What is a School Farmers’ Market?

School Farmers’ Markets are ‘real farmers’ markets’ held in school and community halls, organised by schools and their pupils. Members of the local community are welcome both to browse and to shop for fresh local produce.

Running a market is an exciting journey that combines engaging educational activities in the classroom with a ‘wow day’ event which can be linked to your food and farming learning, whilst also generating income for the school. The whole market journey often takes place over the course of two or three months, meaning that the project could be completed in a comparatively short space of time.

Setting up a farmers’ market in school has proven to be an exciting way of engaging pupils in key curriculum areas by providing a real-life situation with which pupils take the lead and have the opportunity to take ownership of their very own business enterprise.

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