Power of Produce (PoP) Club

Heart of Hutch is partnering with the Hutchinson Farmers Market, Hutchinson Downtown Association, Hutchinson Health, and University of MN Extension to bring kids the Power of Produce Club (PoP Club)  back for it’s second year!

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 tokens 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.

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 May 20th and running through the end of the market season children age 3 through 12 are welcome to visit the farmers market and join the PoP Club. Registration and check-in will be located at the designated PoP Club desk at the market.

Register online here.

Market hours are 2:30pm-5:30pm Wednesdays and 8am-12pm on Saturdays

Contact Jeff Page by email at jpage@ci.hutchinson.mn.us, phone at (320) 234-5652  or   info@heartofhutch.com for more information.

 

About 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.

2017 PoP Club is funded in large part by the Hutchinson Area Community Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, Hutchinson Health, Hutchinson Health Foundation, and McLeod Cooperative Power.

 

 

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