31 May 2011

Kids Get Cooking at the Market

Imagine if there was a place where you could take your kid(s) to enjoy some fresh air, meet the farmers that grow their food, and have fun cooking and eating seasonal fruits and vegetables—and you didn’t even have to clean up the mess?  Watch this video if you think this sounds too good to be true.


Kids Cook at the Market classes are held at the PSU Market two Saturdays per month during June, July and August, from 8:30 – 10:00am. Classes are taught by instructors and students of The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland and include a guided market tour, hands-on instruction and recipes to take home and share. The cost is $5 per child per class and advance registration is required. Click here to enroll.

2011 class dates and topics are as follows:

June 11 – Strawberry Crepes
June 25 – Sushi for Kids
July 9 – Berry Bonanza Salad
July 23 – Blender Gazpacho
August 6 – Creative Corn Recipes
August 27 – Summer Salsa

Photo by Jane Pellicciotto


Kids can also get cookin’ with seasonal produce and recipes at the new Bite Size Kids Cook classes held at the Buckman, King and Northwest neighborhood markets. These drop-in cooking classes for children will take place once a month at each location during market hours.

All Bite Size Kids Cook classes, which are made possible by the generous support of season sponsor COUNTRY Financial, are free of charge and open to kids of all ages (though recipes and equipment are geared toward age seven and up).

Featured Ingredient: Groovy Greens
Buckman Market: June 2
King Market: June 19
Northwest Market: June 30

Featured Ingredient: Booyah Berries
Buckman Market: July 7
King Market: July 31
Northwest Market: July 28

Featured Ingredient: Sassy Summer Squash
Buckman Market: August 4
King Market: August 28
Northwest Market: August 25

Featured Ingredient: Terrific Tomatoes
Buckman Market: September 1
King Market: September 25
Northwest Market: September 29