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MARQUETTE FARMERS MARKET AND PARTRIDGE CREEK FARM LAUNCH THE POWER OF PRODUCE CHILDREN’S PROGRAM June 29, 2022

MARQUETTE, MI- The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is excited to welcome back the Power of Produce (POP) Children’s Program. This program will be run by Partridge Creek Farm, a non-profit organization based in Ishpeming, MI that is dedicated to building a healthy, prosperous, and empowered local community through food and wellness education.
This eight-week program will run Saturdays from July 2 through August 20 during the Saturday Morning Farmers Market from 9-1 PM a the Marquette Commons. There is no sign-up necessary, children between the ages of 2-12 are welcome to stop by the POP tent to participate in the weekly activity. POP participants receive a $2 voucher each week of participation to spend on the foods of their choice at the market. These vouchers also serve to empower kids, by giving them the purchasing power to buy from farmers and local vendors at the market.
The POP Program is a farmers market-based children’s program, that seeks to teach children about fruits and vegetables, local food systems, and healthy food preparation through fun activities. Participants engage in the full farmers market experience by trying new foods, having conversations with farmers, and buying local produce. Fun weekly activities ranging from cooking demonstrations to farmers market scavenger hunts provide nutrition, food, agriculture, and exercise education to the children and families that participate each week. POP Club kids are encouraged to try new healthy foods and overcome picky eating through exposure to healthy food options in a fun and exciting environment.
Funding for this program was successfully raised by the Shared Ground Social Fundraising Dinner hosted at the end of May in collaboration with The Delft Bistro, Barrel and Beam, and the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market. Thank you to all the community members who showed up to support our local food system.
The 2022 POP Schedule of events is as follows:
July 2 | Farmers Market BINGO
Grab your BINGO card at the POP tent and get to it
July 9 | My Market Bag
Design your own tote bag for the market
July 16 | Scavenger Hunt
Grab a map, and follow the clues to find the hidden treasure
July 23 | Interview the Farmers
Ask our farmers what their favorite veggie is
July 30 | My Plate Meal
Fill your plate with food from around the market
August 6 | Smoothie Bike
Bike-powered smoothies
August 13 | Veggie Art
Use veggies as stamps to make art
August 20 | Guess that Veggie!
Can you guess the veggie in the box with just 3 senses? Touch, smell, and listening.
For up-to-date information about the DMFM please follow them on Facebook and Instagram @mqtfarmersmarket or visit their website at www.mqtfarmersmarket.com and join the e-newsletter mailing list!
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