Colorado Farm Aid

Raising money and awareness for the farms that lost so much in this year's Colorado floods.
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Travis Albright
Community
Lyons, Colorado
United States
1 Team Member


Farm Camps is pairing with The Lyons Farmette and Oscar Blues Brewery for a benefit Farm Dinner with beer pairing on June 11th. In addition, numerous bands (Jack Johnson, Phish, Wilco, The Avett Brothers, and more listed below) are contributing dozens of signed pieces of merchandise to help out the farms devastated by the 2013 Colorado floods.  

 During the week starting on September 9, 2013, a slow-moving cold front stalled over Colorado, clashing with warm humid monsoonal air from the south.  This resulted in heavy rain and catastrophic flooding along Colorado's Front Range. The situation intensified on September 11 and 12. Boulder County was worst hit, with 9.08 inches recorded September 12 and up to 17 inches of rain recorded by September 15, which is comparable to Boulder County's average annual precipitation.

This fundraiser is to rescue the numerous farms that were denied FEMA assistance and have nowhere else to turn. As stated by one of our beneficiary farms (Sunbeam Farm), "I am not sure how to start so I’ll just jump into it. Our Farm is in serious trouble, we need help. The flooding in Boulder, Colorado destroyed our Fall Harvest and ended our season very early. The event left us deflated and overwhelmed with accepting the reality that our entire year of labor is lost overnight. We are in a low area of the county and had a raging river passing through our Farm, over most of our plants, about 16,000 square feet. If you know anything about us or farming by hand, you can imagine how devastated we feel. We do not like to ask for financial help, we would rather give help. But right now we are unable to handle the loss, the clean-up or the bills of the Farm. We are asking for community support to help keep this Farm running for years to come."

Peyton Manning asks you to help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrCxMGuuumI


What We Need & What You Get

  • We are trying to raise at least $50,000 to help get these terrific, local farms back to where they were before the floods.  These are all wonderful people, trying to do the right thing for our community, and had their lives turned upside-down in September.
  • Over 30 bands are joining forces with us to raise money for the farms by personally donating signed merchandise just for this event!
  • Farm Camps, Lyons Farmette, and Oskar Blues Brewery will be joining forces to hold a wonderful Farm Dinner with beer pairings on June 11th to raise funds for the cause. You can purchase one of these limited tickets as a perk on this site.

The Farm Dinner

The final phase in this fundraising effort will be a seated 125 person farm dinner at The Lyons Farmette on June 11, 2014. This will be a three course dinner with beer and wine pairings. There will also be a silent auction and live music! Tickets can be purchased on this site.

Chef: Jason Rogers (Oskar Blues, formerly of The St. Julian)

Beer Pairings: Oskar Blues

Wine Pairings: TBA

All food coming from local, Colorado farms.

The Farms

"We were denied assistance by FEMA. This work is a labor of love and we have already put everything we had (and more) into this Farm because we believe real food should be available to everyone. We are at a loss for options on how we can help ourselves right now. We don’t do this work because it is easy or because it is profitable. We do it to make the world a better place, to be able to provide healthy organic food for others and to be able to tell them exactly what is in it, and what is not." - Sunbeam Farm

"The water from the creek kept rising and falling all day. The crops were in at least 6" to a foot of water at one point...the crops were under water for up to 10 - 15hrs from creek water that the news is saying was contaminated." - 63rd Street Farm

The Contributing Bands

Jack Johnson   Phish   The Avett Brothers   Wilco   Widespread Panic

The National   The Head & The Heart   fun.   The String Cheese Incident

Portugal. The Man   Dr. Dog   of Monsters & Men   Ani DiFranco

Yonder Mountain String Band   Railroad Earth   Trampled by Turtles

Toro y Moi   St. Vincent   Andrew Bird   Local Natives   of Montreal

Michael Franti & Spearhead   Keller Williams   Lotus   Branford Marsalis

Josh Ritter   ZZ Ward   Ingrid Michaelson   and more...

*Any band's merchandise that is not seen on this page will be part of a silent auction at the Farm Dinner on June 11th at The Lyons Farmette.

Perks

We appreciate absolutely ANY donation. We also appreciate all who help spread the word! We only have two months to make this happen! 

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Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    General Donation - Any Amount

    We'll send you a Farm Camps sticker as a thank you for your generosity. Your name will be on display at the Farm Dinner event as well as sent to each of the beneficiary farms, so they can see who helped rescue them.

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $35USD
    Limited Edition Event Poster

    With any donation over $35, we'll send you a limited edition, screen printed, Colorado Farm Aid poster listing all of the contributing bands for this special event. Poster will be individually numbered and signed by artist.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $120USD
    Official Farm Dinner ticket

    This gains you admission to the official farm dinner at The Lyons Farmette in Lyons, Colorado on June 11, 2014. This will be a 125 person, seated farm dinner along with included beer pairings from Lyons own Oscar Blues Brewery. Menu and executive chef TBA. Tickets will be shipped on April 30th. There will also be a silent auction at the event featuring donations from local businesses and signed items from dozens of national bands.

    2 out of 80 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $150USD
    Yonder Mountain signed Vinyl

    Self titled Yonder Mountain String Band vinyl. Vinyl is signed by all four members of the band. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $150USD
    The Head & The Heart Vinyl

    Rare 7" vinyl signed by all members of The Head & The Heart. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $150USD
    The National signed vinyl

    "Trouble Will Find Me" vinyl signed by all members of The National. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $150USD
    Michael Franti signed CDs

    "The Sound of Sunshine" and "All Rebel Rockers" CDs, both signed by Michael Franti. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $150USD
    St. Vincent signed vinyl

    Strange Mercy vinyl signed by St. Vincent, herself. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $200USD
    Andrew Bird signed poster

    Poster signed by Andrew Bird commemorating his Colorado shows of 8/2011. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $250USD
    Portugal.The Man sketches

    "Evil Friends" vinyl signed by Portugal. The Man. The unique part about this piece is it includes original sketches on the album cover by John Gourley. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $250USD
    String Cheese signed poster

    Red Rocks poster signed by all members of The String Cheese Incident. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $250USD
    Ani DiFranco signed art print

    Original art print by Ani DiFranco signed by Ani herself. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $250USD
    Trampled by Turtles poster

    2013 Santa Ana tour poster signed by all members of Trampled by Turtles. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $350USD
    The Avett Brothers signed book

    2011 tour book, full of great photography of The Avett Brothers. The cover of the book is signed by all four members of the band. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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    $350USD
    Widespread Panic signed poster

    Limited edition concert poster numbered and signed by all members of Widespread Panic. There is a slight bend in the lower corner from shipping. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $350USD
    Wilco signed poster

    Solid Sound Festival poster signed by Wilco, Neko Case, and many more. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $750USD
    Concert poster signed by Phish

    Limited edition concert poster, signed by all four members of Phish. It is also signed and individually numbered by the artist. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $850USD
    Jack Johnson signed Ukulele

    Jack Johnson signed Ko'olau Pono Ukulele. The ukulele unsigned retails for $350. This is a very rare signed item. Jack Johnson ukulele song book is included. *Items can be viewed in the "Gallery" at the top of the page. All items were personally sent in personally by band, management, or record label.

    0 out of 1 claimed
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  • $900USD
    Private Table at Farm Dinner

    Private, six person table at the Farm Dinner at The Lyons Farmette on June 11th. This will be a 125 person, seated farm dinner. Tickets will be shipped on April 30th. There will also be a silent auction at the event featuring donations from local businesses and signed items from dozens of national bands. Chef Jason Rogers (Oskar Blues, formerly of The St. Julian) Beer Pairings: Oskar Blues Wine Pairings: TBA

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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