We value the skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm that volunteers bring to our market every year! If you have some experience working with kids and time to give, consider becoming a Power of Produce Kids Club and/or Farmer's Market volunteer.
This year we will be introducing a brand new initiative to the market - the Power of Produce Kids Club! The Power of Produce (POP) Club is farmers market-based children program, that seeks to teach children about fruits and vegetables, local food systems, and healthy food preparation through fun activities.
Participants engage in the full farmers market experience by trying new foods, having conversations with farmers, and buying local produce with their earned market token of $3. These vouchers also serve to empower kids, by giving them the purchasing power to buy from farmers and local vendors at the market.
Fun weekly activities ranging from cooking demonstrations to farmers market scavenger hunts provide nutrition, food, agriculture, and exercise education to the children and families that participate each week. POP Club kids are encouraged to try new healthy foods and overcome picky eating through exposure to healthy food options in a fun and exciting environment.
Through the Two-Bite Club, POP participants are rewarded for taking two bites of the featured fruit or vegetable and receive $3 vouchers to spend on the foods of their choice at the market.
Our volunteers are happy to help with all of the following tasks:
Tent and Table Setup / Takedown
Facilitating Kids' Activities
Interacting with community members
Answering questions about the program(s)
Creating Safe Pedestrian Zones during Market Setup and Takedown