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 20||Egg Decorating|
|May 18||Strawberries||Strawberry handprint|
Strawberry rock painting
|May 25||Kale chips||Kale paintbrushes|
|June 1||Mini roasted sweet potato||Mr potato head|
|June 8||Caterpillar kebabs|
|June 15||Fitness: 10 seed pickup|
|June 22||Food: Carrot Patch Pots|
|June 29||Craft: Sunflowers|
|July 6||Food: Snack puppets|
|July 13||Fitness: Goat milk bottle workout|
Craft: Plant a bean
|July 20||Food: Pickles|
|July 27||Fitness: What’s your favorite animal exercise?|
|August 3||Fruit and Veggie flower bouquet|
|August 10||Fitness: Animal pose yoga|
|August 17||Craft: Squash Car Derby|
|August 24||Food: Making butter|
|August 31||Craft: Egg Hedgehog|
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.