On Thursday, 14th of July a small group of Year 10 Food students (Aleeza, Asia, Antonia and Ben) went to Walthamstow market to sell the produce we have been growing in the school’s allotment; as well as products made from some of these fruits/vegetables. We were able to sell a variety of products, namely: Micro beetroot, baby onion, mint, potatoes, scotch bonnet pickle, freshly made carrot juice, blueberry muffins and carrot loaves.
This was an excellent opportunity for our students, as they were able to sell these products to people in their local community as well as getting the experience to trade organic products that they themselves had grown or made in school. The students were overwhelmed with the support shown by people in our local community on the day and the customers were very surprised that our students were so actively involved in the programme and were getting real life skills for the future. A lot of the customers were asking if we were going to be back next week as they wanted to get more products, this was very encouraging to us.
Overall, it was a very productive day, we were able to sell all of our produce in under 2 hours! I would like to say a special thank you to the students that traded on the day and help with all the preparation the day before market day (Aleeza, Asia, Antonia and Ben) they worked really hard, to the other Year10 Food students who helped in the allotment, Ms Trikamji for all of her hard work and finally to all the wonderful customers who supported us on the day at Walthamstow market.