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.
Winter solstice "Sneak Peak" concert, december 19, 2017
We're throwing a Solstice Party to welcome back the light, ring out the old year, and give a little "sneak peak" at our 2018 concert! Welcome the (almost) Winter Solstice at Dogwood, THIS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, at 8:00 pm! Join us for a night of fantastic folk & fiddle music featuring Richard Shindell, Bruce Molsky, Sara Milonovich and Jacob Bernz. All proceeds go to support Rootstock, as we celebrate our Northeast farming community, announce our rescheduled festival date, and enjoy some world-class roots music and seasonal cheer!