The Power of Produce (POP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in our local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. In addition to participating in activities, POP Club kids receive vouchers to spend at the market, allowing them to make their own shopping decisions. The more POP Club meetings you attend, the more opportunities there are to earn vouchers, win prizes, and enjoy activities at the market. POP Club will run from May 27 – September 2, with a special POP Club on April 22.What is the POP Club?
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|April 22||Strawberries||Earth Day Activity|
|May 27||Kohlrabi||Scavenger Hunt|
|June 3||Snow Peas||Fitness is Fun!|
|June 10||Lettuce||Cooking Day: Create Your Own Salad|
|June 17||Radishes||Father’s Day Craft|
|June 24||Cucumbers||Gardening Day|
|July 1||Tomatoes||Fruits and Veggies Flag Craft|
|July 8||Melon||Fitness is Fun!|
|July 15||Peppers||Wool Crafts|
|July 22||Squash||Squash Car Derby|
|July 29||Herb Blend
|Cooking Day: Rev your Bev & Bruschetta|
|August 5||Watermellon||Fitness is Fun!|
|August 12||Tomatoes + Corn||Cooking Day: Create Your Own Salsa|
|August 19||Green Beans||Water Wise Activity|
|August 26||Broccoli||Seed Art|
|September 2||Apples||Farmer Appreciation Button Making|
Books we’ve read, in case you missed them!
The Super Sprowtz Origins by Radha Agrawal and Jessie Jenkins
Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell
The First Peas to the Table by Susan Grigsby
Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
How Groundhog’s Garden Grew by Lynne Cherry
Arthur Turns Green by Marc Brown
Sylvia’s Spinach by Katherine Pryor
The Power of Produce (POP) Club is a nationwide initiative that began in Oregon in 2011. The program seeks to incorporate children ages five through twelve into the farmers market community, and empower them to make healthy food choices. POP Club was launched at the Williamsburg Farmers Market in April 2016, and continues to grow thanks to the support of SHIP (School Health Initiative Program). Every Saturday at 9:30, children are invited to listen to a story read by community partners, volunteers, and local celebrities. Then, they can participate in an activity and sample two bites of a fresh fruit or vegetable. Finally, they receive three tokens each to spend on a healthy snack from the market.
Williamsburg Farmers Market
402 W Duke of Gloucester St. in Merchants Square
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.