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Teens learn farming, marketing by doing
East Unions Tyler Hooks tosses down a pumpkin to Brandon Saunders of Manteca High. - photo by HIME ROMERO

Student-grown pumpkins are on sale through the end of October at the corner of Airport Way and Louise Avenue.

Students from Manteca. East Union, Sierra, Lathrop, and Weston Ranch high schools participating in programs at the Manteca Unified School District Farm have grown the pumpkins.

They are available Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. as well as Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Small pumpkins are $2, medium pumpkins $3, and large pumpkins $4.

Students through Veggie Express not only plant and cultivate crops but they market them as well getting the chance to earn a share of the profit.

There are a number of customers – households and restaurants – that take delivery of fresh produce grown by the students.