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Power of Produce (PoP) Club

The Power of Produce (PoP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations 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, 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 and Market Square Farmers’ Market and to the New Harvest Park Farmers’ Market.

Our PoP Club activities are made possible by our sponsors and the generous donations from our community.

About Winter Farmers’ Market PoP Club:

Where: Central United Methodist Church, in the second floor classroom.
When: Jan. 13 & 27, Feb. 10 & 24, Mar. 10 & 24, Apr. 7 & 21, 2018, 10am-2pm
What: Children’s activities and local food tasting at every market. Each participating child receives PoP Bucks to spend on fresh produce or food producing plants at the Winter Farmers’ Market. Children can sign up for their own passport to track progress throughout the season.

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About Market Square Farmers’ Market PoP Club:

Where: at the Market Square Farmers’ Market on the Bill Lyons Pavillon (stage)
When: Every second Saturday, 9am-2pm, May through November, and the Wednesday during Knox County School Fall Break, 11am-2pm
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.
Sponsored by Hard Knox Pizzeria.

About New Harvest Park Farmers’ Market PoP Club:

Where: at the New Harvest Park Farmers’ Market
When: Every third Thursday, 3pm-6pmMay through November
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 NHPFM. Children can sign up for their own passport to track progress throughout the season.
Sponsored by TVA Employees Credit Union.

Field Trips:

With support from the Knox County Health Department, we host school, after school program, and summer camp groups at our Wednesday Market Square Farmers’ Market and New Harvest Park Farmers’ Market. If your group is interested in scheduling a PoP Club field trip, please contact [email protected].

Made possible by a grant from the Mount Rest Fund from the East Tennessee Foundation.

We are currently seeking daily sponsors for PoP Club. Please contact [email protected] or call 865-805-8687 for information.

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Funding for this website provided by the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program

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