On the evening of June 23, community leaders and local farmers came together for an enlightening evening on the farm hosted by Hungry for Truth. It was the perfect place to learn about food and its connection to farming. The community came together to share in a meal and conversations about food and how it’s raised.
The Thompson Farm in Colton, South Dakota, set the scene for the Farm-to-Fork Dinner where guests talked with farmers about how food makes its way from their farms to the table. They discussed topics like GMOs, pesticides, organic and conventional farming, sustainability and much more. Many guests shared that they left the experience feeling a stronger connection to the people who grow and raise their food.
The goal of this event, and the Hungry for Truth initiative as a whole, is to spark conversations between South Dakotans and the farmers who grow their food. South Dakotans learned about how their food gets to their plates and farmers heard what people care about when it comes to food and farming. Those conversations build greater community connections around two things we all have in common: food and family.
You can learn more about the Farm-to-Fork Dinner here.