Summer 2018 Veggie Subscription

River City Youth Ops’ urban farm is offering our 20-week veggie subscription (also known as Community Supported Agriculture or CSA) full of healthy, fresh, and super locally grown produce. All produce is grown in the West Central Neighborhood by neighborhood kids that we hire and engage in personal and professional development through community engagement, job training, and education.

Not only do you get to enjoy the fresh taste of Spokane at every meal, but you’re also helping employ youth, create beautiful farms in vacant lots, and help the farm stay healthy year-round!

How does it work?

  1. Pay for your veggie subscription in advance.
  2. Pick up your weekly box of veggies.
  3. Follow us on instagram (@rcyouthops) or facebook for recipes and ideas on how to use the produce.
  4. Enjoy locally grown, ultra fresh produce all season long!

What do you get?

  • 20  weeks of locally grown produce from June - October
  • Recipe ideas as researched and tested by our Youth Farm Crew
  • An example of a mid-July share would be:
  • 1 bunch curly kale
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 bunch carrots
  • 1 bunch beets
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch of radishes

How much does it cost?

  • $500 for 20 weeks (that’s $25 per week!)
  • Sponsor a week of produce for another West Central Resident: $25
  • Sign up to volunteer for 5-10 hours and receive 5-10% off the full price!

Where and when to pick up?

Shares can be picked up on Thursdays (4pm-6pm)  at West Central Episcopal Mission; 1832 W. Dean Avenue, Spokane, WA, 99201. We will be ready to accept cash/card/check. You can pay for the full Veggie Subscription ($500).

Remember to bring your own reusable shopping bag!

Yes, please! How do I sign up?

Spots are limited, so sign up soon! We are keeping our shares limited to 25. Subscribe online below or call 509-703-7433 to sign up. To share the veggie love with a West Central resident, add a Pay it Forward Veggie Box to your order. 

Veggie Subscription
500.00

River City Youth Ops’ urban farm is offering a 20-week veggie subscription (also known as Community Supported Agriculture or C.S.A.) full of healthy, fresh, and super locally grown produce. All produce is grown in the West Central Neighborhood by youth participants in our job training program.

Quantity:
Add To Cart
Pay it Forward Veggie Box
25.00

Sponsor a week of produce for another West Central Resident.

Quantity:
Add To Cart

The Beehives Have Arrived

The first Saturday in April found a few Youth Participants hard at work building beehives with the West Plains Beekeepers Association.

In this case ‘dress for success’ means protective gear – jackets, veils, and elbow-length gloves. They’re not the easiest items to take on and off but they were still a hit.

Each 3-pound package holds approximately 10,000 honeybees and a queen. Yes, Malik is holding 10,000 live bees!

Kevin Oldenburg of the West Plains Beekeepers Association looks on as Malik begins his first hive (left). Newly-certified beekeeper Jenifer Priest hangs a queen’s cage between the frames of another.

After the queen is inside the rest of the bees are shaken into the hive after her (left) and the lid set into place. The shaking of the bees is Malik’s favorite part.

The installation went well and teams of Youth are checking the hives regularly. Soon both the hives and the gardens will be flourishing.

Project Hope would like to thank BeeManiacsMiller’s HomesteadTate’s Honey Farm, the Mead, WA location of North 40 Outfitters, the Community Building Foundation and St. David’s Episcopal Church for their generous support of this new program.

Spotlight on Youth: Monicea Brown

Monicea Brown, now 16, is a sophomore heading into her sixth year with River City Youth Ops (formerly Project Hope). She spends two hours on the city bus each day to reach her school in Spokane Valley. Monicea’s hard work is paying off, though; in December she and other top math students were honored with a day trip to Sandpoint, ID.

Her big dream? To be the first person in her family to graduate from high school and, one day, a nurse in the NICU.