PFM’s annual pumpkin carving contest is this Saturday at 9am. We provide the squash for free – you provide the artistry. Between 9 and Noon – or while supplies last – pick a pumpkin, carve it up, compost the innards‡ and enter the finished squash for judgment. Awards for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place – 2 Categories; both adults and children under 13 have a chance to win. The fairest pumpkin of them all will go home with a Best in Show. Carve well friends, because this year’s prizes include family passes to the zoo & OMSI, and tickets to a Disney on Ice. Contest ends at high noon, the panel convenes and the prizes are awarded at 12:30. Only pumpkins carved on-site are eligible for prizes.
‡ The City of Portland is teaming up with the Market this year to raise awareness about our new curbside “Include the Food” composting. This campaign launches a city-wide effort to compost food scrap by Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. In addition to composting pumpkin innards, information about curbside food composting will be available at the Include the Food information table during the event. For more details on food composting, please visit www.portlandcomposts.com.
Is your child more of a costume enthusiast than a cutter? The parade of children begins at noon at the information booth on the corner of Park & Montgomery. All costumed young’ uns are invited to participate in a march through the market – it’s like trick or treating but with oohs and aahs and iphone pictures instead of candy. Just the kind of reward that every child secretly wants more than sweets.
The PSU Market goes from 8:30 – 2 on Saturday. This Sunday is our last King Market of the year: 10 – 2 at NE 7th & Wygant, then we’re out until 2012 but you can join us at PSU Saturdays through December 17, that’s the Saturday before Christmas Eve. And we will have farm fresh goods in the darkest days of the year with our new Winter Market in January & February.