31 May 2019

June Brings More Markets and Activities!

Neighborhood Markets Opening Soon!

June marks the opening of our remaining neighborhood markets:

Lents International Farmers Market opens Sunday, June 2. This market runs from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. on Sundays June 2–November 24 on SE 92nd between Foster and Harold Road in the Lents neighborhood.  Join us for fresh, affordable, international flavors you can’t find at any other market in the city. Check out the Lents International market page for more information, including the vendor lineup for 2019!

Kenton Farmers Market opens Wednesday, June 5. Kenton will be open from 3–7 p.m. on Wednesdays June 5 through September 25 at the corner of N McClellan and Denver in the Kenton Neighborhood. Shoppers can find produce, flowers, kombucha, meat, alcohol, nut mylk, CBD, plus other artisanal products! Visit the Kenton market page for a list of vendors.

What’s Fresh

  • The first artichokes are here! You can find them at several farms including DeNoble Farms (PSU) and Groundwork Organics (PSU, Shemanski, King).
  • Strawberries continue to show up in large numbers at all our downtown and neighborhood markets. You can grab them at many farms including Stephens Farms and Unger Farms at Shemanski on Wednesdays, Valley Berry Farm at Kenton on Wednesdays, and Pheasant’s Eye Farm at Lents on Sundays.
  • Flower vendors continue to have peonies at many markets. Get them while they last! They’ll be gone after June.
  • If you haven’t yet started your garden this season, there’s still time! Check out the plant starts from Sun Gold Farm (PSU, Shemanski) and Sprig & Sprout (PSU, King). If you don’t have a green thumb, you can ask a farmer for advice!

Market Activities

Don’t forget, you can do more than shop for groceries at our markets! Take advantage of the following market activities in June:

  • Saturday, June 1, PSU: Come watch and sample the season’s first Chef in the Market demo at 10 a.m. on the center stage. Our first chef will be Jacob Valentine of Feed the Mass preparing Rustic Mushroom Ragout.
  • Sunday, June 2, Lents International: Join us for opening day and enjoy market music by Grupo Latitudes, on stage from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. While you’re there, sign your kids up for Food Scouts, a partnership program between PFM and Zenger Farms. Food Scouts gives children between the ages of 3 and 12 years-old $2 in tokens each week to spend on vegetables, fruit, and food-producing plants. The Food Scouts booth also offers hands-on activities each week focused on farms, food, and fun. To sign up, visit the Food Scout booth at market.
  • Wednesday, June 5, Kenton: Come to the first Kenton market of the season and enjoy music by Berto Boyd, on stage from 4–7 p.m. OSU Extension Service will provide free, hands-on cooking activities for youth of all ages at Kenton from June through August. They’ll use Food Hero recipes to highlight produce available at the market. These activities are free to participate, just drop by anytime between 3:30-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, PSU: Cook With What You Have‘s Katherine Deumling will be our Chef in the Market with a demo on the center stage at 10 a.m. After the demo, stay at the center stage for the unveiling of the 2019 COUNTRY Financial reusable tote bag winner at 10:45 a.m. and pick up your free bag from the COUNTRY Financial booth.
  • Sunday, June 9, King: Sign your kids ages 7-12 up for Kids Cook at the Market at King! Classes begin June 9 with Quick Strawberry Jam on Pancakes and continue through July 14. Pre-registration is required, grab your tickets here.
  • Sunday, June 9, Lents International: Kids Cook in the Market is joining Lents this year! There are eight classes beginning June 7 and running through August 25 for kids ages 7-12. Pre-registration is required. Check out the class lineup and grab your tickets here.
  • Saturday, June 15, PSU: Join us as Leena Ezekiel of Thali Supper Club showcases a delectable recipe for Chef in the Market.
  • Saturday, June 22, PSU: King Tide Fish and Shell‘s Lauro Romero will take fresh ingredients from that day’s market and turn them into a masterpiece for Chef in the Market.
  • Saturday, June 29, PSU: Eric Joppie of Olympia Provisions returns to the Chef in the Market stage to whip up a culinary delight while explaining tips and tricks for replicating the dish at home.
  • All markets: Purchase your copy of the Portland Farmers Market Cookbook!