Real Food Rising


Real Food Rising (RFR) is a community farming program with a youth development core. We use sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and to increase access to healthy food in Salt Lake. We have modeled RFR after the successful national youth development programs: The Food Project in Boston and Urban Roots in Austin. RFR will incorporate innovative and traditional growing techniques with a diversity of vegetables and fruits. The food we grow will feed all sectors of the community, with some being donated to emergency food pantries, some being sold at farmers markets, and some being sold to restaurants.

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Community Farming & Youth Development Program Real Food Rising is about Food Production, Education, Food Access, Job Training, and Building Bridges between Communities. Our program…

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  Real Food Rising’s youth programs aim to engage young people in personal change through sustainable agriculture while bringing together  teenagers from diverse cultural, racial,…

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Youth Crew Workers at Real Food Rising come from a diversity of backgrounds across Salt Lake County.  In our three Summer Youth Programs, we have had…

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The work we do to increase food access, educate the community, and transform the lives of young people is not possible without the generosity of…

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  We wouldn’t be able to do any of the work we do without the generous individuals, foundations, and companies that support us. Our thanks to…

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Each year there is a bounty of fresh, healthy fruit growing in people’s front and backyards all across the Salt Lake Valley. Lots of that…

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Thanks to everyone who attended our Fall Celebration & Fundraiser and helped Real Food Rise in Salt Lake! Great food, people, music by Genevieve Smith, and photos…

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At our farm stand Real Food Rising sells our organically-grown produce at a reduced rate to community members and clients of Neighborhood House.  The intention…

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