After 4 months of sowing seeds, planting, watering and nurturing, 3 of our Dorchester based schools: St. Osmund’s School, Manor Park CE First School and The Prince of Wales School Pre-School, finally got the chance to sell their wonderful school grown produce at yesterday’s Dorchester Market. We were lucky enough to have the weather on our side, the atmosphere was buzzing, and the sun was shining down on the children, while they busied themselves selling their fruits, vegetables, plants and jams to real paying customers.
We had special visits from the Dorchester Mayor, Gareth Jones and Mayoress Anne Jones, Cllr Molly Rennie and Caroline Richards from Dorset Food & Drink. There were interviews and recording with BBC Southwest and BBC Solent.
The stalls were a huge success with a near sell out for all 3 schools. All the money raised from the sale will go back into supporting school food programmes and gardening clubs.
A big thank you to #schoolfoodmatters for funding the programme and inviting Local Food Links to be part of the Young Marketeers project for the first time outside of London. Thanks also to all the staff from the 3 schools for supporting the project, getting involved in the planting, running gardening clubs and helping out on market day and, of course, to the wonderful children themselves – without you this project could not have happened!