The Power of Produce (PoP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. In addition to participating in educational activities, PoP Club kids receive vouchers to spend at the market, allowing them to make their own shopping decisions at the market. PoP Clubs are found at farmers’ markets across the country, and Nourish Knoxville brings this program to our Winter Farmers’ Market and Market Square Farmers’ Market.
Our PoP Club activities are made possible by our sponsors and the generous donations from our community.
Where: Central United Methodist Church, in the second floor classroom.
When: Jan. 14 & 28, Feb. 11 & 25, Mar. 11 & 25, Apr. 8 & 22, 10am-2pm
What: Children’s activities and local food tasting at every market. Each participating child receives $5 in PoP Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables or food producing plants at the Winter Farmers’ Market. Children can sign up for their own passport to track progress throughout the season.
Sponsored by: OliBea: A Fresh Start
With support from the Knox County Health Department
Where: at the Market Square Farmers’ Market
When: Every second Saturday, May through November, and the Wednesday during Knox County School Fall Break (please see our event calendar for dates)
What: Children’s activities and local food tasting at every market. Each participating child receives PoP Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables or food producing plants at the MSFM. Children can sign up for their own passport to track progress throughout the season.
With support from the Knox County Health Department, we host school and summer camp groups at our Wednesday Market Square Farmers’ Market. If your group is interested in scheduling a PoP Club field trip, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently seeking sponsorships for our MSFM PoP Clubs. We have both a presenting sponsorship and daily sponsorships available. Please contact email@example.com for more information.