One of our most successful community engagements has been our at-market children's programming. Organized by volunteers, our weekly Children's Tent activities are educational, market-related, and just plain fun. They are the highlight of the morning for many families and for kids of all ages. Join in on the fun every Saturday, May 19th through October 20th, 2018 from 9am-1pm.
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We are excited to introduce a new free kids program at the Northeast Farmers Market: Power of Produce Club (PoP Club)!
This program was created at the Oregon City, Oregon, farmers market in 2011. Due to its success, it has spread to farmers markets all over the nation. The PoP Club has been in Minnesota since 2014 and is growing to markets around the state.
Each child participating in the program will receive a reusable shopping bag upon signing up and $2 market tokens to be spent (by kids) on fresh produce. Kids will receive their token once per market. They can choose to spend it on their own $2 selection of fresh, locally grown produce, or save their token for a future market day.
The goal of the PoP 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.
Beginning June 16th and running through September 15th children age 4 through 12 are welcome to visit the farmers market and join the PoP Club. Registration and check-in will be located at the market Information Booth.
We hope to see you at the market!