Students of the William H. Ross and Eugene A. Tighe schools showed they have green thumbs and big hearts. After planting, watering, weeding and harvesting the gardens at the elementary and middle schools, students sold their produce at the Margate Community Farmers Market held during the summer season at Steve & Cookies By The Bay.

All of the money garnered from sales of tomatoes, veggies and herbs and donations they collected from market patrons was used to purchase 1,600 pounds of food for the Community Foodbank of New Jersey Southern Branch.

During the growing season, students also provided fresh fruit and vegetables for foodbank clients.

The students will be tabling at Steve & Cookie’s Thanksgiving Farmers Market being held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at the restaurant parking lot. They will be selling the herbs they harvested and dried in a dehydrator. The herbs were placed in sealed containers and appropriately labeled.

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