December 22 – Week 8: This week our POP kids will be participating in a cooking demo making carrot coleslaw! Kids will learn how to grate carrots, make the sauce and then enjoy their creations! They will learn valuable skills that will help them understand the importance of how cooking their own food is and how much more delicious it is when you do!
2-Bite Club: Carrots
Discover the Power of Produce and join the POP Club this Sunday!
Last Sunday, the POP kids played the farmers market version of BINGO! They each had a different shape to make their bingo and went out into the market to find certain items and ask certain questions to get the answers. This taught them more about the market and what we have to offer. 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!