Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Primary School is holding its second Farmers Market on Friday (June 28) from 2.30pm. Through a project funded by the Central Warwickshire Leader programme, the Soil Association and Mid Wales Food and Land Trust are working with 10 schools across Warwickshire to set up farmers’ markets in the school hall or playground – organised largely by pupils.
Following the success of their first market last year, relationships are building between the school and local producers selling honey, cheese, cordials, jam & marmalade, cakes, ice-cream and more. The pupils are actively involved in growing plants, vegetables, salad produce and herbs to sell on their own stall at the market too, as well as organising the promotion of their event and supporting producers attending on the day.
Being part of the Leader farmers’ market project is a great way to bring local producers into school and extend their links with the local community. Through practical opportunities the children are learning to appreciate where fresh produce comes from whilst enhancing their enterprise skills.