SHELDON, Iowa - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host Power of Produce (PoP) Club at the Sheldon Farmers Market during June and July. The program is free for local 4- to 12-year-olds.

Each week, PoP Club will offer: fun activities and games that teach the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables; a tasting that highlights one specific produce item; and a $2 token for each PoP Club member to purchase their own produce to take home and enjoy with their family.

PoP Club meets at the Sheldon Farmers Market for nine weeks beginning June 3 through July 29. Participating youths and families can stop by the PoP Club table between the market hours of 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday night. Activities will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes after which youth are free to shop with their family.

There is no cost to participate. Parents are asked to register their youth online at PoP Club is supported and sponsored by the local farmers market and vendors, as well as Sanford Health of Sheldon and Peoples Bank.

For more information, contact Mackenzie at (712) 737-4230 or