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Kids Learn to Love Local Food with Power of Produce Clubs
All kids ages 5-12 are welcome to participate this summer in  Power of Produce (POP) Clubs —a fun, free way to learn about and enjoy fresh local food every week at 13 Upper Valley famers’ markets! In 2018, over 1,300 kids participated in Upper Valley POP Clubs and spent $6,400 in free “POP Bucks” at farm vendor booths.
Power of Produce (POP) Clubs are simple, fun, and free. Families sign up at the market’s POP table and start the day’s fun activity—a farmers’ market scavenger hunt, a vegetable quiz, an art project or other produce-related fun. Kids get to explore the market, talk with farmers, learn, taste new vegetables and fruit, and share their knowledge. The POP host is there to help. Once they complete the activity, participants return to the POP table to receive their $3 in POP Bucks: market money just for kids to spend on fruits and vegetables. There is no need to sign up in advance, and families are welcome to participate once or many times throughout the summer at one market or many. In 2018, over 1,500 kids joined POP Clubs in the Upper Valley.
Vital Communities is supporting  POP Clubs at 13 Upper Valley farmers’ markets  this year from June 24 through August 18:
·         Ascutney Farmers Market , Ascutney, VT, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
·         Canaan Farmers and Artisans’ Market ,   Canaan, NH, Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
·         Chelsea Farmers’ Market , Chelsea, VT, Fridays, 3-6 p.m.
·         Claremont Farmers’ Market ,   Claremont, NH, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
·         Greater Falls Farmers’ Market ,   Bellows Falls, VT, Fridays, 4-7 p.m.
·         Hartland Farmers’ Market ,   Hartland, VT, Fridays, 4-7 p.m.
·         Hanover Farmers’ Market ,   Hanover, NH, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
·         Lebanon Farmers’ Market ,   Lebanon, NH, Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.
·         Newport Farmers’ Market ,   Newport, NH, Fridays, 3-6 p.m.
·         Norwich Farmers’ Market ,   Norwich, VT, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
·         Randolph Farmers’ Market , Randolph, VT, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
·         Royalton Farmers’ Market ,   South Royalton, VT, Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.
·         Wilmot Farmers’ Market ,   Wilmot, NH, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Most of the markets accept SNAP EBT cards. In fact, at many markets, shoppers who use SNAP EBT can double their benefits and receive up to $10 to spend on fruits and vegetables. With POP Clubs, kids and parents using SNAP both get extra market money to spend. Many markets also accept the Vermont Farm to Family Coupons. Details are available at  vitalcommunities.org/pop .
Vital Communities is supporting POP Clubs to increase Upper Valley fruit and vegetable income both this year and in the future when POP Club members become adults. Farmers’ markets are an important sales point for Upper Valley produce farms; customers can get to know farm vendors, ask questions about their products and taste and buy the freshest possible foods for their families. Teaching children about local foods helps all of us grow up healthy and take care of our working lands.
Group Rides are Rolling at Claremont Cycle Depot
Monday Nights:
No drop road ride from the shop. Departs at 6pm.
Tuesday Nights:
MTB group rides (intermediate-advanced) announced weekly on our Facebook/Instagram pages.
Saturday Mornings:
The DONUT GRAVEL RIDE departs the shop at 7am. Always a good time and covers around 30 miles/3k feet and of course, donuts!

Monday Morning Children's Theater Returns to Claremont
10am, Monday mornings from July 8 through August 12 five professional adult actors from Jean’s Playhouse Children’s Theater Company from Lincoln, NH perform original musical adaptations of popular fairy and folk tales on the historic stage of the Claremont Opera House to an enthusiastic group of children with area summer schools, daycares, parents and grandparents.  Shows run approximately 40 minutes.   IMPACT (Imagination and Music – Professional Artistry in Children’s Theatre) is the professional children’s performance company of Jean’s Playhouse. Children will love the catchy original songs and wacky characters, all performed by the professional IMPACT actors!

The performances finish with a cast meet and greet with autograph signing and picture taking immediately following the performance.

  • July 8th - The Little Mermaid
  • July 15th - The Wind in the Willows
  • July 22nd - Tom Sawyer
  • July 29th - Lost in Wonderland
  • August 5th - The Frog Prince
  • August 12th - Jack & The Beanstalk
Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door the day of the show at the Claremont Opera House. Seating is general admission.   Groups are advised to call ahead and ask for a section to be reserved for them.  Show descriptions for upcoming shows can be found at www.claremontoperahouse.org
Phone: 603-542-0064.
Volunteer Opportunity
Children’s Community Lunch is looking for responsible individuals over 18 to supervise our meal sites throughout the summer. (Teens and children are welcome to assist a parent or guardian who has signed up).

  • Volunteers are needed form June 24th-August 23rd, excluding weekends and July 4th.
  • The time commitment is about an hour and 45 minutes each day staffing a site.
  • Volunteers receive coolers of food and an activity box at the site approximately half an hour before meal time, serve meals to children and accompanying adults for an hour, keep track of the required paperwork, do minimal cleanup and return the cooler and activity box to the Claremont Soup Kitchen at close. Meals are served from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
  • A background check is required.
  • Training is offered and required for all volunteers.

For More Information or to Sign up,
Contact Cindy Stevens at (603) 543-3290
or via email.
Drawing for tickets to see the New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Starting June 3, 2019 visit any New Hampshire location of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust to enter a drawing for tickets to see the New Hampshire Fisher Cats play on their home field at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. There will be a drawing each week for four weeks, with five winners per week. Each winner will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming game. No purchase necessary to enter or win.
“Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to sponsor the 2019 season of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats,” said John Mercier, EVP, Chief Lending Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We are especially excited to sponsor “Fisher Cat for a Day” scheduled for July 23, which includes so many benefits any young fan would be thrilled to receive. See you at the ballpark!” 
Taverne on the Square is now offering a 15% discount for lunch to all business members of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Lunch is served from 11:00am to 4:00pm

For your convenience you may consider calling an hour ahead of your desired pick up time. Then simply pick up your lunch order to go. If you prefer, we will be happy to have it ready to serve to you!

Simply mention promo code: Jasper56
Places we LOVE in
Sullivan County
Choose your favorite outdoor place, building, restaurant, business or historical site. Any place where others can visit is perfect to share. Use your smart phone to snap a photo, then visit bit.ly/LoveSullivan to upload and describe what makes it special to you!
Community News & Events
Rising Stars Awards Nominations now Open!
Stay Work Play's annual  Rising Stars Awards  recognizes New Hampshire's young talent and the businesses that recruit and retain them. As you may know, nominations are 10th annual awards are open. 

With your work at the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce, I wanted to enlist your help in spreading the word about nominations to your membership - or even encourage you to consider nominating an individual or company you know. 

The seven award categories include:
Please note, an individual is eligible to be nominated for more than one category. More  details and nomination forms can be found here  - t he deadline is Friday, July 19.