Market Classes & Events

Chef in the Market with Nicki Passarella - November 11 (Lents International)

Join farmer and food lover, Nicki Passarella of Amica Farm, at Lents Int’l Farmers Market to learn how to make delicious seasonal soups!

Gain tips and confidence in turning your favorite seasonal vegetables into hearty soups to keep you and yours nourished and warm this fall. Join Nicki after the demonstration and taste for a walk around the market to discuss all things farm-fresh.

Come with questions, armed with a notebook and pencil, and ready to have fun learning at the market!

Date: Sunday, October 21
Time: 10am
Location: Lents International Farmers Market, SE 92nd & Reedway. Rain or shine.

Great Pumpkin Event - October 27 (PSU Market)

Join us for the annual Great Pumpkin Event at the PSU Farmers Market!

Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: In the northern most block of the PSU Farmers Market, between SW Montgomery & SW Harrison. Rain or shine.

  • Trick-or-Treat at Dave’s Killer Bread’s booth in the center of the Market for yummy samples.
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest and games for kids and adults from 9 am to noon (or while supplies last), with prizes from Dave’s Killer Bread! Winners will be announced at 12:30 pm and must be present to win.
  • Children’s Costume Parade starts at noon at the Market Music tent and winds through the market. All costumed kids receive goodies for dressing up!
  • Main Music Stage from 11 to 2 will feature pop-folk singer, composer and songwriter Tai Shan leading the Costume Parade.
  • Great Pumpkin Event - October 28 (King Market)

    Join us for the annual Great Pumpkin Event at the King Farmers Market!

    Date: Sunday, October 28
    Time: 10am-2pm
    Location: King Market; NE 7th & Wygant between Alberta & Prescott

  • Pumpkin Carving begins at 10 am for kids and adults. Costumes are highly encouraged!
  • Games and goodies for children.
  • Market music provided by pop-folk singer, composer and songwriter Tai Shan.
  • Chef in the Market with Liwen Chang - October 21 (Lents International)

    Join us for a very special Chef in the Market cooking demonstration at the Lents International Farmers Market. Liwen Chang of Nom Nom Taiwan (a vendor at the PSU and Shemanski Park markets) will cook up farm fresh vegetables from the market and assemble mini steam buns for shoppers to sample!

    Date: Sunday, October 21
    Time: 10am
    Location: Lents International Farmers Market, SE 92nd & Reedway. Rain or shine.

    Make Your Own Produce Bag Workshop - October 13 (PSU Market)

    Join The Far Woods at PSU Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 13 for a FREE workshop on how to make your own reusable cloth produce bag! Watch and learn a simple sewing process to make a drawstring bag perfect for produce shopping. Receive step-by-step instructions, gain hands-on experience, and leave with a cloth bag to shop the farmers market with.

    Materials will be provided. If you have a particular fabric you’d like to bring to sew into a bag, please do! One hundred percent cotton or other natural fibers cut to 15”x25” will be ready to sew.

    Date: Saturday, October 13
    Time: 10am-2pm
    Location: In the northern most block of the PSU Farmers Market, between SW Montgomery & SW Harrison. Rain or shine.

    About The Far Woods:
    We are sisters Nina and Sonya Montenegro, the designers and makers of The Far Woods. We live on a small organic farm outside of Portland, Oregon, and formalized our creative collaboration in 2013. The things we make reflect our deepest desires about the world. We seek to contribute to a great Culture Shift in which there is a land ethic, a reverence for nature, a rejection of the dominant throw-away mentality, and direct connection to where our food and the things we use come from. Many of our artworks serve as educational tools and inspiration for reconnection to nature, food, and community. Our practice crosses disciplines, including teaching handcraft skills, beekeeping, and growing food, to work toward an ecologically-viable and socially-just future.

    Bone Broth & Seasonal Soups – Sept 9 (King Market)

    Part demonstration, part hands-on, students will participate in making deeply nourishing sipping broths and use bone broth to make seasonal soups. You’ll walk away with new knowledge and some recipes to try at home! Tressa Yellig, of Wild Heart Solutions, will walk you through the basics of making bone broth, discuss its health benefits, and demonstrate how to build a foundation for flavor with broths.

    $20 tickets can be purchased at the King Market Manager’s Booth.

    Date: Sunday, September 9
    Time: 10am
    Location: King Farmers Market, NE 7th & Wygant. Rain or shine.

    Purple Basil Pickled Tomatoes - August 12 (King Market)

    In this class, Sarah Marshall, of Marshall’s Haute Sauce, will walk you through all you need to know about water bath canning and the basics of pickling. You’ll have hands-on experience canning Purple Basil Pickled Cherry Tomatoes (a recipe from her book, Preservation Pantry) and leave class with the skills you need to put up summer’s bounty!

    $20 Tickets can be purchased at the King Market Manager’s Booth.

    Date: Sunday, August 12
    Time: 10am
    Location: King Farmers Market, NE 7th & Wygant. Rain or shine.

    Fresh Salsa & Tortillas – July 15 (King Market)

    Learn how to make fresh salsas & tortillas with Hot Mama Salsa!

    In this class you will craft handmade tortillas, learn about chili peppers and become familiar with Hot Mama’s essential salsa making tools and cooking techniques.

    You will go home with farm-fresh salsa, delicious tortillas and confidence in making more to share (or not share).

    $25 tickets can be purchased at the King Market Manager’s Booth.

    All skill levels welcome. Minors 8+ with an adult ticket-holder welcome.

    Date: Sunday, July 15
    Time: 10am
    Location: King Farmers Market, NE 7th & Wygant. Rain or shine.