Farm-to-table at the Youth Garden
Garden Dinner, Brunch, and Picnic in the Park events are delicious and unique experiences for locals and visitors alike, celebrating the seasonal abundance of food sourced on site, from the Moab Valley, and the wider Colorado Plateau region!
Order ahead for a YGPicnic, then pick up a picnic basket perfect for sharing at the Arts &Ag Market in Swanny Park! We are hosting picnics once a month at the market. The baskets are full of tasty snacks highlighting in-season YGP produce, and come in either double or family sizes. Pack a blanket and games, head to Swanny and pick up your meal at YGP’s booth, visit the other vendors, and enjoy a lovely evening in the park with friends, family, and community.
Each year, YGP hosts a buffet-style Mother’s Day Brunch at the garden using delicious, spring veggies, eggs from the YGP chickens, and more! Tickets are priced affordably, and children 2 or younger eat for free.
YGP Garden Dinners have been around for many years now, but each one is a little different! For a Garden Dinner event, we invite guest chefs to the garden to prepare a four-course meal using fresh garden produce. Guests are seated throughout the garden or at a long communal table and enjoy their locally grown meal in the midst of the garden’s beauty. Ample time is allowed between courses for guests to savor the flavors and enjoy time spent among family, friends, and fellow food enthusiasts. Garden Dinners are scheduled throughout the growing season.
All proceeds from our farm-to-table events support hands-on, garden-based learning and engagement experiences for youth and community members in Moab. Come enjoy the bounty of the garden with us!
We are always interested in working with new chefs! If you are excited to put together a seasonally-inspired menu celebrating local food, give us a call at 435.259.2326 or email email@example.com.
Upcoming Seed-To-Table Events
Scroll down to see our garden dinners from our 2022 season. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of future events.
Garden Dinner at Sorrel River Ranch
Saturday, October 1st at 5pm
The talented Sorrel River Ranch team has once again lent us their beautiful space and culinary skills to put on a fundraising event for the Youth Garden Project. Enjoy a multi-course meal by Chef William Conroy in Sorrel’s very own garden maintained by farmer Jamie Williams, knowing your ticket purchase supports YGP with our mission of growing food, kids, and community in Moab! This event will include a cocktail hour and tour of the garden prior to dinner. All guests will be seated at a long communal table.
Tickets are $100 a person and should be purchased in advance. As a thank you for investing in Moab’s youth, we are also offering a 20% off discount for all Grand County School District employees.
Thank you to Sorrel for hosting this incredible event!
Garden Dinner with Adam Waugh
Saturday, August 6th at 7pm
Born and raised in Detroit and Chicago, Adam grew up enjoying and absorbing the diverse cuisines and cultures of the region. He honed his skills and found inspiration early on as a chef traveling and living in France, Spain, and Italy. Letting his love of great food, people, and cultures guide him to the next destination, he returned to the states to work on farms, ranches, and several critically acclaimed restaurants in California, New York, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Montana, and Utah over the past several decades. His cuisine draws from the vast experiences and cultures that have inspired him over the years. Adam is passionate about working with local farmers, ranchers, and food producers and bringing people together around amazing food.
Thank you Adam, and all who attended and supported YGP!
Garden Dinner with Early Morning Orchard
Saturday, July 23rd at 7 pm
Early Morning Orchard responsibly grows high quality, nutrient-dense produce on 6 acres in Palisade, Colorado, alongside cultivating 10 acres of fruit trees. Early Morning Orchard’s mission is to build community through education, food accessibility, and being a model of appropriate land stewardship and regenerative agricultural techniques. The Early Morning team will be kicking off our Garden Dinner season with a beautiful garden-to-table meal highlighting summer produce.
Thank you to Early Morning, and all who joined us for this event!
For all Garden Dinners, reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets are $50. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit YGP’s youth and community programs, such as Garden Classroom Field Trips, YGP Summer Camp, CareShare produce donations, and more!
Tickets may be refunded up to 48 hours before the event; after that we will not be able to offer a refund for canceled tickets.
At Garden Dinners, we offer the option of sitting at a community table as a way to connect with other folks over local food and celebration. If you and your party would like to be seated at this table, please select ‘communal table’ in the registration form. Please also note any allergies, dietary restrictions, other seating requests, or additional notes that you would like the YGP team to know prior to the event! With questions, give us a call at 435-259-BEAN or email firstname.lastname@example.org.