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Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — Farm Aid announced today that the organization has sold all of the available tickets for Farm Aid 2013, the family farm benefit festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
“We are honored that upstate New York has embraced Farm Aid in this way,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “Your enthusiasm is a clear sign that people here and across the Northeast value family farmers and the work they do to grow strong and healthy communities for all of us.”
Farm Aid 2013, which sold slightly more than 25,000 available tickets, will feature Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and The Blackwood Quartet. The event is an all-day music and food festival featuring HOMEGROWN Concessions® and Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village.
Farm Aid welcomes the participation of the local business community and offers corporate sponsorship opportunities. For more information, contact Glenda Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm Aid plans additional announcements throughout the summer, including ways everyone can be involved in the annual concert events. For concert updates and other Farm Aid 2013 announcements, follow Farm Aid on Twitter (@farmaid) and on Facebook, and visit www.farmaid.org/concert.
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $43 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.
Thank you to the more than 30,000 of you who joined us in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for Farm Aid 2012! For those who weren’t able to be there, we hope you got a taste of the amazing music, good food and family farmer power at home with our webcast or on the radio. We hope we see you at Farm Aid 2013.
September 17, 2012
I keep saying to myself, I don’t understand! I really don’t. I am a dairy farmer’s wife in Kentucky and we produce a high quality, wholesome product which sells in the stores today for $2.49 a gallon. In 1997 this same gallon of milk sold for an average price of $2.36 in Louisville, KY according to a 2000 summary by the Federal Milk Market Administrator. Dairy farmers have no say in those prices either at the store or the farm. We take the price given to us for our milk.Continue Reading...
Hersey, PA’s Hersheypark Stadium hosted the 27th annual Farm Aid benefit this past Saturday. In addition to Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, this year’s lineup featured Kenny Chesney, Jack Johnson, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Dale Watson, Pegi Young and the Survivors, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real and ALO.Continue Reading...