Market Stories: Field & Vase

“Just as people have become aware of where their food comes from, they have also begun to wonder where their flowers come from. We are field-to-vase, which allows us to use the best of what is blooming in the garden that day.” – Barb Rietscha, farmer-florist of Field & Vase by Stow Greenhouses.   Melissa… Read more »

State Agricultural Officials Announce Winners of 2017 Massachusetts Tomato Contest

33rd annual tomato competition draws 59 entries BOSTON – Massachusetts agricultural officials joined tomato farmers from across the state today at the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market for the Commonwealth’s 33rd Annual Tomato Contest. Designed to increase awareness of locally grown produce, this year’s contest drew 59 entries from 12 farms. “The annual Tomato Contest is a fun tradition that… Read more »

Market Stories: Siena Farms

“Something I’d like more people to know about sustainable farming is that it isn’t just good for the individuals enjoying the delicious, chemical-free, and healthy produce — it’s good for everyone and everything. Our responsible practices are good for the soil, the water, the air, and the health of everyone who eats produce grown at… Read more »

Boston Fermentation Festival | Aug 27, 10am-4pm

Boston Fermentation Festival Celebrates Fermented Food, Drink & Community! Foodies and fermentation enthusiasts from around New England and the world will gather at the third annual Boston Fermentation Festival on Sunday, August 27. The festival is in hosted by the Boston Public Market, located at 100 Hanover Street in downtown Boston. The 2016 festival had… Read more »

Market Mix: Cooking Playlists for Local Food Enthusiasts

We like to think we’ve already succeeded in captivating your sense of smell, touch, sight, and–of course–taste. Now, we’ve decided it’s time to capture that final frontier: hearing. To accomplish this task we’ve made a Spotify account, @bospublicmarket, to share music that we hope will be the perfect companion in your eating, cooking, and all other food-related endeavors. … Read more »

National Farmers Market Week!

National Farmers Market Week: August 6-12 Celebrating farmers markets’ contributions to the local economy, public health, regional food system, and our communities. By Tim Johnson, Dewey Square Market Manager  Operating a farmers market in the middle of a concrete jungle is a dichotomy that I love to navigate. I’ve developed an insistence about the importance… Read more »

Turn up for turnips!

Turnips are somewhat of a mystery.  Often confused with rutabaga, beets, and radishes, this root vegetable deserves its time to shine.  Turnips are harvested from June through October, so now is the perfect time to learn about turnips and try them in some new recipes. Growing turnips Turnips (brassica rapa) are biennials, often grown as… Read more »

August Happenings

Starting Year Three with Plenty of Peaches and the 5th Annual Fermentation Festival BOSTON, July 31—The Boston Public Market is officially two years old, and what better way to honor the occasion than with two giant pies made with fruit grown by local farmers? In celebration of BPM’s second anniversary, we’re handing out 200 sunflowers,… Read more »