From the classroom to the garden, the students at Soldotna Montessori Charter School have been hard at work growing, picking and cleaning a selection of produce to sell at today’s farmers market.
The market, which is is held from 1 to 4 p.m. will be set up in the parking lot of the school. Everyone is invited to purchase fresh produce in support of the school. All proceeds will go towards maintaining the garden throughout this year and next.
“We have kale, potatoes, lots of stuff,” said fourth-grader Caitlyn Miller. “We don’t have carrots, though, they were a bust.”
The potatoes will be sold in bags of five pounds for ten dollars, according to sixth-grader Morgan Noyes.
“And if we sell everything, we should make approximately $935,” Noyes said.
In addition to selling their produce, the students will be giving tours of their garden and education center within the garden area.
The garden has operated off of grants for its first few years, but moving forward the school is hoping to fund it through sales from the farmers market, said Teri Carter, a teacher at the school.
“I’m most excited to show the garden and do the tours,” Miller said.
“I’m really good at math, so I’ll be the cashier,” Noyes added.