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The Online Market is Open--RSVP for Kids Day!
Happy Independence Day everyone! We hope that you are having a great holiday, and staying COOL! This week’s forecast is looking HOT, so why not stay inside and order your farm fresh produce, meats, and locally produced baked goods and crafts from the comfort of your home! Order from now until Thursday at 5pm.
This Saturday is our July Kids Day! Here’s the info if you’re interested in bringing your kiddos:
This Saturday is Kids Day! The Market is open 8am-12pm, with Kids Day from 9am-12pm.
Be sure to “RSVP” those kiddos for the 2022 POP Club!
What does Kids Day look like this year?
1. We brought back the 2 Bite Club! We will be preparing 2 Bite Club samples for each kiddo to taste a different fruit, veggie, or recipe each month, purchased straight from our SSFM Farmers.
2. Each month your kiddos will receive POP tokens to spend with our farmers on veggies and fruits!
3. We will have local non-profits set up with additional activities, just for kids.
4. This will continue to be a FREE and fun event brought to you by Simmons Foods and Arvest Bank!
To participate in this year’s POP Club all you need to do is login to your Locally Grown account (https://siloamsprings.locallygrown.net), click on the Kids Day tab, and add a “Kids Day RSVP” for each participating child to your cart, and check out! This will help us know how many kiddos plan to stop by during Kids Day (please remember that the program is set up for ages 3-12). Don’t forget, you’ll have to “RSVP” each month.
When you arrive at the market on Kids Day, head straight to the Outdoor Farmers Market Hub located in the Memorial Park concession stand from 9am-12pm to participate in POP Club activities. 2 Bite Club, POP tokens pick up, and all other information will be located at the concession stand.Your kiddos will earn their $2 tokens each Kids Day, then be able to shop the Outdoor Market, using their money to purchase fruits, vegetables, or a plant that produces fruit or vegetables. When you pick up your kits, be sure to peruse the market and check out the young entrepreneur Kids Day booths as well!
2022 Kids Days Calendar:
Thanks to our Kids Day Sponsor Simmons Foods and Arvest Bank of Siloam Springs!
The Power of Produce (POP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. In addition to participating in educational activities, POP Club kids receive POP Club tokens to spend at the market, allowing them to make their own shopping decisions at the market. This program is set-up for ages 3-12.