Farmers Market to be Held May 5th
How do a school and the local Farmers Market become partners?
These organizations are collaborating to bring local produce and products together in a way that benefits the greater community.
Applewild School’s Sustainability Coordinator and Science Teacher, Breezy Riposa, is organizing the first Applewild Farmers Market to be held on Friday, May 5 from 12 to 4pm. This exciting event is being held in conjunction with the school’s annual Grandparent/Special Person Day.
“I hope this will be the first of many Farmers Markets,” said Ms. Riposa. “We’re working with the local Fitchburg Farmers Market and Growing Places, which is a non-profit organization helping to build gardens and grow gardeners in North Central Massachusetts.”
“Having a Farmers Market on campus is a natural progression from our school’s garden. Our students cultivate the garden from seed to meals served in our dining hall and back to our compost bin. We even have a student initiative to measure food waste! As our students are working to learn the food cycle, we see the benefits of learning sustainable farming practices combined with entrepreneurship in the form of the market. Our students are excited about this partnership!”
The Farmers Market will be held rain or shine in the school’s Stone Family Dining Hall and is open to all. Artisans, craft persons, and other interested vendors may contact the school.