Posted on 4/10/18
Missouri CommonGround and the Hermann Wine Trail welcomed a sold-out crowd of 750 food and wine enthusiasts to The Farmers’ Table Wine Trail, April 7 in Hermann. The special event provided participants the opportunity to meet Missouri farmers as they sipped and tasted their way along the wine trail.
Farmer volunteers were stationed at each stop to answer questions about agriculture as the food and wine pairings highlighted seven different Missouri commodities. This approach is central to Missouri CommonGround’s mission of starting conversations and building relationships to help sort through myths and misinformation surrounding farming and food. In addition to personal conversations, recipe cards featuring that location’s food pairing and facts on modern food production were distributed at each winery.
“This event provided a great opportunity for our volunteers to have one-on-one conversations and share their personal experiences raising food,” noted Hilary Black, Missouri CommonGround staff liaison. “The recipe cards which featured farm and food facts were extremely popular. Also, having a diverse group of volunteers from different farms and backgrounds allowed us to connect with more people. We value these meaningful conversations and interactions with fellow consumers.”
The sold-out event was made possible through a partnership with Missouri CommonGround, the Hermann Wine Trail and the Missouri Wine & Grape Board. Missouri CommonGround is a group of volunteer farm women sharing their experiences raising food with primary grocery purchasers. The organization is supported by the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council. Learn more about how today’s food is grown and raised, and meet the farmers behind the food at www.findourcommonground.com.
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