The Youth Farm & Market Project is about youth gardening, cooking, nutrition, and entrepreneurship. It’s about youth connecting to their food and the environment – YFMP youth currently farm 9 garden sites – over 2 acres of urban land in Minneapolis and St. Paul. It’s about a new way of bringing quality food to urban neighborhoods and exploring culinary traditions from around the world – cooking and distributing over 4,000 pounds of fresh, local produce. It’s about community involvement – engaging volunteers in over 1,755 hours of service to their community. Finally, Youth Farm & Market Project is about quality year round youth programs and employment – YFMP works with over 500 youth ages 9-13, and employs 25 teens as both interns during the school year and youth staff during the summer program.