RALEIGH — Showcasing the need to find more sustainable, soil-friendly cotton sources, Farm Aid has announced a partnership with Cotton of the Carolinas to bring concertgoers a special edition organic Farm Aid T-shirt that is grown, made and sold in the Carolinas.
Farm Aid brings attention to the challenges farmers face in bringing us good food and fiber.
Farm Aid 2014, which takes place at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Sept. 13, will feature performances by Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson and board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Jack White, Gary Clark Jr., Jamey Johnson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, North Carolina’s own Delta Rae, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter, Todd Snider, Insects vs. Robots, Raelyn Nelson Band and Jesse Lenat.
By tracing and telling the story of the entire supply chain, Farm Aid seeks transparency from farm to table and from dirt to shirt. To learn more about the process and pre-order a shirt, visit: www.farmaid.org/NCShirt.
Farm Aid also is working to highlight stories of family farmers as they seek to produce the best product while protecting natural resources. The creation of this shirt supports more than 500 jobs in a little less than 750 miles. In addition to the special edition T-shirt, Farm Aid highlights other stories through demonstrations and products at the HOMEGROWN Village and HOMEGROWN Concessions®.
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 $45 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.