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Muppets Elmo and Rosita Join Michelle Obama at White House Kitchen Garden

Elmo and Rosita and Michelle. Photo by Eddie Gehman Kohan.

2013 Fall Kitchen Garden Harvest welcomes 24 children

By Eddie Gehman Kohan
Obama Foodorama
Oct 31, 2013


The White House – First Lady Michelle Obama late on Wednesday afternoon welcomed 24 children invited from elementary schools in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia for a harvest party in her Kitchen Garden. Special guests of honor were Sesame Street’s Elmo and Rosita, who monitored the action from atop bales of hay placed behind a bed of broccoli.

Muppets in the garden are a first for the Mrs. Obama. The furry creatures are the newest members of the Let’s Move! family, thanks to a new produce marketing collaboration the First Lady announced before hitting the crop rows to work.

“Wow, look at the garden. It looks pretty good,” Mrs. Obama said as she welcomed the kids. She had some pointed words for the scrum of reporters watching the action from behind a ropeline.

“For those of you who may have prematurely reported on the demise of the White House Kitchen Garden, as you can see, it is healthy and growing and fine,” Mrs. Obama said, a reference to the government shutdown chaos in the crop rows.

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