Savor your last month of summer and come see what’s buzzing at the Boston Public Market! Join us in the kitchen to find out why honey is so unBEEleivably sweet. Need inspiration for your next summer dinner? Surprise your guests with an Orange Zest pasta salad. Top this bright dish with fresh tomatoes and herbs from one of our farmers and sprinkle on some local cheese. If you just can’t get enough of the Boston Public Market, catch us hanging out at nearby community events this August. Come say hi at the Boston GreenFest on Friday, August 19th and the West End Children’s Festival on Saturday, August 20th.
Fans of fermenting: stop by the Market on Sunday, August 28th to get a taste of the Boston Fermentation Festival! Here, you can speak with New England’s fermentation experts and food enthusiasts while in their element. This free event welcomes the public to participate in workshops, demos, and attend lectures led by an array of food specialists. Stay tuned for more details and visit www.bostonferments.com.
Find details below about August happenings at the Market and visit bostonpublicmarket.org for more information. Check out the Market’s 40 vendors, and explore their locally sourced and seasonal produce, meats, dairy, seafood, bread, prepared and specialty items, and more.
Visit the KITCHEN at the Boston Public market, programmed by The Trustees, for an exciting lineup of culinary, health, and wellness programs this month. The Trustees offers daily events and programs at the 3,300 square foot, state-of- the art demonstration KITCHEN space. Programs are designed to connect Boston residents, commuters, and visitors to local food and healthy, active living. Visit thetrustees.org/KITCHEN for a full schedule.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
Taza Churro Happy Hour (every Wednesday & Thursday, 5-6:30pm): Stop by Taza Chocolate to get a free churro with every iced or hot chocolate drink purchased.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
Live Music at the Market (every Thursday; 5:30-7:30pm): While you shop and dine, enjoy live music played by students from Berklee College of Music.
Evening Sampling at Chestnut Farms: Smoked Chicken Breast
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
Comparing 3 Flakey White Fish (12-3pm): Join Red’s Best ocean guru, Cameron Barner, for a hands-on info session to learn more about 3 flaky white fish in New England. Located at Red’s Best skiff at Blackstone Entrance.
Evening Sampling at Chestnut Farms: Smoked Turkey Breast
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
Evening Sampling at Chestnut Farms: Pepperoni
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
Big Touch Tank (Red’s Best stall, 10am-4pm): Get closer to your food with Red’s Best’s seafood touch tank.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
The Magnificent Tuna: Scientific Facts (Red’s Best stall, 11:30am-1:30pm): An engaging talk with Molly Lutcavage Ph.D., Research Professor, School of Environment & Director, Large Pelagics Research Center, UMASS Boston.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
Honey Extraction Demo (in the KITCHEN; 12-2pm): In honor of National Honey Bee Day, learn about commercial beekeeping from the experts at The Boston Honey Company and participate in a live honey extraction! Take home a BEE-utiful bottle of honey after the event and share all the buzz with family and friends! Trustees Members: $15, Nonmembers: $20.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
Stillman’s Farm 1st Annual Tomato Contest (in the KITCHEN; entries may be submitted between 10am – 11:45pm. Judging will take place at 12pm): Remember when Stillman’s handed out free tomato plants in May? After three months of tedious care and love, do you think that your tomatoes are the ripest, reddest, and roundest in Boston? Bring your seasonal tomatoes back to the market, and find out! Stillman’s Farm will judge your tomatoes in several different categories with fun prizes for the winners! For more info, contact [email protected] or visit stillmansfarm.com.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
32nd Annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest (in the KITCHEN; 9:00am–1:00pm): Interested in learning more about your produce? Stop by the Market to see commercial tomato growers being judged on the flavor, firmness/slicing quality, color, and shape of their tomatoes. After watching the contest, you’ll never buy bad tomatoes again! The contest is sponsored by the New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Mass Farmers’ Markets. For more info on how to register etc., visit: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/markets/farmers-markets/tomato-contest.html.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
On the Edge Knife Sharpening (10:30am–4:30pm): Bring your knives to the Market to have them expertly sharpened by Patti, $10 for a small knife, $15 for a large knife.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
Sundaes on Saturday with Crescent Ridge and Taza Chocolate (in the KITCHEN; 1-3pm): Join Crescent Ridge Dairy and Taza Chocolate to make your own sundae with special toppings made just for the occasion! $5 for a sundae and a raffle ticket.
ABOUT THE BOSTON PUBLIC MARKET:
The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year round marketplace for locally sourced groceries and specialty agricultural products, where residents and visitors can find fresh, seasonal food from Massachusetts and New England. The Market houses 40 local farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs selling items such as farm fresh produce; meat and poultry; eggs; milk and cheese; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; beverages; flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England. The Boston Public Market, located at 100 Hanover Street above the Haymarket MBTA station, is currently open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sundays.
The Boston Public Market is located in downtown Boston’s emerging Market District, next to the Haymarket pushcart vendors and the historic Blackstone Block, and it sits on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Freedom Trail. 100 Hanover Street also contains the Boston RMV branch, entrances to the Haymarket MBTA station, and a parking garage. Bike parking is located directly outside the Market on the plaza opposite the Greenway. Two Hubway bike share stations are located nearby, on Cross Street across the Greenway and on Congress Street along the side of City Hall, and several bike parking options surround the Market.
Boston Public Market vendors are proud to accept SNAP/EBT for all eligible market products, and the Market is a participant in the City of Boston’s Boston Bounty Bucks program, which provides a dollar for dollar match, up to $10 a day, for SNAP customers to spend at participating farmers markets and the Boston Public Market.
The Market is a dynamic civic space, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In addition to 40 permanent vendors and a number of rotating short-term “pop-up” vendors, the Boston Public Market includes the KITCHEN, a 3,200 square foot demonstration kitchen programmed by The Trustees, the Market’s programming partner, with opportunities such as hands-on cooking demos, lectures, family activities, exercise classes, training and community events.
Development of the Boston Public Market is a partnership between the not-for-profit Boston Public Market Association, individual and corporate donors, foundations, the City of Boston, and the project’s seed funder, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Boston Public Market Association developed and operates the Boston Public Market with a public impact mission to support the farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs who grow, catch and produce local food, and to nourish our community with food and experiences.
For more information, visit bostonpublicmarket.org. Facebook (Facebook.com/BostonPublicMarket), Twitter (@BosPublicMarket), and Instagram (@BostonPublicMarket). Follow activity at the Market by using #bostonpublicmarket.