Young Marketeers Harvest Sale

Borough Market
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This event ended on Wednesday 4th of October 2023
Admission
Free
Venue Information
Borough Market
8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL
Nearest Tube/Rail Stations
London Bridge 0.17 miles

London’s iconic Borough Market is welcoming back local primary school pupils who are set to take over the Market’s stalls on Wednesday 4th October for the annual Harvest Sale. Sixty children from 13 London primary schools will be selling their produce grown from seed, with money raised from their sales being donated to food redistribution charity The Felix Project.

The Harvest Sale forms part of the Young Marketeers Programme, which is a partnership run between Borough Market and food education charity School Food Matters. The programme has been running for 12 years and has seen 1,950 pupils selling their produce at London’s oldest fruit & veg market.

The project is designed to bring young children together to grow and market their own delicious fresh fruit and veg. With the guidance of expert gardeners, a food teacher, and Borough Market traders, they learn about where their food comes from, how to cook with seasonal ingredients, and market their produce.

Earlier this year, School Food Matters surveyed 500 pupils and revealed that more than a third (37%) had never seen fruit or vegetables growing, while two thirds (66%) felt they didn’t spend enough time in nature and wanted more. More than half (55%) said they wanted to spend time outside in nature as a reward for good work instead of free time in front of a computer screen.

Since the Young Marketeers Programme began, 56,235 children have taken part, raising £12,062 for The Felix Project and FareShare through their sales – the equivalent of 71,192 meals for vulnerable families in need.

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