Ahhh, ice cream. A rite of summer. Whether a simple cone, a sundae or huge banana split – ice cream is the indulgence of choice for our family. We’ve been known to plan summer trips around where we can sample ice cream. And ice cream is one of those foods that is even better when eaten with friends…
The same can be said for getting information out there about food, whether you’re on the farm or consumer side of the plate – or somewhere in between. So, in celebration of National Ice Cream month and a new website, I’m asking readers to share your favorite scoop of advocacy with each other.
Your flavor could be a great recipe, food tips, a quick example of how you tell your farm story, an idea of how we can better “agvocate” in the future, ways you’ve used social media to talk about food/fuel/feed/fiber, programs on food literacy, photos of educational events, a great blog – whatever you’d like to share that’s connected to food or farm. Let’s make this party worthy of the “I scream, you scream, we all scream” title! I’ll even throw in a $25 gift certificate to a local ice cream shop and an hour of phone time to chat about agvocacy ideas with the person with the most flavorful scoop. Just add your ideas in the “leave a reply box” below prior to the end of National Ice Cream Month (until July 31).
Etiquette for the party is simple. 1) Don’t drip on anyone else – keep it clean. 2) Keep it fun – and real. 3) Share as many scoops as you’d like in separate entries. 4) Enter with a name in case you win the good stuff. 5) Get your friends involved (“like” the new homepage, tweet about this party, share the link). 6) I may tweet or share your scoop on my Facebook fan page so even more can enjoy, so let me know if you don’t want your name attached.
Truth be told, I can out-eat people twice my size when it comes to ice cream. I exercise so I can eat ice cream guilt-free. And, it’s my favorite breakfast, though motherhood has sadly limited that practice. Help me celebrate National Ice Cream Month and a new website in style – share your flavors of advocacy. Hopefully I won’t eat a scoop of ice cream for every advocacy scoop, but who knows?