Michelle Obama at White House Farmer's MarketMichelle Obama at White House Farmer’s MarketPhoto: Obama Foodorama

Cross-posted from Obama Foodorama.

Despite rain and cold temperatures, today’s opening of the new White House Farmers Market drew quite a crowd.

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“I’ve never seen so many people so excited about fruits and vegetables!” First Lady Michelle Obama told the crowd gathered a few blocks from the White House.

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Agriculture Secretary Secretary Tom Vilsack turned out for the Market’s debut, along with White House chefs Sam Kass and Bill Yosses. The White House Farmer’s Market will run through the fall.

Mrs. Obama selected some fresh produce from The Farm at Sunnyside, an organic producer from Rappahannock, Va. “A farmers market is not just about vegetables, it’s about community,” said the First Lady, who was, in fact, the First Customer.