Author Archive | Phil Rooney

Digging into the Freezer

Its cold out there! We’re staying warm by cleaning out our freezer, and taking inventory of all the frozen veggies from last growing season. We’re deep into the winter and still have gallons of tomato sauce, zucchini, kale, green beans, broccoli, and collards.  Not to mention smaller bags of corn, peppers, parsley, grape tomatoes, and apple […]

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We <3 Borscht!

A couple years ago we had a glut of beets and were stuck with the question of what to do with them all. Enter borscht! Very few of our participants or staff were familiar with this purple-est of soups, but their skepticism soon turned to celebration upon sipping its sweet broth. Since then nearly every […]

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From Macalester to Lyndale

By Allison Vandenberg-Daves I’ve been working with Youth Farm for nearly four months now as an Off-Campus Student Employee with Macalester College where I’m a senior this year.  During that time I’ve been helping out in the gardens, preserving food, and facilitating our Thursday night cooking class with my amazing co worker Shanna, and our […]

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Lost in the Warehouse

Last night Lyndale and Frogtown Project LEAD had the opportunity to tour Coop Partners Warehouse. “What’s interesting about a warehouse tour?” you might ask. Well, our crew got to chew on limequats, taste test local and california carrots, advocate for employment in produce quality control, raid the free distribution stacks of produce, see where we source summer lunch ingredients, […]

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Lyndale Fall Dinner

By Shanna Woods The Thursday youth farm cooking class held their fall 2014 community dinner November 20th at Zion Church to celebrate the end of the season. The youth planned a dinner to feed families, community partners, and friends using fun meal ideas and seasonality. The youth landed on tacos with Cole slaw garnish with […]

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