Nov 26

Byrd Farmers’ Market – a HUGE success!

Last Tuesday night the parking lot was packed with cars and the Byrd Elementary School multi-purpose room was bursting with vendors and consumers!  For months Byrd students, teachers, and staff have been preparing for the first Byrd Farmers’ Market.  It was one of the most incredible events I have been a part of this year!


The Farmers’ Market was a result of our school wide G21 project, which “grew” out of our school theme, “Growing great citizens locally and globally.”  Individual students submitted applications to participate as  vendors at the Farmers’ Market.  Classrooms also produced products to sell at booths.  There were over thirty booths selling everything (including, but not limited to) savory foods, baked goods, fresh eggs, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, herbs, starter plants, decorations, crafts, play-dough, accessories, candles, dog treats, and bird feeders.


All proceeds were donated to a local organization that our schools have partnered with for some time, the Goochland Food Pantry.  Byrd raised over $2,200 for this organization in one night!


Byrd students and staff even surprised attendees with a flash mob dance, which was coordinated by Ms. Watts (our music teacher) and Ms. Beatty (5th grade teacher).

BES Farmers Market Flash Mob Dance from Zoe Parrish on Vimeo.


These pictures don’t even begin to capture the energy of the event, so make sure you come to visit us to purchase goodies for a good cause at the next farmers’ market!  Stay tuned for information on the next market, which is slated to take place in the spring!


For more information on the farmers’ market please visit the blogs below!

Mrs. Hawk’s Blog

Mrs. Albert’s Blog

Mrs. Harper’s Blog