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A Stop on the #Road2FarmAid…. Relive Farm Aid 30 This Sunday!

Join us for an encore performance of Farm Aid 30 this Sunday, January 10 on AXS TV. The 90-minute special presentation features performances from Farm Aid’s 30th anniversary concert and epic performances from over the years. Click here to find AXS on your cable box, and tune in at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST on Sunday, January 10!

We’re counting down the days and getting in the spirit of Farm Aid 30 again and we hope you will too!
For a chance to win Farm Aid prizes, show us how you’re getting ready and supporting family farmers
and good food. Post your photos and video and tag them #Road2FarmAid. We’ll choose our favorite
posts and award Farm Aid swag, including t-shirts, water bottles and farmers market totes.

To get you started, here’s what we’re doing to get ready for Farm Aid 30 on Sunday! 

  • Wearing our support of family farmers on our sleeve. Show us your Farm Aid gear, or order a new t-shirt! We have a brand new vintage t-shirt that is as timeless as the Farm Aid music.
  • On Saturday, we’re visiting our local winter farmers markets and farm stands to shop for the snacks we’ll enjoy on Sunday.
  • We’re whipping up our favorite snacks made from ingredients you can find at your local farm
    stand or farmers market this time of year:
    • Seek out heirloom popcorn. Learn more about what makes heirloom popcorn different from that microwave stuff here. We like to cook it over a stovetop, and top with butter and dried spices like paprika.
      o Kale chips, Homemade potato chips, or Roasted cauliflower (recipes below for your snacking pleasure.)
      o Post your TV snacking recipes on Homegrown.org (hey, you're already here!)

Share with us the many ways you’re taking action to create a family farm future of agriculture! Actions that may seem simple, like seeking out food grown on family farms or starting a conversation with friends and family (while watching the Farm Aid 30 broadcast!) about the challenges farmers face, can add up to make a big difference.

Tell us how you plan to make a difference, and you could win Farm Aid swag. Tune in at 8 pm EST/7 pm CST on Sunday, January 10th, and enjoy the show!

Kale Chips

o 3 pounds curly kale
o 4 tablespoons olive oil
o 8 tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
o 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
o Sea Salt


  1. Heat oven to 275°F with racks in upper and lower thirds.
  2. Line rimmed sheet pans with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  3. Cut out and discard stems and center ribs from kale. Wash leaves and dry well.
  4. Transfer half of kale to a large bowl. Toss with half of oil, rubbing leaves to make sure they are well coated, then toss with half of parmesan, pepper, and salt.
  5. Spread leaves in a single layer on lined sheet pan.
  6. Repeat with second half of kale, oil and toppings and spread leaves in a single layer on a second lined sheet pan.
  7. Bake until crisp, about 25 minutes. Cool crisps and enjoy!

Homemade Potato Chips

o 2 medium Yukon Gold or local variety potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
o 3 tablespoons olive, canola, or peanut oil
o Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Slice the potatoes into a bowl and immediately toss them with the oil.
  2. Season lightly with salt and arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the oven until golden brown — about 12-15 minutes.
  4. Season again lightly with salt and pepper when they come out of the oven.
  5. Transfer to a rack to cool for maximum crispness.
  6. If you want to spice things up, don't limit yourself to salt and pepper — you can season with paprika, ancho chile powder, ground cumin, minced herbs, parmesan cheese—anything you like!  

Roasted Cauliflower

o 1 medium head cauliflower (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), cut into 1 1/2-inch-wide florets (8 cups)
o 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
o 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Toss cauliflower with oil and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Spread in 1 layer in a large shallow baking pan (1 inch deep) and roast, stirring and turning over occasionally, until tender and golden brown, 25 to 35 minutes.

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