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Student-Run Farmers Market Promotes Healthy Lifestyle

Cesar Chavez Elementary School Green Thumb Club students team up to sell cilantro and other greens to a fellow student.(Montebello Unified School District) [1]

Cesar Chavez Elementary School Green Thumb Club students team up to sell cilantro and other greens to a fellow student.(Montebello Unified School District)

Students from 10 garden clubs throughout the Montebello Unified School District sold fresh, organic produce Saturday during the first farmers market of the year. The event focuses on promoting low-cost alternative produce and healthy eating habits.

“This is a great way for our school district to invest in our students and families by not only encouraging them to make healthy choices, but also providing them with a great resource where they can purchase fresh, organic produce at an affordable price,” said MUSD Board President David Vela.

The event featured free health and wellness services, compost recycling demonstrations and planting demonstrations.