SCHOOLS TO MARKET BRINGS THE 2,500TH CHILD TO A PYO FARM
This week, with the sun shining, children from 16 schools across London travelled to Crockford Bridge Farm in Surrey to pick fruit and veg.
We also had a special visit from BBC Surrey, so listen out for what some of the children had to say about their trip to the farm.
Now in the seventh year of the Schools to Market programme, in partnership with Whole Kids Foundation, 2,500 children have enjoyed a trip to a pick-your-own farm. For many of the children, this was their first trip to a farm and therefore was an incredible opportunity to learn more about the journey of produce from seed to supermarket.
Schools are now making chutneys and sauces out the fruit and veg that they picked, and on Wednesday 10th July they will be selling their creations at their local Whole Foods Market to raise money for their food education programs.
If this has inspired you to go fruit and vegetable picking, find out more on the Crockford Bridge Farm website. And please visit a Whole Foods store on Market Day to check out the final products of the children’s hard work!
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Three cheers for our friend Henry Dimbleby who will be leading the National Food Strategy – the first food strategy since World War II.
The long-awaiting Healthy Schools Rating Scheme is here and we're delighted to note that Department for Education has listened and the scheme now includes secondary schools.