Mimi is a current Youth Farm Project LEAD in Lyndale and is also part of our Youth Program Quality Assessment team. She will be a monthly contributor to our blog – giving the inside scoop on her experiences as a Project LEAD. Read her introduction, below, for a sneak-peek of what to expect from her […]
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 […]
It’s at about this time of year when everyone gets hit with a little cabin fever and the need for something fresh to crunch on. Luckily, in Hawthorne and on the West Side we have started to get the creative juices flowing to create this year’s salads that will be sold by our LEAD at […]
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 […]
We farm to grow leaders. The core of this youth development work is what we call the Youth Farm Way, in other words our program model and strategies that are built to deliver high quality programming and meaningful outcomes. Taking our mission seriously means engaging in a constant process of improvement, recognizing challenges and developing […]
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, […]
West Side LEAD are participating in the first ‘651 Youth for Justice’ forum today making great use of their time out of school. We are all currently focusing on identity and the complexities of self, culture, and race. So glad to be here today.
Our LEAD “Meetings” have been a ton of fun this fall. This past Monday we made red and purple sauerkraut, cut up a bunch of hot peppers to throw in the now well-stocked freezer and made some yummy watermelon juice with our plethora of melons!
Maimouna shares her love for Youth Farm in the fall with a Facebook post highlighting our weekly meeting and fall harvest!
Why not? Last week we sold some of our beets and basil to Izzy’s Ice Cream Cafe. Our All Stars harvested the 48 pounds of beets needed for their Berry Beet ice cream and we all harvested the 2 pounds of basil needed for their Basil ice cream. Of course that meant we had to […]