Follow The Rooster Party
Sunday, September 20, 5:00-8:00PM
The Healdsburg SHED, 25 North Street, Healdsburg
An Evening for the Next Generation of Food
Join us for an evening of food prepared by local chefs as we tell the story behind the ingredients: the young farmers who grew them, how they reached your table, and what it will take to keep that new generation going strong. We'll share the journey of The Farmers Guild and our new project Follow the Rooster, exploring what we've learned over the past several years of organizing, educating and advocating for those aspiring to grow healthy food, steward our land, and build a better local food system. All proceeds go towards keeping those programs alive as our organization grows and evolves right alongside those young farmers.
WHY: In just the next 20 years, 400 million acres of American farmland will change hands. And with the average age of our farmers rising fast and fewer young people stepping in to fill their boots, we all must ask: Who will be left to inherit that legacy? And how will they grow our food?
THE FARMERS GUILD: We are the newest wave of farmers, ranchers, and sustainable food system advocates. With a passion for feeding our local communities, we unite to share skills, knowledge and a meal after a day in the field. Founded by farmers for farmers, we support all healthy food production by collectively striving toward the economic viability of agriculture as well as the social networks necessary to attract, cultivate and sustain a new generation ready to work the land.
FOLLOW THE ROOSTER: This summer, the Farmers Guild is running a community-action campaign to celebrate and support new, local, and small farmers by recognizing the local businesses who support them.