July Happenings at the Boston Public Market

Celebrating our Two Year Anniversary with “Fresh Fridays” and a Mobile Produce Trike

BOSTON—July marks the Two Year Anniversary of the Boston Public Market’s opening! Stunning displays of strawberries, snap peas, and sunflowers currently line the aisles, making the days when the building was completely vacant feel like a distant memory. Since opening in 2015, the Market has welcomed over 3.5 million visitors, and has become a dynamic civic space and local food hub offering a unique experience for all who visit.

With two years under our overalls, the Boston Public Market team is taking the show on the road via the “BPM Blueberry,” a brand-new mobile produce trike! This farm stand on wheels can carry up to 400 pounds of produce, traveling to schools, community events, and other destinations throughout the city to make farm fresh food more accessible. The BPM Blueberry will serve as a (literal) vehicle to expand the Market’s reach in educating the public about healthy eating and local food sourcing. Requests for a Blueberry special appearance can be sent to Mackenzie Sehlke, Director of Programming and Community Engagement, at msehlke@bostonpublicmarket.org.

First stop for the Blueberry: Fresh Fridays at Boston Children’s Museum! We’re teaming up with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and the Children’s Museum to launch a free weekly series in July focused on encouraging families to cook and eat healthy meals together. Starting July 7 from 5:30-7:30pm and continuing the next three Fridays, these outdoor events will feature live music, healthy recipe demos, and the opportunity for kids to take home their choice of locally grown fruits and vegetables from our mobile farm stand. After picking up their CSA, families can take advantage of the Museum’s $1 Friday night admission rate.

While we distribute tomatoes and zucchini to kids at Fresh Fridays, we’ll be pouring wine and beer for adults at our Summer Fridays Sip & Shop series. Every Friday from 3-7pm this summer, visit our BPM bar stocked with local beverages to enjoy as you catch up with friends, eat dinner in the Hub, or peruse the Market for weekend necessities. Cheers to summer!

Headed to Harborfest this weekend? We challenge you to a Red, White, and Blue scavenger hunt throughout the Market (available at the Information Desk). While you’re here, take advantage of Fourth of July specials on grilling ingredients, lobster bake essentials, and party food favorites!

Find details below about July happenings and visit bostonpublicmarket.org/happenings for more information. Check out the Market’s 35+ vendors, and explore their locally sourced and seasonal produce, meats, dairy, seafood, bread, prepared and specialty items, and more.

Visit the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, programmed by The Trustees, for an exciting lineup of culinary, health, and wellness programs this month. The Trustees offers daily events and programs at the 3,300 square foot, state-of-the-art demonstration KITCHEN space. Programs are designed to connect Boston residents, commuters, and visitors to local food and healthy, active living. Visit thetrustees.org/KITCHEN for a full schedule.

JULY POP-UP VENDORS:

  • Minus the Moo (7/17-7/30): Lactose-free ice cream made in Dorchester, MA.
  • RI Local Food Bazaar (7/31-9/3): Seventeen Rhode Island food entrepreneurs will take turns sampling and selling their products at a booth that tells the story of the state’s vibrant food economy.

SATURDAY, JULY 1:

  • Sundaes on Saturday (3-5pm in The KITCHEN): Build a BPM sundae to your summer delight! Featuring Crescent Ridge vanilla ice cream, Taza Chocolate hot fudge, whipped cream, Dark Bark, and more.

SUNDAY, JULY 2:

  • $1 Buck Shuck at Red’s Best (11am-7pm): 1st Sunday of every month is officially $1 oysters!

TUESDAY, JULY 4:

  • The Boston Public Market is closed for Independence Day.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5:

  • $5 on the 5th at Stow Greenhouses. Treat yourself to a petit bouquet for just $5. Just a little something to perk up your desk or counter. Get them while they last!

THURSDAY, JULY 6:

  • Boston Public Market at Dewey Square (every Tuesday and Thursday; 11:30am-6:30pm on Dewey Square Plaza): Our outdoor seasonal farmers market is in full swing! Find us outside South Station along the Rose Kennedy Greenway with more than 20 New England farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs. 
  • Berklee Summer Concert Series (every Thursday; 5:30-7:30pm; FREE): We’re thrilled to welcome back the talented musicians of Berklee College of Music for weekly live concerts in the Market HUB! Every Thursday throughout the summer, Berklee bands will perform across a variety of genres, including Latin music, folk, pop, soul, jazz, world music, and more.
  • Farm-to-KITCHEN: Egyptian, Persian and Indian Flavors (6-8pm in the KITCHEN): Learn to cook new flavors with a seasonal and local twist. In these lively, hands-on cooking classes, you’ll learn to utilize Boston Public Market bounty and will enjoy tastes of three local New England wines from the Massachusetts Wine Shop.

FRIDAY, JULY 7:

  • Fresh Fridays at Boston Children’s Museum (every Friday in July, 5:30-7:30pm; FREE): Join us at the Children’s Museum for an outdoor celebration of healthy food! There will be demonstrations highlighting kid-friendly recipes, a mobile produce stand offering locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, live music, and more.
  • Summer Fridays Sip & Shop (every Friday; 3-7pm): Enjoy a beverage while you shop or dine throughout the Market! Visit our BPM bar in the Market Hub for wine from Massachusetts Wine Shop and local beer.

SUNDAY, JULY 9:

  • Superfood Society Beauty Foods Brunch (10am-12pm in the KITCHEN): Learn how to cleanse, nourish, and beautify by changing how you eat! Join Holistic Nutritionist Jennifer Hanway for a weekend brunch edition of Superfood Society.

THURSDAY, JULY 13:

  • Farm-to-KITCHEN: Egyptian, Persian and Indian Flavors (6-8pm in the KITCHEN): Learn to cook new flavors with a seasonal and local twist. In these lively, hands-on cooking classes, you’ll learn to utilize Boston Public Market bounty and will enjoy tastes of three local New England wines from the Massachusetts Wine Shop.
  • Chocolate Horchata and Churros at the Taza Chocolate Bar (4-7:30pm): Back by popular demand! Taza is whipping up another batch of this traditional iced beverage made even more delicious with stone ground chocolate. If this is anything like the last one, you'll want to get there early so you don't miss out.

FRIDAY, JULY 14:

  • Family Dinner Night (6-8pm in the KITCHEN): Kick start your family’s weekend with an unforgettable night out. Using farm fresh ingredients from Boston Public Market farmers and vendors, you will cook recipes inspired by local flavors and what’s in season.

SATURDAY, JULY 15:

  • Kids in the KITCHEN: Strawberry Shortcake with Stillman’s Farm (10-11am in the KITCHEN): Kids will choose a freshly baked biscuit from Somerville Bread Company, top them with ripe and juicy strawberries from Stillman’s Farm, and learn how to whip up freshly made whipped cream from Appleton Farms to finish their masterpiece.

SUNDAY, JULY 16:

  • Bread Making Workshop with Somerville Bread Company (4-6pm in the KITCHEN): Somerville Bread will lead a hands-on bread making workshop where participants will learn the art of baking naturally-leavened bread in classic varieties. The experts will walk you through kneading, rising, pulling and shaping, and baking the dough. They’ll also explain the science and traditions underlying each step.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

  • Sushi Rolling with Red’s Best (6-8pm in the KITCHEN): Participants will roll their own raw seafood sushi rolls using the freshest, local, and sustainably-caught tuna and salmon. Our expert sushi chef will guide participants through the techniques and tricks to crafting the perfect sushi roll.

THURSDAY, JULY 20

  • Farm-to-KITCHEN: Flavors of Florence and Tuscany (6-8pm in the KITCHEN): When it comes to food, Italians know best. Join us for a seasonal and local twist on the traditional flavors of Florence and Tuscany, emphasizing the rustic recipes of the region.

FRIDAY, JULY 21

  • Eating New England (6-7pm in the KITCHEN): Eat amazing finger foods and sip local libations with professional foodie and author Adam Centamore. You’ll learn the basics of buying, storing, serving, and pairing all your favorite New England food and beverages.

SATURDAY, JULY 22

SUNDAY, JULY 23

  • Farm-to-KITCHEN: Egyptian, Persian and Indian Flavors (4-6pm in the KITCHEN): Learn to cook new flavors with a seasonal and local twist. In these lively, hands-on cooking classes, you’ll learn to utilize Boston Public Market bounty and will enjoy tastes of three local New England wines from the Massachusetts Wine Shop.

FRIDAY, JULY 28

  • On the Edge Knife Sharpening (10:30am-4:30pm): Bring your knives to the Market to have them expertly sharpened by Patti. $10 for a small knife, $15 for a large knife.

SATURDAY, JULY 29