With autumn around the corner we are busy in the fields harvesting and in the kitchens preserving. We’re spicing up our life with zesty salsas, tomatillo salsa, and jalapeno jam. We’ve also been freezing corn, broccoli, beans, zucchini, and tomato sauce for cooking classes this fall and winter. Next up: pickles, dilly beans, and apple […]
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By Shanna Woods Over the weekend the Farm Stewards Asiya, Alice, Jordan, and Shanna led a information and activity table for Youth Farm at Loring Park. We made salsa for taste testing to allow attendees to experience the program from the youth and communities across five neighborhoods of sustainable, natural, youth led food creation and awesome […]
Its Harvest Fest Week! Time to celebrate our young people and their work in the farms. Lyndale Harvest Fest gets the week cracking with a feast at Zion Church on the corner of 33rd and Pillsbury this Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm. To get you in the mood, here are some of my favorite photos of the summer.
Watch out Lyndale! We’re going on a compost parade today and we’re all dressed up!
We have been buried by the harvest this summer! Its almost been a struggle to keep up with all this food. Lyndale has already harvested over 900 pounds of food and we’re still in July! It is a testament to all the amazing work of our young people and staff this year!
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 […]
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!