We love getting creative with the food we grow, and this week we found a new way to do it. Our friend and intern Peter has been spending Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Lyndale kitchen, and after poking around Pillsbury Farm one day he suggested we make stuffed grape leaves using our grape vines. Peter […]
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Fatumo and Emma are both in the first summer at Youth Farm and have become fast friends. Here they demonstrate how eating our delicious lunches helps them be strong and healthy. In the first two weeks of program our lunches have been stuffed full with our own veggies, including our own spinach, strawberries, cabbages, carrots, green […]
We had a wonderful first day of Lyndale Youth Farm! So many of our participants are returning from summer and school year Youth Farm, and their excitement for today was unbelievable. Some highlights of the day included harvesting kale and spinach for tomorrow’s lunch, splashing about at the Lyndale Elementary wading pool, making memory jars […]
Our first strawberries came in this week! Nothing tastes quite as sweet as those first hand picked berries right out of our farms. It is a joy to share these fruits with our young people, many of whom have never tasted fresh local strawberries. The week before summer program held another major highlight. Wednesday all of Youth […]
Friday was the last day for Minneapolis students! We celebrated at Lyndale elementary during recess with 60 students coming in to harvest a head of lettuce to take home. Later that night we harvested 14 pounds of radishes with All Stars and then took a field trip to Minnehaha Falls. Happy Summer in the City!
Check out our food growing! All our food is in the ground except for basil. Bumper harvest here we come!
Here are a couple quick shots of our All Stars in action this month. We’ve been planting, turning compost, repairing bikes, harvesting hoop house crops, playing soccer, and cooking up dinner. Its been a busy month!
While much of our farm work is done by youth, during the school year we have too much to handle without extra support. There are many individual volunteers who help us farm and water, as well as other groups who will pound out an afternoons work here and there. For so many years our farms […]
Be on the lookout in the neighborhood for groups of young people growing food. Youth Farmers are out and about five days a week in the farms. We are deep in spring cleaning and planting early crops. Before you know it we will have a bounty! Our hoop house at Lyndale School has already produced several pounds […]
“So what do you do in the winter?” is a question I hear at least once a month. The answer can be long, but it is simple. Since we can’t grow food, we focus on growing leaders and community. We reflect and plan. We cook and have community events. We eat the food we preserved from […]