Beginning this spring, CommonGround Minnesota has partnered with two prominent Twin Cities media outlets to share information about food and farming with metro residents who may not have a connection to the farm.
CommonGround Minnesota teamed up with talk radio station MyTalk 107 to share the mission of the CommonGround program and information about Minnesota agriculture. During MyTalk’s “Weekly Dish”, which airs Saturday’s from 9-11am, Co-Host Stephanie March will be sharing how CommonGround serves as a resource for listeners interested in learning more about how their food is produced and Minnesota agriculture overall.
The partnership, which will run through the fall, also includes advertisements on MyTalk airwaves, social media posts, and opportunities for CommonGround volunteers to share their personal perspectives and experiences as farmers with listeners.
CommonGround Minnesota will also be sharing information on food and farming with metro families by collaborating with the Twin Cities Moms Blog (TCMB) network. The TCMB network, which receives more than 60,000 monthly visitors to their website alone, publishes an annual Farmers Market Guide. This summer, the TCMB Farmers Market Guide will include information on CommonGround, agriculture in Minnesota, and will also tackle some common misconceptions about today’s farms.
In addition to the online partnership with TCMB, farmer volunteers with CommonGround will have the opportunity to connect with bloggers and other VIP guests at an upcoming TCMB ‘Moms Night Out’ event. Hosted by CommonGround Minnesota, this event is a great opportunity for the women farmer volunteers of CommonGround to build relationships and share information about how food is grown and raised in our state. The event, which sold out in less than 13 hours, will be held on June 18 at Cooks of Crocus Hill in St. Paul. Keep checking back at the blog for a recap of this event!
CommonGround is a group of women in agriculture who volunteer their time to share information about how food is grown and raised. For more information, visit CommonGroundMinnesota.com.