Putting fresh food on the table just got easier! Glassboro High School students will operate their sixth annual Seeds to Success farmstand outside of the high school Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, August 9. Stand hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first week, the stand is open Tuesday, July 10, Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13. On subsequent weeks, students plan to operate the stand Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A grand opening celebration will take place the second week on Tuesday, July 17 at noon.
Seeds to Success benefits the community by selling only locally-grown produce at affordable prices. Customers can choose from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. The stand accepts SNAP and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers. To purchase produce for business purposes, please contact Barbara Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-707-3055 or the Glassboro Economic Development Offices at 856-881-0500.
The district partnered with the municipality and Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s “Seeds to Success” program to continue the program this year. The Glassboro Economic Development Office secured a grant from the Council for Economic Education to fund the program.
Superintendent Dr. Mark Silverstein states, “We are grateful for the help and support … When we can involve students in an educational opportunity that provides real-life, practical financial experience, everyone benefits; students, their families and the community at large.”
Glassboro High School teacher Barbara Jones will serve as this year’s facilitator. Up to four students will operate the stand at a time. The program provides students with hands-on business experience and a chance to use their math and business skills. It offers learning opportunities in health, nutrition and financial management. Students are selected for the program after completing a job application and interview. They then go through an orientation process to prepare for their positions.
“Something like this is an excellent opportunity for our youth to gain the necessary skills to become our future business leaders,” exclaims Jones.
Stop by to pick up fresh produce and support our students in this learning opportunity.
Superintendent Dr. Mark Silverstein Makes a Purchase