Now entering its tenth year, Schools to Market invites schools to take a food journey from seed to supermarket.
Run in partnership with the Whole Kids Foundation, the programme takes students right from the first steps of food production – planting their own crops – all the way to learning how to make delicious produce from their harvest, market their product and sell directly to real customers. Students participate in the following activities:
Assembly - to help students understand where their food comes from and introduce them to the programme.
Chutney masterclass - our School Food Matters chef visits participating schools to teach them how to make delicious chutneys.
Store mission - students visit Whole Foods stores to look at the range of products available and think about how they can present. their chutney to maximum advantage through labelling and salesmanship.
Farm trip - students visit a farm to pick some delicious chutney ingredients.
Market day - pupils sell their chutneys at their local Whole Foods Market to raise money for their school’s food education programmes.
"I loved learning new skills in the kitchen. I had never used a peeler before and now I can peel apples!” - Student
"I really enjoyed the farm visit. It was great to go to the countryside and to pick our produce. It really made me think about where our food comes from" - Year 7 student
"I didn’t think I’d be any good at selling, but actually I was great!" - Student
“It is great to see the group coming together; they have more confidence, they are learning new skills and working as a team. It is a great opportunity for kids who aren’t necessarily the best academically” - Teacher
This is part of our Food education work.
We run fully funded food education programmes for children, young people and teachers to ensure every child understands the impact of the food they eat on their health and the environment, and has the food skills to live a healthy life