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Boston & Ipswich, MA – May 7, 2015 – The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) today announced that Appleton Farms, the nation’s oldest continually operating farm located in Ipswich, MA, will be one of more than thirty vendors selling locally produced foods at the new Boston Public Market scheduled to open in Boston this July.
Joining the ranks of some of New England’s finest local farmers, fishermen, and food producers, Appleton Farms’ vendor booth, modeled after their on-site dairy store in Ipswich, will feature products made from the Farm’s Jersey dairy herd including bottled milk, plain and flavored yogurts, and a selection of aged and semi-soft farmstead cheeses. A unique selection of artisanal cheeses crafted by some of the most skilled, creative, and award-winning members of the Massachusetts Cheese Guild will also be available. Collectively, the Appleton Farms vendor booth will represent one of the largest selections of Massachusetts-made cheeses currently available.
“We are excited about the opportunity to bring our delicious Appleton Farms cheese, yogurt, and milk to the Boston Public Market this summer,” says Trustees of Reservations Regional Director Terry Cook. “We are pleased to be partnering with the Massachusetts Cheese Guild to offer a larger variety of locally produced cheeses in our market booth. It is fitting that Boston’s first, year-round public market will feature a selection of dairy products from America’s oldest working farm, as well as so many award-winning cheeses made right here in Massachusetts.”
In addition to showcasing artisan cheeses, the Appleton Farms vendor booth will sell a selection of seasonal items produced at other Trustees’ farms including maple syrup, fruit, herbs, and vegetables. To further round out its offerings, The Trustees will also sell other locally sourced farm products including butter, honey, and eggs as well as specialty items such as crackers and spreads.
The permanent year-round market will open this July on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway directly above the Haymarket MBTA station. Other New England-based vendors will sell items such as farm fresh produce, meat and poultry, fish and shellfish, bread and baked goods, flowers, and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. The market will be open 8am – 8pm, Wednesday through Sunday. For more information about Appleton Farms’ dairy operation, visit www.thetrustees.org/appleton. For more information or to follow the progress of the market, visit http://bostonpublicmarket.org/.
The largest private owner of farmland 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 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 113 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 www.bostonpublicmarket.org.