By Kirsten Fedorowicz
Communications Team member and Lead Promotional Strategist for the MN350 Podcast

“In my experience and the experience of so many farmers that I know across the country, what we have with co-op partners is truly a unique thing here…the food co-ops here in the Twin Cities walk the walk of doing this work and and doing it collaboratively.” -Jack Hedin, Founder, Featherstone Farm

In late 2020, the MN350 Food Systems Team launched a podcast, Nourish by MN350. It features visionary leaders who are creating the regenerative, inclusive, local food economy we need to meet the challenge of climate change.

In the latest episode, Farmers and Co-ops: Creating a Regional Food System, host Eli Crain talks with Josh Resnick and Jack Hedin about how local food systems and partnerships between farmers and co-ops can create a more just and resilient food economy. Resnick, CEO of Twin Cities Co-op Partners, has 25 years of experience in the food industry, ranging from a marketing role at General Mills to finding his true passion in local food systems. Hedin is the founder of Featherstone Farm in Rushford, MN. Featherstone is a 250-acre certified organic farm that produces fresh fruits and vegetables for local co-ops, restaurants, and grocers, wholesalers, and community supported agriculture (CSA) members throughout the region.

Planning to listen on your next trip to your local co-op? Nourish by MN350 is available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Kirsten Fedorowicz is a member of the Communications Team and the Lead Promotional Strategist for the MN350 Podcast. She lives in St. Paul and stops to read every sidewalk poem that she finds.