It’s easy to participate! Visit one of the participating locations, below, and find the Power of Produce (POP) table. Sign up and hear about the day’s fun activities. It might be a scavenger hunt around the market, a quiz for the farmer(s), a taste test or some cooking, or a different adventure. Complete the activity, then come back to the POP table to get your POP Bucks: market money just for kids! Kids can spend POP Bucks on veggies and fruit around the market or farmstand.
Power of Produce Clubs are fun, free, and filled with fresh local food. Kids sign up at the POP Host table and learn about the day’s produce-based activity. It might be a scavenger hunt, a quiz, an easy salad recipe. When they’ve completed the activity (everyone’s a winner!) children receive $2-3 of kids-only market money to spend on produce. It’s a wonderful way to connect children with healthy eating, healthy shopping, local farms, and fun!
The 2017 season has ended (see the list of 2017 locations below) and we are planning for next year’s POP Clubs. Please contact Lauren Griswold (Lauren@VitalCommunities.org) or Becka Warren (Becka@VitalCommunities.org) if you are interested in bringing Power of Produce to your area farmers’ market or farm stand in 2018. Learn more about Power of Produce Clubs, including free tool kits, at the Farmers’ Market Coalition and University of Minnesota Extension.
Power of Produce Clubs were at the following locations in summer/fall 2017. New Hampshire POP Club locations were facilitated by Vital Communities and supported by our funders, below.
Fridays, 3-6 pm
June 30-August 18
Newport Farmers Market
on the common
Newport Farmers Market will have 8 weeks of POP fun! The market accepts SNAP EBT benefits and will double SNAP benefits up to $10 per day with Granite State Market Match.
Sundays, 10 am-1 pm
September 3rd, 10th, & 17th
Canaan Farmers and Artisans’ Market
On the common
Canaan Farmers & Artisans’ Market is excited to welcome kids to POP in September! Stay tuned for more POP coming next summer!
Fridays 4-7 pm
June 23-August 18
at the Hartland Farmers’ Market
on the library fields, Route 5
Hartland POP Club is excited to see all kids for some produce power! The market accepts SNAP EBT benefits and will double benefits up to $10 per day with Vermont Crop Cash.
S. Royalton, VT
Thursdays, 3-6 pm
June 29-August 17
Royalton Farmers Market
South Royalton Town Green
South Royalton Farmers Market welcomes kids to Power of Produce Club! The market accepts SNAP EBT benefits and will double benefits up to $10 per day with Vermont Crop Cash.
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