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The Trustees Announce October Program & Event Line Up for The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market

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Kristi Perry
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Boston, MA September 29, 2015 – The Trustees, Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation organization, today announced an exciting line up of culinary, health, and wellness programs being offered throughout the month of October in the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. As the programming partner for the state-of-the art KITCHEN space at the nation’s only all-locally sourced Market of its kind, The Trustees offers daily programs during Market opening hours designed to connect Boston residents, commuters, and visitors to local food and healthy, active living. Programs include a diverse selection of free and paid hands-on classes and workshops, demos, lectures and special events. For a full line up of currently scheduled program offerings and to register, visit: For more information, email or call 617.542.7696 x2117.


GroovyBabyMusic presents: Radiant Child Yoga
Friday, 10/16, 10-11AM
The perfect introduction to yoga for kids age 3-5. Stretch, breathe, relax, and strike a pose, as we make yoga fun! Children learn body awareness, cooperation with their peers, communication skills, and relax through simple meditation exercises. Coloring pages are distributed after class, so children can reinforce their learning at home! Fee:  Trustees Members: $10; Nonmembers: $15.

Healthy Halloween Treats: Presented by The Art of Healthy Eating
Wednesday, 10/21, 9-10AM & 10:30-11:30AM
Getting our kids to eat healthy is a challenge most days of the year - during holidays like Halloween it can be even more difficult with all of the candy and junk foods that are available. The Art of Healthy Eating is happy to team up with the Boston Public Market to offer its Healthy Halloween class for children and their caregivers - a fun, interactive, and festive way to expose kids to wholesome plant based foods in a community setting. We will touch on topics such as why eating the rainbow is important, as well as why eating local is beneficial to our health as well as the environment.  During this class children will have a chance to create and then enjoy their own works of festive, edible art featuring local plant based ingredients. Recommended for children ages 3 and up and their caregivers. Fee: Trustees Members: $20 per family; Nonmembers: $25 per family.

Pajama Pancake Movie Party
Friday, 10/23, 6-8PM
Come to the KITCHEN for a cozy evening making and eating pancakes, and watching a movie with family and friends. Pajama-wearing is strongly encouraged, the comfier the better! Fee:  Trustees Members: $10 Nonmembers: $15.

Sunday, 10/25, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Carve a pumpkin for Halloween! We'll use the guts of our pumpkins to make yummy, fresh, pumpkin foods. Pumpkins provided. Recommended for families with children ages 5-12. Fee: Trustees Members: $15/pumpkin; Nonmembers: $20/pumpkin.
Halloween Party
Saturday, 10/31, 10AM-12PM
Come to the kitchen for a free, fun filled day of Halloween related activities including trick or treating, games, treats, samples, cooking demos and other fun surprises. Fee:  Suggested donation $5.


Fish Meat: The Age of Fish Meat is Here Movie with Discussion presented by the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Saturday, 10/17, 2-4PM
Join University of Massachusetts Amherst to view and discuss a food system-related movie with the filmmaker and researcher, Dr. Andy Danylchuk. Danylchuk is Associate Professor of Fish Conservation in the department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The movie is about two friends, a fish scientist, and environmental engineer, who take a sailing voyage through the cradle of western civilization to pull back the cover on modern fish farming. Along the way they discover the tragedy of Bluefin Tuna and the joy of carp.  Following the movie, Danylchuck will discuss how our hunger for seafood grows and grows but the seas are running out of fish, taking a close look at farmed fish and what it is, where it comes from, and how its made? Fee:  Free.

Let’s Talk About Food Movie Night: Food Chains
Thursday, 10/29, 6-8PM
Join Let's Talk about Food for an evening watching and discussing the movie “Food Chains.”  The filmmaker will be on hand for a discussion following the viewing. Fee:  Free.


Boston Fermentation Festival
Sunday,  10/4, 10AM-5PM
Join the 3rd Annual Boston Fermentation Festival to sample fermented food and drinks showcased by over two dozen small fermentation-focused artisan businesses, look at cheese microbes under a microscope at our Science Corner, and explore the microbiology of fermented foods with Ben Wolfe, Ginkgo Bioworks, and AO Biome. Or join the speaker series with chefs, distillers, and at-home fermenters in the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market or the giant Kraut Mob where you can experiment with fermentation and create your own sauerkraut for free! Presented in partnership with BPMA and Boston Ferments. Fee:  Free.

Yes, You Can Eat Gourmet with Diabetes, presented by Foodicine
Saturday, 10/10, 3-5PM
Have you been diagnosed with a chronic illness or a food allergy and think that your diet is now destined to be limited or boring? Are you unsure of what you can or cannot eat on your low-carbohydrate/low-sugar, low-fat, low-salt, gluten-free or other “Special Diet” and are looking for ways to eat fabulous, yummy food? Do you just want to learn new cooking techniques or new recipes that include ingredients that your physician or dietitian has told you are included on your prescribed diet? Join Chef Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks and Dietitian Melinda Maryniuk of Joslin Diabetes Center , Boston, MA for a demo and discussion on Low carbohydrate/low sugar meals in this installment of cooking  for special diets. Fee:  $45.

A Night at the Market
Thursday, 10/15, 6-8:30PM
SOLD OUT: Experience the Kitchen and the Boston Public Market with pizzaz: Live music, local celebrity chef tastings, cocktails by Bully Boy Distillers, learn about and register for Kitchen programs, samples form Market vendors, market-fresh bites by Capers Catering. Fee: Trustees Members: $40; Nonmembers $50.

All About Apples with Dr. Wes Autio of UMASS Amherst
Thursday, 10/22, 6:30-8:30PM
Dr. Wes Autio of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst discusses the techniques for growing apples in the landscape, including both horticulture and pest management.  The program will end with a tasting of many of the apple varieties grown at the University of Massachusetts' Cold Spring Orchard. Fee:  Free.

Healthy Eating on a Budget: Diabetes Prevention and Management with Community Servings
Saturday, 10/24, 10AM-12PM
This fun, family-friendly class includes a nutrition lesson on balanced meal planning taught by Community Servings’ nutritionists.  Join us for a live cooking demonstration, recipe tasting and information session. Participants will leave with seasonal, budget-friendly recipes along with actionable strategies for healthy eating and shopping to prevent and manage Diabetes. Time is reserved at the end of the class for a question and answer session with a Community Servings' Registered Dietitian. This is the first class in a quarterly series; classes may be taken individually. Fee:  Free.


REI's Thursday Yoga Club
Every other week on Thursdays, 7AM - 10/1, 10/15, 10/29
Looking to practice Yoga in the company of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts? Join us for our REI Yoga Club! Our Outdoor School Yoga Instructor offers a Vinyassa flow yoga class weekly as a special treat for REI Members and Guests. No experience necessary. Yoga mats available on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own. Skills you'll learn: increased awareness of body awareness and posture. Fee:  $5/person.

REI's Morning Run Club
Every other week on Thursdays, 8AM - 10/1, 10/15, 10/29
Tired of running by yourself? Come join REI’s Run Club! REI provides a fun, motivational, and social learning environment to help you improve your running. The Run Club is open to participants of all running abilities and will maintain a 10-11:00 minute per mile pace for the average runner. Group runs are approximately 3 miles, with instruction provided throughout to help you gain efficiency, improve your gait, and become a better runner! Fee:  $5/person.

Taste of the Season
Weekly on Thursdays, 10-11AM - 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Stop by the KITCHEN for our weekly seasonal tastings sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Each week will feature seasonal produce or products from the market. Experts will be on hand to inform and enlighten you about how the food is grown or prepared as well as provide tips for incorporating the featured item into your meal. Taste of the Season is free and open to all, so visit the Kitchen and have a taste. Fee:  Free.

Fresh, Fast and Delicious for Less
Weekly on Thursdays, 11:45AM-12:30PM and 1:00-1:45PM - 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Project Bread Chef Vanessa Labranche leads free weekly cooking demonstrations to teach market patrons how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. Each week, Chef Vanessa introduces new recipes that feature fresh, healthy foods that can be purchased at the market. Enjoy simple, tasty recipes that do not require a lot of time, skill, or money to prepare. Classes are open to all.  Fee:  Free.

America’s Test Kitchen, New Boston Cooking School
Wednesdays, 6-8:30PM
America's Test Kitchen offers weekly, instructive, hands-on cooking classes that teach beginner students with home-cooking aspirations the very basic hard and soft skills that will set them on the right track to becoming a great home cook.  Fee per class:  $60/ person; Pre-registration required.

The Covered Pan-How Tough Becomes Tender
Wednesday, 10/7, 6-8:30PM; Class Skill Level: Basic for Novice and Beginner Cooks.
Braised meat is the economical home cook's ally. Full of flavor and less expensive, the meats we use in braising also demand little hands-on time to be transformed into delicious suppers with plenty of leftovers. In fact, most stews and braises taste better the next day. With braises, while tonight and tomorrow's dinner cooks, you can finish up your day's work outside the kitchen. In this hands-on cooking class, you will make chicken thighs braised in white wine and lots of herbs along with cauliflower braised in spices. As you cook, you'll also learn essential home-cooking practices like planning ahead - including planning for leftovers - and not wasting food. Over the dinner you made, we'll have time for questions and conversation with America's Test Kitchen staff. 

The following classes are SOLD OUT. Please book your next class after 11/11:

•    Know your Knives and How to Boil Water – Wednesday, 10/14
•    The Perfect Poach and Sauces Simplified – Wednesday 10/21
•    The Sizzling Skillet – Wednesday, 10/28

Brown Bag Lunch with Let’s Talk About Food
Fridays 12-1:30PM; Fee: Free.

Marion Nestle, Author of Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)
Friday, 10/2, 12-1:30PM
Sodas are astonishing products. Little more than flavored sugar-water, they cost practically nothing to produce or buy. Habitually drinking large volumes of soda not only harms individual health, but also burdens societies with runaway healthcare costs. So how did these products become multibillion dollar industries and international brand icons, while also having a devastating impact on public health? The soft drink industry works hard to make drinking soda as common and accepted as drinking water, spending billions of dollars each year to promote their sale to children, minorities, and low-income populations in developing as well as industrialized nations. Advocates from Berkeley to Mexico City and beyond are successfully countering the relentless marketing, promotion, and political protection of sugary drinks. Dr. Marion Nestle will share what we can do to help find solutions.

New England Fisheries
Friday, 10/9, 12-1:30PM
Today's topic is the The New England Fisheries.  We will discuss how to preserve our fish stocks AND our fishermen with Jared Auerbach, CEO and Founder Red’s Best.

Herbs 101
Friday, 10/16, 12-1:30PM
Today's topic is herbs.  They are green and fragrant and all around us. During this discussion there will be a primer for the nose, eyes and tongue with Didi Emmons, chef, forager and author.

The Massachusetts Food Plan
Friday, 10/23, 12-1:45PM
During today's Food Day talk, we discuss The Massachusetts Food Plan, a comprehensive, long term plans for agriculture in our state with John Lebeaux, Massachusetts Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.

Food Preservation.
Friday, 10/30, 12-1:30PM
Today's discussion is centered on food preservation techniques. We talk Infusing, Canning, Freezing, Drying. Chef Charles Draghi reveals how a chef plans for the winter.

Programs for November and December will online soon, 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, is located on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway directly above the Haymarket MBTA station. In addition to serving as the programming partner, The Trustees are also 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, features dairy products made from the Farm’s Jersey dairy herd including bottled milk and a selection of aged and semi-soft farmstead cheeses as well as the largest selections of artisanal cheeses from award winning Massachusetts Cheese Guild members available under one roof, in addition to other local products. KITCHEN programs operate in conjunction with the Market’s hours of operation, Wednesdays-Sunday, 8AM-8PM.

The Trustees preserve and care for some of the best of Massachusetts’ natural, scenic, and cultural sites for the public to use and enjoy. Our passion is to engage more people in culture, agriculture, nature, and healthy, active lifestyles, using our properties, our community spaces, and our many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to connect people to places and each other in our increasingly digitized world.  As the Commonwealth’s largest conservation and preservation organization and nation’s first land trust founded in 1891, we believe in protecting the irreplaceable for everyone, forever.  Today, we care for 113 spectacular and diverse reservations spanning more than 26,000 acres– from working farms, landscaped and urban gardens, and community parks, to barrier beaches, forests, campgrounds, inns and historic sites, many of which are National Historic Landmarks – located within minutes of every resident. Funded by our more than 100,000 members and supporters and 1.2 million visitors, we invite you to get out, get inspired, and find magic in the moment at a Trustees property near you:

The Boston Public Market is 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 is 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 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 houses 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 is the only locally-sourced market of its kind in the United States. For more information visit:

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