About Schools to Market
The three big Whole Foods Market stores take children on a journey from seed to supermarket with Richmond, High Street Kensington and Fulham Broadway hosting four schools each.
Students experience a chutney and sauce making master class with chef Ruth Quinlan
, a trip to a pick-your-own farm to collect their produce, a visit to their local Whole Foods Market store to learn about marketing and finally sell their delicious chutneys at their local Whole Food Market in July to raise money for their schools food education programmes.
In addition, the four smaller Whole Foods Market stores host one local primary school in a mini version of the programme. Each school enjoys a day out at a pick-your-own-farm to harvest produce, returns to school to create a chutney and then sells their finished product at their local store in July.
Applications for 2020 are now open. Schools can find everything they need to get the most out of this programme by going to our Resource Hub. Just click on the link below to get started.
Schools to Market 2020 Resource Hub
"I enjoyed going to the farm because it inspired me to be a farmer, because they grow lots of fruit and veg and you don’t have to buy from a store"
Student, Greenside Primary School
"It has been lovely sharing practices with other teachers and children. The students were in awe at the farm. Giving them the chance to find out about where food comes from was invaluable"
Teacher, The Courtyard AP School
Schools to Market in the press!
Richmond and Twickenham Times 2019
Sutton and Croydon Guardian 2019
Schools to Market has won two prestigious awards, celebrating the winning School Food Matters/Whole Foods Market partnership. Read more about the Charity Times award here
and the Foodism 100 award here