Popular, hands-on junior cooking class series offered monthly from June through September at Sunday King Farmers Market
Portland, OR, May 7, 2018 – Portland Farmers Market’s popular Kids Cook at the Market program lets junior chefs ages seven to eleven cultivate their culinary skills and experience a cornucopia of farm-fresh foods. Kids learn about the seasonality of food, meet local farmers and gain first-hand experience preparing ingredients purchased fresh at the market. With a new location for 2018, Kids Cook classes will take place monthly at the Sunday King Farmers Market in Northeast Portland, June through September.
Classes include a market shopping trip, hands-on instruction and recipes to take home, so students can share what they learn with family and friends. The full class schedule:
2018 KIDS COOK AT THE MARKET SCHEDULE
June 3 – Spring Veggie Omelets
July 1 – Vegetable Fritters
August 5 – Summer Greek Salad
September 2 – Gazpachos
Two class times will be offered each month, at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., and take place at the King Farmers Market at NE 7th & Wygant. Pre-registration is strongly recommended and can be completed at kidscookpfm.eventbrite.com. Each class costs $10 per child, $5 for SNAP recipients, and classes do typically sell out. For more information, contact Heather Morrill at heather@portlandfarmersmarket. org or 503-241-0032.
About Portland Farmers Market
Celebrating its 27th season in 2018, 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 six weekly farmers markets in Portland, as well as the flagship, year-round market on Saturdays at Portland State University. Over 700,000 shoppers purchased farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, seafood, baked goods and other specialty foods from more than 190 vendors generating $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.