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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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Thank You to Our Friends at the Hyatt

As part of Giving Tuesday, Youth Farm was fortunate to have received a $10,000 Hyatt Community Grant as one of 31 recipients of the grant worldwide. We want to thank our partners at the Hyatt for their continued support of Youth Farm, not only today, but also for their past work with us – including […]

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SOCC Holiday Carrots & Cookies!

Hawthorne LEAD had a great time prepping and baking over 300 cookies for St. Olaf’s annual cookie bake! We made 7 different varieties of cookies, 2 of them featuring Hawthorne produce: carrots & zucchini. Those carrots were harvested on November 24th! Our favorite cookie was the No Bake variety. Here’s our recipe: Bring to a […]

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All Star Cider at Annual SOCC Spaghetti Dinner

On Saturday, Hawthorne Youth Farm cooked for and hosted the annual St. Olaf Community Campus Spaghetti Dinner. We made deliciously veggie loaded pasta sauce from our well-stocked freezers, 2 types of salad, NSJ raspberry brownies and SOCC sweet potato pie. The produce list was extensive: tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, eggplant, summer squash, winter squash, broccoli, […]

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