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 21||Kale||Safety Activity|
|May 26||Strawberries||Scavenger Hunt|
|June 2||Snow Peas||Fitness is Fun!|
|June 9||Lettuce||Grow it: Sunflowers|
|June 16||Radishes||Father’s Day Craft|
|June 23||Cucumbers||Cooking Day: Make your own salad|
|June 30||Tomatoes||Fruits and Veggie Bingo|
|July 7||Melon||Master Naturalists Activity|
|July 14||Peppers||Rock Painting – Fruit & Veggie Rocks|
|July 21||Squash||Squash Car Derby|
|July 28||Herb Blend
|Cooking Day: Rev your Bev & Bruschetta|
|August 4||Watermelon||Fitness is Fun!|
|August 11||Tomatoes||Fruit and Veggie Crossword Puzzle|
|August 18||Yellow and Orange Melon||Water Wise Activity|
|August 25||Canteloupe||Scavenger hunt|
|September 1||Apples||Fruit and Veggie Sign Language|
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.