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CFM Adopts New Program for Kids

The Coppell Farmers Market is so excited to announce that we’ve received a grant from The Farmers Market Coalition and Chipotle. This grant awarded the Coppell Farmers Market $2,000 in vouchers to be handed out to young consumers, empowering them to make healthy food choices on their own by having the direct buying power.

In conjunction with the grant funding our market has adopted an educational program called The Power of Produce (POP) Club. The POP Club is made up of three main components: 1. Supporting healthy food choices, food awareness, and a healthy lifestyle through educational activities each week 2. Encouraging children to try new, healthy foods; and 3. Giving children market currency to spend on fresh produce each week they attend the farmers market.

The program runs Saturday, August 13th– Saturday, October 15th (Food Day for Kids). Children must sign up to participate and will receive $5 in Coppell Farmers Market money for each activity they complete. The dollars must be spent on produce and fruit.  Participants will have the opportunity to earn a voucher each week, and they can be redeemed until October 31st.

The POP Club will meet during What’s Growing, the farmers market’s weekly garden time for kids. What’s Growing takes place at 10:30am at the Coppell Farmers Market Learning Garden, located near the splash pad. Some extra special activities have been scheduled: 

Saturday, Sept. 10, 10:30-11:15: Produce Bingo
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:30-11:15: Planting Activity
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:30-11:15: Scavenger Hunt

 

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