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Fresh Market at Winter Park

By
Meg Pietkiewicz,   Winter Park High School
Play:
Fight Hunger — Help Nourish Your Community
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods
Fresh Market at Winter Park
My FUTP 60 students have partnered with "Willie's Mart", a food pantry for our high school students. We provided the refrigerator for the pantry and also created the marketing signage for the pantry. Once a month, there is a shipment of fresh fruits and vegetables and we set up a farmer's market for our students. My FUTP 60 students research healthy and simple recipes using the fruits and vegetables that will be available at the farmer's market to give to the students. We also make the recipes so the students can have a sample.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The students research the recipes and set up the Farmer's Market. They hand out the fruit and samples of the recipe they create. The adults arrange for the fruit to be delivered.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We do this once a month.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Now that students have access to fresh fruit and vegetables, they get very excited when they know that the fresh marketing is coming. They give us feedback on how they have made the recipes for their families.