You can enjoy delicious produce grown by local teens this summer at Marion-Polk Food Share’s Youth Farm. The six-acre Youth Farm is an urban farm and collaborative education site where kids ages 12 to 18 work together to grow food.
The kids are growing more than 40 varieties of fruits and vegetables this year. Most of the produce is donated to feed people in our community, but a portion is available for sale to the public on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You are invited to visit the Youth Farm Stand on Thursdays through August 31 to buy fruit and veggies, chat with the kids who grew the food, get recipe suggestions and enjoy produce samples. The Youth Farm is located off of Winema Place on the Chemeketa Community College Salem campus.
Thank you to the Grant Funders who helped the Marion-Polk Food Share Youth Farm grow:
The Autzen Foundation, The Collins Foundation, Herbert A. Templeton Foundation, Midland Area Community Foundation, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, and the Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management Grant Program.