Category Archives: Barn Aid

Holiday Vignettes: Marie Tedei

by Steven Doyle

Marie Tedei is a farmer and owner of Eden’s Organic Garden Center and CSA Farm. She works directly with families looking for fresh organic produce, and more recently eggs from her litter of hens.  Extra vegetables raised on her farm find their way to local restaurants in the Dallas area.

Marie celebrates her lifestyle by hosting numerous events on her farm throughout the year  including her annual Barn Aid that started with high winds of a tornado that blew through her property damaging her own out-buildings. Continue reading

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Barn Aid 2012 is Sunday, October 14

by Jennifer Thomas

Barn Aid is an annual event intended to educate our community and raise awareness and support for local food producers, small farming and sustainability in DFW and North Texas through fellow organizations working to better our food security in DFW.  The event is being put on by volunteers and fellow small producers in the local food community.

Barn Aid was originally created in 2008 after a tornado struck CSA farm owner Marie Tedei’s farm and her more than 50-year-old barn. Tedei’s friends and neighbors homes and property nearby were also heavily damaged. To help raise money for the disaster Tedei and Jenice Johnson created Barn Aid which is held each year at Eden’s Organic Garden center and CSA. Continue reading

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Barn Aid 2011

by Crave Staff
Barn Aid is an annual fundraising event that features live entertainment, food and great times in order to raise funds for local food & farming groups. Its namesake comes from the more than 50-year-old barn that sits at Eden’s Garden in Balch Springs.        Continue reading

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