Real Food Rising hosts a variety of events including community lunches, an annual fall celebration, farm and garden tours, field trips from local schools, and more. Click here to see our events calendar.


Real Food Rising Community Lunches

During the summer, youth crew workers team up with local chefs in Salt Lake who donate their time and resources to prepare a seasonal feast that features our farm-fresh produce. After a morning spent preparing the meal, youth serve their meal to members of the community. There is a minimum suggested donation of $10-20 per lunch. All donations go to support Real Food Rising programs. To reserve your spot, sign up below.


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Real Food Rising’s Annual Fall Celebration Fundraiser

Every year we organize a special event to bring together Real Food Rising supporters and celebrate the harvest! Community members come together to enjoy tasty farm-fresh food grown on the farm, as well as drinks, music, youth speeches, and other fun activities like a farm-themed photo booth, farm tour, silent auction, and raffle! All proceeds go to help Real Food Rising grow, continue to make healthy food accessible, and empower teens with the skills they need to thrive. We typically hold this event in September. Stay tuned for more information for 2016!


Wasatch Community Gardens Farm & Gardens Tour

Real Food Rising has loved participating in Wasatch Community Garden’s annual Urban Garden and Farm Tour for the past 2 years. The goal of the tour is to gather energy, raise awareness, and share ideas about urban gardening. It is a self-guided look at some of the interesting, creative, and inspiring backyards, urban homesteads, and community gardens in Salt Lake County. It is also designed to inspire you to create a growing space of your own so you can provide healthy, real food and an educational experience for the entire family. Don’t miss us on the tour in 2016!


Field Trips

We lead educational field trips on the farm for youth and adult groups of all ages. Getting people out to the land and educating them about healthy food and sustainable agriculture is essential to our work. Trips include a farm tour, educational activities, farm work and veggie tastings. Field trips are typically led by youth interns and crew workers with staff oversight. Please note that we currently have a limited capacity to offer field trips and may not be able to accommodate all requests.


Other Community Events

RFR also participates in several community events, workshops, presentations, and conferences throughout the year. We reach out to community members to share successes from our proven youth development model, recruit youth and volunteers, market our farm stands, and educate others about sustainable agriculture, local food systems, food insecurity, and where food comes from. Here are a few examples of events we’ve contributed to in the past:

  • Intermountain Sustainability Summit
  • Even Steven’s GiveStock Benefit Concert
  • Poplar Grove Community Council’s Groove in the Grove
  • The World Parliament of Religions
  • TEDxManhattan’s “Changing the Way We Eat” Live Webcast
  • Millcreek Venture Out Festival
  • Neighborhood House’s Summer Celebration and Gala
  • Glendale Community Center’s Multi-Cultural Night
  • DWS’s Community Resources Fair
  • School presentations and job fairs at high schools and universities