Farm Aid gets a Youthmarket

This year, Farm Aid held its 26th annual benefit concert in Kansas City, and GrowNYC joined in the festivities by programming a Youthmarket farm stand at the show, giving more than 25,000 concert goers the opportunity to purchase farm-fresh food produced by Kansas City-area farmers, bakers, and beekeepers.

In the months leading up to the Farm Aid show, GrowNYC reached out to farmers and youth organizations in Kansas City and neighboring regions to supply and staff the stand. The day of the show, the Youthmarket stand offered a variety of items such as roasted corn, bison jerky, baked goods, candied pecans, honey products, and fresh berries, peaches, apples, and tomatoes. Traffic at the stand was considerable all day, and GrowNYC was able to make a donation to Farm Aid after paying youth staff and purchasing more than $3,000 worth of food from local producers.

Learn more about Youthmarket.