Over the last couple weeks Yasmin, Project LEAD, has been a vital part of harvesting and distributing Lyndale produce. With her help we’ve been able to pick hundreds of pounds of fresh food for our Youth Farm families and our neighborhood.

Yasmin is going into her senior year and has been part of Youth Farm since she was just eight years old. When she’s not at Youth Farm, she loves to spend time in her own community garden where she started a kids garden plot for children too young for Youth Farm. She is growing as a youth worker and last year led a cooking class at Lyndale Elementary.

This summer she loved bringing garlic and tomatoes home, where she made a lot of salads, stir frys, roasted roots, and veggie soups. Her family ate a wider variety of veggies, and she even got her brother to eat more veggies. Her favorite food might be her grandmother’s Khoresht-E Bademjoon, an Iranian eggplant stew.

Thanks so much Yasmin!