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Pumpkin Pitch Kids Thursday 11th October


Back in June, we blogged about our Pumpkin Pitch Kids, a group of pupils from ten local schools who were taught how to plant and care for their own squash and pumpkins as part of theSchool Food Matters project. The idea was to teach these children about good, healthy food – advice that will help them throughout their lives.

Now, as Autumn arrives, the squashes, which the students planted and tended to on their school grounds, have begun to grow and on 11th October, these pupils will make their way to Borough Market. Here, they will set up shop and sell the fruits of their months of hard work. As the schools are all based close to the Market, these are some of the most locally sourced products you’re likely to get your hands on!

The money raised by the sale of the vegetables will go toFareShare, a charity which seeks to relieve food poverty by taking food which would otherwise be discarded by the food and drink industry and redistributing it to ensure as many people as possible receive regular nutritious, healthy meals.

You can show your support for these keen young vegetable growers and stallholders by visiting us on Thursday 11th October from 11am until 1pm and buying some of their freshly-picked products. Not only will you be supporting food education for local children, but you’ll be helping to raise funds for a fantastic cause!


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