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School district holds summer farmers markets for students

During the markets, students receive a nutrition lesson and are able to shop for their own produce.
A variety of fresh produce.
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Berkeley County Schools in Martinsburg, W.Va., is hosting farmers markets for students over the summer break, The Journal reports.

During the markets, which are being held at seven different schools, students receive a nutrition lesson from the district’s dietician as well as representatives from other partners, including the state’s Department of Agriculture.

Students then receive $5 to purchase produce. Most of the markets' fruits and vegetables cost $1, allowing them to buy multiple items. Each student also receives take-home recipes that incorporate the produce they’ve selected.

This is the second year the district is hosting the farmers markets, which are funded through a grant.

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