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.

  • Dipping Into Fondue

    Join us on the first Friday of every month for a demo all about fondues both sweet and savory. Learn about different cheeses and chocolates that make the best fondues.Enjoy board games and classic music and TV. The perfect bites for fondue dipping as well as a sampling of complimenary beer and wine make this the perfect casual Friday for you to drop in on. Stop by any time after 5:30.

    Jul 1
  • SNAP-Ed Monthly Nutrition Workshops

    Jul 1 1:30-2:30PM

    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 Monthly 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

    Jul 1
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Nutrition Chat

    Jul 1 12-1PM

    Grab your lunch or a snack in the Market and join us in The KITCHEN for chats on food and nutrition by specialists in the industry.

    Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Sponsored by:

    Brown Bag Lunch: Nutrition Chat

    Grab your lunch or a snack in the Market and join us in The KITCHEN for chats on food and nutrition by specialists in the industry. Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Jul 1
  • Picnic Baskets Unpacked

    Need some culinary inspiration when planning your picnic baskets? Join us for this hands on class where we unpack the secrets to a variety of delicious dishes for your next outdoor dining adventures this summer.

    Jul 2
  • 3rd of July Crafternoon

    Drop on in for a fun afternoon of celebrating our nation's Independence Day, including flag making, 4th of July wandmaking and fireworks confetti balloons. Learn how to make refreshing soft drinks perfect for celebrating all summer long.  Free samples of festive red, white and blueberry 4th of July spritzers for all participants.

    Jul 3
  • Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Jul 3 11AM-1PM

    Stop by the Kitchen for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!

    Sponsored by:

    Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Stop by the Kitchen for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!

    Jul 3
  • Chopped:Kids Cooking Class

    The primary focus of the class is to build culinary skills and encourage teamwork and creativity while introducing the children to the importance of locally sourced foods.  Each class will showcase the vendors and products at the Boston Public Market. The students will collaborate in teams of 3 or 4 participants to create a dish or meal with ingredients sourced from vendors in the market and utilizing the kitchen pantry items. Learning opportunities will include culinary techniques and basic kitchen skills, introducing (new) foods and ingredients and gaining information about local vendors and their farming methods & practices. Students are encouraged to be curious and ask questions both in class and in conversations with the vendors. The classes are 3 hours in duration which includes a trip through the market, time spent with a vendor selecting items for the meal, cooking and prep time and a short break during the class for snacks and recreation. The age range for students is 11- 13 yrs old. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis and are at the sole discretion of the instructor.

    Jul 6
  • Market Morsels

    Jul 6 12-1PM

    Swing through the KITCHEN on your lunch break every Wednesday to have a taste of the Boston Public Market. Different vendors will be highlighted each week and free samples will be available while supplies last!

    Market Morsels

    Swing through the KITCHEN on your lunch break every Wednesday to have a taste of the Boston Public Market. Different vendors will be highlighted each week and free samples will be available while supplies last!

    Jul 6
  • Chopped:Kids Cooking Class

    The primary focus of the class is to build culinary skills and encourage teamwork and creativity while introducing the children to the importance of locally sourced foods.  Each class will showcase the vendors and products at the Boston Public Market. The students will collaborate in teams of 3 or 4 participants to create a dish or meal with ingredients sourced from vendors in the market and utilizing the kitchen pantry items. Learning opportunities will include culinary techniques and basic kitchen skills, introducing (new) foods and ingredients and gaining information about local vendors and their farming methods & practices. Students are encouraged to be curious and ask questions both in class and in conversations with the vendors. The classes are 3 hours in duration which includes a trip through the market, time spent with a vendor selecting items for the meal, cooking and prep time and a short break during the class for snacks and recreation. The age range for students is 11- 13 yrs old. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis and are at the sole discretion of the instructor.

    Jul 6
  • Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Jul 7 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 open to all. Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. We believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, we 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.

    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 open to all. Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. We believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, we 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.

    Jul 7
  • Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Jul 7 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 open to all.

    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 open to all. 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.

    Jul 7
  • REI Yoga

    Jul 7 7-8AM

    Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste.

     


    Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search

    Sponsored by:

    REI Yoga

    Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste. Fitness level: Easy Active Skill level: Beginner Minimum age: 14 Group size: 20   Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search

    Jul 7
  • Desserts 101: Pie

    Whether you're pastry chef in training or just have a few basics down, come to Desserts 101 for a fun, relaxed afternoon! In this hands on class for pastry lovers of all skill levels, learn some tips and tricks to up your desserts game. Tackle some easy recipes celebrating summer ingredients that are sure to satisfy. This class is all about pie. Learn to make the perfect crust from scratch and how to bake it to perfection with a variety of fillings.    

    Jul 9
  • Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Jul 10 11AM-1PM

    Stop by the Kitchen for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!

    Sponsored by:

    Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Stop by the Kitchen for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!

    Jul 10
  • Market Morsels

    Jul 13 12-1PM

    Swing through the KITCHEN on your lunch break every Wednesday to have a taste of the Boston Public Market. Different vendors will be highlighted each week and free samples will be available while supplies last!

    Market Morsels

    Swing through the KITCHEN on your lunch break every Wednesday to have a taste of the Boston Public Market. Different vendors will be highlighted each week and free samples will be available while supplies last!

    Jul 13
  • Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Jul 14 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 open to all. Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. We believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, we 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.

    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 open to all. Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. We believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, we 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.

    Jul 14
  • Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Jul 14 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 open to all.

    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 open to all. 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.

    Jul 14
  • For the Love of Tuna with Red's Best

    Jul 14 5:30-8:30PM

    Join Red’s Best Seafood for a spectacular and educational evening filled with mini interactive culinary demos focused on New England landed tuna. Come explore with the Red’s Best professionals and chef partners how to make innovative and classic tuna dishes using albacore, bigeye, yellowfin and bluefin tuna. This event is perfect for those that want to savor line caught tuna and to better understand the nuances of tuna species. Demonstrations will be paired with wine and/or beer from the Boston Public Market.

    Sponsored by:

    For the Love of Tuna with Red's Best

    Join Red’s Best Seafood for a spectacular and educational evening filled with mini interactive culinary demos focused on New England landed tuna. Come explore with the Red’s Best professionals and chef partners how to make innovative and classic tuna dishes using albacore, bigeye, yellowfin and bluefin tuna. This event is perfect for those that want to savor line caught tuna and to better understand the nuances of tuna species. Demonstrations will be paired with wine and/or beer from the Boston Public Market.

    Jul 14
  • For the Love of Tuna

    Join Red’s Best Seafood for a spectacular and educational evening filled with mini interactive culinary demos focused on New England landed tuna. Come explore with the Red’s Best professionals and chef partners how to make innovative and classic tuna dishes using albacore, bigeye, yellowfin and bluefin tuna. This event is perfect for those that want to savor line caught tuna and to better understand the nuances of tuna species. Demonstrations paired with local wine and/or beer from the Boston Public Market.  

    Jul 14
  • REI Yoga

    Jul 14 7-8AM

    Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste.

     


    Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search

    Sponsored by:

    REI Yoga

    Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste. Fitness level: Easy Active Skill level: Beginner Minimum age: 14 Group size: 20   Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search

    Jul 14
  • Pizza! Pizza!

    Join us for a fun evening, an all you can eat pizza party with board games & tunes!  Learn how to make delicious mini pizzas with seasonal Market ingredients. Open to pizza lovers, families and kids of all ages.

    Jul 15
  • Picnic Baskets Unpacked

    Need some culinary inspiration when planning your picnic baskets? Join us for this hands on class where we unpack the secrets to a variety of delicious dishes for your next outdoor dining adventures this summer.

    Jul 16
  • Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Jul 17 11AM-1PM

    Stop by the Kitchen for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!

    Sponsored by:

    Taste of the Season Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    Stop by the Kitchen for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!

    Jul 17
  • Market Morsels

    Jul 20 12-1PM

    Swing through the KITCHEN on your lunch break every Wednesday to have a taste of the Boston Public Market. Different vendors will be highlighted each week and free samples will be available while supplies last!

    Market Morsels

    Swing through the KITCHEN on your lunch break every Wednesday to have a taste of the Boston Public Market. Different vendors will be highlighted each week and free samples will be available while supplies last!

    Jul 20
  • Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Jul 21 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 open to all. Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. We believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, we 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.

    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 open to all. Project Bread takes a fresh approach to ending hunger. We believe that the opposite of hungry isn't simply full - it's healthy. And because there's no single face of hunger, we 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.

    Jul 21
  • Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less

    Jul 21 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 open to all.

    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 open to all. 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.

    Jul 21
  • REI Yoga

    Jul 21 7-8AM

    Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste.

     


    Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search

    Sponsored by:

    REI Yoga

    Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? As part of the REI-Club Series, this session accommodates individuals taking yoga for the first time and can also challenge yoga enthusiasts. These sessions focus on proper postures and flow between poses. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come - first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Please arrive early as the doors will be locked promptly at start time. Join us for this wonderful event. Namaste. Fitness level: Easy Active Skill level: Beginner Minimum age: 14 Group size: 20   Register online at https://www.rei.com/outdoorschool/search

    Jul 21
  • Pasta Night with Chef Joe Gatto

    In this interactive class sit down and enjoy the show as Chef Joe demos how to make pasta dough from scratch. Volunteers to assist and learn are welcome! Also learn how to make tortellinis, raviolis and his addictive Roasted Pistachio Pesto...YUM! Enjoy a meal of class fare with your fellow pasta-teers at the end of class and toast the chef!

    Jul 22
  • Impressively Easy: Winning at Potlucks

    It’s summer and you’ve probably got at least 3 outdoor grills and potlucks to go to this weekend ! In this class we show you how to win at potlucks--- how to bring the one dish that gets completely finished and has people asking for more. Work hands on in small groups with a few different recipes, learning how to make amazing summer sides and how to package them for travel. At the end of class, all sit down to enjoy a summer potluck!

    Jul 23
  • Impressively Easy: Winning at Potlucks

    It’s summer and you’ve probably got at least 3 outdoor grills and potlucks to go to this weekend ! In this class we show you how to win at potlucks--- how to bring the one dish that gets completely finished and has people asking for more. Work hands on in small groups with a few different recipes, learning how to make amazing summer sides and how to package them for travel. At the end of class, all sit down to enjoy a summer potluck!

    Jul 23

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