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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Slow Food Market Scouts – returns July 5, 2020

Location: Lents International Farmers Market, Sundays

The Market Scouts program at the Lents International Farmers Market will start in July, instead of June when the market first opens, to allow the market and community to adjust to the social distancing measures happening at the Portland Farmers Markets this season. Our partner, Slow Food Portland has committed to fund the Market Scouts tokens for this impactful youth education program and is working with Zenger Farm to provide high-quality take-home activities for kids. 

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

Kenton Kids Cooking Club – TBD – we’re working with OSU now to adjust program to current health and safety guidelines  

Location: Kenton Farmers Market, Wednesdays

OSU Extension Service provides free, cooking activities that highlight produce available at the market for youth of all ages through the Food Hero program. 

Great Pumpkin – Save the Date!

Sunday, October 25 at King Farmers Market

Saturday, October 31 at  PSU Farmers Market

Portland Farmers Market invites families with kids of all ages to participate in the annual Great Pumpkin events, on Sunday, October 25 (King Market) and Saturday, October 31 (PSU Market). These Halloween harvest celebrations will be filled with fun for shoppers of all ages, including costume parades, pumpkin carving, and goody bags. 


We plan for these programs to return in 2021:

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.