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.
Want to get more information and sign up?
Check out this video of our Squash Car Derby!
Wondering what the POP tent has to offer this week? Find out here!
|April 22||Strawberries||Earth Day Activity|
|May 27||Kohlrabi||Scavenger Hunt|
|June 3||Snow Peas||Fitness is Fun!|
|June 10||Lettuce||Grow it: Sunflowers|
|June 17||Radishes||Father's Day Craft|
|June 24||Cucumbers||Cooking Day: Make your own salad|
|July 1||Tomatoes||Fruits and Veggie Bingo|
|July 8||Melon||Master Naturalists Activity|
|July 15||Peppers||Rock Painting - Fruit & Veggie Rocks|
|July 22||Squash||Squash Car Derby|
|July 29||Herb Blend|
|Cooking Day: Rev your Bev & Bruschetta|
|August 5||Watermellon||Fitness is Fun!|
|August 12||Tomatoes + Corn||Cooking Day: Create Your Own Salsa|
|August 19||Green Beans||Water Wise Activity|
|August 26||Broccoli||Seed Art|
|September 2||Apples||Farmer 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