Young Marketeers

Young Marketeers at Borough Market is supported by United St Saviour's Charity and 2016 marked our 5th birthday!

This year's summer and harvest sale schools raised an impressive total of £790.14 which will allow Fareshare to provide 3,160 meals for vulnerable families.

Enjoy some of our favourite quotes from the day:

‘I enjoyed growing vegetables. I hadn’t really done anything like it before but I am very pleased I did.’

‘It was wonderful to see a couple of our students who suffer from autism selling to the public. It was such a delight to see them doing so well so far from their comfort zone.’

Working with FareShare showed children at our school the scale of the food waste problem. Many expected to see piles of rotting veg – not perfectly good food.’

We're now busily getting ready for our winter sale with students preparing their tasty soups to sell at Borough Market. You can read what chef Nicole Pisani had to say about our soup-making masterclass here.

Winter Sale Tuesday 7 February 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 Nicola 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.