Coach Schuitt, Ms. Eversmeyer and a select group of Dibert Community School students have become a familiar sight this year at the Mid-CityCrescent City Farmer’s market. Once a month, this group “walks with a purpose” to the market, as a way of developing healthy lifestyles, practicing social skills and building relationships with the community.
This Thursday the group had an even more special purpose, as they were representing Dibert at the market with a very special guest in attendance, the Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern, who was filming a segment for his new show, Appetite for Life! Zimmern met local food activist and host of Louisiana Eats (also a friend of FirstLine and the Edible Schoolyard NOLA) Poppy Tooker, to tour the market and film a cooking segment.
Dibert students enjoyed the filming, a few talked with Mr. Zimmern, and all students had a wonderful time interacting with the vendors at the market and trying fresh strawberries, chocolate milk, artisanal cookies and red pepper soup! The vendors at the market have always shown a great enthusiasm for Dibert students, and the feeling is mutual. Thanks to the Crescent City Farmer’s Market and all their vendors for showing Dibert students that healthy, local eating is a great time for all!