October 1 Rootstock Concert Reschedule
Friends and Supporters of Rootstock -
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. It will feature the same world-class lineup of musicians, with local farms, food trucks, non-profits, and loads more fun and exciting ways to support our farmers here in the Northeast. The events unfolding in the South and West right now are tragic reminders that farmers throughout the country will need support in coming seasons as they deal with changing climate conditions, and we look forward to building a base of support for our neighbors in New York.
While we are incredibly disappointed on a personal level to have to wait for the fantastic musical party we've been planning for the last several months, the times immediately following crises such as these are critical to the recovery of those affected, and we feel that focusing attention on them now is the right thing to do.
We will be posting updates of our own on-going activities to support farms here in the Northeast, but if you are looking for ways to help those devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as the western wildfires, please consider contributing to Farm Aid. They have partnered with regional and local organizations to get farms the help they need in the quickest, most effective way possible. Read about their efforts and contribute to the Farm Aid Family Farm Disaster Fund Here.
Our thoughts go out to our sister and brother farmers affected by these disasters.
In hope and solidarity,
The Rootstock Team