by: Brian Frederick
Farm Aid recently announced that it is partnering with Legends Hospitality to serve family Farm food at Farm Aid’s annual concert on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Legends will adhere to Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions® criteria for food and beverages, including that all ingredients are sustainably produced by family farmers using ecological practices and that farmers receive a fair price for their products.
“Our chefs have worked diligently with the Farm Aid team to curate a fantastic spread of food and beverage offerings, developed to reflect an authentic representation of Western Pennsylvania’s food culture,” said Bill Wilson, Vice President of Legends Hospitality.
Legends is a service provider in the sports and entertainment industry. They are working with Farm Aid’s Culinary Director Sonya Dagovitz, who is supervising the sourcing of all ingredients. The partnership is applying expertise in natural and organic food supply chains and using Farm Aid’s network of family farms and farmer organizations.
Farm Aid raises money to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture. Since 1985, they have raised more than US$50 million to support farming programs, promote the Good Food Movement, and advocate for changes in our food system. Its board members, and concert headliners, include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews.
“Farm Aid’s mission is to strengthen family farm agriculture and connect farmers and eaters,” said Farm Aid Associate Director Glenda Yoder.
Tickets for the Farm Aid festival are sold out, but a webcast featuring behind-the-scenes looks and the organization’s work to strengthen family farming agriculture will begin at 3 pm EST on September 16. AXS TV will broadcast the concert live beginning at 7 pm EST.