Local teens behind new produce market in the South Bronx

Teens are behind a new program that pushes people to buy fresh, local produce. The program kicked off in the South Bronx last week. The "Learn it, Grow it, Eat it" youth market on Boston Road and 169th Street is being run by teenagers trying to make a difference. This summer, the city program is allowing the teens to teach younger kids how to take care of vegetable gardens in Morrisania. Afterward, there is a weekly market where the group sells what it grew. They also hold cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes. "Learn it, Grow it, Eat it" offers a similar program during the school year. The youth market will be open every Wednesday until mid-November.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."