We love our youngest market shoppers! Read more about the educational and entertainment programs available for children who visit the market and tips for bringing the whole family into the kitchen.
Note: Due to our sampling restirictions at the market for the 2020 season, we will not be offering Power of Produce or other sampling activities. Learn more
Power Of Produce (PoP) is a nationally recognized kids program, originating from the Oregon City Farmers Market as a way to empower kids to make healthy food choices and introduce them to where their food comes from. Power of Produce seeks to develop the next generation of healthy eaters by empowering them to make healthy food choices!
- Kids ages 3-12 can sample a seasonal fruit or vegetable at the Mill City Farmers Market’s information booth
- By sampling the weekly fruit or vegetable, children earn a $2 market token that can be used to purchase produce at the market
- PoP runs rain or shine at every market, including our Saturday Market and indoor Winter Market
- No cost to participate
In 2019, PoP empowered an average of 130 children each week to make healthy shopping decisions and support local farmers at the market!
Note: Due to our sampling restirictions at the market for the 2020 season, we will not be offering Story Time or other entertainment. Learn more
Children of all ages are invited to participate in our other family activities based on food, nutrition and farming. You can find our Guthrie Story Time with Guthrie actor H. Adam Harris every first Saturday of the month. Click here to see our events calendar.
Family Cooking At Home:
Family Friendly Recipes
Combine family time, fun and food as you and your little chefs make delicious recipes. Your kids will love eating their creations, and you’ll love feeding them healthy, local produce.
6 Tips for Cooking with Kids
Get your kids involved in the kitchen and market shopping to introduce them to the pleasures of cooking and healthy, local food – all while having fun and spending quality time together.