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VIDEO: Community Grown for Target Field

June 10, 2013 By Ellen Roos, Media Fellow

Next time you’re at Target Field for a game, consider buying a healthier alternative to your typical deep fried ballpark fare. Roots for the Home Team dishes up salads grown in community gardens across the Twin Cities. The program invites youth farmers from Urban Roots, Youth Farm and EMERGE community gardens to sell the salads during weekend home games.

These salads are more than a bowl of community grown vegetables. As Sue Moores, the program’s founder says, participants learn how to work collaboratively with one another and with the program’s partners to create a meaningful product.


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  • Charles Zea says:

    June 10, 2013 at 8:14 am

    If we are buying a used automobile we are encourage to asks for the “CAR FACTS.”  The same rule should apply when buying food at a vendor’s stand at these various events.  Show me the “NUTRITION FACTS.”

  • Dale says:

    June 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I can’t see myself doing this since that would mean actually going to Target Field for a game.  It has been more than 10 years since I have attended a Twins game and even then I didn’t spend any money on food at the ball park.

  • Sue says:

    June 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks for writing this story.  Good things are growing (literally and figuratively) through the Roots program—youth discovering more about themselves and what they’re capable of accomplishing.  It’s about great food kids create + a whole lot more.  We sure appreciate you being interested.