Kitchen

The Boston Public Market Kitchen

The Kitchen at the Boston Public Market offers year-round programming that encourages a passion for regionally sourced food and appeals to a diverse audience.

The 3,200 square foot space, programmed by The Trustees of Reservations, will offer opportunities such as hands-on cooking demos, lectures, family activities, exercise classes, training and community events within the Boston Public Market.

The Kitchen is a gathering place for all to share and learn about the healthy bounty of Massachusetts. It is the center of community education, programming and interaction, featuring engaging workshops, programs, tours and events that are relevant and accessible to the Boston community.

As the largest private farm-land owner in the Commonwealth, The Trustees is committed to building a more sustainable food system through community supported agriculture (CSA), farm stands, pantry donation, “food by prescription” programs, day camps, cooking classes and community gardens. We look forward to bringing our experience and expertise in community programming to the Market by offering year-round educational opportunities for Market patrons.

Click here for a complete list of upcoming programs in The KITCHEN.

  • Master Urban Gardener

    Oct 1 8:30AM-1PM

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Master Urban Gardener

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Oct 1
  • Fall Harvest Workshop Series: Apples & Asian Pears

    Get out of your kitchen and into ours for this food preservation series featuring seasonal produce sourced directly from New England farms. These hands-on workshop gives you the opportunity to work with many varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables and to learn preserving techniques so you can enjoy a bountiful fall harvest year round.   Class fee includes instruction, materials and a variety of products to take home with you. Bonus, no clean up required!   Events in this series: Tomatoes - Sunday, 9/11, 1:00-4:00 pm Apples and Pears - Sunday, 10/2, 1:00-4:00 pm Pumpkins and Squash - Sunday, 10/16, 1:00-4:00 pm Cranberries and Herbs - Sunday, 11/6, 1:00-4:00 pm

    Oct 2
  • Boston Wine School: The Best New Wines You've Never Heard Of

    The Boston Wine School will be leading a three-part education series covering a series of topics and tastes. One of the greatest things about wine is that there's always something new to discover - grapes you've never heard of, up-and-coming wine regions, new techniques, innovative packaging, etc. These are often the areas where you also find the best values. The Best New Wines You've Never Heard Of class will explore some wine regions and wine grapes which are relatively new to the global wine market. In the process, you will learn basic wine tasting skills and how to describe the different personalities of these wines. Appetizers and cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food. SAMPLE MENU (tentative) New Mexico Sparkling Wine Austrian Gruner Veltliner New England Vidal Blanc New Zealand Pinot Noir Georgian Saperavi Massachusetts Cabernet Franc Spanish Monastrell WHO SHOULD ATTEND This is a Level 1 introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries. Tickets can be purchased for individual events. All events run from 6:30 to 8:30PM. Schedule: October 5th: The Best New Wines You've Never Heard Of October 26th: Earth, Wind & Flavor: Tasting Terroir November 17th: Wine vs. Wine - France vs. USA Taste Off RSVP here.

    Oct 5
  • SNAP-ED Nutrition Workshops

    Oct 7 10:30-11:30AM

    Monthly nutrition workshops where you can try new, tasty recipes, learn to eat better on a budget and get tips on how to keep yourself and your family healthy.

    Presented bythe UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program.

    Email for more information or to register: SNAP-Ed.Referrals@State.ma.us

    SNAP-ED Nutrition Workshops

    Monthly nutrition workshops where you can try new, tasty recipes, learn to eat better on a budget and get tips on how to keep yourself and your family healthy. Presented bythe UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program. Email for more information or to register: SNAP-Ed.Referrals@State.ma.us

    Oct 7
  • Master Urban Gardener

    Oct 8 8:30AM-1PM

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Master Urban Gardener

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Oct 8
  • Seasonal Craft Drop-In

    Register for our Seasonal Craft Workshops in The KITCHEN this fall to learn the artful crafting of seasonal decor during your lunch hour. Lead by Stow Greenhouses, a local floral designer from the Boston Public Market, these workshops will use sustainable materials harvested from the land to make elegant and festive decorations to take home or gift. We’ll be holding these workshops on a Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday during one week each month this fall. On Wednesday & Fridays, the workshops will run from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. On Saturday, the workshops will run from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Schedule: September: 21st, 23rd & 24th October: 12th, 14th & 15th November: 9th, 11th & 12th December: 7th, 9th & 10th Succulent Arrangement - September In September, we’ll be creating a stunning, long-lasting succulent arrangement in a rustic-chic wooden box. You will learn how to compose an arrangement consisting of succulents, herbs and dried florals. These natural style arrangements will be a lovely decoration for any home or office or a welcome hostess gift. All materials are included. Fall Wreath - October In October, we’ll be creating a beautiful fall wreath for your home. You will learn how to create a wreath using seasonally-appropriate dried materials and natural embellishments to celebrate the colors and warmth of autumn. The wreath is appropriate for indoors or a protected porch. All materials are included. Seasonal Fall Bouquet - November In November, we’ll be creating a seasonal floral arrangement using fresh flowers, dried flowers and seasonal embellishments. In this class, you will learn the basic techniques of composition and floral arranging. Take home your stunning arrangement or give it as a gift. All materials are included. Holiday Garland - December In December, you’ll learn how to create a holiday garland. You will wire evergreens, berries and other winter materials to produce a seasonal garland that is perfect for your table or mantle. All materials are included. About Stow Greenhouses: Stow Greenhouses is a floral design studio specializing in fresh, locally grown, seasonal arrangements using only flowers grown in New England. We use flowers cut from our own family-owned farm, which is located 30 miles west of Boston in Stow, MA. Our flowers go from the field to the market within a day of being cut, meaning they smell sweeter and last longer in the vase. We cut the best of what is blooming each day and bring the flower field to you.

    Oct 12
  • Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Oct 13 11:45AM-12:30PM and 1-1:45PM

    Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

    Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare.

    Classes are FREE and open to all. No reservation required.

    Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.

    Sponsored by:

    Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare. Classes are FREE and open to all. No reservation required. Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.

    Oct 13
  • The Fisherman's Boat: Taste of New England Seafood

    This four part series will bring you on a culinary exploration that celebrates local fishermen and seafood. All events in this series are hosted by Red's Best and will be paired with wine and beer tastings from the Boston Public Market. Tickets can be purchased for individual events. All events run from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Schedule: Thursday, 9/22 - Rod & Reel Fishing Thursday, 10/13 - Mussel Farming Thursday, 11/10 - Ugly is Awesome Thursday, 12/8 - Green Crabs Event Details: Rod & Reel Fishing: Why Practice Traditional Fishing Methods - Sept 22 Join Red’s Best for a closer look at rod and reel fishing, a historic technique used for centuries by small day boats. Come learn how to prepare dishes with species landed with a single rod and reel by New England fishermen. Mussel Farming: Aquaculture that Improves Marine Ecosystems - Oct 13 What does farm raised mean? Join Red’s Best for an in depth evening focused on this broad spectrum of practices while highlighting mussel aquaculture, a low-tech and efficient means of food production that improves and structures surrounding marine environment. Come learn to use Chatham and Maine mussels in flavorful, easy-to-make autumn dishes. Ugly is Awesome: Focus on Underutilized Fish Species - Nov 10 Beauty in the eye of the fishmonger. Get your hands on less familiar, delicious New England species and turn “ugly” fish into amazing, nutritious winter meals. Let’s not call it trash fish. Let’s call it dinner. Green Crabs: Invasive, but Totally Delicious - Dec 8 Join Red’s Best experts for a better understanding on the devastating impact these invasive crustaceans have had on marine habitats along with their bursting culinary potential. This event is focused on the variety of ways to cook green crab.

    Oct 13
  • Seasonal Craft Drop-In

    Register for our Seasonal Craft Workshops in The KITCHEN this fall to learn the artful crafting of seasonal decor during your lunch hour. Lead by Stow Greenhouses, a local floral designer from the Boston Public Market, these workshops will use sustainable materials harvested from the land to make elegant and festive decorations to take home or gift. We’ll be holding these workshops on a Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday during one week each month this fall. On Wednesday & Fridays, the workshops will run from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. On Saturday, the workshops will run from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Schedule: September: 21st, 23rd & 24th October: 12th, 14th & 15th November: 9th, 11th & 12th December: 7th, 9th & 10th Succulent Arrangement - September In September, we’ll be creating a stunning, long-lasting succulent arrangement in a rustic-chic wooden box. You will learn how to compose an arrangement consisting of succulents, herbs and dried florals. These natural style arrangements will be a lovely decoration for any home or office or a welcome hostess gift. All materials are included. Fall Wreath - October In October, we’ll be creating a beautiful fall wreath for your home. You will learn how to create a wreath using seasonally-appropriate dried materials and natural embellishments to celebrate the colors and warmth of autumn. The wreath is appropriate for indoors or a protected porch. All materials are included. Seasonal Fall Bouquet - November In November, we’ll be creating a seasonal floral arrangement using fresh flowers, dried flowers and seasonal embellishments. In this class, you will learn the basic techniques of composition and floral arranging. Take home your stunning arrangement or give it as a gift. All materials are included. Holiday Garland - December In December, you’ll learn how to create a holiday garland. You will wire evergreens, berries and other winter materials to produce a seasonal garland that is perfect for your table or mantle. All materials are included. About Stow Greenhouses: Stow Greenhouses is a floral design studio specializing in fresh, locally grown, seasonal arrangements using only flowers grown in New England. We use flowers cut from our own family-owned farm, which is located 30 miles west of Boston in Stow, MA. Our flowers go from the field to the market within a day of being cut, meaning they smell sweeter and last longer in the vase. We cut the best of what is blooming each day and bring the flower field to you.

    Oct 14
  • Family Dinner Night

    Friday evenings this fall, kick-start your family's weekend all together with an unforgettable night out at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. After a quick tour of what's in season, you will gather to cook three farm-fresh courses and a signature mocktail inspired by local flavors. All gather at the communal table for a sit-down feast at the end of class. The term "family" has a unique meaning for every individual, so we welcome families of all kinds; however, we would like to especially encourage parents and children age 6+ to attend. Meals will focus on simple, seasonal & local ingredients, easy-to-learn recipes, and classic flavors that even picky eaters will love. Vegetarian and vegan options available at each dinner. Weekly menus will be posted on our social media platforms - instagram, twitter and facebook. Each event will last rom 6:00-8:30 pm. Family Dinner Night is scheduled for the following Friday evenings: September 16th September 23rd September 30th October 14th October 21st October 28th November 4th November 11th November 18th November 25th December 2nd December 9th RSVP to join us! About our Chef Teacher: Max is a self taught cook and food enthusiast who loves seasonal cooking and improvisation in the kitchen. He worked as a cook at Mei Mei street kitchen, and a chef for a local food cooperative in Vestal NY. He's also a graduate student in school counseling and enjoys hiking and going on adventures of any sort.  Thank you to our event partner, The Family Dinner Project. The brainchild of Shelly London, former fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, The Family Dinner Project is a growing movement that champions family dinner as an opportunity for family members to connect with each other through food, fun and conversation about things that matter. Since 2009, the Good Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has helped to develop this national movement. By supporting regular, substantive connection and conversation, The Family Dinner Project encourages individuals to become more aware and mindful of ethics in their personal, academic and professional lives. The topic of Good Work is essential to the kinds of conversations we hope families will pursue at the dinner table.

    Oct 14
  • Seasonal Craft Drop-In

    Register for our Seasonal Craft Workshops in The KITCHEN this fall to learn the artful crafting of seasonal decor during your lunch hour. Lead by Stow Greenhouses, a local floral designer from the Boston Public Market, these workshops will use sustainable materials harvested from the land to make elegant and festive decorations to take home or gift. We’ll be holding these workshops on a Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday during one week each month this fall. On Wednesday & Fridays, the workshops will run from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. On Saturday, the workshops will run from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Schedule: September: 21st, 23rd & 24th October: 12th, 14th & 15th November: 9th, 11th & 12th December: 7th, 9th & 10th Succulent Arrangement - September In September, we’ll be creating a stunning, long-lasting succulent arrangement in a rustic-chic wooden box. You will learn how to compose an arrangement consisting of succulents, herbs and dried florals. These natural style arrangements will be a lovely decoration for any home or office or a welcome hostess gift. All materials are included. Fall Wreath - October In October, we’ll be creating a beautiful fall wreath for your home. You will learn how to create a wreath using seasonally-appropriate dried materials and natural embellishments to celebrate the colors and warmth of autumn. The wreath is appropriate for indoors or a protected porch. All materials are included. Seasonal Fall Bouquet - November In November, we’ll be creating a seasonal floral arrangement using fresh flowers, dried flowers and seasonal embellishments. In this class, you will learn the basic techniques of composition and floral arranging. Take home your stunning arrangement or give it as a gift. All materials are included. Holiday Garland - December In December, you’ll learn how to create a holiday garland. You will wire evergreens, berries and other winter materials to produce a seasonal garland that is perfect for your table or mantle. All materials are included. About Stow Greenhouses: Stow Greenhouses is a floral design studio specializing in fresh, locally grown, seasonal arrangements using only flowers grown in New England. We use flowers cut from our own family-owned farm, which is located 30 miles west of Boston in Stow, MA. Our flowers go from the field to the market within a day of being cut, meaning they smell sweeter and last longer in the vase. We cut the best of what is blooming each day and bring the flower field to you.

    Oct 15
  • Master Urban Gardener

    Oct 15 8:30AM-1PM

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Master Urban Gardener

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Oct 15
  • Fall Harvest Workshop Series: Pumpkin & Squash

    Get out of your kitchen and into ours for this food preservation series featuring seasonal produce sourced directly from New England farms. These hands-on workshop gives you the opportunity to work with many varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables and to learn preserving techniques so you can enjoy a bountiful fall harvest year round.   Class fee includes instruction, materials and a variety of products to take home with you. Bonus, no clean up required!   Events in this series: Tomatoes - Sunday, 9/11, 1:00-4:00 pm Apples and Pears - Sunday, 10/2, 1:00-4:00 pm Pumpkins and Squash - Sunday, 10/16, 1:00-4:00 pm Cranberries and Herbs - Sunday, 11/6, 1:00-4:00 pm

    Oct 16
  • Boston Wine School: WINE 101 for the Complete Novice

    Wine should be fun and easy, but many of us feel intimidated and overwhelmed by restaurant wine lists or wine shops with hundreds of selections. Let's face it... sometimes it's easier to just order a beer! The Boston Wine School is here to help! Wine 101 For The Complete Novice is a 4 Tuesday course designed to help our students become more comfortable and confident with wine. Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine. In just four classes, you'll have an understanding of the major wine styles, grapes and regions. More importantly, you'll be able to identify and describe your favorite wines. During class, appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine with food. Tickets are available for the full 4-week series, which will run on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm: October 18th October 25th November 1st November 8th Can't make it to one of classes? No problem. You can send someone else in your place or make arrangements to attend a make-up class at a later date. SAMPLE SYLLABUS WEEK ONE: How to taste wine, and why! What's with all the swishing, swirling, and spewing? Get familiar with the 4 major wine styles and big 4 wine grape varieties. WEEK TWO: Understanding wine grapes - sometimes knowing the grape(s) gives you clues about the wine experience you can expect. See where your favorite grape varieties fall in the Spectrum of Wine. WEEK THREE: Wines from the Old World - how do differences in climate, geography, culture and tradition impact a wine's style? WEEK FOUR: New World wines - we'll do a fun and interesting blind tasting in our last class to fire you up with wine confidence! Who Should Attend This is a Level 1 introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries.  Registration Requirements Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and 18 in China. Buy Tickets! About the Boston Wine School: The Boston Wine School is the place where everyone can come to learn about wine and food. No matter who you are, no matter how much you know, or don’t know about wine. If you love wine and food, you’ll find a home at the Boston Wine School. Classes are small — 12 to 20 students max — with people at every stage. You learn about wine, but you also learn about yourselves and each other, and that’s what makes Boston Wine School classes different and great.

    Oct 18
  • Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Oct 20 11:45AM-12:30PM and 1-1:45PM

    Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

    Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare.

    Classes are FREE and open to all. No reservation required.

    Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.

    Sponsored by:

    Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare. Classes are FREE and open to all. No reservation required. Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.

    Oct 20
  • Family Dinner Night

    Friday evenings this fall, kick-start your family's weekend all together with an unforgettable night out at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. After a quick tour of what's in season, you will gather to cook three farm-fresh courses and a signature mocktail inspired by local flavors. All gather at the communal table for a sit-down feast at the end of class. The term "family" has a unique meaning for every individual, so we welcome families of all kinds; however, we would like to especially encourage parents and children age 6+ to attend. Meals will focus on simple, seasonal & local ingredients, easy-to-learn recipes, and classic flavors that even picky eaters will love. Vegetarian and vegan options available at each dinner. Weekly menus will be posted on our social media platforms - instagram, twitter and facebook. Each event will last rom 6:00-8:30 pm. Family Dinner Night is scheduled for the following Friday evenings: September 16th September 23rd September 30th October 14th October 21st October 28th November 4th November 11th November 18th November 25th December 2nd December 9th RSVP to join us! About our Chef Teacher: Max is a self taught cook and food enthusiast who loves seasonal cooking and improvisation in the kitchen. He worked as a cook at Mei Mei street kitchen, and a chef for a local food cooperative in Vestal NY. He's also a graduate student in school counseling and enjoys hiking and going on adventures of any sort.  Thank you to our event partner, The Family Dinner Project. The brainchild of Shelly London, former fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, The Family Dinner Project is a growing movement that champions family dinner as an opportunity for family members to connect with each other through food, fun and conversation about things that matter. Since 2009, the Good Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has helped to develop this national movement. By supporting regular, substantive connection and conversation, The Family Dinner Project encourages individuals to become more aware and mindful of ethics in their personal, academic and professional lives. The topic of Good Work is essential to the kinds of conversations we hope families will pursue at the dinner table.

    Oct 21
  • Master Urban Gardener

    Oct 22 8:30AM-1PM

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Master Urban Gardener

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Oct 22
  • Market Batch Cooking

    There are many advantages to cooking batch style. Preparing and storing large amounts of food in advance will help you save money, reduce food waste and give you more free time outside your kitchen. In this hands-on class you learn the tips, tricks and hacks of batch cooking with a focus on using local, seasonal, fresh ingredients from the Boston Public Market. Chef Alexis from The Ashley Street Teaching Kitchen will lead this hands-on cooking class with simple and easy approaches to batch cooking. Participants will follow four entree recipes and two salad dressing recipes based on seasonal ingredients to create four to six meals for the whole week! Alexis will demonstrate how to create exciting and flavorful batch cooking at home, including how to tweak recipes to make them vegetarian or vegan when possible, build-your-own-salad ideas, and the foods that hold up best for batch cooking. Examples of dishes include Coconut Curried Kale and Butternut Squash, Roasted Red Pepper Tortilla Soup, Leek, Bacon & Goat Cheese Pizza and Black Bean Tostadas with Leek Jalapeno Salsa. Class fee includes food and other materials, but please BYOT (bring your own to-go containers). About the teacher: Alexis Daniels, MS, OTR/L is the Director of the East Boston YMCA’s Teaching Kitchen and founding member of Eastie Farm, East Boston’s first non-profit urban farm. Alexis balances her time between classrooms, gardens, and the kitchen, cross-pollinating these beloved worlds. As a teacher, she is motivated by the following questions: How do we prepare individuals to address 21st century environmental and social problems, from food deserts to food waste? How do we engage individuals to be solutions-focused, systems-thinkers (and eaters)? Alexis takes "food for thought" literally, using cooking to increase scientific literacy and spark innovation.

    Oct 23
  • Boston Wine School: WINE 101 for the Complete Novice

    Oct 25 6:30-8:30PM

    Wine should be fun and easy, but many of us feel intimidated and overwhelmed by restaurant wine lists or wine shops with hundreds of selections. Let's face it... sometimes it's easier to just order a beer!

    The Boston Wine School is here to help! Wine 101 For The Complete Novice is a 4 Tuesday course designed to help our students become more comfortable and confident with wine. Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine.

    In just four classes, you'll have an understanding of the major wine styles, grapes and regions. More importantly, you'll be able to identify and describe your favorite wines. During class, appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine with food.

    Tickets are available for the full 4-week series, which will run on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm:

    • October 18th
    • October 25th
    • November 1st
    • November 8th

    Can't make it to one of classes? No problem. You can send someone else in your place or make arrangements to attend a make-up class at a later date.

    SAMPLE SYLLABUS

    WEEK ONE: How to taste wine, and why! What's with all the swishing, swirling, and spewing? Get familiar with the 4 major wine styles and big 4 wine grape varieties.

    WEEK TWO: Understanding wine grapes - sometimes knowing the grape(s) gives you clues about the wine experience you can expect. See where your favorite grape varieties fall in the Spectrum of Wine.

    WEEK THREE: Wines from the Old World - how do differences in climate, geography, culture and tradition impact a wine's style?

    WEEK FOUR: New World wines - we'll do a fun and interesting blind tasting in our last class to fire you up with wine confidence!

    Who Should Attend

    This is a Level 1 introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries. 

    Registration Requirements

    Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and 18 in China.

    Buy Tickets!

    About the Boston Wine School:

    The Boston Wine School is the place where everyone can come to learn about wine and food. No matter who you are, no matter how much you know, or don’t know about wine. If you love wine and food, you’ll find a home at the Boston Wine School. Classes are small — 12 to 20 students max — with people at every stage. You learn about wine, but you also learn about yourselves and each other, and that’s what makes Boston Wine School classes different and great.

    Boston Wine School: WINE 101 for the Complete Novice

    Wine should be fun and easy, but many of us feel intimidated and overwhelmed by restaurant wine lists or wine shops with hundreds of selections. Let's face it... sometimes it's easier to just order a beer! The Boston Wine School is here to help! Wine 101 For The Complete Novice is a 4 Tuesday course designed to help our students become more comfortable and confident with wine. Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine. In just four classes, you'll have an understanding of the major wine styles, grapes and regions. More importantly, you'll be able to identify and describe your favorite wines. During class, appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine with food. Tickets are available for the full 4-week series, which will run on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm: October 18th October 25th November 1st November 8th Can't make it to one of classes? No problem. You can send someone else in your place or make arrangements to attend a make-up class at a later date. SAMPLE SYLLABUS WEEK ONE: How to taste wine, and why! What's with all the swishing, swirling, and spewing? Get familiar with the 4 major wine styles and big 4 wine grape varieties. WEEK TWO: Understanding wine grapes - sometimes knowing the grape(s) gives you clues about the wine experience you can expect. See where your favorite grape varieties fall in the Spectrum of Wine. WEEK THREE: Wines from the Old World - how do differences in climate, geography, culture and tradition impact a wine's style? WEEK FOUR: New World wines - we'll do a fun and interesting blind tasting in our last class to fire you up with wine confidence! Who Should Attend This is a Level 1 introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries.  Registration Requirements Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and 18 in China. Buy Tickets! About the Boston Wine School: The Boston Wine School is the place where everyone can come to learn about wine and food. No matter who you are, no matter how much you know, or don’t know about wine. If you love wine and food, you’ll find a home at the Boston Wine School. Classes are small — 12 to 20 students max — with people at every stage. You learn about wine, but you also learn about yourselves and each other, and that’s what makes Boston Wine School classes different and great.

    Oct 25
  • Boston Wine School: Earth, Wind & Flavor

    The Boston Wine School will be leading a three-part education series covering a series of topics and tastes. Earth, Wind & Flavor: Tasting Terroir Great wine makers will tell you that wine is made in the vineyard. Almost everything that makes great wine great happens while the grapes are still on the vine: how much sun, how much rain, and the soil itself make all the difference. This class will get deep into the “grape to glass” connection comparing northern and southern hemisphere wines, cold versus hot climate Cabernet, and finally understanding what people mean when they say “terroir.” Get ready to taste a range of wines that will take you right back to the farm. SAMPLE MENU (tentative) Loire Valley Chenin Blanc Chardonnay: South America Versus North America Syrah/Grenache from Les Baux de Provence Red Bordeaux Versus California Cab WHO SHOULD ATTEND This is a Level 1 introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries. Tickets can be purchased for individual events. All events run from 6:30 to 8:30PM. Schedule: October 5th: The Best New Wines You've Never Heard Of October 26th: Earth, Wind & Flavor: Tasting Terroir November 17th: Wine vs. Wine - France vs. USA Taste Off RSVP here.

    Oct 26
  • Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Oct 27 11:45AM-12:30PM and 1-1:45PM

    Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

    Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare.

    Classes are FREE and open to all. No reservation required.

    Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.

    Sponsored by:

    Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare. Classes are FREE and open to all. No reservation required. Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.

    Oct 27
  • Family Dinner Night

    Friday evenings this fall, kick-start your family's weekend all together with an unforgettable night out at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. After a quick tour of what's in season, you will gather to cook three farm-fresh courses and a signature mocktail inspired by local flavors. All gather at the communal table for a sit-down feast at the end of class. The term "family" has a unique meaning for every individual, so we welcome families of all kinds; however, we would like to especially encourage parents and children age 6+ to attend. Meals will focus on simple, seasonal & local ingredients, easy-to-learn recipes, and classic flavors that even picky eaters will love. Vegetarian and vegan options available at each dinner. Weekly menus will be posted on our social media platforms - instagram, twitter and facebook. Each event will last rom 6:00-8:30 pm. Family Dinner Night is scheduled for the following Friday evenings: September 16th September 23rd September 30th October 14th October 21st October 28th November 4th November 11th November 18th November 25th December 2nd December 9th RSVP to join us! About our Chef Teacher: Max is a self taught cook and food enthusiast who loves seasonal cooking and improvisation in the kitchen. He worked as a cook at Mei Mei street kitchen, and a chef for a local food cooperative in Vestal NY. He's also a graduate student in school counseling and enjoys hiking and going on adventures of any sort.  Thank you to our event partner, The Family Dinner Project. The brainchild of Shelly London, former fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, The Family Dinner Project is a growing movement that champions family dinner as an opportunity for family members to connect with each other through food, fun and conversation about things that matter. Since 2009, the Good Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has helped to develop this national movement. By supporting regular, substantive connection and conversation, The Family Dinner Project encourages individuals to become more aware and mindful of ethics in their personal, academic and professional lives. The topic of Good Work is essential to the kinds of conversations we hope families will pursue at the dinner table.

    Oct 28
  • Master Urban Gardener

    Oct 29 8:30AM-1PM

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Master Urban Gardener

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Oct 29
  • Boston Wine School: WINE 101 for the Complete Novice

    Nov 1 6:30-8:30PM

    Wine should be fun and easy, but many of us feel intimidated and overwhelmed by restaurant wine lists or wine shops with hundreds of selections. Let's face it... sometimes it's easier to just order a beer!

    The Boston Wine School is here to help! Wine 101 For The Complete Novice is a 4 Tuesday course designed to help our students become more comfortable and confident with wine. Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine.

    In just four classes, you'll have an understanding of the major wine styles, grapes and regions. More importantly, you'll be able to identify and describe your favorite wines. During class, appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine with food.

    Tickets are available for the full 4-week series, which will run on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm:

    • October 18th
    • October 25th
    • November 1st
    • November 8th

    Can't make it to one of classes? No problem. You can send someone else in your place or make arrangements to attend a make-up class at a later date.

    SAMPLE SYLLABUS

    WEEK ONE: How to taste wine, and why! What's with all the swishing, swirling, and spewing? Get familiar with the 4 major wine styles and big 4 wine grape varieties.

    WEEK TWO: Understanding wine grapes - sometimes knowing the grape(s) gives you clues about the wine experience you can expect. See where your favorite grape varieties fall in the Spectrum of Wine.

    WEEK THREE: Wines from the Old World - how do differences in climate, geography, culture and tradition impact a wine's style?

    WEEK FOUR: New World wines - we'll do a fun and interesting blind tasting in our last class to fire you up with wine confidence!

    Who Should Attend

    This is a Level 1 introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries. 

    Registration Requirements

    Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and 18 in China.

    Buy Tickets!

    About the Boston Wine School:

    The Boston Wine School is the place where everyone can come to learn about wine and food. No matter who you are, no matter how much you know, or don’t know about wine. If you love wine and food, you’ll find a home at the Boston Wine School. Classes are small — 12 to 20 students max — with people at every stage. You learn about wine, but you also learn about yourselves and each other, and that’s what makes Boston Wine School classes different and great.

    Boston Wine School: WINE 101 for the Complete Novice

    Wine should be fun and easy, but many of us feel intimidated and overwhelmed by restaurant wine lists or wine shops with hundreds of selections. Let's face it... sometimes it's easier to just order a beer! The Boston Wine School is here to help! Wine 101 For The Complete Novice is a 4 Tuesday course designed to help our students become more comfortable and confident with wine. Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine. In just four classes, you'll have an understanding of the major wine styles, grapes and regions. More importantly, you'll be able to identify and describe your favorite wines. During class, appetizers and an assortment of cheeses will be served to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine with food. Tickets are available for the full 4-week series, which will run on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm: October 18th October 25th November 1st November 8th Can't make it to one of classes? No problem. You can send someone else in your place or make arrangements to attend a make-up class at a later date. SAMPLE SYLLABUS WEEK ONE: How to taste wine, and why! What's with all the swishing, swirling, and spewing? Get familiar with the 4 major wine styles and big 4 wine grape varieties. WEEK TWO: Understanding wine grapes - sometimes knowing the grape(s) gives you clues about the wine experience you can expect. See where your favorite grape varieties fall in the Spectrum of Wine. WEEK THREE: Wines from the Old World - how do differences in climate, geography, culture and tradition impact a wine's style? WEEK FOUR: New World wines - we'll do a fun and interesting blind tasting in our last class to fire you up with wine confidence! Who Should Attend This is a Level 1 introductory course for beginners and enthusiasts. It assumes some exposure to wine but little formal wine knowledge. This program is appropriate for both consumers and professionals in all wine, food, hospitality and service industries.  Registration Requirements Guests, students and certificate candidates must meet the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the program is being held: 21 in the USA and 18 in China. Buy Tickets! About the Boston Wine School: The Boston Wine School is the place where everyone can come to learn about wine and food. No matter who you are, no matter how much you know, or don’t know about wine. If you love wine and food, you’ll find a home at the Boston Wine School. Classes are small — 12 to 20 students max — with people at every stage. You learn about wine, but you also learn about yourselves and each other, and that’s what makes Boston Wine School classes different and great.

    Nov 1
  • Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Nov 3 11:45AM-12:30PM and 1-1:45PM

    Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget.

    Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare.

    Classes are FREE and open to all. No reservation required.

    Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.

    Sponsored by:

    Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads this free cooking demonstration to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare. Classes are FREE and open to all. No reservation required. Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. They believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, they develop multiple solutions that meet people where they are - solutions that provide people of all ages and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food.

    Nov 3
  • Family Dinner Night

    Friday evenings this fall, kick-start your family's weekend all together with an unforgettable night out at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. After a quick tour of what's in season, you will gather to cook three farm-fresh courses and a signature mocktail inspired by local flavors. All gather at the communal table for a sit-down feast at the end of class. The term "family" has a unique meaning for every individual, so we welcome families of all kinds; however, we would like to especially encourage parents and children age 6+ to attend. Meals will focus on simple, seasonal & local ingredients, easy-to-learn recipes, and classic flavors that even picky eaters will love. Vegetarian and vegan options available at each dinner. Weekly menus will be posted on our social media platforms - instagram, twitter and facebook. Each event will last rom 6:00-8:30 pm. Family Dinner Night is scheduled for the following Friday evenings: September 16th September 23rd September 30th October 14th October 21st October 28th November 4th November 11th November 18th November 25th December 2nd December 9th RSVP to join us! Thank you to our event partner, The Family Dinner Project. The brainchild of Shelly London, former fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, The Family Dinner Project is a growing movement that champions family dinner as an opportunity for family members to connect with each other through food, fun and conversation about things that matter. Since 2009, the Good Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has helped to develop this national movement. By supporting regular, substantive connection and conversation, The Family Dinner Project encourages individuals to become more aware and mindful of ethics in their personal, academic and professional lives. The topic of Good Work is essential to the kinds of conversations we hope families will pursue at the dinner table.

    Nov 4
  • SNAP-ED Nutrition Workshops

    Nov 4 10:30-11:30AM

    Monthly nutrition workshops where you can try new, tasty recipes, learn to eat better on a budget and get tips on how to keep yourself and your family healthy.

    Presented by the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program.

    Email for more information or to register: SNAP-Ed.Referrals@State.ma.us

    SNAP-ED Nutrition Workshops

    Monthly nutrition workshops where you can try new, tasty recipes, learn to eat better on a budget and get tips on how to keep yourself and your family healthy. Presented by the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program. Email for more information or to register: SNAP-Ed.Referrals@State.ma.us

    Nov 4
  • Master Urban Gardener

    Nov 5 8:30AM-1PM

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Master Urban Gardener

    Whether you're a novice or veteran gardener, this 8-week intensive training (with a week off for Columbus Day) will teach you everything you need to grow a productive, healthy urban vegetable garden. Topics include soil science, botany, seed starting, pest control, and much more. Classes are taught by visiting experts from UNH, UMass, New England Wildflower Society, and more. Contact mdelima@thetrustees.org to learn more and to apply.

    Nov 5
  • Fall Harvest Workshop Series: Herbs & Oils w/ Cranberry

    Get out of your kitchen and into ours for this food preservation series featuring seasonal produce sourced directly from New England farms. These hands-on workshop gives you the opportunity to work with many varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables and to learn preserving techniques so you can enjoy a bountiful fall harvest year round.   Class fee includes instruction, materials and a variety of products to take home with you. Bonus, no clean up required!   Events in this series: Tomatoes - Sunday, 9/11, 1:00-4:00 pm Apples and Pears - Sunday, 10/2, 1:00-4:00 pm Pumpkins and Squash - Sunday, 10/16, 1:00-4:00 pm Cranberries and Herbs - Sunday, 11/6, 1:00-4:00 pm

    Nov 6
  • Fall Harvest Workshop Series: Herbs & Oils w/ Cranberry

    Get out of your kitchen and into ours for this food preservation series featuring seasonal produce sourced directly from New England farms. These hands-on workshop gives you the opportunity to work with many varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables and to learn preserving techniques so you can enjoy a bountiful fall harvest year round.   Class fee includes instruction, materials and a variety of products to take home with you. Bonus, no clean up required!   Events in this series: Tomatoes - Sunday, 9/11, 1:00-4:00 pm Apples and Pears - Sunday, 10/2, 1:00-4:00 pm Pumpkins and Squash - Sunday, 10/16, 1:00-4:00 pm Cranberries and Herbs - Sunday, 11/6, 1:00-4:00 pm

    Nov 6

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