Saturday, September 8, 2007

Farm aid

"Across most of New York City, the family farm might well be a potted plant struggling on a windowsill. But that hasn’t stopped Farm Aid from bringing its annual concert here. It’s the city’s first Farm Aid concert in the 22 years since Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp first put on a benefit for family farmers.

“Farmers are never going to survive if they don’t have as allies the people who want this good food,” Ms. Mugar said. “New York has a huge density of eaters and a density of people who are doing excellent things. There are restaurants, farmers’ markets, community-supported agriculture programs, even people who are growing food in the city and teaching people how to grow it.”" (thanks Anna)

If it goes the way live aid went, say bye to your farms.

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