Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions® is the first-of-its-kind model for featuring family farm-identified, local and organic foods at major concert events. HOMEGROWN Concessions® has fed more than 283,000 festivalgoers since its introduction in 2007 at the HOMEGROWN Festival at Randall’s Island in New York City. It has served as a model for entertainment events, including the Super Bowl and a variety of music festivals and venues that have embraced the Good Food Movement in concessions.
Watch Dave Matthews speak about the food served at Farm Aid festivals and how it affects both farmers and festivalgoers alike:
The Story of HOMEGROWN Concessions®
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HOMEGROWN Concessions® brings festivalgoers family farm-sourced foods that conform to its criteria: food that is sustainably produced by family farmers, utilizing ecological practices, with a commitment to a fair price for farmers. Menu items included humanely raised meat, local and organic produce and ingredients and bread made with organic flour.