Kids Cook at the Market 2019 at King Farmers Market
Join us for our 18th season! Enroll your junior chefs — ages 7 to 12 — in Kids Cook at the Market classes, where they’ll cultivate culinary skills and experience a cornucopia of farm-fresh foods! At Kids Cook classes, kids learn about the seasonality of food, meet local farmers, and prepare ingredients purchased fresh at the market. Classes include shopping the market for ingredients, hands-on instruction, a shared meal, and recipes to take home so students can share what they learned with family and friends. Tickets are $10 per child, per class. ($5 per child for SNAP recipients) Build your junior chef's skills, confidence and community at these six classes at King Farmers Market this season: June 9: Quick Strawberry Jam on Pancakes Celebrate strawberries by making a quick jam to top pancakes! Junior Chefs will practice knife skills, design their own jam label and bring some home to share. gluten free *contains dairy and egg June 16: Smiley Face Veggie Omelettes Shop the farmers market to pick out favorite vegetables and try new ones! Junior Chefs will learn about eggs, practice knife skills, gain stove confidence and sign our card to thank chicken farmers (and chicken ladies) for their hard work. gluten free *contains egg June 23: Vegetable Fritters Talk to a farmer about their favorite vegetables and select your own to make fritters! Junior Chefs will practice knife skills, work collaboratively and gain stove confidence. gluten free *contains egg (can omit on request) June 30: Hand Pressed Tortillas = Veggie Tacos! Eat your flowers! Junior Chefs will press edible flowers into tortillas, practice knife skills and work collaboratively to assemble tacos. Adults, please join us for a taco or two - we're making enough to share with you! vegan, gluten free July 7: Summer Salad Enjoy the full bounty of summer. Junior Chefs will shop the market to pick out favorite vegetables and try new ones! We'll rinse, peel, slice and dice to prepare fresh salads and explore herbs to make a dressing or two. vegan, gluten free July 14: Fruit and Tomato Salsas It's a two salsa day! Junior Chefs will practice knife skills and work collaboratively to make both a fruit salsa and a tomato salsa. Everyone will design their own salsa label and bring some home to share. vegan, gluten free About the Instructors: June classes: Mel Shea loves working with food. She has worked within Portland’s food scene for the past 12 years and has a strong passion for nutrition and healthy eating. For the past three years she has worked with local non-profits, teaching a variety of art and cooking classes. Her specialty is edible sculptures and believes food should be fun and for everyone. July classes: Nia Jones is an elementary school teacher and enthusiastic home chef. She believes cooking is a great way to express yourself and try new things. Just like famed chef Gusteau in the animated classic “Ratatouille”, Nia believes that anyone can cook. Nia’s favorite dish to prepare is shakshuka, a simple tomato-based stew that erupts with flavor from Mediterranean and North African spices. Photo credit: Amy Nieto
NE Wygant & NE Seventh Avenue
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