SUMMER SALES RAISE A TOTAL OF £3,047
This July calls for a celebration as primary and secondary schools raise an impressive total by selling school-grown produce in markets across London.
9 schools put their newly acquired trading skills into practice as they sold their fruit and vegetables at Borough Market, with all proceeds going to FareShare. Their impressive selling made enough money to provide 2,150 meals for vulnerable families.
Also in Southwark, we had Young Marketeers from St Peters CE, St Paul’s CE and UAE selling their school-grown veg at East Street Market, with profits to be reinvested into the schools to pay for more seeds, gardening or cooking equipment.
Following a visit to a pick-your-own farm, 16 schools sold their delicious chutneys across 7 Whole Foods Market stores in London as part of the Schools to Market programme, raising money for their school food education programmes.
Finally, the Know Your Onion programme was wrapped up with 11 schools selling at their local market stalls in Croydon, Camden, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Enfield.
Huge thanks to all the schools who participated, to our funding partners for their ongoing support, and to the Mayors and MPs that visited the students on Market Day.
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