18 June 2010

Kids Cooking Classes at the Market

Last weekend, in the middle of the Portland farmers’ market at PSU, a cheerful group of youngsters enjoyed a personal, hands-on cooking class from James Beard award-winning chef, author, and local food systems expert Cory Schreiber. Strawberries were cut, cream was whipped, caramel and chocolate sauces were in abundance, and crepes were successfully flipped! Well, most of them were…

It was all part of the Portland Farmers’ Market’s ongoing Kids Cook program, where kids learn about the seasonality of food, meet local farmers and chefs, and gain first-hand experience preparing ingredients purchased fresh at the market. Classes include a guided market tour, hands-on instruction and recipes to take home so students can share what they learn with family and friends. What better way to teach kids the benefits of fresh, local food than by giving them a chance to cook (and eat) it themselves?

Sign up today for a chance to see your kids truly excited about new cooking skills and local food. For cost, class descriptions, and registration information, download the Registration Form. Advance registration is required, so grab a spot before they’re gone.

Check out the fun that awaits your kids every Saturday!


Season Schedule and Class Topics:

June 26
Smashed-Fruit Yogurt Parfait

July 10
Grated Carrot Salad with Peaches, Dried Cherries & Basil

July 24
Summer Vegetable Sushi

August 7
Stone Fruit Gazpacho

August 21
Super Summer Salsas