sustainable practices, sourced from family farms, and a fair price was paid to the farmers.
Pounds of food waste and compostable products were collected and composted by our Green Team volunteers and diverted from the landfill. This amounts to mitigating 4,704 pounds of carbon dioxide!
HOMEGROWN Youthmarket, staffed by young people from 3 different local youth organizations, sold fresh produce to festivalgoers.
Farm Aid t-shirts, all made with organic cotton (as well as 1 tote bag and bandana also made with organic cotton) were sold at our festival. Get yours now!
Of people participated in our Virtual Farmer Town Hall. This event gave farmers, partners, and policymakers (including Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Tina Smith, and top USDA officials) an opportunity to have a productive and thoughtful dialogue about the urgent challenges and opportunities in our farm and food system.
Of farmer stories shared in video spots that ran between set changes and during our radio, TV and web broadcasts; on the FarmYard stage in the HOMEGROWN Village; and in radio, TV and media interviews.
The number of countries with people tuning into our webcast during the festival.