Farm Aid heads to Boston area in fall

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BOSTON — Farm Aid co-founder John Mellencamp announced last week Farm Aid 2008 will take place Sept. 20 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass.

This is the first time the organization will bring its annual benefit concert to the New England region.

Farm Aid 2008 will feature headliners Willie Nelson, Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews, plus other top artists to be announced.

The concert event will again feature family-farm identified, local and organic foods at concessions.

As part of its work to increase the affordability and availability of fresh, healthy foods, Farm Aid also announced its support for the collaborative initiative between the Food Project and the city of Boston to help more families shop at farmers markets by building infrastructure that allows market vendors to accept food stamps.

Tickets for Farm Aid 2008 will go on sale July 28 at 10 a.m. EDT and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 866-448-7849.

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