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Pictures: the school veg project

Children from St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School are among those selling the fruits - and veg - of their labours at Borough Market today.

Here are some pictures of them planting their seeds earlier in the year.

The children have been growing their own fruit and vegetables as part of an educational project. Credit: St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School
The children's produce is being sold to members of the public at Borough Market. Credit: St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School

Schools involved in today's Harvest Sale

The schools taking part in today's Harvest Sale at Borough Market are:

St Mary Magdalene Primary School

St Paul’s C of E Primary School

Surrey Square School

Charlotte Sharman Primary School

Charles Dickens Primary School

John Ruskin Primary School

Gloucester Primary School

Goose Green Primary School

Dog Kennel Hill Primary School

Why were the kids growing vegetables?

File photo of children involved in the project on a previous visit to Borough Market. Credit: Borough Market.

Children at primary schools across London have been growing their own fruit and vegetables as part of an initiative run by the charity School Food Matters.

By growing food from seed, it helps teach the children where food comes from - the ground, not the supermarket!

Children become market traders for the day

Library picture of vegetables on sale at Borough Market. Credit: Atish Patel, PA

Pupils from several London schools will be trying their hand at market trading today, selling fruit and vegetables they've grown themselves.

They'll be joining stall-holders at Borough Market in south London to trade their pumpkins, squashes and beetroot for hard cash.

All of the proceeds will go to FareShare, a charity that works to relieve food poverty.

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