Hello Farm to Fork Friends, Farmers markets are opening up all around the state this month. Our friends at the Utah Farmers Market Network put together this fantastic resource to help you find a market, wherever you may be in Utah. Do you have a favorite farmers market? Let us know @utfarmtofork.
What to Harvest This Month
Get snacking on veggies! Sugar snap peas, radishes, and salad turnips are all coming out of the garden this month. Eat them straight off the plant, sliced in a salad, or dipped in hummus.
Get Involved Be a Featured Farmer We’re highlighting Utah farmers and ranchers on our social media all summer long. Fill out this short form to be featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Share Your School Garden Opinions City University of New York is conducting research about how school gardens can better connect with their communities. To participate in the study, first click here to access a five-minute survey. When you complete the survey, you will be provided instructions with how to complete four activities for this study, which will take a total of 1-2 hours. Upon completion of all of these activities, your name will be entered into a raffle to win one of five $50 gift cards.
Webinars and Trainings National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference Registration is now open for the 2021 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, held June 28-July 1 in Des Moines, Iowa. Virtual attendance options are also available. This is a great professional development opportunity for teachers and educators who want to enhance their use of agriculture as a len
s for learning. Learn more and register here.
Improving Equity Meet the Workers Who Put Food on America's Tables We talk a lot about farmworkers and food chain workers in this space. That's because farm to fork isn’t just about the end result of good food in our cafeterias, but about building a better food system for everyone. And that starts with the people who grow our food. This article from The Guardian outlines the challenges many farmworkers face while putting food on America’s tables.
Job Opportunities General Agricultural Labor, Houweling's Tomatoes, Mona Houweling’s Group is looking for dependable, punctual, and hard workers for general labor and maintenance positions in Mona, Utah. Positions include crop labor, harvesting, packing, and maintenance. Pay is $13.13/hour. Learn more and apply here. Deli Cooks and Bakers, Moonflower Community Coop, Moab Moonflower Community Coop is a community owned grocery store that strives to provide socially responsible foods, goods and education to promote a healthy, sustainable community. MCC strengthens the local economy by serving as a marketplace that uses fair buying and selling practices which support regional growers, vendors and artisans. We make a variety of products in house daily including salads, sandwiches, baked goods and freshly prepared entrees on the breakfast bar and hot bar. The cooks and bakers are responsible for preparing and packaging a variety of different products, including products that cater to alternative diets. Pay is $15-$20/hour. Learn more and apply here.
Funding Opportunities Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP) Grants LAMP Grants are now open! This includes the Farmers Market Promotion Program, Local Food Promotion Program, and Regional Food Systems Partnership Program. For farm to school stakeholders, these programs support building out local and regional food systems. FMLFPP supports the development and expansion of direct-to-consumer markets and indirect producer-to-consumer marketing through intermediaries. The RFSP program supports partnerships in the planning and development of local and regional food systems. Funding is provided for coordination efforts, such as priority setting, connecting partners to resources and services, and measuring progress towards common goals. For more information on the programs and how to apply, check out the pages linked below.
Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), deadline is June 21, 2021
Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), deadline is June 21, 2021
Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP), deadline is July 6, 2021
Be sure to share your upcoming events, grant opportunities, and jobs with us so that we can share them here!