First Children's Aid Youthmarket in the Bronx
After successfully bringing Youthmarkets to a Children's Aid Society community school in East Harlem, Children's Aid launched its first Youthmarket in the South Bronx on July 16, 2008.
The lobby of Children's Aid's Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School community school in the Bronx was filled with fresh fruits and vegetables and eager customers. A Youthmarket is a greenmarket created and run by students in their very own schools; we operate them in close partnership with the Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC). The Youthmarket addresses the acute lack of fresh fruits and vegetables in low-income communities, and teaches children a great deal about where their food comes from and how.
Students, staff and community members all lined up for farm-fresh produce and tastings of nutritious foods prepared by students. Everything quickly sold out!
Here are pictures from the East Harlem Youthmarket.