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Cool Beans: A Journey

First they were meticulously planted by last year’s Nellie Stone Johnson 3rd graders. Then they grew in the summer sun and were tended to by Hawthorne Youth Farmers. They loved to sprawl along the fence and everyone admired their beautiful white and red flowers. In the fall, the big bean stalks started to get cold […]

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Youth Farm Glad to Contribute to 1st Annual West Side Education Summit

At Youth Farm we Farm to Grow.  One of the best ways to grow as an individual is to have a quality education.  Join us as we spark new ideas and discover how  you, your organization, business, or faith community can support academic success of all learners on Saint Paul’s West Side.  (You can start […]

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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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