Next time you’re at Target Field for a game, consider buying a healthier alternative to your typical deep fried ballpark fare. Roots for the Home Team dishes up salads grown in community gardens across the Twin Cities. The program invites youth farmers from Urban Roots, Youth Farm and EMERGE community gardens to sell the salads during weekend home games.
These salads are more than a bowl of community grown vegetables. As Sue Moores, the program’s founder says, participants learn how to work collaboratively with one another and with the program’s partners to create a meaningful product.