Borough Market hosts enterprise for budding stallholders from 11 primary schools

Borough Market will be hosting more than 50 budding stallholders from 11 London primary schools at its annual Summer Produce Sale on Thursday along with charity School Food Matters Pictured are children from last year’s event.

This year, the kids from the local community will become market traders for the day, using their enterprise skills to sell school-grown fruit and vegetables in the glass fronted Market Hall.

Peter Hill School: Young Marketeers from Local Schools Selling their grown produce in Borough Market Hall

All the proceeds will be donated to charity FareShare, which seeks to relieve food poverty by rescuing good food that would otherwise go to waste.

Every £1 raised will provide four meals for vulnerable families across the capital. Christine Elliott, chairwoman of trustees, Borough Market said: “A commitment to sustainability is at the heart of what the market believes in.

“By working with children we want to encourage the next generation to connect with their food, to enjoy growing their own produce, to eat with the seasons and ultimately, to make informed choices when it comes to what they put on their plate.”

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