Sprouts Project Takes Gold!
The New Covent Garden Market Sprouts project received a Gold Award at the Food and Drink Federation's annual Community Partnership Awards on Tuesday.
Now in its ninth year, the Community Partnership Awards (CPA) celebrates and recognises the contribution that the food and drink industry makes to the communities in which it operates.
At an awards ceremony held at the Institute of Directors in London, Sprouts, a joint initiative between the Market, Wandsworth Borough Council, and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), won the Gold SME Award in the Education category.
The project attracted the attention of the judges for its work in giving inner city school children the opportunity to learn first hand about the food they eat, the way it is grown and how it arrives on our plates.
Sprouts inspires children to eat healthily and also to connect with the Market and their local community.
Helen Evans, Head of Communications at Covent Garden Market Authority, said:
"We are delighted to have been given recognition for the work we and our tenants do with local school children. Sprouts is now in its 4th year and we have been greatly encouraged by the positive reactions of the children, their parents and teachers.
We are now working closely with other London wholesale markets to repeat the success of Sprouts across the city, and to help children understand the food chain even better."