A new farmstand is now open for business outside South Whidbey High School.
Students, staff members and Americorps service members worked together to build the self-serve stand, which is stocked with produce grown and harvested by students.
Seth Raabe, an agricultural teacher for the school district, said students are involved with every part of the process, including stocking, marketing, pricing and cost-benefit analyses.
The majority of the produce comes from the grades 7-12 campus gardens.
Currently, the stand boasts a variety of fall crops, including kale, carrots, Japanese salad turnips, beets, winter squash, garlic, padrón hot peppers and flowers. Customers can expect produce to diminish as the season ends, but during winter, other root crops and seeds may be available.
There are suggested prices for produce available in the farm stand, but people can also pay what they can. Every transaction is on the basis of an honor system.
All proceeds go to the South Whidbey School Farms program through Readiness To Learn. Customers can pay with cash, check, or by using the QR code posted in the stand or by visiting donorbox.org/high-school-farm-stand.