Enthusiastic young growers show off their food products at the school farmers market

Enthusiastic young growers show off their food products at the school farmers market PHOTO: Supplied

Enthusiastic young growers show off their food products at the school farmers market PHOTO: Supplied

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Soups and pies were just some of the home grown produce items children at Broomfield Primary School sold at their end of term farmers market.

Staff and pupils prepared crumbles, samosas, croustades and chutneys using fruit and vegetable ingredients grown in school, to sell to invited local growers and and producers.

Headteacher Alex Allison said: “We believe in promoting local growers and companies. Our farmers market was a celebration of what Leicestershire has to offer and was an ideal opportunity to educate the children about food miles.

“The school has a very active gardening group. The children clearly enjoy taking part in the whole process of planting to harvesting the produce.”

The school has also recently won a Green Flag and Food for Life Award.

Susan Round, who runs the school gardening club, said: “We’ve had a wonderfully productive growing season this year and it has been very rewarding to hear the buzz of excitement from the children in the club.

“Pupils have helped all year to nuture the plants and the whole school helped pick the produce to cook.”

The money raised from the farmers market will be used to buy large playground equipment.