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WASHINGTON, D.C. – First Lady Michelle Obama bought some veggies and opened the Vermont Avenue Farmer’s Market.

The First Lady told the crowd, “I’ve learned that when my family eats fresh food, healthy food, that it really affects how we feel whether we’re trying to get through math homework or whether there’s a cabinet meeting or whether we’re just walking the dog. The kind of food we put into our body gives us the energy to get through the day.”

Earlier this year, Mrs. Obama started a garden on the White House lawn. This farmer’s market is an outgrowth of that.

“When I travel around the world – no matter where I’ve gone – so far the first thing world leaders, prime ministers, kings and queens ask me about is the White House garden,” said Mrs. Obama.

Danita Delaney is a vegetarian. She happens to work just around the corner from the new market in the 800 block of Vermont Avenue.

“It cuts out the middle person, so it’s actually coming from the garden straight to my table, which I like,” Delaney told FOX 5.

The Secretary of Agriculture says that every American family needs a farmer. Apparently, that includes the First Family.

The Vermont Avenue Farmer’s Market continues every Thursday afternoon through October.

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