The Power of Produce (POP) Club is a nationally recognized kids program started at the Oregon City Farmers Market in May 2011, to empower children to make healthy food choices, introducing them to where their food comes. This program is now being implemented in Markets across the US and in Canada too. In 2012 at the year-round Oregon City Farmers Market 1,781 kids joined resulting in 5,180 kid shopping trips. The Winooski Farmers Market is looking to raise the next generation of Market shoppers and good food eaters and we need your help to get 500 kids signed up!
How it works:
Kids between 5-12 years of age:
- Sign their “Passport To Health”. The market keeps the Passport at the Market’s POP Club tent to track participation.
- Receive a POP reusable shopping bag.
- Receive a POP Button.
- Receive $2 EVERY time they come to market, in wooden tokens to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables and food plants.
- Children of all ages can participate in value-creating activities (POP CLUB FUN!) based around food, nutrition and food growing.
At every summer Sunday market there will be fun activities for kid’s of all ages to engage and enjoy the bounties of summer in VT. Activities such as, seed starting, vegetable sign painting, salad making workshop, vegetable scavenger hunts, and some of the many activities offered this summer.