Kids Classes & Activities

Full programming will resume when gathering bans are lifted and we are confident it’s safe for people to gather in groups again. 

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Kenton Kids Cooking Club – starting June 2, 2021

Location: Kenton Farmers Market, Wednesdays

Our partner, OSU Extension Services Portland SNAP Ed Program provides free take-home cooking kits that are distributed from the market Information Booth. All families with kids under 17 are invited to participate. Kits include seasonal produce, educational Food Hero handouts and an educator message to inspire our youngest market-goers.

Slow Food Market Scouts – starting June 6, 2021

Location: Lents International Farmers Market, Sundays

Our partner, Slow Food Portland brings Slow Food Market Scouts to Lents International Farmers Market again this season. Slow Food Market Scouts provides fun educational activities and $3 for kids 3–12 years old to spend at the market each week. We’ll have once monthly hands-on activities this season (seed planting, flower direction and taste tests, as appropriate per COVID safety guidelines) and are working with Zenger Farm to provide high-quality take-home activities for kids every week. 

Learn more about Market Scouts and how you can support it here.

 

We plan for these programs to return in 2022:

Great Pumpkin

Our annual harvest festival, these family-friendly events are filled with fun for all ages including pumpkin carving, costumes, music, and more!

Kids Cook at the Market

Kids Cook at the Market is a summertime program that gives junior chefs ages 7 to 12 the opportunity to learn about the seasonality of food, meet local farmers, and prepare ingredients purchased fresh from the market.

Kids Demo Booth at King Farmers Market

Location: King Farmers Market

We’ll be inviting our youngest market-goers to help us explore and taste fresh market ingredients in this hands-on activity. The demo is free and kids can stay for as little or as long as they’d like.