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. 2019 CSA shares are FULL – check back for 2020!
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.
2019 SIGN UP
CSA Shares are FULL! Check back next year. Thank you!
CSA Terms & Conditions
New in 2019! In an effort to distribute more local produce to households in the Moab Community at an affordable price, we have adapted our model to accommodate 30 shareholders who pick up a basket of produce once every two weeks. Shareholders will pick up on alternating weeks with a schedule pre-determined by the Farm Director.
Individual shareholders pick up produce every other week for a total of 10 weeks per single shareholder, May 14th-October 8th, with no pickup during a 2-week hiatus July 2nd and July 9th. One share will receive a total of 10 baskets of produce throughout the season.
Pick up will be at the Youth Garden Project patio during the Produce Stand Collective, which will run from 4:30-7pm during May, 5:30-8pm during June, July, and August, and from 4:30-7pm in September and October.
Each shareholder is responsible for communicating with Farm Director Gabriel via phone, text, or email by 6pm on the day of pickup to arrange for pickup outside of the designated hours. We are happy to accommodate a flexible pickup arrangement if we receive advance communication. If the shareholder does not communicate by 6pm on pickup day, produce will be distributed to YGP programs or within the community as YGP sees fit.
The Youth Garden Project supports a total of 30 bi-weekly shares. If 30 individual bi-weekly shares are not filled by March 15th, YGP will accept requests for a double share (a total cost of $400) for those interested in receiving a basket of produce weekly. Those interested may indicate their interest by contacting the Farm Director by phone or email. Preference for a double share will be given to 2018 shareholders and then to the general public, both on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 provide a 20 week season for a CSA share.
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?
2019 Membership Share Prices:$200 for one share every other week In an effort to distribute more produce to the Moab community at an affordable price in 2019, we have increased our number of shares (30!) and we will be distributing them every other week. After confirmation of sign up, the Farm Director will be in touch with the shareholder on your weekly pick up schedule. If you are interested in a weekly share (double share) this option will become available after March 15 as spots are available. Please contact our Farm Director if you would like to purchase a double share if/when they become available. Double shares will be $400. Contribute to a Care Share Your contribution of $25 goes toward a YGP ‘Care Share.’ 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 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 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 Pickup is every Tuesday evening during the Produce Stand Collective- May: 4:30-7pm; June-August: 5:30-8; Sept & Oct: 4:30-7pm, on the Youth Garden Project patio. CSA members are expected to arrive with tote bags or a box to bring their share home in. CSA distribution will be offered in tandem with the weekly Produce Stand Collective, a new development to fill the gap of the Moab Farmers Market.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.