Event

Young Marketeers’ Summer Sale

Local school children set up shop, trading their school-grown fruit and veg

On Thursday 4th July, Borough Market will be hosting local school children from Southwark and neighbouring boroughs at its annual Summer Sale.

Children from the local community will become market traders for the day, using their enterprise skills to sell school-grown fruit and vegetables in the glass fronted Market Hall. All the proceeds 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. Every £1 raised will provide four meals for vulnerable families across the capital.

The Summer Sale is the culmination 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 it comes from.

The annual programme starts at Borough Market in the Spring, when former Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins, teaches the children the art of growing fruit and veg from seed and they visit various market traders to learn top tips on how to run a winning market stall - from marketing, to food hygiene, to customer service.  

Join us in the Market Hall from 11am to 1.30pm on Thursday 4th July and show your support for our young marketeers.