Barr Mansion A blaze! Community unite!

Our hearts and prayers go out to the McAfee family and their staff at Barr Mansion who experienced a lightening related fire early this morning, June 9th, in Austin,TX.  The unique timber frame artisan ball room was largely destroyed in the morning fire totaling over $500,000 worth of damage.  Mark & Melanie McAfee, along with their staff, are true heroes for the local/organic movement who host numerous events and fundraisers to benefit the advancement of green living and local food also becoming the nation's first (and only) certified organic events facility.  Their unique facility and the way they manage their business have been an inspiration for what we all believe in and achieve for.  As Barr Mansion rebuilds in the days ahead, our community stands behind them and our future looks even brighter as we are all strengthened and inspired by their dedication and spirit.

Farmer Brad & Jenny Stufflebeam

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