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Veggie Power Club Sponsored by Emporia Lions Club-Cleve Cook Fund

2017 | Second Saturdays  |  9:00am
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12

Join us the Second Saturday of each month for fun kids activities, games, and Cleve Cook Market Bucks!

Activities begin at 9:00am

  • Power Club begins at 9:00am on the above-listed Saturdays.
  • Hands-on activities for kids (suggested age 4-13)
  • Featured Vegetable and Recipe
  • Try two bites of the featured veggie and receive Cleve Cook bucks to spend with a market vendor.
  • Led by members of the Southern Lyon County FFA.
  • Funded by the Emporia Lions Club and the Cleve Cook Fund.

Recipe #1: Cucumber Aqua Fresca
·          4 cups cold water
·          2 cups ice cubes
·          1cupsugar
·         2/3 cup fresh lime juice
·          2 large pinches of salt
·         4 1⁄2 cups of coarsely peeled, seeded and chopped cucumbers (about 4 medium sized ones)
1.       Combine 2 1⁄4 cups chopped cucumbers, 2 cups of water, 1 cup of ice cubes, 1⁄2 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of the lime juice and 1 pinch of salt in a blender.
2.       Blend the mixture until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is smooth but slushy, about 2 minutes.
3.       Transfer the mixture to a pitcher. Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.
4.       Fill small cups with the cucumber drink to serve.
5.       Enjoy! 

Scenes from the Cleve Cook Veggie Power Club - June 18

20 kids participated in the first Cleve Cook Veggie Power Club of the season. 

The kids went on a scavenger hunt through the market, tried cucumber smoothies, and earned Cleve Cook Bucks to shop for fresh produce at the market.

All participants got to plant a seed to take home to grow their own veggies.

Thanks to the kids from Southern Lyon County FFA for all the work!