Young Marketeers

We won! Our Young Marketeers programme was chosen by NatWest's Skills & Opportunities Fund to receive funding for the next two years!

Young Marketeers enables school children to become market traders at London's oldest and most renowned food market!

About Young Marketeers

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. Each school will then set up shop alongside Borough Market traders to show off their enterprise skills and sell their school grown produce in July and October. 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 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.

The newest addition to the programme, the Celebration Sale, gives four Southwark schools the opportunity to celebrate London's diversity communities by selling baked goods that represent their cultural backgrounds. 

‘This is amazing. Telling people about our project and selling and raising money for charity is fun!’ 
Y3 student, Snowsfields Primary School

‘It boosted my confidence. We have worked as a team and I have learnt a lot about growing food.’ 
Y3 student, Boutcher Primary School

'The project gave our gardening such a kick start. The students passion for developing our green space has been wonderful to see. Coming up with prices and deals for the customers brought out the best in our students.' 
Teacher, Snowfields Primary School

Young Marketeers in the Press!

London Live

BBC London

South London Press & Mercury

Exposure Mag