The Youth Garden Project is a production and educational garden. We grow food in our garden and orchard using organic growing practices and sell our local produce to the community through a variety of avenues. See below for options to purchase our fresh fruits and veggies!
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 SIGN UP
CSA Shares are FULL! If you have talked to the Farm Director and secured your spot for 2020, you can find the link to the registration form here.
CSA Terms & Conditions
Individual shareholders pick up produce every other week for a total of 10 weeks per single shareholder, May 12th-October 6th, with no pick-up during a 2-week hiatus June 30th and July 7th. 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 9pm. 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 Director Gabriel 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 $225 and for a double share $450. 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?
2020 Membership Share Prices:$225 for one share (biweekly pick-up) $450 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 and Seekhaven 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 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 3-8pm 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 12th – October 6th at the Youth Garden Project, either in the kitchen or the back classroom (TBD). Pick-up starts at 4pm and remains open until 9pm. Members are expected to arrive with tote bags or a box to bring home their share.
The Produce Stand Collective
On Tuesdays throughout the growing season, YGP hosts a collective of Produce Stands on our patio!
Castle Valley Farms and a rotating bunch of local growers (including Greenfire Farms and Easy Bee farms), as well as YGP Produce!
5:30 – 8pm Tuesday evenings in June, July, and August
4:30 – 7pm Tuesday evenings in September and October
3 – 6pm in November and December
It coincides with our CSA pickup.
Restaurant Sales and Special Orders
Depending on seasonal output and demands with existing programming, YGP occasionally has select high quality, organically grown produce available in bulk quantities for special events or restaurant sales. Due to the high demand of high quality, locally grown produce in Moab, we typically do not offer wholesale pricing, but do offer fair market prices to go to support our programming with youth and community. Please email Farm Director Gabriel Woytek at email@example.com with any inquiries.