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.
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.
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.
Location: Lents International Farmers Market, Sundays, October 6-November 24
Slow Food Market Scouts, a partnership program between Slow Food Portland and Portland Farmers Market, inspires and educates youth to make healthy food choices and fosters environmental stewardship. Market Scouts aged 5-12 can participate in fun and educational activities plus receive $2 in market tokens to spend on fresh produce each week.
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.
Location: King Farmers Market, every 3rd Sunday
Join us every 3rd Sunday of the month from 10-11 a.m. for our Kids Demo Booth at King Farmers Market! We’ll be inviting our youngest market-goers to help us cook an easy dish with fresh market ingredients. The demo is free and kids can stay for as little or as long as they’d like. Our young junior chefs will learn about the seasonality of food, how to use cooking tools safely, and they’ll be able to sample the finished dish at the end!
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.