The Youth Garden Project is a 1.5 acre productive and educational garden!
Each garden row serves equally as a source of nutritious food for the Moab community, and a learning tool for hands-on education in the garden. We grow food in our garden and orchard using organic growing practices and strive to weave opportunities to develop environmental literacy into each interaction.
Currently, the Youth Garden Project is home to 70+ garden rows, 70 fruit trees, 20 chickens, 10 fish, 2 cats, 1 bunny, and many other trees, herbs, and native perennials!
Community Supported Agriculture
A CSA share is one way that community members can support the local food system! CSA members invest in local farms up front, then eat fresh, delicious food all season long. Purchase of a YGP CSA share supports our youth and community programs, scroll down to learn more!
Hand-Crafted YGP Jam
You could say that preservation is our “jam!” YGP Jam can be found at our Market on Center booth, Harvest Festival, Plant Sale or you can swing by the garden to see what we have in stock. Our specialty flavors include Plum Ginger, Roasted Peach Vanilla Bean, Juicy Apricot, & Sour Cherry!
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Members purchase a “share” at the beginning of the growing season and in turn receive a weekly allotment of fresh, in season, locally grown organic produce. 2020 CSA Shares are FULL – check back next winter for 2021 CSA Shares, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on a waitlist!
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Members purchase a “share” at the beginning of the growing season and in turn receive a weekly allotment of fresh, in season, locally grown organic produce.
CSA Terms & Conditions
Individual shareholders pick up produce every other week for a total of 10 weeks per single shareholder, May 11th-October 5th, with no pick-up during a 2-week hiatus June 29th and July 6th. One share will receive a total of 10 baskets of produce throughout the season.
Self-serve pick-up will be on Tuesdays at YGP, either in the kitchen or the back classroom (TBD) starting at 4pm and remaining open until 8pm. CSA members are expected to arrive with tote bags or a box to bring home their share.
Each shareholder is responsible for communicating with Farm Produce Manager Sarah via text or email by 7am on the morning after pick-up to arrange for pickup outside of the designated period. We are happy to accommodate a flexible pickup arrangement if we receive advance communication. If the shareholder does not communicate by 7am the morning after pickup day, produce will be distributed to YGP programs or within the community as YGP sees fit.
Cost for a single share is $250 and for a double share $500. We do not offer refunds for CSA share memberships.
When is the CSA Season?
The Youth Garden Project CSA runs from late-May through mid-October (dependent on first frost). Our hope is to have a 20 week season, with each shareholder receiving 10 shares total.
How Does it Work?
Every week our CSA produce is harvested same-day as pick-up. Our garden crew works hard to manage the food production and provide as much food per week as possible. Members are always welcome to volunteer to have an increased connection to their food (Please call ahead if you would like to volunteer!).
How Much Does it Cost?
2021 Membership Share Prices:$250 for one share (biweekly pick-up) $500 for a double share (once a week pick-up) Care Share Built into the price of each CSA share is a contribution to our YGP ‘Care Share’ program. Care Shares are distributed weekly to the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, Seekhaven, and Full Circle Intertribal Center during the CSA season, who then distribute shares according to the needs of the families they serve.
Am I a good candidate for a CSA?
You may be a great CSA candidate If…
- You or your family have the time to cook and enjoy lots of fresh produce incorporated into your meals.
- You enjoy trying new ingredients you have never used before or don’t use often.
- You are okay with receiving something in your weekly share you don’t love from time to time.
- You are willing to eat seasonally. For example, tomatoes won’t be ready in early June, and July is too hot for an abundance of lettuce.
- You understand that what is provided in the weekly share is based on the garden’s production.
- You are able to make the scheduled weekly pick-up time (Tuesdays from 4-8pm at the Youth Garden Project)
You may NOT be a great candidate for a CSA if…
- There are two or more common vegetables you don’t like.
- You want to know exactly what will be in your share each week.
- You would prefer to stick to what you know and not experiment with new vegetables or fruits.
- Your cooking style requires a minimum quantity level of an ingredient.
- Your schedule does not permit you to prepare foods using garden fresh ingredients.
- You know in advance that you cannot make the scheduled weekly pick-up time.
How Do I Pick Up my CSA?
CSA Pick-up is on Tuesday evenings, May 11th – October 5th at the Youth Garden Project, either in the kitchen or the back classroom (TBD). Pick-up starts at 4pm and remains open until 8pm.