Australian Fair Food Forum

Setting up school markets in Melbourne

Hello all,

I’m trying to set up school markets, particularly in schools that run the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.

My idea is that parents would be able to order a seasonal box of produce online which would be picked up once a week at the end of the school day.

I know that there are various farmers markets that are held at primary schools over the weekend. I’m not aiming to work with those, but rather the schools that don’t have a weekend farmers market already.

It would be interesting to hear of any tips/suggestions. One barrier that I’ve found is getting the idea past the administrative staff, who sometimes act as ‘gatekeepers’ to the principal.

Thanks in advance, :slight_smile: