Winter POP Club – Week 18

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March 8 – Week 18:  This week POP kids will be doing a worksheet that will teach them about pickle preservation and then afterwards they will participate in a cooking demo to create a yummy dill pickle dip that will be served with tortilla chips! Teaching kids that food can be stored by preserving them in mason jars is a valuable lesson and they will also learn that pickles aren’t the only things you can preserve!

2-Bite Club: Pickles

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

Last Sunday, POP Kids had participated in a Winter Veggie School Worksheet! They read the facts on different veggies and tried to unscramble the words on their worksheets to figure out what winter veggie it was. Then the went over to the farm stand, found their favourite veggie, and asked the farmer to teach them an interesting fact about it!

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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