POP Club

545c3d20848903.562f2206b97c4What 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!

2017 Schedule

Wondering what the POP tent has to offer this week? Find out here!

DateTwo-bitesActivity
April 22StrawberriesEarth Day Activity
May 27KohlrabiScavenger Hunt
June 3KaleFitness is Fun!
June 10LettuceCooking Day: Create Your Own Salad
June 17RadishesFather's Day Craft
June 24Snow PeasGardening Day
July 1BeetsFruits and Veggies Flag Craft
July 8CabbageFitness is Fun!
July 15EggplantWool Crafts
July 22SquashSquash Car Derby
July 29Herb BlendCooking Day: Rev your Bev
August 5CucumbersFitness is Fun!
August 12Tomatoes + CornCooking Day: Create Your Own Salsa
August 19Green BeansWater Wise Activity
August 26PeppersSeed Art
September 2ApplesFarmer 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