Cooking and Conversation: Our Dinner with Women Farmers

We had such an amazing night at our Cooking and Conversation with CommonGround event with CommonGround Minnesota! An evening filled with drinks, hands-on cooking, and delicious food, making friends and learning from women in the farming industry.

Title Sponsor

Thank you to our title sponsor, CommonGround Minnesota, for helping make this event a reality! CommonGround is a group of farm women who wish to share information about farming and food. Volunteers share their personal experiences in agriculture and as farmers, as well as relevant science and research. Thirty-four women volunteer with CommonGround in Minnesota. These ladies come from all types of farming backgrounds: conventional and organic, crops and livestock, produce and more. 

The overall goal of CommonGround is to connect farmers and consumers, and answer FAQ’s about how food is grown and raised, and we were thrilled to partner with them to make this exclusive Moms Night Out a reality!

The Location

This event took place at Cooks of Crocus Hill, St. Paul. Life happens in the kitchen. That’s their belief, and they’re sticking to it. For the past 38 years, Cooks has been the Twin Cities’ industry leader in all things culinary. They were the first cooking school to bring nationally recognized chefs and cookbook writers to the Twin Cities, the first retail store to incorporate cooking classes and the first specialty gourmet store to directly import culinary products. And those won’t be their last firsts. They’re constantly growing, changing and challenging themselves to bring the best products and experiences the food world has to offer to their customers.

From the beautiful event space to the enjoyable cooking experience to the tasty food, Cooks of Crocus Hill, St. Paul was a perfect location for this event.

A professional chef and culinary team lead guests through an interactive culinary experience where we teamed up with local women farmers to create and eat a delicious 5-course meal. From the signature cocktails to the homemade pasta, Cooks of Crocus Hill, St. Paul did such an amazing job hosting this event.

A panel discussion made up of local women farmers rounded out the evening where we learned all about their thoughts on the food we feed our families every day.

Thank you to Karen Feder Photography for capturing all of these stunning images from the night. Karen is a wedding and family photographer based out of Minneapolis. She loves what she does and feels completely blessed to be living out the passion that she has had since she was a child. Photographing people in love and those they love is what brings her life and joy! See the full Facebook album for all event photos taken by Karen.

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