New Orleans schools: Join Market Umbrella’s Meet Me at the Market program
Posted On: October 11, 2018
Market Umbrella’s “Meet Me at the Market” program consists of a staff visit to the classroom with curriculum focused on local seasonality and nutrition, and then a field trip to the farmers market, with facilitated fun and educational activities.
The NGO has funding through a USDA Farm to School grant to build/refurbish school gardens, train teachers/staff to manage and maintain the garden, as well as incorporate curriculum, connect to Harvest of the Month programming, and work with school food providers to incorporate local produce into the menu. The application to join this program closes on October 31st with only two more slots available.