School farmers’ markets project announced

16 April 2010

The Soil Association, in partnership with the Mid Wales Food and Land Trust (MWFLT), has been successful in securing Leader funding to establish farmers' markets in school playgrounds across Shropshire and Flintshire.

“This project builds on a project that MWFLT have run in Powys since 2005, involving over 40 schools,” says Rupert Aker, Soil Association’s head of learning.

“School farmers' markets provide an innovative way of creating new markets for local producers, as well as hands-on educational experiences for children, new access to fresh local food for parents and the community; and creating a food culture and social interaction. We hope to run similar projects in other parts of the country.”

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