Shared Ground Farmers' Co-op is a marketing and distribution cooperative owned by eight farms in the Twin Cities region. Shared Ground markets sustainably grown produce direct to consumers, wholesale and retail accounts: through a Community Supported Agricultural program (CSA), to restaurants and wholesale accounts and to the Minneapolis Public School Farm to School program.
Shared Ground Co-op represents a diverse group of producers united around a common set of goals. Shared Ground farmers live in both urban and rural communities and come from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. A core objective is a strong commitment to making environmentally sustainable farming a living wage job for any who chose to pursue it, especially for minority, immigrant, and beginning farmers. Shared Ground views its marketing and access to local food markets as an instrument of social justice, and a way for farmers with few resources to gain more stable income and leadership development skills through participation in a member-owned and member-governed enterprise.