On Friday and Saturday, we got our Cooking Class, All Stars and LEAD back together to host our annual Hawthorne Cookie Bake! We made 8 different varieties of cookies and had a ton of reconnecting before winter break.
Last week we at Hawthorne had a ton of fun preparing for our annual Spaghetti Dinner at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. We made spaghetti sauce out of our frozen tomatoes, bell peppers, butternut squash and basil from SOCC farm, baked fresh bread, made a kale salad with kale harvested the day before and baked a […]
Youth Farm was honored to be presented with the 2013 Homegrown Hero Award last night at the Homegrown Minneapolis Annual Open House. We are humbled to receive this award with so much great work going on around the city. Huge thanks to the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council, Mayor RT Rybak and Megan O’Hara, all our […]
The other day at a Hawthorne LEAD meeting, we totaled up the amount of food we grew at our St. Olaf and Nellie Stone Johnson gardens this season and it was 5,034.01 pounds!! We had some fun imagining and then Googling what 5,000 pounds of something looks like. We found that, 5,000 pounds weighs about […]
The Hawthorne Youth Farmers have some HOT compost, 150 degrees to be exact. They are the 2013 Compost Cup winners and are bringing the Cup to North Minneapolis!
People often ask what we do with the food we grow. Step onto one of our farms during the summer and you’ll understand that while Youth Farm’s primary focus is on youth and leadership development, we grow a ton of food. While we sell some of the food to local restaurants or at the farmer’s […]
Almost two weeks ago, Hawthorne neighborhood got a shed. And not just any old shed. On a rainy Tuesday morning, a semi truck hauling a 40′ steel shipping container unloaded almost 5 tons of shed onto the parking lot at St. Olaf Community Campus in North Minneapolis. We’ve been working for some time to acquire […]
Harvested lettuce from the hoop house, so we could attract beautiful mouse…in the church. (Just kidding) watered the green things while we listened to the birds perch. Weeded as much bad guy plants as we can, and we even met a policeman. (He came to our farm!) Flipped the garden beds so the plant’s roots […]
Here is NSJ Farm All Stars picking CHERRIES. They’re going to become a pie very soon. Also, these pictures are showing what a wonderful job they have done with their SUNFLOWER HOUSE
This is NSJ Farm picking a cabbage. The one and only Cabbage they picked is going into their lunch on Friday. Their hard work payed off!