Kids Cook at the Market

Junior chefs age seven to eleven cultivate their culinary skills and experience a cornucopia of farm-fresh foods by enrolling in cooking classes held at PFM’s Saturday market.

At these classes, kids learn about the seasonality of food, meet local farmers, and gain first-hand experience preparing ingredients purchased fresh at the market. Classes are taught by instructors and students of The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland and include a guided market tour, hands-on instruction and recipes to take home so students can share what they learn with family and friends.

Kids Cook classes are held at the PSU Market on Saturdays in June, July and August.  The classes run from 8:30 – 10:00am and cost $5 per child per class. 

2014 Class Schedule

June 7 - Vietnamese Spring Rolls - SOLD OUT

June 14 - Kid's Sushi - SOLD OUT

June 21 - Summer Berry Fool - SOLD OUT

June 28 -  Cheesy Quesadillas with Summer Veggies

July 12 - Market Veggie Tacos with Goat Cheese

July 19 - Sweet Stone Fruit Crepes - SOLD OUT

July 26 - Lemon Berry Pancakes - SOLD OUT

August 2 - Fresh Market Fruit Kabobs with Yogurt and Granola

August 9 - Very Berry Cherry Shortcakes

August 16 - Summer Tomato and Sweet Basil Bruschetta

August 23 - Fresh Fruit Tarts - SOLD OUT

Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as class size is limited. ´╗┐To register, please download the Kids Cook Registration form and return by mail, or for more information or to register for classes by phone or email please, email Anna Curtin or call her at 503.241.0032.

Market Play Zone

Join us at the Market Play Zone at the Buckman and King neighborhood markets.

Activities for kids of all ages are offered every week at Buckman Portland Farmers Market on Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm, and King Portland Farmers Market on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm, from May through September.

The Market Play Zone offers little shoppers new things to do every week. The activity schedule includes mini music workshops, make your own Mr. Potato Head, food-themed art projects, drop-in cooking activities, fruit and veggie bingo, and recess-style games to get kids moving.

Market Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a fun and educational way for your kids to engage with the market and learn about the benefits of eating fresh, local food?  Download one of our maket scavenger hunts below.

Market Scavenger Hunt, Ages 6-11

Market Scavenger Hunt, Ages 12+

Find Your Market

Portland Farmers Market includes six markets serving your community; select a market for more information:

Portland State University - Saturday

2014: Saturdays, March 15 through December 20

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Mar. through Oct.)
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Nov. & Dec.)

SW Park Ave & SW Montgomery St
Portland, OR 97201

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Winter Shemanski Park - Saturday
Pioneer Courthouse Square - Monday
Shemanski Park - Wednesday
Buckman - Thursday
Northwest - Thursday
Kenton - Friday
King - Sunday

The Portland Farmer's Market is my happy place!  There is truly nothing better at the end of a long week than fresh food, farmers and friends!”