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We <3 Borscht!

A couple years ago we had a glut of beets and were stuck with the question of what to do with them all. Enter borscht! Very few of our participants or staff were familiar with this purple-est of soups, but their skepticism soon turned to celebration upon sipping its sweet broth. Since then nearly every […]

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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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Lyndale Fall Dinner

By Shanna Woods The Thursday youth farm cooking class held their fall 2014 community dinner November 20th at Zion Church to celebrate the end of the season. The youth planned a dinner to feed families, community partners, and friends using fun meal ideas and seasonality. The youth landed on tacos with Cole slaw garnish with […]

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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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Humboldt High School – Years of Partnership

To the best of my knowledge, West Side Youth Farm’s first program happened in the spring of 2000 when then Program Director Gunnar Liden and Humboldt’s Middle School science teacher Ms. Lyde partnered up and offered a spring elective focused on gardening, biology, and the environment.  It was in that class that my fellow classmate […]

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“He’s like the nice Chef Ramsay”

Nathan Sartain is a true professional chef, gifted educator, and also a long time Youth Farm supporter. In the words of Frogtown LEAD staff, Nathan is “like the nice Chef Ramsay”. Nathan has been inviting Youth Farm staff to his classes to recruit volunteers long enough that he finally decided to work here as the […]

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