WHAT: Fresh, natural produce is on the menu as student gardeners from 28 participating schools gather to sell their bounty of fruits and vegetables. The Montebello Unified Farmers Market provides a vital, low-cost alternative to supermarket-procured fruits and vegetables and works to promote healthy lifestyles throughout MUSD’s communities.

Students will sell tomatoes, celery, onions, leafy greens, fruits and herbs and school spirit items to support their gardens, while ballet folklorico, Zumba, tap and ballet and other performances entertain the crowds.

For more information, the community may contact John Garza at 562-544-6684.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24

WHERE: Rosewood Park School, 2353 S. Commerce Way, Commerce

DETAILS: More than 2,000 students at 28 schools are involved in gardening programs throughout Montebello Unified. The District has implemented student-run gardens at each school to promote principles of sustainability and water conservation and to create a healthier school district, and in turn, a healthier community.
Increased support for urban farming and organic produce around the Southland mirrors the Montebello Unified commitment, spreading awareness about the importance of healthy eating, both in schools and at home.