When you become a part of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, you are also investing in the countless educational opportunities we offer our community.
Accepting new share holders for 2020!
When you become part of our CSA program, you are supporting: educational opportunities for those interested in sustainable farming, access to nutritious foods for those in need, and creative ways of revitalizing urban spaces, all while eating the freshest, most delicious food all season long!
How the Program Works
What you can expect.
Weekly CSA share includes:
- 20 weeks (June 8th – October 26th) of seasonal organic produce which can feed up to a family of four
- One or two varieties of seasonal fruits, gleaned in our FruitShare program
- Six to eight varieties of veggies, greens, and herbs grown on our farm by Green Urban Lunch Box Farmers, Interns, and Volunteers
- Weekly email updates from our farmers and delicious recipes
- Weekly shares are $700 for 20 weeks
- Add an additional share for $250
- Home delivery $100 for 20 weeks
- Pick up your share at our pick up locations for free
Where does the food come from?
Small Farm Initiative: The vegetables, greens, and herbs you will receive are grown by urban farmers in training as part of our Small Farm Initiative program at our Community Farm in South Salt Lake City. This program teaches new urban farmers how to grow as much organic produce as possible in a small amount of space using sustainable growing practices.
FruitShare: The fruit you will receive is harvested in our FruitShare program. This program actively works to reduce food waste while feeding those in need. We coordinate groups of volunteers to harvest previously unused trees in the Salt Lake Valley; The volunteers keeps some, the homeowners keep some, and the majority is donated to local hunger relief efforts.
Why are we selling it? Our CSA, Canner’s CSA, FruitBox, and other earned income programs are unique ways for us to become more self-reliant as an organization. By purchasing a product or services from our organization, you are directly supporting our programs and the work we do in the community.
Pick Up Locations & Times
- Our Farm: 3188 S 1100 W (South Salt Lake)—Tuesdays 12pm – 7pm
- Millcreek Hub: 1809 E Bagend Street (Millcreek)—Tuesdays 5pm – 8pm
- Sugarhouse Hub: 1658 E Blaine Avenue (Sugarhouse)—Thursdays 6pm – 8pm
- Intermountain Medical Center (Murray)—Thursdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm
- WeWork: 90 S 400 W, 3rd floor (Downtown SLC)—Tuesdays 1pm – 2pm
- Home Delivery: $100
Meet Your Farmers
Katie Nelson | Executive Director and Farm Manager
Katie has been training the next generation of farmers in our Back-Farms and Small Farm Initiative programs since 2012. She has grown over 50,000 pounds of veggies in the Salt Lake Valley and has taught over 100 people how to farm.
Rob Grant | Farm Instructor
Rob is an army veteran who found fulfillment in working with plants and the soil. As both a farmer and a chef, he has seen the value and benefit of locally sourced organic produce. As a graduate of our Farmer Training Program, he is excited to continue to grow in his new role.
Ali Scheig | Farm Hand and Garden Leader
Ali’s passion for growing food was sparked while interning at an urban farm in the mid-west. Now, years later, she has made her way to Salt Lake City and is excited to be working with the Green Urban Lunch Box to foster community connections by growing food.
Flowers by Wasatch Blooms
We are excited to partner with Wasatch Blooms to provide fresh cut local flowers each week.
A Slow Flower Farm grows flowers to be sustainable, support local ecosystems, and regenerate the soil. Heather Griffiths grows intensively on an urban lot and mixes market gardening with permaculture ethics.
We are so excited to support this local farmer and provide you with fresh cut local flowers from July 8th—September 23rd.
For just $180, you can add a mixed market bouqet of flowers to your weekly CSA pick-up or drop-off!
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I can't pick up my share one week?
Either a friend can come get your share on your behalf or we will donate the share to a local family in need.
Can I get a refund?
In order to grow the produce that share holders have committed to, we need to use the funds up front. If you have already purchased a share, all the produce we were planning on putting in your crate throughout the year has already been planted.
Cancelations/refunds for CSA‘s have the ability to put us in sticky situations due to the seasonality of farming and therefore we do not issue any.