Kids’ produce program returns to Farmington Farmers Market

The monthly Power of Produce (P.O.P.) program for kids ages 4-12 returns to the Saturday, July 13, Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market in downtown Farmington.

Power of Produce
Last month, the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families presented a $1,000 grant to support the Power of Produce program. Pictured from left (with P.O.P. participants front and center) are P.O.P. coordinator Peggy Castine, Foundation board member Alan Maxey, market volunteer Agnes Skrzycki, Market Master Walt Gajewski, assistant market manager Alexander Steward, Foundation board member Lynn Halton, Beaumont health educator Amanda Kischuk, farmer Jon Goetz, Connor Wolfe, and Farmington Economic and Community Development Director Kevin Christiansen. 

At the P.O.P. booth, kids participate in activities to earn vouchers they can use to purchase healthful fruits and vegetables from market vendors. The program will continue monthly through October, ending at the October 26 “Haunted Market”.

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Also at the July 13 market, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., you’ll find:

  • Music at the Market with Bob Skon starts at 10 a.m.
  • Chef Danny Martinez from Alley Cat Cafe in Pontiac provides a chef’s demo at 10 a.m. on the south side of the Walter E. Sundquist Farmington Pavilion.
  • Special guests will be the Warner Middle School Robovikings, and the Greater Farmington Chamber of Commerce with information about the Greater Farmington Founders Festival.

Learn more on the market website,

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