It’s FREE to sign up and participate in the (Power of Produce) POP Club at the Kansas Grown Farmers’ Market at 21st and Ridge. A POP Club sign-up table will be available on the first Saturday of each month beginning June 3 through August 5. Children ages 3-10 are welcome to sign up at the market’s POP Club cooking event on those three Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
Participants will each receive a “Passport to Health” where they can log their attendance and completion of monthly activities. The more stamps in the passport, the greater the reward at the end of the program. Passports are kept at the market so participants don’t have to remember to bring them back each month.
There are three weekly facets of the POP Club:
1. 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.
2. After the Two Bite Challenge, kids receive $2 in POP Club bucks to spend on produce at the market. Vendors that accept these bucks are designated with a “POP Bucks Accepted Here” sign on their booths.
3. Monthly classes (POP Club Fun), will also be offered for an additional $10 per child fee and are based on food, nutrition, healthy living, gardening, and more.