SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amy's Kitchen, the nation's leading source of natural and organic convenience food, is pleased to announce that it is an official sponsor of Farm Aid's annual benefit concert on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. Amy's, now celebrating 25 years as a family-run company, will offer delicious food at Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN Concession® stands, as well as provide meals for the artists and backstage crew at this signature music concert. While this is Amy's second year as a Farm Aid sponsor, the company has significantly increased its level of participation in 2013.
In celebration of this partnership, Amy's is hosting a sweepstakes to award a pair of VIP tickets to the already sold-out Farm Aid 2013 event. Other prizes include free Amy's meals and limited-edition Amy's branded "I Heart Farmers" merchandise. Contestants may enter by visiting the Amy's iheartfarmers webpage. Farm Aid 2013 will feature Willie Nelson and fellow board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Jack Johnson, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Bahamas, JD & The Straight Shot, Carlene Carter and Pegi Young & The Survivors. "Amy's has been committed to supporting family farmers, organic agriculture and labeling for all genetically engineered ingredients since its founding 25 years ago," says co-founder Andy Berliner. "Our vision and Farm Aid's vision are closely aligned, and we're confident that, together, we'll continue to move the food industry in the right direction."
Amy's will offer three prizes in its sweepstakes. Every entrant will receive an Amy's coupon.
- Grand prize: A pair of tickets to Farm Aid 2013, as well as airfare, hotel, and cash for food and airport transportation ($2,500 value – will vary with airfare).
- Second prize (5 winners): Harvest Prize Bags, including a limited-edition Amy's branded "I Heart Farmers" t-shirt, bandana, hat, gardening gloves, and tote bag, as well as Amy's candy bars and 5 free Amy's coupons ($150 value).
- Third Prize (25 winners): Harvest Gift Sets, including one free product coupon and limited-edition Amy's branded "I Heart Farmers" hat and bandana. ($35 value).
Founded 25 years ago in Sonoma County, California, Amy's is a world leader in the production of natural and organic convenience foods. Named after Andy and Rachel Berliner's daughter, Amy, the company remains a privately held, family-owned business and is one of the few remaining U.S. companies to craft its own recipes, source its own ingredients, and make its products in-house. Amy's prides itself on being like a home kitchen, only bigger. "Other companies manufacture food," explains co-founder Andy Berliner, "we cook it."
Amy's uses certified organic ingredients sourced from organic farms located mostly near the company's production facilities in California and Oregon. All dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized rBST hormone-free milk and do not contain animal enzymes or animal rennet. No dishes contain meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs or peanuts. Amy's products are non-GMO and do not contain hydrogenated fats or oils. The company supports educational and outreach efforts for agriculture and ecoliteracy programs and is a substantial contributor to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and COTS, a nonprofit agency that aids homeless families in Sonoma county.
The company supports educational and outreach efforts for agriculture and eco-literacy programs and is a substantial contributor to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and COTS, a nonprofit agency that aids homeless families in Sonoma county.
Amy's products are available nationally in most supermarkets, natural foods stores and select warehouse club stores, as well as internationally. For more information, visit www.amys.com. Join the lively Amy's Facebook community at AmysGoOrganic and follow Amy's on Twitter @Amys_Kitchen.
About Farm Aid
Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid's work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $40 million to support programs that help farmers
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