Portland Farmers Market Gets Cooking with 2019 Chef in the Market Series Lineup
Portland, OR, May 16, 2019 – Portland Farmers Market’s celebrated Chef in the Market series is kicking off this spring with a well-rounded lineup of Portland’s food experts, top chefs, market vendors and cookbook authors. These cooking demonstrations, made possible by a sponsorship from Amica Insurance, celebrate height-of-the-season fresh market ingredients as they educate and inspire home cooks. Marketgoers can watch and taste as some of Portland’s best chefs prepare delectable dishes featuring locally harvested ingredients from the day’s market offerings while sharing cooking skills and ingredient knowledge.
The demonstrations begin at 10 a.m. on the center stage at the PSU Portland Farmers Market on Saturdays from June through mid-October.
New faces in this year’s line-up include Chef Naoko Tamura from Shizuku by Chef Naoko and Handsome Pizza’s Matt Kedzie. Returning chefs include Laura Bennett of Gathering Together Farm as well as Aaron Adams and Scott Winegard from Farm Spirit. Each demonstration will be hosted by an emcee, with monthly appearances by Portland Farmers Market’s Executive Director Trudy Toliver.
For the first time this year, a chef will be visiting the market on a recurring basis throughout the season. Chef Jacob Valentine of Feed the Mass will be at market on the first Saturday of each month, demonstrating simple, healthy meals using the freshest local ingredients.
“Chef in the Market is one of our most popular event series. We’re always pleased to give the public free access to innovative techniques and delicious recipes to enhance their own culinary creations,” said Toliver. “If you’ve never attended one of these demonstrations before, I encourage you to check it out and discover some new ways to use your favorite market ingredients.”
The 2019 schedule is:
- June 1: Jacob Valentine, Feed the Mass
- June 8: Katherine Deumling, Cook With What You Have
- June 15: Leena Ezekiel, Thali Supper Club
- June 22: Lauro Romero, King Tide Fish and Shell
- June 29: Eric Joppie, Olympia Provisions
- July 6 Jacob Valentine, Feed the Mass
- July 13: Laura Bennett, Gathering Together Farm
- July 20: Yuri Baxter-Neal & Sakiko Setaka, LIFE sampling & SSShaved Ice
- July 27: Cathy Whims, Nostrana
- August 3: Jacob Valentine, Feed the Mass
- August 10: Sarah Marshall, Marshall’s Haute Sauce
- August 17: Dolan Lane, Red Star Tavern
- August 24: Matt Kedzie, Handsome Pizza
- August 31: Connor Martin, Mian
- September 7: Jacob Valentine, Feed the Mass
- September 14: Todd Koebke, Sabin-Schellenberg Center
- September 21: Aaron Adams and Scott Winegard, Farm Spirit
- September 28: Chef Naoko Tamura, Chef Naoko
- October 5: Jacob Valentine, Feed the Mass
- Oct 12: Kathryn LaSusa, The Farmer’s Feast
About Portland Farmers Market
Celebrating its 28th year in 2019, Portland Farmers Market operates world-class farmers markets that contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, and create vibrant community gatherings. The independently-run nonprofit organization manages five weekly farmers markets in Portland, including the flagship, year-round market on Saturdays at Portland State University. More than 700,000 shoppers purchased farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods and other specialty foods from more than 190 vendors generating more than $8 million in sales annually. Through operating markets, Portland Farmers Market serves as an incubator for emerging businesses, a leader of the local food movement, a source of education, a culinary focal point in the community, a cultural destination and a beacon for Portland’s sustainability movement. To learn more about how Portland Farmers Market aims to grow, nourish and inspire the community, become a Twitter and Instagram follower, Facebook fan, blog reader, and visit portlandfarmersmarket.org.