LONDON CHILDREN COME TO BOROUGH TO SELL FRUIT AND VEGETABLES GROWN FROM SEED AT THEIR SCHOOLS
On Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th October, children from 20 London primary schools will spend two days experiencing life as Borough Market traders, selling fruit and vegetables that they and their classmates have grown from seed at school. Every penny raised by the children will be used by The Felix Project to provide meals for vulnerable families across the capital.
The Harvest Sale is the culmination of the Young Marketeers programme, run as a partnership with campaigning food education charity School Food Matters, which is now in its tenth year at Borough Market. As well as being taught the basics of growing produce by experienced horticulturalists, the children benefit from advice from our traders on how to be successful stallholders, from creating eye-catching displays to hygiene and customer relations.
In the decade since the programme began, nearly 50,000 school children have helped grow produce for sale at the Market, and the money raised has provided more than 30,000 meals for families in need.