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Monthly Harvest- February 2023

Hello Farm to Fork Friends,

Welcome to February 2023! We hope you are enjoying the snowy days! Remember, that even though it’s cold out, there are still winter farmers markets happening in Salt Lake, Cedar City, and St. George. Check out the Utah Farmers Market Network for more details. Also, be sure to check follow us on social media for fun activities and recipes for seasonally grown and local food each month.

What to Harvest This Month

Winter is a great time to rely on storage crops, along with canned, dried, and frozen produce. This month we’re featuring our delicious Harvest of the Season Cherry Beet Smoothie recipe, created for us by Chef Cyndie. It gets its natural sweetness from fresh Utah beets and pitted frozen Utah cherries (with a little boost from an out-of-state banana). Looking for a pail of frozen cherries? Our friends at Fowers Fruit Ranch have you covered.

Get Involved!

Strategic Planning Input Meetings

It’s time for our next round of strategic planning meetings! Based on the feedback you provided and the priorities you identified in our visioning, root cause analysis, and regional summer workshops, our consultant has put together a draft plan that we are extremely excited to share with you. Now we need your insight once again. Please join us for one of the following workshops:

In Person: Saturday, March 4th, 9 am-3pm

Wasatch Community Gardens, 629 E 800 S, Salt Lake City

Register so that we can provide you with lunch: REGISTER HERE

Online: Thursday, March 9th, 5pm-7pm

Register to receive the Zoom link: REGISTER HERE

You only need to attend one of the sessions. We’d love to see everyone in-person but we know that isn’t always feasible, so please do join us online if that’s what works best for you.

Webinars & Trainings

The Dr. Yum Project

The Dr. Yum Project is a non-profit organization on a mission to help families and communities overcome barriers to eating well. These barriers include food insecurity, lack of basic cooking skills, misconceptions that eating healthy food must be expensive and time-intensive, unfamiliarity with fresh and whole foods, typical “picky eating”, and a lack of informational resources on how to raise children who enjoy nutritious foods. Click here to check out Dr. Yum’s Preschool Food Adventure!

Improving Equity

Farmworker Justice

The horrific shooting of farmworkers in Half Moon Bay last week highlights the deep connection between the good food movement and other social justice issues, including healthcare accessibility, workplace safety, racial discrimination, and environmental protection. Our hearts go out to those impacted by this latest round of violence.

Farmworkers already bear the brunt of our food system’s failures, and they deserve to be safe at work. Click here to learn more about the challenges America’s farmworkers are currently facing.

Job Opportunities Executive Director, The Green Urban Lunch Box, Salt Lake City

The Green Urban Lunch Box is seeking a new executive director! This is an exciting opportunity to lead food justice work in Salt Lake County. Pay ranges from $55,000-$75,000 per year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply here.

Various Positions, New Roots, Salt Lake City

The New Roots team is looking for add members who are skilled and passionate about nutrition access and supporting economic opportunity for refugee farmers. They currently have open positions for a Farm Coordinator, Food Entrepreneurship Client Services Coordinator, and Youth Agriculture Specialist. Learn more and apply here.

4-H Agriculture Seasonal Employee, USU Extension, Summit County

Summit County 4-H is seeking individuals to facilitate 4-H agriculture-based programing during Summer 20201. The seasonal employee will lead and assist in a wide variety of informal-education programs for youth ages 8-18 years old. This is a seasonal part-time (29 hours/week) position that pays $16.00 per hour. Learn more and apply here.

Funding Opportunities

GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant

A total of 160 programs will be awarded between $500 and $1500 dollars to install new or improve existing youth gardens or greenspaces. Any nonprofit organization, school district, university, government entity, or tax-exempt organization, such as religious organizations and Tribal governments, in the United States and US Territories serving at least 15 youth is eligible to apply. The application is due February 10, 2023. Learn more and apply here.

Utah Outdoor Classroom Grant

The Utah Outdoor Classroom Grant funding is dedicated to permanent, built infrastructure that can support student learning and is limited to between $500-$15,000. Eligible applicants include nonprofits, public K-12 schools, and tribal organizations. And of course, school gardens are the ultimate outdoor classroom. The application is due February 17th, 2023. Learn more and apply here.

Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant Program

The Whole Kids Foundation provides $3,000 grants to support new and existing gardens at K-12 schools and non-profit organizations that serve students in grades K-12. The application deadline is March 1, 2023. Learn more and apply here.

Be sure to share your upcoming events, grant opportunities, and jobs with us so that we can share them here!


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