We helped found Shared Ground Farmers' Coop in the winter of 2013. Originally called Stone's Throw Ag Coop, we changed our name in November 2014 to better reflect our mission. Shared Ground markets and distributes our produce and meat through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program in the Twin Cities, as well as to a number of restaurants and wholesalers. We are a cooperative of five farms, so your CSA membership supports a diverse group of farmers, all trying to making a living working the soil.
Shared Ground farmers live in both urban and rural communities and come from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. One of our main objectives as a co-op is to make environmentally sustainable farming a living wage job, especially for minority and immigrant farmers. Shared Ground views its marketing and farm skill training as an instrument of social justice, and a way for farmers with few resources to gain more stable income, training, and leadership development skills through participation in a cooperative.