More info: portlandfarmersmarket.org
The farmers market is fun for all ages! At our neighborhood markets we have programs to inspire the next generation of eaters via hands-on experience with cooking (including using cooking tools safely!), the opportunity to meet farmers, learn about the seasonality of produce, try new flavors, and more!
Upcoming and Ongoing Kids Activities at Portland Farmers Markets
Kenton Kids Cooking Club
Where: Kenton Farmers Market, N McClellan & N Denver
When: Wednesdays through September 25, 3:30 – 7 p.m.
About the program: OSU Extension Service provides free, hands-on cooking activities for youth of all ages every Wednesday, June through August at Kenton Farmers Market. They use Food Hero recipes to highlight produce available at the market. Free to participate, drop by anytime between 3:30-7 p.m.
Where: Lents International Farmers Market, SE 92nd and Reedway between Foster and Harold in Southeast Portland
When: Sundays through November 24, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
About the program: 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.
Kids Demo Booth
Where: King Farmers Market, NE 7th & NE Wygant in Northeast Portland
When: Every 3rd Sunday of the month (including this Sunday!), through November 17, 10-11 a.m.
About the program: At the King Farmers Market Kids Demo Booth our youngest market-goers are invited to help us prepare 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!