ISU Extension and Outreach and the Waukon Farmers Market are introducing a new free kids program at the farmers market starting July 1. The Power of Produce Kid’s Club (PoP Club) is open to children ages 4 through 12.
Each child participating in the 6-week program will receive a reusable shopping bag upon at sign-up, and $2 in market bucks to spend fresh produce each week. Kids can choose to spend their bucks that day or save their money for a future market.
The goal of the PoP Kid’s Club is to empower children to make healthy choices when selecting food to eat. The program offers a chance for children to explore the farmers market and learn about the different varieties of fruits and vegetables, while also learning about how food is grown, by connecting them with local farmers.
The program will run on Mondays at the Waukon Farmers Market from July 1 – August 5 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the fairgrounds. Club members should check in at the PoP Club desk each week to get their market bucks, do a fun activity and earn a prize. Parents can register their children for PoP Club at the market, or online at www.tinyurl.com/waukonpop.
Call the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Allamakee County for more information, 563-568-6345. We hope to see you at the market!
The Waukon PoP Kid’s Club is a partnership of ISU Extension and Outreach, Iowa 4-H AmeriCorps program and NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative.