Monthly Program Is Free and Open to Children Ages 4-12
For the second consecutive year, the Del Ray Farmers’ Market will offer a free
children’s program, the Power of Produce (POP) Kids’ Club. The POP Club helps
connect children with local farmers to educate them about nutrition, food, farming, and
“We are thrilled to bring this innovative program to neighboring families back to the
market,” said Del Ray Farmers’ Market founder and manager Pat Miller. “Engaging and
connecting with children is one of the top priorities of our market.”
The POP Club is free and open to all children ages 4-12. On the third Saturday of
the month from April through September, children can stop by the POP Kids’ Club tent
on Oxford Avenue between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. to participate in an enrichment activity.
Free registration is available at https://delrayfarmersmarket.com/kidsclub-2023/.
After completing the activity, children will receive a $5 voucher from the Del Ray
Farmers Market that can be used to purchase fresh, local fruits and vegetables.
”The POP Club will make the Del Ray Farmers Market a special place for kids in the
community. It can educate and empower them with healthy food purchasing
decisions!” said POP Club organizer Jeff O’Hara, a Del Ray resident and farmers’
market volunteer. The program is one of just a handful of kids’ clubs at farmers markets
across the state, and the only one in the Washington, D.C., area.
The upcoming sessions:
● APRIL 15 – Salsa scavenger hunt
● MAY 20 – Organized tours of market
● JUNE 17 – Veggie taste test
● JULY 15 – Find the market mascot (sunflowers) hidden in market
● AUGUST 19 – Vendor thank you cards
● SEPTEMBER 16 – Pumpkin painting
Named one of the best farmers’ markets in the state, the Del Ray Farmers’ Market
was founded by Pat Miller in 1994 and features fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry,
fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods, cut flowers, and more. In 2023,
the Del Ray Farmers Market received the Heart of Del Ray, an annual award given to
the business or organization that best represents the heart of the Del Ray community.
The year-round market takes place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Pat
Miller Neighborhood Square, located at the intersection of Oxford and Mount Vernon
Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. For more information, visit