Young Marketeers

Young Marketeers brings together children from local primary schools to produce and market their own grown delicious fresh fruit and veg.

Along the way they learn all about food growing and surplus and, once the fruit and veg has been grown, engage their enterprise skills to sell their produce at a local market.

All proceeds from the Young Marketeers sales will go to a local food charity, which reduces food waste and redistributes food to people in need.

  • Sale day in Liverpool
    Sale day in Liverpool
  • Sale day in Dorset
    Sale day in Dorset
  • Sale day in Newcastle
    Sale day in Newcastle
  • Seed sowing in Gloucestershire
    Seed sowing in Gloucestershire
  • Seed sowing in Gloucestershire
    Seed sowing in Gloucestershire
  • Seed sowing in Liverpool
    Seed sowing in Liverpool
  • Sale day in Gloucestershire
    Sale day in Gloucestershire

What does the project involve? 

Every project will be slightly different, as it is led by and involves the local community.

Here is an example of our Young Marketeers project, from London:

  • Assembly - an introduction to the programme and the concept of food surplus, delivered by our project partners The Felix Project.
  • Gardening and market trader training at Borough Market - the schools take a trip to the market to learn all about how to plant their seed from our expert gardener, and how to set up the ultimate stall with help from the Borough Market team.
  • Gardening health check - midway through the project the School Food Matters gardener visits every school to ensure their veg is in tip-top shape for sale day. 
  • Sale day - schools head to Borough Market to become market traders for the day and sell their veg in aid of The Felix Project.

"The most useful parts of the programme have been learning about the food we eat and the food we can grow 'from welly to belly'… and, of course, the awareness of the Felix Project charity. Fundraising and helping towards fighting hunger and tackling food waste have been valuable experiences for our students.

- Teacher, London 

  • Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
    Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
  • Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
    Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
  • Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
    Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
  • Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
    Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
  • Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
    Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
  • Young Marketeers Harvest Sale - Cllr Sunil Chopra
    Young Marketeers Harvest Sale - Cllr Sunil Chopra
  • Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
    Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
  • Young Marketeers Harvest Sale
    Young Marketeers Harvest Sale

Seasonal sales

Young Marketeers began at Borough Market 11 years ago. As well as the market day in summer, our Young Marketeers also hold harvest and winter sale days at Borough.

For the winter sale, students sell their own-recipe soups and bread, after a soup and bread making masterclass with BreadAhead.

  • Winter Sale - Making ciabatta at Bread Ahead bakery
    Winter Sale - Making ciabatta at Bread Ahead bakery
  • Winter Sale
    Winter Sale
  • Winter Sale
    Winter Sale
  • Winter Sale
    Winter Sale
  • Winter Sale
    Winter Sale
  • Winter Sale
    Winter Sale

Funding

Our wonderful Young Marketeers programme depends on the generous support of local businesses and organisations.

If you would like to become a partner and bring outdoor learning and memorable experiences to schools in your community, please contact our Development Manager Dela Foster: dela@schoolfoodmatters.org