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"Bring the Farmer to Your School" program comes to Atwater Ave Elementary School

Atwater Village, CA – The Atwater Village Farmers’ Market has found yet another way to bring local, fresh produce to Atwater Village!  In a collaborative effort, the (AVFM) has coordinated a farmer visit to Atwater Elementary School using LAUSD and SEE-LA’s Bring the Farmer to Your School program.

On January 23rd, from 8:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m., Farmer Eli Sheiman, of Tutti Frutti Organic Farms, will visit the Atwater Elementary School classroom and teach over 250 students about life on the farm.  The children will learn that carrots grow form the ground, and that they don’t just appear at the produce aisle at the market!  Students will learn many things, such as the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bugs for growing fruits and vegetables.  The students will be able to taste tangerines, apples and carrots straight from Eli’s farm, and learn that carrots can actually have a sweet, flavorful taste.  “I like the kids to have a connection with where their food comes from, how it affects their bodies, and become excited about eating healthy” – Farmer Eli Sheiman.

The Farmer Eli’s visit is being funded by the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council, who share with the (AVFM) their commitment to the health of the Atwater community.

For the past six years, SEE-LA and LAUSD have been collaborating and operating the Bring the Farmer to Your School program.  This program is committed to teaching children in lower-income communities about health, farming, and fresh fruits and vegetables.  “SEE-LA is proud to bring its valuable programs into the same communities where we also operate our farmers’ markets”. – Pompea Smith, CEO, SEE-LA

The Atwater Village Farmers’ Market is located on Glendale Ave. and Larga Ave. at 3250 Glendale Blvd. in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot.  Free parking is available off Larga Ave.

The Market is operated by Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) as a nonprofit community activity.

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