What did you have for lunch today?

Cous cous, chick pea and sweet potato stew, fresh strawberries, salad from our farms, and home made bread, that’s what we had at YFMP today. Actually, these are the kind of lunches we eat 3 days a week during our summer program. That’s over 5,000 healthy lunches a summer, and all of it is prepared […]

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Community Shares MN Summer Summit

YFMP Executive Director Gunnar Liden and Associate Director Amanda Stoelb presented tonight at the Community Shares of MN Summer Summit, facilitating a group of brave volunteers in a 4 minute Iron Chef style salsa competition. The salsa ended up great, and we were excited to share our work with such an engaged crowd. YFMP is […]

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Lyndale Dry Run

Its Kick Off Week for 2011 Summer Program! We are super hyped to be getting out into the farms with our youth and having some summer fun. The weather has been a bit of a damper to the week. All neighborhoods called in a rain day for the First Day of Summer. It was a […]

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Cultivating New Ground, Deepening Our Roots – Youth Farm and Market Project Announces Expansion Plans in two Twin Cities Neighborhoods

We have some exciting news to share! With 16 years of experience as our foundation, Youth Farm and Market Project (YFMP) has spent the last two years documenting, naming, and connecting the most successful and effective elements of our work to outcome based research.  We are now poised for the next stage of impact, serving […]

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Welcome new West Side Program Director Emma Paskewitz

We are excited to introduce Emma Paskewitz as the new West Side Program Director. Emma began her work with YFMP in 2010 as a summer staff in the Lyndale Neighborhood, and was hired as the West Side Program Director in April of 2011. Emma, who graduated from the University of Minnesota last week, has a degree […]

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YFMP in the Huffington Post

Last summer, Daniel Klein, of the Perennial Plate, spent an afternoon with the Youth Farmers at Powderhorn and put together this great video.   The Perennial Plate Episode 17: Youth Farm from Daniel Klein on Vimeo. Recently, it was reprinted on the Huffington Post. If you have not had a chance to view, please do.

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Happy Birthday West Side St. Paul Program

11 years ago today, the West Side of St. Paul YFMP had their first work day to create their initial farmsite. It was cold and wet, but we had a strong group of 10 kids and another 12 community volunteers as we spread 15 yards of compost over a 50’x30′ plot of land into our […]

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