For a second straight year Countryside Conservancy (aka @countrysidechix on Twitter) teamed up with environmental non-profit REVERB to provide fresh, local food for the crew of the Dave Mathews Band. Famers’ Market Manager and local food hero, Beth Knorr sourced everything from kale to croissants for the band’s visit to Akron this past weekend, sourcing local from over 22 farmers and food artisans.
REVERB was founded by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her husband, musician, Adam Gardner. They work to educate and engage musicians and their fans to live more sustainably. The Dave Mathews Band has long been a strong voice and leader in environmental and food security issues. Dave Mathews also sits on the board of Farm Aid.
As part of the band’s Bama Green Project, Countryside was asked to source local foods for the band, but in addition, the project sold seed packs at the DMB concert with all the proceeds being donated to the Akron Canton Food Bank to purchase local food for their community through the Countryside Conservancy. The total raised was just over $1300! Rock on!