The Common Table is a growing network that includes members of the food community and design community working to promote local food in Minnesota. We believe that conversation inspires collaboration, new ideas, and actions that lead to a more holistic, just, and sustainable system for buying, selling, eating, producing and preparing food. Through community meetings, storytelling, and exhibit design, we share new ideas and form new partnerships to prove that new ways of thinking about food is possible and sets the foundation for a broader understanding of our relationship with food.
In our inaugural year, we developed and built an exhibit in a wing of the Horticulture Building at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair. The result was a hit among fair-goers and we were invited back in 2015 to bring more ideas about local food to the fair. In 2015 we developed six interactive and educational stations for the exhibit. These six stations are based on The Common Table’s Actions We Aspire To Inspire [link to actions page].