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(Posted Wed. May 22nd, 2013)

Keywords: CommonGround Food and farming

May 22: Last week, CommonGround took conversations about food and farming to New England, hosting a dinner for influential members of Boston’s media and food communities. CommonGround volunteer Joan Ruskamp from Nebraska, Christine Lindner from Wisconsin and Rachel Heimerl from Ohio shared dinner with chefs and mama bloggers at Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. During the event, the farm women provided unique insight about what happens on farms across America’s Heartland for the East Coast food elites. “I found that, more than anything, people who do not see farming around them have questions about how the food on their plates was grown or raised,” said Ruskamp. “This curiosity is completely understandable. We all just want to feel good about how we care for ourselves and our families. By sharing our experiences as farmers, I feel like we helped alleviate some of their food fears and opened an ongoing dialogue that will spread the word that America’s...