MARKETS GROW HEALTHY KIDS!
The Bremerton Community Farmers Market’s Kids Market Bucks Club is modeled after a national program called “Power of Produce” with some fun added twists. The mission of our program is to educate and encourage children to take part in their local food system, meet the farmers that grow their food, and understand the benefits of eating healthy, nutritious foods.
For the 2021 Season we are providing “grab and go” activities. The first Thursday of June, July, August, and September we will have a Grab and Go Activity for Kids OR Parents to pick up and take home. Kids ages 3-12 complete their activity at home and return to our information booth, show us it’s been completed, and receive $4 in special Kids Market Club BUCKS on ANY Thursday for the REST of that month. The beginning of each month starts a new Kids Market Bucks Activity. Once you have completed your activity we will mark your Kids Market Club Passport and give you $4 to spend on fresh fruits, veggies, and edible plant starts. Kids who complete ALL 4 activities will receive a special reward at the end of the season.
Program will benefit children 3yrs – 12yrs old, with an emphasis on healthy eating and living activities. Each monthly activity will differ.
Participants visit the market booth each week the activity is offered. They will each have a “Passport to Health” to log attendance and completion of monthly activities. Once the activity is completed, kids are issued $4 in Kids Market Bucks to spend on fresh fruits, veggies and edible plant starts at our farm vendors. Kids that attend all 4 monthly activities will be entered to win a fun kids prize pack at the end of the season. Passports will be kept at the market so participants don’t have to remember to bring them back each week.
Kids are empowered to make healthier food choices on their own by having direct buying power with the market bucks. Through the activities provided monthly, they are exposed to healthier food options and healthier lifestyle behaviors which will provide them a solid foundation and enhance their food literacy.
Farmers also benefit from the additional funds circulating at the market through the Kids Market Bucks Club!
To learn more about our Kids Market Bucks Club, or ways that you can help support this program and help it grow, contact firstname.lastname@example.org