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!

2016 Schedule

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

DateTwo-bitesActivity
April 23RadishesScavenger Hunt
April 30StrawberriesMothers Day Craft
May 7LettuceFitness is Fun
May 14TurnipsSeed Bombs
May 21BroccoliFruit and Veggie Bingo
May 28KohlrabiFruit and Veggie Tic-Tac-Toe
June 4Snow PeasPlant a Sunflower
June 11SquashFathers Day Craft
June 18CucumberSquash Super Heroes
June 25Lemon CucumberRev Your Bev
July 2Sun Gold TomatoesAgriculture Maps
July 9MelonsZucchini Cars
July 16PeppersPepper Painting
July 23CornHusk Corn + Learn About Life on a Farm
July 30BlueberriesMake Your Own Toothpaste
August 6WatermelonFitness is Fun (Part 2)
August 13TBANature Bookmarks
August 20TBAFruit and Veggie Bingo
August 27TBAMr. Potato Head
September 3TBAFitness 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