FAQ's

What are the payment options?

Your payment can be broken into 3 equal payments. We just ask that you make one payment per month. For instance, the first payment is due April 1, second payment due May 1, third June 1.

How do I pay?

Online credit/debit card payments will be accepted with a transaction fee of 3.5% + $0.15. You can also mail/drop off a check to the IRC office in downtown Salt Lake. Please make all checks payable to the International Rescue Committee. Mail to PO Box 3988, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.

Who are refugees?

Refugees are people fleeing violence and persecution—in Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and other countries in crisis. They are seeking safety and the chance to move their lives forward.

When do I need to commit by?

We request that those interested in participating in the New Roots CSA commit by March 30th, 2020. You can sign up by clicking here.

When does the CSA start?

The New Roots Farm Box CSA will run for 14 weeks from July to October 2020 with weekly deliveries of produce right to your workplace.

Where do I pick up my box?

Where do I pick up my share?

The drop off day is still TBD, but it will be at your workplace during the work week, before 5:00 pm.

What if I go out of town?

For pre-planned absences that you tell us about, we will prorate your subscription price. Dates must be chosen and confirmed with us prior to the start of the season. We do not offer a refund or credit for missed pickups. All missed pickups are donated.

Is New Roots produce organic?

We follow strict organic growing practices and use no synthetic inputs on any of our farm sites. Because of the unique nature of the New Roots program, with over 17 primary farmers, we have chosen not to participate in the National Organic Certification Program. We use only organic methods and build soil fertility with cover crops and compost, control weeds with human powered tools, minimize insect damage with spun-fabric row cover, and accept a certain amount of crop loss due to pests, disease, and bad weather.

What is a CSA?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is a partnership between local farmers and you, the hungry customer. CSA’s are a business model that allow you as a consumer and our farmers to share both the risks and benefits involved with growing food. The customer makes a monetary commitment to the farmer at the beginning of the growing season and in return receives locally organically grown produce every week of the growing season. The monetary commitment enables the farmer to receive the support when it is necessary, at the beginning of the season: allowing them to invest in their season’s crops, purchasing seeds, materials and tools necessary for that year. The customer receives the benefits having fresh healthy produce every week grown by a farmer that they know and trust—a farmer who can respond to feedback, adapt to the needs of their community, and grow food for the people.

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What is the International Rescue Committee?

The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Salt Lake City and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.

What is New Roots?

New Roots is a subsidiary program of the International Rescue Committee and seeks to build a healthier community through the development of small scale, urban farms and community gardens while increasing food access for refugees in Salt Lake City. You can learn more about New Roots on our About page.

How long have you been farming?

New Roots farmers have hundreds of years of collected farming experience using sustainable practices. The Redwood Road farm welcomed its first refugee farmers in 2010, and the 2 acre plot has provided the Salt Lake community with locally grown produce ever since.

Who is a refugee?

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.

Two-thirds of all refugees worldwide come from just five countries: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia.

Learn how you can help make an impact at www.rescue.org.