Helping farmers stay on the land when disaster strikes.
Farming is a high stakes calling, largely dependent upon unpredictable elements like weather. For many, the margins are often so thin that one catastrophe can be all that stands between continuing to farm and going out of business. With every farm that disappears, we jeopardize our nation’s food security and access, and risk losing our valuable green space to development. In addition to feeding their communities and serving as stewards of the land, farms are also valuable assets to the regional economy, through farm-to-table events, agri-tourism, You-Pick operations, and more.
When disaster strikes, the time it takes to get aid can be crucial to a farm’s recovery. The goal of Rootstock is to grow an emergency fund that farmers can access in time of crisis, allowing them to continue to operate without losing precious time to plant, cultivate, or harvest while other lasting sources of aid are arranged.
2017 CONCERT RESCHEDULED
In light of the unprecedented devastation due to the hurricanes affecting our fellow farmers in the South as well as the wildfires on the West Coast, we feel it's of vital importance to keep resources and attention focused on those who need it most now. We are rescheduling this October's festival to spring of 2018, and will be announcing the new date in the next couple of weeks.