Portland Farmers Market and Umi Organic will bring the Noodle Luge, a tasty spin on an Olympic event, to the King Portland Farmers Market, creating delicious fun for the whole family.
Noodle Luge—or Nagashi Somen—is a popular summer pastime in Japan, especially with kids. Armed with chopsticks and a bowl, participants line up along a bamboo flume to catch fresh Umi Organic ramen noodles as they flow past in a stream of water. Participants can then take the noodles they catch to a salad bar, hosted by the market, to add Hot Mama Salsa sauce and an assortment of fresh, local vegetables from market vendors.
Market-goers of all ages are welcome to join in the challenge and enjoy its delicious reward.
About Portland Farmers Market
Celebrating its 28th season 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 in the local food movement, a culinary focal point, 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.
About Umi Organic
Umi Organic is a woman-owned business in Portland, Ore. that produces high-quality, organic, Japanese foods for wholesale and retail. Its flagship product is a fresh ramen noodle with authentic bounce and chew. The company maintains a strong commitment to local sourcing by building long-term relationships with regional farmers and millers. Its products are in 60+ grocery stores in Oregon and Washington and also available at the PSU, King and Hollywood Farmers Markets in Portland, Ore. Learn more at umiorganic.com and follow along on Instagram @umiorganic #inthenoodz