Kids Classes & Activities

We offer a variety of classes and activities at our markets to empower the next generation of healthy eaters and farmers market shoppers!

Kids Cook at the Market – 2019 update coming soon! 

Location: King Market, Sundays

Kids Cook at the Market is a summertime program that gives junior chefs ages 7 to 11 the opportunity to learn about the seasonality of food, meet local farmers, and prepare ingredients purchased fresh from the market. 

2018 Kids Cook Schedule

  • Sunday, June 3: Spring Veggie Omelets
  • Sunday, July 1: Vegetable Fritters
  • Sunday, August 5: Summer Greek Salad
  • Sunday, September 2: Gazpacho
  • Details

  • Tickets are $10 per child, per class.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable but you may transfer your registration to another family.
  • Each date has two class times to choose from, 10am and 12pm.
  • All classes will have a gluten free and dairy free option.
  • Classes last approximately 60 minutes.
  • Please note that this is the same program that was previously offered at the PSU Market.
  • Register Here

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    Food Scouts – back for 2019!

    Location: Lents International Farmers Market, Sundays

    Food Scouts is an innovative partnership between Zenger Farm and Portland Farmers Market that empowers the next generation of eaters by giving them $2 is market tokens to spend on fresh produce each week. Scouts also participate in weekly interactive activities centered on good food and nutrition, and learn more about their role in shaping their local food system.

    Kenton Kids – 2019 update coming soon! 

    Location: Kenton Farmers Market, Wednesdays

    OSU Extension Services will be offering food-focused activities for kids at the Kenton Market every 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Activities will vary each week, and focus on getting kids excited about eating seasonal fruits & veggies! 

    Great Pumpkin Events – October 26th & 27th, 2019

    Location: PSU Farmers Market & King Farmers Market

    Portland Farmers Market invites families with kids of all ages to participate in the annual Great Pumpkin events, on the Saturday (PSU) and Sunday (King) prior to Halloween. These Halloween harvest celebrations will be filled with fun for shoppers of all ages, including costume parades, pumpkin carving, and goody bags.