The Monroe Elementary School Garden will be attending the Monroe Farmers Market for the second year in a row. According to the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Monroe Elementary is only the second school in the state to offer a "seed to sale" program. Headed by 4th Grade Teacher and Science Coach Chris Treat, the garden was planted and has been tended to by every child in the school for the last four years. The students and their families continue to care for the garden throughout the Summer months and the children are encouraged to make all sales and marketing decisions as they bring their harvest to market.
The Monroe Farmers' Market is open June–October and offers fresh, locally-grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods and hand-crafted specialty foods to Connecticut locals.