December 8 – Week 6: This week our POP kids will be planting beet seeds! They will get hands on as they work with soil and plant their seeds. They will be learning how to plant seeds, how to take care of their future seedlings and then take them home to watch them grow!
2-Bite Club: Broccoli
Discover the Power of Produce and join the POP Club this Sunday!
Last Sunday, kids participated in the mystery box challenge! They were only allowed to use their sense of touch, aka their hands, to figure out what vegetable was hidden inside the mystery box. This taught them how to be more aware of shapes and using only their mental memory to figure out what vegetable the shape they were feeling was. 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!