A musical benefit show in favor of local food, farmers and agriculture


Camp Meade, Middlesex, will host Salvation Farms’ Aid next month, featuring live local musicians covering national acts.

Salvation Farms, a non-profit organization in Vermont, is hosting the June 13 event to support its collaborative work with farmers, partners and community members to help Vermont feed itself, working towards a future where communities are increasingly fed by local farms. Salvation Farms is a federally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the resilience of Vermont’s food system through the management of agricultural surpluses through gleaning and other practices.

Salvation Farms’ Aid returns for the second time with the benefit concert, this year at Camp Meade. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., music starts at 12:30 p.m., a $ 30 show, free for children under 12.

Inspired by Farm Aid, Salvation Farms’ Aid features some of the local musicians covering national acts. This year’s lineup includes: Rik Palieri covering Pete Seeger, Beg Steal or Borrow covering Del McCoury Band, Abby Sherman and The Way North covering Susan Tedeschi, Blues for Breakfast covering The Highwaymen, Mr. French covering Led Zeppelin and Craig Mitchell covering Prince .


Supporting artists and supporting local farmers and local food for Vermont fits well with the philosophy of Planetary Matters, the company that owns Camp Meade.

“We want to support artists and we want to support farmers. One of our joys is to nourish the body and the soul, it is our main mission. We are delighted to welcome something that supports music and the farmers without whom we couldn’t eat, ”explained Russ Bennett, one of the partners (along with Mike Pelcher and Alan Newman) in Planetary Matters.

Bennett said he and his partners also fully support the work of Salvation Farms to keep Vermont-grown food in the state and feed Vermonters, as well as Salvation Farms’ efforts to lobby and work on the Vermont program. closed to schools.

“We can all support these goals,” Bennett said, noting that a dollar generated by a local agrarian economy will flow seven times into the local economy.


At Camp Meade on the day of the show, in addition to live music, there will also be a silent auction, featuring – among other things – a framed concert poster of Phish signed by the four band members, a collection of books from Chelsea Green Publishing, a basket of Way Out Wax goodies, an annual family subscription to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, among other special Vermont articles and experiences. Ticket sales and silent auction benefit Salvation Farms. Salvation Farms’ Aid will also feature a Local Abundance Zone where ticket holders can learn from people immersed in topics such as gardening, country foods, wellness food, foraging, maintenance of our soils and herbalism.

Salvation Farms’ Aid is made possible with support from Cabot Creamery, National Life, Yankee Farm Credit, Gardener’s Supply, Ben & Jerry’s, Concept2, WIZN, The X Press, Rock Art Brewery, Sterling College, City Market, The Alchemist, Music & Arts, WBTV-LP and Camp Meade. Join Salvation Farms in their work to build a future where communities are increasingly nurtured by local farms. To learn more and to obtain tickets, visit www.salvationfarms.org.

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