Children from seven Southwark primary schools became traders for the day after setting up shop at Borough Market.
The young marketeers sold their school-grown fruit and vegetables on July 6 to raise funds for FareShare – a charity providing meals for vulnerable families across the UK.
Held in partnership with School Food Matters, the Summer Sale event brings together London’s food community to teach schoolchildren about the importance of fresh, sustainable food and to help them understand where it comes from.
Now in its sixth year, the School Food Matters’ Young Marketeer programme has seen almost 420 children sell their school-grown fruit and vegetables at Borough Market.
The sales have raised more than £4,500 for FareShare, providing more than 14,000 meals for UK families.
With the help of funding from United St Saviour’s Charity, this year’s project began in the spring, when pupils were taught tips by Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins.
They were also given insider advice about how to set up a stall, and treated to a tour to meet the market traders.
This year’s Summer Sale included market stalls from: St George’s Cathedral Primary, John Ruskin Primary, Boutcher Primary, St Jude’s Primary, Alfred Salter Primary, Charles Dickens Primary, and Peter Hills Primary, all in Southwark.
Surrey Docks Farm also took part.