In partnership with the City of Hope through a grant procured from the National Institute of Health, Beardslee Academy hosted their first-ever Pop Up Farmers Market on Monday, January 28. Fresh organic fruits and vegetables were on sale at fair prices in a convenient location for families to purchase for their homes. Beardslee Academy parents were surveyed to identify the types of produce that are regularly used in their home cooking and these were the items sold. City of Hope provided the produce from local farmers to sell at the market and all proceeds will go to sustaining the market over time.
The items available included bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, cucumber, oranges, yellow onion, zucchini, tomatoes, grapefruit, and mandarins. The first market day was a huge success and all items were sold out in less than 30 minutes! The Beardslee student leadership team ran the set up and sales during the market. Among the shoppers were Board members Bell and Carroll as well as Superintendent Amerson and Principal Romero. Thank you to our City of Hope partners for helping provide this wonderful service. Each month a new Farmers Market at Beardslee Academy will be held. Check our website calendar for the upcoming dates.