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Green Urban Lunch Box

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

The Green Urban Lunch Box is a Salt Lake City based non-profit organization. Our mission is to empower people to connect to their food and community by revitalizing urban spaces and building a resilient food culture.

The vegetables provided in our CSA’s are grown on our community farm in South Salt Lake City in conjunction with our Small Farm Initiative (SFI) program. SFI trains the next generation of farmers through farm apprenticeships and farm stewardships. We use no-spray holistic growing methods that are aimed at building the soil biology and the farm ecosystem.

As an organization, we believe that everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy food. We understand that growing food with our community cultivates beauty in so many ways. Our aims are to empower our community members, provide access to those in need, and give everyone an opportunity to grow and eat quality food. We believe this will contribute to the resiliency of our food system and give more individuals the opportunity to thrive.

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Serving the community and promoting all aspects of health equity through food justice. From utilizing surplus fruit from local SLC backyard trees, to assisting agriculture entrepreneurship and now offering weekly shares of organically-grown produce through their CSA. GULB captures what community building is all about, working together, and SLC is a better place because of their efforts!!” – Jen, Google Review

I love working with the Green Urban Lunch Box! Such a cool mission and creative vision going on here.” Jessica Collette, Facebook Review

The Green Urban Lunch box is an incredible organization ran by hard working inspiring people! Have watched their programs for years and couldn’t be more happy that they are based in Utah!” – Micheal, Facebook review

Salt Lake City, UT

  • 3188 S 1100 W
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84119
  • 801-318-1745

Shawn Peterson

The idea started with a college friend’s wishful desire to replace the concrete parking lot outside her college dorm with a small garden plot, which led to a discussion about how difficult it can be to grow one’s own vegetables in an urban environment. Through some brainstorming, our ideas expanded from planting a garden in a small trailer to creating a large, mobile garden. We landed on the concept of cultivating vegetables inside a fully functional school bus.

We know a bus is not the most logical place to plant a garden; however not much about our current food system is logical. Growing food and transporting it across the country produces food that is tasteless, expensive and damaging to the environment. With the increasing cost of food (due in large part to the cost of transporting mass-produced vegetables), we feel the small initial expense of starting a garden supports the benefits of taste, cost savings, health, exercise, and a clean environment.

We understand, however, that growing food in a converted school bus will not solve the many problems in our current food system. We hope to use The Green Urban Lunch Box and all of our programs to educate and motivate individuals regarding issues related to food production and healthy eating.