Young Marketeers at Borough Market is supported by United St Saviour's Charity and 2017 marks our 6th birthday!
This year has got off to a cracking start with our Winter Sale schools raising an impressive total of £494.09 which will allow FareShare to provide 1,976 meals for vulnerable families. You can read what chef Nicole Pisani had to say about our soup-making masterclass here.
Enjoy some of our favourite quotes from the day:
‘I enjoyed learning about how to be a market trader and growing our own food - it tasted so delicious.
‘I have learnt how to communicate, how to sell food and it was good know that the money we made was helping feed people.’
‘The sale day at Borough Market was really great. It was good to talk to customers and tell them about what we had grown at school.’
We're now busily getting ready for our summer and harvest sales where students will sell their school-grown produce at Borough Market.
Summer Sale Thursday 6 July 2017
Harvest Sale Thursday 5 October 2017
About the programme
The Young Marketeers programme starts with whole school assemblies delivered by FareShare when all the children in the participating schools learn about the challenges of food poverty and the absurdity of food waste. All proceeds from the three Young Marketeers sales go to FareShare and every £ raised = 4 meals for vulnerable families.
For our summer and harvest sales, Chris Collins, Blue Peter Gardener teaches our primary school children the art of growing veg from seed and Borough Market traders share their trade secrets on how to create a winning market stall. In June, primary schools receive a visit from a skilled horticulturist and receive further tips on how to ensure a bumper crop. You can see our Young Marketeers in action below.
To celebrate our 5th birthday at Borough Market we invited secondary schools from Southwark to join our Young Marketeers at a brand new winter sale. Students create delicious soups from surplus veg with chef Nicole Pisani and bake bread with Bread Ahead to create a tasty offering to customers at Borough Market in February. The lovely film below will tell you the whole story.