Programming Partnership with Trustees of Reservations

We are happy to announce a partnership with The Trustees of Reservations who will offer a robust and diverse educational program at the Boston Public Market!

The Boston Globe has published an article featuring this new partnership - you can read the full article here.

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StreetWise MBA™ Program offered to Local Food Producers!

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Boston Public Market, Interise and CropCircle Kitchen offer StreetWise MBA™ Program to Local Food Producers!

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Interise and CropCircle Kitchen that will provide innovative business training to local food vendors at the Boston Public Market slated to open in summer 2015.

"Interise's StreetWise 'MBA'™ program has a proven record of helping small businesses grow and flourish, and we're excited to work with them on a new initiative focused specifically on the needs of food businesses as a way to support our vendors.," said Liz Morningstar, CEO of the Boston Public Market. "We're also looking forward to working with CropCircle Kitchen--benefiting from their deep knowledge of the food business and connecting our vendors to their tremendous new commercial kitchen facilities in Dorchester."

Vendor applicants and local small food businesses will participate in Interise's award-winning StreetWise 'MBA'™ program aimed at growing jobs and creating more revenue. The program covers topics such as business development, strategic planning, access to capital, government contacts, financials, marketing and sales, and human resources.

Unlike some formal training, participants in the StreetWise 'MBA'™ program don't study large corporations, they work on their own businesses. Each participating business functions as a live case and owners use their own experiences as a case study. As business owners learn about each topic, they instantly apply the lessons to their business and implement change.

Interise's StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum is already offered in 36 communities across the nation. More than 2,000 entrepreneurs across the country have completed the StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum with extraordinary results. Business owners who completed the program retained and created a net total of 8,352 jobs and 64% of business owners who participated enjoyed revenue growth.

"I'm thrilled to enter into this partnership with CropCircle Kitchen and the Boston Public Market," said Bernard Johnson, Director of National Programs at Interise. "This partnership will help us give a leg up to a diverse group of business owners in this underserved neighborhood of Boston, ensuring the business owners have the tools they need to grow their businesses to the next level."

CropCircle Kitchen (CCK) operates Boston's only shared-use commercial kitchen and culinary business incubator. They recently opened a second, new facility in the former Pearl hot dog factory in Dorchester. The Pearl Food Production Small Business Center features a state-of-the-art shared-use commercial kitchen, large cold and frozen storage space, and a separate commissary where CCK staff will offer contract processing options to local farmers and market vendors. CCK will play a key role in advising on curriculum and facilitating connections between market vendors and other Boston-area food businesses. CCK will also recruit other wholesale and retail food businesses to participate in the StreetWise 'MBA'™ program.

"This new partnership between our organizations is a game-changer for local food businesses," said Jen Faigel, CCK's Executive Director. "It directly connects Interise's excellent business education program with CCK's hands-on food production training and shared kitchen facilities, and links them to the tremendous opportunity for retail sales at the new Boston Public Market. CCK is thrilled to be partnering on this effort."

On September 29 from 6-8 p.m. at 196 Quincy Street in Dorchester, the organizations will host a tour of CCK's Pearl Food Production Center, where vendor applicants and local small food businesses will be able to learn about funding, business planning, bookkeeping and marketing opportunities available to them.

In addition to gaining new knowledge, participants in the StreetWise 'MBA'™ program will also make valuable connections with their fellow market vendors, small food businesses from CropCircle Kitchen, other business owners and experts. Working through similar business challenges with entrepreneurs like themselves removes that feeling of isolation and provides access to the resources, relationships, and structure needed to successfully scale their business.

At the end of the program, participants emerge with a certificate of small business and entrepreneurship and a Strategic Growth Action Plan™ -- a three-year plan designed throughout the program outlining business goals and the specific action steps necessary to achieve them. Enrolling in the StreetWise 'MBA'™ also provides ongoing access to and inclusion in the Interise business directory, educational webinars, networking events, CEO Groups, seminars, and the Private Sector Network (PSN), Interise's "Instant Rolodex" of business experts and volunteers.

"Developing the three-year strategic plan helped us gain immense insight into our business and allowed us to move forward with confidence," said Daniel Cordon, SWMBA participant and former Director of Wholesale and Transitional Employment for Haley House Bakery Café in Roxbury. "The knowledge, commitment, and richness of resources offered through the StreetWise MBA'™ can assist any small business looking to become successful and sustainable."

The Boston Public Market will be a permanent, year-round, self-sustaining market featuring fresh locally-sourced food brought directly to and from the diverse people that make up Massachusetts and New England. The market's permanent, indoor location on the Greenway directly above the Haymarket MBTA station is slated to open next year. The Boston Public Market currently runs two seasonal farmers markets each year along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, featuring over 30 local producers.

Introducing our new Market Manager!

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Tiffani Emig to Oversee Day-To-Day Operations at Boston's New Permanent, Indoor Farmer's Market.

We've hired a new market manager to oversee day-to-day operations at the planned public market slated to open in summer 2015. Tiffani Emig, joined the BPM team in early September, comes to Boston from Pittsburgh, where she was Market Manager at the Pittsburgh Public Market for three years. There, she managed the market's daily operations as it moved from a temporary location into its permanent home, which opened in October 2013.

"Tiffani has unique experience getting a public market up and running, from working with local food vendors and recruiting tenants to overseeing market employees and managing a retail property," said Liz Morningstar, CEO of the Boston Public Market. "She understands the importance of locally-grown and produced food to building healthy communities. We're excited to have her on board as we prepare to open Boston's first permanent, indoor farmer's market."

"My father's family owned a small-scale dairy farm in rural Ohio and sold the milk produced by the farm to the local cheese maker across the street," said Emig. "Local food markets connect consumers with growers and producers and support that small-scale, locally-focused form of agriculture. What excites me most about the Boston Public Market is that it is ultimately about more than food - it's about community."

The Boston Public Market will be a permanent, year-round, self-sustaining market featuring fresh locally-sourced food brought directly to and from the diverse people that make up Massachusetts and New England. The market's permanent, indoor location on the Greenway directly above the Haymarket MBTA station is slated to open next year. The Boston Public Market currently runs two seasonal farmers markets each year along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, featuring over 30 local producers.

Cookbook Author Series: Andy Husbands (9/11/14)

Come meet local restauranteur and cookbook author Andy Husbands at the Dewey Square Market on Thursday, September 11th from 12 - 1:30pm.

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Cookbook Author Series: Julia Shanks (9/9/14)

Come meet local author Julia Shanks at the Dewey Square Market on Tuesday, September 9th from 12 -1:30!

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Cookbook Author Series: Nicole Cormier (9/2/14)

Join us on Tuesday, September 2nd at Dewey Square as we welcome Nicole Cormier to the Cookbook Author Series! Nicole is a Registered Dietitian, local food enthusiast, owner of the nutrition consulting company, Delicious Living Nutrition, Inc. & Farm Fare Market, host of Radio Brunch, and author of:

The Everything Guide to Nutrition
The Everything Healthy College Cookbook
The Everything Juicing Book
201 Organic Smoothies & Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy
The $5 a Meal College Vegetarian Cookbook

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Cookbook Author Series: Terry Golson (August 7th)

Raising chickens isn't just for farmers anymore. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston as well urban dwellers and suburbanites are getting in on the fun. And for good reason -consumers want to know where their food comes from plus they want it fresh and locally sourced. What could be more local than an egg from your own backyard chicken? While bringing home a hen and getting eggs isn't the same as getting a new puppy, it is something anyone can do with a little backyard space and knowledge.

THE FARMSTEAD EGG GUIDE & COOKBOOK is the essential resource for those who own hens or are thinking about keeping them, and for any cook who appreciates wonderful fresh eggs. With a degree in animal science, chef and food writer Terry Golson has become an expert on the subject of keeping chickens. She has had a chicken coop and owned dozens of hens for more than eighteen years.

Terry Golson is also the author of For Goodness' Sake (a James Beard Award cookbook nominee) and four other books. Terry shares her chickens and chicken knowledge through her website HenCam.com, which was awarded the 2011 Country Living Reader's Choice Blue Ribbon Blogger Award. She and her chickens have appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and have been featured in numerous publications, including Backyard Chickens Magazine, The New Yorker and Woman's Day. Terry and her flock live on a beautiful property outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Cookbook Author Series: Karen Covey (July 29th)

Join us for the next installment of our annual Cookbook Author Series at The Dewey Square Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 29th from 12:00 - 1:30 pm! Karen Covey, author of The Coastal Table will be joining us. Covey will be selling and signing her cookbook and will answer any and all of your culinary questions!

Using her adopted region as inspiration, Karen Covey captures seaside living in New England at its freshest and most innovative. With over 120 recipes that update and modernize traditional New England fare, The Coastal Table is filled with dishes for casual beach days, sophisticated outdoor entertaining, and simple, everyday meals that celebrate the epicurean heritage of this breathtaking coastal region. Including contributions by New England's finest chefs from Newport to Ogunquit, this is a book written for the home cook who yearns for the New England seaside--and its flavors--all year round.

KAREN J. COVEY is a food writer and cooking instructor. She is the creator of the website Gourmet Recipes for One and her articles and recipes have been featured in The Boston Globe Magazine, edible South Shore, Whole Foods Market magazine, and on the website Local in Season. She grew up in the restaurant business where she first learned about food and the importance of sourcing good, fresh ingredients. She lives in Mattapoisett, on the South Coast of Massachusetts. KarenCovey2014-page-0.jpeg

Cookbook Authors Return to Dewey Square!

We are excited to launch the 2014 Cookbook Author Series at our Dewey Square Farmers Market! Each year, we invite local authors to sell their books and to share recipe ideas and cooking tips with our market patrons. This week we kick off the series with Eva Bonis, author of New Hungarian Cuisine, on Tuesday, July 22nd, and James Beard Award Winner Joe Yonan on Thursday, July 24th.

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Seeking Fall Interns!

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2014 FALL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
BOSTON PUBLIC MARKET ASSOCIATION

Duration: September 2014 - December 2014
Days per week: 10-15hrs/week minimum

Organization Overview:
The Boston Public Market Association's mission is to develop and operate a permanent year-round market in Boston that provides fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels and nourishes our community. It will educate the public about food sources, nutrition and preparation. With the public market set to open in early 2015, the Association is currently also running two seasonal markets in the city. www.bostonpublicmarket.org

Responsibilities:
General responsibilities will include:
• Seasonal Farmers Market Support - Assist the seasonal market manager at the farmers markets one day a week
• Food Scout Program - Work as a 'food scout' to develop enthusiasm amongst local producers throughout New England
• Program Development - Interns will be assigned to at least one particular summer project related to the development of the Boston Public Market. Examples include an assessment of winter production capacity, food accessibility programming practices at other markets, developing programming ideas for the market space, etc.
• Guest Speaker Series - Work with other interns to design a bi-weekly guest speaker series throughout the summer, which could feature farmers, producers, and leaders in the Boston area.

Qualifications:
• Interest in sustainability, food systems, start-up business experience, and the nonprofit sector
• Currently pursuing or have recently completed an undergraduate degree
• Strong research and communications skills, particularly interviewing and writing
• Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously
• Must be a self-starter

Office Location:
Boston Public Market Association
12 Marshall Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Compensation: This is an unpaid position but course credit may be available.

Application Procedure: To apply, email your resume and a brief cover letter to: Julia Vannoni, Business Manager & Special Assistant the CEO at jvannoni@bostonpublicmarket.org

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