We farm to grow food, community, and, most importantly, young leaders.
Youth Farm was established in 1995 and has since been an organization that focuses on youth development through teaching youth to plant, grow, harvest, cook, and ultimately feed the communities in which they live. Youth Farmers learn how to thrive and have a positive impact on the world around them, creating a youth-led food movement in the Twin Cities.
Youth Farm offers year-round programs for youth ages 9-24. We farm to educate and train through work in gardens and greenhouses. We cultivate leadership through encouraging youth to make decisions about and lead planting, growing, preparing, and selling efforts.
From raspberries to radishes we seed, plant, grow, and harvest our food and bring it to our communities’ forks. We feed individuals and families through community meals, neighborhood events, and providing produce to Youth Farm families.
We live and work in the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of North Minneapolis and the Frogtown and West Side neighborhoods in Saint Paul. We encourage young leaders to get their peers, families, and neighbors of all ages involved in urban agriculture and community building.
For the past 26 years, we have created and implemented a development model that grows with our youth to challenge them where they are at with projects as well as leadership opportunities tailored to their individual ages, interests, and abilities.
Whether it is in the form of food, time, development, or service, we are committed to shaping our communities and neighborhoods in positive and meaningful ways.
We farm to grow.
We farm to play.
We farm to give.
We harvest relationships alongside cabbage.
We sow confidence with carrots.
We nurture leaders like the seeds we plant.
We gather pea pods along with knowledge.
We tend to peppers and in turn the community.
We work the land and let it transform us.
We farm to learn.
We farm to feed.
We farm to grow.