The digital worlds of bloggers and farmers collided in a hip office space in Kansas City’s Crossroads District on Thursday, May 4, for a dinner hosted by GBS Influence. This exclusive event allowed small selection of invited bloggers an opportunity to meet the farm women growing food, while enjoying great discussion about farming and food over a beautiful meal.
The event was a partnership between GBS Influence, formerly of the GoBlogSocial conference, and the volunteer farm women of CommonGround. The evening began with mingling and introductions before guests were treated to a gorgeous antipasto and charcuterie spread, a kale, apple and chicken salad, and gluten-free cookies with l0cal milk from Hildebrand Farms Dairy.
After the meal, guests took a few moments to complete a discussion guide, carefully considering the information they use to make food choices. Then, the group joined in a discussion about farming and food, with questions answered by CommonGround volunteers LaVell Winsor and Kim Baldwin, who joined us virtually from her farm.
Guests also received a booklet detailing each volunteer’s background, contact information and a recipe, as well as a CommonGround branded kitchen pack, including a spatula, measuring cup, cutting mat and towel.
One blogger and their guest will win a private tour of Kansas farms. The winner will be announced May 19. We can’t wait to see who it is!
Thanks to GBS Influence and Shining Star Catering in making the night very Instagram-worthy!
We especially want to thank all the bloggers who joined us for a productive discussion about farming and food!
- La’Shonda Woodard fashionplatekc.com
- Mandy Beyeler sugarbeecrafts.com
- Sammi Sunshine sunshine-recipes.com
- Claire Maples kcplates.com
- Jacob Elyachar jakes-take.com
- Cyndi Wright mrswrightwrites.com
- Ellen Peterson sarahscoop.com
- Jasmine Cooper jasminediane.com
- Sheina Fernandes sheinafernandes.com
- Sharmin Meadows discoverfinerliving.com