MP shops for local produce

October 2, 2013 4:01 PM

CBCarshalton Boys Sports College has put itself firmly on the shopping map after local MP Tom Brake visited its first ever school Farmer's Market last week.

On Tuesday 24th College students, in partnership with Food for Life and the Soil Association. Tom toured the stands, met with the local producers and took the chance to buy some leeks grown in the school's famous garden and biscuits baked by one of the pupils.

Tom, commenting on the day said, "It is brilliant to attend such a well organised event. I thoroughly enjoyed sampling some of the local produce and engaging with the pupils in discussions about different aspects of farming and cooking and the completely unrelated matter of votes at 16."

The Farmer's Market served to highlight the College's continued and outstanding success in promoting healthy and sustainable eating. The school has developed facilitaties to grow its own food which is then used and sold in the canteen. This enterprise encourages children to appreciate and enjoy local, healthy and well cooked food, a message which began to take root after Jamie Oliver visited the school last year.

To read more about the Carshalton College students' experiences go to http:// This blog, written by Sam Smith, Managing Director of Sutton Community Farm approaches the topic of food in an enlightening and different approach.

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