Mangos featured at recent VegU event in Washington, DC
The National Mango Board was the featured vendor June 3 at VegU, a popular fruit and vegetable education program held each Friday from May to October at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market in Washington, DC.
Visitors to VegU can receive a “VegU-cation” on the featured product, learning how to grow, pick, prepare and store a different fruit or vegetable during short 10-minute classes held in the VegU tent at the market.
For the NMB, it was a perfect opportunity to promote National Mango Month in June. The board was represented by NMB Chairman Clark Golden, NMB Executive Director Manuel Michel, Communications Manager Ashley Garrett and Marketing Specialist Shivam Parekh.
“Events like VegU that serve to educate the public on preparing and storing fruits are so important to the National Mango Board,” said Garrett. "We continually hear that consumers may not be sure of how to determine mango ripeness or how to cut a mango. Not only did guests in attendance at the USDA receive fresh cut mango, they also learned how to do it themselves.”