Where does all that food go?

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 market, a much larger percentage either goes home directly with Youth Farmers or goes directly into our summer lunches.

In Hawthorne Neighborhood, we’ve already harvested over 900 lbs of vegetables and fruit as of today with just more than half of that going directly into summer lunches. Accordingly, we’ve only had to purchase a very small fraction of vegetables for our summer lunch program.

Youth Farmers in the Hawthorne program work at the West Broadway Farmer's Market Friday afternoons. Last week, we sold and made the most money we have ever made at the Farmer's Market!

Youth Farmers in the Hawthorne program work at the West Broadway Farmer’s Market Friday afternoons. Last week, we sold and made the most money we have ever made at the Farmer’s Market!

On Monday, we harvested over 150 lbs of produce that is going directly into Youth Farm summer lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday this week!

On Monday, we harvested over 150 lbs of produce that is going directly into Youth Farm summer lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday this week!

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