Music & Kids POP Club
This season is our 10th anniversary! We are pulling out all the stops to make this year's market the best yet. We have a number of fun activities and live performances teed up this season.
Music at the Market
We typically schedule 2 musical acts per market day - one from 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and one from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. If you or someone you know might be interested in playing at the Farmers Market, send an email to Tim Scotten at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include examples of your music, especially if you have never played at our market before.
Power of Produce (POP) Club
This season we are introducing the POP Club program. Each week, we'll have a different activity set up at the POP Club booth where kids can learn a bit more about local food systems and receive a $2 ticket to purchase fresh fruits and veggies (for the first 20 kids each week, ages 5-12).
POP started in May 2011 at the Oregon City Farmers Market. It was created by the market manager, Jackie Hammond-Williams in response to a grant offered by Clackamas County for programs that improve the community’s health. The POP Club brought together families and farmers around fresh produce at farmers markets. The program’s mission was three-fold: (1) Empower children to make healthy food choices (2) Strengthen and sustain healthy communities through supporting farmers and cultivating future farmers market supporters (3) Expand farmers markets from a retail location into a place where children can try new foods and learn about healthy eating.
POP empowers children ages five through twelve to make healthy food choices by offering educational activities, cooking demonstrations, and food sampling, in addition to providing each child with at least two dollars in market currency to spend on fresh produce. This incentive provided an effective way for children to engage in the local food system through conversations with farmers, buying local, and understanding the importance of healthy food choices.