Harvest of Hope Fest cancelled for 2011

We've been sent the unfortunate news that there will be no Harvest of Hope Fest in 2011. Here's an excerpt from the statement from the festival's organizers:

"Sadly, we are announcing that the 2011 Harvest of Hope Fest in St. Augustine, Florida has been officially canceled. Organizing the 2009 and 2010 Fests were enormous undertakings and at this time the Harvest of Hope Foundation and St. Johns County do not have the resources and time to put together a 2011 Fest.

On the positive side, as a result of the 2009 and 2010 Fests, the Foundation and other promoters have organized and continue to organize smaller musical benefits to raise needed funds for migrant farmworkers and their families. To all of you, our deep appreciation for sticking by the Harvest of Hope Foundation, attending our events, dedicating your musical craftmanship and talent, and staying true to those who harvest and produce our food.

Thank you for recognizing that Migrant Farmworkers earn our support!"

The festival, which was held near St. Augustine, FL in 2009 and 2010, was organized to raise funds and awareness for migrant farmworkers via the Harvest of Hope Foundation.