Winter POP Club – Week 17

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March 1 – Week 17: This week the POP Kids will be participating in a Winter Veggie School Worksheet! They will begin by answering some fun questions about veggies and then they will go out into the market and find their favourite winter veggie! Once they find it, they will draw or write what it is and then ask the farmer to teach them something about it.

2-Bite Club: Carrots

Discover the Power of Produce and join the POP Club this Sunday!

Last Sunday, POP Kids were involved in a cooking demo! They got to learn how to grate potatoes to make hash browns. Once they grated them, they used tongs to put the shredded pieces into a bowl and brought it over to the chef to have them cooked to crisp perfection! Having kids involved in the cooking process teaches them valuable skills and they are more likely to try something the had a hand in creating! If you haven’t yet registered, come down to the POP tent this Sunday and join the club! We’ll be doing fun activities for the kids every week 🙂

So, how does the POP Club work?

Well, the POP Club is a farmers market-based kids program. Each week children (ages 5-12 years old) will participate in fun and educational activities that will teach them about fruits and vegetables, local food systems and healthy food preparation. After that, they will be trying the 2-Bite of the week which will be a fruit or vegetable that’s in season and can be found at the market. As they try the 2-Bite we will share with them interesting facts about what they are eating. Once they finish the activity and try the 2-Bite, children receive a $3 market token that can be used towards any fruit or vegetable of their choice. They can either use their token right then or save them for bigger purchases. This teaches kids how to make healthier food choices and how to manage their money.

There is no cost to participate and the program runs every Sunday rain or shine!

Hope to see you this Sunday!

 

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