The Market has grown into a major biannual Las Vegas event. This year’s edition featured student-grown fruits and vegetables from almost 50 school gardens throughout the CCSD. Roughly 500 student Farmprenuers came together to sell their produce and hand-made garden crafts to the public, with the help of 78 volunteers, 99 teachers and approximately 2,000 attendees.
Among the visitors were Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, Congresswoman Susie Lee, Senator Marilyn Dondero Loop, Nevada Superintendent Jhone Ebert, CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara, Chair of Statewide Financial Literacy Advisory Council Ray Specht, MasterChef winner Shaun O’Neale and eleven 2019 Obama Fellows, including Green Our Planet Co-CEO, Ciara Byrne. The students raised over $12,500 – more than any other Giant Student Farmers Market in the event’s history! All the proceeds will be reinvested into the participating school garden programs.