Rainbow chard, Armenian cucumbers, squash blossoms, green tomatoes. Together they paint a pretty (and healthy) picture.

Real Food Rising, a community farming program, has teamed up with Squatters Pub and Grill to teach the kids in RFR’s youth farming program to cook in healthy ways. Real Food Rising provides the produce, Squatters provides the skilled chefs.

The week kicked off with cooking class Cook-Off at Squatters. The cooking competition was lead by two Squatters chefs, Shaine Baird and Bo Schiers. Real Food Rising youth cooked with fresh produce picked that morning from the farm.

The next event is a Community Lunch on Thursday, July 31 at the RFR urabn farm site. The Real Food Rising youth will prepare a meal with fresh ingredients grown in the program.

The week celebrates health and the hard work of RFR’s youth program.

The kids received hands-on experience growing the produce, and now they get to see and taste the “fruits” of their labor. 

To learn more about Real Food Rising and their youth farming program of Utahns Against Hunger, visit uah.org/realfoodrising