The Goodview Farmers Market is introducing a new free kids program: Power of Produce (PoP) Club. Thanks to funding from the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, participants will receive a reusable shopping bag and $2 market tokens to be spent (by kids) on fresh produce. Kids will receive their token once per market. They can choose to spend it on their own $2 selection of fresh, locally grown produce, or save it for a future market.
Beginning on May 3 and running through October, children ages four through 12 are invited to visit the farmers market and join the PoP Club. Registration and check-in will be located at the market information table.
The goal of the PoP Club is to empower children to make healthy choices when selecting food to eat. The program offers a chance for children to explore the farmers market and learn about the different varieties of fruits and vegetables, while also learning about how food is grown, by connecting them with local farmers.
This program was created at the Oregon City, Ore., farmers market in 2011. Due to its success, it has spread to farmers markets all over the nation. The PoP Club has been in Minnesota since 2014 and is growing to markets around the state.
Questions about the program can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.