Squash Soup on a Cold Night in Lyndale

Lyndale Youth Farm’s Thursday Cooking Class closed down their fall season with a family and community dinner, feeding 80 people a healthy meal of butternut squash soup, beet salad, and cheddar biscuits. Most of the produce came right from Youth Farm, including over 20 pounds of squash straight from Hawthorne! In just over an hour and a half our youth cooked up gallon after gallon of soup, and were ready to go when their families arrived. Also invited were Lyndale Neighborhood Association’s adult ESL class.

Our youth also began engaging their community on what crops they should grow next summer. Most popular were carrots, hot peppers, and lettuce. The most popular new crop to try growing was black beans. Thanks to everyone who came out last night and congrats to our youth on a great fall season!

Mickey and Tray serve up their hot meal to neighbors

Mickey and Tray serve up their hot meal to neighbors

Yajara and Shakira polled the community to find out what we should grow next year

Yajara and Shakira polled the community to find out what we should grow next year

Hodan and friends enjoy the food and a break from cooking

Hodan and friends enjoy the food and a break from cooking

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