Local Farmer Gives Back to His Own
Posted on 20 October, 2009 | By Erica Simanek Knoch | Leave a response
I saw a sign and had that “do this!” moment.
That’s the day my girls and I were on Route 9 in Harpers Ferry when we saw a sign about a two-day music fest, and I read about all the bands, then “The Nighthawks”! OMG, I feel like I’m back in time rocking in Bethesda! I pulled over, wrote down http://www.greenhillfarm.org. I got home, went right on the site, and saw “volunteers needed”. I was in.
Nick Frobouck’s Green Hill Farm is in Sharpsburg, MD. I volunteered for one of the two days of the festival. (had kid’s soccer on the first day) All proceeds went to support Loggers and Farmers Inc, a 501c3 organization formed to help in the financial support of families of loggers or farmers where there has been injury or loss of life.
I met Nick and his family (so friendly!), Lisa Jacobs who really coordinated the marketing efforts, and a bunch of great food and small business vendors, families, and bands. Oh, and I got to talk to Mark Wenner of The Nighthawks!
Great to see farmers giving back to their own. What a great time!