THE POWER OF PRODUCE (POP) CLUB IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PROGRAM DESIGNED TO EMPOWER KIDS TO MAKE HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES AND INTRODUCE THEM TO WHERE THEIR FOOD COMES FROM.
HOW THE CLUB WORKS:
It’s FREE to sign up and participate in the POP Club at the Bellevue Farmers Market! POP Club will be available from each week of the market from May 17th- October 11th. Children ages 3-12 are welcome to sign up at the market's POP Club tent (next to the Information Booth at the main market entrance.)
Participants will each have a “Passport to Health” to log attendance and completion of weekly activities. Passports are kept at the market so participants don’t have to remember to bring them back each week.
There are three weekly facets of the POP Club:
- Two Bite Challenge: kids try two bites of a new fruit/vegetable when they check in. Even if they don't like what they eat, they still get a stamp for being brave and trying something new.
- After the Two Bite Challenge, kids receive $2 in market tokens to spend on produce at the market. Vendors that accept these tokens are designated with a "POP Tokens Accepted Here" sign on their booths.
- Weekly activities are offered based around food, nutrition, healthy living, gardening, and more. Want to know what activity we will have at POP Club each week? Sign up for our weekly market newsletter or follow us on Facebook.