CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - When Dave Matthews Band (DMB) comes to the Midwest for its 2013 summer tour, the popular rock band will be dining on foods grown and produced by local farmers and artisans.
Green BEAN Delivery, an online home delivery service that provides organic produce and natural groceries to Cincinnati members will be supplying local and regional foods to DMB when it performs at Riverbend Music Center on July 12.
The company also provided local foods to the band when it performed at Klipsch Music Center in Indianapolis on June 21 and 22 and Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on July 10.
In Cincinnati, the fare will come from a number of local producers and growers, including Carriage House Farm, Moondance Heavenly Desserts, Babushka Pierogies, Mrs. Miller's, Colonel De and Dutch Country Kettles. Regional foods are coming from Willow Stoke Farms (Noblesville, Ind.), Green Field Farms (Wooster, Ohio), Hartzler Family Dairy (Wooster, Ohio), Blue Jacket Dairy (Bellefontaine, Ohio), Bourbon Barrel Foods (Louisville, Ky.), Abell Organic Farms (Louisville, Ky.), Sommers Organic (Chicago, IL.), Shamrock Farms (Rushville, Ind.) and Organic Valley (La Farge, Wis.).
"Dave Matthews has dedicated a great deal of time and effort to supporting local and sustainable family farms, as he sits on the board of directors for Farm Aid," said Matt Ewer, president and co-founder of Green BEAN Delivery. "It's exciting to see him support the local food movement while on tour, helping to keep family farmers on the land, growing good food we can all enjoy."
The concert on Friday at Riverbend is sold out.