Muskogee Summer Lunch Club at the Farmers Market
Muskogee's Summer Lunch Club!
Great news for Muskogee families this summer! The Muskogee School District is partnering with the Muskogee Farmers Market to host a site for their summer feeding program at the Wednesday farmers market. They are giving out free bagged lunches to kids 18 & under for the summer months of June & July. Beyond the free lunch, they offer fun activities for the kids and access to the freshest produce in Muskogee!
ONIE Project Coordinator Meredith Scott had the opportunity to visit the program. The kid's started arriving with their families once the market opened. The school along with the Muskogee Public Library had activities to keep the kids entertained while they waited on lunch, which started at 11:30 am.
The families also shopped for fresh produce, eggs, fresh cut flowers, plants, and other local foods while they were at the market. It was great seeing all the families talk to the vendors like Christina from Rose, Oklahoma. She shared easy ways to prepare all the varieties of vegetables she grew and. She was especially excited to tell me she can see how Double Up Oklahoma program has given more families the ability to buy her fresh produce.
Families were also able to meet some of the young vendors who come out to the market to help their grandmother sell her yummy peaches, nectarines, and other tasty produce!
Visiting the Muskogee Farmers Market is always a treat, but to see all the extra fun going on at their market is worth sharing!
The Market Manager Andy and long standing volunteer Sylvia are always on the lookout for opportunities to grow and strengthen their market, and hosting this summer meal program is just one of the many examples.
To learn more about Muskogee's Summer Lunch Club e-mail [email protected]
The ONIE Project