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Dedicated to the Historic Preservation of the Site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival

Hurd & West Shore Rds
Sullivan County
Bethel  NY

Lisa Law remembers, "We got a flash that the concert was going to be a monster and we had better prepare for the onslaught if we were to take care of the masses of hungry souls who wouldn't have enough food with them, or enough money to buy any, so somebody had to go to the city for supplies."

Fellow Hog Farmer Peter Whiterabbit volunteered to be Law's assistant, truck driver, and guide in New York City, where she'd been only once before. With $3000 from the organizers, she purchased 1,200 pounds of bulgur wheat and rolled oats, two dozen 25-pound boxes of currants, almonds, and dried apricots. 200 pounds of wheat germ, five wooden kegs of soy sauce, and five big kegs of honey. She then bought five huge stainless steel bowls and 35 plastic garbage pails.

Excerpt: Woodstock Peace, Music & Memories

Photo courtesy of Lisa Law
lisalaw@cybermesa.com and http://www.flashingonthesixties.com/
While we were in the city, the crew on site was building the kitchen and food booths.  I had come up with a design for the serving booths, where two people could serve from either side, creating 10 lines for five booths," Law remembers. "We got the kitchen functioning and everything cooking, and out of nowhere came 10 to 15 volunteers at a time, cutting and cooking and serving and having a great time doing it."

Over the past four decades her still, movie and video images have chronicled the social and cultural changes in America, from her film documentary, Flashing On The Sixties, to her moving contemporary still photographs of the indigenous people of North, South, and Central America as they struggle for sovereignty and survival.

Lisa's book, of the same title, is a unique pictorial record of the Sixties, reflecting Lisa's indefatigable search for memorable human images.
     Lisa Law - Organizing Woodstock

     Lisa Law/Tom Law - Woodstock '69

Although believed to be invented at Woodstock, granola dates back to the late 19th Century. The food and name were revived in the 1960s, and fruits and nuts were added to it to make it a health food popular with the hippie movement.

As Wavy Gravy hailed "What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000!” - granola made its major appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Festival. Cones of granola, brown rice, vegetables, as well as a sticky vegetable and grain mixture were handed out to the masses at the Hog Farm. It was an urgent fix for a desperate situation

"Sunshine Happy Hippie Granola"   

Recipe Courtesy of Donna




3 cups rolled oats 

1 cup slivered almonds 

1 cup cashews or walnuts or pecans 

1/2 cup shredded coconut 

1/4 sunflower seeds 

1/4 cup (packed extra full and a little above the top) of dark brown sugar 

1/4 cup maple syrup (very full 1/4 cup) 

1/4 cup canola oil 

two pinches of salt 

1 cup raisins (I love the golden raisins but dark are fine too)   


Preheat oven to 250 degrees. 


In a large bowl combine oats, nuts, coconut and brown sugar. Mix well.  In a separate bowl combine maple syrup, oil and salt, add this to the oat  mixture and stir until thoroughly blended.  Pour onto two cookie sheets. Bake for about 75 minutes (stir every 15 minutes for an even color). Remove from oven and place in large bowl and mix raisins in. 


I was making this back in ’69 and still making it now. I used to pack it up and it went along to Big Sur with all of us. We ate it for breakfast, as a snack in trails, dry or with soy milk. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have over the years. Now my niece makes it and she adds dried cranberries to hers, and my married nephew taught his wife how to make it for their daily breakfast. He adds cinnamon to his. It's wonderful as an ice cream topper too.   Peace, Donna