Kids Classes & Activities

We offer a variety of classes and activities at our markets to empower the next generation of healthy eaters and farmers market shoppers!

Kids Cook at the Market

Location: King Market and Lents International 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. 

2019 Kids Cook - King Market

Location: King Farmers Market
Day & Time: Sundays 10-11am
Tickets: Tickets are $10 per child, per class ($5 per child for SNAP recipients).

  • Sunday, June 9: Quick Strawberry Jam on Pancakes
  • Sunday, June 16: Smiley Face Veggie Omelettes
  • Sunday, June 23: Vegetable Fritters
  • Sunday, June 30: Hand Pressed Tortillas = Veggie Tacos!
  • Sunday, July 7: Summer Salad
  • Sunday, July 14: Fruit and Tomato Salsas
  • -Tickets are nonrefundable but you may transfer your registration to another family.
    -All classes will have a gluten free and dairy free option.
    -Classes last approximately 60 minutes.
    -Please note that this is the same program that was previously offered at the PSU Market.

    Eventbrite - Kids Cook at King Farmers Market 2019

    2019 Kids Cook - Lents International Market

    Location: Lents International Farmers Market
    Day & Time: Sundays 10-11am
    Tickets: We have a grant supporting the Lents International Farmers Market that allows us to provide these classes to the community for free, though registration is required. Please RSVP below.

  • Sunday, July 7: Quick Strawberry Jam on Pancakes
  • Sunday, July 14: Smiley Face Veggie Omelettes
  • Sunday, July 21: Vegetable Fritters
  • Sunday, July 28: Hand Pressed Tortillas = Veggie Tacos!
  • Sunday, August 4: Summer Salad
  • Sunday, August 11: Caterpillar Kabobs
  • Sunday, August 18: Fruit and Tomato Salsas
  • Sunday, August 25: Gazpacho
  • -All classes will have a gluten free and dairy free option.
    -Classes last approximately 60 minutes.
    -Please note that this is the same program that was previously offered at the PSU Market.
    Eventbrite - Kids Cook at Lents Farmers Market 2019

    Food Scouts – back for 2019!

    Location: Lents International Farmers Market, Sundays

    Food Scouts is an innovative partnership between Zenger Farm and Portland Farmers Market that empowers the next generation of eaters by giving children aged 3-12 years old $2 in market tokens to spend on fresh produce each week. Scouts also participate in weekly interactive activities centered on good food and nutrition, and learn more about their role in shaping their local food system.

    Kenton Kids Cooking Club

    Location: Kenton Farmers Market, Wednesdays

    OSU Extension Service will provide free, hands-on cooking activities for youth of all ages every Wednesday, June through August. They’ll use Food Hero recipes to highlight produce available at the market. Free to participate, drop by anytime between 3:30-7 p.m. 

    Great Pumpkin Events – October 26th & 27th, 2019

    Location: PSU Farmers Market & King Farmers Market

    Portland Farmers Market invites families with kids of all ages to participate in the annual Great Pumpkin events, on the Saturday (PSU) and Sunday (King) prior to Halloween. These Halloween harvest celebrations will be filled with fun for shoppers of all ages, including costume parades, pumpkin carving, and goody bags.