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+