The popular kids club at the market, Sprouts, will be in operation for the entire market season in 2017. Last year was the first year for the kids club, and the program began in June. Thanks to the support of sponsors, the club will start on Opening Day (April 8) for 2017!
Online Pre-Registration will be accepted until Thursday, April 6. Participants not pre-registered will need to sign up at the Sprouts table at the market on Saturdays. The Sprouts registration/check-in table will be open each week from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
About the Sprouts Club
Goal: To introduce children to a variety of fresh, local produce while encouraging families to shop at the Washington Farmers’ Market.
Who Can Participate: Children ages 3-10
How Does it Work?
· Parents register children to be members of the Sprouts Kids Club.
· Children check-in at the Sprouts table each market day and receive $2 in sprout tokens, which can only be used for fresh produce from a market vendor. Tokens can be spent immediately, saved for a larger purchase, or combined with siblings’ or friends’ tokens for a larger purchase.
· Purchases can only be made by the Sprout member. Adults cannot make purchases with the tokens and may not pick up tokens from the Sprouts table for children.
Changes for 2017
Sprouts will still earn two tokens (eligible for the purchase of fresh fruits and veggies only) each week when they check in. On each 5th visit, club members will now earn two bonus tokens, which can be used on any item at the market!
Another part of the program we are excited to expand is the education component. We will have presentations and hands-on activities scheduled throughout the year on market days as well. You can stay up-to-date on the special events at the market by watching the Market website and Facebook page. Information will also be sent in the Farmers' Market e-newsletter.
We are always looking for volunteers to help at the registration/check-in table. We need two volunteers for each 2-hour shift at the table. This is a great way for local youth to get their community service hours for scholarship/school requirements! If you are interested in volunteering at the market, please check out our available time slots and sign up!
If you have questions about the Sprouts Club, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amanda at the Chamber Office (636-239-2715 x106).