New Roots CSA

For the 2021 growing season, New Roots SLC, a program of the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, is offering a weekly farm box delivery service, providing market exposure and supplemental income for refugee farmers. New Roots SLC Farmers have been growing and selling produce since 2010.

20 Weekly Farm Box Deliveries

June 16 to October 27, 2021

Full Share | $700 at $35 per week (feeds 3-4)

Half Share | $400 at $20 per week (feeds 1-2)

What Do We Grow?

We grow multiple varieties of the following crops: Salad Mix, Heirloom Tomatoes, Kale, Carrots, Beets, Radishes, Turnips, Arugula, Mizuna, Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Beans, Tomatillos, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Broccoli,, Eggplant, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Herbs, Zucchini, Summer Squash, and more!

We also source peaches, apricots, apples, and other fruit from local orchards.

Expand Your Palette

Occasionally, we include crops commonly grown in the home countries of New Roots farmers, such as African eggplant, amaranth, mustard greens, Thai pumpkins, and more.

These crops are favorite staples enjoyed by our farmers. We include recipes from their families in our CSA newsletter, so you can make the most of these new veggies!

Share Examples

Each share will contain 6-8 veggies per week. Full sized shares may receive items that half shares do not, or larger quantities of the same items.

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Early Summer

Possible items: Green Beans, Carrots, Beets, Kale, Salad mix, Amaranth, Rainbow Chard, Daikon Radish, Red Radish, Turnip, Fresh Onion, Dill, Garlic, Broccoli, Leeks, Kohlrabi & More

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Late Summer

Possible items: Kale, Swiss chard, Italian Eggplant, Slicing Tomato, Cherry Tomato, Poblano Pepper, Shishito Pepper, Corn, Bell Pepper, Zucchini, Cucumber, Okra, Tomatillos & More

CSA Add-Ons

You can add weekly or bi-weekly eggs to your share at check-out, thanks to a partnership with Roots Charter High School! Located in West Valley, Roots is Utah's first farm-based high school. Their farm model teaches students through applied learning and solving real world problems. Through managing the provision of eggs to New Roots CSA members, students learn lessons in economics, quality control, commitment, and reliability. While Roots eggs are not certified organic, the birds move around the property in mobile “chicken tractors” and are fed high quality, high protein feed from a local source, in addition to weeds and garden scraps.

You may also have the opportunity to pay for additional add-ons throughout the season, such as pre-packaged foods from refugee and New American food entrepreneurs participating in the IRC's Spice Kitchen Incubator program. Stay tuned for such opportunities in the weekly CSA newsletter!


Workplace CSA Option

We deliver shares to local businesses when 20 or more employees sign up for the New Roots CSA. If you think your coworkers are interested in having a box of locally grown vegetables delivered to their office each week, sign up using the link below and select "workplace CSA" as your desired drop off location.

20 people must sign up and make their first payment before your location can be confirmed as a drop off site. If 20 people are not confirmed, your share will be delivered to your second choice drop off site.

If you would like help spreading the word, we have flyers, email examples and more. Email elise.watt@rescue.org with any questions or assistance requests you have.

How do I sign up for the CSA?

Visit the Sign Up page for pricing, size, and payment options and step by step instructions on how to sign up for the 2021 New Roots CSA.



Questions?

Contact elise.watt@rescue.org. You can also refer to our page of Frequently Asked Questions.