The Trustees Announces Next Round of Boston Public Market KITCHEN Program Partners and Schedule of Programs and Events

KITCHEN Programs Begin August 19; Online Registration Now Available

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Kristi Perry
PR Director
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Katie Duncan
PR Specialist
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Boston, MAJuly 15, 2015 – The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees), one of Massachusetts’ largest nonprofits, today announced the next round of program partners that will contribute to a diverse line-up of free and paid culinary, health, and wellness programs in the Boston Public Market’s state-of-the-art KITCHEN space.

Beginning on August 19, shortly after the official Market opening on July 30, nearly 40 program collaborators, including REI, Chop Chop, Edible Boston magazine, and an exciting line-up of local chefs, cookbook authors, and health/wellness experts will present cooking demos, healthy cooking classes, yoga and running clubs, and more in the KITCHEN. The online program schedule, as well as registration for summer programs running August 19th-September 6th, is now available at thetrustees.org/KITCHEN. This dynamic selection of daily programs is designed to connect Boston residents, commuters, and visitors to local food and healthy, active living.

“The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is one of the many components that truly set it apart from any other public market in the nation,” said Liz Morningstar, CEO of the Boston Public Market. “It has been vital to our mission from day one to ensure that the market had a dedicated space where visitors of all ages and backgrounds can feel welcome and at home while learning about local food, healthy living, and sustainability. We are excited that The Trustees’ have developed such a wonderful selection of programs.”

“Our KITCHEN programming is designed to appeal to a broad base of people, ranging from seasoned foodies interested in picking up a new skill, to those looking for a healthy start to their day, to families looking for ideas on how to cook nutritious food on a budget,” said Barbara Erickson, Trustees’ President and CEO. “Similar to the extensive program offerings you can find at our Trustees properties across the state, a majority of our KITCHEN programs are free or have a small fee so that these experiences can be easy and accessible for all.”

Following a June announcement of program collaborators including American’s Test Kitchen, the Boston Children’s Museum, Project Bread, UMASS Amherst, Community Servings, Let’s Talk About Food, Boston Ferments, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Appleton Farms, The Trustees is pleased to announce several new partners that have been added to the KITCHEN program line-up:

  • REI: will offer a Vinyasa Flow Yoga Club and a Run Club.
  • Chop Chop and Edible Boston magazine: editors and local chefs will offer hands-on cooking classes.
  • Marlo Marketing: will feature a New England Celebrity Chef Series with chefs Michael Leviton of Lumiere and Area Four, Louis DiBiccari of Tavern Road, and Chef Tony Messina of Uni.
  • Annie Copps: local chef and former Yankee and Boston magazine food editor will present a Meet the Food Author series.
  • Didi Emmons & Julia Shanks: award-winning cookbook author Emmons and Shanks, chef and founder of Julia Shanks Food Consulting, will guest present on topics such as wild foraged foods and practical locavorism at the Trustees Presents Local Food Chef Heroes series.
  • Market Vendor Highlights: a weekly closer look at the market’s 37 local vendors, who will offer samplings, conduct demos, and be available for a Q&A.

“We crafted these programs and classes in such a way that the KITCHEN can serve as a community gathering place where people can work them into their daily routines and infuse healthy habits and learning into their lives,” said Mimi Hall, Trustees’ Programming Manager for the Market. “Come to the KITCHEN to meet your friends for REI’s Run Club every Thursday morning, refuel with a healthy snack from one of the vendors, and then come back for a cooking class or concert after work.”

Starting August 19, the KITCHEN’s opening week will offer an exciting line up of programs, including:

  • America’s Test Kitchen’s two-hour You Can Cook! program that will focus on home kitchen basics and making sure everyone has the skills to feel confident in the kitchen (8/19 at 6PM).
  • Blue Cross, Blue Shield’s two-hour Taste of the Season sampling, a free series geared to a broad audience, offering expert tips on how to use and store different foods and info about how the crops were grown and processed (8/20 at 9AM).
  • Massachusetts Department of Agriculture’s 31st Annual Tomato Contest, where a panel of local food experts will judge farmers’ tomatoes from across the state (8/20 at 11AM).
  • Boston Children’s Museum’s Explore the Kitchen series will begin with a Fun with Pancakes class to teach young children and their parents what we can learn from “playing” with our food (8/26 at 9AM).

For a full line up of currently scheduled program offerings and to register, visit: thetrustees.org/KITCHEN.

Programs presented by The Trustees and its partners will operate in conjunction with the Boston Public Market’s hours of operation, Wednesdays-Sunday, 8AM-8PM, and will include everything from hands-on classes and workshops, to contests, demos, lectures and even a film series. Programs will continue to be added in the coming weeks with a full schedule of 10-12 weekly programs available by mid-September, so check the website regularly for new additions.

The Boston Public Market, the nation’s first permanent year-round market to feature all local vendors and partners, will open on July 30th on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway directly above the Haymarket MBTA station. In addition to serving as the programming partner, The Trustees will also be one of 37 New England-based vendors at the Market. The organization’s Appleton Farms vendor booth, modeled after its on-site Dairy Store in Ipswich, will feature dairy products made from the Farm’s Jersey dairy herd including bottled milk and a selection of aged and semi-soft farmstead cheeses. The booth will also feature one of the largest selections of artisanal cheeses from award winning Massachusetts Cheese Guild members available under one roof, in addition to other local products.

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. 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 1,000 public programs, workshops, and events annually across the state. For more information, visit: www.thetrustees.org.

The Boston Public Market will be a 28,000 square foot permanent, year-round, 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 35 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 visit www.bostonpublicmarket.org.