Portland Farmers Market Expands its Kids Cook at the Market Program for 2011
Returning season sponsor The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland is teaming up with Portland Farmers Market again this year to offer Kids Cook at the Market, the Market’s deliciously fun cooking program for young chefs-in-training. The program is expanding in 2011 to include “bite-sized” drop-in classes at three neighborhood markets: Buckman, King and Northwest Portland Farmers Markets.
“We’re thrilled to be back at Portland Farmers Market this year, both as a season sponsor and with the Kids Cook program,” said Ken Rubin, Academic Director of The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Portland. “We are passionate teaching about local food and how to cook it, and the Kids Cook program is a great way to cultivate young chefs and an appreciation for our local bounty.”
Bite Size Kids Cook
Beginning in May 2011, kids can get cookin’ with seasonal produce and recipes at the new Bite Size Kids Cook classes at the Buckman, King and Northwest neighborhood markets. These drop-in cooking classes for children will take place once a month at each location during market hours.
All Bite Size Kids Cook classes, which are made possible by the generous support of season sponsor COUNTRY Financial, are free of charge and open to kids of all ages (though recipes and equipment are geared toward age seven and up).
2011 Bite Size Kids Cook schedule:
Featured Ingredient: Rockin’ Radishes
King Market: May 29
Featured Ingredient: Groovy Greens
King Market: June 19
Featured Ingredient: Booyah Berries
King Market: July 31
Featured Ingredient: Sassy Summer Squash
King Market: August 28
Featured Ingredient: Terrific Tomatoes
King Market: September 25
King Portland Farmers Market
Sundays from May 1 to October 30
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
NE 7th at Wygant between Alberta and Prescott
Portland Farmers Market is generously supported by community partners the Art Institute of Portland, Country Financial and Dave’s Killer Bread.