For the third year in a row, Haywood County first graders got to experience Farmer’s Market Day! On Septemeber 8, 2017, approximately 200 students were given the opporunity to select their own fruit and vegetables from a collection of produce to take home with them. Would they pick sweet potatoes or corn? Peppers or cucumbers? Plums or Kiwi? After the kids went through the line, they got to enjoy an educational, silly musical selection by Mrs. Shelby- extension agent from Weakley County- about how a grape becomes a raisin. After learning about raisins, each child was then given a box of raisins to add to their produce selection.
This event is a fun way to allow students to learn about vegetables and fruit. The Farmer’s Market was sponsored by the BE MORE grant, Coordinated School Health, and the Health Department.