Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised over $64 million for programs that support keeping family farmers on their land. Farm Aid, best known for its annual music concert, works year-round to build a system of agriculture that values family farmers, good food, soil and water, and strong communities.
Weaver Street Market is excited to support Farm Aid 2022 as it returns to Raleigh for a second time! This annual festival is an all-day celebration of music, family farmers, HOMEGROWN food, and agricultural experiences.
The Farm Aid festival offers concession food that is fresh local, organic, humanely raised ingredients produced by family farmers and local food co-ops for festivalgoers through their HOMEGROWN Concessions®. An initiative launched in 2007 supports local farms with sustainable practices and dedicates itself to paying farmers and local producers a fair price.
Weaver Street’s artisan bread will be included in the HOMEGROWN Concessions® menu, and we’re donating Weaver Street artisan bread and prepared foods from our Food House bakery and kitchen to HOMEGROWN Catering, which provides food with the same standards for backstage crew and artists.
The festival also includes HOMEGROWN Village, an area where attendees can engage in hands-on activities about soil, water, energy, food, and farming. Festivalgoers can hear farmers, artists and artists discuss pressing issues and share inspiring stories on the FarmYard Stage. They can attend demonstrations to learn farming skills in the HOMEGROWN Skills tent.
Farm aid focuses on being a resource to farmers transitioning to regenerative, sustainable, and organic practices and creating ways to improve access to good food from family farmers for communities to become food secure. They offer grants and emergency aid to family farmers while addressing food and farming system inequalities, especially for BIPOC farmers.
“I’ve always said that family farmers strengthen us all. Farmers in North Carolina, across the Southeast, and all over the country are growing solutions to our toughest challenges, including climate change. We’re bringing Farm Aid here to highlight their hard work and celebrate the ways we can all join farmers to help.” — Willie Nelson
The event will be on Saturday, September 24, at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek.
We’ll raffle tickets for the Farm Aid 2022 at our Co-op Fair!