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Whole Foods at Farm Aid 2008

By Guest Writer, September 23, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Guest Writer
Whole Foods Market’s Jeff and David give Willie a big check. Farm Aid and Whole Foods Market go together like locally grown peas and carrots! Anyone that was lucky enough to attend the Whole Foods Market sponsored event on Saturday would have to agree that the talent and energy around the show was truly inspirational. With performances from the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, The Pretenders, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and, of course, Willie Nelson, the message of support for farmers and local producers was loud and clear. The Whole Foods Market Boston local teams outdid themselves with the massive task of catering 3 full meals for the VIPs, production crews and artists along with offering tons of free tote bags and product samples for any of the 30k+ attendees that stopped by our booths. The grand prize winners of our “Destination Summer” online sweepstakes (and lucky us, they’re farmers too!) also had a blast, eating great food and grinning ear to ear the whole day. Kudos to everyone who had a hand in this huge undertaking! Our guest writer, Honey Thompson, works on our marketing team and had an absolute blast helping out at FarmAid.

 

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RT says ...
Wow. sounds like it was a great experience for all involved!
09/23/2008 1:18:54 PM CDT
jim malcolm says ...
Thank you whole foods for the helping sponsor farm aid for all these years. Your contribution to the cause of farm aid and organic foods is gigantic. I will always support whole foods and its purposes. You and the other sponsors made the day fun, educational and a day to always remember. After learning what whole foods is all about, I will look forward to spending my grocery bill at whole foods inorder to buy good food but also to know how and where my money is being used. Thank you again for making Farm Aid a reality.
09/26/2008 6:57:34 PM CDT
WENDY SHALVEY says ...
I WENT TO THE FARM AID CONCERT AND I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS IVE BEEN TO. ITS NICE TO KNOW THAT WHILE IM HAVING SUCH A GREAT TIME IM ALSO SUPPORTING THE AMERICAN FARMER.
09/27/2008 11:15:07 AM CDT