Fayetteville elementary students to sell school-grown produce Oct. 11

A group of Fayetteville elementary students will sell produce grown locally at their school gardens during an event planned on Dickson Street this week.

Students from Butterfield, Leverett and Root elementary schools will offer a variety of self-grown crops and other donated local produce at the Apple Seeds School Garden Market from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 on the patio at Collier Drug Store at 100 W. Dickson Street.

Fruits, vegetables and herbs will be among the produce for sale, along with flower bouquets and handmade crafts.

Natalie Freeman, program coordinator for Apples Seeds, said the idea is to help students learn how to sell produce while raising money for their school gardens.

“We are so excited about this amazing opportunity for students within the FPS to share their passion for school gardening along with marketing skills they have learned about throughout the semester,” said Freeman.

For more information about the Apple Seeds school gardens program, visit appleseedsnwa.org/school-gardens.