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Boston, MA – March 5, 2015 – This summer, the much anticipated Boston Public Market will open as a permanent, year-round market featuring fresh, locally sourced food. A demonstration kitchen, located in the heart of the market, will serve as a gathering place for all to share and learn about the healthy bounty of Massachusetts. As lead programming partner, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees), the nation’s first statewide land trust and one of Massachusetts’ largest conservation organizations will be responsible for developing and promoting kitchen programs. The Trustees is now seeking proposals from organizations and individuals interested in becoming partners in programming this exciting new space.
Working with the Boston Public Market Association and The Trustees, partners will help build a diverse offering of programs designed to highlight regional culinary traditions and local food production, as well as inspire healthy eating and creative cooking among families and individuals. Centered on the themes of Cooking and Food Production, Health & Wellness, and Sustainability and Environmental Education, programs will include a mix of educational workshops, skill building programs, tours and events designed to be relevant and accessible to the Boston community as well as Market visitors and patrons.
The 3,200 square foot state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen will operate in conjunction with the Boston Public Market’s hours of operation. The independent space is based on a modular design that can accommodate a full range of events and teaching formats.
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) programs, farm stands, livestock operations, pantry donations, “food by prescription” programs, farmer apprenticeship programs, day camps, cooking classes, and community gardens. The organization offers more than 900 public programs, workshops, and events annually across the state.
The request for proposal deadline for launch partnerships is March 31, 2015, but applications received after this date will continue to be considered on a rolling basis. For complete program proposal details visit: http://www.thetrustees.org/bpm. Proposals and questions can be emailed to Mimi Hall, Boston Public Market Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) “hold in trust” and care for properties, or “reservations,” of irreplaceable scenic, historic, and natural significance for the general public to enjoy. Founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees is the world’s oldest land trust and one of Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation nonprofits. Supported by more than 100,000 members and donors and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 112 spectacular reservations – from working farms and historic homesteads and landscaped gardens, to community parks, barrier beaches, mountain vistas and woodland trials – located on more than 26,000 acres throughout the Commonwealth. With hundreds of outreach programs, workshops, camps, concerts and events annually designed to engage all ages in its mission, The Trustees invite you to Find Your Place and get out and experience the natural beauty and culture our state has to offer. For more information, visit: www.thetrustees.org.
The Boston Public Market will be a 28,000 square foot permanent, year-round, self-sustaining market that provides fresh local food to consumers from all income levels and nourishes our community. It will be a civic resource, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. At the market, farmers, fishermen, and food producers from Massachusetts and throughout New England will offer the public a year-round source of fresh local food and an opportunity to taste, buy, and understand what our region has to offer. The market will house over 40 vendors selling locally produced items such as farm-fresh produce, meat and poultry, eggs, milk and cheese, fish and shellfish, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. The Boston Public Market will be the only locally-sourced market of its kind in the United States. For more information and to follow the progress of the market, visit us at www.bostonpublicmarket.org.