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#FoodChatting About Farmers Markets

Sakurai Midori
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Curious about what’s happening online in the food scene? Four years ago, a new hashtag popped up in the Twittersphere - #foodchat is where consumers and producers can talk.

The AgChat Foundation started weekly hosted conversations on Twitter, using #AgChat and #FoodChat to keep everyone on the same page. People interested in agriculture and food production can submit questions, and then farmers, ranchers, food advocates and others provide the answers.

The idea is that the growing divide between field and plate was detrimental to the farming community, and social media can be a way to spur conversation and subsequently, understanding.

The latest #FoodChat focused on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farmers markets. We previously looked as CSA’s and questions around size and just the everyday business, so I felt like I could add some insight to the conversation. I joined the conversation a few questions in.

If you’re already on Twitter, check us out @HarvestPM and @KUNC And you can reach me @LukeRunyon.

What about you? Have you participated in a CSA? What was your experience like? Tell us about it in the comments below.

As KUNC’s managing editor and reporter covering the Colorado River Basin, I dig into stories that show how water issues can both unite and divide communities throughout the Western U.S. I edit and produce feature stories for KUNC and a network of public media stations in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Nevada.
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