Every Saturday the Old Capitol Farmers Market is creating fun and memorable experiences for kids, using the power of produce! The Old Capitol Farmers Market presented by HSHS St. John’s Hospital believes in bringing education and nutrition to children to spark a lifelong relationship with wholesome, local food.
That spark is the Power of Produce (POP) Club bringing educational activities to children at the market, made possible by Bank of Springfield and Women for Women The POP Club is supported by a partnership with the Farmer’s Market Coalition, which offers these free activities for kids ages 4-12.
The POP Club provides opportunities for children to engage in the local food system through educational activities, conversations with vendors, and live demonstrations. These weekly activities help kids learn where their food comes from and broaden their tastes for new fruits and vegetables. As a reward for completing the activity, your child will receive a $2 market token! The tokens can be spent like cash at the market and can be saved to help practice spending and responsibility.