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The Urban Greens Market Returns July 10!

The Urban Greens Market is back for its second year!

by Terra Pace

The program which began in partnership with The Green Urban Lunchbox, Utahns Against Hunger, and Utah Community Action Program’s Real Food Rising has returned to provide fresh, affordable produce to the Glendale and Poplar Grove communities.

If you love local produce and supporting the local food system, make sure pay a visit to the Urban Greens Mobile Market and tell your friends!

Come Visit the Market

Beginning July 10th the mobile market will be open at these locations and times:

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What is the Urban Greens Market?

The Urban Greens Market was started in 2016 to help increase the availability of local and sustainable produce in low access areas of Salt Lake City. Community members in these areas struggle to find fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole foods as a result of a lack of or insufficient grocery stores and fresh food markets in their neighborhoods.

Last year, the five different sites within walking distance of low access neighborhoods hosted the Urban Greens Market and provided fresh produce to over 900 customers. Over 6,832 pounds of produce was sold and 69% of customers reported eating more fruits and vegetables after shopping at the market. Read more

Call for Board Members: Green Urban Lunchbox

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The Green Urban Lunchbox is looking for board members!

The Green Urban Lunchbox is a small nonprofit organization with the mission of helping people of all income levels gain access to healthy food using resources available in their communities.

The nonprofit is currently made up of numerous programs, including a mobile
greenhouse, an incubator farm, the Back-Farm Program, and a fruit share program.

In addition to the Roles and Responsibilities listed below, the organization is looking to expand to include individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Accounting and financial management
  • Food policy
  • Fundraising and development
  • Legal
  • Public relations and marketing

The roles and responsibilities are listed below. Any interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a resume to the Board Chair, Phil Sarnoff, at philsarnoff@gmail.com no later than April 14, 2014.

Board Roles & Responsibilities

Legal and Policy

Enable the continued legal existence of the organization
Adopt, follow, update and administer Green Urban Lunchbox bylaws
Adopt and assume responsibility for Green Urban Lunchbox purposes, governing principles,
functions, activities, and course of action
Assume responsibility for internal policies governing the organization

Planning

Establish long term and short term goals for the Green Urban Lunchbox
Develop a Strategic and Annual Work Plan.
Funding & Financial Management:
Assist in raising sufficient funds to ensure the Green Urban Lunchbox meets its objectives
Develop and approve annual budget and monitor finances.

Advocacy

Understand and publicize the work of the Green Urban Lunchbox in the community
Inspire confidence in the organization and relate our services to the work of other groups
Advocate for public policy, economic development, and other initiatives that advance the
efforts of the Green Urban Lunch Box

Evaluation

Regularly review and evaluate operations and standards of organization performance
Monitor program activities

Personnel

Hire and evaluate the Executive Director
Approve personnel policies
Participate in the recruitment, selection and development of Board of Directors

Time Commitments Anticipated

Board meeting – 2 hours/month
Preparation/follow-up work outside of meetings – 2-4 hours/month