The Market Sprouts Kids Club mission is to inspire children to take part in our local Rogue Valley food system, enjoy eating nutritious foods, and to empower them to make healthy choices. We hope to provide an opportunity for kids to engage with local farmers and get to know where their food comes from in order to improve health outcomes and inspire a new generation of informed and healthy eaters.
The Market Sprouts Kids Club (MSKC) is free educational programming and activities for children ages 5-12 delivered at farmers markets throughout the state of Oregon. The inspiration for MSKC came from Jackie Hammond-Williams, who started the nationally recognized Power of Produce (POP) Club at the Oregon City Farmers Market in 2011. MSKC began in 2012 at five farmers markets across Washington County, and now will be continuing at the Medford Saturday Market thanks to the generous sharing of resources from the Forest Grove Farmers Market. Through the development of kid-friendly curriculum and the dedication of resources and space to MSKC, farmers market staff and volunteers strive to:
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