Every year for the past 8 or 9 years my husband and I have attended the annual
Farm Aid concert. Starting in 1985, Farm Aid is the longest running benefit concert.
Founded by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, Farm Aid has raised
nearly $36 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of
agriculture. Based on the belief that healthier food is grown on family farms rather
than "factory farms", Farm Aid seeks to educate and promote fair farm policies and
grassroots organizations. Donations can be made through the website
www.FarmAid.org but the best way to support the cause of healthy food for America
is by the way we spend our money buying food. Buy organic, buy local, buy fresh
and, if you eat meat, buy chemical/hormone free meats. Buy cage-free eggs, clothes
made from organic cotton and visit farmers' markets whenever possible.
Yes, you may have to pay more for some of these items, but this is for an important
cause that has a widespread and multi-generational impact. Listen to Willie!