The Power of Produce (PoP) Program provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. The PoP Club is a free new program for Fernie youth, ages 5-12, that offers participants a $3 wooden token to purchase produce at the Mountain Market. The program aims to increase the amount of fresh, locally grown fruit or vegetables consumed by Elk Valley youth and to build connections with our local farmers.
In 2018, Wildsight Elk Valley is piloting this program and offering 60 PoP Club memberships. Once registered, PoP Club members will receive their token at the Wildsight Elk Valley booth at the Fernie Mountain Market on Sunday September 2nd and 16th. Based on a program established by the Oregon City Farmers Market, the Power of Produce initiative seeks to develop the next generation of healthy eaters.
For PoP Club Participants:
- Check your schedule! – are you going to come to the Market on September 2 and September 16th between 10am and 2pm?
- Complete your PoP Passport application – Complete your form online (click the link below) or at the Wildsight Elk Valley booth at the Mountain Market. Please note that there are only 60 spots available and they are first come first serve!
- Come to Rotary Park on September 2 or the Fernie Fall Fair on September 16 to collect your $3 wooden token at the Wildsight Elk Valley booth. Redeem your wooden token for fresh fruits and veggies at any Mountain Market vendor with the PoP Club sign on their booth.
A big thank you goes out to the 2018 PoP sponsors!
We are currently seeking partners for the 2019 PoP program. Please contact email@example.com to explore how you can support the PoP Club in Fernie or other Elk Valley communities.