Portland, Oregon. (Oct 1, 2008) — Whole Foods Market’s Portland locations are partnering with Farm Aid; an organization dedicated to keeping our farmers thriving, put new farmers on the land, support connections between farmers and eaters, and secure a future of good food for all.
 
Farm Aid also supports farmers as they transition into more sustainable practices as well as family farmers in trouble, including those affected by floods, foreclosures or economic struggles.
 
On October 16, the two organizations will host a 5% Community Giving Day at Whole Foods Market’s Portland locations, where five percent of the day’s net sales will be donated to Farm Aid.
 
“Whole Foods Market is dedicated to caring for our communities and our environment, and our partnership with Farm Aid serves this mission,” said Vicki Foley, PR Specialist for Whole Foods Market. “We support our local farmers in many ways and our customers enjoy finding produce and other items from local farmers in our stores.”
 
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About Farm Aid
Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family-farmed food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $30 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms. http://www.farmaid.org/