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Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market
Taste-Testing Fresh Fruits & Veggies!

Dysart is excited to introduce our Farmer's Market Program! This new program gives our students an exciting platform for hands-on nutrition education. The Farmer's Market will expose students to many diverse fruits and vegetables that they may not have see before. 

At the Farmer's Market, students have a chance to try fresh fruits and vegetables such as Watermelon Radish, Pomegranates, Carnival Cauliflower, Asian Pears, Rainbow Carrots and Blueberries.
 
Farmer's Market Events: 
 
  • West Point - 1/24/2019
  • Ashton Ranch - 1/25/2019
  • Mountain View - 1/30/2019
  • Rancho Gabriela - 2/22/2019
 

Rainbow CarrotsRainbow Carrot

In recent years, many organic farmers have begun growing heirloom varieties of carrots. Some of the most common varieties include purple haze, purple dragon, and cosmic purple.


 

Carnival CauliflowerCarnival Cauliflower

Carnival Cauliflower has the nutrition of cauliflower in fun colors, ranging from deep purple and vibrant orange, to a rich green. It tastes similar to regular cauliflower. 


 

Asian PearAsian Pear

There are over 3,000 varieties of pears grown around the world. One variety is the Asian Pear. The Asian pear is also known as the Apple Pear due to it's resemblance of an apple. Asian pears vary in color from golden yellow to light green. Unlike regular pears, Asian pears are sold ripe. Ripe Asian pears are crunchy and sweet.

PomegranatePomegranate

Pomegranates contain about 600 juicy seeds. Only the seeds are edible and are found inside a large, hexagonal-shaped red fruit. They taste sharp, refreshing, a little sweet, and a little sour. 

 

     

Sugar Snap Peas
Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas are great vegetables for children to grow because they do not require much care and kids can eat the fruit of their labor right after picking them, raw or cooked. Sugar snap peas grow in a pod. Each pod contains 3-8 peas. When you eat a fresh sugar snap pea, they pop in your mouth.    

Kale
Kale

Choose Kale that is deep in color and has no signs of wilting. When Kale is picked at the peak of season, it has a sweeter taste. 


   

Watermelon RadishWatermelon Radish

Did you know watermelon radishes are often grown for their natural repellent properties? This repellent fights off weeds, pests, and soil borne pathogens.
 

StrawberriesStrawberries


Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside? Each strawberry has 200 seeds on its skin!

  



Farmer's Market Photos

 

 Table set up with a basket full of pumpkins, corn with husks, rainbow carrots, strawberries, snap peas and gords.  colorful basket full of Pomegranates, strawberries, rainbow carrots with their leaves, and kale.  Nutrition Staff posing with Farmers Market Display

Students enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables