May Morning Harvest in the White House Garden
04:59 PM EDT
Back in March, a group of students from across the country joined First Lady Michelle Obama to plant a new crop in the White House garden.
Today, a new batch of students stopped by to harvest some of the lettuce, broccoli, peas, and garlic that have been growing ever since.
Eleven fifth graders from Harriet Tubman and Bancroft Elementarys spent the morning in the garden. They were joined by Assistant White House Chef Sam Kass, who told the kids that they had a responsibility to be teachers as well as students -- when it comes to healthy eating.
Francine Rosario, a teacher at Bancroft, explained why the visit was so important.
"We've been talking about healthy habits, but a lot of the kids do eat a lot of junk food," she said. For her, a trip to the White House Garden is an opportunity to explain where real food comes from.
At the end of the morning, each of the students received fresh produce to take back to school -- and took time to write thank you notes to those who helped sow the garden back in March.
Learn more about their visit by checking out the Storify below.