TO OUR FRIENDS AND FANS,
When I set out to develop Festival at the Farm in 2016, I imagined a festival with open arms and a true sense of community, where young and old could enjoy music together, feeling right at home in a beautiful location. Simplicity was the key.
Somehow it all came together! How? If you were one of our guests at Prowse Farm you experienced the culmination of thousands of separate instances of people simply saying, "yes".
Meditech and The Friends of Prowse Farm said "yes" and have been supportive hosts, allowing us the use of an absolutely incredible location. The town of Canton and its public safety personnel said "yes" when we applied for permits. The artists, talent agents and management teams all said "yes", delivering us so many magical moments. Our sponsors, especially our friends at Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs and b.good, said "yes" when we needed partners to make it a reality. The talented vendors all said "yes" and put their hearts out there in 10'x10' tents and food trucks. Our production team and incredible volunteers all said "yes", giving us their time, effort and talent. And finally...of course, our guests all said "yes", putting trust in us by planning a weekend at the farm.
That sense of positivity wove itself into the fabric of Festival at the Farm.
Over the winter, we learned that our 2019 lease for Prowse Farm would not be renewed. Prowse Farm is a one-of-a-kind location...there is magic beneath that hillside that might very well be impossible to replicate. We thought carefully about how we could remain vibrant and also feel familiar in a new location. Unfortunately, a suitable answer has not presented itself for 2019.
Personally, Festival at the Farm has been an incredible experience. As a small business owner, it represented my entrepreneurial leap, a crazy dream come to life before my very eyes. I am grateful to every single one of you for the help and support.
Will Festival at the Farm return? I can't answer that question today. My company, Six Chair Productions, will continue to produce events, chase dreams and bring people together. Hopefully over time we’ll find the right opportunity and Festival at the Farm will come alive once again. I've seen the power of "yes" firsthand.
Six Chair Productions
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JOIN US IN OUR GOAL TO HELP PROVIDE 100,000 MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED.
FOR EVERY TICKET SOLD, FESTIVAL AT THE FARM WILL DONATE A PORTION OF PROCEEDS AND PETE AND GERRY'S ORGANIC EGGS WILL DONATE A DOZEN EGGS TO THE GREATER BOSTON FOOD BANK.
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION UPON CHECKOUT WTH YOUR TICKET PURCHASE!
Two Stages: All Weekend Long
No Overlapping Sets
Farmers, Bakeries & Non-Profits
Sampling & Tasty Delights
GREAT FOOD & DRINK
Locally-Sourced Food Vendors
Craft Brew Experience & Wine
Pop-Up Performances and Shows
Fun and Funky Shopping
Art, Fashion and Jewelry
Games, Activities & Fun Shows
Free Tickets for a Limited Time
SKIP THE DRIVING AND TAKE A BUS TO THE FESTIVAL!
Don't stress about driving from Boston to Canton this year: we've teamed up with Skedaddle for no-hassle bus rides to the festival from Boston!
Buses will pick up at 12:30 near South Station on Saturday and Sunday, and will drop off right at the festival grounds. Reserve your seats, and sit back for your comfortable ride to Prowse Farm!
We are always interested in seeing how we can partner with like-minded brands.
We would love to hear from you!
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SUPPORT OUR NON-PROFIT AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB provides the equivalent of 50 million healthy meals annually, distributed through its network of 530 member food pantries, meal programs and shelters across Eastern Massachusetts. GBFB operates four direct service programs at nearly 70 sites throughout the area. A member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network, GBFB serves more than 140,000 people every month in its goal to create a hunger-free Eastern Massachusetts.
Festival at the Farm is committed to supporting non-profits that are focused on driving community involvement on both the grassroots and business level. Our onsite nonprofit and community partners focus largely on bringing healthy, organic or humanely farmed food to the community and stewardship of the environment.
NORTHEAST ORGANIC FARMING ASSOCIATION
The Northeast Organic Farming Association is a non-profit organization of over 5,000 farmers, gardeners, landscape professionals and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices and a cleaner environment.
NOFA has chapters in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) is the leading non-profit certification organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals in food production from birth through slaughter. The goal of the program is to improve the lives of farm animals by driving consumer demand for kinder and more responsible farm animal practices.
The ASPCA is a national animal welfare organization committed to protecting animals from cruelty. As part of its mission to improve the lives of farm animals, the ASPCA works to help consumers make more humane food purchases while simultaneously working with companies, governments, and institutions to improve the welfare of animals in our food system. For more information and consumer resources, visit ASPCA’s Shop With Your Heart website at aspca.org/shopwithyourheart.
The Carrot Project works at the forefront of change by helping to create a sustainable local farm and food economy. Our work facilitates access to financing and business support so that today’s small farm and food businesses can grow into thriving, enduring enterprises. We make long-term investments in the building blocks of the food system that contribute to healthful food for consumers, a replenished environment, and strengthened regional and local economies.