Youth-Run Farm Stand
Kids age 9-16 run a farm stand at La Plaza Farmer’s Market in a Southside Richmond neighborhood where they sell fresh vegetables such as squash and tomatoes and collard greens. The kids get hands-on experience in entrepreneurship, teamwork, and customer service, and they learn about growing, cooking, and eating good food. The kids have as many experiences around good food as possible – in the kitchen and the garden, on the farm, at the farmer’s market, and the grocery store. At the same time the kids are making positive change in their community, creating a direct access point to healthy food.