Surrey Docks young farmers serve up homegrown food

News Desk (05 October, 2017) Education

Young Farmers from Surrey Docks made home-grown food for customers in Elephant and Castle with the help of a professional chef

19396Young Farmers from Surrey Docks made home-grown food for customers in Elephant and Castle with the help of Mercato Metropolitano's chef

A Young Farmers’ Club from Surrey Docks served up their home-grown produce at foodie destination Mercato Metropolitano last weekend, writes Katherine Johnston…

Twenty-nine young farmers, aged 8-14, worked with a professional chef at the trendy food village in Elephant and Castle.

Together they cooked food grown on the club’s allotment at Rotherhithe’s city farm. On the menu was a delicious ratatouille and fresh pasta made from scratch.

After the masterclass with Mercato Metropolitano’s chef, the group’s new skills will be recognised with an AQA unit award certificate.

Young Farmers from Surrey Docks made home-grown food for customers in Elephant and Castle with the help of Mercato Metropolitano’s chef

The We Sustain Festival was held throughout September to celebrate sustainably grown food.

The Young Farmers’ Club visit the farm every Saturday for free, thanks to funding from British Land.

As part of the scheme they learn a range of skills, including how to care for the animals and grow fresh fruit and veg.

The Farm is open seven days a week from 10am-5pm and entry is free. www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk