Boston’s Locally Sourced Market to Open Extra Day on November 24 for Thanksgiving Shopping
BOSTON — Like the very first Thanksgiving at Plymouth, celebrate the holidays this year with locally sourced ingredients embracing the autumn harvest of New England. Visit the Boston Public Market and support local farmers, fishermen, and food producers as you check the items off your holiday grocery list and fill your dinner table with the best of our region.
Grab a Thanksgiving Shopping Guide and personal recipe cards from the vendors to help inspire your holiday meal; visit the KITCHEN, programmed by The Trustees, for cooking classes and tips about fall ingredients; and learn how to give back to the community at the Market through Boston CANshare and Community Servings’ Pie in the Sky.
As a special addition to the holiday week, the Boston Public Market will be open Tuesday, November 24, 8am-8pm (regular hours are Wednesday – Sunday), for last minute grocery shopping and an opportunity to pick-up pre-ordered turkeys and side dishes just in time for Thanksgiving.
Check out details below and visit bostonpublicmarket.org for more information about upcoming happenings at the Boston Public Market. Visit the Market’s 38 vendors and explore their locally sourced and seasonal produce, meats, dairy, seafood, bread, prepared and specialty items, and more.
NOVEMBER 4 – NOVEMBER 25
Thanksgiving Shopping Guide & Recipes
For the freshest, most local ingredients for your holiday meal, stop by the Boston Public Market to check the items off your grocery list and get advice from local food producers. Grab one of our shopping guides to learn exactly where to find all your ingredients around the Market, from local cranberries (not the canned stuff!) and sweet potatoes to farm fresh turkeys. Enjoy personal recipes created by our vendors for dishes like Roasted Delicata Squash, Vegan Coffee Brownies, Baked Oysters with Garlic Butter, and Apple Crisp, and bring a taste of the Market to your dinner table. Find copies in the Market or download at bostonpublicmarket.org/recipes
NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 4
The Boston Public Market is proud to participate with BostonCANshare, an annual food drive sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives that helps to fight hunger and increase access to healthy food in Boston. The campaign collects donations for The Greater Boston Food Bank – this year’s goal is 50,000 pounds of food! – and also raises money for the Boston Bounty Bucks program, which doubles the value of SNAP benefits at farmers markets, including the Boston Public Market. Come drop off canned food items in the designated box at the Market and as a thank you, enter for a chance to win a basket of delicious items donated by the Market vendors.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Market Morsels: Cranberries (in the KITCHEN) (12-1pm)
Swing through the KITCHEN on your lunch break to have a taste of the Boston Public Market. This week we will be highlighting cranberries; free samples will be available while supplies last!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less (in the KITCHEN) (weekly on Thursdays, 11:45am-12:30pm & 1-1:45pm)
Project Bread’s Chef Vanessa Labranche leads free weekly cooking demonstrations to teach Market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, seasonal, 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. This class is free.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Stress Less: Holiday Cooking (in the KITCHEN) (11/6 & 11/20, 6-8pm)
Former Haley House Bakery Cafe chef Lee Miller will share how she’s survived a decade of holiday cooking. Together we’ll cook up a few quick sides, so you can put aside the stress and actually join your guests in enjoying a holiday meal. Trustees Members $40; Nonmembers $50.
Fall Pasta Necklaces in the Kid’s Nook (10-11am)
Join us in the Kid’s Nook to create colorful fall necklaces with dried pasta colored with whole grains and veggies, courtesy of Nella Pasta.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Cranberry Convo (in the KITCHEN) (3-5pm)
Join Carolyn DeMoranville, Director at the UMass Amherst Cranberry Station, for a discussion on the history of cranberry as a food crop in Massachusetts, from pre-European times to the present. She will dive into the current state of cranberry agriculture in Massachusetts and expanding uses for the fruit. This class is free.
The Rebuilding of Massachusetts Livestock Sector: What it Takes to Thrive (in the KITCHEN) (6-8pm)
The Massachusetts Farm Bureau and The Trustees, along with Massachusetts farmers Ed Pitcavage of The Trustees Weir River Farm, Ryan McKay of Lilac Hedge Farm, and Maria Moreira of Flats Mentor Farm will present and guide a lively discussion on local meat, including the ethnic meat market. Samples included. This class is free.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Taste of the Season: Cauliflower (in the KITCHEN) (11am-1pm)
This week’s seasonal sampling highlights the variety and versatility of cauliflower. Discover white, purple, orange romanesco varieties and learn how to cook with this delicious fall staple. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Market Morsels: Cider (in the KITCHEN) (12-1pm)
Swing through the KITCHEN on your lunch break to have a taste of the Boston Public Market. This week we will be highlighting cider and cider recipes; free samples will be available while supplies last!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Brown Bag Lunch with Let’s Talk About Food: Local Food Gifts (in the KITCHEN) (12-1:30pm)
Join Let’s Talk About Food’s Louisa Kasdon as she leads a discussion with artisan and author, Maggie Battista, on ideas and tips for gifting local food for the holidays. This class is free.
Pot and Pan Orchestra in the Northeast Market (10-11am)
Boston Conservatory Music Education students will lead food and farm themed songs and music games, and teach kids to play music using pots and pans! All ages welcome.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Meet the Vendor: Red Apple Farm (in the KITCHEN) (12-1pm)
Join us in the KITCHEN to check out the Red Apple Farm cider press and get to know the vendor! This class is free.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Taste of the Season: Beans (in the KITCHEN) (11am-1pm)
This week’s seasonal sampling highlight is all about beans. Sample fresh and dried varieties and get inspiration for your next casserole. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Market Morsels: Pie (in the KITCHEN) (12-1pm)
Swing through the KITCHEN on your lunch break to have a taste of the Boston Public Market. This week we will be highlighting fun and funky pie flavors and free samples will be available while supplies last!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Community Servings’ Pie Day (11am-1pm)
Join us to celebrate Community Servings’ 23rd Annual Pie in the Sky at the Boston Public Market with free pie samples and fun activities. Order a pie for Thanksgiving and support Community Servings’ mission to provide medically tailored, home-delivered meals to critically and chronically ill neighbors. Each $28 pie provides a week’s worth of nutritious meals to a client who isn’t able to shop and cook for themselves. Come back to the Market on Wednesday, 11/25 to pick up your pie just in time for Thanksgiving.
Third Thursdays Sampling & Music Night (5-8pm)
Swing by the Market every third Thursday of the month for the opportunity to enjoy free samples and taste what’s new and in season from the vendors. Paired with live music in the Hub, and you’ve got a fun monthlyThursday evening on your calendar.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Taste of the Season: Fennel and Herbs (in the KITCHEN) (11am-1pm)
This week’s seasonal sampling highlights fennel and herbs. Stop by for advice on incorporating flavor and fun into your Thanksgiving meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste!
ABOUT THE BOSTON PUBLIC MARKET:
The Boston Public Market, which opened July 30, 2015, is the only all-local, indoor, year-round market of its kind in the United States. The Market houses 38 local farmers, fishermen, and food purveyors selling items such as farm fresh produce; meat and poultry; eggs; milk and cheese; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; beverages; flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England. The Boston Public Market, located at 100 Hanover Street above the Haymarket MBTA station, is open Wednesday — Sunday, 8 a.m. — 8 p.m, year-round.
The Boston Public Market is located in downtown Boston’s emerging Market District, next to the Haymarket pushcart vendors and the historic Blackstone Block, and it sits on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Freedom Trail. 100 Hanover Street also contains the Boston RMV branch, entrances to the Haymarket MBTA station, and a parking garage. Two Hubway bike share stations are located nearby.
Boston Public Market vendors are proud to accept SNAP/EBT for all eligible market products, and the Market is a participant in the City of Boston’s Boston Bounty Bucks program, which provides a dollar for dollar match, up to $10 a day, for SNAP customers to spend at participating farmers markets and the Boston Public Market.
The Market is a civic resource, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In addition to 38 vendor stalls, the Boston Public Market includes the KITCHEN, a 3,200 square foot demonstration kitchen programmed by The Trustees, the Market’s programming partner, with opportunities such as hands-on cooking demos, lectures, family activities, exercise classes, training and community events.
Construction of the Boston Public Market was a partnership between the not-for-profit Boston Public Market Association, individual and corporate donors, foundations, the City of Boston, and the project’s seed funder, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The not-for-profit Boston Public Market Association operates the Market without any public funds, showcasing a variety of local food purveyors and helping them connect the farm to the city.
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