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A Warm CRYP Welcome to New Social Enterprises Manager Molly Vetter!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® announced today that Molly Vetter has joined its full-time staff as the new social enterprises manager. Vetter, a native of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, has returned to her hometown to join the CRYP team. As social enterprises manager, Vetter will be responsible for the nonprofit youth project’s farm-to-table Keya (Turtle)… Continue Reading

Fall Harvest Kicks Into High Gear with “Veggie of the Week” and Community Harvest Festival Dinner

Fall has arrived on the Cheyenne River reservation in north-central South Dakota, which means CRYP staff and volunteers have been hard at work… harvesting, harvesting, harvesting. And that has kicked the “Veggie of the Week” program into high gear, according to Ryan Devlin, CRYP’s sustainable agriculture manager. “For the last two weeks, the focus of… Continue Reading

Veggies of the Week: Eggplants and Sweet Corn

CRYP staff and volunteers showcased eggplants as the Veggie of the Week at the Leading Lady Farmers Market on Friday, September 5. According to Ryan Devlin, the youth project’s sustainable agriculture manager, the featured veggie did well. “Our teen and youth centers were closed last week, so we weren’t using the vegetables in programming, meals… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Fall Garden Programming

This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will celebrate its bountiful 2014 growing season in the 2-acre Winyan Toka Win garden with a series of special fall programs. All will be open to community members of all ages. On the roster: canning classes, CRYP’s annual Community Harvest Festival Dinner, and a special focus-group dinner… Continue Reading

“Veggie of the Week” Shines Light on Sustainable Agriculture Initiatives; Eggplant Will Be the Highlight at September 5 Farmers Market

In the four weeks since the Cheyenne River Youth Project® kicked off its new “Veggie of the Week” initiative, the program is proving to be a great success — and it’s shining a powerful light on the 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization’s sustainable agriculture initiatives, including the Leading Lady Farmers Market, the Keya Gift Shop, the… Continue Reading

Join CRYP this Labor Day Weekend! The Fun Starts This Friday.

Labor Day weekend is just days away, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project® is reminding South Dakota residents and vacationers that this is a great time to visit Eagle Butte. Not only will the city be hosting the annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo and Powwow, CRYP will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with… Continue Reading

50+ Pounds of Carrots Harvested for “Veggie of the Week.” Next, at the Aug. 29 Farmers Market: Onions

Carrots were the star of the Leading Lady Farmers Market on Friday, August 22. According to Ryan Devlin, CRYP’s Sustainable Agriculture Manager, staff, garden interns and youth participants harvested more than 50 pounds of the “Veggie of the Week.” “We sold three bunches of carrots at the farmers market, we used 35 pounds to make… Continue Reading

Beets Have a Great Week at CRYP! And at the Aug. 22 Farmers Market: Carrots

CRYP introduced beets as its second “Veggie of the Week” at the Leading Lady Farmers Market on August 15, and according to Sustainable Agriculture Manager Ryan Devlin, they were an absolute success. “More than 80 pounds of beets were harvested by garden interns and The Main’s youth participants in the course of just one week,”… Continue Reading

25th Anniversary Festivities on Deck for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is less than two weeks away, and that means it’s time to start thinking about “The Fair” on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in remote north-central South Dakota. Each year, Cheyenne River residents and visitors congregate in Eagle Butte for the annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo & Powwow — this… Continue Reading

Leading Lady Farmers Market Continues Successful Season, Introduces “Veggie of the Week!”

Now in its second season, CRYP’s Leading Lady Farmers Market has reached new heights — and continues to grow. To date, the market has raised more than $1,000 to support CRYP programming and services, it has educated 15 teen interns, and it’s giving participating community members a valuable revenue stream of their own. And more… Continue Reading



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