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  • Elementary Students Try Fruits and Vegetables at Chartwell's Farmers Market

    SOUTHPORT, Fla. - It's never too early to get kids to try new foods, especially fruits and vegetables!

    That's why Bay District Schools food service provider, Chartwells, held a farmers market Thursday at Southport Elementary School.

    The cafeteria was filled with all sorts of fresh fruit and vegetables. Classes rotated through receiving two printed dollars that they could use to purchase two items from the market. Each month Chartwells features a fruit or vegetable. This month is tomatoes so they dried some and put them out as samples as a new option for kids.

    "When the kids try something especially that they've never had before, you can see by their face that they are like 'wow!' and that's what we are trying to achieve, we want the satisfaction of them being happy and trying something new they've never had," said Bay District Chef Debroah DiPietrantonio.

    This was the first of several planned farmers markets this fall at various elementary schools. 
    The next one will be in October at Northside Elementary School.

    WMBB-TV ABC13/MyPanhandle.com ​​​

    September 20, 2018