What is the POP Club?
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. Our tent is located in the alcove by Wythe Candy Shop. Come join us!
Check out this video of our Squash Car Derby!
Wondering what the POP tent has to offer this week? Find out here!
|April 23||Radishes||Scavenger Hunt|
|April 30||Strawberries||Mothers Day Craft|
|May 7||Lettuce||Fitness is Fun|
|May 14||Turnips||Seed Bombs|
|May 21||Broccoli||Fruit and Veggie Bingo|
|May 28||Kohlrabi||Fruit and Veggie Tic-Tac-Toe|
|June 4||Snow Peas||Plant a Sunflower|
|June 11||Squash||Fathers Day Craft|
|June 18||Cucumber||Squash Super Heroes|
|June 25||Lemon Cucumber||Rev Your Bev|
|July 2||Sun Gold Tomatoes||Agriculture Maps|
|July 9||Melons||Zucchini Cars|
|July 16||Peppers||Pepper Painting|
|July 23||Corn||Husk Corn + Learn About Life on a Farm|
|July 30||Blueberries||Make Your Own Toothpaste|
|August 6||Watermelon||Fitness is Fun (Part 2)|
|August 13||TBA||Nature Bookmarks|
|August 20||TBA||Fruit and Veggie Bingo|
|August 27||TBA||Mr. Potato Head|
|September 3||TBA||Fitness is Fun (Part 3)|
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