Ponte Vedra Beach farmers market gives students a lesson in environmentalism and buying local

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There was plenty of shine before the afternoon showers March 1 at the annual Bolles Parent Association Ponte Vedra Beach Campus Farmers Market. Students, parents and friends enjoyed perusing local goods, crafts, plants, products and information from more than a dozen local vendors, nonprofit organizations and artisans.

Held on the lawn by the School’s flag pavilion, the market helped students experience and support farm-to-table, local and organic food concepts in an effort to inspire more environmentally conscious consumerism. Students also enjoyed cuddling baby goats, lambs, ducks and chicks and brushing a miniature horse. The chicks were recently hatched in the Ponte Vedra Beach Campus science lab as part of a schoolwide study of embryology. 

The Bolles Parent Association will host another Farmers Market for students, faculty/staff, parents and family from the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst and Upper School San Jose Campuses on Friday, March 8. The second and final farmers market of the year will be from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of Bolles Hall.

For a colorful collection of photos from the March 1 Farmers Market on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus, visit the online gallery. 

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