On Thursday 4th October, local school children from Southwark and neighbouring boroughs will be setting up shop, trading their school-grown fruit and veg at Borough Market.
The Harvest Sale is part of a partnership between Borough Market and School Food Matters, a charity whose mission is to ensure that every child enjoys fresh, sustainable food at school and understands where their food comes from. With the help of funding from United St Saviour’s Charity, the programme started back in the spring, when pupils were taught some green-fingered tips from Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins. They were also taught some top trading techniques from our market team and taken on a tour to meet Market traders.
All the proceeds from the pupil’s fruit and veg sales will be donated to FareShare, an award-winning charity which seeks to relieve food poverty by rescuing good food that would otherwise go to waste.
Join us in the Market Hall from 11am-1.30pm, on Thursday 4th October and show your support for our young marketeers.