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Farmers' Market Education Programs
Farmers' Market Fruit & Salad Bar Program is a revolutionary program nationally recognized as the leader in alternative lunches for school children. The program began in 1997 and is a collaborative effort between the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica-Malibu School District (SMMUSD) Food Services Department and the UCLA-Occidental Community Food Security Project. It is currently in place at all sixteen Santa Monica-Malibu public schools. farmers market

As part of the program, fruits and vegetables are purchased by SMMUSD twice a week from the Wednesday and Saturday markets a reduced cost. The produce is prepared daily by parent volunteers for use in salad bars in SMMUSD elementary schools. In addition, the salad bar is tied into field trips to a local Malibu farm and gardening and composting activities at each school garden. Gardening and nutrition education is further integrated into classroom curriculum about nutrition, health, physical education and the environment.
Last updated: Monday, 05/18/2009

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