Farm Aid fosters connections between farmers and eaters by growing and strengthening local and regional markets and working to get family farm food in urban neighborhoods, grocery stores, restaurants, schools and other public institutions. We start by making family farm food available at all of our events.
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.
Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Youthmarket is on a mission to expand the reach of fresh, local family farm produce to live music venues! You’re there for good music, but shouldn’t you have access to good food too? In addition to bringing farm fresh food to concert venues, HOMEGROWN Youthmarket creates opportunities for youth at Farm Aid festivals and beyond.
Farm to School Rocks!
Farm to School programs connect farmers with schools to bring healthy, farm fresh food to the growing minds who need it most and to revolutionize the learning environment with innovative curricula and educational opportunities. Farm to school programs are expanding across the country in a movement celebrated by teachers, farmers, parents, students, school food service directors and more. These programs, of all shapes and sizes, are producing tangible benefits for kids, farmers and communities.
Find Good Food from Local Family Farmers
Eating food from local family farms means you’re getting fresh, healthy food and providing a way for farmers to stay on the land in your area. Our list of resources can connect you with good food.
“Farmers have a tremendous impact on the quality of food that we eat. But it takes a lot of effort from the consumer to make that work. The consumer and the family farmer have to work together.” — John Mellencamp, Farm Aid Co-Founder & Board Member
Food Labels Explained
There are dozens of different food labels that contain information about how food was grown or processed. However, some labels can be misleading or just not very helpful.
Our HOMEGROWN 101s empower eaters and farmers together to learn skills and get know-how for growing, cooking, sharing and cultivating community through food and farming.