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: 3-4 days a 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

You could win $100 of FREE local food!

Wouldn't it be nice to have a $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE to a farmers market?

Each week during the month of July we will be raffling off $100 worth of local food to one lucky shopper at our Greenway Farmers Market! Every time you make a purchase from one of our vendors you will receive an entry into the drawing. The more the shop, the more chances you have to win!

The Greenway Farmers Market is every Monday & Wednesday from 11am - 6pm outside of the Haymarket T Station on the plaza facing the Greenway (136 Blackstone St.)

Demographics Webinar & Planning Resources for Vendors

On May 19, Larry Lund of the Real Estate Planning Group hosted a webinar on the Market District demographics for businesses interested in vending at the Boston Public Market. Below is a youtube video of his presentation.

We have also developed a proforma template for vendors to use when considering their business and vending plan:

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2014 Market Vendors

We are excited to announce the vendor lineup for our 2014 farmers markets!
Our markets run from May 19th - November 26th (closed on holidays).

Visit us at our new location!
Boston Public Market on the Greenway
136 Blackstone Street (intersection of Hanover & the Greenway)
Monday & Wednesday
11am-6pm

Boston Public Market at Dewey Sq.
Dewey Sq. Plaza on the Greenway (across from South Station)
Tuesday & Thursday
11:30am-6:30pm

MONDAY VENDORS | GREENWAY
Apex Orchards: apples and fruits (starting in August)
Baking With Joy: tea breads and cookies
Freitas Farm: fruits, vegetables and plants
Foppema's Farm: fruits, vegetables and plants
Ice Cream Barn: Ice cream made with local ingredients
Pain D'Avignon: breads and baked goods
Red's Best: fresh seafood
Rhode Island Mushrooms: mushrooms
Seasoned and Spiced: salads and prepared foods
Silverbrook Farm: fruits, vegetables, eggs, jams, honey
Soluna Farm: herbs and tea blends
Stillman's Farm: fruits, vegetables, plants, eggs & meat
Swissbakers: baked goods and breads
Q's Nuts: sweet and savory roasted nuts
Valverde Coffee Roasters: locally roasted coffee beans
Vermont Syrup Company: maple products
When Pigs Fly Bread: fresh breads

TUESDAY VENDORS | DEWEY SQ.
Flats Mentor Farm: vegetables (starting in mid-June)
Freitas Farm: fruits, vegetables and plants
Kimball Fruit Farm: fruits, vegetables and plants
Lawton's Family Farm: cheese, beef and eggs
Lilac Hedge Farm: pasture raised meats and eggs
Pain D'Avignon: breads and baked goods
Q's Nuts: sweet and savory roasted nuts
Red Fire Farm: organic fruits, vegetables, plants & eggs
Red's Best: fresh seafood
Rhode Island Mushrooms: mushrooms
Seasoned and Spiced: salads and prepared foods
Swissbakers: baked goods and breads
Union Square Donuts: gourmet donuts
Valicenti Organico: fresh pastas, ravioli and sauces
Vermont Syrup Company: maple products
When Pigs Fly Bread: fresh breads

WEDNESDAY VENDORS | GREENWAY
Amazing Smokehouse: smoked fish spreads & rolls
Freitas Farm: fruits, vegetables and plants
Foppema's Farm: fruits, vegetables and plants
Ice Cream Barn: Ice cream made with local ingredients
Pain D'Avignon: breads and baked goods
Peace Field Farm: herbs and vegetables
Q's Nuts: sweet and savory roasted nuts
Red's Best: fresh seafood
Rhode Island Mushrooms: mushrooms
Seta's Mediterranean: hummus, dips, salads and wraps
Silverbrook Farm: fruits, vegetables, eggs, jams, honey
Stillman's Farm: fruits, vegetables, plants, eggs & meat
Stow Greenhouses: cut flowers
Taza: chocolates
Union Square Donuts: gourmet donuts
Valicenti Organico: fresh pastas, ravioli and sauces
When Pigs Fly: artisan breads

THURSDAY VENDORS | DEWEY SQ.
Amazing Smokehouse: smoked fish spreads & rolls
Baking With Joy: tea breads and cookies
Chica de Gallo: salsas
Freitas Farm: fruits, vegetables and plants
Heaven's Harvest Farm: organic vegetables
Kimball Fruit Farm: fruits, vegetables and plants
Life Force Juice: juices
Lilac Hedge Farm: pasture raised meat and eggs
Q's Nuts: sweet and savory roasted nuts
Red's Best: fresh seafood
Stow Greenhouses: cut flowers
Swissbakers: baked goods and breads
Union Square Donuts: gourmet donuts
Vermont Syrup Company: maple products
Violette: gluten free breads and pastries
When Pigs Fly: artisan breads

BostInno Article - A New Outdoor Farmers Market is Coming to Boston

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Marian White - Staff Writer, BostInno 05/14/14

It looks as though another farmer's market is heading our way soon. Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry blog reports that "The Boston Public Market Association will open a new outdoor farmers market on Monday May 19th outside the soon-to-open year-round Boston Public Market building at 136 Blackstone Street adjacent to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Haymarket."

This is according to the North End Regional Review which also states that the vendors will be offering "an assortment of local products, including farm fresh produce; meat, poultry and eggs; cheese and dairy; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; plants and flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods, including several lunch options." Read the full article here.

Responses to Vendor Forum & RFV Questions

We've already received an overwhelming response from businesses interested in applying to become a vendor at the Boston Public Market! Responses to all questions that were submitted by the 5/2 deadline are posted here:
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If you are interested in becoming a vendor please submit your "Intent to Apply" form no later than Friday, May 9th, 2014.

Additional questions can be sent to: vendor@bostonpublicmarket.org

North End Regional Review article - 5/5/14


Boston Public Market Coming Soon to Space at Haymarket T Station
By North End Regional Review Staff
May 5, 2014

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In Boston alone, farmers markets have more than doubled in the past 10 years, and Massachusetts ranks third in the nation in number of farmers markets per person. The Boston Public Market, a nonprofit organization founded in 2001, hopes to improve upon these statistics even more. With a nearly final 85-year lease for an indoor public market above the Orange and Green lines Haymarket T station, this seems within their grasp.

The Boston Public Market will be a permanent, year-round, self-sustaining market that provides local, healthy food to consumers of all levels. The market will offer farmers, fishermen and specialty food producers in Massachusetts and throughout New England a vibrant Boston marketplace in partnership with the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

"Living in the city means it's difficult to get a variety of fresh and healthy food or enough of it," said Jody Grimm, a North End resident. "This new market not only fills that need, but it's all local food and I like that we can support growers and producers from the area."

The market is effectively two marketplaces in one: the indoor, year-round vending floor of about 45 permanent vendors, and the exterior market, which can accommodate up to 20 additional vendors on the plaza outside, who will lease temporary spaces by season or by month. The outdoor market will be held to the same local sourcing standards as the indoor market.

The outdoor market launches this year on May 19 and will be open every Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Thanksgiving on the plaza next to Haymarket along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. The Boston Public Market Association also operates the Dewey Square Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Boston Public Market has raised $9.25 million, including a state grant for $4 million, toward the project total of $15.5 million. In order to break ground on the project, it will need to raise an additional $4.25 million. The market model is built on a break-even operating assumption.

"One of my favorite parts about the market is the location. It is in such a busy and vibrant part of the city that is easily accessible for local residents, chefs, workers and visitors to the City," said Boston Public Market CEO Liz Morningstar. "What makes it even more special is that the Haymarket vendors have operated alongside our location for over 120 years. We are simply adding to a long-standing tradition."

Vendors will offer an assortment of local products, including farm fresh produce; meat, poultry and eggs; cheese and dairy; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; plants and flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods, including several lunch options.

Vendor applications are now being accepted for local producers who would like to sell at the permanent, year-round indoor market.

The adjacent Haymarket produce market increases the supply of bargain and non-seasonal produce on Fridays and Saturdays and is an important cornerstone of the Market District. The Boston Public Market will bring fresh seafood, meat and other specialty products that are not currently available at Haymarket.

The market model offers a strong value proposition for vendors--the farmers, fishermen and local food producers in New England and the consumers who support them.

Upcoming forums for interested vendors

Do you want to learn more about becoming a vendor at the Boston Public Market? We are holding a series of meetings throughout the state to give local producers who are interested in vending at the market an overview of the project, our application process and to answer questions.

Please join us!

Wednesday, April 30th, 1:30-3pm
Atrium on 1st floor at 251 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02114

Thursday, May 1st, 5-6:30pm
Dexter Hall at Charlton Public Library, 40 Main St., Charlton, MA 01507

Friday, May 2nd, 12:30-2pm
The Woodbury Room at The Jones Library, Amherst, MA 01002

If you are unable to attend please send your questions to Vendor@bostonpublicmarket.org by May 2nd, 2014 by 12pm.

Answers will be posted on May 6th, 2014 on our website.

Interested in selling at the market? Please submit an "Intent to Apply" form by 5/9/14. This simple form and details on application process can be found on the Become a Vendor page on our website.

April 19th Boston Globe Article

The Boston Globe has published a story on our recent BRA Board approval and newly launched vendor application process. Click here to read the article.

BRA approves plans for public food market

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We hope that you will share this article with your friends and family!

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